Junior Training Academy
January - March 2022!!

Our final night together, March 25, 2022!
JTA, Winter!

Back row: Coach Ava Luckey, Mae Kochenderfer, Lucy Kochenderfer, Ella Boone, Alyssa Wells, Brooke Amos, Josie Kenny, Kamryn Altice, Taetym Russell, Coach Leah Bouldin, Coach Skylar Askew

Front row: Coach Emily Dudley, Coach Abby Crosser, Rebecca Kauffman, Stella Guelich, Kinley McGee, Brooklyn Floyd, Leah Yeatts, Ainslee Vaughan, Olivia Younger, Kennedy Younger, Hannah McNamara, Amelia Boyles, Catie Yeatts.

Not Pictured: Olivia Layell, Eva Stultz, Rilynn Weatherford


March 28 2022
"Thank you Tom Houser and his coaches for a wonderful JTA experience.
The girls learned so much and have improved tremendously."

Jennifer Younger, mother of Kennedy & Olivia
Westover Christian School,
c/o '27 and '29


The JTA group picture!
January 7, 2022! Our first practice!!

Back row: Camyrn Altice, Brooklyn Floyd, Taetym Russell, Lucy Kochenderfer, Josie Kenny, Leah Yeatts, Catie Yeatts, Kennedy Younger, Olivia Younger, Ella Boone, Mae Kochenderfer, Brooke Amos, Eva Stultz, Coach Leah Bouldin, Coach Karmin Osborne
Front row: Coach Emily Dudley, Coach Cara Butler, Rebecca Kauffman, Olivia Layell, Stella Guelich, Kinley McGee, Rilyn Weatherford, Ainslee Vaughan, Hannah McNamara, Coach Hannah Hylton, Coach Mackenzie Ferguson
Not Pictured: Amelia Broyles and Alyssa Wells


Valentines practice! February 11, 2022!!


Last update: March 28, 2022, 8:53am

The details!
Dates:  Friday January 7 through Friday March 25, 2022
Location:  Penn Forest Worship Center, 3735 Chaparral, Roanoke, 24018
Cost:  $250 for all 12 sessions.   That's about $20/session!!
Maximum # of athletes allowed:  20
Frequency:  Once a week, on Fri evenings. Maybe one or two will be on Saturday mornings, but we're not expecting that.
Length:  2 hours each, 630 to 830pm.

A List Of Dates & Times! 
Fri Jan 7, 630 to 830
Fri Jan 14, 630 to 830pm
Fri Jan 21 630 to 830pm
Fri Jan 28, 630 to 830pm
Fri Feb 4, 630 to 830pm
Fri Feb 11, 630 to 830pm
Fri Feb 18, 630 to 830pm. (Knee pads required starting on this date)
Fri Feb 25, 630 to 830pm
Fri March 4, 630 to 830pm
Fri March 11, 630 to 830pm
Fri March 18, 630 to 830pm
Fri March 25, 630 to 830pm


Emily Dudley, c/o '22, Hidden Valley. She and I will be working together to ensure an awesome experience for the athlete!
Emily has been playing vball since the 6th grade, has worked with me hundreds of hours, has attended the College Expectations camp, and is giving private lessons on her own and is working camps with me.
She is the ultimate combination of kindness, teaching ability and encouragement. All with high expectations!
She has been a starting setter on the fantastic Hidden Valley varsity team the past two seasons.

Assistant Directors:

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!

Mackenzie Ferguson, setter, c/o '25, Hidden Valley High
Mackenzie has played 2 years of club volleyball and 3 years of school volleyball.
She is happiness and excitement 24/7!

Other bits of information!

* If Coach Emily has a conflict, Cara, Madison or I will take over.
* I ask for payment to be made up front.  This means the athletes have a reservation for EACH session, and the parents never have to contact me if their daughter is attending or not!  Coach Emily 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 $40/session.

Goals of Junior Training Academy:
Coach Emily'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 there's 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 we give private lessons and drop off the payment.

Want to register?
* Contact me at coachhouser@yahoo.com


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



October 15, 2021
"I just sent you money via Venmo for Ainsley-Grace's volleyball registration for the Jan-March JTA.
Looking forward to having her learn more good stuff. Her serve this year has been incredible!!"


February 12, 2022
"Tom…Coach Emily was SOOO THOUGHTFUL for taking the time to make those valentins for all the girls.
She and your other coaches are GREAT GIRLS AND ROLE MODELS for everyone in your camp!!
YOU and all of your COACHES are GREAT!! "


The JTA group picture! May 14, 2021!!
Back row: Coach Claire Jenkins, Coach Madison Hare, Ellie, Emery, Alyssa, Brynn, Emma, Jakara, Ava, Lyla,
Coach Sarah Crawford, Coach Emily Dudley
Front row: Ainsley, Adyson, Addalyn, Addison, Brooke, Jaelyn, Gabbie, Cally, Naveah, Kinley


May 29, 2021
"Your staff is so amazing with the girls!!!"
Mary Tyree, head coach, Covington High School

July 9, 2021

"I can't believe how far these kids have come. It's truly amazing! Your staff is wonderful!"

July 14, 2021
I ust saw a JTA camper here at myrtle beach, she came up and spoke to me and said she loved the camp! how amazing!!
Emily Dudley, JTA Trainer!

July 26, 2021
"Addalyn has really enjoyed the trainings on Friday and excited about trying out for RM next week."
"Thank you for holding the JTA. Lillian really enjoyed it & learned a lot!"
"Emery loved the Friday night sessions over the summer and training with the high school girls.
She’s learned a lot and will miss it. Thank you for doing it.
She’d be interested in participating in other things like this if you have it."

August 3, 2021
"My daughter made the middle school team! She got her overhand serves in. She couldn't do that 3 months ago.
Thank you for the opportunities to help her improve."
Jim Barber, former head coach, Westover Christian School, and father of Kate, c/o '27

August 4, 2021
"Wanted to share the good news!! Ava made the 7th/8th grade team!! Thank you all for everything this summer!!
We are so excited and looking forwad to a great season!"
Dawn Lewis, mother of Ava, Salem, c/o '27

August 9, 2021
Ashley make the Centra Academy volleyball team. :)
Tara West, mother of Ashley, Lord Botetout, c/o '27