ABOUT US

Dead Frog Volleyball is a premier club that has served Southwest Michigan with camps, leagues and tournaments for over 27 years. The original mastermind behind the club was Jack Magelssen who is the winningest high school coach in the United States with approximately 1,800 victories!  He worked to establish Dead Frog as a premier club and has seen several players go on to play at their highest level.  The club merged with The Courthouse Athletic Center (two locations:  Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids) and is now under the direction of Jack's daughter, Heather Magelssen.

Our Mission:  

 

We are committed to providing a safe environment where young athletes will improve in the game of volleyball through encouragement, dedication and hard work while promoting the value of team work and sportsmanship.

 

WHY CHOOSE DEAD FROG?  We hold true to our strong core TEAM values.

  • T - Train:  We train our athletes to excel at their highest potential.

  • E - Educate:  Players and parents are educated on the rules that govern volleyball.

  • A - Achieve:  We help athletes to achieve their future college goals.

  • M - Motivate:  We coach our athletes with motivation, encouragement, and positive reinforcement while maintaining a disciplined environment. 

OUR STAFF

Heather Magelssen

 

Club Director

heather@thecourthouseac.com

Nate Casanto

 

Club Operation

Nate@thecourthouseac.com

"Mia finalized her decision to play volleyball at Olivet College today and would like to thank the Dead Frog Volleyball Program for their part in this success.   Special thanks to Laura and Maddie McDonnell and your club development opportunities that created such a learning environment and the chance to meet so many great girls and parents. Mia is excited for her future and the opportunity to play volleyball at the next level.  Thank you, Dead Frog!"

"We've been to several different clubs for both playing and camps. Dead Frog stands out because of the quality of training that they receive from very early on. The coaches don't look out for just their team. They look at all of the girls in the gym as theirs and it makes a huge difference in the quality of instruction."

"My daughters experience with Dead Frog not only helped her improve as a player it helped her grow in so many other ways as well. For this I am grateful!!"

"We had a great experience with Dead Frogs this year and my daughter's skills really improved over the course of the season!"

"The Dead Frog club has overall been an extremely positive experience for our whole family. In addition to developing volleyball skills, my daughter has made many friends with girls from fine families. My husband and I have truly enjoyed watching all team members grow, gel together with the team, and have enjoyed getting to know the other parents."

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