Coach Allison Parks is the Youth Programming Coordinator at Impact. Allison started at Impact in 2010 as a athlete. She then assisted her mom, Eleanor Parks, for 7 seasons until 2016 when she coached her own 12u group. Allison coaches 12u and 13u here at Impact.
Coach Allison is currently a full-time student at Grand Valley State University. She is the 7th grade coach at Hudsonville Middle School. Prior to Hudsonville she coached two years at Thornapple Kellogg Middle School.
She says, "I love coaching the younger athletes because they are all new to the sport of volleyball and I like teaching them the proper skills to help lead them to success and to encourage them to continue playing volleyball. I love being a part of Impact, it's like one big family!"
Youth Developement Program
口工里库番本全彩本子Our "Little Volley Clinics" is designed for girls & boys in grades 1st-8th. The program is a good starting point for anyone who is new to volleyball and wants to learn the game. Each clinic is a 60 minute or 75 minute session (depending on the age group), once a week, for six weeks. The young athletes start working on their skill development while learning the basics of movement/balance, court awareness, and muscle dynamics all pertaining to the game of volleyball. Each week the students receive hands-on court instructions that include skills like serving, passing, and hitting. They also do some game like drills working their way to team play. These sessions are a great opportunity for all young athletes to learn how to play volleyball.