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Calling all High School Boys….

We need a few more high school aged boys for the UW camp two Mondays from now.   If you want to attend please visit http://www.jimmclaughlinvolleyball.com/ and register if you are having any trouble please send me an email: brian@wshsbva.com.

 

2014 Spring Open All Tournament Team

The following made the 2014 Spring Open Tournament:

MVP: Anatoliy Krot, Lynwood High School (Played with Cascade High School Students) , Senior Outside Hitter

 

Libero: Adam Tainter, Curtis High School, Freshman

Setter: Jacob Ruley, Graham-Kampowsin (Played with Washington High School Students), Sophmore

Outside Hitter:  Jonathan Carlson, Curtis High School, Freshman

Opposite:  Igor Stakhmyuk, Cascade High School

Middle Blocker:  Brian Porter, North Thurston High School (Played with students from O’Dea High School), Junior

Middle Blocker 2: Nick Tsaruk, Cascade High School, Senior

Students From Cascade High School Win Spring Open Tournament

Mostly comprised of students from Cascade High School
Mostly comprised of students from Cascade High School

Last year the group of students from Cascade High School were caught flat footed in the championship game against a seasoned club team mostly from Graham-Kampowsin High School, this year they were not to be denied.  The foe in this years final was a group of students from Curtis High School, most on the South Sound  Volleyball club team.   As the afternoon wore on it was becoming apparent that this group comprised mostly of Jrs and Srs were not going home without hosting the trophy.  There commitment to volleyball was evident when after the tournament the group huddled together and talked about playing later that evening in Mill Creek, WA, close to the Cascade High School Campus.

The differences in style of play could not be any more apparent in the championship game.  The team consisting of mostly students from Curtis High School ran a consistent 5-1 throughout the tournament.  The Cascade students ran the setter out of the middle and rotated to the setter position.   As the commissioner put it, “It’s not the style of play, but the perfection of the style of play that wins at this level of volleyball.”   To get to the championship the students from Cascade played a host of students from Washington High School, the first ever member school.  The play was great, and though the eventual champions won in two, Washington came within a few points to push the game to three.  The more energized match, which may have been the students from Curtis’s downfall was the O’dea students pushing the young team to three games and losing only by a score of 17-15 in the third game.   The Tournament Team will be announced tomorrow.

This years tournament featured only 4 teams, but the commissioner blamed it more on moving the date into June, than on lack of interest.  “If we had kept the same weekend, we would have easily eclipsed 7 teams and really pushed to eight teams. ” said Brian Boyer The commissioner of the WSHSBVA. “It’s a great lesson to learn now, and next week we will have our dates for next year all finalized this time much earlier in the year.”  WSHSBVA also announced that they would be hosting a Boys Doubles Grass Tournament, next year.   Dates and locations have yet to be determined.    The tournament was held at the Five12 courts in Puyallup, home to the Lake Tapps Volleyball Club.

South Sound Volleyball Club Camps

South sound has two programs this year in which boys can participate.

The first is an indoor camp on July 22, 23, and 24 starting at 1:00pm and is 3 hrs long.  Cost is $50 and will be hosted at the Excel Sports Academy on 2818 69th Ave W, University Place, WA 98466.  To register send Jeff Grosshans an email at jrosshans22@gmail.com or call 253-224-9734.

 

The 2nd opportunity is an outdoor series at FT. Steilacoom Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 PM – 8:00PM starting July 8 and ending on July 31st.  Costs is $200 without purchase of  a ball, and $250 with a purchase of a ball.   Contact Angela Spoja either by email at spojaa@gmail.com or 253-820-7931.

 

 

 

Moxie Sand Program looking for 4 more players

Moxies boys program is looking for 1 more U18(16-18 yr old as of Sept 1, 2013.) and 3 more U15s(15-13 year olds as of Sept 1, 2013) .   If you are interested please contact mike@moxiejuniors.com.   Sand is a great experience and the coach is Mike Bailey,  a very accomplished sand player himself, who is essentially self taught and can show your Jr the ropes.

