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Rookies Volleyball Development

Year Round

The ROOKIES program is designed specifically to provide a foundation and introduction to volleyball for young athletes. ROOKIES are to promote activity, fun and fitness, while teaching volleyball fundamentals. The goal for our ROOKIES program is to have kids attend and progress through three levels of ROOKIES (Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced) to prepare them to then join our club program that plays in SCVA tournaments. This program helps kids develop motor skills that are related to volleyball while at the same time help establish athleticism and eye-hand coordination.

Winter Season Begins November 30th

Every Monday & Wednesday from 5:00 - 6:00pm


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Clinic Information

Below is a list of items that every ROOKIES member receives.
  • Membership to Next Level Sports Complex
  • ROOKIES T-Shirt
  • Establishes Athleticism, Motor Skills and Eye-Hand Coordination
  • Preparation for both Club and School Teams
Rookies Program Details.

Ages 6-12 years old for both Boys and Girls. Monthly sessions are on Monday and Wednesday nights. We create a fun learning environment with qualified level coaches. We pride ourselves on positively structured volleyball development.


Who is this program for?
  • Beginners (new to volleyball, no skill), one practice a week, month-to-month commitment.
  • Monday 5:00 - 6:00 PM
  • $60 per month


Who is this program for?
  • Intermediate (played some volleyball before or very athletic), two practices a week, two-month commitment consecutive, friendly tournament competitions
  • Monday & Wednesday 5:00 - 6:00 PM
  • $125 per month and player receives a travel bag
  • Drop In Rate $15 per session


Who is this program for?
  • Advanced (has adequate volleyball skills, basic knowledge), two practices a week, six-month commitment, friendly monthly tournaments/SCVA Mandatories.
  • $150 per month and player receives a travel bag and training volleyball



  • $15 per single practice session

Our Coaches

Our coaching staff is special because of our genuine care of each and every girl in our program. By being a part of our volleyball club you will see a difference in how you daughter is treated not only by their own specific coach but also by the coaching staff as a whole. We encourage and inspire each of our athletes to perform at their peak potential. We want them to be excited to learn and to work hard to be their absolute best as we encourage them to work through challenges and adversities that in the end strengthen them in character and as people. Our job as a staff is to motivate each and every player, to help strengthen athletes both physically and mentally, to develop strong volleyball skills, teamwork and integrity into each of our athletes. By being part of our volleyball program our athletes develop into better teammates and positive qualities as strong young adults.

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Coach Scott Smyser

Exectutive Director

Coaching Credentials:

AVCA Member, CAP II Certified, GMS I Certified, VIRTUS Certified,NFHS Fundamentals

Scott Smyser is director and founder of Protégé Volleyball Club, a club
specializing in teaching elite volleyball skills for children and young athletes. Protégé was established in the Whittier area as a club to help teach kids the sport of volleyball along with life skills that they can learn and grow from. The Protégé organization started operating in a small church in the uptown Whittier area in 2004 and is looking forward to the 11th season. He also serves as head coach of our ProtégéCA 17-National team.
Smyser is a member of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) and is certified by the USA Volleyball Coaching Accreditation Program (CAP II) as well as Gold Medal Squared (GMS I). Smyser has also received his NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching, First Aid Health Safety for Coaches Certificate and VIRTUS Certificate. Smyser looks forward to returning to coach the 17-National team for the 2015 season. He has been coaching volleyball, both boys and girls, for the past 20 years. He began his coaching career at Downey High School, where he assisted the team as it finished the season second and eventually played in CIF. Smyser coached at Team Specift Volleyball club. While on the staff, Smyser taught 14’s, 16’s and 18’s. In 2000, Smyser led his 14 and under team to earn the No.1 seed in Southern California and attend Junior Olympics in Louisville, KY. The team finished eighth that year at the Junior Olympics in the Open Division.

In the past Smyser had been selected by SCVA to be a head coach for their High Performance Team, Select Division. He was the Select Red, head coach for five years from 2006 to 2010. Through the five years during Smyser’s tenure the teams he worked with were able to earn 3 gold medals, 1 silver and 1 bronze. In 2009 Smyser lead the SCVA Select Red team to their best finish yet and best finish for SCVA ever. Not only did Smyser lead his Select Red team to finish winning a gold medal, but concluded with a record of 8-0 in matches and 24-0 in games, not to lose a single set.
Smyser is also certified as a Southern California Officials Volleyball Association and has officiated high school volleyball since 1998. In 2005, he furthered his refereeing career by being certified on the collegiate level. He has been able to officiate all levels of volleyball from high school to college, including PAC12 matches. He has also been selected to be a line judge at some FIVB matches.

Coach Torand Cheltenham

Director of Operations, NLSC Volleyball Club Powered by Protege Volleyball Club

Coaching Credentials:

FIVB Level I Certified, Impact Certified

Torand is from the island of Barbados and still currently plays for the Barbados National Team. He played at Long Beach City College for two years where he was a part of a state championship program in 2009 and two conference titles. While at Long Beach he received various awards for state and conference performances. He is a graduate of Hope International University where he also received various awards for his performances while being part of 2 conference title teams. Torand has coached for 4 years and has assisted with the youth programs in Barbados and also has a Level 1 coaching certification from the World Volleyball Federation the FIVB. He is also a volleyball official who officiates at the college, high school and club level. Torand believes in being disciplined and determined. "It's okay to make a mistake while taking a change but you tend to regret the mistakes you make when you act without thought."

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Phone: (714) 230-0706
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