About Us

ABOUT US

Mission Statement

"ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING!"

850 Elite Volleyball Academy will teach kids to be successful on and off the court. The “Elite” attitude is grounded in support, honed by hard work, and finished with cooperation.

We all want our kids to be successful. To do that, they must have communication skills, drive, and mental toughness.

Team sports teaches all of these. 850 Elite is a place for kids to find an additional support system outside the home to help them reach their goals on and off the court.

We have the top coaches in Okaloosa and Walton Counties, and we will use the Gold-Medal Squared System to teach proven fundamental volleyball skills (the GMS System has been used by the US National Volleyball Team and the US Olympic Team).

Our conditioning and strengthening programs are designed by physical therapists and orthopedic specialists, so players can maximize their fitness while minimizing injuries.

Club Director, Terri Fedonczak, a certified life coach and parent/teen communication expert, will teach players mental toughness, time and stress management to help them focus on the court and in school.

At 850 Elite we develop well-rounded student athletes, who will take 850 Elite skills into college and/or into the workplace. The skills Learned at 850 Elite will equip players to be better students and valuable employees. Because whether it’s in school or in life,

ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING!

WHY ARE WE DIFFERENT?

OUR COACHES

We have 11 coaches who have more combined experience than any other club. The majority of our coaches have either played or coached at the college level. Many of our coaches have played/coached with nationally ranked clubs in Detroit (Legacy) and Chicago (Sports Performance), as well as competed, or coached, internationally.  Look at Coaches Bios for additional details.

850 ELITE VOLLEYBALL ACADEMY

We are the only dedicated Volleyball facility from Tallahassee to Mobile, AL. So, you won’t need to travel all over the county to go to practice. We have a 16,500 square feet indoor space with 3 indoor courts and 4 sand courts, located at 424 W. College Boulevard in Valparaiso, Florida. Our facility is close to Eglin Air Force Base and within a 30 minute drive from the communities of Niceville, Ft. Walton Beach, Destin and Crestview and less than an hour away from the beaches of South Walton. 

We are all the volleyball, all the time, with programs including:

  • Indoor and sand travel club teams for junior girls and boys ages 11 to 18 years old
  • Grassroots programs for Elementary School kids, ages 8-11 years
  • Little Flyers programs for kids ages 5-7
  • Adult volleyball leagues
  • Private lessons
  • Summer camps
  • Conditioning camps
  • Mizuno retail store
  • Convenient online payment system

We also have scholarships for qualifying travel players. We never want money to get in the way of a player participating in the sport she loves!

COLLEGE COMMITMENTS

850 ELITE 2015-2016 SEASON
COLLEGE COMMITMENTS

MIRELLA GATTERDAMMOBILE UNIVERSITY
MADISON YARBOROUGHBARRY COLLEGE
CASSIDI GANTJACKSON STATE
DEVYN STRINGERHUNTINGDON COLLEGE
NAKIA MCKINNEYFAYETTEVILLE STATE COLLEGE
SIDNEY ROBERSONPENSACOLA STATE COLLEGE
SHELBY YOUNGHUNTINGDON COLLEGE

850 ELITE ALUMS 2016-2017 SEASON
COLLEGE COMMITMENTS (SO FAR)

MAEGAN CROPSEYCEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY
BAYLEE FAIRBANKSWILLIAM CAREY UNIVERSITY
EMILY FEDONCZAKHUNTINGDON COLLEGE
MADISON FRIEDMANTROY UNIVERSITY
JOSE GARCIAWEBBER INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
MADISON IFERDGULF COAST STATE COLLEGE
HELENE MASONELOYOLA UNIVERSITY
CAILEY NESSMILLSAPS COLLEGE
KIERRA POTTSUNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA
MARISA ROGERSUNIVERSITY OF NORTH FLORIDA
SAVANNAH STANTONAVE MARIA UNIVERSITY

AND WE HAVE OUR OWN FITNESS CENTER FOR TEAM WORKOUTS!!!

GIRL POWER STATION:
YOUR WELLNESS DESTINATION!

Our 850 Elite Volleyball players will do conditioning at GPS, with programs designed by medical professionals to prevent injury, while building Girl Power!! Players will do strength and flexibility training to be a powerful force on the court.

AND Moms can take fun classes while their player practices. The drop-in fee is discounted for volleyball moms from $12 to (wait-for-it) $8.50!!!

Click the link below for information on classes and schedules.