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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Online Store Deadline: Wednesday March 21st, 2018 (11:59pm EDT)
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
Suit up in 2018 with new TVP threads! Each item in the TVP Showroom has been carefully selected for you and your family and friends by TVP's fashion designer. You have 103 choices.
Visit the TVP Showroom at http://www.myfanstand.com/Showroom/TheVBP17/515319
Want to make sure you get what you want? Go in on an order together with others to meet the six piece minimum for each design you want. Order before December 25.
Below is a handy dandy flyer to spread the word to all of the TVP fans in your neighborhood and across the globe. Let's give TVP teams a home court advantage wherever we may travel. And, now you know what to give that special someone for Valentines Day and Groundhog Day.
Order TVP threads one size smaller (or larger) to help you with your New Year's resolutions. Yes, The Volleyball Practice is now in the fashion business.
Healthy and strong athletes who operate effectively as a team are built long before game day. Athletes who train at Launch Sport Performance learn commitment, hard work ethic, and how to move effectively and efficiently.
Three TVP teams -- U14, U16, and U18 -- are working with Launch each week to focus training on the fundamentals of athleticism: agility, strength, power, endurance, balance and speed. Launch trains athleticism to augment TVP training in volleyball-specific skills. TVP and Launch use age-appropriate training methods, cues, and motivation sources.
TVP and Launch are concerned about over-training athletes. TVP and Launch believe that athletes need to play multiple sports, learn music or art, and be involved in other clubs, school, social, and spiritual activities to promote athlete longevity and overall wellness.
In addition to TVP, Launch Sport Performance has partnered with many local athletic teams to bring athletes the best off-field training in the DC metro area! LaunchSP has trained over 3,000 athletes from amateur to professional to Olympians. We take pride in developing strong, healthy athletes that are confident in their physical and mental performance.
Visit Launch Sport Performance at launchsp.com
Volleyball is the #2 sport in the world, yet is often understated in our American sports culture among males. Resources for boys volleyball are limited. TVP is working to change that. You can help.
Stop by Chipotle on Rockville Pike and support The Volleyball Practice! Show the flyer below to your server either from your phone or print out and TVP receives 50% of the proceeds!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Rockville, Maryland – The Volleyball Practice (TVP) has established a partnership with Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), a national non-profit developing “Better Athletes, Better People” by working to provide all youth and high school athletes a positive, character-building sports experience.
The partnership provides the TVP community access to PCA’s training for coaches, sports parents, student-athletes and administrators, comprising live group workshops, online courses, books by PCA Founder Jim Thompson and additional online resources, such as e-mailed follow-up tips and reminders.
PCA has partnered with roughly 3,000 youth sports organizations, schools, districts, conferences, and park-and-rec departments to create a Development ZoneTM culture, where the goal is using youth and high school sports to develop Better Athletes, Better People, Thompson said. “We look forward to working with The Volleyball Practice to create the best possible experience for the youth athletes. Our research-based materials combine the latest in sports psychology, education and practical advice from top pro and college coaches and athletes that help improve athletic performance while also ensuring kids take life lessons from sports that will help them throughout the rest of their lives.”
Now in its fourth year, TVP has committed to providing young athletes with the necessary resources for volleyball training. TVP Director John Hartranft states "It is important that athletes learn life lessons that will stay with them long after their volleyball career comes to an end. We want our TVP coaches to be mentors, role models, and above all, teachers. We aim for our athletes to be disciplined, compete and train at full effort, be positive and supportive teammates, be problem solvers, push beyond their comfort zone, and compete with confidence and enthusiasm. TVP's partnership with PCA is a key element in our efforts to nurture a culture of learning, dignity and well-being, on and off the court."
The workshops are scheduled to begin in 2018.
About Positive Coaching Alliance
Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) develops BETTER ATHLETES, BETTER PEOPLE through resources for youth and high school sports coaches, parents, administrators and student-athletes. In addition to hundreds of free audio-video and printable tips and tools at www.PCADevZone.org, PCA has partnered with roughly 3,000 schools and youth sports organizations nationwide to deliver live group workshops, online courses and books by PCA Founder Jim Thompson that help those involved in youth and high school sports create a positive, character-building youth sports culture.
PCA workshops and courses, which have impacted more than 7.5 million youth through 2014, strive to transform high school and youth sports into a Development ZoneTM, where the goal is to develop Better Athletes, Better People and the following become the prevailing models in youth and high school sports:
David Jacobson, Positive Coaching Alliance
Tel: 650-210-0808 email@example.com
About The Volleyball Practice
The TVP community is committed to learning and playing volleyball in a positive manner that connects skills and principles valued on and off the court. We value the personal development, meaningful connections, and fun that team sports offer to people of all ages and experiences. Through our actions, we win the respect of our teammates, colleagues, opponents and in our communities and contribute to the growth of the game. We welcome good people who share our vision to become better people because we play volleyball.
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