K2 originates its name after the second highest mountain in the world. The mountain is 28,251 ft above sea level and is located on the China-Pakistan border. K2 Volleyball (Louisville, TN) Club Director Christine Hames is originally from Australia and set on the Indoor Australian National Team in 1993-94. She is also a former FIVB Beach Volleyball Tour player who represented Australia on the world tour. Together, Jason and Christine Hames both serve as the directors of K2 Volleyball since it’s formation in 2009, and have 3 children who play for the club: Nicklin Hames a 2018 Nebraska Commit sets 18 JOTA, Kayleigh Hames is an OH for 15 Cory, and Eli Hames sets for 12 Cory. In a short period of time this JVA member club has made a name for itself not only in the Southern Region, but nationally as well.
K2 was founded in 2009 as the directors saw the need for a volleyball specific training facility in Knoxville, TN. After transforming an old warehouse into a three-court facility the sport and club grew and in three short years the need for a larger facility had arisen. In 2011 K2 moved into a former tennis facility and added a fourth court to their program along with two outdoor beach courts. The club hosts 4 large tournaments located at the Wilderness of the Smokies Resort and Convention Center in Sevierville, TN every year. These events bring in hundreds of teams from the south, mid-south, midwest, and mideast.
- Elite/Travel/Regional Travel Programs: K2 Volleyball is a premier travel program in the southern region with competitive teams at all levels. K2 focuses on full athlete development including technical and team based coaching, strength and agility training and individualized positional practices. Thanks to the dedicated coaching staff and the hard work put in by the players, K2 has many teams competing nationally.
- In-House Programs: The K2 In House Program suits the needs from the beginner to the more advanced volleyball player without the commitment of the travel season. Within the program K2 forms teams amongst the players who try out. Not only do the teams compete against each other but typically participate in at least one travel tournament toward the end of the season.
- Beach Program The K2 Beach season is always an exciting time for the players. The season begins in May and runs through July. Christine, former FIVB player, along with her staff focus on all aspects of training from fundamentals, team dynamics, and game strategy during practices. K2 host several tournaments during the season in which each player has a chance to participate and compete against each other.
- K2 Boys Program: Exciting and new this 2016 season was the addition of a 12U boy’s team. The boy’sstarted out in the In House program last season and this year joined as a travel team. They got the opportunity to compete in Louisville, KY and Atlanta, Georgia!
K2 Volleyball is a member of the Junior Volleyball Association, an organization committed to enhancing the junior volleyball experience for club directors, coaches, players and fans. For more information about joining the JVA click here. For more information about JVA Awards click here.