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PLVC U10 Program

2019-2020 10s Program Registration is now closed. For further information, please contact

Welcome to the 10s Program!

We are looking for 24 players to participate in a 13 week volleyball training program. Our program will include skill development as well as game play, and have fun learning how to play the great game of volleyball! Ken is the head coach - we also utilize coaches from other teams as well as some of the older players who will also interact with the 10s in 3-on-3 and 2-on-2 games. We will definitely have girls from our own 16s team!

Our philosophy is such that we will teach correct technique and skills, but we believe that the best way to learn the game is to get lots of touches and constantly play the game.


Who: Girls born on or after September 1, 2009

When: Wednesdays from 6-8pm

Wednesday, 11/20
Wednesday, 12/4
Wednesday, 12/18
Wednesday, 1/8
Wednesday, 1/22
Wednesday, 1/29
Wednesday, 2/5
Friday, 2/7, Mini Scrimmage
Wednesday, 2/12
Wednesday, 2/26
Wednesday, 3/4
Saturday, 3/21, Gateway U10 Regionals

Where: Parkway Central Middle School - 471 North Woods Mill Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017

Cost: $275 per player - Includes Gateway registration, Tournament Entry, adidas T-Shirt Jersey

Tryouts: There will be no tryouts for this program. Participation will be based on a first come, first serve basis. Online registration will open on Friday, October 25th and payment will be due at that time. This program is sanctioned by the Gateway Region and all participating athletes will be registered with USAV.


Name: Ken Thoele


USAV Certification Level: Cap I, IMPACT certified, SafeSport certified

Other Certifications: USAV & MSHSAA Certified Referee

Occupation:  Small Business Owner

Coaching experience:  This will be Ken's 23nd year with PLVC.  He has a degree in Physical Education from WUSTL and has coached select softball as well as volleyball. His 2003 14U team finished 3rd in the Northeast Qualifier and qualified for nationals that year and also the next year as a 15U team.  

At this age we believe creating movement on the court is our primary concern.  We will demonstrate and teach proper skills in all aspects of the game; and this approach is best achieved by playing in smaller groups (2 on 2 and 3 on 3) and on smaller courts.  In essence you learn the great game of playing volleyball by playing volleyball, not by endless drills in long lines while waiting your turn.  It’s about fun and excitement!


Name: Kathy Thoele

USAV Certification Level: IMPACT certified, SafeSport certified, Protecting God’s Children Certified

Coaching Experience:  This is Kathy's fourth year assisting Ken at PLVC.  She too has a degree in Physical Education from WUSTL and also coached four years of CYC volleyball.

Ken Thoele, Head Coach

Kathy Thoele, Assistant Coach

2018-2019 Season - PLVC 10s