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Serve City Elgin 13 Smack

Coach valaree weeks


Team Schedule

Practice Schedule for march & April

(All times are 7 to 9 p.m. at Harvest Christian Academy.)

March 31;  April 3, 14 (10am), 17, 21, 24, 27

Tournament Schedule

December 10 - Top Flight Elgin: 0-2-1 record
December 17 - Sky High Libertyville: 3-1 record
January 14 - Top Flight Elgin: 3-1-1 record
January 21 - Fusion Rockford: 2-1 record
February 4 - Top Flight Elgin: 1-2 record
February 18 - Sky High Crystal Lake: 2-2 record
March 11 - Top Flight Elgin: 1-1-2 record
March 25 - Rockford Challenge: 1-4 record
April 8-9 - Wisconsin Dells
April 29 - Top Flight Elgin

Team Photo


Player Bios


paige p.

Cambridge Lakes School


kate d.

St. Patrick Catholic School


camille m.

Harvest Christian Academy


karis j.

Harvest Christian Academy

ella b.

Harvest Christian Academy


toni l. 

Clinton Rosette Middle School


sienna s.

Haines Middle School


julia t.

St. Peter School


madelynn p.



abby d.

Harvest Christian Academy

peri p.

Cambridge Lakes School


Madi D'Alexander

Cambridge Lakes School

Serve City Elgin 13 Smack Stats


Player                                        Serves (In/Total)         Percent            Aces

Abby Devol                                      169-182                92.9                53

Paige Ptak                                         131-151                92.0                21

Madi D'Alexander                                34-37                 91.9                 2 

Camille Morrison                                  32-36                88.9                 5

Julia Turek                                         114-135                84.4               51

Madelynn Petty                                    81-106                76.4              20

Kate Draftz                                             10-12                83.3                0

Ella Bowgren                                           33-43               76.7               11

Toni Leblanc                                            15-28              53.6                 2

Peri Perkins                                               16-33              48.5                6

Sienna Savas                                                  2-5             40.0                 0

Karis Jarvis (practice player)                          4-4             100                  0

Totals                                                                         649/772              84.1%                   171

Player Leaders

Passes to setter:  Paige Ptak               Digs: Paige Ptak               

Blocks:  Madelynn Petty                   Kills:  Paige Ptak

Elgin 13 Smack Sample Practice Plans

This page features select team practice plans. Feel free to read through these to discover how Serve City Elgin 13 Smack is training athletes.

november 21

7:00-7:15 (middle court): butterfly drill

Concentration on passing to setter: Toss over net to passer, pass to setter, setter catches the ball and goes to the opposite tosser position with the ball, tosses to the opposite side’s passer, who passes it to the setter.  Tosser becomes passer, passer becomes setter, setter catches the ball and becomes the other passer, etc., rotating in numerical order below. Keep track of how many passes you individually get to the setter in the allotted time. Concentrate on proper passing form, platform to setter, moving feet to the ball.

Tosser   (1)                                          Passer (5)

                                Setter (6)            


                                Setter (3)

Passer (2)                                            Tosser (4)


7:15-7:30: 10-20-30 game: 2 groups of 3 and 1 group of 4, skinny courts. Concentrate again on passing to setter.

7:30-8:00 (court 3)2 v 2 (two groups) and 1 v 1 or 1 v 2 (one group); 5 minutes cooperative, then 5 minutes competitive on skinny courts

1 point for every good pass to setter; 1 point for 1 contact over the net, 2 points for 2 contacts and 3 points for 3 contacts.

Then 5 minutes of open serving, watching who needs extra work on form. Then play the 3-2-1 serving game. We’ll talk about the zones in the court first to make sure everyone knows the zone numbers. Servers will serve two at a time, scoring 3 points if the ball lands in the zone I’m standing in, 2 if it’s one zone over, 1 if it’s in but nowhere near the zone and 0 if it’s out or in the net. Keep track of individual points.

8:00-8:30 (side walls/church lobby): 10 minutes – wall series (wall bumping; wall setting close; super-girl sets; back bumps)

Then 15-20 minutes of “Death Cube” in the church lobby (core strength and agility training): 1=jump rope series (30 seconds feet together/30 left/30 right/30 boxing step); 2=20 seconds/20/30 plank series; 3=2 sets of stairs; 4=60 second wall sits; 5=5 sets small agility hurdles; 6=15 power sit-ups.

8:30-9:00 (court 1): talk about the 4-2 system that we will be running for the first part of the season, how we rotate, transition, etc. Then play 6 vs. 4 – passers vs. servers.  Mini-games to 5. Both teams rotate after winning off opponents serve so I can see where the skill sets lie. Side with 4 players has a MF (setter), RB, MB, LB.

december 1

December 19