Niko Gjaja to A1!
Jared Moser and Bartosz Wielgos U14 Purple make HPUSA Future Select National Training Program U.S. Olympic Training Center
Nate Amos, 17 Purple makes A1
Isabella Smith, last season Sky High 16 Hulett, makes HP Junior A2
Grant Maleski, 17 Purple, makes HP Continental Cup
Brendan Cook, 15 Purple, makes HP Youth A2 (Colarado Springs)
More to follow!
Summer Camps held at Adversity in Vernon Hills available for online registration on the Sky High Volleyball website: http://www.skyhighvolleyball.org/page/camps
Article on Senior Andrew Sommers (18 Purple) of New Trier
Also on that team 15-0, 5-0 are Peter Hindsley (pictured) Henry Lindstrom Connor Cook Harry Marwill
Dylan Deboer commits to Stevens Institute of Tech
Nidhin Thomas signs with Dominican!
Dalton Solbrig signs with the University of Hawaii!
Kyle Fitzgerald signs with IPFW
Lemuel Turner to Ball Stat
Summer Volley Kids at Adversity! For information and to Register your son or daughter visit the Sky High Website at
Walk ups accepted!
How to choose your Club
The first thing is to look past the hype! Many claims are made that are unfounded in the real world. Adversity stands on its competitive record locally, it’s consistency in qualifying teams to the Open division of the National Championships, its success there, and the development of athletes for both their High School and College careers. A factor for many new families is proximity. Remember, close and convenient does not mean best, better or even good. Use the following to help you determine the best choice for you.
The research shows that playing the game is the best way to learn. There is a spectrum of philosophies from drill 100% to roll out the ball and play. At Adversity, we teach the techniques we believe in, the ones that will allow our athletes to make more plays! Once instructed, we move to game like practice to master the skills.
Number of courts and number of teams on a court during practice are important. Do they practice on the proper surface? Sport Court is the choice of USA Volleyball for all of its national level events. Tile floors are hard on the knees.
The Coaches coaching Background
All coaches are college graduates, registered, IMPACTED and background screened. Can you see the coaching staff’s background? There is a myth that merely being a player makes you a better coach. Adversity is proud of the background of our staff and make it available for inspection.
Opportunities to Play
How many tournaments are on the schedule? Adversity schedules nearly twice as many as our competition, although some don’t run due to lack of entries. Remember, kids don’t play a sport to practice, they want to play!
Success Against other Area Clubs
Adversity beats the competition on the court a very large percent of the time!
Adversity qualifiers more teams to the Open Division more consistently than all the other clubs in the area. Five teams in 2013. Earning open bids puts teams in the top 32-36 from across the country. Our finishes at the National Championships are tops amongst area clubs. Top 10 finishes in 2011 by the 15s and 16s. 2012 15s and 17s (5th). In 2013 we had two in the top 20 and 18 Purple finished 5th! Adversity consistently places athletes in the USA Volleyball High Performance program and hosts tryouts yearly.
Success at the High School Level
Four Adversity players were selected to the 2013 All-State team and according to IHSA website, hold 52 out of 250 records (20.8%)!
Athletes playing College Volleyball
Significant because it endorses our practice philosophy, our teaching curriculum, and our coaches excellence. We coach all the athletes the same way in the team setting, so the fact that our athletes are recognized for the college game says volumes. Not every athlete has the physical characteristics to play at the next level, but they get the same training as those that do for their High School seasons.
Where do the best players go?
There’s a reason the best players in the area come to Adversity! Close is not always best, better or even good! Adversity gives you the Competitive Edge!