|Playing a sport doesn't make you an athlete.
It is what you do when no one else is looking and there is no one to impress but yourself.
JUNIOR OLYMPIC VOLLEYBALL TEAMS
|A 25 Year Volleyball Tradition
Promoting Student Athletes
Through Sports Education Motivation Determination and Teamwork
|TEAMWORK makes the DREAM WORK
|When it comes to making a decision about your JO Volleyball training and
experience, Sports Academy knows you have many choices. We are very proud
of our reputation when it comes to providing opportunities for volleyball players
from the Best of the Best to those who wish to play for the camaraderie of the
sport. We are honored by over 90 families who have chosen to call Sports
Academy their home this season.
|TEAM sNo Finishes 3rd
|TEAM ICE Finishes 5th
|TEAM RAIN PLAYS FINISHES 27 AGAINST ALL HIGHER SEEDS
|Very proud of Team Rain this weekend. The majority of the
team can play 12 and/or 13s and tournaments are always a
hard fight. Playing 14 Club against older and more
experienced teams is extremely difficult, however one Team
Rain accepts and proves themselves weekly. The challenge
is preparing players who are new to a higher net and heavier
ball and with limited offense and defense transition experience
to compete against players with one additional years
Rain stepped on the court the underdog each match.
Ranked last (32) going into the tournament, Rain played last
years 2nd place team, Young Guns (finished 3rd), 9th ranked
Academy and split with higher ranked Nc Elite 14 JoCo 25-21,
16-25, 4-15. Ranked last going into the last match of the
tournament against, Rain defeated higher seed Lightning 14
25-27, 25-22, 15-11.
Each competitor is currently ranked much higher based on
Carolina Region points ranking. Competing hard and never
giving up is what we have come to expect from Team Rain.
|Team Fire Places 13th out of 25 Teams at Queen City Classic
Another young team competes strong with a 13th place finish. Team Fire is composed of (7) players who are eligible to play on a 14 or 15 and under team; five freshman and one 8th
grader. Due to USAV age requirements, 9th graders Brittany and Bailey Exline, are required to play 16s. Bad thing? After this weekend, Id say not.,
Seeded #21, Fire stepped in the court to face #5 Elite loosing 21-25, 11-25. A minor blocking change combined with excellent passing and defense from Caitlyn, Alanis and Celeah
created the advanced Fire needed. Fire bounced back from the match one loss and a set one loss in match 2 loss to take a very hard fought match against Lake Norman 16 Red
much higher seed on the Carolina Region) in 2 extra set point matches; 25-25, 28-30, 16-14. Finishing pool play with a win against East Denver Royals 25-15, 25-9.
The 2-1 pool play record was strong enough to advance Fire to the Championship bracket. As the 11th seed underdog, we met veteran team #6 CUVC Brain losing 13-25, 11-25. The
loss put Fire against local team IC Stars Joel (another 16s team) ranked #3 (9th overall). Fire fell short 23-25, 17-25.
Team Fire has been on the verge of winning matches as season. Proud to see them fight hard and play more aggressive on offense. Keep your eyes on TEAM FIRE.
|QUEEN CITY CLASSIC FEBRUARY 1-2