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 Dr. Jenn Gaddy, Sports Medicine Physical Therapist (whose business, Bluewater Multisport, is located in the 850 Elite facility), 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 head 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.  Look at Coaches Bios for additional details.

850 ELITE VOLLEYBALL ACADEMY

We are the only facility designed and built for Volleyball 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 4 indoor courts and 1 sand court, 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 ages 11 to 18 years old
  • Grassroots programs for Elementary School kids, ages 7-12 years
  • Adult volleyball leagues
  • Private lessons
  • Summer camps
  • Conditioning 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 she loves!