SUMMER EVENTS

 CO-ED SUMMER CAMP - JUNE 6 & 7  

COST: $150 (Includes camp t-shirt)

WAVE #1 9:00-11:00AM (AGES 6-13):  This camp is designed for our youngest athletes and will focus on teaching the fundamentals of volleyball in a fun and energetic environment. The camp will focus on developing hand-eye coordination and motor skills. For our slightly older athletes, while keeping the focus still on fundamentals, we will build upon their existing skill set and help to improve their volleyball IQ.

WAVE #2 12:00-2:00PM (AGES 14 & OLDER): This is an All-Skills camp focused on improving every campers skill set. With a combination of intensive volleyball instruction and live-game play, our coaches will ensure players leave with a higher volleyball IQ. Players of all abilities have the chance to grow their skills and compete against other players from the surrounding area.

SPACE IS LIMITED! CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT!

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  CO-ED 4x4 MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT   

WHEN:  May 31st @ 3pm

COST: $10 a person

Participants can be Kongo athletes, non-kongo athletes, families, friends, etc. Everyone is welcome to participate in this event!

Teams can be made up however you’d like, but there are some specific rules that will be enforced:

1. Maximum of 2 boys per team

2. Maximum of two adults per team

**There will be prizes for the winners and winners will be featured on our Social Media pages

**During registration - ONE PLAYER from the team will start the registration process. Once that has been completed a code/link will be generated. Send that code to your teammates for them to register. Following this procedure will automatically add them to your team. 

Come be a part of this new tradition here at KONGO! Start forming your teams and register below! 

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 OPEN GYM SUMMER PUNCH PASS 

Our Open Gyms are designed to allow every athlete the opportunity to get in some quality reps over the summer. Whether you are a KONGO Athlete or just an athlete looking for some extra time in the gym, come spend your summer learning from our top coaches and bring your friends along! Let's have some fun!

Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays starting June 2nd and ending July 28th (excludes Jun 7th due to our Summer Camp)

Time: 8:00-10:00 am

Cost: $100 (16 sessions), $80 (10 sessions), $60 (6 sessions)

*punch passes are only valid for the summer of 2022. NO REFUNDS

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[ THE ACADEMY ]

For more information on our Academy, please contact our

Academy Director Teresa Taylor at tmac.taylor@gmail.com  

 

Kongo Volleyball Academy is designed to help athletes, both male and female, learn the fundamentals of the game. The skills taught will help them build a strong base where they can prepare themselves to potentially become part of a comp level team. As they continue in the Academy, they will improve both in skill level and volleyball IQ.

The Academy has a new session every 3 months. Athletes will meet twice per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 45 minutes each time. 

 

AGE DIVISIONS

KEIKI (6-9 YEARS OLD) - THIS LEVEL IS DESIGNED FOR OUR LITTLEST ATHLETES LOOKING TO LEARN THE "FUN"DAMENTALS OF VOLLEYBALL. ATHLETES ARE MOTIVATED TO LEARN THROUGH FUN, ACTIVE PARTICIPATION IN A VARIETY OF GAMES. THEY WILL LEARN HOW TO MOVE QUICKLY AND EFFECTIVELY IN ALL DIRECTIONS IN A LIMITED SPACE WHILE CATCHING AND THROWING A BALL OVER THE NET. THEY WILL ALSO LEARN HOW TO CONTROL THE ONCOMING BALL AND TO SCORE A POINT ON THE OPPONENTS' COURT.

FOR OUR OLDER ATHLETES, TYPICALLY 10 & UP, PLEASE CHOOSE THE BEST OPTION FOR THE SKILL LEVEL OF YOUR CHILD. IF YOU ARE UNSURE, LEVEL ONE IS A GREAT STARTING POINT AND THEN OUR COACHES CAN MAKE ADJUSTMENTS IF THEY ARE MORE ADVANCED.

LEVEL 1 - THE MAIN FOCUS OF THIS LEVEL IS MOVING, HANDLING THE BALL, AND COOPERATION. ATHLETES WILL LEARN HOW TO MOVE AND COVER SPACE WITH A PARTNER AND CONTROL A BALL TO SCORE A POINT AGAINST AN OPPOSING TEAM. THEY WILL ALSO LEARN HOW TO COOPERATE WITH A PARTNER TO BUILD A PLAY USING THREE CONTACTS.

