Setter U’s 1st two sessions have been a huge success and we have see major gains in just a couple months. We’re very excited to be starting our final 5-week session for 2018 on Sunday, November 11th. Setter U is Jacksonville Skyline’s setter training academy which will be lead by Jacksonville Skyline Co-Director Hugh Hernesman. Coach Hugh has been training setters for 20 years- 18 of those years at the collegiate level. Among many accolades, he has trained two AVCA All-Region setters and two AVCA All-American setters.
Setting is one of the most under-taught and under-trained skills at the youth level. It involves a large amount of technical instruction on top of a high number of productive repetitions. Setter U offers specialized setter training for both beginners and advanced setters once a week on Sunday afternoons. Go to the Setter U page to learn more or sign up HERE.
We’ll be hosting two skill clinics on the first two Friday’s in November- November 2nd and November 9th. Our Passing and Attacking clinics will be designed for the more experienced players- ages 13 and older. In these clinics we will be working on advanced techniques and fundamental cues that we’ve learned and developed in our time with USA Volleyball as well as our 20+ years as collegiate coaches. Attentive players can learn and apply these techniques for use well beyond their 1-hour on the court with us.
Our Passing Clinic will focus on serve receive movement and passing techniques that our past college and club athletes have had tons of success with. Our Attacking Clinic will focus on technical armswing mechanics as well as deception and core engagement for increased power in the attack.
Be sure to register on our SKYLINE EVENTS link to reserve your spot, as we are limiting attendees for each clinic to 16 athletes.
SUPPLEMENTAL TRYOUT- AGES 11U & 12U: Sunday, November 11th from 1-3pm.
We already have a full combined 11’s/12’s team, but would love to form two separate teams at the 11’s and 12’s. With most middle school seasons finished, now is the time to keep growing your game. For those just starting their middle school seasons, this is the route to grow fast in the sport! Click HERE to register!
Our goal of keeping up with the highest level of training brought us to Marquette Volleyball’s preseason practice yesterday. Thankful for all of our college coaching relationships built over the years and Coach Theis is one of our strongest. Great program and culture. This group is very driven and ranked #26 in the pre-season polls and picked to win the Big East Conference. Thanks for having us!
New to Skyline this year is Fall Mini-Club! Mini-Club is designed to give playing opportunities to younger athletes in a relaxed setting where the focus can be on fundamental skill training. This is an excellent introduction for young players interested in volleyball.
Mini-Club also is a great program for athletes that are just starting playing volleyball, haven’t started middle school volleyball yet, don’t make their competitive middle school team, or their middle school seasons don’t start until November.
Placement is for all skill levels and is scheduled for Saturday, August 11th. Ages 12 and Under are from 1-3; and ages 13-15 are from 3-5. Be sure to register HERE!
We are very excited to announce that Florida Gator Associate Head Coach Dave Boos will be a guest instructor at our Pre-Tryout Camp from July 23-26. Jacksonville Skyline Co-Directors Hugh and Steph Hernesman coached with Coach Boos for 3 years prior to his arrival in Gainesville.
The similarities between the Skyline and Florida training styles will be on full display and campers will see how the Hernesman’s were able to have over two decades of success at the collegiate level prior to coming to Jacksonville.
ABOUT COACH BOOS: Dave Boos, a renowned volleyball coach with over 20 years of experience at the highest level, enters his ninth season at Florida in 2018, his eighth as associate head coach for the Gator volleyball program.
Boos, a defensive mastermind who is involved in all aspects of the Florida program, has been instrumental in the Gators’ success since his arrival on campus. This past fall, the Gators advanced to the NCAA Final Four for the first time since 2002, beating Stanford in the National Semifinal before losing to Nebraska in the National Championship match.
If you haven’t experienced it for yourself, these two will say what so many players that have either played for or been closely connected to Hugh and Steph Hernesman. Their training style and coaching styles are a mesh of some of the most respected coaches in the game at the collegiate and international level- from one of our former Lead Trainers with the USA Volleyball National Olympic team to the Associate Head Coach for the NCAA DI National Champion runner-up Florida Gators.
With over 20 year of college coaching experience and having successfully trained a large number of athletes and coaches over that time period, what you get at Jacksonville Skyline is proven training methods taught by experienced coaches that are solution-based in their approach. These aren’t theories and gimmicks of coaches just getting started in the profession, you’re getting proven methods that prepare players for their next level of competition!!
Jacksonville Skyline is unlike any club in the Jacksonville area. We offer 20+ years of college coaching experience: from the ACC on down. Those years have allowed us to work with and learn from Top 25 level coaches in the college game in addition to the USA Olympic National Team.
Those relationships give us and our athletes unmatched access which is irreplaceable when it comes to recruiting as well as keeping up with the latest training techniques in the sport.
Add that to the organizational systems of the Skyline family- which has been proven to be a Top 5 club in the Nation- and you have a club dynamic like no other in the Jacksonville area!
This past weekend, our 15 Royal team lives up to the potential they have been showing flashes of all spring- by winning their pool and taking 2ND PLACE in the tournament. 12 teams total and a 15’s/16’s tournament!! Congrats!
One of our more popular programs here at Jacksonville Skyline is our Academy. Starting May 6, we will begin another 2-month Academy. The Academy is a developmental program designed to develop fundamental skills for beginning to intermediate level volleyball athletes.
Skyline Academy will introduce the sport of in a positive and encouraging environment. We welcome athletes age 5-15 of all skill levels to come train with our veteran staff!
DATES: May 6 – June 24 (Sunday afternoons)
DURATION: 2 months; Six 1-hr sessions (No sessions on May 27 or June 17)