Gator Developmental League
Willowbrook Gator Developmental League 2015-2016
Willowbrook Developmental Club is for girls in 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grades ONLY. This program is geared toward all skill levels within the 4th-6th grade age group. It is a great starting point for our nationally recognized Asics Willowbrook Junior Volleyball Club program. 2rd graders with experience may sign up.
We are proud to annouce our new Developmental Director, Mona Chalmers! Mona is a retired physical education teacher who has coached club volleyball for 19 years. While a school coach, Mona's teams earned 31 district championships in sports. In club volleyball, Mona has coached 11-15 year olds, been an Age Group Director, Director of Developmental Programs, Summer Camp Director, and private lessons coach. She has qualified her club teams for Junior Nationals 7 of the last 10 years, and has brought home a silver and bronze medal! Mona has a Masters Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Hawaii, where she played basketball on a scholarship. The Willowbrook family is SO excited to have Mona join our staff!
For Questions please email Lizzi Reed.
Cost and Payments:
Fee: $625 per Session, or $1050 if you preregister for BOTH Sessions
Session 1 Payments: $325 initial (one-time) sign-up fee, which you pay online. Two additional payments of $150 each are due on Jan 15th and Feb 15th.
Session 2 Payments: $325 initial (one-time) sign-up fee, which you pay online. Two additional payments of $150 each are due on Apr 15th and May 15th.
Session 1 & 2 Both Payments: $325 initial (one-time) sign-up fee, which you pay online. Five additional payments of $150 each are due on Dec 15th, Jan 15th, Feb 15th, Mar 15th, and Apr 15th. You save $200!
Session 1 (Dec-Mar): OPEN
Session 2 (Mar-May): OPEN
Sessions 1 & 2 (Dec-May): OPEN
This league is open registration (no tryout) and girls will be placed on teams after the first day based on age and skill. If you have friends you would like to be with, we will make sure that you get placed with them.
PRACTICES are once a week on Sundays from 5:00-7:00pm
Due to holidays and scheduled club tournaments, some practices will be on Friday evenings, 6:00-8:00pm.
There will be 2-3 TOURNAMENTS per session.
Tournaments are held on Saturday or Sundays and include teams from other clubs.
You will receive a full practice schedule on the first night of each Session.
The FULL Calander for ALL Gators Practices and Tournament WILL BE listed on the Calander Tab of the website.
Developing the younger athlete and allowing them to mature into excellent volleyball players is the goal of our club. Willowbrook is a true training club that stresses consistent teaching of technique and strategy across all teams and age groups. We train each athlete the same way from the age of 10 to 18. Each year in our program, she will advance her skills by learning more advanced techniques that build on what she has already learned.
Being a Willowbrook player is more than just being part of a volleyball team: it’s being part of an elite group of girls, all ages, that have the same goals! Each girl will form bonds with other players, find positive mentors, meet her next best friend, and above all, HAVE FUN! She will learn good fundamental skills, and at the same time she will find out what self-discipline, confidence and leadership is all about! And if she works hard and stays with the program, she can excel at the sport of volleyball.
What makes the Developmental Club different from other volleyball programs, such as YMCA or a local sports association?
While those programs can be fun, they also have their flaws. Many times the coaching is inadequate, and there is no consistent training methodology. Without good coaching, you will find that each successive year brings more poor skills and bad habits that must be torn down, so that proper skills can be learned in their place. Plus, there are many clubs out there that have no capital investment other than a few dozen volleyballs.
Do you want a band-aid for your daugher’s current volleyball techniques? Or do you want to start her on the right track, learning the correct fundamental techniques from the start that will allow her to play at a high skill level?
Our idea is simple -- Each year, we will build consistent skills in young athletes by ensuring that every one of our coaches teaches "the Willowbrook Way" under the direction of our Training Directors.