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clifford20

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  1. clifford20

    New club team

    I do not think TPV 16's should be losing to a 15-2 team with all the talent they have on that team. That is surprising to me. I can understand the Munciana loss I guess. Not saying it's a bad loss, but def surprising. Am I wrong?
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    New club team

    Interesting to see that TPV went 2-2 this weekend. Saw they lost to Kiva 15. I Couldn’t find who else they lost to. Alliance 16-1 went 5-0. Beat Kiva red. Seems like they have figured out a lineup since that rough start. Great weekend for those kids.
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    New club team

    I am def not being negative. I am just going to support coaches as much as I can. Both coaches last year cared a lot about their team. I will almost never listen to a parents evaluation of a coaches ability to coach the game. Especially with volleyball. 90% of parents have no idea what's going outside of your are allowed to have 3 touches. I thought Peter did a really good job with the team.
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    New club team

    yeah I completely agree with you. I have seen Kiva teams and a couple of Munciana teams that weren't tall but passed circles around teams. They def aren't to that level and prob never will be. I like their Libero a lot, but the OHs have to get better in serve receive--and they will I think. The big Right Side girl could be a difference maker, she just have to be more confident I think--seems tentative. Their Brentwood middle is about the only consistent hitter. Will be interesting to see how it plays out.
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    New club team

    TPV has def closed the gap. It will be interesting to see how it flows over time. I spoke to several parents and most are being very level headed about it. Agree that Agame looked better, felt better. I do think part of that was because Alliance knew that they were going to be losing the lease over the last couple of years, so they weren't going to drop a lot of money on it. You know how it is, there will be some TPV kids come back, and others leave. I think a lot of parents are completely fine with the field house. It is a fine facility. The big question is will Alliance improve their product. There has already been some good changes this year already. I spoke to a college coach who said that he has received more communication and seen more social media presence then ever before. I think the coaching from each club is a push over all. Some ages are better at alliance and vice versa. Osage, did you get to see the Alliance 16 team? if so, what are your thoughts. I thought they looked better than anticipated, but will be average at best.
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    New club team

    Apostle, so you are saying it was the coaches fault that the 15's last year underperformed? And that the coaches last year and before didn't care about results, didn't put kids in a position of success, and didn't enjoy seeing them succeed? I also didn't indicate anything negative about the players. While I agree the coaching change last year was disruptive I don't agree that the coaches didn't care about those things. Athletes have to perform. It's a ridiculous statement that a coach didn't want success for the team. I am always amazed when I hear parents break down a season, they literally have no idea what they are talking about 90% of the time. Have no idea why sub is being made and no idea why a rotation is set for any particular match. I heard a parent complaining about their child not playing OH the other day...they were talking about how great of a hitter their kid was. Problem was that kid could not serve receive at all. and also could not cover a opposite tip/cut if they had to. That's why she is a middle and not an OH. She looked at me like she had no idea what I was talking about. So spare me on what parents thought about a coaches intentions. ALL those 2 coaches wanted last year was success for the kids. Also--Thenoise, your statement was inaccurate. TPV didn't go 5-0 against Alliance. I have no idea what the record was, but I know that TPV did lose at least one match to an Alliance team. It was a "2" team if I remember correctly. On a positive note, I thought that the TPV teams looked really good. Can't tell you how happy it makes me that we have another really good club in the area. it is going to help our level of play so much. I thought the 16's TPV team looked really good, especially on the PIN. The middles are just ok. It's going to exciting to see how they perform. I also thought the 16's alliance team looked decent. Honestly, better than I anticipated. Don't get me wrong, they aren't great. Their setting, one of the middles and the Libero looked good. The PINS were really inconsistent and the OHs better figure Serve Rec out...that is what killed them against TPV.
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    New club team

    really cool. that sounds like an incredible opportunity. Thanks for the update.
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    New club team

    Alliance 16's (15's from last year) didn't lose their best defensive player. she is back and should be their libero again this year--she will be a power conference libero. Morgan was playing up and is about the same level as her--they are both very skilled. Alliance did lose one of their DS however (I forget her name, she goes to Ravenwood I think), and I have heard she is playing 18-2. I could be wrong about that. 16's will be as good as they were last year defensively IMO. The interesting thing about that team last year is that they didn't perform all that good really. I don't think they beat very many, if any, high quality teams. Their two setters (from last year) were a liability defensively. I think the new Setter for alliance this year is better defensively then both of last years, and def better then the #2 setter. There is no replacing Claire's block/setting for sure. Losing Shay and Claire is the only really hard loss. THe big question this year for the 16s alliance team is can their OHs serve receive. The K2 team is good for sure. I look forward to seeing them play. They have a very good setter.
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    New club team

    after thiking more about this...luring the best hitter and setter of the age group was the key obviously. They don't get them, most of the others stay. Brilliant strategy. Free is always good.
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    New club team

