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.
Following Nationals, I will be retiring as Director of the TVP Club/Travel Program to free up more time with my family and to engage in new projects. Some of you are thinking about your plans for next year, and I understand that my decision may impact what you decide to do. I'm sharing my decision with you now so you have more time to plan accordingly, and with more certainty about your options.
Sponsoring a competitive volleyball team training and travel program for boys has also been a labor of love for the past five years. In my 40+ years of volleyball, one challenge has always been worth a spirited effort: demonstrate the value of supporting accessible and purposeful boys volleyball programs.
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 an outdoor grass league and a team training program. I will be forever grateful to the few families that helped us launch in 2014. We 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.
We all can 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 programs the past five years. Certainly the opportunities to play volleyball will continue to grow.
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.
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
Like TVP's work? Buy the coaches a coffee to keep us running :-)