The TVP 16s traveled to Spooky Nook on Saturday, January 21 to play in the 16 team Nook Mid-Winter Classic. Tournament organizers were faced with shuffling the schedule when a team dropped late on Friday. TVP offered to split its team into two teams to fill the open spot. Faced with the challenge of balancing competitiveness and full-time, 6 rotation playing time, the now two tVP teams--TVP 16 Blue and TVP 16 Black--stepped up. TVP 16 Blue swept its pool with a 4-0 match record, while TVP 16 Black finished second in its pool with a 3-1 match record. Both teams won their quarterfinal match; TVP 16 Blue earned a 2-1 victory in it's semifinal while TVP 16 Black fell 15-12 in the deciding third set in its semifinal. Though falling just short of an all-TVP championship match, TVP earned the championship and third place.
Back together as one team in Bethlehem on Sunday, January 22, TVP 16 advanced to the semifinals, finishing third. The weekend scoreboard tally: two tournaments, 12-4 match record, two third place finishes, one championship and 400 miles travelled.
TVP 18 travelled north to tournaments in Millersville and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on January 7 and 8. Early mornings and a late night on the road did not get in the way of longer days in the gym as the team advanced out of it's pool at each tournament in first place. TVP swept its pool at the January 7 Marauder Clash at Millersville University, advanced to the championship match after a solid semifinal win, finishing as silver medalists after a close tournament final.
The team again finished first in pool play, earning a bye in the first round of the playoffs and ultimately a top 5 finish. For the weekend, The TVP 18s earned a 19-5 record in sets, and 9-2 in matches.
The TVP 16ers traveled to Spooky Nook Sports Complex in Pennsylvania for the Mid-Atlantic Boys Kickoff Classic on December 3-4, 2016. Sixteen teams from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York competed during the weekend, along with our DC/Maryland TVP 16 team. TVP kicked off its season with eight matches and a Gold Bracket 3rd place finish. Congrats to Coach Sani and the boys!
The Volleyball Practice is proud to sponsor the Grow Your Game Volleyball Boys Clinic, led by TVP Coach Ryan Mullsteff, on December 3, 2016 from 8:30 am to Noon at the JCC (6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD)
Grow Your Game Volleyball Boys Clinic will offer top level instruction from successful coach Ryan Mullsteff. This one day clinic allows for a competitive and fun atmosphere for beginners all the way up to seasoned youth club veterans. Our engaging approach includes interactive drills used in Division 1 programs across the nation.
More to know about the clinic:
Our approach begins with breaking down the individual body movements, positioning and execution needed for passing, setting, attacking, serving and blocking. Our coaches teach by example. You will be able to actually see each movement during our interactive drills. We believe our approach fosters exponential growth in any level athlete.
Single Player: $45
For more information about Grow Your Game Volleyball, visit https://growyourgamevolleyball.wordpress.com/about-2/
The Volleyball Practice (TVP) is now accepting tryout registrations for its most competitive volleyball program for boys: TVP Nexus.
TVP Nexus Team Training Program provides instruction and competitive playing opportunities for boys ages 10-18 in a team format, organized by age and ability, from November through June. TVP Nexus teams train weekly and compete in local, regional and national tournaments. TVP Nexus team members experience a higher degree of training regimen and competition schedule, as well as an extended season, than a typical high school or recreation program. TVP coaches have international, professional, NCAA Division 1, national and local experience as players and coaches.
Tryout Registration is now open. TVP tryouts for the 2016-17 season are scheduled to take place in October at the JCC of Greater Washington (6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852) and Beall Elementary School (431 Beall Ave., Rockville, MD 20850):
The tryout fee is $50, and includes a TVP membership that offers access and discounts through August 2017 on TVP clinics, open play sessions and the popular TVP Grass Volleyball League. Boys that register for TVP Nexus tryouts are eligible to sign up for Open Play sessions scheduled between October 1-12.
About The Volleyball Practice (TVP)
The TVP community includes young people, their families, coaches and others committed to learning and playing volleyball in a positive manner that connects skills with principles valued on and off the court. Through our actions, we win the respect of our teammates, colleagues, opponents and families, build our communities, and contribute to the growth of the game. We value the personal development and meaningful connections that team sports offer to people of all ages and experiences. We welcome good people who share our vision to become better people because we play volleyball.
The Volleyball Practice is pleased to work with the Bender JCC of Greater Washington to offer volleyball program for youth ages 10 to 14. The program is offered in 8 week sessions on Wednesdays from 6 to 7 pm. Register online at jccgw.org
Athletes on TVP 16s team gained extensive experience playing at the 2016 USAV Boys Junior National Championships in Dallas, TX. During a four day period (July 1-4), the team played more matches (14) and more sets (34) than any other team in any division at the championships. Though down two players due to injury (who showed resilience with their support from the bench), the remaining eight rostered players powered their way to a 7-7 match record (34-34 set record). Congratulations to TVP 16s and Coaches Sani and Malinauskas for finishing the season with a gutty performance!