Tag: U16

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.

    

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

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.

Team Hodgepodge Has Fun at Local Volleyball Tournament

Team Hodgepodge, made up of folks from the Seattle and Portland area, played together for the 1st club tournament of the 2014 season. The tournament held at Evergreen High School in Vancouver, WA was great for the kids. There were about 9 full teams and the play varied from novice to elite. No official tournament winner was announced due to the format of the tournament, but all the kids had a great time. Photos from the event can be found here.

Nicholas Tonel a Sr from Odea High School, Luke Frost a Freshman from Interlake and Owen Macauly a freshman from Odea represented the Pugent Sound Region admirably, and were joined from Freshman from the Vancouver, Portland, and Salem area. Thus the name Hodgepodge was formed. The next tournament will be on March 15 at Huntington Middle School in Kelso, WA. If you are interested please fill out the form below.

New CEVA Boys Volleyball Policy

CEVA is the USAV region operating in Oregon and Southwest Washington (Vancouver) and they have a new policy concerning boys volleyball.

Boys Tournaments are open to any boys under 18. Boys DO NOT have to be part of a team to play! They can come as individuals and we will find them a team to play on. They DO NOT have to know HOW to play! Each tournament will start with a 90 minutes skills clinic followed by friendly tournament play. A one time $25 fee covers all 3 tournaments! The only direct cost to attend these tournaments is a one-time $25 CEVA annual Boys membership fee – good for all tournaments this year.

This is a pretty rare opportunity in this age of highly exclusive, highly priced organized sports. Send this info to your friends, your kids, your students and your club parents. They can get more info at https://www.facebook.com/CEVABOYS/events.

2013-2014 Washington Clubs

Below is a list of clubs and there contacts and website information for each of the clubs:

South Sound Volleyball Club:
Boys Director Rey Javier
email: rey.javier@us.army.mil
phone 253-370-3992
Areas Covered: Olympia, Tumwater, Tacoma

Power Surge Volleyball Club:
Coach/Director Kama Kalalu
email: powersurgevb@hotmail.com
phone: 253-278-1481
Areas Covered: Tacoma, Federal Way, Auburn, Kent

Aces Volleyball Club
Coach: Michal-Ann Watts
email: michalwatts@yahoo.com
phone: 360-751-4838
Areas Covered: Vancouver, Longview, Kelso, Castle Rock, Battle Grounds

Sabotage Sports
Boys Director: Bonney Ottow
email: bonney@sabotagesports.com
Phone: 425-443-9102
Areas Covered: North Squad: Everett, Lynwood, Bothell. South Squad: Sea-Tac, Tukwilla, Des Moines

Sabotage Sports Tryout Flyer
Sabotage Sports Tryout Flyer

Space Needle Volleyball Club
Boys Director/Coach: Mark West
email: marksnvf@msn.com
Phone: 206-930-0593
Areas Covered: Seattle Metro Area

Moxie Volleyball
Club Director: Cindy Huang
email: cindiferous@facebook.com
Areas Covered: Bellevue, Kirkland, Renton

Innercity Boys Team:
Director: Jared Walters
email: jareddeanwalters@gmail.com
Areas Covered: Seattle Inner City

Spokane Volleyball Club
Director: Roland Madany
phone: 509.995.4119
email: roland.madany@comcast.net
Areas Covered: Spokane, Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake, Deer Park, Sprague

Press Release From CEVA

Please read this Press Release from YVBA!
If you know any boys that play VOLLEYBALL or would like to learn, this is a FREE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY!!

Tim Wignot
CEVA Board Boys Rep
503 804-7280

EXCITING NEWS ABOUT FREE WINTER BOYS VB:

Our goal is to keep our core YVBA team playing together while we grow our numbers. Since boys VB is new to this area, we are seeking to introduce our sport to as many boys as possible. With this in mind, participation in the Winter practices will be free of charge. These practices will be open to any boys interested in learning the game and/or preparing for the Spring season. Please pass this info along to any other 12U, 14U or 16U players who also might be interested, all are welcomed.

We have already secured our regular Sunday afternoon time slot (3-5) and are seeking to add more as soon as we know what openings there are in the gym. Here is a list of the confirmed dates so far:

Our practice facility is at St. Anthony’s School in Tigard (12645 SW Pacific Hwy).

DATE TIME LOCATION
Friday 11/1 7-9pm St. Anthony’s Volleyball Gym
Sunday 11/3 3-5pm St. Anthony’s Volleyball Gym
Friday 11/8 7-9pm St. Anthony’s Volleyball Gym
Sunday 11/10 3-5pm St. Anthony’s Volleyball Gym
Sunday 11/17 3-5pm St. Anthony’s Volleyball Gym (may be moved due to VB tournament)
Sunday 11/24 3-5pm St. Anthony’s Volleyball Gym
Sunday 12/1 3-5pm St. Anthony’s Volleyball Gym

I hope to see you this weekend,
Coach Wade

Announcing the 2013 All Tournament Team

Setter: Nathan Peredo, (MVP) Washington High School (Tacoma) 2013
Left Outside Hitter: Anatoliy Krot, Lynnwood High School (Lynnwood) 2013
Right Outside Hitter: Daniel Stakhovich, Curtis High School (Tacoma) 2013
Front Middle: LaShawn E. Kapenda, Washington High School (Tacoma) 2013
Back Middle: Geordan J. Hunkin, Rogers High School (Puyallup) 2013
Opposite: Gursharan Singh Tiwana, Marysville Getchell High School, 2014
Libero/Defensive Specialist: Leilani J Hansen, Cedar Park Christian, 2013

Bench: Pavel Krot, Cascade High School, (Everett) 2013
Damien Higashi, Tumwater High School, (Tumwater) 2015
Nicholas Tonel, O’dea High School, (Seattle) 2014