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MBS Volleyball Club in Orlando

A 501c3 Non Profit Organization

Looking for a Volleyball Club in Orlando?

 

MBS Volleyball Club was established in 2011 to provide a safe place for kids in the Orlando area to learn and grow in the game of volleyball. We have teams at various skill levels, from beginners to intermediate and advanced levels. 

The safety and wellbeing of our players is our main priority and our desire is for them to become stronger, more competitive athletes. Our experienced coaches offer strategic skills training and team management to help your athletes succeed through teamwork, good sportsmanship, and competitive playing. 

Practices are held in the East Orlando, Avalon Park and Waterford areas. Beginning level and intermediate level teams’ tournaments are all in the local Central Florida area.

 

For more information on our teams, please see our Indoor Girls and Indoor Boys pages. 

 

What Makes MBS Different Than Other Volleyball Clubs?

 

At MBS Volleyball Club, we are proud of the caring, family-like environment of our club. We see ourselves as family. 

Our directors and our coaches commit to treat your children with respect, and we will strive to build them up as young women and men with integrity and good sportsmanship. On the court as well as off.


We also recognize that parents are an important part of the experience. We appreciate working with our teams’ parents to make each season successful and rewarding for the players.

 

If you’re looking for the right volleyball club for your child, we’d appreciate the opportunity to talk with you.

 

We Have Beach Volleyball Teams Too!

 

Volleyball doesn’t have to end just because it’s summer. Join MBS for a fun-in-the-sun beach volleyball experience! 

Join with or without a partner. Girls and boys of all experience levels are welcome. 

 

Check it out!

 

 

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MBS is committed to the safety and health of our players, families and staff. We will adhere to all COVID-19 reopening guidelines. ​​​​​​​



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The Importance of a Competitive Serve

A competitive serve is a vital part of the game. If you’re a new player, coaches may be satisfied if you get the ball “over and in” regularly. However, as you play longer, coaches will expect you to be aggressive from the serving line. Having a strong serve, especially if you can place it in specific spots, will give you a competitive edge over a player with an average serve. 

It may even get you play time as a serving specialist.

 

A competitive serve:

 

• Is your first opportunity to score. 

We often think of hitting as the main means of scoring, but there are other ways to put points on the scoreboard. You can score quickly and run up the score in your team’s favor with an aggressive serve.

 

• Is intimidating.

Your opposing team will watch as you warm up, and they will be intimidated when they see you serving with power and accuracy. This puts extra pressure on them when they see you step up to the serving line.

 

• Can cause the opposing team to get out of system.

If you can serve in a way that can force the other team out of system, it increases the odds of them making a mistake and giving you a point in return.

 

• Leads to a free ball situation.

When you serve aggressively, the other team may not be able to receive the ball easily and may pass off target. This often creates a situation where your opposing team has to send a free ball over. 

 

• Will get you noticed by coaches.

College coaches, varsity coaches, and high-level club coaches, will pay attention to a player with a strong, competitive serve. Having a consistently tough serve will make you a highly sought-after player. 

 

Ask your coach what you need to work on to improve your serve to make you more competitive from the serving line or take advantage of clinics to get extra help.  Learn more about registering for clinics by clicking HERE

HOW TO SUPPORT A GOOD COACH

A good coach is an asset to your daughter not only on the court, but in other character-building aspects as well. A coach has the ability to reach your daughter in a unique way that can make a life-long impact. 

 

Here are five qualities of a good coach.

 

WHAT MAKES A GOOD COACH?

 

1- A good coach cares about your daughter, not only on the court but in school as well. They will check on her grades from time to time and encourage her to strive for academic excellence. With your daughter’s best interest in mind, your coach will advocate for her on and off the court.

 

2- A coach who believes in your daughter’s potential will push your daughter to do her best in the sport. This will help your daughter grow and carry the pride that comes with accomplishment throughout her life.

 

3- An effective coach can help your daughter learn to work well on a team, improve her problem-solving skills, and can build a competitiveness in your daughter in a safe and encouraging environment. 

