Hometown: Huntsville, Alabama
Coach Mike Mitchell is returning to Little Rock Juniors as a Lead Coach in our League program. He will oversee practices in several age divisions ensuring players are being instructed on fundamental skills using the same keys that our teams use throughout the club when teaching basic skills. We are super excited to bring his valuable coaching experience and knowledge of the game to our youngest players. He will also be coaching the 12 Red League team with his daughter, Laura McCormack. His coaching philosophy is about “basics”. Establish sound fundamentals and details to the little things, as players and as individuals off the court, and the big things will fall into place.
Volleyball has been a way of life around his household; his daughters still play in adult leagues, one of his daughter’s is the Head Volleyball Coach at a high school in Atlanta and his other actually met her husband through volleyball. It is a sport that Coach Mike and his family have enjoyed through his years of playing, coaching and participating as a parent of players (20+ years). He has been a participating member with the Delta Region for a number of years and has watched and interacted to help volleyball grow within the state of Arkansas. Coach Mike has coached club 18s, 16s, 15s and 13s; and assisted coaching with his daughter at the college level.