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USA Women's Volleyball Teams Win Big
Saturday, July 25 - Team USA wins the Pan Am Games in Toronto, Canada. Beating Brazil in the finals in three. Lauren Paolini, Ann Arbor, Michigan native played a key role in the win against Brazil.
Sunday, July 26 - On the home front in Omaha, Nebraska USA wins the Grand Prix sweeping the tourney by defeating China in the final match. Alisha Glass, Leland, Michigan native was unable to play due to injury but is expected back soon. This is the 6th time the Women's National Team has won the Grand Prix and the first time since 1996.
ROAD TO RIO
First Qualifier will be the World Competition in Japan starting August 22 through September 6. In order to qualify, the USA Women's National Team must place #1 or #2 in the competition. They will be playing an 11 match schedule. GO USA VOLLEYBALL !
The 2015 MIVCA Coaches Clinic will be held on July 31 and August 1st
Featured Speaker Anne Kordes Head Coach - University of Louisville
All Star Classic date: Friday, July 31, 2015 Semi - Finals and Finals Matches
ANNE KORDES TO HEADLINE 36th ANNUAL MIVCA CLINIC
Anne Kordes, who embarks on her fourth season as the head volleyball coach at her alma mater, the University of Louisville, will provide exciting, informative presentations to school and club volleyball coaches at the annual Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Clinic held on July 31st and August 1st at Kellogg Arena and McCamly Plaza Hotel in Battle Creek, Michigan. The clinic, now in its 36th year, is the premier volleyball coaching clinic in Michigan.
Kordes' third year at the helm of the Louisville Cardinals saw momentum from the previous year's success carry over to yet another outstanding year for the Cards. The Cardinals were flawless in their first and last year in the American Athletic Conference with an 18-0 record to win the conference crown. She earned AAC Coach of the Year honors and the Cardinals made their 24th NCAA appearance.
In addition, she has valuable coaching experience at the national level, serving as a coach for USA Volleyball summer programs. In 2009 and 2010, she was tabbed lead head coach for the US Girls’ select A1 National Team. She has served as an assistant coach for USA Volleyball’s National A2 Program and in the summer of 2001, was an assistant coach for their Junior National Team.
Kordes ranks among the elite coaches in the game. With a career record of 223-96 she is 41st on the Division 1 volleyball winningest active coaches list. She also has exhibited leadership within the AVCA, where she is the current past president.
Joining Kordes in the line up will be Michigan State’s Cathy George, U of Michigan’s Mark Rosen and WMU’s Colleen Munson. Also presenting are Tim Koth from Wayne State, Becky Schmidt of Hope College, Jeanne Hess from Kalamazoo College, Karen Graves of Concordia College and other Michigan collegiate and high school coaches and professionals.
George and Rosen lead highly successful Big Ten programs with long histories of leadership in the Big Ten and participation in the NCAA tournament and are highly respected as coaches and clinicians. Munson, making her first appearance at the clinic in a number of years, leads one of the most successful MAC volleyball programs.
Legendary Marysville Coach John Knuth being inducted into National Coaches Hall of Fame read the full aticle by clicking here
MIVCA is proud to have one of our members Alisha Love's daughter Amanda make the Olympic Pipeline Team. Heading to Croatia in July. Many of Amanda's family have been MIVCA members and worked with many players throughout the years, her mom Lisa and Dad and brother, Michael. Amanda was playing in the USA Volleyball Open Tournament at Cobo.
Amanda Love, daughter of Alisha Love, leaves for Croatia July 7th 2015 Olympic pipeline team and an alternate to the College National Team.
Being an Olympian and representing her Country honestly has been a life-long dream of hers since age 8. She has been playing since the age of 3. According to her mother, she is working with the best of the best from Charles Frederick Kiraly aka” KARCH” to everyone involved with USA Volleyball to make that dream come true. Amanda played for Southfield High School and has been coached by mom from an early age until college.
- 2004 Won AAU State championship at age 11 with the 14s Team
- 2009-2011 member of the USA Regional and Continental Teams
- 2011 Under-Armour High School All-American
- 2013 Awarded Atlantic-10 Libero (Defensive Specialist) of the year at Virginia Commonwealth University
Her ambition is to HELP and give back where ever she can while focusing strongly on each girls self-esteem. She feels that young girls lack that strong sense of who they are and how to be proud of who they are. NO MATTER WHAT…Amanda is a young Christian woman with strong family values with a great work ethic. On & off the volleyball court Amanda Love is Loved by all, but Feared by many,
Father: Coached Football for over 17 years, and a Life Coach , Successful business owner (Automotive repair shop)
Mom: Coached at every level, Elementary, Middle School, High School and college as well as Club, playing at every level and currently a Life Coach
Brother Michael: Harrison High School head Volleyball Coach, MIVCA member, Ex- Mary Grove Volleyball player, Club coach partner, successful business owner and Life Coach
Brother Aaron: Ex Pro football player, also plays volleyball and is a life coach and football coach
Brother Andrew: Ex Oakland University volleyball player, assistant coach when needed and successful business owner with brother and father and a Life Coach
Aunt Angie: All-American also in Volleyball at Schoolcraft & Bowling Green.
Congratulations to our 2014 State Champions
Class A - Romeo
Class B - North Branch
Class C - Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central
CLass D - Battle Creek St. Phillip
Details of the State tournament can be found here - http://www.mhsaa.com/sports/girlsvolleyball/2014tournamentresults.aspx
Attention All Volleyball Fans!
The Pan American Games are in Toronto, Ontario this summer - July 10-25.
If you've ever wanted to see the top level international mens & womens players 'up close and personal', then plan your road trip and vacation time for July in Toronto.
The Women's Indoor team just won made history by winning the gold medal over China at the 2014 World Championships in Italy (oh, and by the way, they were led my Michigan's own Alisha Glass)...and they will be in full swing until Rio 2016. The top teams in our half of world include: USA, Cuba, Dominican Republic and Brasil. Unbelievable athletes doing unbelievable things!
It's an opportunity not to missed. You can catch outdoor/Beach action as well and I hear that the facilities are really 'cool'...and you can take in other Olympic sports as well. See the link below and start making plans!
Hope to see you there! http://www.toronto2015.org/
Have questions on the college recruiting process check out this free and valuable training webinar by clicking here - Free Recruiting Webinar
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