Chicago Bounce Volleyball News- Week of 12/15-
Normal Practice Schedule this week! Then we are off December 22-January 4th for Winter Break
Last weekend Chicago Bounce players showed why we are one of the top clubs in the state of IL. Congratulations to Chicago Bounce 14 Red. They have made 3 straight finals appearances and yesterday they wrapped up their 2nd tournament title of the year. Another congratulations to Bounce 14 Blue who went 4-2 in pool play, and also made their 3rd straight playoff appearance. 14 White continues to get better with another win this weekend against Pipeline.
16 Red also continued to impress going 4-0 to start off this weekend of the Palos Points Series. They moved up to and finished in the BB division. They are playing extremely well right now. 15 Red also had a great Sunday at Palos finishing 2-1. 15 Blue also had a great Sunday finishing 2-1 in their pool! We are extremely proud of the progress our athletes are making, and it shows week in and week out in the results. GO BOUNCE!
Chicago Bounce Volleyball Club offers three great ways to play volleyball:
National teams, will play in top level tournaments. These will include Palos Points Series, Winter Boys Championships at McCormick Place, The Gateway Boys Festival in St. Louis and Nationals. The National teams will also have the option to attend The California Classic as well as other tournaments throughout the season.
Regional teams, will play in skill and age appropriate weekend tournaments, including at least one Palos Points Series and Winter Boys Championships at McCormick Place. We will offer Regional level teams the opportunity to play through the summer, with the decision and payments on Nationals to be made before the end of the season. Players from Regional teams do have the opportunity to join a team for the summer if interested.
FOR OUR YOUNGER ATHLETES!
Developmental teams, for those athletes wanting to learn the game and compete less we will have opportunities to practice with a group of age and skill appropriate teams with less travel.
18 Red: What an incredibly strong year finishing 24-7 in matches winning 17 straight sets. Now that’s a winning run! This great group athletes always made the playoffs, always made the top 3 and finished in the BB bracket at the Palos Point Series. Let’s not forget the tournament Championship. The power of motivation and determination. The 18s redefined success.
17 Red: Each player made incredible strides individually as as a team. This special group of young men never gave up and it paid off on Jan 19 when the 17s took 2nd place at the Sync Invitational. A great way to end the season!
16 Red: A great group of players that worked together as a team and an incredible support for the 15s Red. Each person contributed their best and their hard word paid off making 2 semi-final appearances, 1 final appearance and winning the Copper Division at McCormick Place. It only goes up from here!
15 Red: This is one of the best 15 volleyball teams in the area beating numerous 16U teams, winning back to back Silver Division Championships namely the bid tournaments at McCormick Place in Chicago ending in 9th place and St. Louis with an incredible 7th place finish! An amazing accomplishment! This team established themselves to be a top team in the Northwest Suburbs. Boys, you worked hard as individuals and as a team. Be proud of what you’ve accomplished.
15 Blue: A hardworking team that persevered! This great team made several playoffs beating several 16U teams. St. Louis was a great accomplishment finishing the season winning 4 of 5 matches and became the Copper Division Champions! Each boy had an incredible work ethic and had minds of steel! Those qualities will pay off as you move forward in your volleyball career. Great job!
15 White: This team was unique in its make up. It consisted of many boys under the age of 15, yet competed at the 15 level. It was a huge learning and development year. The result: strong minds, great skills, determination and playing at the higher level will make this team tough in years ahead. Stay together boys!
Check the team pages for latest pictures!
CHICAGO BOUNCE VOLLEYBALL NEWS
We are excited to announce we have teamed up with Club Momentum, one of the fastest growing programs in the Northshore. In addition to adding several Club Momentum coaches to our roster, we are welcoming Matt Switzer, Club Momentum’s executive director, as a master coach. Matt has experience both playing and coaching at the collegiate level and will bring yet another “volleyball-obsessed” brain to our already stellar coaching roster.
Again, I hope you will pass this information along to your athletes. If anyone has any questions about the season, don’t hesitate to send them my way.
Matt can be reached at 312-504-4697 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is Gold Metal Squared?
This summer, Coach Blake Orlov participated in Gold Medal Squared coaching clinic. Chicago Bounce Volleyball will be implementing the new techniques and philosophies used by Team USA, top clubs such as West Allis, and highly respected coaches around the country. Check out the website at www.goldmedalsquared.com