Founded in1999 with only three teams in its first year, Pinellas Heat Volleyball Club is a premium volleyball training center that offers private lessons, clinics, and mini-clubs to the girls' and boys' club teams.
Online PR News – 05-January-2013 – Clearwater, FL – Pinellas Heat Volleyball Club, a Florida based volleyball training center, announced their plans to field 29 girls' teams this season. These teams will comprise of more than 260 players and 37 coaches. The upcoming 2013 season will compete in more than 18 tournaments. The participating teams will travel to Denver, CO, Kansas City, MO, Atlanta, GA, and various locations around the state of Florida.
Pinellas Heat's mission is to foster the growth of volleyball players who aspire to take their skills to the next level. They offer exclusive training programs designed for players of different age groups. For example, the elementary training program targets players under the age of 11. The middle school training has been exclusively designed for those aged between 11 and 14, while the high school training program is for those in the age group of 15 to18. They also provide one-on-one coaching by their certified coaches.
The team of Pinellas Heat comprises of highly experienced coaches and staff. Terry Small, the head coach and director, was the varsity volleyball coach at East Lake High School for 15 years. Terry was the 2001, 2002 and 2010 Pinellas County Coach of the Year. The coaching staff comprises of several other skilled and qualified coaches, such as Mark Foster, Kendrea Penrose, Patrick Sneed, Chris Vergnaud, and the 2012 All-Suncoast Coach of the Year, Stephen Shepherd.
The volleyball club sent 10 teams to the Girls Junior National Championships and one team to the Boys Junior National Championships during last 13 years. Players trained by Pinellas Heat have performed well in many different tournaments. They have had seven players recognized at AAU Nationals as All-Americans, four players named to the Junior Olympic All Tournament team, and one player named to the Girls Junior National Championship All Tournament Team. As part of their growth and expansion plan, the club is all geared up to now house two full volleyball courts. Pinellas Heat has had 65 girls go on to play at the college level, including 11 girls in last year's 2012 graduating class.
About Pinellas Heat Volleyball Club: Founded in1999 with only three teams in its first year, Pinellas Heat Volleyball Club is a premium volleyball training center that offers private lessons, clinics, and mini-clubs to the girls' and boys' club teams. They focus on developing the skills of players who are 18 or under.