Junior Training Academy 2021!!

Last update: April 10, 2021, 6:18pm

JTA is now full. It's going to be so much fun!!

The details!
Dates:  Friday May 7 through Friday July 31
Location:  Penn Forest Worship Center, 3735 Chaparral, Roanoke, 24018
Cost:  $250 for all 13 sessions.   That's less than $20/session!!
Maximum # of athletes allowed:  20
Frequency:  Once a week, either on Fri evenings or Saturday mornings.
Length:  2 hours each

A List Of Dates & Times! 
Fri May 7, 630 to 830
Fri May 14, 630 to 830pm
Fri May 21 630 to 830pm
Fri May 28, 630 to 830pm
Fri June 4, 630 to 830pm
Fri June 11, 630 to 830pm
Fri June 18, 630 to 830pm
Fri June 25, 630 to 830pm
Fri July 2, 630 to 830pm
Fri July 9, 630 to 830pm
Note: Sat July 17, 10am to noon
Fri July 23, 630 to 830pm
Fri July 30, 630 to 830pm


Claire Jenkins, c/o '21, Blacksburg High. 
She and I will be working together to ensure an awesome experience for your child! 
Claire has been playing vball since the 5th grade, has worked with me dozens of hours.
She attended High Expectations as an 8th grader and she was named Camper Of The Week
She is now the setter on the River Valley 18s National club team and will be playing volleyball at Mary Washington University next fall. 

Assistant Directors:
Emily Dudley, setter, c/o '22, Hidden Valley High
Emily played softball 3rd-10th grade and volleyball 7th grade - present.
She is already giving private lessons and will be working my staff this summer directing volleyball camps.

Cara Butler, setter/hitter/libero, c/o '23, Glenvar High
Cara has 2 volleyball parents and has played since she could walk.
She's played school vball and club vball since the 6th grade, and will be working with my staff this summer!

Madison Hare, setter/hitter/DS, c/o '24, Roanoke Home School.
Madison has played 1 year of club volleyball, and 4years of school volleyball.
She's am amazing combination of smiles and and enthusiasm!

Sarah Crawford, middle blocker, c/o '24, Cave Spring High.
Sarah has played 2 years of club volleyball and 3 years of school volleyball.
She is happiness and excitement 24/7!

Our other two assistants are only working a few days: Lauren Whittaker, c/o '24, Hidden Valley High and Madison Ketterer, c/o '23, Auburn High. Both are outstanding individuals who, like all the rest of the assistants, were recommended for JTA by my older staff.

Other bits of information!

* If Coach Claire has a conflict with h.s. graduation or a family vacation, Emily or Cara will take over.
* I asked for payment to be made up front.  This meant the athletes have a reservation for EACH session, and the parents never had to contact me if their daughter was attending or not!  Coach Claire will be prepared to work with the girls who attend.  
* Girls can attend by reservation only.  I will allow no walk-ins. IF I have enough staff and IF there's room, I may consider allowing a few kids to come and pay $30/session; but, with 12 camps scheduled for this summer, I just won't have time to deal with that much.

Goals of Junior Training Academy:
Coach Claire's goals are:
* Every girl will be able to serve over the net.  Overhand preferably.  Underhand if necessary. 
* Every girl will know the correct technique to spike a volleyball.
* Every girl will know how to pass and dig w/o unnecessary arm movement. 
* Every girl will know/learn the B.E.S.T. way to set. 
*** Every girl will gain enough skill to make the next team that she tries out for!

There are 3 ways to pay:
* You can send payment by Venmo: I'm at @Thomas-Houser-10. It's very easy, just like PayPal. But NEVER a service charge to you or to me.
* You can send a check in the mail. I'll let you know the address.
* Or you can come by the gym where give private lessons and drop off the payment.


Do you have any questions or concerns?
If so, please email me at coachhouser@yahoo.com or text me at 540 793 0250. 

May I ask a favor:  If you know someone whose daughters might be interested, would you please forward this website to those families!

As you know, the earlier an athlete begins to get involved in a sport, the most successful she is!
Coach Houser