New this summer will be a Excel's Boy's Intro to Volleyball program on Friday evenings! In an effort to grow the game, Excel will be dedicating Friday evenings to getting the young dudes into the gym to get to know the game and get working on their skills early! With limited opportunities in the North Texas Region, Excel is committed to providing the boys a chance to start early, just like their sister!

If you're looking to take your game up a notch, check out eFit Train and Play. With one hour in eFit training, then one hour on the court, your athlete will be set to maximize their training. Clinics will be capped at 8 athletes to maximize the attention paid to your athlete.

Saturdays are for Lessons this summer! In the month of May, we are setting time aside for organized Lessons. If you are thinking - hey, it has been really difficult for me to schedule a lesson. Who do I call? What do I do? How much should it cost? Test a Small Group Lesson in May to get a jump start on your summer training. 

EXCELeration Clinics are be back this summer! This popular clinic is geared towards hitting on a range of skills, up tempo, high repetition work. Your athlete should expect to sweat!  As well as multiple day Skills Clinics and our stellar College Camp.  

Looking for league play?  Summer league is back for the 14 and under age group.  Training for two hours weekly with an EXCEL Coach.  Competitions are played on Friday evening and Saturday morning.  

Excel will continue Club Prep traditionally hosted by some of Excel's top coaches for younger teams. This clinic will help your player get to know the game and get exposure to club style practices and drills. This is a great opportunity to see if Club Volleyball is a fit for your young athlete. This will now be open to both Girls and Boys.

 

EXCEL is hosting a “Consequences of Poor Choices” educational session featuring guest speaker Garland Chief of Police, Mitch Bates. The purpose of this session is to educate teenagers on the damaging consequences of smoking, vaping, drug use and alcohol consumption.   We encourage all athletes to attend.  

Date:  Tuesday, March 27th

Times:  7:00pm & 7:30pm 

Loc:  Courtside (eFit open area)

 

Assistant Coach, Kansas State University

Trent Sorensen, a veteran prep volleyball coach and former collegiate player at BYU, was named assistant coach with K-State volleyball in February 2015. 

With the Wildcats, Sorensen assists with training as well as coordinates recruiting, utilizing his years of experience coaching in the club circuit of prep volleyball. 

In two seasons at K-State, he has helped guide the Wildcats to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances and top-four finishes in the Big 12 standings.

In his first season with K-State in 2015, he helped lead a group of Wildcats that had no seniors and a 1-3 start in Big 12 play to its best finish in the conference standings since 2011 and a trip to the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time over the last five years.

Prior to joining the Wildcats, Sorensen was a coach within the Tejas Volleyball club program, which is based outside of Fort Worth, Texas. Over his tenure with Tejas, he coached the 15- and 17-year-old age groups, including his last two years as the head coach of the top 15’s team. 

In addition to his club volleyball coaching experience, Sorensen played for the BYU men’s volleyball team starting in 2003, but he accumulated most of his matches played from 2006 to 2008 after serving a church mission in Mexico City for two years. For his entire Cougar career, he played in 87 matches and tallied 337 kills and 202 blocks. During his senior campaign, he only missed only one set over the course of 30 matches and went on to rank second on the team in blocks and attack percentage, helping him earn all-league honorable mention and be a nominee for an AVCA All-America nod. 

A native of Fontana, California, the former middle blocker played high school volleyball at Highland High School as well as club for the Santa Monica Beach Club Team. 

 

Sorensen is married to the former Kim Wilson, who also played collegiately at BYU. The couple have four children: Aiden, Sienna, Reece and Gavin.