Lesson Coach:  Dennis “Aame” Amundson

Age Ranges:

Strengths:

Lesson Rate:

12 – 18

Setting

$45 / 50 minute session (each session is 1-3 players at the same setting level as assigned by Aame)

Other Lesson Info:

These lessons by Aame are not the same as the traditional lessons Northern Lights puts on and the rules to attend slightly differ.  Aame currently puts on a camp called the Aame Setter Academy three times a year (December, June, July).  These lessons are a direct extension of this academy.

Each lesson is 50 minutes in length and are open for up to 3 players (each player will need to register and pay separately).

These lessons are password protected in the registration system and you will need to contact Aame via e-mail (wheresaame@yahoo.com) to determine what level you should register for.  He is offering three different levels:

  • Fundamentals of Setting – basic setting and movement skills, best for U14 and younger
  • Elements of Setting – refinement of offensive elements (i.e. location, accuracy, tempo, set variety, etc.), best for U16 and younger or high school starter
  • Tactics of Setting – introduction and implementation of offensive strategy

Aame’s policy will be to start low and and advance levels as you master the skills.  The Secret:  Come back often, stay on the progression.

Your lesson will be recorded and available for review on Hudl.

Biography:

Dennis “Aame” Amundson has coached girl’s and women’s volleyball for over 40 years.  Aame was the head coach at Minnesota State Mankato for 10 years and also served as a volunteer coach at the University of Minnesota (8 years) and most recently, at the University of St. Thomas (4 years).

Aame has been a member of the Northern Lights coaching staff for years and has recently served as assistant coach for the 2020 16-1 team and as head coach for the 2019 17-1 team.  Aame also heads up various setters camps for Northern Lights, most notably the Aame Setter Academy which is put on in June, July and December in most years.

Lesson Registration:

  • Lesson registration is on www.signuptoplay.com.
  • Lesson policies are similar to traditional Northern Lights lessons.  Please read all policies on the main lesson page including those involving cancellations and refunds.
  • Contact Aame at “wheresaame@yahoo.com” with your setting experience.
  • Aame will determine your registration level and send you a password.
  • Use the password to register for the correct session in “Aame Setter Lessons” on www.signuptoplay.com