AT 850 ELITE, WE TRAIN THE WHOLE ATHLETE
We strive to teach the fundamentals of volleyball, through Gold Medal Squared, to maximize the potential of each of our athletes.
We use the Gold Medal Squared system to teach consistent skills across all age levels. GMS is the same system used by the U.S. Olympic Team and U.S. National Team.
Our goal is to train, encourage, and empower young student athletes at every level as they grow!
Terri Fedonczak, a certified life coach and communication expert, will teach players mental toughness, time and stress management to help them focus on the court and in school.
WHY ARE WE DIFFERENT?
We have 12 coaches who have more combined experience than any other club. The majority of our coaches have either played or coached at the college level, and some have competed, or coached, internationally.
850 Elite Volleyball Academy
We are the only facility designed and built for volleyball from Tallahassee to Mobile, AL. So, you will not need to travel all over the county to go to practice. We have a 16,500 square feet indoor space with 4 indoor courts and 1 sand court, located at 424 W. College Blvd 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 travel club teams for junior girls ages 11 to 18 years old
- Grassroots programs for Elementary school kids, ages 7 to 12 years old
- Private Lessons
- Summer Camps
- Fall Camps
- 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 they love!
Girl Power For Good Foundation, Inc.
A non-profit foundation, founded by Terri and David Fedonczak, to empower the families of Okaloosa and Walton counties through life coaching, team sports and teaching physical and mental wellness to join parents and tweens/teens as a force of change.