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TeeterTot

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  1. TeeterTot

    New club team

    High school ball is over for now. Can we turn to club ball for a post? Does anyone have the backstory on the new club in Franklin, Sports Performance? I keep hearing bits and pieces about the director but not sure what to believe.
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    New club team

    It's ironic you used the Alliance 15-1 team has an example as that team two years ago (13-1) was the only 1 team that I'm aware of in Alliance history that did not play in the Open division at Nationals. They played in the next division down and still did not perform well.
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    New club team

    The Alliance 13-1 beat MidTN 13 in crossover play but got whipped in the Silver division game against MidTN. 90% of parents do not know the difference between JVA/USA/SRVA and probably don't care. most, if not all, of the area clubs focus on AAU Nationals in Orlando because that all they've ever known. What they do care about is being as competitive as possible in the tournaments they attend. I say play your team where you are competitive. Getting destroyed at these large tournaments is not fun for anyone and I say it does more harm than good compared to being competitive in non-Open divisions.
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    New club team

    Did anyone happen to see the results from Big South? Looks like a rough outing for most mid Tennessee teams/clubs.
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    New club team

    No, 16 Alpha lost two games in three sets to 18 Paragon (17-25, 32-30, 15-12 and 17-25, 25-23, 15-12). 16 Alpha beat 18 Bravo in three sets(20-25, 25-17, 15-8) Right now, Paragon is a better team, especially on first touch.
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    New club team

    Girls played well. The two games against 18 Paragon were amazing to watch. both games went three sets and at one point it was 7 people deep watching the games. Great atmosphere for sure.
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    New club team

    was the other thread removed?
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    TENNESSEE Club Volleyball (2019 Season)

    25-15, 25-16 so not as close as we would have liked
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    TENNESSEE Club Volleyball (2019 Season)

    TPV 16 Alpha went 8-1 to finish 2nd to a strong Sports Performance Team in the Open division this past weekend at the JVA World Challenge. Starting to see this team play to its potential and it's pretty exciting.
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    TENNESSEE Club Volleyball (2019 Season)

    Thanks for saying but we're ok with the seeding. Keep performing and that will change. The Milwaukee Sting game will be a major test tomorrow, they looked great today.
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    TENNESSEE Club Volleyball (2019 Season)

    Pretty telling when middle Tennessee only has one team in the top 200 when you combine all the 15's-17's.
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    TENNESSEE Club Volleyball (2019 Season)

    Didn't see that coming
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    TENNESSEE Club Volleyball (2019 Season)

    Do you know where she plays high school? There are definitely quality girls on that K2 15. I know the TPV girl can play all around (did last year and some at Brentwood this past year as a freshman) but she doesn't have to on the TPV 16 due to having Shaye, Morgan (top players at their position nationally), and a transfer player from K2 who is lights out on the back row.
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    TENNESSEE Club Volleyball (2019 Season)

    Thanks for the info. I'm sure MVJA will forgive you this time
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    New club team

    One player for sure from this years Alliance 16-1 will. The 15's are a toss up because that age group is weak. The strongest 15 in the state plays on TPV's 16 Alpha team so unless she's asked to play on the 16's again next year (very doubtful) , I can see 1, maybe 2 players from that age group move to TPV. If she's asked to play 16's again, that number could go up to 3-4 players. 14's in the area are weak. That's the group you have seen the most movement between clubs the past two years. None of the top TPV players will go back to Alliance in this age group. 13's are interesting and could be the age group that defines these two clubs. MidTN dominates and Alliance parents see that and are questioning the direction of their team compared to last years performance. TPV has a couple of strong pieces at this age group but not nearly enough, if a couple players move from Alliance to MidTN or TPV, that will mean big trouble for the future of Alliance. These are only my opinions, but my educated opinions.
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    New club team

    That same coach/director (who does not coach a team now) was recently called out at a program parents meeting about her not traveling to tournaments. She had "prior obligations" but now plans to attend away tournaments.
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    New club team

    People can decide for themselves if they want to take my word or not, but I stand by what I say because I'm familiar with both clubs, a lot of the families, and the history of volleyball in the middle TN area. I also stick by my statement that there will be a larger number of girls moving clubs next year than this past year. As for all the clubs around, the exposure for volleyball is great but the top level girls need to be in the same club/team to compete Nationally. There's enough talent in the area to have at least 2-3 teams finish in the top 10 Nationally if all of the top players played together. 13's at MidTN and 16's at TPV come to mind as teams that have done this or at least tried to move in this direction. The rest of the ages seem to have the best players spread across Alliance, MidTN, and TPV (I haven't seen much of Ethos this year so no comment). Side note: Several college coaches have been at TPV's 16-18 practices to watch some players. The college power conferences have been represented well at those practices.
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    TENNESSEE Club Volleyball (2019 Season)

    Not pretty when a state has only 3 top 100 teams in the three oldest divisions. Mid TN's 13's seem to be doing it right. For the past three years that age group has gotten better and better nationally while the rest of the area team seem to be sliding as they get older. Any thoughts on why the success for them and down slide of the other teams?
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    New club team

    TPV management DID NOT initiate the conversation. I'm sure they were excited once they were approached, but TPV did not initiate. If you mean TPV showed up at tons of high school and middle school and were seen there more than any other club did, then you can call that targeting
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    New club team

    To be crystal clear, the politics I mention have zero to do with playing time. ZERO. TPV did not raid Alliance as you put it. Those girls approached TPV AFTER they talked to Alliance. If you don't think the training is different, just ask players who have been part of both programs, they'll tell you about the difference in training.
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    New club team

    Osage: It is Alliance families but they have mentioned MidTN along with TPV. Training and politics is the top reasons. It's not playing time because these players are contributors to their team.
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    New club team

    I've been traveling a lot for work and haven't been able to post much. I have talked to several people about the current travel volleyball environment in middle Tennessee and they are under the same impression as most of us: TPV will be the "go to club" within in two years, maybe next year. Parents are not happy with how things are going and have already reached out to TPV about next year. This years migration of players along with the head to head results have caught the attention of several parents across all age groups who were not open to changing in the past. Will certainly be interesting to see what happens
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    TENNESSEE Club Volleyball (2019 Season)

    If TN Performance has some good results it'll show the program is going in the right direction. If this happens, I expect double the number of girls who leave other clubs to join TNP next year. I know some players at other clubs regret not making the move this year and will definitely make the switch next year.
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    TENNESSEE Club Volleyball (2019 Season)

    Bluegrass this weekend! Anyone going up?
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    New club team

    Both bad losses. There were a couple players who were off their game during the weekend for sure, especially the loss to Kiva. They beat the same Kiva team fairly easily in the last game,
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