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Atown VB Academy

The Academy

Boys and Girls

Atown Volleyball Academy provides an alternative to participating in a travel club while still enjoying and learning volleyball. AVA is a little different than most programs: we work on building blocks and players get to participate in our Friendship tournaments. We understand that being an athlete is a life commitment, but we also understand that being home with family and being involved in other interests is also important.  

We offer two locations:
Anderson, SC &
Piedmont, SC (Velocity Sports)

The Academy is a 5 month program that runs November through March with an average of 2 practices a week and 1 local tournament a month.

The Academy practices include: 

  • Core training 
  • Skill Breakdowns
  • Speed/Agility 
  • Team practice 

The core, agility, speed, and skill breakdown trainings are as an academy;  then players are assessed by age and skill level into Girls Orange (5th&6th), Black (7th&8th) or Gray (9th-12th) groups or Boys Orange group where players will break off into their specific teams for team practice .   All trainings/tournaments are local. 

Players experience game situations in the 4 Friendship tournaments. 

Anderson - Atown Academy Open House

  • Tuesday, October 30
  • 6-8 PM
  • Temple Baptist Church, Anderson

Open House is designed for the players to meet the coaching staff, other AVA players, be introduced to our core and skill session practice, and see what AVA is all about.

Parents can fill out paper work, attend the Q/A session with Angela, and then enjoy meeting staff.

No worries if you miss Open House and still want to participate! Join us: 


  • Friday, November 9, 2018 
  • 5:30PM (4th/5th/6th)
  • 6:00PM (7th/8th)
  • 7:00PM (9th-12th)
  • First Baptist Church in Anderson

Velocity - Atown Academy Open House

  • Monday, October 29th, 2018
  • 5:30PM Meeting  
  • 6:30-8 PM Evaluations
  • Velocity Sports Lab, Peidmont

Open House is designed for the players to meet the coaching staff, other AVA players, be introduced to our program design.  We use this Open House to evaluate players for placement.  All participants will be place throughout the month of November; no tryouts or cuts.

Parents can fill out paper work, attend the Q/A session with Angela, and then enjoy watching the rest of evaluations.  

No worries if you miss October 29th, and still want to participate! Join us: 

  • Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 
  • 5:30 PM
  • Velocity Sports Lab, Piedmont

What Parents Say:

"We moved to Anderson area in 2015. Since our daughter didn't get much playing time her 7th grade year, we signed her up for the Atown academy. There she learned and developed as an athlete. She gained more knowledge, skills, and confidence to play. Her 8th grade year she went back to the same school and was on the starting line up.  The text Atown season she played on a travel team. Then her 9th grade year she moved to one of the most competitive schools in our region for volleyball. She tried out for TLH and made the team, as a starter. She then played for Atown’s extreme travel team. For her 10th grade year she had to tryout again and was still able to make the team and be a starter.  We are so thankful for Atown, Coach freeze and her team of coaches credit for her skill development and knowledge of the game. We also are so grateful for Atown’s commitment to their athletes, serving the community and keeping Christ first. Such an amazing program! We look forward to playing for Atown throughout her high school career!" Stephanie E.

What AVA Coaches Say:

"I absolutely love coaching! Teaching girls about a sport that I love so much is the best way to end a day! Seeing my players get excited about being active and learning about volleyball is the best feeling in the world! I've always had the most amazing coaches who inspired me through how they’ve coached. I’ve grown up around Atown and have been playing under Coach Freeze since I was 10. She brought me to Atown and I’ve been under her wing ever since!"  Hadley S.