Tryout Time!!


Tryout season it already upon us! Jacksonville Skyline is coming of an historic season- earning FIVE bids to the USA Volleyball Girls Junior National Championships in addition to winning our first AAU National Championship (and Jacksonville’s highest National Championship ever for ANY club) when 18 Royal won the 18 Premier (only one level lower than Open) just two weeks ago!

This level of achievement doesn’t just happen by accident. There are a number of factors that play into success at the club level and we believe that our 20+ years of collegiate experience and learning from the best allow us to do those things are the highest of levels.

MASTER TRAINING: Our Master Training model is responsible for the development of an incredible amount of Skyline athletes over the years. This development not only serves our most talented players on our Royal teams, but has helped to develop players on ALL teams and has allowed so many athletes to earn spots on our top teams. Our athletes are all master trained under the same developmental and tactical systems of play by Steph Hernesman- whose role as an assistant coach at HSU, Northwestern State and Clemson University was to run the skill training.

PERFORMANCE & STRENGTH PROGRAM: Jacksonville Skyline is the only club in Northeast Florida- and one of the few in the country- that has a full-time Performance & Strength Coach and program that is volleyball and positionally specific. This operates in our own facility in a 2,500 square foot space that is directly connected to our courts. It is truly the next level of youth/club sports and it isn’t a coincidence that since we’ve had a full-time coach and program, that we’ve increased our number of teams earning bids each year (3 in 2023 and 5 in 2024). Additionally, Coach Alan Edwards has 18 years of college volleyball coaching experience.

FACILITY: Jacksonville Skyline is the only club in Northeast Florida that owns and operates 100% of their own facility. We currently have a 4-court setup that will be expanding to EIGHT courts this fall. What this means for our athletes and families is that when our teams are practicing, there are NO DISTRACTIONS. No outside renters, no other travel sport teams practicing, etc. It is the perfect classroom/teaching environment. Additionally, this gives us all of the time and space we need for additional training with lessons, clinics and camps!