Mountain Peak Volleyball provides athletes with high quality programming to pursue volleyball excellence. Our players are taught the importance of fostering a Growth Mindset and developing teamwork and communication skills with the ultimate goal of excelling both on and off the volleyball court (both now and in their future endeavors). Our highly trained coaches embrace the challenge of developing their athletes physically and mentally and strive to teach our PEAK values of Perseverance, Energy, Attitude, and Knowledge. Our Mountain Peak Family aims to have a positive impact on each and every member of our club.
1. ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT
Every Mountain Peak coach comes to practice with a clear and specific practice plan with the current needs of the team in mind. We require coaches spend time outside of practice preparing for each week. We provide essential coaching clinics and tools to our staff to ensure each coach understands how to structure and build out practice plans to maximize reps, learning, and progress. All of our coaches are trained on consistent coaching keys and terminology to create a consistent learning environment. Our directors attend national coaching clinics each year to ensure our teachings are up-to-date and follow the directive of the USA Women's team and top programs throughout the nation.
2. MENTAL TRAINING
Mentally, we spend significant time developing the mindset of each athlete. We host several mindset clinics throughout the club season as well as our PEAK trainings that focus on embracing a growth mindset and learning from failure. We also focus on injury prevention and training athletes to jump and land safely so they can enjoy the sport longer in their lifetime with fewer physical setbacks.
We believe that winning is not our focus, but the pleasant and expected by-product of hard work and effort. Winning and losing are both waypoints along the journey. We believe that competing at our highest level will help us accomplish our goals. We live by unbending values, cherish the challenge, respect the nature of competition, and run headlong into the quest for excellence. We believe in developing purpose-driven athletes who are internally motivated to reach success. We seek challenges, battle for personal excellence, strive to be better each day, and live and play with purpose embedded in values. We embrace the journey!
Mountain Peak coaches are trained to communicate with athletes, parents, and directors. We make it a point to try and get to know parents and help our coaches create a relationship with the parents on their team to encourage a positive communication stream. We teach our coaches to communicate directly in an encouraging manner to athletes and adapt their coaching style to help facilitate learning to different personality types. We sit down with each athlete during evaluations each season for a 1 on 1 session.
4. TEAM BUILDING
Volleyball is the ultimate team sport. Relationships among the team are essential and have a direct impact on the success of each team. Our coaching staff understands this critical component and provides opportunities for the team to bond and connect. We discuss different personality types and how individuals respond to the same situation in different ways. We work to help athletes understand each other to encourage supportive communication and actions to teammates, especially in times of adversity.
Showing gratitude and giving back is essential to the development of athletes in our quest to develop strong values in our young people. Our club participates in at least one club-wide service project each year and encourages individual teams to seek additional opportunities to serve. Engaging in service is one way we can show appreciation and recognize what we have been blessed with. We create moments to thank officials, refs, coaches, tournament workers, and parents for their support and efforts in allowing us to play this great sport we love. In the past, the club has had the opportunity to donate over 10,000 items to The Family Place for families in need and almost 200 stuffed animals to Project Teddy Bear to help traumatized and at-risk children.