Over the last few weeks, Reilly, Mack and I have had the opportunity to talk to a number of parents and players about ProLink Volleyball Club. We know that there have been a lot of comparisons out there between us and some of our competitors, which is perfectly understandable. The only problem is that there has been a lot of misinformation floating around.
Compare this about ProLink high school age National teams to ANY other club:
- Guaranteed national championship tournament
- Training systems and techniques derived directly from the USA National teams
- 6 hours of VOLLEYBALL practice per week for 8 months = approx. 200 hours
- Highly qualified and experienced coaches
- Competitive, nationally recognized tournament schedule
All of this for just $3250. One price. No hidden costs, period. When compared to our competitors, this is hundreds or even thousands of dollars less. You do the math.
Anyone who knows me, knows that I love volleyball. I love playing. I love coaching. I love watching volleyball. Good volleyball. Over the past few weeks, I have had the opportunity to get out and see some high school matches both at the JV and the Varsity level. Volleyball in Georgia is getting more competitive with each season that passes. The gap is closing between the historically top high school programs in the state and everyone else and the matches are getting more and more competitive and fun to watch.
Now after watching many teams over the past few weeks, it is interesting to note that there are as many coaching styles, systems, rituals and philosophies as there are teams out there. Some are better than others, but we must keep in mind that the high school season typically only lasts from August to (for the teams that are both lucky and good) October. Because volleyball takes thousands and thousands of reps to master, it is extremely difficult (if not impossible) for players to really advance their game during this short time.
That is where club volleyball comes in. Players get advanced coaching and the many reps and games necessary to become good over an extended period of time. The club level is where the sport is really getting better.
I have always believed that our training at PLA is some of the best around, hands down. We derive our techniques and systems directly from the ultra successful USA National teams. We also try to teach our players to think about the game and not just simply follow orders. They need to understand WHY.
Now, with a couple of years under our belts and having worked with a good number of athletes, it is great to get out and see many of our PLA athletes at these high school matches. But we don’t get to just go see them and support them. We get to go to the matches and see them PLAY! Every single school that has players who played club volleyball for PLA has players who are major contributors to their team. Some of these schools include Northview, Milton, Lambert, Central Forsyth, South, West, Alpharetta, Chattahoochee, North Gwinnett, Collins Hill, Chestatee, and the list goes on. Everywhere I go, whichever system, and for many different coaches, I am seeing PLA players on the floor leading their teams. This is a very rewarding and exciting time. It is a testament to all of our players’ hard work and makes me look forward to club season when i can get back in the gym with them again.
Good luck to everyone as you go into your upcoming matches and continue to play hard and represent your teams and our club and know that I am proud to have worked with each and every one of you.
Check out the Select Volleyball League that is available through PLA!
Make sue and check back as the club season is right around the corner.
It seems as though we have just started summer training a couple of weeks ago and here it is the end of summer and high school tryouts are among us. We have always strived to be the best club for our athletes and part of that is preparing our athletes for upcoming volleyball seasons. We will be offering two training options one will be for incoming freshman thru seniors and the other will be for 5-8 graders:
High School Athletes grades 9-12
Train for High School Tryouts July 27th-30th 7-9pm
Middle School Athletes grades 5-8
Select Volleyball League Aug. 11th – Oct 15th 6-8pm
Check out all of the information on our website http://www.plavolleyball.com
We just wrapped up the end of the year picnic, and it was an awesome day!
It was a day filled with good food, fun conversations, and lots of laughs for everyone. The girls got a chance to play some sand volleyball and also were recognized during the awards ceremony.
A big thanks goes out to the parents who cooked all the food, to our awesome DJ, and For everyone bringing something and making it a fun family day.
Looking forward to next year!
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