Kraken VC will train its athletes in it's city teams in the First Hill and Columbia City neighborhoods of Seattle, and in Kent / Renton for our Central Puget Sound teams. Our training facilities have plenty of parking and are easily accessible by public transit. These facilities will serve as home base for Kraken VC Training.
Our teams will train twice a week, City teams in the First Hill and Columbia City neighborhoods, with plenty of parking and easy access via public transportation. Central Puget Sound teams will train at Federal Way middle school gyms. Training days and anticipated times are listed below. Practices will be scheduled for 1.5 to 2 hours each within the hours listed. Our athletes train in modern volleyball techniques, with the Gold Medal Squared system at the core of our program.
Below Days / Times are reflective of the season in general. The first few weeks of practices may be slightly different due to older team tryouts and holiday schedules. Please see each Team's page for specific dates, times and locations.
Reef Teams - Seattle
|12s, 13s & 14s||Tues | Thurs||5:00 - 7:00||IDCC, Rainier CC & Yesler CC|
|15s & 16s||Tues | Thurs||5:00 - 9:00||IDCC, Rainier CC & Yesler CC|
|16s||Tues | Thurs||7:00 - 9:00||IDCC, Rainier CC & Yesler CC|
|17s & 18s||Tues | Thurs||7:00 - 9:00||IDCC, Rainier CC & Yesler CC|
|Boys - TBD|
Surf Teams - Central Puget Sound
|11s & U10s||Mon | Wed||5:00 - 7:00||Kent & Renton Gyms|
|12s, 13s & 14s||Mon | Wed||5:00 - 7:00||Kent & Renton Gyms|
|15s & 16s||Mon | Wed||5:00 - 9:00||Kent & Renton Gyms|
|16s||Mon | Wed||7:00 - 9:00||Kent & Renton Gyms|
|17s & 18s||Mon | Wed||7:00 - 9:00||Kent & Renton Gyms|
|Boys - TBD|
Individual and Small Group Sessions
Our elite coaches are also available for private individual and small group training sessions. These sessions are tailored to the needs of the athlete(s) and are a great way to get additional coaching and reps. All requests for private individual and or small group sessions must be arranged through the Club Director, Jared Walters.
In addition to our twice weekly practices, Krakens will have the option of attending our Positional Training Sessions. Positionals training give athletes additional reps, focused on the skills necessary to develop into an elite volleyball player. We have already begun our Positional Training sessions, please see the Training section of our site for complete details. Positionals are optional, and are not included in an athlete's tuition.
Positional Training examples:
- Middle Attacking Concepts
- Hitting the Slide
- 31 Strategy
- Optimizing Backrow Attacking
- Setter's Footwork
- Setting Location
- Constructing an offense
- Eyework & Platform
- Location Rep Training
Libero / Defensive Concepts
- Eyework / Reading the Ball
- Defense Schema
Team Practice & Training Locations
We utilize the below Capitol & First Hill, Central District and Rainier Valley gyms.
Garfield Community Center - (GCC)
2323 E. Cherry St.
Seattle, WA 98122
International District Community Center - (IDCC)
719 8th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104
Rainier Community Center - (RCC)
4600 38th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118
Yesler Community Center - (YCC)
917 E. Yesler Way
Seattle, WA 98122