Lanier Little League (L3) (K-5th)


Lanier Little League (L3) is a recreational volleyball program run by Lanier Volleyball Club in conjunction with local parks and recreational departments. Focus is on instruction and development of the fundamentals of volleyball: passing, setting, blocking, hitting, serving, and defense, as well as team concepts through instruction and game play. Players are drafted onto teams where they will train and play with and among their same/similar age peers. L3 athletes practice once a week and also play in-house matches once per week.

Program Philosophy

All programs within Lanier Volleyball Club are run in accordance to our mission to provide athletes in the North Georgia area with the highest level of technical, tactical and physical training available. The model used for the L3 program is a cutting edge program created around well researched motor learning principles* and player development/advancement science. This model allows for less time waiting in line, more touches on the ball, faster player development and higher skill retention rates.

 The Spring 2020 Session begins April 27th (4/27/20) – Registration is Open!

Registration Closes on 4/24/20

Please note, if you are new to registering with Gainesville City Parks and Rec, you will need to create a new account through them.  Account creation often takes 24 hours before you are able to register.  If you have trouble with this process, please call (770) 297-5451.

Lanier Little League Set-up

 Players will be drafted onto 1 team based upon an evaluation.  During practices, teams will practice skills in both a large group and team setting.  During matches, players will play with their team every week as well as play in small sided games where an official score is kept and results tracked.

Basic Information

Practices: Mondays (1 hour duration)

Matches: Saturdays (1-2 hours duration)

Important Dates

  • Friday, 4/24 – Registration Closes
  • Monday, 4/27 – Player Evaluation
  • Tuesday, 4/28  – Draft & Team Selection Notification Email
  • Monday, 5/4 – 1st Team Practice
  • Saturday, 5/9 – 1st Matches
  • Saturday, 5/30 – End of Season Tournament (Final Matches)
  • Team/Individual Pictures – Date/Time TBA

At Practice

  • Courts broken up into large courts ensures more net space and small sided games, not lines, teaching athletes the game
  • Time spent with both your athlete’s team coach and multiple professional coaches training groups.

At Matches

  • 6 v 6 match play with your child’s team
  • Official small sided games (score & results kept)
  • Season ending tournament

The Science Behind The Program

  • The GAME teaches the GAME
  • MORE reps = FASTER learning (click for link to information from USA Volleyball on reps)
  • Set the ATHLETES up for SUCCESS
    • We are committed to creating individual growth opportunities
    • We use variations of SMALL SIDED games to allow for individual measurement of skills and success independent from the team setting
    • We organize groups to allow athletes to play with and against a wide variety of opponents (among peers).

Seen above are 11U players in Thailand playing a HIGH level of volleyball for their age

The international training model used to teach these young athletes above are the same principles we are using! (FIVB Cool Volley)

training only with SMALL SIDED games, and building SLOWLY towards bigger games before reaching 6 v 6.

We use a combination of the international FIVB model and USAV’s MiniVolley

Youth Programs are coordinated by Bill Bush, Mary Beth Peake and David Peake. If you have any questions, please email


Mary Beth/ David Peake –


*If you are interested in coaching for Lanier Little League (L3), please contact the Club Director, David Peake at the above email address.

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