College Preparatory School for Girls Grades 3-12

Sports Clinics

Holton offers sports clinics using our campus facilities - in tennis, soccer, basketball, volleyball and lacrosse. These programs are designed to support Holton-Arms School and its athletic program, and priority is given to Holton students. A special welcome is also offered to girls who might be considering Holton enrollment in the future. This is an ideal opportunity to get acquainted with Holton's coaches and facilities.

Tennis

Tennis Coach Yann Auzoux is beginning his fourteenth season coaching at Holton-Arms. Yann is a former Davis Cup player who has played with the best in the world. As a tennis player, Yann has won over 60 national and international events in both singles and doubles. As a coach, he has helped players at every level, from beginners to a top 20 player in the world.

  • 2016 and 2017 Holton-Arms ISL Tournament Champion coach
  • Holton-Arms Varsity Team has been ranked first 12 of the last 14 years
  • Washington Post Coach of the Year
  • Montgomery County Washington Post Coach of the Year
  • Elected to the US Tennis Congress 2013, 2014
  • Voted “Top 25 Best Online Coaches in the World” by US Tennis Congress

Programs

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Spring Accelerated Advantage Program

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Accelerated Advantage – a Tennis program for girls that combines group practice, where players gain playing experience, with the precision of individual lessons, where players fine-tune their technique through individualized feedback. This seven-week program starts the week of April 9 and includes two group lessons per week, plus the option of individual tennis lessons at a discounted rate.

Learn to Play – Monday and Wednesday, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. – for players with little to no experience is designed to bring players to a level of comfort with the basics and begin to develop a competitive edge. Players should be interested in the game and motivated to learn quickly. Grades 3 to 6.

Learn to Play– Mon-Wed, 5 to 6:30 p.m.– $735

Dates: April 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30; May 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23

Learn to Compete – Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30 to 7 p.m. – is designed to bring Intermediate level players up to compete at the next level. Participants should be comfortable with tennis fundamentals and have a good level of fitness to rally with players of all levels. Grades 5 to 8.

Learn to Compete– Tue-Thu, 5 to 6:30 p.m.– $ 735

Dates: April 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26; May 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24

Individual Lessons designed to augment the group lessons are offered as an additional option during the weeks of the program. Weekly (6 lessons) or bi-weekly (3 lessons) packages available at a discounted rate.

Bi-Weekly (3) Lessons – Saturday or Sunday - $300

Weekly (6) Lessons – Saturday or Sunday - $600

Private/Semi-Private Lessons

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Private or Semi Private Lessons are available with Yann Auzoux for both juniors and adults. Lessons can be purchased in 1 hour, 5 hour, and 10 hour packs. Once purchased, lessons can be scheduled directly with Yann. Please call 202 670 9770 or email fifthsetacademy@gmail.com to schedule.

Volleyball

Volleyball Coach Francis Cornejo

Coach Francis Cornejo has been coaching volleyball for more than 20 years, and is the head varsity coach for the 2017 Holton-Arms School ISL Champion team. He is in his 14th year as Holton's head coach. He has also been involved with MVSA Volleyball club for the past 23 years and has led three teams to Chesapeake Regional Championships. Coach Cornejo is a member of the NCABVO (National Capital Area Board of Volleyball Officials) and holds both IMPACT and CAP I & II certification. He is the founder the Moco Volleyball Club as well as the Francis Cornejo Volleyball Camp (http://vballcamp.com).

Contact for more information:

Francis Cornejo, Head Varsity Volleyball Coach at the Holton-Arms School
Email: vballfrancis@gmail.com

Programs:

Winter Volleyball Skills & Development Clinic

Registration is closed for this program

Dates: Saturdays; February 3, 10, 17, 24; March 3, 10

Grades: 3-5: 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Grades 6-8: 3:30- 5:00 p.m.

$215/Six weeks

The Holton-Arms Volleyball Clinic is designed for girls in grades 3 to 8 at all skill levels of volleyball. The clinic will focus on all aspects of the game with emphasis on fundamentals in a fun and active learning environment. Skills taught will include passing, hitting (spiking), blocking, setting, serving, and team play.

For this clinic, girls should come prepared with appropriate gym attire and volleyball or basketball sneakers (no black soles). Knee pads or sweat pants are also recommended.

Fall Volleyball Skills & Development Clinic

Dates: October 14, 21, and 28, 2017

Grades: 3-6

Time: 2-4 p.m.

$140/three weeks

The Holton-Arms Lower School Volleyball Clinic is designed for girls in grades 3 to 6 at all skill levels of volleyball. The clinic will focus on all aspects of the game with emphasis on fundamentals in a fun and active learning environment. Skills taught will include passing, hitting (spiking), blocking, setting, serving, and team play.

For this clinic, girls should come prepared with appropriate gym attire and volleyball or basketball sneakers (no black soles). Knee pads or sweat pants are also recommended.

