There's something so priceless about getting consistent quality reps...this would have been a game changer for me.
Kerri Walsh Jennings
The AcuSpike has significantly changed and enhanced how the teams now train allowing us to focus on the technical and physical development skills required to improve the teams jumping and attacking ability.
Particularly for the women's program that is currently in a building phase, the AcuSpike has become an excellent tool and an important first step in our goal to turn our program into a nationally competitive one.
Twice a week the trainer is incorporated into our team's training routine. Using the results of individual jump testing as our guideline, the trainer's arm is put at a height requiring the players to use their maximum jump and maximum reach every time.
In particular we have focused on working with the middle hitters and right side attackers, as they are the least experienced on the team. An assistant coach works with them so they can work on footwork, arm swings and blocking while the sitters and serve receivers can focus their time on perfecting their own skills.
Splitting the team into two groups allows the attackers to get double the touches since they don't have to wait on somebody to pass the ball and somebody to set the ball. By dividing the team up everybody can specialize for a part of the practice.
The AcuSpike has dramatically changed our gym and enhanced our training environment. We are excited to continue to explore the possibilities this equipment has to offer...
Royal Military Colleges Foundation
Volleyball Program (Ontario, Canada)
I really like what the ACUspike has done for our program. We use it a lot in our spring individual workouts in particular with our middles. It eliminates the need to have a setter train with that group and allows our players to really focus on footwork and high contact without the guesswork of "will the set be there?" It has also improved our middles ability to "throw" the ball around to tough locations to defend.
Our outsides use it to get extra reps, or train footwork on more tempo oriented sets versus the general high outside ball. We have used it a few times with our blockers to work on jump timing versus the hitter. As many will tell you, the key to blocking is timing and the ability to focus on the hitter and not as much on the ball. The ACUspike allows our blockers to find the hitter earlier as they are headed to where the ball is. They can better locate the point of contact and improve their chances of blocking the ball.
I think one of the biggest benefits of the ACUspike system is the ball catcher. A player can come in the gym by themselves and hit a whole cart of balls without having to spend a ton of time picking them back up. It makes their training a lot more efficient. We also use it as a passing and setting target as well.
Head Volleyball Coach, Angelo State University, San Angelo, TX
I have seen numerous spiking/attacking "machines" and devices over the years, but this one was different. I have never seen the length of lines for people wanting to use a piece of equipment that I saw for your product. I've never seen kids keep coming back they way they were. I was there both weekends and kept studying the individuals and their reaction to it, their ability to adjust, their desire to go again and again...like I said not one product that I have seen in 22 years of club coaching drew a crowd like your AcuSpike. We've purchased one and are looking forward to putting it to use as soon as possible.
The Volleyball Academy Director, River City Juniors Director, Omaha, NE
We were very excited to add the AcuSpike to our summer camps this year. We could run a whole station on approach jumps and proper arm swing and saw immediate improvement from some of the young campers. The AcuSpike saves time as compared to other products we have used, because it will reload quickly and efficiently. This product is very useful in developing an extended reach with attacking the ball and will help the hitters to focus on their footwork and armswing as opposed to worrying about where the ball may be set.
Head Coach, Florida State Seminoles, Tallahasee, FL
I want to take this opportunity to thank you for assisting my daughter in fulfilling her goal of becoming an outside hitter in high school/club volleyball. She was a competitive swimmer for 7 years and decided to transition to volleyball. I needed help and after one year of using your system, you can see the result for yourself.
I have had kids work for just one day with the trainer at Appalachian State University and saw a pretty significant change in their approach, their arm swing and their contact point.
Mt Airy High School, & Granite City Volleyball Club
I recently ordered an Acuspike Team Trainer. I wanted to let you know that this has been a huge benefit to our volleyball program. I was very impressed by the construction and functionality of your product. Even in the short time that we've had it, the improvements in our players has been fantastic. Our club is definitely happy.
Joe Alves, Director
Cal Coast VBC, Grover Beach, CA
This machine is an incredible training assistant-- I wish they had invented it sooner. Every high school and club team should have one.
Thirty Year Volleyball Coaching Veteran
The AcuSpike trainer is especially useful, because it takes the human error out of repetitive drills.
University of Tennessee '05, Outside Hitter
I would love, and can't wait to see the AcuSpike, in and, a part of every volleyball program regardless of age, level and gender. This awesome piece of machinery is every hitters dream; scratch that, it's anyone's and everyone's all time perfect set that you can just feast on for hours on end. I was only able to use the AcuSpike for a few moments and I am hooked for life.
My daughter trained with it just for a little while. I saw an improvement in her ability to hit the ball at a higher point immediately afterwards. I think it'll be a great development type of tool, and every school and every volleyball organization should have one.
Parent, TexStar Club
I'm very excited to get the AcuSpike for my daughter. I saw the AcuSpike for the first time at this year's Big South National Qualifier in Atlanta when my daughter was there competing with her club volleyball team. Since then, I've conducted a considerable amount of research re similar training equipment. After scouring the Internet for weeks, it became quite clear to me that AcuSpike is by far the best product of its kind. I'm eager to get the machine and have my daughter start training with the system immediately!