LEVEL 2 - THE MAIN FOCUS OF THIS LEVEL IS PLAYING COLLECTIVELY AND DEVELOPING A STRUCTURE AND ORGANIZED GAME. ATHLETES WILL LEARN HOW TO BUILD A PLAY USING THREE CONSECUTIVE CONTACTS. ATHLETES WILL ALSO LEARN HOW TO MAINTAIN A RALLY WITH THEIR PARTNER USING THREE CONSECUTIVE CONTACTS AND PROGRESS TO BEING ABLE TO COORDINATE DEFENSIVE AND OFFENSIVE PLAYS USING THREE CONTACTS.

Cost: $100 a month (questions on payment, please contact info@kongosports.com

 ** SUMMER ACADEMY WILL RUN JUNE THRU AUGUST FROM 10:00-11:00AM ON TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS ** (TIMES WILL CHANGE IN AUGUST WHEN SCHOOL STARTS BACK UP AGAIN)

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  2021-2022 CLUB SEASON  

For information on the current or upcoming club seasons, please contact:

Amber Day (Director of Operations) at amber.day@kongosports.com 

April Painter (Director of Coaching) at april26.2@gmail.com  

 

  BOYS VOLLEYBALL  

For information regarding the boys volleyball program please contact:

Chris Grover (Director of Coaching) at ckgrover74@me.com 

Matt Taylor (Director of Operations) at emptybucket@gmail.com 

TRYOUTS WILL BE HELD JULY 25-26th - $25 tryout fee (registration coming in June) 

Season will run from August through November/December with (2) 2 hour practices a week. Teams will compete in 4 local tournaments and possibly 1 travel tournament in St. George. Practices will begin in August and end after the team's last tournament. Tournaments will begin in September.

TEAM DETAILS: (Cost TBD)

  • (2) Practices per week
  • (2) Speed & Agility sessions per week 
  • (1) 30 minute ReKover session per week
  • (4) LOCAL tournaments
  • Under Armour Uniforms
  • KONGO CLUB Swag
  • AAU MEMBERSHIP required [LINK] - CLUB CODE: WYB3FW 

 

  GIRLS VOLLEYBALL  

ELITE TEAM DETAILS:  This is a Highly Competitive team in the following age divisions - 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18. (*Cost and tournaments will vary by team and age division) TRYOUTS WILL BE HELD OVER THE SUMMER, DATES TBD

  • *3-4 TRAVEL tournaments (14s will only be traveling to 2 out of area tournaments)
  • SUNDAY PLAY REQUIRED (15 & older teams ONLY; 14s will have one local Sunday play tournament)
  • 3 practices a week (2 team practices and 1 skills specific practice)
  • (2) 30 minute Speed & Agility sessions a week
  • AAU MEMBERSHIPS Required [LINK] - CLUB CODE: WYB3FW
  • USA MEMBERSHIP Required [LINK] - CLUB CODE: KONVB
  • 5 local tournaments
  • Playing time is not guaranteed 
  • *Nationals (AAU or USA) - This would extend the season at an additional cost.
  • ReKover Sessions throughout the season
  • Under Armour Uniforms
  • Exclusive KONGO National Gear
  • KONGO ELITE Swag

PREMIER TEAM DETAILS

  • 4 LOCAL tournaments
  • 1 DRIVE-TO travel tournament - St. George area or Idaho (NO Sunday play)
  • 2 practices a week
  • (2) 30 minute Speed & Agility sessions a week
  • AAU MEMBERSHIP Required [LINK] - CLUB CODE: WYB3FW
  • USA MEMBERSHIP may be required for some teams (this would include Sunday play in a local tournament)
  • Playing time is not guaranteed 
  • ReKover Sessions throughout the season
  • Under Armour Uniforms
  • KONGO PREMIER Swag

CLUB TEAM DETAILS: (14 & UNDER TRYOUTS - SEPTEMBER, 15 & OLDER TRYOUTS - NOVEMBER)

