Welcome to Club Gemini

Club Gemini was formed in 2007 with one team (12U) with a vision to provide girls in south and southwest county with the opportunity to play club volleyball while continuing to pursue other interests. For the 2013-14 season Gemini plans to host 10 teams ages 11U through 18U ranging from developmental to competitive depending on age.

The mission of Club Gemini is to provide an atmosphere in which girls can develop their volleyball skills to their maximum potential. This is accomplished through individual instruction, specialty clinics and tournament play. In addition to volleyball skills, we will focus on team building.

We strive to keep the cost of our club affordable. Fees for 2013-14 are generally expected to range from $650 to $900 and are dependent on number and types of tournaments entered, number of practices per week and costs associated with conditioning.
Additionally, a uniform (jersey, shorts, socks, and t-shirt) will need to be purchased. Returning players will need to purchase only those items that need to be replaced. Optional items including bags, warm-ups and spirit wear are available for purchase.

See TEAM POSTS FOR INFORMATION ON INDIVIDUAL TEAMS

For additional information or coaching opportunities, please contact Bill McKee at william.mckee@sbcglobal.net.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

CLUB GEMINI

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Gemini Storm (18U) - NO WAIVERS

As a 17U team, Gemini Storm had a very successful year ranking 22nd out of approximately 70 teams and as a competitive waivered team finished 1st in the Bronze/Copper Regional! YES, I SAID 1ST!

Gemini Storm expects to pick up where they left off and continue to be competitive within the Gateway Region. However, as an 18U team, Storm will no longer be waivered.

It is currently anticipated that Storm will play in the new Premier Invitational League. Additionally, Storm will enter 6 Regional tournaments and the Gold/Silver Regionals. As the season progresses, the coaches will make a determination as to whether Storm will enter the bid event.

Practices will be held twice per week - Monday and Wednesday at various South County locations.

Grant Cochran and Bill McKee will be the co-coaches for Storm. Bill has been with the team since its inception at 12U. Grant has run clinics for Gemini since its inception and joined forces with Storm in 2010. Both Bill and Grant continue to play volleyball on a competitive and recreational basis.

Lindsay Phillips joined Storm for the 2011-12 season as an assistant coach specializing in defensive training. Lindsay is excited to be returning for 2013-14. Lindsay played DS for Notre Dame Quincy HS and continues to play both indoor and beach volleyball on a recreational basis.

Cynthia McKee will also be an assistant coach for Storm and has been with the team since its inception.

Gemini Smash (17U)

Gemini SMASH is expected to continue as a moderately competitve team. Continued emphasis will be placed on providing the girls with the skills and the knowledge to take their game to the next level.

It is anticipated that SMASH will participate in approximately 8 tournaments (2 tournaments per month) plus Regionals. Practices are planned for Monday and Wednesday at various South County locations.

Jackie Cordes will be the head coach for SMASH. Jackie has coached for SMASH since its inception and coached CYC through Mary Mother of the Church.

John Passmore will be an assistant coach for SMASH having returned to coaching at the Junior Club level for the 2011-12 season. Previously, John coached 14s through 17s Junior Club teams. He has played many years on adult men's and coed volleyball teams. John's strengths are in teaching the skills and fundamentals of volleyball with an emphasis on serving, setting, and defensive strategy so players can progess to higher levels of play.

Laura Passmore will also be returning as assistant coach for SMASH. She has previously instructed at volleyball summer camps and coached a girl's 15s Junior Club team after a long career on college, high school, and junior select teams. Prior to coaching volleyball, Laura was the libero for Jefferson College's volleyball team which was nationally ranked during her year's of playing college volleyball. She was the starting setter for her JV and Varsity high school teams and played CYC and Junior select volleyball for over 10 years.

Gemini 16U

Gemini 16U – It is anticipated that the 16U team will be moderately competitive. The coaching staff plans to put together a program that will enhance the skills currently possessed by the team and ready the girls for varsity play. This will be accomplished through effective training at practices and through a competitive tournament schedule..

It is anticipated that the roster will include 9-10 players. Players will be selected based on prior experience, skills possessed, and demonstration of teamwork.


It is anticipated that the team will participate in 8-10 tournaments plus Regionals. Participation in a National Qualifier and/or the Bid Event will be evaluated by the coaches and Club Director as the season progresses.

Practices are planned for Monday and Wednesday evenings at various South County locations.

Shawn Collins will be the head coach. (Bio to follow).

Gemini Freeze (15U) - AGE WAIVERS ACCEPTED

For the 2012-13 Club Gemini hosted 2 14U teams designed to provide the girls with the skills and knowledge necessary as high school players.

For 2013-14 we are planning to raise the bar and take the girls to the next level. We will do this by combining the coaching staffs of last year's teams, increasing the level of competition and continued emphasis on teaching skills needed at the JV and Varsity level. Additionally, we will be offering strength and conditioning training and will tap the resources of specialty coaches.

It is expected that the team will participate in approximately 10 tournaments plus Regionals. Practices will be held twice per week - Monday and Wednesday at various South County locations.

The coaching staff will include Cynthia McKee, Allison Kane and Brigit Bell. Cynthia has been an assistant coach for Club Gemini Storm since its inception and coached Freeze as a 14U team. Allison was born and raised in St. Louis and has considerable experience playing volleyball at both the high school and club levels. Allison spends her free time with friends playing indoor and sand volleyball. Brigit played volleyball through college and is currently teaching and coaching volleyball through the Rockwood Community Education program. Brigit was the head coach for the Knights at 14U for the 2012-13 season.

