Lori Endicott-Vandersnick
Lori Endicott-Vandersnick
Head Volleyball Coach
Doling Family Center
  • USA National Volleyball Team Member 1989-96
  • Two Time Olympian
  • 1992 Games, Barcelona Spain, Bronze Medal; 1996 Games, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Named Best Setter in the World, 1992
  • Named 2005 USAV All-time Great Player Award
  • 2012 Girls Team Pictures image

    Volleyball Photo Album 2012 Volleyball Tryouts Photo Album Volleyball in the Springfield area has many opportunities. You will find league play and clinics for the very young and several club volleyball programs for 10 to 18 year olds. Also available are adult leagues for women, men and coed. There really is something for everyone in the sport of volleyball in Springfield. Volleyball through the Community Olympic Development Program is a very unique and exciting opportunity since we are currently the only CODP volleyball program in the country. It was created by the United States Olympic Committee to help identify, train and develop possible future Olympians. The focus is building consistency in basic fundamentals and incorporating those skills into competition. Two-time Olympian and 1992 Olympic Bronze Medalist, Lori Endicott-Vandersnick, is the head coach of the program. Lori is originally from Springfield and her experience as an Olympic athlete allows other young players to realize that Olympic dreams are possible.  

    2014 Community Olympic Development (CODP) Tryout




    4th Grade Flyer


    Photo Permission Form


    2014 Wavier Form


    Practice Schedule


    You are invited to the 2014 Community Olympic Development Program (CODP) tryout.  This volleyball program was started by the United States Olympic Committee to help identify and train possible future Olympians.  The program is led by two-time Olympian, Lori Endicott-Vandersnick.  CODP Volleyball focuses on quality all around skill development for players in grades 5th-8th.
    ** Note: You must RSVP to Coach Lori at vando4@yahoo.com by May 1, 2014 to reserve your spot for the tryout.
    Boys players are NOT required to tryout!




    Current 5th grade (2013-14)

    • Monday, May  12, 2014
    • Check-in:  5:00-5:20 p.m.
    • Tryout:  5:30-7:00 p.m.

    Current 6th grade (2013-14)

    • Monday, May 12, 2014
    • Check-in:  6:30-6:50 p.m.
    • Tryout:  7:00-9:00 p.m.

    Current 7th-8th grade (2013-14)

    • Wednesday, May 14, 2014
    • Check-in:  5:00-5:20 p.m.
    • Tryout:  5:30-8:30 p.m.

    Where:  Dan Kinney Family Center
    Tryout Fee: $5


    **If you would like to fill out the photo permission form and the waiver ahead of time, then please print them and bring them with you to the tryout.
    Approximate Cost:

    • 6th, 7th, 8th Grade Gold and Silver…$210
    • 5th Grade Gold, Silver, Bronze or 6th grade Bronze….$155
    • Boys Gold….$100

    ***Gold, Silver and Bronze teams will be determined at the tryout, however, Coach Lori reserves the right to switch players on teams once practices begin.






    • Fun introductory class for 4-6 year old boys and girls
    • Focus:
      • Motor Development: Kids will learn different movement patterns that will help them to be successful in all sports.
      • Ball Development: Kids will practice hand eye coordination skills.
      • Skill Development: Kids will learn and practice three of the main volleyball skills of passing, setting and serving.
      • Game Development: Kids will learn basic concepts associated with the sport of volleyball.


    • Fun introductory class for 7-9 year old boys and girls
    • Focus: Description of each developmental phase listed above
      • Motor Development
      • Ball Development
      • Skill Development
      • Game Development
    CODP Summer Training:
    • Designed for 5th-8th Grade Girls and Boys:
      • In 2004, CODP volleyball began with 20 young ladies being selected to participate in the program.  We have continued to grow through the years and now have over 165 athletes, boys and girls, participating. 
      • Through a tryout process the athletes are selected based on skill and experience levels, then placed in a division which will give them the best opportunity to improve their skills and develop as a player. The Gold Division if for highly skilled players with a high level of experience.  The Silver Division focuses on players with a high level of skill, but with a moderate amount of experience and the Bronze Division is designed for skilled athletes with less experience.
    • Development of Consistent Basic Fundamentals:
      • Our focus throughout the training session is to teach and develop consistent basic fundamentals. 
      • Players will learn the skills and the game of volleyball in a way that makes sense.  In every aspect of the game the athlete needs to understand why things are done a certain way.  If they understand, they will be able to execute the skills more effectively and understand the game better. 
      • Along with the understanding, the player must be taught in an efficient and consistent manner.  Efficient and consistent training equals efficient and consistent results on the court.
      • The basic fundamental skills are broken down into segments and then the athlete practices each piece of the fundamental.  This allows the athlete to learn that each part of the skill is important.  The entire skill is then practiced with a high number of repetitions. Basic fundamentals are then integrated into competitive drills.    
    • Structured Practices Helps Prepare Athletes for a Higher Level of Training:
      • Organization is a key to success on and off the court.
      • Discipline is an integral part of a successful athlete.  Parts of practice and rule following helps to train athletes in this area.
      • Drills teach skills, they also help teach perseverance, patience and teamwork.


    • Specific Training Tools:
      • Practice goals allow the athlete to feel a sense of accomplishment which in turn boosts confidence. 
      • Practices will be organized and each drill will have a goal or time limit and consequence or reward.
      • Various ball handling drills will be used as warm up in order to gain optimal touches on the ball.
      • Drills will be designed for optimal touches on the ball for all players.
      • The practice drills will put the athletes in game like situations as much as possible.

    CODP Setters:

    • Setter specific training for the Springfield and surrounding area schools.
    • High School age setters
    • Focus
      • Each athlete will learn setter specific techniques to better prepare them for their school/club teams.

    Boys Volleyball was new to the CODP for the 2011 season with 13 athletes participating in the program.  These young men ranging is ages of 10 to 14 years trained for seven weeks through the summer and learned the basic volleyball skills.  There were also many competitive games that allowed them to put those skills into action during a game situation.  The boys were coached by Ryan Lacson and Jake Martin, two very experienced men’s players in the Springfield area.


    CODP volleyball is about creating a complete player.  We strive to help each participant to build the skill, character, and work ethic of an elite athlete, so that they can reach their own volleyball goals.  Who knows, maybe it’ll be Olympic Gold.


    USA Volleyball website