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Volleyball

Master Training

This will be what makes Prime different. The first hour of practices will be “master trained” meaning everyone in the gym is working on the same skill (serve receive, digging, arm swing, serving, defensive schemes, etc).  This will be led by Coach Kekic, each team will also have their own head and assistant coaches to help with correction, implementation, and flow. This allows all players in the club to hear the same terminology, concepts, and drills.  An advantage of this is that as your player progresses through the ages at Prime, they won’t have to learn a new set of terms, expectations, etc. from year to year.  All coaches will be using the same vocabulary and basic defensive and offensive systems.  As the team progresses or the older ages, layers will be added to the systems and drills.

“We want to add tools to their belt”, there is no right or wrong way to play volleyball. The goal is to give players as many “tools” to complete a skill at a high level.  We can almost guarantee that your son will be asked to do a skill a different way than he was previously taught and if that new way doesn’t work consistently for him than at least he has knowledge of it and can fall back on it if needed.

Learn all Positions and Skills

  1. Injuries, running out of substitutions, people can’t make a tournament happen all the time. Prime will prepare all players to be able to have some knowledge and skill in all positions.  Especially the skills of passing and serving, these are the two most important contacts in the game of volleyball especially the men’s game.
  2. ** At the younger ages, all players will train all skills throughout the season. You know never know who will have a growth spurt or stop growing.  We do not want to pigeon hole any player.
  3. The older players that are more set in their positions will have opportunities to hone their skill/position during practice as well.

All players have open recruiting! Their graduation year is posted, and all players will have a FieldLevel profile. 

For more information on anyone you see listed contact:

Lainey Kekic via email, text, or call Lainey.kekic@floridaprime.net or 904-547-0850

**14U roster is being finalized and will be posted soon**

Boys Volleyball Tryouts

All tryouts have been completed for the 2022-23 travel season.  

However, if your son is interested in Prime Volleyball please reach out to our Director Lainey Kekic at Lainey.kekic@floridaprime.net or 904-547-0850 to see if we have any open spots/needs on our 14U, 16U, and 18U teams. We are always looking for practice players as well!

Meet the Staff

Director

Lainey Kekic

Director of Boys Volleyball & 18U Head Coach

 Lainey is currently in her 6th year as the Head Volleyball coach at Bartram Trail High school for girls and 1st for boys.  While there, the girls have won 3 district titles and 2 regional final appearances. She has over 10 years of head coaching experience.  Coach K led the boys team to the Regional Final in their inaugural season.

While her focus is now on volleyball, she also has coached basketball and track and field here in Florida and Ohio. She is originally from Ohio where she lived for 25 years before moving to Florida.  She played volleyball, basketball , and ran track in high school.  She went on to play volleyball and run track at Ohio Wesleyan University for 4 years while completing her Bachelors in Psychology and Political Science. She was voted a top 10 student athlete for the university and multiple 1st team all conference in track. She is excited to grow the game of boys volleyball in the St Johns and Jacksonville area by providing an environment that is competitive, skills focused, and athlete centered.

 

Coaching Staff

Ashlee Howe

16U Head Boys Volleyball Coach

Ashlee moved from Northern Kentucky to St Augustine to pursue her Master’s in Occupational Therapy and is now currently practicing in the school setting.  She also, is the head coach at St Augustine High School for both the girls and boys volleyball teams.  Ashlee attended Georgetown College for her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science where she was a 4-year member of the volleyball team.  She was named All-Conference, All-Region, and All-American Teams.

Boys Assistant Volleyball Coach 

Chris Penta 

Chris moved from the shores of New Jersey to Jacksonville to pursue his passion for fitness. He is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and as Assistant Coach with The Bolles School JV girls volleyball team. With his professional certification, his main focus is to apply that expertise to his athletes on and off the court. Chris attended Stockton University in Galloway, New Jersey. There, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Anthropology and was a 4-year member on their men’s volleyball team as a setter and defensive specialist. 

14U Head Volleyball Coach 

Elena Duve

Elena hails from the suburbs of Chicago where she began playing volleyball in 5th grade.  Throughout her high school career, she played club volleyball and varsity for high school.  She went on to attend Illinois Wesleyan where she played 2 years of club. She has coached middle and high school girls volleyball. Elena is a Spanish teacher at Tocoi Creek High school in St Johns County.  Prior to Tocoi, she taught math and coached boys volleyball and basketball at Pacetti Bay Middle School. 

Our inaugural season is underway for 2022-23!

Prime Volleyball will grow and enhance the game of boys volleyball through skill development, hard work, and helping individuals reach their highest potential. This in turn will promote the development of our players into young men that have leadership skills, a teamwork mentality, and becoming an active member of their community.

For more information please fill out the form below

For more information contact: info@floridaprime.net

Call or Text: (904) 778-6702

We are a member club of the Florida Region of USA Volleyball. As a player you may stop any unwanted contact from a club representative by simply asking (either verbally or in writing) that all contact cease. Any player believing a club representative of any Florida Region volleyball club has been intimidating, harassing, or acted inappropriately in any manner of contact or recruiting should contact the Florida Region office at (352) 742-0080


PRIME is also a member of Amateur Athletic Union of the United States.