 

From the Moxiejuniors.com website:

Boys U12 to U15 Friday 5:30 to 7:30 pm starting May 23rd

 

The end goal of our beach volleyball program is to get junior players paired up and competing in the local junior tournaments through the various tournament hosts in the Seattle area.

 

We will be indoors about 80% of the time. Athletes will be introduced to playing outdoors and learning to work with the elements (sun, wind, and rain) on weekends and/or select weeknights in addition to regularly scheduled practices.

    

Washington High School becomes 1st Member School

Working hard on day 1.
Working hard on day 1.

Mark May 6th on your calendar as a break through in the pursuit to give further opportunities for students to play interscholastic sports. Yesterday in Parkland, WA at Washington High School just outside Mchord Air Force base in Tacoma, WA six students practiced as a team in the hopes to represent its school and community in interscholastic sport. The practice was Led by volleyball enthusiast Konstatin Stakhovich who is of Russian-Ukrainian heritage and currently a Math teacher at Washington High School. Coach K was very pleased to introduce this sport to his former school and is excited about the opportunities this will provide for the students in and around Parkland, WA. If you would like more information about the team click on the sign up button and a WSHSBVA rep would love to help you form the next team at your high school.

After practice it was made official that Washington High School would become the first member school.   Konstatin was then appointed as the 1st official Board Member of the Association.  As the charter school he will also assume all the duties as Chairman of the Board, but obviously will be helped by the Commissioner of the WSHSBVA.     “Now it is real, there are no more what ifs left, we have students who want to play volleyball.”  said the commissioner Brian Boyer.   “Now we have two questions, Will someone join them, and will the volleyball community support them?  I’m more concerned with the first than the second.”     He would later say that it was 50-50 if there would be a fall season next year. “We have other schools who are real close, but they have hurdles to overcome, there is definitely student interest, I’m curious to see if this will push a team over the edge, get them over the hump, but we will see.”   Coach K says they are in it for the long haul and at least the tournaments provided by USAV and the Association should be enough to keep the kids engaged.

New Summer Camp/ Club Team Information

Nate Ngo, one of the assistant volleyball coaches at the University of Portland has announced in an effort to promote the sport of volleyball is extending an invitation to the boys playing volleyball on any team to join the Pilots at their summer camps. The only restriction (for this year) is they will not open up the overnight option for their advanced camp to boys. Boys are welcome to be a commuter camper for the Overnight Advanced Camp, but just not as an over-nighter. They will look to open this to boys in the future.

You can find more information as well as registration for the camps at www.portlandpilots.com/camps and clicking on “Volleyball Camps”. or http://www.portlandpilots.com/sports/2014/4/7/VB_0407142122.aspx

UP also has a team camp option on July 18-20 and that is also open to boys teams if they wish to train as a team. You can contact the assitant coach directly at ngo@up.edu.
UP also has hosted free clinics on campus in the past and that is something they want to continue to do and will open that to boys as well. The Pilots will continue to look for dates, generally on the weekends, to host these clinics. Portland will post the information mainly through their social media accounts which are: http://www.facebook.com/PilotsVolleyball
http://www.twitter.com/UPvolleyball>

Thunder Beach
The sport of sand volleyball is growing with the NCAA looking to add it as a collegiate sport. Last year was our first year training on the sand with Thunder Beach and we are happy to say it was a huge success! Those girls that came out and trained came back to the club season ready to compete. Sand volleyball really helps your all around game and what better way to spend your summer, than in the sand!

Here are just a few things to note about Thunder Beach

1. We are a registered Puget Sound Beach Training Program so our coaches have to maintain certain certifications, plus being under the umbrella of USAV helps to keep us up-to-date with tournaments and other events.

