On Sunday, January 3rd the North Texas Region will host a Boy’s Volleyball Clinic at Sportsplex at Valley View. This Clinic will be a great opportunity for boys to get ready for the upcoming season and prepare for High Performance Tryouts.
Each spring, USA Volleyball conducts tryouts all over the country for their High Performance Program which is the foundation of our national team programs. Athletes who qualify through the USAVHP Program are coached and trained during the subsequent summer (and winter) with the idea that they will one day represent USA on an international completion team.
The North Texas Region is planning to extend the USAVHP Program to the regional level to create opportunities for our membership locally. We will be utilizing the performances in this clinic as our primary evaluations before the season begins. Some things we will be looking for include coach-ability, mindset, and temperament, learning potential, athleticism, and skill acquisition. The clinic will include skill work implemented and taught using USAVHP technique cues and processes. We will be developing and refining those skills in drills that you would experience if you went to a USAV High Performance Tryout. Upon completion of the clinic, you will have experienced a small piece of the USAVHP Program and will be armed with the tools for success at a tryout if you so choose.
To ensure valid and reliable results, we are bringing in Trent Kersten, the 6’9 Middle Blocker from UCLA, as the Lead Coach for the clinic. During his last three seasons (redshirted his freshman year) he totaled 335 kills, 216 blocks and a .416 hitting percentage in his career. In 2015 he was named All-MPSF Honorable Mention. Kersten is currently the Volunteer Assistant for the TCU Women’s Volleyball Team. He spent the summer working USA camps on both the guys and girls side from ranges in skill from A3 camp to A1 at High Performance Championships held in Des Moines, Iowa. He has experience coaching club on the boys’ side in California, and has experience working in the recruiting department at UCLA.
• Clinic Registration Fee – $50/child
• Every boy will receive a t-shirt, written feedback, and a recommendation to tryout for the USA HP and/or NTRHP programs.
• USAVHP and NTRHP Valued and Experienced Coaching Staff
• 10-1 Coach to player ratio
CLICK HERE to register.
Sportsplex at Valley View – 5702 Alpha Road, Dallas, Texas 75240