Arete Athletics

Areté Academy

Areté Athletics - Training - Areté Academy


2024 Areté Academy Session2024 DatesDaysTimeRegistrationCostDuration
SPRING SESSIONMarch 4 - April 24 Mondays & Wednesdays5:00 PM - 6:30 PMRegister Here!$3758 weeks
SPRING BREAK CAMPMarch 12, 13, 14Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday9:00 AM - 12:00 PMRegister Here!$1753 days
Club Pre-Tryouts BeginMay 5OngoingScheduled by USAV age group. See pre-tryout & summer clinic schedule for the 2024-2025 USAV Club Season.Ongoing until 2024-2025 Areté club teams are full.
SUMMER I SESSIONMay 13 - June 27Mondays & Wednesdays5:00 PM - 6:30 PM8 weeks
SUMMER II SESSIONJuly 8 - August 7 Mondays & Wednesdays5:00 PM - 6:30 PM6 weeks
FALL I SESSIONAugust 19 - October 2Mondays & Wednesdays5:00 PM - 6:30 PM8 weeks
FALL II SESSIONOctober 14 - November 20Mondays & Wednesdays5:00 PM - 6:30 PM6 weeks

*Schedule subject to change. Our Academy training will not be held on days that fall on or near a holiday. There will be no training clinics on Easter, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving week, the week of Christmas and New Year's Eve/Day. Communication reminders that may be warranted during each session will be provided as needed.


The Areté Academy is an annually focused training program aimed at providing a solid foundation for each skill necessary to successfully play volleyball. In our Academy, we focus on individual skills, teamwork and much more: passing, serving, setting, attacking, defense, blocking, etc. in a fun, challenging environment!

We are excited to have YOU join us for this incredible skill development program!

We offer our Academy training to ages 8 - 12 (3rd - 6th grade), plus our Next Level athletes ages 13-14 (7th - 8th grade).  Join us during our upcoming training sessions to work on your individual volleyball skills in a high-energy, positive, challenging environment with experienced & professional level coaching.

Lil' A's - ages 8-9 (2nd-3rd grade)

Academy Jrs.  - ages 9-12 (4th-6th grade)

Academy Elite - ages 9-12; (4th-6th grade, experienced, potential + club level)

Next Level - ages 13-14 (7th-8th grade, beginner to club-level experience)

Age/Grade groupings for each Academy level is simply a guide.  For more advanced athletes, we may suggest the Academy Elite session or different skills clinics as appropriate.

Each week, we will introduce new skills and continue to enhance upon already learned skills to lead toward mastery!  We will demonstrate and focus on proper technique & IQ, as well as the teamwork and communication needed to be successful on the court.

Coming Fall 2024: We will offer an Academy Club Prep program for players seeking to prepare for USAV club.

Summer 2024 we plan to host our inaugural Summer League.  Through an evaluation process, players will be placed on a team based on skill, potential, coachability, positional opportunities, age group, etc.  Teams will be provided an Areté coach for Summer League Games (scheduled during the summer).  The goal is for players to attend the Academy Summer I Series for skill development while also enjoying game-play experiences during our Summer League Players can sign up for our Summer I Academy only without the Summer League as well.

Stay tuned for more information on our Summer 2024 League & Academy Club Prep Program.

Trust us when we say...You do not want to miss out on this incredible training opportunity to learn from the best in the North Texas Region!

We look forward to having YOU a part of our incredible Academy training program!

Areté Academy Training Series focuses on the training and development of the next generation of Areté Athletes: Lil' A's, Areté Jrs. & Elite, and Next Level!

Training Facility: The Areté Athletics Center (AAC): 1720 Bray Central Dr., McKinney, TX 75069

We continue to have a very extensive, experienced, and professional team for our Academy, as several of our skilled Areté coaches are an integral part of our exciting, energy-filled training sessions. Our coaches are highly involved in the growth and development of our young athletes.

Areté Academy is open to BOYS & GIRLS, ages 8 - 12 years old (2nd - 6th grade, pre-club & club athletes seeking additional development), plus 13 - 14 years old (7th & 8th grade).

Areté Academy is aimed at providing a solid foundation for each skill necessary to successfully play volleyball in a team environment: passing, serving, setting, attacking, defense, & blocking. Through the Lil' A's & Jrs. programs, athletes will learn the important keys to teamwork, progressing to advance their level of skills while increasing their overall game knowledge and strategy.

As our Lil' A's athletes further advance and develop their game-playing abilities, they may progress and age into Areté Jrs., which is our club-prep stage of the Academy. At this level, players who have graduated from the Lil' A's program will be challenged to reach the next level. This will include more advanced degrees of foundational skills, leading into league play, and potentially a modified USA Volleyball tournament schedule.

Upon graduating out of the Academy, Areté Jrs. Elite and Next Level will ultimately prepare athletes for a full USA Volleyball club and/or school-level experience.

We are excited to share Areté Athletics Academy experience with you and your athlete(s)!

In Excellence,

Krista Gibson
Executive Excellence Leader (Founder, Co-Owner, Director)

Questions? contact April Isaacs, Academy Director at