2. Thunder Beach is run by Jen Baklenko. Jen played professionally on the beach on the following tours;WPVA, 4 person BL tour, MPVA . She is the Puget Sound High Performance Head Coach and was the volunteer Assistant for University of Washington Sand Volleyball team in their inaugural season. She is USAV Beach Impact and CAP certified. In other words, Thunder’s coaching experience is unparalleled in the region!

3. This is our SECOND year of Thunder Beach. We have grown and changed the program to best instruct and supply the beach player with the skills she/he needs to stay active, involved, in shape and still learning and loving the game. We have added one three hour session per week to let the player play while being instructed and coached.

For Summer 2014, Thunder Beach will be practicing on Monday and Thursday evenings starting on June 2nd through August 4th at Sandbox Sports in Georgetown 5955 Airport Way S, Seattle, WA 98108 . Players age U14 and under will practice from 6-7:30pm and players age U15 and older will practice from 7:30-9pm. No practice on 7/3.

On Wednesdays we will be practicing at Golden Gardens (8498 Seaview Pl NW, 98117) from 12:30-3:30pm. This practice starts on June 18th and ends on August 13th. As stated above, Wednesdays will be more competition with coaching during games. This will also allow players to play together and decide on partnering for tournaments. All ages are welcome for the entire three hour session.

We are offering two packages this season. We recognize that vacation schedules and other activities will take precedence from time to time. To best plan and schedule staff and courts, we are asking you to sign up for the entire season. You can choose between 2 times a week or 3 times a week to help defray costs. However, because we are being flexible for the summer, those players that sign up for 3x a week will have priority in signups and those that sign up for 2 x a week might be put on a waitlist. If you are placed on a waitlist, we will contact you very soon to let you know if you are in the session or not . The cost for Thunder Beach 3x a week for the entire summer is $725. The cost for 2x’s a week is $550. Tournament entries are separate from this as there are 4 different venues to play in, however, our coaching staff will help you select appropriate tournaments and level of play.

Included in this cost is over 50 hours of instruction/beach court time, Thunder tanktop or teeshirt, coaching at tournaments that allow coaching and where a Thunder Beach staff member is in attendance. This is open to both Boys and Girls. Siblings will receive a $25 discount per player. Please make sure to pay at time of checkout otherwise you will be placed on a waitlist. No refunds for sessions not attended.

If you did not play club volleyball this past season, you will need to register with USAV through our region. It is a $15 summer membership.
Let us know if you have any questions at jenb@goitvc.com.

Moxie will be fielding beach volleyball training teams this summer!

There coaches will be Keon Price, Kelsie Peterson, Cindy Huang, and Mike Bailey. We will teach fundamental skills and strategy as well as knowledge of rules necessary to play the beach doubles game. Emphasis will be placed on high quality repetition.

Training teams will be offered by age group and limited to a maximum of 10 per team. Session days and times will vary by team. Please contact us at info@moxiejuniors.com with questions.

Boys U12 to U15 Friday 5:30 to 7:30 pm starting May 23rd
U12 to U15 Boys – $300 for 11 sessions May 23rd through August 5th
Boys U12 to U15 Thursday, May 15th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Tryouts will be held at Sandbox Sports. We’ll be selecting 8 – 10 spots for each training team. Coaches will be directing drills as well as evaluating during the two hour tryout session.

Beach Volleyball Summer Camps
Beginner Beach Volleyball Camp at Jetty Island July 21-23 9:30am-3:30pm
This camp is offered in partnership with USA Volleyball and is a perfect way for athletes to give beach volleyball a try. Focus will be on individual skill development and training will include fun drills and games throughout the week. Players new to the game will walk away from this camp with confidence on the volleyball court. Every camper will receive a pair of sand socks and a competition grade Molten beach volleyball from USA Volleyball. Registration includes reservations for the 9:45am and 3:15pm ferry crossings. Pack a lunch. Instructor: USA Volleyball

Beginner Beach Camp Registration Opens May 12.
REGISTER BY PHONE 425-257-8300 ext.2
REGISTER ON SITE Recreation Office at Forest Park

