Air Assault, part of Wisconsin PoWer, is directed by Ruth Leitzke. Leitzke is a Charter member of the Badger Region and has been with Wisconsin PoWer since it's founding in 1999. She has been a driving force in the growth of volleyball in the state of Wisconsin. Leitzke led Wisconsin PoWer's growth from a 5 team, one location club to a 50+ team club in 5 cities. Over 600 athletes benefit from the programs and staff she assembles each year.
In the 2015-16 club season Leitzke put Laine Leitzke at the head of the Air Assault program and they had the best season in the history of the program. Laine Leitzke grew up in a volleyball household and brings a wealth of coaching experience to Air Assault. He has head coaching experience from Horicon High School, Kewaskum High School and Club Volleyball. Additionally, he has been a lead coach for Molten Volleyball Camps, he has worked Wilde for Volleyball Camps, with Olympian Rod Wilde, and University of Nebraska Volleyball Camps.
In addition to Leitzke, Air Assault has former college players as well as pure volleyball enthusiasts on staff.
All of our coaches are Impact and Safe Sport certified and are trained by Ruth and Laine Leitzke.
Air Assault is a junior volleyball club designed for the multi-sport athlete. Our teams are designed for the athlete who wants to pursue their personal best as a volleyball player as well as participate in activities at their school. We work hard to schedule around high school sports and extra curricular activites and in return expect player's dedication when not involved in school activities.
Elite Teams are for athletes who want a higher level of competition. The elite team schedule begins in December and will end in May. Athletes will have two practices each week. While athletes are encouraged to be multi-sport athletes, athletes are expected to attend all tournaments on the schedule unless they have excused themselves a minimum of 3 weeks prior to a conflict with a school event. Elite teams will compete in the Wisconsin Cup League in WI Dells, 2-3 multi-day events and 4-5 single day events.
Regional Teams are for athletes who want to become better volleyball players without making as major a comittment as the Elite team. The regional team schedule begins in December and will end in April. Athletes will have two committments each week, either two practices or a match on the weekend and a practice during the week. While athletes are encouraged to be multi-sport athletes, athletes are expected to attend all tournaments on the schedule unless they have excused themselves a minimum of 3 weeks prior to a conflict with a school event. Regional teams will have a two day event at the start of the season and a two day event at the end of the season and 4-5 one day tournaments.
Youth Regional Teams are for athletes 10-12 years who want to learn about volleyball. The youth regional team schedule begins in December and will end in March. Athletes will have one or two practices a week, they will play in the youth kick off, 3 - One day events and March Mania in the Dells in March.
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Because there is more to a great volleyball player than playing the game.
Our goal is to foster fundamental volleyball skills, competition, encourage family support, and establish life-long friendships.
Air Assault was designed with the best interests of young athletes at heart.
Air Assault Volleyball Club will practice in Sentry World in Stevens Point as well as the Boys and Girls Club in Plover.
Air Assault believes that young people should be active and involved at their school, church and home. We encourage our athletes to participate in activities that make them happy. Many high school basketball, softball and soccer coaches tell their athletes not to play club. Fusào VC believes that athletes and their parents are the people who make that decision. Punishing athletes for participating in activities outside of school time is unfair. At Fusào VC athletes will be asked to make as much as they can, even if it means coming late to practice—or going to practice with another team, the important thing is communication, coaches need to know who will and won’t be at practice so they can plan appropriately.
Air Assault teams will consist of 10-11 players.
Air Assault believes that club players gain the most from practicing consistently from December to the end of the season. Match competition is also important and all players attending practices on a regular and consistent basis will participate in competition.