Our History: WE KNOW VOLLEYBALL… and we know it well. Our club was established in 1998 to provide athletes in the Central Arkansas area the opportunity to receive high level training and to teach the sport to beginners. Flash forward to current day, and that is still what we are doing! We have trained and developed thousands of players in the sport of volleyball, with many being recruited to play in college. We pride ourselves with the tradition of providing high quality volleyball training with a great overall experience. Volleyball, just like any other sport, is constantly evolving and we know how important it is to be up to date on the latest trends and techniques. This is why we equip our coaches with the necessary tools to provide the best possible training.
Our Teams and Practices: Each season, we field a select number of teams ensuring quality over quantity…. quality coaching and quality practice time. We train athletes from the entry level player to the elite athlete. We want each athlete to be able to compete at the highest level possible, whether it is working to make their school volleyball team, winning a state championship, aspiring to play in college or simply playing for the love of the game.
Practices average 4 hours a week for competitive teams and 2 hours a week for league teams, in which our coaches are committed to providing efficient practice plans resulting in the most reps and game-like play. While we expect 100% effort from our athletes during practice, this schedule allows players ample time to balance school, family and their commitment to a team. With so much emphasis these days on competitive play, we offer our athletes the ability to create the right combination of athletics, academics and social activities. We know how important physical and mental health choices are for our athletes and we want each athlete to have an enjoyable experience. In the end, athletes will remember their coaches, their teammates and the many memories created not only on the court, but also off the court. Our tournament schedules provide highly competitive play for each of our program levels, along with maximum exposure to college coaches for our National and Regional Plus teams in divisions 15-18.
Our Coaching Staff: We are very selective in who we invite to coach for our club. The coaching staff at Little Rock Juniors is comprised of some of the most dedicated and knowledgeable coaches, and most importantly, coaches who always put the well-being of their athletes first. Their passion to teach the sport of volleyball to the youth of Central Arkansas is contagious. One thing that makes the LRJ experience special is that our coaches come from all over the world. Their unique characteristics bring different skills, cultural advantages and a winning enthusiasm for the game.
The training process used by our coaches is based on the Gold Medal Squared philosophy which is proven in creating winning systems. The process is used by the U.S National Teams as well as most major colleges and has had proven results. The Gold Medal Squared process provides our coaches the tools they need to teach skills, understand game tactics, make better use of limited practice time and develop winning systems while they create their own individual team systems. We provide ongoing education to our coaches, for as the sport of volleyball evolves, our coaching methods evolve with it.
Volleyball is our passion and our coaches strive to instill that passion in every player we train!
So, why LRJ you ask?
WE TRAIN TOGETHER.
WE COMPETE TOGETHER.
WE SUCCEED TOGETHER.