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The Excell STORM Difference

There are many different volleyball clubs in our area for players to choose from.  We understand the importance, and challenges,  of selecting the correct club for your athlete's needs.  So, why consider Excell Sports?  

  • Excell Sports is locally owned and operated by Shane LeCroy and his dedicated and decorated staff.  Shane has over 25 years of successful coaching in volleyball as well as a background in playing competitively.  (For a full bio on Shane - and all of the other amazing Coaches - please see tab for Coaches).  
  • Our Coaching Staff are college graduates.  We do not hire high school students or students currently in college (undergraduate level) to coach Club Volleyball, as we believe their focus (during the time of club volleyball season) needs to be on their own school success.  We do allow for college-level Coaches to coach with us over the summer months.
  • We aim to keep teams to 10 players.  We understand the financial commitment required for club volleyball and feel that those paying club fees should all have playing time.  
  • We hold practices in multiple facilities in an effort to allow players to practice near their homes/schools.
  • We purposefully remain a smaller club so that the Directors/Staff/Coaches get to know all of the players and their families on a more intimate level.  
  • We believe in not only helping athletes grow their skills, but strive to help them grow in character both on and off the courts. 

The Excell Sports Philosophy

Club.  Character.  Competition.


Excell Sports strives to provide the greatest club experience for the individualized athlete.  Our club training is group centered, yet focused on helping the individual athlete reach their fullest potential and goals through positive coaching, exposure to tough competition and fundamental training.


The Excell Staff believes in motivating and driving athletes to be their best by helping build the complete athlete.  For the Excell Sports staff, this means we build and teach practices around the essential and vital core of the sport –the fundamentals.  The Excell staff places great importance on the fundamentals as they are the essential components that make up the working system of the sport.

Both on and off the court and field, The Excell Staff works to help coach athletes to be balanced, respectful and successful – keeping all aspects of relationships, school, sports and life balanced.


Excell aims to celebrate the love of competition by providing an atmosphere for our clubs practices, leagues, and tournaments where we can be spirited, yet play against some of the top-rival competitors  - all while keeping our character in place.  The Excell Staff understands competition…welcomes it…challenges it…and uses it… to make our players the best that they can be.


It’s what we’re all about.


The Different Levels for Excell STORM Volleyball Teams

Teams and Levels will be organized and based on the information below as well as by the skill and talent from the players that the club tryout season brings.


The In-House Academy Team is a team that practices once a week but without a travel schedule. This program is for the player who wants to continue to get better at volleyball but does not have the time to commit to a travel schedule. This team will will focus on fundamentals, touches, reps and continue to build a strong volleyball foundation.  

Link for In-House Academy Volleyball Team

Please use this link to learn more about the In-House Academy Team.

~ Excell STORM Palmetto State Volleyball Team

Palmetto State Team : For the player new to club and travel team volleyball.

The Palmetto State program is a program designed to teach young and new players the fundamentals and skills needed to play volleyball. This program is a great starter program for young players that are involved in multi-sports and do not want to commit to any one sport at such a young age. This program was developed to teach the basics of the game (rules, rotations, footwork, etc) as well as to ensure proper skill training for the beginner volleyball player. This program also offers 3-4 local tournaments so this player can refine the skills needed in a game scenario of competition. This program practices one day a week for two hours.

Link for additional Information on Palmetto State Teams

Please use this link to learn more about the Palmetto State Volleyball Teams with Excell Sports.

~ Excell STORM SELECT Level Volleyball Team

Select Level:  For the multi-sport athlete as well as for players who have an interest in playing club ball, but worry about time commitment and travel schedule. These are players that want to continue building on their skills but can not commit to a more rigorous practice and travel schedule. 

The SELECT Level program is a program designed for the next phase of skill development and for those players who have a basic knowledge and understanding of the game. This program refines the fundamentals of the volleyball game and begins focusing more on game scenarios and situational encounters with a more competitive travel schedule. The travel schedule remains local, but players do attend 7 games requiring travel within the surrounding areas. 

Additional Information on Select Volleyball Teams

Please use this link to learn more about the Select Volleyball Teams with Excell Sports.

~ Excell STORM PREMIER Volleyball Teams

Premier Level:
This is an advanced program with a 3 day practice schedule and a rigorous travel schedule. This level is for the player that has a deep desire to play on a college level and an excellence for the game. 

The Excell STORM Premier programs are designed to be highly competitive programs where players will have exposure to top-tier competition and compete at some of the top levels of play at tournaments.  Many of the tournaments that our Premier Teams will attend are college recruiting tournaments where athletes can be seen by coaches from top college programs.  The Premier Teams will attend 7 multi-day tournaments (2 of these tournaments are 3 day tournaments),  playing against other top programs.  The Premier Teams will practice 3 days a week and will aim to keep 8 - 10 players on their rosters. 

Link for additional Information on our Premier Volleyball Teams

Please use this link to learn more about the Premier Volleyball Teams with Excell Sports.

Sand and Grass Training for the Indoor Volleyball Athlete

Please visit our section of the website dedicated to sand and beach training for the indoor club athlete for more information.  

Information on the Different Indoor Club Volleyball Programs

Want to know more about the programs Excell "STORM" Sports offers or have questions? Read full descriptions above or email us by way of the link below and an Indoor Team Director will be in touch with you.

Excell STORM Coaching STAFF Excell STORM Staff