Capital City Elite Families!
With hopes that this message finds you safe and well, we are writing with some recent 2020 – 2021 season updates, as some of you may be preparing for club.
With this continually evolving pandemic and its impact on our country's health and safety, Capital City Elite reached the extremely difficult decision to forego a competitive volleyball club season this year. The overall well-being of our community has and will always remain at the forefront of our mission. For a number of reasons, we have determined it to be in our families, coaches and student-atheletes best interest to acknowledge the science associated with the pandemic and adjust our program accordingly.
This year, Capital City Elite will provide high-intensity training VolleyPods( Capital City Elite Select) for a small number of players and coaches in lieu of a regular club season. Pods will be offered in 6-week increments, consisting of no more than 12 to 15 individuals (players and coaches). Pod members will have individual Covid testing kits assigned to them, and testing will be administered every three weeks, in addition to multiple layers of additional precautionary measures.
The good news is that we have successfully secured one location in DC on Tuesdays/Thursdays from 4 PM – 5:30 PM and Saturdays from 9 AM – 11 AM and continuously working to secure rental space as facilities become available. Additionally, we plan to start the program with our college-bound athletes (primarily juniors and seniors) first and after several weeks of training, we will implement virtually accessible links to provide college coaches access to select CCE practices with scouting taking place on some Saturdays. For the remaining teams we will increase our number of Pods, per age group, as space becomes available. We are looking to launch this program in early January to allow time for mandatory holiday-related quarantine, so there will be more details to come.
While we are still working to establish the safest training environments possible to reduce the possibility of the spread of Covid, we are confident that whatever you decide regarding your 2020 – 2021 athletic season will be in your family’s best interest.
Stay safe and good luck to some of you with tryouts.
In 2011, LaMeka Keys-Short co-founded Capital City Elite Volleyball Club (CCEVC) to serve the DC area as a true DC-based volleyball club for players to compete outside the high school season. The club continues to draw players from all over the DC, Maryland and Virginia area.
Though elite is in our name, we do not have an elitist approach. We foster a true team-centered environment which focuses on the entirety of the student-athlete experience. Our purpose is to help develop not only premier volleyball players, but outstanding individuals.
Our mission is to present young ladies the opportunity to learn the fundamentals and techniques of the wonderful sport of volleyball. We specialize in helping girls build a personal relationship with the sport by supplying them with one on one as well as team training. Capital City Elite will participate in AAU Competitions and tournaments across the Chesapeake Region.
Of these 26,775 players, the majority of them displayed their game on a national stage through club participation. While many of them were first introduced to volleyball through school or rec leagues, they honed their skills through participation in club volleyball. Club volleyball offers intense training, high level coaching, and challenging competition; all ingredients necessary for an athlete to advance to higher levels of achievement. In addition to the development of tangible volleyball skills, participation in club volleyball also teaches transferable life skills such as time management, accountability, responsibility, hard work, perseverance, and teamwork. We at Capital City Elite DC strive to, not only, develop top tier athletes, but also competent and confident members of society.
We want to send a huge shout out to some of our Capital City Elite DC family for their accomplishments with the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) All-Conference Girl’s Volleyball! Our esteemed CEO and founder, LaMeka Keys-Short was honored as Coach of the Year, while former 16T teammates Micaela Morrison (Archbishop Carroll) and Milan Reynolds (Archbishop Carroll) made the All-Conference Volleyball Second Team and Honorable Mentions, respectively.
Congratulations on this amazing achievement! We are so proud! It is great to see all your hard work and dedication pay off!
Do you have any off-season accomplishments you would like to share with us? Send them in to firstname.lastname@example.org.