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Adversity Training Center

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In the rise to fame of junior Olympic volleyball clubs lies Adversity Training Center. Located proudly in Germantown, ATC is part of the growing and competitive programs that aim to develop high-level players.


ATC boasts numerous reasons for its success:

  • Facility: the state-of-the-art facility boasts 2 very spacious courts with international lines, a 23 foot ceiling, Snap Sports Revolution flooring, Sports Imports professional net systems (used by the NCAA & Olympic Games), mini-court access for small group clinics and privates lessons, Molten Junior Olympic volleyballs, various training aids (such as setter volleyballs & therbands) and much, much more! They have the most consistent practice schedules in the state of Wisconsin!
  • Character Development:  Believers that a child's development comes from all factors; ATC tackles character and team building during lessons.  Encouragement and positive praise is used from all levels.
  • National Success: With only two teams in their inaugural season, both earned bids to Nationals. In the first three years of club existence, 4 out of 9 teams participated at USAV Nationals! 
  • Room Rental:  Various Rental Options for Group Events, Meetings, Parties, Practices & Team Bonding.  Reasonable rates have this option a steal:  $25 an hour for mini-court / $40 an hour for main court

The man behind it all is Dave Pauers, a 20-year veteran of volleyball coaching and former physical education teacher.  During his freshman year at UW-Oshkosh, Pauers discovered a passion for coaching. Dave recalls being in the midst of coaching a middle school girl's volleyball team.  "I still remember the first time one kid was successful. She had the biggest smile ever. And I just loved that I was part of making that happen."


Pauers has extensive knowledge in developing volleyball programs.  Over the years, he's created the Cedarburg Summer Sand program, the Slinger Instructional Program, a Richfield Summer Sand program, and an invite-only tournament camp for high school and collegiate level players.  The various summer programs attract about 250 kids each year.