In addition to adding L2, a new, elite, open level to its club teams in the spring, Legacy Center Volleyball has added Eric and Sarah Lindstrom as new executive directors, bringing their years of proficiency and knowledge to the team.
“We are excited to bring the Open Level of Volleyball to Legacy Center, along with some of the best coaches in the state who are college, high school and club coaches. The coaches in our program all share the same love of the game and same values it takes to build strong young athletes,” said Sarah Lindstrom. “We feel that it is very important that our program leaves our athletes with a positive impact both physically and mentally. We want to build upon and create an environment for all athletes at every level to not only develop a better understanding of the game of volleyball, but compete at the highest level they can, learn life lessons, problem solving skills, teamwork, and personal growth throughout the season.”
Eric Lindstrom was co-founder and wwner of Legacy Volleyball Club, which he helped build into one of the top clubs in the nation. He foresees the same great success at Legacy Center. The Lindstroms have an impressive combined 35 years of coaching experience at the club level (Eric 20, Sarah 15), which include 20 teams Qualified for the Junior Olympic National Championships with a third-place finish, and 3 teams finishing in third place at AAU Nationals in the Open division.
Eric, additionally, has 15 years of coaching at the NCAA Division 1 level with Oakland University, including an appearance at the NCAA Tournament in 2014. Sarah has 12 years of involvement at the high school level as head coach between Divine Child (5 years), Walled Lake Central (6 years) and, her current placement, Northville (1 year). In these 12 years there are 8 District Championships, 2 Regional Championships and 1 State Final 4 finish.
In the last month, Legacy Center Volleyball held tryouts for four different levels: L2, Legends Adidas, Legends Regional and Legends State. With over 650 participants, this year’s tryouts were the most attended in program history. It was a monumental tryout season not only with the participation numbers, or start of L2, but also the start of a boys program. The inaugural boys tryouts formed 3 high level boys teams. There is anticipation of growth in the coming years for boys volleyball at Legacy Center Sports Complex.
“I believe that with our facilities, coaches and support staff, we are the best place to play and train in the state of Michigan,” said Eric Lindstrom.
Along with the facilities, the Lindstroms want the environment to be just as worthy.
“Our program will be like a family, with each player at each level feeling as important as the next,” Sarah said. “The opportunities we will be able to bring to youth volleyball for both girls and boys is endless in this world class facility.”
A final round of tryouts will be held on Sept.r 26 for boys and October 10 for 12-14U girls.
Look for more information regarding our volleyball levels and opportunities at legacycentermichigan.com, or reach out to Sarah Lindstrom at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Legacy Center is located at 9299 Goble Drive in Brighton.