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Oct

18

2019

Joining a Volleyball Club: Part 3- What Does a Club Look For in a Player?

Author: Dave Sears, 14's Assistant Coach

In the first to part of this series we examined the process for joining a volleyball club. In the second part of this series we discussed how to evaluate a club. This last section is identifying key characteristics that a club looks at when selecting a player....read more

Oct

14

2019

Joining a Volleyball Club: Part 2- Evaluating a Club

Author: Dave Sears, 14's Assistant Coach

In the first part of the series we discussed the process for joining a volleyball club. This part of the series examines how to evaluate a club. In this part we try to give you a series of questions that you should consider and ask clubs you are looking at. At Virginia Elite we have seen families and their players select a club only to find out they did not really offer what they wanted. Unfortunately, per USAV rules, players cannot leave one club and join another club during the season. Therefore, it is critical to evaluate clubs closely before tryouts and when making your selection....read more

Oct

9

2019

Joining a Volleyball Club : Part 1 - The Process

Author: Dave Sears, 14's Assistant Coach

So your daughter has indicated to you a desire to play club or travel volleyball. Welcome to a journey that will have many ups and downs, but in the end, it is well worth it. This three-part series is designed to help you and your daughter understand club volleyball, the process of player selection, what coaches are looking for in an athlete and what questions you should be asking clubs. Hopefully this series will assist you in finding and selecting the right club. The first part of this series focuses on what is the process for joining a volleyball club....read more

May

3

2019

NCAA Volleyball Recruiting Rule Changes in 2019

Author: Jason Kozak, Virginia Elite President and Recruiting Director

Effective May 1, 2019, the NCAA passed new recruiting rule changes intended to slow down the trend of coaches offering scholarships to athletes as young as 7th and 8th grade. While the impact of these rules on the volleyball recruiting timeline is still unknown, the intent is to give athletes a little more time to figure out what they are looking for in a college and develop their skills before they get bombarded with scholarship offers....read more

May

3

2019

The Importance of Strength & Conditioning and Rest in High-Level Athletes

Author: Kristen Falcinelli, Virginia Elite Coach

All athletes have probably heard a coach or trainer tell them strength training, conditioning, and rest are important to their ability to perform and improve. Many players think if they are well conditioned, they will have better endurance for long tournament days and won’t feel tired while playing. While this may be true in some cases, there are many other benefits that are arguably more important to contributing to the overall success of the athlete....read more

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