The Desoto Legacy Volleyball Program helps you develop as an athlete, including your basic hand/eye coordination, your level of accuracy, consistency, and control of the ball.
As an Athlete, you will also be working on critical team-building skills such as communication, positive feedback, listening skills, and retention in regards to volleyball gameplay.
Volleyball is a valuable crucible for learning life skills. We are teaching the fundamentals of teamwork, excellence, and dedication that you can use throughout the rest of your life. Embrace it!
To provide its team members with a competitive and enjoyable environment that stresses cooperation, values and performing your best at all times that is worthy of the Gospel of Christ. Success will be stressed, with the definition of success being:
The development of the character of Christ in you, the athlete, and doing our best to reach our personal level of athletic excellence.
The results: wins, losses, awards, and acknowledgments, are all by-products of success. Your faith and preparation is where your success is truly found. The game of volleyball will be taught along with the necessary skills needed to be an effective person off the volleyball court.
We either Win or We Learn
Working, Training, Sweating is Guaranteed… Playing Time is Not
“Only conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or remain absent, I will hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel; in no way alarmed by your opponents–which is a sign of destruction for them, but of salvation for you, and that too, from God.”
Athletics is a crucible for Christ being formed in us. Desoto Legacy volleyball is designed to build the character of Christ in each student-athlete. Embrace the process of personal transformation that can take place through the volleyball experience.
Through volleyball, the athlete will develop disciplines which lead to inner confidence and greater vistas of personal achievement. This confidence will enable the athlete to “stand firm” through the tough times, overcome distractions and focus on those things she controls. You can’t do anything about yesterday or tomorrow, however tomorrow is determined by what you do today. Make today your masterpiece because you have control over that.
Through Desoto Legacy Volleyball, our athletes will experience firsthand how teamwork can exponentially increase achievement. Cohesion is the “act, process and state of sticking together” and since volleyball is the ultimate team game, it is a great place to learn about cohesion. Each contact is dependent on the previous contact and each team member is dependent on the team for success. In fact, our team success is directly dependent on each individual athlete’s willingness to lose herself for the sake of the group/team— what Paul described as “with one mind striving together” for the greater goal. Within the principle of Cohesion:
A. Accept your role on the team. No one player or person is bigger than the team. Everyone’s role is important and needs to be fulfilled to reach the teams potential. Remember that your role can change, but it’s necessary to strive to be the very best at your role all the time. If you desire to have a more effective role on the team, you must work for it and earn it. You don’t have to be satisfied with your role, but you must accept it.
B. Build cohesion with Coaches: You are expected to discuss all issues relating to volleyball with the coaches, given that we deal with the situations first hand. Your teammates also deserve our attention at all times.
Through Desoto Legacy Volleyball, the athlete will cultivate the art and life habit of fearlessly “running to win” while entrusting results to the Lord. Desoto Legacy athletes compete to their fullest with the utmost respect for their opponents while “in no way alarmed” or intimidated by the competition. Within the principle of competition:
A. Hard Work: The opportunity to prove you are the best will not be available to you unless you’re willing to work hard. We expect practice to be treated very seriously with the understanding that practice is the place to improve your skills and therefore your position on the team. There is NO substitute for hard work. Worthwhile things come from working hard. “Practice does NOT make perfect…PERFECT practice makes perfect”.
B. Love and Respect: This does not mean you have to “like” each other. People who love each other are willing to be honest and hold each other accountable. Respect must be earned through hard work and commitment. We don’t want everyone to be the same, but we do want your passion for the game to be the same.
C. Understanding our role as Ambassadors: Our athletes are front-line representatives of Desoto Legacy Volleyball Club, so conduct yourselves appropriately and be respectful of those around you.
Training Level 1A: Motor skill development, Conditioning, and basic knowledge of Physiology
Training Level 1B: Basic Volleyball skills and advance previously acquired skills
Training Level 1C: Court Communication
Training Levels 2 & 3: Offense and Defense systems
Training Level 4: Plays/Strategies
Personal Standard 1: Safety/Risk management and decision making
Personal Standard 2: Sportsmanship, Leadership, and Personal Responsibility
Complexity Increases with Age Level
Develop physical attributes
Demonstrate competence (basic skills, strategies, and rules) in the sport of Volleyball.
Learn Offensive and Defensive Systems
Anticipate potential safety hazards associated with volleyball and are able to prevent and respond to accidents.
Demonstrate responsible personal and social behavior while playing.
DLV approaches coaching with the understanding that our athletes might very well be with us for up to nine years. Our strategy is different than most clubs. DLV’s coaching and training methodology include “working from the same playbook.”
From the moment your athlete joins us, until they graduate to the collegiate level of play, they benefit from a shared mindset and training regime that remains coherent throughout their time with us.
DLV’s organized approach with focused objectives makes for better coaching, more fun, and winning more games!
DLV coaches love the game as much as they love supporting young athletes. Our Club’s mission is to grow the game of volleyball while impacting our athletes in a positive way. We carefully cultivate a healthy coach /athlete relationship following the wisdom of the USAV in a way that helps to grow our athletes’ skills and confidence as they mature into great players.
Our goal is to help players become a “Complete Player.”
DLV Coaches are dedicated to a growth mindset, we are always trying to improve. Most of our staff Coach year-round. DLV has a unique mix of training and experience, DLV has trained over 1200 Athletes in the past 12 months, this is our passion