Once upon a time...don't all great volleyball stories begin that way?
in the 90s, and I decided to ask female players who were my
teammates, friends and coaches to write their own volleyball stories
about the greatest personal obstacles they had to overcome as teens or
young female adults in club, high school or even college.
I asked them to describe how that particular obstacle helped or
motivated or inspired them to become the professional players
Here is a list of questions these female players chose
to answer and share in their volleyball stories:
The players chose one of the following topics that they
personally experienced and described it in their volleyball
Were you ever told you were too tall or too short to play volleyball?
Did you have a coach or player tell you that you were too big or too
small to be on the court?
Have you dealt with eating disorders like taking pills, binging or
Have you been the first female volleyball players and/or only person
of your race on your club or high school team?
Were you ever told that you wouldn't be good at a particular skill in
volleyball because people of your race usually weren't that good at
doing that skill?
Have you had to overcome poverty or economic hardship in order to
play and excel the sport that you love?
Have you had to overcome homelessness, or alcoholism personally or
in your family in order to play, enjoy or excel at volleyball?
Have you had to overcome feeling isolated or were you treated as an
outcast because you decided to be one of the best female volleyball
players in your hometown to play or compete at a higher level in this
Has playing volleyball helped you to overcome depression or a poor
How did you feel about yourself before you played the sport and how
has it helped you gain confidence in who you are and how you carry
yourself on and off the court? What other female volleyball players
helped you along your journey?
Have you had to overcome physical issues, birth defects or abuse?
Has the physical requirements of this sport helped you to overcome
any disabilities you were born with?
Has playing volleyball helped you deal with divorce in your family, or
have you had to deal with being raised by a single parent or
sibling rivalry and how did that affect your attitude towards playing
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Elite training for very advanced hard working players who INTEND to play volleyball in college.
Exclusive opportunity to train with teammates/friends with similar high goals and are ready to push YOU and themselves to improve.
Not for the curious, weak hearted or distracted player, we do more in 60 minutes than most clubs and teams do in three hours.
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About Brunch Club 60
Perfect for regular Boot Camp class players and players who've ALREADY played on a City of Las Vegas/NYS Elite local league team and who're interested in more advanced training and/or trying out for the Volleycats Elite 14s/15s/ local team competing in June/July/August.
Ten (10) - intensive 60-minute sessions of semi-private (small groups of six) volleyball practices
Sessions are a specially designed mix of skills conducted by Coach April within the one hour session