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2022 Seattle Academy

 NPJ Summer Academy Program for Beginner/Intermediate volleyball players (All Ages)

NPJ Seattle is offering two levels of academy training.  Playing experience requirements are listed for each academy. 

Beginner/Intermediate Girls’ Volleyball Academy

(All Ages)

Friday's 5:00pm-7:00pm

June - July - August

Academy sessions will start June 3rd and end August 26th

Where: NPJ Performance Zone

21002 68th Ave S, Kent, WA 98032

Our Beginner Volleyball Academy is meant for rising 4th-6th graders who are ready to try more complex sports. Volleyball is a sport that requires complex visual and motor skills, quick decision-making, and teamwork. The sport of volleyball involves lots of running, jumping, throwing (serving and hitting), and potentially, diving, sliding, sprawling, and rolling. This program accommodates individuals of various states of readiness; therefore, no previous playing experience or skill is required.

In our Beginner Volleyball Academy, the drills, equipment, court dimensions, and games are all scaled down, and the rules of play are semi-flexible to promote success, action, and engagement. Participants will focus on learning new skills, having fun, and playing with others. Our coaches and staff pay close attention to each participant to ensure that they stay interested in the activity and want to keep playing. In addition to learning to practice and play the key aspects of volleyball, participants will:

  •  Learn simple drills and lead-up games, with elements of cooperation and/or competition to facilitate learning, engagement, and personal development.
  • Learn basic position play as well as offensive and defensive strategies.
  • Be introduced to basic rules of volleyball.
  • Be introduced to basic skills and variations.
  • Continue to build, refine, and strengthen important social skills for kids.

Note: We recognize that some kids develop sooner than others. We will always let you know if we see that your kid is ready for a higher level of play.

Bring a large water bottle and, if possible, wear spandex shorts, t-shirt or dri fit (moisture-wicking fabric), volleyball knee pads, and court shoes.

Summer Academy Cost

Monthly / $175

June, July & August / $450

Unsure what  level of clinic your athlete should join? Please contact Paula Schwan at and he will be happy to help answer any questions!