Want to play volleyball in the UNited States?
Already in the USA and want to play on C2 VBC'S U18 volleyball team?
Join GATEWAY SPORts ACADEMY's
C2 Volleyball Team
C2 VBC 18U Finished 5th in the usa at aau National Championships in 2019
Gateway Academy’s C2 Volleyball Team is an elite, international college prep volleyball training team that plays in USAV and JVA volleyball tournaments throughout the country. In 2019 our U18 team finished 5th in the nation at the AAU National Championships. The volleyball program trains out of the Midwest Region, one of the top volleyball regions in the USA. Our teams travel throughout the Midwest competing in the largest tournaments in the country in locations such as Indiana, Missouri, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, and more.
Our C2 Volleyball Team is open to U15-U18 international and domestic boys and girls volleyball players.
WHAT SETS US APART?
We are located in St. Louis, MO, in the Midwest Region, one of the best volleyball regions in the USA. This allows our athletes to compete against some of the best players in the country and gain additional recruiting exposure.
Our teams travel throughout the Midwest and beyond to compete in some of the best tournaments in the country--- where over 300 college coaches are in attendance!
All of our athletes receive college level training led by current and former NCAA Division I coaches. We also offer the option for beach volleyball training.
In addition ACT & TOEFL prep, all of our players participate in community service activities, leadership and mental training.
Our staff is well connected in the college volleyball world, providing our players with a recruiting advantage and opportunities for more exposure than the average player.
JOIN THE LION FAMILY
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE LION’S VOLLEYBALL STUDENT-ATHLETE LIFE STYLE!
Our students live and attend classes on a former college campus (Urshan College) located just outside of downtown St. Louis, MO. GSA offers NCAA approved dual credits, college courses, AP classes, ESL classes, and SAT, ACT, & TOEFL tutors. Additionally, GSA has year-round open enrollment, meaning students can apply and begin taking classes in the Fall or Winter semester.
housing and food
ALl you can eat
For $125/mo ($1/meal), our students receive All-You-Can-Eat meals 3x/day Monday-Friday and 2x/day Saturday-Sunday.
All of our international students stay in college dorms, with access laundry facilities, picnic areas, hammocks, and lounge areas.
Campus is located 20min from downtown St. Louis, MO and just 5min from Koch Park.
GIRLS VOLLEYBALL PROGRAM (SEPTEMBER-MAY)
The girls volleyball program is broken into two parts: Preseason and Club Season. Preseason training takes place from September-January and is when the primary focus is on getting acclimated to living in the USA, improving strength & conditioning, and attending college campus visits. Club Season is our main competitive season and takes place from January-May. Players practice 3-4x/week, travel to various tournaments, and compete for a National Championship.
boys volleyball program (september-july)
The boys volleyball program is broken into 3 parts: Club Season 1, Spring Season, and Club Season 2. During Club Season 1 (Sep-Feb) & Club Season 2 (May-July) players train and compete in local and national tournaments. During Spring Season (Mar-Apr) athletes train, but do not compete. The primary focus of Spring Season is to improve strength & conditioning and excel in the classroom.
TRAVEL THE USA & COMPETE IN THE LARGEST YOUTH VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENTS
Gateway Academy’s C2 Volleyball Team competes in the most competitive USAV and JVA volleyball tournaments. Our teams travel to tournaments where over 150 college coaches are in attendance in locations such as Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, and more!
HEAD COACH: CAITLYN VANN
Caitlyn Vann is the Head Coach of Gateway Academy’s C2 VBC 18U Team. Vann enters her 4th year as Head Coach and led the program to a 5th place finish at the AAU National Championships in 2019. Vann was a former NCAA Division I player at the University of Missouri, played professionally overseas, was a member of the Youth & Junior USAV National Training Team, and coached at the NCAA Division I level at Cal Berkeley and DePaul University.
International Student Tuition & Costs
A FULL COLLEGE PREP TRAINING PACKAGE WITH A PRIVATE EDUCATION FOR 1/2 THE AVERAGE USA COSTS!
Level 1: College Prep
The College Prep Package is for athletes who want to prepare to play at the Division III, NAIA or JUCO level.
Level 2: Elite College Prep
The Elite College Prep Package is for athletes who want to prepare to play at the Division I or Division II level.
Level 3: Advanced College Prep
The Advanced College Prep Package is for athletes who want to prepare to play at top Division I or NAIA level in indoor or beach volleyball.
SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE BASED ON ACADEMIC STANDING, ATHLETIC ABILITY, AND INCOME LEVEL
USA Volleyball Player MEMBERSHIP COSTS ($1200/PLAYER)
Two 2hr practices/week
Up to 7 tournaments
Transportation to Tournaments