Cache Valley: United Together
Athletes from all over northern Utah come together to combine our talents and form the most competitive teams.
Skills Clinic Format
Skills Clinics will be formatted similar to semi-private lessons. Each court will offer a different position focus (Setters, Middles, Pin Hitters, Liberos) and training will be specific to that position on the assigned court each week. Our Elite coaches will head each court so all of our athletes have an opportunity to work with our most experienced coaching staff. Additionally, we will be offering two different time slots based on athlete level to keep groups smaller and facilitate higher-quality learning.
Physical Training with Athletic Republic
We are excited about our partnership again this season with Athletic Republic to incorporate more injury prevention training as well as jump and speed training specific to volleyball. Located just west of our facility, Athletic Republic will be offering training to our athletes throughout the season. A 12-week training session will be included for any athletes that make an Elite team this season. All other athletes will have the option to participate in the training at a discounted rate offered exclusively to Mountain Peak Volleyball athletes.
Athletic Republic uses state-of-the-art performance testing tools with synchronized video to document the progress of their athletes. They've tested, studied and perfected their training programs so you gain the ability to improve your play and the confidence to win. Every individualized program is based on fundamental test data that identifies your strengths and targets your weaknesses. Their proven methods safely push you past your limits, increasing the competitive skills required to be a champion.
Grayson DuBose as Our "Coaches Coach"
USU Head Coach, Grayson DuBose, will be spending time with each team and coach to offer feedback and his expertise. He will work to help train our coaches while also being able to interact with our athletes. We are so excited to have such an incredible coach working with our program!
Grayson has coached at the collegiate level for the past 19 seasons, beginning his career at USU as an assistant coach. Grayson was named the WAC Coach of the Year in both 2007 and 2012 and has coached two All-Americans and 24 all-conference selections. Off the court, 38 of his student-athletes have earned academic all-conference honors a total of 90 times, as well as six academic all-district recipients. He enters the 2018 season as the longest tenured coach in USU volleyball history and is second on the all-time wins list.
Travel Opportunities for Elite Top Teams
Athletes who make our top teams will have the opportunity to attend national travel tournaments to compete at a national level on a national stage against teams from (you guessed it) all over the nation. These teams will represent Cache Valley and be able to showcase their talents for recruiting purposes to play at a collegiate level.
PEAK Training for All Premier & Elite Teams
Our mindset training sets our program apart from others. Each of our Premier and Elite teams will have weekly mindset training to help them learn to respond to adversity and failure in a way that will help them grow and develop. Volleyball is a mental game that requires mental training in order to compete at an elite level.
More Local Events
Through our PEAK Performance Center, we are able to host events throughout the entire year. This is especially great during the club season so our teams aren't required to travel to SLC, Provo, Park City, etc. each weekend. We are excited to host even more events this season as we continue to provide some tournaments close to home. Additional tournaments also increase our Work to Play opportunities, which gives athletes an opportunity to work to pay off a portion of their club dues each season.