  • 4 LOCAL tournaments (NO Sunday play)
  • 2 practices a week
  • (2) 30 minute Speed & Agility sessions a week
  • AAU MEMBERSHIP Required [LINK] - CLUB CODE: WYB3FW
  • Playing time is not guaranteed, but athletes will have the opportunity to play in each match
  • ReKover Sessions throughout the season
  • Under Armour Uniforms
  • KONGO CLUB Swag

 

  

Kongo Volleyball Club is in its 3rd season. We have 17 teams for the 2021-2022 season. Kongo Volleyball Club currently has teams from ages 12 to 18 years old. We also offer a developmental skills program for boys and girls under the age of 12. Kongo Volleyball Club strives to make each athlete better in all aspects of the game. We do this by offering both skills and athletic training. We utilize the best volleyball and athletic trainers in the state of Utah. Our goal is to grow organically and to help kids understand the game of volleyball. 

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT ONE OF OUR DIRECTORS.

AMBER.DAY@KONGOSPORTS.COM : Director of Operations

 APRIL26.2@GMAIL.COM : Director of Coaching

tmac.taylor@gmail.com : Director of Academy

 

Coaches

Amber Day - Director of Volleyball Operations  

Amber  has been in the volleyball world for over 25 years. She was a 4-year starter throughout high school and competed on the highest level comp teams throughout her youth. She was named Region Player of the Year and made 5A All-State her senior year. After graduating high school, she decided to end her playing career and turn her focus to coaching. She began coaching at the age of 18, while earning her Teaching Degree at Arizona State University. She continued to coach at the comp level for 10 more years. She took a step back to raise her 4 kids for a few years, but as soon as her girls were old enough, she began coaching their teams. During those years, she stayed connected to volleyball by providing individual skills training.

"Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you." ~ Arnold Palmer

April Painter - Director of Coaching 

April has 25 years of experience playing or coaching volleyball at every level. She was on championship level teams throughout high school and club, and played Division 1 Volleyball at Weber State University. After graduation, she continued on as assistant coach for 4 years specializing in recruiting and scouting of athletes and teams. She was an assistant coach at Davis High School from 2010-2011 when they won the state title, she was also the head coach at Syracuse Jr High and now is currently the Head Volleyball Coach at Farmington High School. 

She is coaching the Elite 15U team this season.

 

Dallas Horn - 18U Elite, 15U CoachJamie Poole - 16U Elite CoachMaggie Todd - 16U Elite Assistant CoachToni Howes - 12U CoachMya Hosley - 18U Elite Assistant CoachMalia Delos Santos - 13U Coach
Teresa Taylor - Director of Academy & 16U Elite CoachChris Grover - 14U Elite Girls & Boys DirectorAiryn Kussee - 12U CoachMatt Taylor - 14U Girls Coach, Boys Director, 16U Elite Assist. CoachRobyn Shea - Setting Specialist & 15U Elite Assistant CoachKelly Olsen - 15U Premier Coach

LIndsay Harris - 13U Premier CoachChennin Armstrong - 15U Premier Coach
Claire "Cali" Schoenrock  - 14U CoachBrooke Gill - 13U CoachBekah Firth - 17U Premier Coach                     
Annee Sio - 16U Coach






Teams

Coach: Airyn Kussee

Coach: Toni Howes

Coach: Lindsay Harris

Coach: Brooke Gill

Coach: Courtney Fullmer

Coach: Chris Grover

Assistant Coach: Toni Howes

Coach: Matt Taylor

Coach: Cali Schoenrock

Coach: April Painter

Assistant Coach: Robyn Shea

Coach: Chennin Armstrong

Coach: Kelly Olsen

Coach: Dallas Horn

Coach: Teresa Taylor

Assistant Coach: Matt Taylor

Roster:

Rachel Bell

 Brady Day

Kaylee Monroe

Tessa Russon

Kylee Searcy

Kadie Sheriff

Rachel Shingleton

Kennedy Thompson

Quincy Wilson

Coach: Jamie Poole

Assistan Coach: Maggie Todd

Roster:

Olivia Checketts

Brinlee Galbraith

Monica Hernandez

Lexi Lee

Halen Moon

Hadley Ovard

Aspen Peterson

Kamryn Randall

Ryann Walton

Coach: Annee Sio

Coach: Bekah Firth

Coach: Dallas Horn

Assistant Coach: Mya Hosley