Volleyball Announces 2009 Coaches Clinic

March 11, 2009

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LEXINGTON, Ky. - The clinic will feature a special guest in Jim Stone the Head Coach of the USA Youth National Team. In addition to Stone, all three of Kentucky's coaches will be featured. Additionally, Brian Begor from the Renaissance Volleyball Club in Pittsburgh, Eric Garvey the head coach at nationally-ranked Sacred Heart Academy, and Stephanie Tracey-Simmons, Kentucky's Head Strength and Conditioning coach will be in Lexington as featured presenters at the clinic.

The first session begins at 5 p.m. Friday, April 24. Kentucky's Chris Beerman will host a session revolving around a successful practice routine, followed by Begor's serving session and UK Head Coach Craig Skinner's setter training. The night will conclude with a coaches' social.

Saturday, Begor kicks off the day with a ball control instructional session. Tracey-Simmons will address the importance of core strength/jump training and nutrition for athletes. She will be followed by Stone's session on the development of an offensive system.

In the second half of Saturday's session, Garvey will hold a defensive strategist session which will be followed by a panel discussion. The day will wrap up with Stone's instruction on service receptions and Skinner's traditional and swing blocking session.

Additional information can be found at UKathletics.com and the official 2009 Kentucky Volleyball Coaches Clinic brochure. Complete coverage of the UK volleyball team can be found by visiting www.ukathletics.com.

Clinic Schedule

Friday, April 24th

5:00-5:45pm Check-in at Memorial Coliseum
6:00 pm Chris Beerman - Practice Routine Leads to Success
6:45 pm Brian Begor - Critical Serving Techniques and Strategies
7:15 pm Craig Skinner - Setter Training, Touches and Tempo
8:00 pm Coaches Social

Saturday, April 25th

8:00-8:30am Coffee & Bagels
8:30 am Brian Begor - Teaching Ball Control for New Volleyball Players
9:30 am Stephanie Tracey-Simmons - Core Strength/Jump Training & Nutrition - Critical for HS Athletes
10:30 am Jim Stone - Developing an Offensive System for Your Level
11:30 am Lunch (on your own)
12:30 pm Eric Garvey - Sacred Heart's Secret to Defense
1:15 pm Panel Discussion (Coaches Skinner, Stone, Begor, Garvey & Sauer)
1:45 pm Jim Stone - Serve Receive Basics and Systems
2:30 pm Craig Skinner - Blocking: Traditional or Swing
3:15 pm End

Clinic Staff

Craig Skinner Head Coach
Chris Beerman Assistant Coach
Lauren Sauer Assistant Coach
Jim Stone Head Coach USA Youth National Team, Former Head Coach - Ohio State University
Brain Begor Renaissance Volleyball Club - Pittsburgh, PA Director of Volleyball
Eric Garvey Head Volleyball Coach - #20 Ranked HS Team in the USA - Sacred Heart Academy, Louisville, KY
Stephanie Simmons Head Strength Coach - Olympic Sports University of Kentucky


Clinic Fee:

Pre-registered - $95.00
At-the-door - $105.00

Register online and pay by using a credit card or mail registrations to the following address.

Kentucky Volleyball Coaches Clinic
Joe Craft Center
338 Lexington Ave
Lexington, KY 40506-0604

Make Checks Payable to:
Kentucky Volleyball Coaches Clinic

Hotel Information

Discounted hotel rooms available at the Hyatt Place Lexington for $119. Hotel is located at 2001 Bryant Road and the phone number is (859) 296-0091. Please mention the “Kentucky Volleyball Coaches Clinic” when making reservations.

Be sure to do this early since the last day of Keeneland is Friday, April 24th and the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event is going on at the Kentucky Horse Park.

Additional Information

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Sara Sjuts at (859) 257-2532 or sara.sjuts@uky.edu.