Club Med NVL Indoor Volleyball Academy Program
Florida Region Gold Seal
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.
Club Contact: Melissa Piazza (407)-421-4651
Are You Ready….
At the Club Med NVL Indoor Volleyball Academy we’re ready when you are! Come for one of our holiday camps, a college ready camp or get really invested in achieving your dreams by enrolling full-time. If our full-time program is your choice then Club Med Academies also offers an on-site and off-site option for our academic programs.
Where Coaching Makes a Difference
Club Med NVL Indoor Volleyball Academy Director is Albert “Al-B” Hannemann. He is a former Olympic Festival Gold Medalist, U.S. Open Champion, founder of the National Volleyball League Professional Beach Volleyball Tour, and is on a MISSION to “…to develop the complete volleyball player by providing elite beach and indoor volleyball training.” That is why he partnered with Club Med Academies, a multi-sport training facility and program, to form the first ever Full-time Volleyball Academy, where students from all over the planet come to develop their skills and fuel their dreams.
Helping AL-B is a team of professional coaches who have competed successfully on domestic and international platforms. Head coaches Piotr Marciniak and Karolina Sowala have experience playing worldwide on both the CEV, and FIVB Swatch tours, finishing 3rd in the world and are currently the top players on the NVL Pro Tour. Along with former College Coach Sergio Rios, who brings his college experience into every practice here at the Academy.
The Best of the Best
And you never know who is going to show up at the Academy to train or lend a hand, as many of the top NVL players, college coaches, and professional players train and or coach our camps and clinics year round. Take for example the Japanese National Women’s Team to popped in to during their training season, and the World Champion Dutch National Men’s Team.
A Proven Track Record
Our elite performance academy has a track record of helping players reach their potential. We have had early success in signing athletes with NCAA sand programs such as South Carolina, TCU, Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, Florida State University, Tulane University, and Webber International University. Find out more about our College Placement Program and see how we can help you get into the school of your dreams.
- We are the ONLY Indoor Volleyball Academy in the Nation
- National Training Center for The NVL
- Coaches are tour champions & legends of the sport, and dedicated to developing champions
- Help student establish well defined goals to keep focus and motivation high
- Provide tournament consulting and scheduling to develop a competitve plan for each of our full-time students
- Use the NVL RIZE competitive platform to develop our athletes
- Host a variety of “College ready” camps & clinics to get players ready for the next level
- Offer students physical training, mental performance, and nutritional guidance as part of their training curriculum
- 9 top-of-the-line Olympic sand courts
- Offer a comprehensive College Placement program (additional cost)
- Video analysis for college recruiting purposes
- Blended programs of 2-3 hours indoor and 4-5 hours outdoor (depending on he package you select)
- Annual competitions like the World Junior Championship “Global Challenge” hosted by the NVL RIZE tour
Our elite junior volleyball program has two unique training sessions, one session in the morning and one in the afternoon. The morning session includes two hours of technique and skill development. The focus of the afternoon session is team development and game strategy. The students will have one hour of conditioning and weight training every day. Our method of two training sessions per day allows the student to assimilate the instruction effectively.
In addition to the junior volleyball program, athletes will be given the chance to train with the best players and to engage in match-play, conditioning, mental training, video analysis and how best to compete for that college scholarship.
Five Principles of Development:
- Skill Development
- Strategic Comprehension
- Mental Awareness
- Athletic Nutrition
- Strength and Conditioning
Schedules for Training
Our Club Med NVL Indoor Volleyball Academy schedules are designed to maximize the training of our athletes. With several schedule options depending on the program that you chose we are certain that you will find one that works for you.
- 9:30-10:30 – Strength or Conditioning
- 10:30-12:30 – Skills Development Session
- 12:30-1:30 – Lunch Break
- 1:30-2:30 – Club Med Activities (Sailing, Paddle Board, Trapeze, Golf, Tennis, Etc.)
- 3:00-3:30 – Special Sessions: Mental Training, Video Analysis, Nutrition, College Seminar
- 3:30-5:30 – Team Development Skills Session/Competitive Play
Boarding & Accommodations
Both boarding and non-boarding options are available. As a boarding student, you will have the opportunity to meet new people from other places and different cultures. Large rooms are available with a 2-4 person capacity. Student rooms include access to wi-fi and onsite laundry facilities. All of the fitness training facilities are located in one place, with gated security.
Meals & Dining
Student meals are available onsite at one of three restaurants, the Market Place a buffet style restaurant , Soleil an a-la-carte style restaurant, and the Steakhouse, all of which rate at a 4 star level for quality and selection. Meals are provided throughout the day, starting with breakfast at 7:00am, lunch at 12:00pm, and dinner at 6:00pm.
But don’t worry, if you are hungry between those times Soleil is open throughout the day from 10:00am to 12:00pm; 2:00pm to 6:00pm; and 9:00pm to 11:oopm.
A wide variety of activities are available at Club Med Sports Academy, offering a home-away-from-home experience like no other. After the work is done, students can relax in a variety of ways such as dynamic activities or just kicking back and throwing their feet up at one of the pools. From tennis, golf, volleyball, soccer, swimming, weightlifting, basketball, ping-pong, , trapeze or any of the many other activities that are available on the property, there is something for everyone to enjoy!
But it doesn’t stop there. You can do two things a once. Yes, of course, you can train the sport you love the whole time, however, you can also add some additional activities to keep you on track with your academics. Try one of our Academic Extras and get it all done at the same time. We offer a Sport + Language program that allows you learn a language around your sport training schedule. We offer an Exam Prep program that gives you the opportunity to prepare for the SAT or ACT or TOEFL. You can even take advantage of our Subject Tutoring service that allows you to select a subject like algebra or geometry and meet with one of our math specialists to keep sharp on your numbers skills. You can even come for summer camp and participate in our Summer School program to get ahead by doing an extra class during the summer.
And don’t forget about our College Placement Program, which guides you through the college enrollment process from start to finish. You can start the program from anywhere in the world, meet your College Coordinator while you are here, and follow up weekly with online meetings. The college enrollment process can be overwhelming, let us help you get started today as part of our Academic Extra add-on program. Your future is worth it.
Here at Club Med Sandpiper Bay “life is good”. Our Student Services team is dedicated to making sure that our students are well taken care of. With scheduled activities right here on campus and frequent off-site events, life at the academy is always bustling. We are always productive and on the move. And with all that movement safety is our greatest concern. Daily sports attendance and nightly head counts are a maximum priority. Please contact us any time with questions about our Campus Life program.