Acorn: A Step In Your Volleyball Development
If you're brand new to volleyball, or you just want to take your skills to the next level, we invite you to join us for Acorn Volleyball. A weekly program for 9-15 year old boys and girls, Acorn run its participants though demanding - but fun! - 90-minute sessions of skills and game play.
Acorn is designed for athletes preparing for elementary-school volleyball or those looking towards future participation on FCVC competitive teams. Our club takes great pride in seeing Acorn grads being selected to club and school teams.
Come on out and join us... "from tiny acorns do mighty trees grow!"
Looking for a program for 4-8 year old boys and girls? Check out Mini-Acorn.
2022 Spring Program – SOLD OUT
We are excited to offer Spring Acorn back at Fanshawe College. The program will be a repeat of what your Acorn athlete has already experienced during the Winter session. However, the repetition allows the young athlete to build on their skills and fundamentals in volleyball.
What's different? The extra 15 minutes each session allows for more playing time each day. Athletes will be placed by ability on the four courts. There is lots of room to grow for any returning Acorn athlete and lots to learn for new members.
Dates: May 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 24, 26 (note May 19 is excluded)
Tuesday and Thursdays from 6:15 to 8 PM.
Location: Fanshawe College - Gymnasium, Building J
Fee: $150 payment can be e-transferred once you have received registration confirmation by email
Program Directors: The session will be led by coaches Bob Mann and Vaughan Peckham with senior club athletes as mentors. Our Youth Development Director continues to review the OVA Return to Play policies and COVID protocols to adjust our curriculum. The safety of our athletes and volunteer coaches is our primary concern.
Registration is closed. Program is sold out!
Acorn Select Team – on hold for 2021/22 season
Forest City Volleyball Club introduced the Acorn Select Team a few years ago with the objective of giving a group of 10-12 athletes exposure to tournament play. The program has become extremely popular, so we want to be clear about how the program works.
This program is exclusive to registered and paid participants of Acorn. Participants from either Sunday or Monday Acorn may be evaluated and invited to be part of the Select Team. We do not evaluate kids by their age but by ability and coach-ability. We could have a diverse age group as part of one team.
Select Team members will participate in Sunday Acorn and will be provided with an additional 25 minutes (11:30-11:55) of team training. The coach will look for opportunity to enter the team in a couple of exhibition tournaments. The Select Team coach will also try and get extra practice time on an available weeknight.
Cost of participation for Select Team athletes will include tournament fees and coaches out of pocket expenses (i.e. travel). It is usually less then $100.