Junior Training Academy
May - July, 2023


Last update: January 28,, 2023, 8:54pm

The details!
Dates:  Friday May 5 through Friday July 28, 2023
Location:  Penn Forest Worship Center, 3735 Chaparral, Roanoke, 24018
Cost:  $275 for all 13 sessions.   That's about $20/session!!
Maximum # of athletes allowed:  25
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 May 5, 630 to 830
Fri May 12, 630 to 830pm
Fri May 19, 630 to 830pm
Fri May 26, 630 to 830pm
Fri June 2, 630 to 830pm
Fri June 9, 630 to 830pm
Fri June 16, 630 to 830pm. (Knee pads required starting on this date)
Fri June 23, 630 to 830pm
Fri June 30, 630 to 830pm
Fri July 7, 630 to 830pm
Fri July 14, 630 to 830pm
Fri July 21, 630 to 830pm
Fri July 28, 630 to 830pm

We hope Claire Jenkins, c/o '21, Blacksburg High. She and I will be working together to ensure an awesome experience for the athlete!
Claire has been playing vball since the 6th grade, has worked with me hundreds of hours, has attended the High Expectations camp, and is giving private lessons on her own and is working camps with me.
She has directed the past two summer JTA's!
She was a starting setter/right-side for the powerful Blacksburg varsity team for 3 seasons.
She is a member of the University of Mary Washington's volleyball team.
She is the ultimate combination of kindness, teaching ability and encouragement. All with high expectations!

Assistant Directors:

I will list these when they are hired!

Other bits of information!

* If Coach Claire has a conflict, then another quality coach 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 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 $40/session.

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 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
I'll take registrations anytime!


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



January 28, 2023
"My daugther is loving JTA on Fridays. She finds the coaches fun and helpful!
Her response is the same everytime I ask how it’s going . She says she is getting stronger and doing better.
And she loves the other girls!
She says it is a lot of fun and can’t wait to sign up again."

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

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!!"



Our final summer 2022 practice together!
July 29, 2022

Back row: Ally Parris, Macie Short, Madeline Scuillo, Natalie Kraemer, Coach and JTA director Claire Jenkins,Sage Abercrombie,
Peyton Rosen, Olivia Pierce, Haley Davis, Taetym Russell, Coach Lain Pigg.

In the front: Brooklyn Floyd, Baylor Martin, Zena Cook, Mallory Short, Coach Cara Butler


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 just 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