Advanced Beach Volleyball Camp at Jetty Island July 28-30 9:30am-3:30pm
Presented by USA Volleyball, this camp is designed for players with several years of beach or indoor volleyball experience. Focus will be on technical and tactical skill development with a focus on open play and state of the art video and statistical analysis. Players will walk away from this camp better prepared to navigate competitive tournament situations. Every camper will receive a pair of sand socks and a competition grade Molten beach volleyball from USA Volleyball. Registration includes reservations for the 9:45am and 3:15pm ferry crossings. Pack a lunch. Instructor: USA Volleyball

Advanced Beach Camp Registration Opens May 12.
REGISTER BY PHONE 425-257-8300 ext.2
REGISTER ON SITE Recreation Office at Forest Park

Braves Boys Volleyball Camp

Jun 30,2014 – Jul 2,2014 Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This camp has been updated to be open to ALL INCOMING 5th-9th GRADE BOYS AND GIRLS

Camp times will be as follows:

Monday June 30th – Wednesday July 2nd from 5pm – 8pm

Players will be separated into skill levels and grades for boys and girls.

Camp is limited to 40 players as we will only have 3 courts available.

Register here: http://www.perfectpassvolleyball.com/registration/?action=evregister&event_id=12

WESCO 2014 District and Why High School Sports Matter

Last week the association was at the WESCO District Macho Volleyball Tournament in which 14 schools were represented at the Tournament. The tournament features many athletes most of them Seniors, since to qualify you have to go through another tournament put on by each school. To help with the fun of the tournament the nets are at girls height. Towards the end I met a young man who was downtrodden after his team had lost in the quarterfinals. This student looked shocked and stunned, staring into the distance. I knew who he was, that he played for Space Needle, the high octane club that produced Matt West, and I sat with him and told him he was slightly overreacting because in a week and a half he would be playing on guys size nets against competition that would make this brand of volleyball look childish at the CEVA tournament which features about 10 teams traveling from across the northwest. It cheered him up slightly but the reality set in as a friend from his High School, the other dominant volleyball player on his team a non club member, sat with him and began to nudge him toward leaving.

The truth is the student athlete wanted to win this tournament more than he wanted to win any other local tournament this year. Hec, he may have wanted this low level tournament more than the National USAV boys tournament. What makes it so different? Even if his team wins the Gold/Open highest level (not sure what they call it) U-18 bracket, no one at his school will know. He could tell them, and then they may look it up, but other then that, no one knows. However if he won this tournament, maybe not everyone at the school, but at least a larger portion would know, and he would have been the best player on that team. SNVF may win this weekend, and they have a good shot of doing it, but again, I will know, his family will know, the volleyball at large community will know, but no one at his school will know. That is what makes high school sports so important to the student athletes, more then varsity letters, jackets, or gym bags, is the fact that there community knows they are good at something.

List of Schools that Competed in order of finsih:

1. Lynnwood
2. Monroe
3. Marysville-Getchel
4. Cascade
T-5. Mountlake Terrace
5. Marysville Pilchuck
5. Mariner
5. Mount Vernon
T-9. Oak Harbor
9. Glacier Peak
9. Snohomish
9. Jackson
9. Kamiak
9. Meadowdale

UW Volleyball Camp 2014

UW is offering a boys volleyball camp for those interested from July 21-23. Some of the best coaches within the area will be there to provide volleyball instruction to you and your children. To register visit http://www.jimmclaughlinvolleyball.com/ The cost is $150 from Monday to Wednesday July 21-23. Registration opens March 4th. If you want advanced registration email: wshsbva@gmail.com.

From the website:

BOYS ONLY CAMP

Boys Camp July 21-23 Monday- Wednesday for 4th-12th graders $150 5:00-8:00pm

***Boys camp will be ONLY for boys and will be run separately from the girls in Night Camp 2.