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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. 


Team 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.

Practices Begin

U10s, 12s, 13s & 14s - Week of November 20th
15s, 16s, 17s & 18s - Week of November 24th
 

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

Team Days Times  Locations
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

Team Days Times  Locations
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. 


Positional Clinics

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

Setting Concepts

  • Setter's Footwork
  • Setting Location
  • Constructing an offense

Passing Concepts

  • Eyework & Platform
  • Location Rep Training

Libero / Defensive Concepts

  • Eyework / Reading the Ball
  • Defense Schema

Team Practice & Training Locations‚Äč

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