Illini Elite opened in 1998 with 1 team and no dedicated facility, but had a tested blueprint for how to successfully develop volleyball players. Since then, our programs have grown to include over 60 teams with over 650 players and coaches. We are now one of the largest volleyball clubs in Illinois by membership and are widely regarded as the premier volleyball club in Central Illinois for developing youth volleyball players. Illini Elite is well recognized and well respected nationally, in the junior volleyball community, as well as among college coaches and programs across the country. This allows us to provide our athletes with ample recruiting exposure.
In 2004, the Illini Elite Training Center was opened, making Illini Elite the only Central Illinois club to have its own dedicated facility. The IETC, with 5 playing courts, weight room, concessions and offices, allows our club to run efficiently and our programs to be run in an effective and competitive environment. It also allows us to run a variety of camps/clinics year round, host tournaments each year for surrounding clubs to participate in, and put together an annual high school summer league to bring a majority of the regional schools together to battle it out for bragging rights.
In the Fall of 2018 we moved the IETC into a brand new facility on Valley View Drive in Bloomington. It is just off I74/I55 at the 150/Market St Exit. The new facility is a 34,000 sq. ft. climate controlled building with 6 competition courts, ProShop, new concessions, training room, larger office space, storage, and more!