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TVP teams stayed local on Sunday, March 10. The U18 teams were a bit short of players for the day, so a few of the the young guys played up. TVP 18s (1st place) vs TVP 18p (2nd place) in the U18 Gold Bracket Championship match. TVP 14 earns first place in the U14 Gold Bracket. These three TVP teams compiled a combined 13-2-1 match record at the 2019 CHRVA Regional Championships. Here they are, below, trying to figure out where to look among the sea of paparazzi.
Congrats to TVP 18s and TVP 18p (18 Open Division) and TVP 15 (15 Open Division) for compiling a combined 17-8 match record at the 2019 Boys Atlantic Northeastern Tournament in Harrisburg, PA. TVP 18s finished third overall after a close 20-22 third set against ECVC in the semis, and earned a bid to the 2019 BJNC Open Division in Dallas. TVP 15 won the Bronze Division. Fun weekend on and off the court.
The St. James Arlington Elite U15 team joined the TVP 15/14 team in Rockville for a friendly match on Sunday, February 17. Both teams are heading to Harrisburg, PA for the Boys Atlantic Northeastern qualifier February 22-24.
TVP Alumni brought their latest experiences and TVP memories to the TVP gym on December 23, sparring with TVP 18 athletes in a contest featuring all the good stuff: great level of play, smack talk and friendships.
It was great to see our alums are doing well with their collegiate teams: Robbie (Arcadia), Victor (Alvernia), Ryan (Wentworth), James, Henry and Richard (Maryland), Rin (John Jay), Andrew (Elon), Liam (Belmont Abbey), Kyle (Marymount) and Noel (Campbellsville). Special thanks to Coach Joe Moyer drawing up the X's and O's for the alums.
Our friends at Annapolis Volleyball Club joined our TVP teams in our Rockville practice gym for a combined practice and scrimmage on December 16. Many thanks to the AVC coaches, athletes and parents for making the trip and for sharing their enthusiasm for our sport.
TVP and AVC teams and coaches. U16 above and U18 below.
The Wingmate has your back. The Wingmate protects the lead. The Wingmate offers mutual support to teammates on and off the court. The Wingmate adds offensive and defensive firepower. The Wingmate brings awareness to predictable and unforeseen situations. The Wingmate improves the quality of team production, and puts the team in a position to use its strengths, and defend its honor.
Ahhh, but when does The Wingmate get the credit? Good question.
The Wingmate draws satisfaction from the team's performance knowing that their contributions of preparation and presence are the keys to the team's success. Credit doesn't matter, does it?
When the value of The Wingmate is publicly recognized, it is well-deserved, but The Wingmate knows where to deliver the credit: To teammates. To parents. To those who came before. To the respected opponent. To the blessings of opportunity.
The Wingmate shows up in the practice gym each time. On game day The Wingmate competes on the court and also stands ready on the bench, and cheers from the stands. The Wingmate challenges from the opposing side of the net. The Wingmate plans the season, officiates, coaches and compiles results. The Wingmate pays the bills and manufactures equipment. The Wingmate keeps score, works the concession stands, shags volleyballs, and photographs. The Wingmate drives the team members to away matches. And so on.
The Wingmate makes volleyball happen at TVP. To The Wingmate's credit, TVP teams look forward to gathering at their next tournament in January. And until then, at practice.
At the 2018 National Championships in Phoenix, Cesco and Payton led their team to a bronze medal finish in the Gold Bracket and both made the All-Tournament team. The foundation for their success was already established in Dallas earlier by their commitment to their team, the game, and their own progress.
The weekend of December 1-2, 2018, our TVP teams made the 3+ hour trip from the Washington DC metro area to the Lehigh Valley, PA for season opening competition. Our teams did well, we learned a bit more about ourselves, had fun, and will look forward to a good season.
In the gym on Sunday, cheering on his teammates, with no prospect of playing due to injury, was Payton Jacobs. Homework was to be done between matches. When his teammates were on the court, 3+ hours away from home, Payton was there to cheer them on.
TVP adopted the slogan “Practice WE. Be YOU” this past summer to honor the value of a team-focused culture nurtured by principled individuals who offer their own skill and spirit to the greater good. The slogan is on the TVP website and used it as a sign-off on emails, but on its own the words really do not offer specific road map to an unselfish, team-focused culture. Coach Ed Shilling writes about individual, selfish behavior in "Exposing a Thief of Individual and Team Success" but clarity also comes with examples of people who make a positive impact on their teams. Their character becomes our road map.
This past Sunday, Payton Jacobs once again defined for us by example how to practice WE.
Be YOU, Payton! Go TVP!
TVP is hosting tryout sessions for USA Volleyball members: two sessions each for U14 and U18/17 and three sessions for U16/15. Tryout sessions begin October 12, 2018.
We have learned that productive conversations with each stakeholder do not happen in large group tryout sessions. Therefore, we are limiting each tryout session to a smaller group of participants so we can help players, parents and coaches better know and assess elements important to building a team. Consider your smaller group tryout session to be the start of a focused dialog with TVP to determine next steps.
Register online for one of the scheduled tryouts, indicated below. Select the earliest session you wish to attend according to your age-eligibility. The TVP Team tryout registration fee is $40 ($50 after October 10). When registering for a TVP Team tryout session, you will have the option to also register for two sessions of TVP Gym at a discounted rate.
Tryouts will be held at the Bender JCC, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852. Additional times & locations may be scheduled. Check the TVP Calendar for up-to-date information.
Register online prior to tryouts to secure a place. Follow these steps to register for tryouts:
TVP Gym offers the opportunity for boys to have fun, play volleyball, and improve skills. The drop-in and play format offers boys the opportunity to apply their skills, and gain extra play to prepare for high school, club and league competition, and is priced and formatted to accommodate busy schedules.
The Fall 2018 TVP Gym is open for registration for high school and middle school boys with volleyball playing experience. The Fall 2018 TVP Gym registration fee is $200. Discounted fee is available to qualified participants (Apply here). Participants may also sign up for TVP Team tryouts at a discounted price when registering for TVP Gym.
NOTE: This is not an instructional program. TVP staff may offer skill clinics for an additional fee in conjunction with the TVP Gym program as resources allow.
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