TVP athletes are noted in red, along with the number of seasons with TVP. Congratulations to all the players selected!
Colby Fong (TVP 2 years)- Whitman
Nathan Goh - Clarksburg
Payton Jacobs (TVP 5 years) - Northwest
Justin Jin (TVP 1 year) - Churchill
Yu- Wei Kuo (TVP 1 year) - Wheaton
Luke Morris (TVP 4 years) - Walter Johnson
Rajath Naik (TVP 2 years) - Northwest
Aaryan Patel - Clarksburg
Francesco Sani (TVP 4 years) WJ - MCPS Player of the Year
Neeraj Shrestha (TVP 1 year) - Wheaton
Tony Wu - Richard Montgomery
Nathan Yen (TVP 2 years) - Wootton
Andrew Ahn - Northwest
Rafael Deleon - Watkins Mill
Ethan Gilman -Whitman
Andrew Jin (TVP 3 years) - Churchill
Vedant Jog (TVP 1 year) - Clarksburg
Luke O'Neill - Northwood
Luis Perez (TVP 3 years) - Wootton
Chris Rindov -Rockville
Omar Sanyang - Northwood
Jed Sarmiento - Magruder
Sam Winans (TVP 2 years) - Damascus
Josh Yu (TVP 1 year) - Richard Montgomery
Tobias Clark (TVP 1 year) - Einstein
Corey Criss - Walter Johnson
Eugene Domrachev - Northwest
Ryan Harper (TVP 2 years) - Walter Johson
Kevin Jordan (TVP 1 year) - Wootton
Gregory Jung - Springbrook
Connor Kennedy - Richard Mongtomery
Timothy Lee - Damascus
Kyle Liao - Richard Montgomery
AJ Raj - Northwest
Aidan Sung (TVP 3 years) - Churchill
Noah Villanueva (TVP 2 years) - Magruder
Terrell Wright (TVP 1 year) - Northwest
Monday, June 10, 2019
Dear TVP Friends,
I am very much looking forward to joining with our TVP teams and friends at the 2019 Boys Junior National Championships in Dallas. This season has been fun and, as always, full of opportunities for learning and growth.
Building a competitive volleyball team training and travel program for boys has been a labor of love for the past five years. TVP's purpose is deeply rooted in who I am, and informs my work moving forward.
In my 40 years of volleyball, one challenge has been constant: clear a path to demonstrate the value of boys volleyball programs in the context of a noisy culture.
TVP has quietly demonstrated that value in a way that has been heard and seen, and experienced. Five years ago, we planted a seed by establishing a team training program. I will be forever grateful to the few families that helped us launch in 2014. Today, we all can see what has grown. We have nurtured a culture that values each of our best intentions and our common goals.
In July 2019, ten more TVP Team athletes will join more than 40 TVP Team Alumni that represent the highest level of achievement among the more than 1,500 participants that have taken part in TVP’s programs since 2014.
To all of our young people, families, friends and friendly foes, officials, coaches, peers that have moved TVP forward this year, and for the past five years: Thank you for sharing your experiences with me.
Some of you are thinking about your plans for next year. Beginning in July 2019, The Volleyball Practice LLC will be making substantial changes to its areas of focus, operations, and services. These changes may impact what you decide to do.
My decision to repurpose the time and energy I put into The Volleyball Practice LLC allows more time for me to focus on supporting my family, engage in new projects, and apply practical and impactful actions using a quiet voice in a noisy world.
A few more notes, for now...
TVP Team program participants have experienced successes born of failures and frustrations, and new challenges and expectations derived from success. Competitive learning environments have a way of helping us sort through a myriad of emotions, establish priorities, and develop life skills and perspective. Looking back, I have loved learning to navigate it all to build the TVP Team program to local, regional, and national relevance and achievement.
If your experiences with TVP Teams have helped you discover what is possible within yourself and as part of a group….and if the friendships you have made motivate you to apply your purpose for the greater good, then you will have achieved great success. I hope we draw on our TVP Team experiences to help us all be better people.
We all can now be more optimistic than ever about the pool of willing and able leaders that stand ready to build competitive travel programs for boys in the metropolitan Washington DC area. That pool includes the many athletes, parents and others that have been a part of TVP’s Team program the past five years. Certainly the opportunities to play volleyball will continue to grow.
I am so grateful for the sport of volleyball, and for the many wonderful people that serve the sport. I look forward to next time we meet!
Practice WE. Be YOU.
Founder and Principal
The Volleyball Practice LLC
TVP Team members kick off the summer season over Memorial Weekend with the last boys qualifier of the indoor season, Boys East Coast Championships in Richmond, Virginia. Another month of training in June and TVP is off to Dallas, Texas for the Boys Junior National Championships. Currently ranked #14 nationally, TVP 18 is poised to compete in the open division after earning a bid in Harrisburg in February. TVP 15, who are undefeated and ranked #21 nationally as a U14 team, will be competing in the U15 division.
More than half of TVP's 30 athletes will be training in USA Volleyball's High Performance programs in Tennessee, Chicago and Florida this summer, with as many as six competing at the HP Championships in Fort Lauderdale. Other TVP athletes are attending camps at Penn State and Princeton.
TVP athletes will be preparing for their freshman years after committing to play at Vanguard University of Southern California, the University of Southern California, Ohio State University, New York University, Alvernia University, and also for their studies and club programs at University of Maryland and George Mason University. Another TVP athlete will be preparing for his senior year of high school and commitment to play at UC Irvine while training with the USA Youth National Team.
Many of the TVP boys have already started their outdoor season training in the sand and will compete at First Rites in Rehobeth over Mother's Day weekend.
TVP coaches and staff are traveling to Europe , Australia, up and down the East Coast, the Midwest, the West Coast, and Alaska.
As TVP winds down this summer, the popular TVP Grass League will take a hiatus. If TVP decides to squeeze in a local outdoor program between our excursions, information will be posted on the TVP website. In the meantime, there are many opportunities to grow your game this summer. We encourage anyone with the time and financial backing to pick up the reigns and organize your volleyball community on the sand and grass this summer. Please let us know if TVP can help your program get up and running.
Go Play! And wear something cool, like these TVP tops (more styles and colors in the TVP Store):
Proud of Coach Bridget Kulesh, who last year won a national championship coaching the UC Santa Barbara men's club team, and this year is named National Coach of the Year. Coach Kulesh served as U16 coach during TVP's inaugural season in 2014-15.
Note the volleyball net icon at the Rockville Station! Visit the TVP MO Shop for custom printed orders ship direct to you within about 10 days. Visit the TVP Store for lots of choices for T Shirts, hats, bags, hoodies.
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.
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