    There is no doubt that this will require Alliance to step up their game. As usual there will be players that come back and others that will leave. I hope both clubs are successful, it only helps the sport out. I think Alliance has done a really good job overall. It will be interesting to see how TPV handles the expense of A-game. Maybe the finances are way different now because of the sale, but the overhead of the building is just brutal. I would be interested in knowing why the 16's kids left? Did they not like their coach? Unhappy with alliance? Facility? I know a few of them are playing free...is that the main reason?
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    New club team

    I tend to agree with SJ. More competition is better. It should over time help the mid state talent and development. There will be a handful of kids that will get a new opportunity to play at a higher level. If the parents think it’s best for that kids, then go. If it’s a bad experience they will come back the next year and the other kid will switch to the other club. Make no mistake, this will help mid state volleyball which needs it. Overall the volleyball for the mid state isn’t good. There are 5-6 really good programs who could not compete in other vball states. It’s all good. This all plays out.
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    New club team

    It has no affect on eligibility. AAU basetball for most high level kids is free. Let’s see how it all plays out. I’m sure a handful will go. It will give others an opportunity. The thing that I hate is that it’s going to break up a top 20 team that has mostly been together for several years.
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    AAA tournament/results

    After watching all 3 matches so far, I have to say that I am a bit underwhelmed. DB looked ok and Cookeville beat Collierville 3-0. Hard to know much about Cookeville, however I feel they and DB looked similar. At this point, Brentwood will beat all these teams in 3--easily. Waiting to see what Siegel match looks like. It is impressive to see a team like Cookeville, who doesn't have access to a high level club, play solid volleyball. They are well coached. Hoping for a really competitive final 4, and championship--but my hopes are waning.
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    AA Teams to Watch 2018

    I'm confused on why they are even allowed to stay in AA. Makes no sense.
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    AAA tournament/results

    I agree, but I hope so much that it's a good match. Would love to see another program win a championship. Brentwood is better in every position.
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    AA Teams to Watch 2018

    What div is KC moving to?
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    Single A teams to watch

    If you haven’t watched sale creeks middle play...you need to. Crazy athletic, but short with a lightening quick arm. Can’t believe she’s not an outside.
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    AAA tournament/results

    Holy cow, did anyone see the Siegel vs DB game? Did DB just feel the pressure? What a heart breaking loss for them. 15-3 last set. Hoping Siegel can catch fire and beat Brentwood tomorrow. But they are better in every position.
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    Single A teams to watch

    I can't tell you how proud I am of the Watertown program. Not too long ago Watertown was not in the least bit competitive. The coach and players have been building the program step by step for a while now. Incredible facility and just a good group of kids and coaches. I would have never believed that Watertown could get to the point of competing for a championship. Really cool.
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    AAA tournament/results

    Siegel wins in 5. Btw, Heritage setter is the real deal. Two great setters going at it.
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    AAA tournament/results

    I think Siegel can take a set but will be hard to take 3 sets. I never had high hopes for SC as I knew their Pin hitters struggle to serve receive. Everyone serves at their big hitter and she cannot receive. I cannot beleive they beat Ravenwood. I want them to win, don’t get me wrong, just didn’t think they’d be able to stay in system.
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    2018 Season

    Houston hangs on to win. Ugly match on both sides. Poor passing and a ton of errors. The Libero for Houston made 2 massive digs at the end of the match to keep them in it. Both teams will have to play a lot better to win their next mtch. Sc fought like crazy but couldn’t overcome their lack of ball control.
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    2018 Season

    Houston is completely melting down. 2-1 Houston. Losing 12-6 in 4th.
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    2018 Season

    I thought DB looked good against BW. Obviously well coached. They just lacked the ability to put a ball away. Wouldn’t be surprised to see them work themselves thru the loser bracket. Houston looks like they do about every year. But they won’t be 0-2 this year.
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    2018 Season

    Sc versus Houston is hard to watch. Poor ball control. SC can’t serve receive or pass at all.
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