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 USA Volleyball High Performance programs, 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.
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.
There is a spectrum of practice 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.
USAV Coach Accreditation Program
Mike Hulett CAP V
Steve Wolf, CAP 2
Randy Tiller CAP 2
Curt Sivertsen, CAP 2
Opportunities to Play
How many tournaments are on the schedule? Adversity schedules nearly twice as many as our competition, although some local tournaments 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 again in 2013. Earning open bids puts teams in the top 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 for those programs 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%)!. Warren Township HS, 2nd in the Stat tournament, had 5 starters with us in 2013-2014 and on the previous season.
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 equal! Adversity gives you the competitive edge!