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Join GATEWAY SPORts ACADEMY's

C2 INTERNATIONAL VBC Team

Gateway Academy’s C2 Volleyball International Team is an elite international college-prep volleyball training team that plays in USAV & JVA volleyball tournaments. The program, which is open to U15-U18 international and domestic girls volleyball players, is comprised of international players who attend Gateway Prep Academy as well as domestic athletes who play at the club & high school level and will compete in the U18's Division.

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Training Schedule

Our C2 International training program takes place over the course of 9 months and is comprised of 2 main seasons: College Prep Training Season (September-October) & the Elite College Prep Training Season (November-June). The College Prep Training Program is open to Gateway Sports Academy athletes only, and the Elite College Prep Training Program is open to all club-level athletes. 

C2 International VBC players will participate in practices throughout the week, compete in 7 tournaments throughout the USA, receive strength and agility training,  attend ACT & TOFEL classes, will complete a minimum of 26hours of volleyball/character development related community service, participate in college campus visits, and will receive assistance with college recruiting (highlight videos, player profiles, contacting coaches, organizing campus visits). 

ELITE COLLEGE PREP TRAINING SEASON

(NOVEMBER-MAY)

OFFERED TO U15-U18 INTERNATIONAL AND DOMESTIC VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS AND includes TEAM SKILL TRAINING, STRENGTH & CONDITIONING, AND TRAVELING FOR TOURNAMENT COMPETITIONS.

The Elite College Prep season is where the majority of high-level competitions will take place, with athletes traveling throughout the Midwest & beyond to compete in JVA and USAV club volleyball tournaments.  

 

 

COLLEGE PREP TRAINING SEASON

(SEPTEMBER-MAY)

OFFERED TO GATEWAY PREP ACADEMY Volleyball PLAYERS ONLY AND IS DEDICATED PRIMARILY TO INDIVIDUAL SKILL TRAINING, STRENGTH & CONDITIONING, tofel & act preparation, AND COLLEGE CAMPUS VISITS.

Gateway Prep Academy players will train 5 days/week with a minimum of 3 days of team volleyball training and 2 days of strength and agility training. Gateway athletes will also compete in a minimum of 7 volleyball tournaments,  take part in college campus visits, complete a minimum of 26 volunteer hours, attend TOFEL & ACT classes, and will receive college recruiting assistance as well as character development training.

 


Gateway Legacy Christian Academy & C2 International VBC Costs

USA Volleyball Player MEMBERSHIP COSTS ($1500/PLAYER)

Cost includes: Two 2hr practices/week, 7-9 tournaments, uniform & equipment, travel expenses. 

GATEWAY SPORTS ACADEMY TUITION COSTS

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About Gateway Sports Academy

The Sports Academy at Gateway Preparatory Academy is an elite level sport specific training experience for anyone who possesses the passion to challenge themselves at the highest level both academically and athletically. Located near St. Louis, Missouri, Gateway Sports Academy is a program offered by Gateway Preparatory Academy to its diverse population of enrolled students on campus from the United States and around the world. From world class facilities to elite level coaching, The Sports Academy at Gateway Preparatory Academy provides a professional training environment for any passionate athlete with the desire to work hard and improve. Students registered with the Sports Academy will complete a full academic workload in the classroom on a daily basis at Gateway Preparatory Academy prior to their athletic specific training schedule in the afternoons and evenings. Academic standards must be met in order to participate in the Sports Academy as the combination and balance of academics and athletics must always be maintained. Success will only be measured by development with the end result residing in an opportunity to play at a higher level and continue to make your passion a career.

What They Offer

The Gateway Sports Academy is a year-round training experience that coincides with the demanding academic schedule at Gateway Preparatory Academy. Our Elite Level Training Program will offer the following to any participant interested in practicing their passion:

Training at least 5 days per week from August to May.

Competitive matches year-round against local, regional, and national opposition

Specialized and designed strength and conditioning sessions at least 3 times per week.

Transportation, meals, and accommodation for domestic events and friendly matches on and off campus

College exposure through the academic calendar year

Academic Enhancement Classes

Half day academic schedule

Position specific training

Personalized fitness/nutrition counseling and profile

College  scholarship counseling and negotiation

 

Official visit coordination

NCAA recruiting process seminar for student athletes and parents

Personalized highlight video for recruiting purposes

All club/registration/ and tournament fees included

Multiple domestic trips off campus during the club season for college exposure

Rigorous College Prep Curriculum

ACT Test Preparation  

Mental Conditioning and Time Management Seminars

ESL Classes

TOEFL Test Preparation

Full Boarding (The Locker Room Dormitory)

 


2016-2017 Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Caitlyn Vann

Our coaching staff, led under the direction of C2 Founder, Caitlyn Vann, brings a wide array of volleyball experience and knowledge at the Division I level. Caitlyn Vann begins her first season on the Gateway Sports Academy staff in the 2016-2017 season. Vann coached at the Division I level at DePaul University and the University of California Berkeley. In 2014 Vann founded C2 Volleyball, a volleyball organization that focuses on skill and character development for youth athletes throughout the nation. Vann is also the director of DIG it! Volleyball Inc., a nonprofit female empowerment program established to provide free after-school volleyball training for low-income girls.

Vann joined the DePaul coaching staff in 2012 where she specialized in libero training, recruiting, and camp coordination. At DePaul she was part of the coaching staff that led the the team to the best single-season record in program history. At the University of California (2011-2012), Vann worked with the liberos and with video breakdown.

Prior to beginning her Division I coaching career, Vann played professionally overseas in Split, Croatia (2011). The native of Muncie, IN, received a full-ride scholarship at the University of Missouri where she played the libero position. While at Mizzou, she was the starting libero on the team that went to the NCAA Sweet 16 (2010). Additionally, she was a 9-time BIG 12 Defensive player of the Week, led the BIG 12 in aces (2010), led the BIG 12 in digs & digs/set (2010), was tabbed CVU National Player of the Week Runner Up (2010), and was named to the AVCA All-Central Regional honorable mention team. At the high school level, Vann played as an outside hitter where she was an AVCA All-American, 4-time State Champion, and 1-time National Champion. She was also a member of the USA Youth National A2 Team and Junior National Training Team (2005-2007).

Assistant Coach: Darius Burtin

Darius Burtin will serve as an assistant coach for the C2 International Team. Darius, who has over 4 years of coaching experience, will oversee the strength and agility training, work with the attackers and setters, and assistant in the college recruiting guidance provided to our players.

Coaching Awards & Finishes

H2 St. Louis 17 Cardinal (2012-2013)

  • 1st Place Bronze USA Division 2013 USAV Junior Nationals

  • Ranked 2nd in Gateway Region

  • Ranked Top 100 U-17 team (12/13)

  • Top 5 Finish USAV Junior Nationals (Club Division)

High Performance STL G13 Orange (2014-2015) 

  • 10th Place President's Day Classic (Open Division)

  • 8th Place Mizuno Northern Lights Qualifier (American Division)

  • Earned American Division Bid for 2015 USAV Junior Nationals

High Performance STL G17 Orange (2014-2015)  

  • Participated in 2015 USAV Junior Nationals (Patriot Division)

Playing Background

  • Four year letter-winner at Ritenour Sr. High School; graduated all-time leader in serve-receive % (91) and dig % (78)
  • Played club volleyball for Missouri Thunder

  • 2013 Beach USA High Performance University-U26 finalist

  • Played at Missouri Baptist University

  • Member of PVL (Premier Volleyball League) team Gateway VC


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