Attention all Fort Mill area middle school volleyball players. It does not matter what middle school you attend, all are welcome!
Coming this July (19-21) 2021 is our annual Middle School Volleyball Camp, open for all rising 4th- 9th graders.
Coached by the new head coach for the Fort Mill Yellowjackets, coach Jim Seidel. Coach Seidel just won the North Carolina Volleyball Coaches Association's "Coach of the Year", and is coming off three straight years of going to a state volleyball championships, three conference championships and the NCHSAA Western Region Championship. Coach Seidel will be assisted by his varsity assistant coaches, head coach JV, and athletes from the Yellowjacket Volleyball team.
Training will be focused by group, from basic volleyball skills and games, to expert individual volleyball training from setters, to outside hitters, to defensive specialists and liberos and middle blockers. Coach Seidel has trained volleyball athletes in high school and at the Carolina Union Volleyball Club with many career tournament wins, Gold placement in National Qualifiers, to helping many players signed to play volleyball in college. Come get to know coach Seidel and his Yellowjacket team, he's here to build a volleyball program that starts in our middles schools and grows right up to his high school teams.
All camp attendees will also recieve a certificate of completion, a camp t-shirt and copies of digital pictures of them with our varsity players in uniform. All camps will be at Fort Mill High School, at "The Hive", (inside our air conditioned gym).
All proceeds will benefit the Fort Mill High School Volleyball team to help offset costs on equipment, buses and travel to volleyball matches. We have an aggressive schedule this year with big plans to make it to "states", please help us get there.
Spots are limited, so hurry and save your place now as these always fill up fast.
To reserve your spot click this link here and pay online now. Please include t-shirt size and sign waiver.
Spring Workouts Begin in May 2021 for Volleyball
Spring workouts officially begin May 1st, 2021 per the SCHSL.
Many of our Yellow Jackets are playing extracurricular AAU club volleyball so as a coach I'm trying to find a good medium between getting the girls in our gym to play and learn, and not burning out those that are already playing.
Where: the Fort Mill High School Gym
When: May 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28 (more to come, check back to this page for more details or follow our Facebook page
Who may join? If you are currently in 8th grade at a FMHS feeder school and will be enrolled or is enrolled at FHMS for the fall of 2021 as a 9th grader, you are welcome to join these high school workouts. Any other current FHMS 9, 10, 11th graders may join us. Graduating seniors as of 2021 may join us, but if space is limited you may not be able to participate. If you are currently enrolled at a school outside of the Fort Mill School District and plan to enroll at FMHS for 2021, please contact coach Seidel for more info.
Tryouts will likely Friday 7/30 (but this in not in stone and depends on the SCHSL schedule forthcoming.)
Forms and Physicals: The forms for all of what you'll need are online and here, https://www.fortmillathletics.com/page/show/533317-forms-and-information
They include: Athletic handbook, Physicals, Eligibility, Concussion and Transportation waiver. Please turn in completed forms to the Athletic Department.
Those that want more volleyball training outside of school, Carolina Union Volleyball Club offers paid training sessions, private lessons and camps during the spring and summer. I also can do private lessons at the club.
New Fort Mill Varsity Volleyball Head Coach and Program Head Jim Seidel
Coach Jim Seidel was recently named varsity head coach and program head for the Fort Mill Yellowjackets. Coach Seidel just came off a state championship season in North Carolina as head varsity coach and program head for the Raptors of Mountain Island Charter School where is amassed a varsity record of 18 & 1 for varsity and 12 & 2 for JV, was the NCHSAA state championship runner-up and awarded the North Carolina Coaches Volleyball Association, Coach of the Year. Prior to Mountain Island coach Seidel had been to two other volleyball state championships, (back to back) as assistant coach and head scout for Gaston Day School in the NCISAA. Coach Seidel also coaches volleyball at Carolina Union Volleyball Club where he coaches a 17's national team.
Coach Seidel brings to the Yellowjacket Nation his coaching and team management that in the last three years has produced three state championship appearances, dozens of All Conference and All State players, numerous players signed to play in college, three ACVA All American Watch List players and a 3 year win/loss record of 104 & 23 for an .818 coaching record, (coaching both JV and Varsity). Along with three Conference Championships and an NCHSAA Western Region Championship. When asked about his volleyball coaching style coach Seidel quoted Wisconsin Volleyball head coach Kelly Sheffield, "We'll set up a system that plays to the players' strengths, while understanding that teams that serve tough and control the ball are usually the ones that win."
Coach Seidel is married and lives in Fort Mill with his wife and two daughters where he is an avid beach volleyball player, owns the award winning Carolina Meat & Fish Co and coaches club volleyball.
Fellow YellowJackets, please help us in congratulating an amazing fellow student and rising senior, Ms. Hannah Behrmann being nationally recognized by the Junior Volleyball Association.
South Carolina AAAAA High School playing in Region III, Upper State Division.
Fort Mill High School
215 N Hwy 21 Bypass
Fort Mill, SC 29715
Phone: (803) 548-1900
Fax: (803) 548-1911
Varsity Volleyball Coach and Program Head
COACHING JOBS OPEN: Volunteer Assistant. email coach Seidel above with a resume or to reach out.
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