Lacrosse

Janet McCormick Lacrosse CoachJanet McCormick is entering her seventh year as the head varsity lacrosse coach at Holton-Arms. During her time at Holton she has helped lead the team to an ISL A Division regular season and tournament championship and most recently finished third in the AA Division. Outside of Holton, Janet has been an active member in the club scene coaching with Capital Lacrosse Club, Stars, serving as the director of Next Level, and an advisor to Mad Lax. She has also coached the DC Metro teams at the US Lacrosse National Tournament and the Under Armour All-America Games. Janet was a three-year starter at the University of Connecticut. While at UConn, she helped lead the team to a national ranking of 14 and an ECAC Championship. Captaining the team senior year, Janet also earned the Connecticut Student-Athlete Award for Excellence for her work on and off the field. Prior to coming to Holton, Janet coached at the Hotchkiss School and helped them to a school best 11-1 record, winning the Western New England Championship.

Contact for more information:

Janet McCormick, Head Varsity Lacrosse Coach and Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Information and Admission. Email: janet.mccormick@holton-arms.edu

Programs

Winter Lacrosse Skills Development Clinic

Registration is closed for this program

Saturdays; February 3, 10 & 17

9:00-10:00 a.m.– Beginner & Advanced Grades 3-6

10:15-11:15 a.m. – Beginner & Advanced Grades 7-9

Location: Marriott Gymnasium

Cost: $100/three weeks

Winter is the perfect time to work on your stick work. Whether you are just beginning or preparing for an upcoming season, building your fundamentals will help you reach the next level of performance. This three-week program will push athletes out of their comfort zone and help develop or fine tune form. Girls will be placed in different groups to ensure they are focusing on skills that are appropriate for their development.

During the three-week program we will work on the following:

  • Cradling fluency
  • Develop throwing and catching consistency
  • Power and finesse of shot placement
  • Footwork and dynamic movement
  • For advanced players- gaining confidence in your non-dominate hand
  • For advanced players- dodges and utilizing alternate hand placement

Equipment: Sneakers, lacrosse stick, goggles, mouth-guard and water bottle

Please email janet.mccormick@holton-arms.edu for more information.

Private/Semi-Private Lessons

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Private or Semi Private Lessons are available with Janet McCormick for beginner and experienced players. Please email janet.mccormick@holton-arms.edu for more information and to schedule.

Fall Weekday Beginning Lacrosse Clinics: Grade 3 - 6

Beginning Lacrosse Clinics

New to lacrosse? The beginner clinics are exclusively for Holton-Arms girls interested in developing and improving their lacrosse skills. Our clinics will focus on the lacrosse essentials: throwing, catching, cradling, body positioning and footwork. These skills are the fundamentals for all levels of lacrosse players, from the beginner to the experienced collegiate athlete. These clinics are designed to go beyond the physical education experience and begin to prepare girls for team play.

Cost: $18 per session

Location: Holton-Arms Turf Field, Gym Field, and Marriott Gymnasium.

We are excited to introduce the Holton-Arms Fall Beginning Lacrosse Skills Clinics for girls in grades 3to 6. Participants may be registered for one session or all five, which run from 3:45 - 4:45 p.m. Dates are as follows:

  • Tuesday, October 3
  • Wednesday, October 11
  • Tuesday, October 17
  • Tuesday, October 24

Equipment: Stick, goggles, mouth-guard, cleats/turfs and water bottle. *If there is bad weather we will reschedule the lesson.

Can’t make the sessions, contact Coach Janet McCormick to set up private or small group lessons. Janet.McCormick@holton-arms.edu

Basketball

Coach Jacquie Fernandes has playing and coaching experience at the NCAA Division 1, youth, and club level. An alum (’10) of The University of Connecticut (UCONN), Coach Fernandes was a member of the women’s basketball team which went an impressive 79-0 during her junior and senior years and captured the National Championship. Upon college graduation, Coach Fernandes went on to coach at Fairfield University for 3 years where she was responsible for guard development, nation-wide recruiting, and other various duties as an assistant coach.

Currently, Ms. Fernandes is the Holton-Arms varsity basketball coach and is excited about the future of the program. She looks forward to coaching these clinics sharing her passion for basketball with these students.

Programs

Fall Basketball Skills and Development Clinic

Dates: October 28th, November 4th, November 11th, November 18th

Times: Grades 3-5 9:00am-10:00am

Grades 6-8 10:15am-11:15am

$95/four weeks

The program is for girls interested in developing the skills and overall basketball knowledge. The main objective of this clinic is to work on the core skills of passing, dribbling, and shooting through various drills and stations. While the girls look to improve their individual game, they will also have the opportunity to work together as a team during full court scrimmages. Each activity will be interactive, engaging, and lots of fun! Go Panthers!

Soccer

Coach Ben Ferry is regarded as one of the top youth soccer trainers in the Washington, DC area due to his extensive playing and training experiences. Mr. Ferry has been coaching at the youth level on both the Boys and Girls side of the game for the last 10 years and has spent the last four years at the helm of the Holton-Arms Varsity program. Holton took home the ISL IA Championship during his inaugural season.

As a four-year starter at the George Washington University, Washington, DC, Ferry holds the NCAA Division 1 record for assists in a season (24 assists). Ferry played professionally for DC United, Washington, DC, where he was drafted 3rd round in MLS Draft (1999), and the Hershey Wildcats (1999-2001).

  • NSCAA All-American (1993),
  • Gatorade All-American (1993),
  • Gatorade Maryland Player of the Year (1993),
  • 1993 1st Team All-South, 1993 1st Team All-State
  • 1993 Washington Post Metropolitan Player of the Year
  • 1993 1st Team All Montgomery County while attending Walt Whitman High School

Programs

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