Rumors and innuendo swirled around TVP this summer as a growing number of people voiced concern that TVP has changed its name to TCP, or worse, competed incognito at its largest tournament last season.
TCP is the name assigned to TVP in the Summer 2018 issue of VolleyballUSA. "The TCP acronym certainly helps with simplicity and readability. Simple in that the "C' is the third letter of the alphabet, while "V" is the 22nd letter of the alphabet" noted TVP Director John Hartranft. "The only thing simpler would have been 'TBP' because 'TAP' does not have three rhyming letters."
Since the publication went out to its global subscribers, the TVP office has been busy answering calls from new fans seeking technical assistance with Transmission Control Protocol, tenocyclidine, tricalcium phosphate, and a host of other TCP applications, substances and stuff.
Hartranft went on to clarify, "We want to reassure our existing fanbase that, though we are always open to all suggestions for name improvements, we will be sticking with TVP for now, as confusing as it is. We also wish to send a warm welcome all of our new TCP fans."
What is TVP, anyway? Take a look below.
With their Bronze medal finish in Phoenix at the 2018 Boys Junior National Championships, the TVP 18s capped a memorable season that included a CHRVA Regional Championship and a competitive practice and tournament schedule. With three athletes that have been with TVP since it's beginning in 2014, and two others that have been with TVP three years, the TVP 18s made their impact competing against teams from all of the nation's hotbeds for men's volleyball. Congratulations to Coach Amy, Coach Elliott and the athletes for achieving an outcome that approached the energy and effort put in to their practice!
TVP 17s began this season with a mission to build a competitive team that also served the academic needs of students in the midst of a rigorous academic year. Tournaments in Pennsylvania, Chicago, Maryland, Virginia and Arizona, including a CHRVA Regional Championship, were balanced with AP exams, SATs, and college visits. Kudos to Coaches Mark W., Mark V., and Noelle for taking this team all the way to Phoenix to compete at the 2018 Boys Junior National Championships!
TVP 16 reached the finals of Flight 2 at USA Volleyball's 2018 Boys Junior National Championships in Phoenix, finishing in the middle of the 77 team club division. Their performance caps a season that included several tournament finishes in the championship match, a CHRVA Region Silver medal, and a tournament championship. Five TVP 16 were selected to participate in USA Volleyball's High Performance Program, two earned bids to USAV Beach Nationals in Siesta Keys, FL. Congratulations to Coach Mary and Coach Luis and the team!
TVP 14 became the youngest TVP team to compete at USA Volleyball's Boys Junior National Championships! Their experience competing against teams from the Midwest and West included lots of grit and a promising future for this talented group of young athletes. Congratulations to Coach Greg and Lisa and the boys, and to Coach Bill for leading the team this season.
Montgomery County, Maryland coaches selected the 2018 MCPS Boys Volleyball All-County Team to honor performance during the course of the season. Fourteen TVP athletes were named to the team (indicated in red below). Congratulation to all!
Player of the Year - Francesco Sani (WJ)
Lucas Frassrand (RM)
Yu Wei Kuo (Wheaton)
Andrew Harper (WJ)
Erik Hillard (Churchill)
Noah Villanueva (Magruder)
Rafael DeLeon (WM)
Ryusei Taguchi (Springbrook)
Colby Fong (Whitman)
Henry Wileman (BCC)
Justin Jin (Churchill)
Micah Lawal (Magruder)
Richard Tan (Churchill)
Luke Morris (WJ)
Rajath Naik (NW)
Jake MacAfee (NW)
Kent Charlery (Blake)
Del Robinson (Wheaton)
Nathan Yen (Wootton)
Joshua Yu (RM)
Richard Chen (Clarksburg)
Michael Mantzouranis (Rockville)
Neba Ndonwi (WM)
Jake Alexander (Clarksburg)
Zachary Dou (Poolesville)
Neerij Shrestha (Wheaton)
Brian Rea (QO)
Jed Sarmiento (Magruder)
Phi Lee (Clarksburg)
Toan Le (Springbrook)
Thomas Lin (Wootton)
Kevin Jordan (Wootton)
Kyle Layman (Whitman)
Payton Jacobs (NW)
Jacob Yung (WJ)
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February is a short month, but sweet for TVP. See the corresponding article and video. Congrats to the TVP coaches, staff, athletes, parents and families, friends, including Launch Sport Performance, Positive Coaching Alliance, Bender JCC of Greater Washington.
From the Junior Volleyball Association:
The Volleyball Practice LLC formally began in 2014 with a simple objective: Encourage more youth to play volleyball by offering opportunities to practice every week and by nurturing a culture of learning among participants, coaches, and parents. Now in its' fourth year, The TVP Team program trains boys teams at the U14/16/17 and 18 age divisions, each team playing a full schedule, and practicing 2-3 times each week. Learn more about our newest JVA Club of the Month. http://www.jvaonline.org/blog/volleyball-practice-wins-jva-club-month
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