 

4- Since your coach will be teaching skills from a different perspective, a dynamic coach can reach your daughter in ways that a parent often can’t. Your daughter’s coach will be a strong, influential voice in her life. 

 

5- A good coach will hold your daughter accountable to do her part, whatever her role may be on the team. Whether on the court or on the sideline, there is a role that your daughter should be playing. Your coach will help her see the value in every role. 

 

It is always a benefit to the student athlete when the coach and parent work together. If you have a good coach who speaks into your daughter’s life, here are five ways you can show your support.

 

HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT YOUR COACH?

 

1- Respect their time and space. A good coach will always welcome open communication with an athlete or parent, but there is a time and place for it. If there is a concern that needs to be expressed, following the “24 Hour Rule” will help ensure that all parties are levelheaded and can focus on the issue at hand. Be sure not to interrupt a practice or tournament. Instead, ask when and where would be a good time to talk. Also, be considerate of the time when you text or call. Late night or early morning hours are not appropriate.

 

2- Encouraging your daughter to listen to and follow your coach’s instructions and reinforcing your coach’s philosophy at home are huge ways to show your support. Whether it’s skill instructions, pre-game routine, or even a curfew before a tournament, your coach has their reasons for their requests. Your daughter will be more receptive and bring a more positive and helpful attitude to the court when she hears it reinforced at home.

 

3- Never allow your daughter or anyone else to bash your coach or other players on the team. Even if you are tempted to complain yourself, it is most beneficial when a parent and coach can talk through a problem and resolve it without heated words or bad feelings. Make the court a drama free zone.

 

4- Offer ways to help your coach. Maybe your coach would appreciate you shagging balls during a practice or warm up.  (But ask first; some coaches prefer the girls to take the responsibility.) Or maybe you can help organize team bondings or holiday celebrations or bring team snacks. Coaches have a lot on their plates. Your offer of help will mean a lot.

 

5- Perhaps the most appreciated way of support is to simply say, “Thanks!” or “Good job, Coach!” Giving positive feedback to the coach will let your coach know that you support them and is sure to brighten their day.

 

A good coach is invaluable. Let’s be sure to do all we can to support our COACHES!

 

Importance of Volleyball Fundamentals

You probably know the story of the man who built his house on the firm foundation of a rock versus the man who built his home on the weaker foundation of sand.

 

The home with the strong foundation stood during the storm, while the house with the weaker foundation fell.

 

Even in volleyball, your foundation matters.

 

Your coach probably talks about fundamentals. A lot. 

 

You may have even heard your coach yell about them.

 

Mastering the fundamentals is vital if you want to play competitively.

 

By fundamentals we mean the basics. The foundation from which everything else is built. 

 

How are your fundamentals?

 

Each volleyball skill has its own set of fundamentals that you need to build in order to be a strong player. Here are a few to pay attention to.

 

Passing

• Platform formation

• Footwork

• Arm motion (freeze platform to target)

 

Serving

• Footwork

• Serving hand placement

• Directing the serve

• Controlled lift or toss

 

Hitting

• Footwork

• Arm and hand placement

• Timing

 

Setting

• Hand formation

• Footwork

• Use of legs

• Fast hands

 

How can you work on your fundamentals?

 

Need work on your fundamentals? There are several ways you can get started.

 

• Talk to your coach for their input. They may see something you don’t.

• Participate in clinics and camps. Even if you’ve been playing for a few years, attending a beginning or intermediate level clinic or camp will help you focus on those basic skills that you’ve let slide over time.

• Ask an advanced player who has mastered the skill for help. Be careful who you ask, though. Make sure it’s someone the coaches would recommend as well.  

• Check out YouTube or other videos online. There are many online resources that may be beneficial to you. Spend some time to find the good ones.

 

Make sure you’re working towards strong, consistent fundamentals. They are the foundation on which your skills will be built.


MBS Volleyball CLub

 

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

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MBS  Volleyball Director

MBS Volleyball Director

Phone: (407) 426-4MBS (4627)