Gemini Boltz (14U) - NO WAIVERS

Gemini Boltz (14U) - The Boltz have put together three very successful seasons since its inception. For the 2012-13, they ranked 22 out of approximately 85 teams, and finished 11th in the Gold/Silver Regionals (Gold).


The Boltz are looking forward to another great season. A great deal of emphasis will be placed on teaching advanced skills as well as reinforcing the fundamentals. Teaching methods will include drills, scrimmages, and clinics. A great deal of focus will be on preparing the girls for high school play. It is anticipated the roster will include 9-10 players. The girls selected for this team must possess strong fundamental skills. Additionally, demonstration of teamwork is essential.


We are currently expecting this team to play in approximately 10 tournaments. Additionally, it is anticipated the team will enter the Mid-East National Qualifier, Gold/Silver Regionals and the Regional Bid Event.


Practices will be held twice per week - Tuesday and Thursday at various South County locations.

The head coach is Bill McKee. Bill is the Director of Club Gemini and has been with the Boltz for their 11U and 12U seasons. Additionally, Bill has coached Gemini Storm (18U) since the club's inception. Bill also coached girls 3rd grade through 8th grade for Mary Mother and is currently coaching 6th grade for Assumption.

Additionally,


Hailey Gill will be returning as assistant coach for the Boltz.

Gemini Angels (14U) - NO WAIVERS

Gemini Angels (14U) – This Angels have put together 3 very successful seasons. For the 2011-12, the Angels (playing under the name of Ninjas) registered as an 11U team and finished 5th in the Gold division of the Gateway Regionals. For 2012-13, the Angels “jumped” to 13U and ranked 36 out of approximately 85 teams and finished 20th in the Gold/Silver Regionals (Silver).

This team will be moderately competitive and, in addition to teaching both fundamental and advanced volleyball skills and systems, will prepare the girls for high school play.

It is anticipated the roster will carry 9-10 girls. Girls will be selected based on skills possessed, attitude, and potential to play in high school.

The team will enter approximately 8-10 tournaments plus the Gold/Silver Regionals. Additionally, the coaching staff will consider entering the Mid-East National Qualifier and the Regional Bid Event.

Practices will be Tuesday and Thursday evenings at various South County locations.

Karen Kozacheck will be returning as the head coach for the Angels. Karen has coached for Club Gemini for 4 years. Karen has a great deal of playing experience at the high school and college levels and continues to play recreationally.

Additionally, Karen will have 1-2 assistant coaches helping with the practices and tournaments.

Gemini Hitters (13U)

Gemini Hitters (13U) – The Hitters plan to pick up where they left off last year. For the 2012-13 season, the Hitters ranked 28th out of approximately 70 teams and, as a competitive waivered team, finished 8th in the Bronze/Copper Regionals (Bronze).

This team will be moderately competitive and, in addition to teaching both fundamental and advanced volleyball skills and systems, will begin to prepare the girls for high school play.

It is anticipated that the roster will include 9-10 players. Players will be selected based on prior experience, skills possessed, and demonstration of teamwork. This team will consider waivered players.


It is anticipated that the team will participate in approximately 8-10 tournaments plus Regionals.

Practices are planned for Tuesday and Thursday evenings at various South County locations.

Karen Kozacheck will be returning as the the head coach for the team. Karen has been with Club Gemini for 4 years focusing on providing instruction for 11U through 14U teams. . Karen has a great deal of prior playing experience at both the High School and College levels and continues to play recreationally.

Additionally, the coaching staff will include 1-2 assistant coaches.

Gemini 12U - NO WAIVERS

Gemini 12U –Club Gemini plans to host 2 12s teams for the 2013-14 season. It is anticipated that these teams will be moderately competitive and will build upon the fundamental skills the girls possess.


Emphasis will be placed on teaching both basic and advanced skills and on learning varying offensive and defensive systems.


It is anticipated that each roster will include 9-10 players. Players will be selected based on prior experience, skills possessed, and demonstration of teamwork.


It is anticipated that the teams will participate in 8-10 tournaments plus Regionals. Participation in a National Qualifier and/or the Bid Event will be evaluated by the coaches and Club Director as the season progresses.

Practices are planned for Monday and Wednesday evenings at various South County locations.


The head coach for the Blue team will be Kelly Hawkins. Kelly is currently head coach for her parish CYC team.(St. Dominic).


The head coach for the Red team will be Christian Rothley. Christian is a coach for the Rockwood Community Education program. Additionally, Christian was an assistant coach for Club Gemini last year (14s).

Gemini 11U - NO WAIVERS

For 2012-13, Club Gemini will offer an 11U team.

Club Gemini 11s teams for the past 4 years have been highly successful - finishing 3 of the 4 years in the Gold at the Gateway Regionals.

We offer a dynamic instructional program combined with a competitive schedule.
It is anticipated that the team will consist of 8-10 players who will be selected based on prior experience, skills possessed, and demonstration of teamwork.

Our new 11s team has been invited and will make application to Gateway’s new Premier Invitational League. Additionally, the schedule will include 6-8 tournaments plus Regionals.

Practices are planned for Monday and Wednesday evenings at various South County locations.

The coaching staff will include Hailey Gill and Elizabeth Laury. Both Hailey and Elizabeth are defensive specialist for Storm (our 18U team) and play libero for their respective high schools. Additionally, Hailey has been an assistant coach for Boltz since the team began at 11U. Additionally Kyle Siegel will be working with the team. Kyle has significant playing experience at both the high school and college level. For the 2014-15 year Kyle will be on the roster of Missouri Baptist University Men’s Volleyball team.