Northwest Juniors Volleyball Club

Congratulations and Good Luck in Regional Bid Tournament

Congratulations and Good Luck in Regional Bid Tournament

NW Jrs 15 UA Black & White  at The Five 12  Courts | U15 Bid Tournament 2014
NW Jrs 13 UA Black at Curtis HS |  U13 Bid Tournament 2014
NW Jrs 12 UA Blue at Washington HS | U12 Bid Tournament 2014
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Updated Power League Information

Updated Power League Information

(Last updated 4/2/14):  We will update this page periodically so you can access it for the most current Power League Information. Resources:  Please be sure to look over Facility Rules so you are aware of what is permitted in each [more]

14 Storm Champs!

14 Storm Champs!

Way to go 14 Storm!
Champions at the 2-day Yakima Tournament!
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13 Heat Champs!

13 Heat Champs!

Way to go 13 Heat!
Bracket Champions in 2-day Yakima Tournament! [more]

12 Storm Champs!

12 Storm Champs!

Great job 12 Storm!!
Bracket Champions in 2 day Yakima Tournament! [more]

PNQ Recap

PNQ Recap

PNQ RECAP

Over the last two weekends of March, all nine Elite teams headed to Spokane for the Pacific Northwest Qualifier (PNQ). 6 teams traveled Weekend 1 (March 21-23) and 3 teams traveled Weekend 2  (March 28-30).  Teams saw [more]

15 Thunder Champs!

15 Thunder Champs!

Way to go 15 Thunder!
Silver Bracket Champions in Dominos Pizza Tournament.
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12 Elite Blue Champs!

12 Elite Blue Champs!

12 Elite Blue Gold Division champs at the Highline tournament.
Way to go!!
Congratulations!!

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2014 Photos

2014 Photos

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16 Elite Black Champs!

16 Elite Black Champs!

Congratulations 16 Elite Black!

Team 16 Elite Black go undefeated 4-0 on the last day to win the Emerald Division.

Hitting 200 as a team for the day while out serving our opponents with 9+ aces a match. Everyone played with [more]

APRIL A BUSY MONTH

With April comes travel for some of our Elite teams as well as PSR Regional Championships for all teams.  The month opens up with the final Power League Weekend. First to travel are the 15 Elite Blue and White teams, as they head to Reno for the Junior Far Western Qualifier April 12 – 14. April 19th brings the Bid tournament for a few of our teams as they compete for the region’s National and American Division Bids at Nationals  (15 Black, 15 White, 13 Black, and 12 Blue have all applied for the opportunity, the region sets the field April 11th).  The weekend of April 26th brings two big events, as the 16 and 15 Black teams head to Reno for their shot at a bid in the Far Western Qualifier; and all U12-U14 teams play in the Regional Championship tournament.  Good luck to all of our teams throughout the month of April. Event links will be made active as we receive information:


Fields & Locations announced for U12, U13, U14 Regional Championships

All of our U12, U13, U14 NW Juniors Elite teams  have been selected to play in Division 1 of their respective regional championships based on great performances during the regular season.  The Puget Sound Region hosts the regional championship tournament and 9 of our 17 teams will be in action.  As soon as formats are announced, we will post them here, but teams can play on plenty of play during the 2-day Regional Championship Tournament. Play begins at 9:00 AM at all sites both days. Fields are listed HERE;

    • 12 Elite Blue (12 Seed) will play at the Five12 Courts in Puyallup in the U12 D1 Tournament
    • 12 Storm will play at Highline College in the U12 D2 Tournament
    • 13 Elite Black (5 Seed) & 12 Elite Blue (24 Seed) will play at Curtis HS/Curtis JHS in the U13 D1 Tournament
    • 13 Heat will play at the South Sound Sports Center in the U13 D2 tournament
    • 14 Elite Black (16 Seed) and 14 Elite Blue (19 Seed) will play at Washington HS/Franklin Pierce HS in the U14 D1 Tournament
    • 14 Storm and 14 Eclipse will play in the U14 D3 tournament at Evergreen State College


Summer Camps posted, taking registrations

We have finalized our summer camps menu and we have camps available for all ages on the Eastside and in the North End.  We offer camps from the first week of July though the third week of August and there is a camp on our schedule for players of all skill levels. Included in our camp menu are select camps primarily for candidates for our Elite program in 2015. Note that all NW Juniors members receive 10% off of their camp enrollment.  For more information on our camps or to register, click HERE


 PNQ RECAP

Over the last two weekends of March, all nine Elite teams headed to Spokane for the Pacific Northwest Qualifier (PNQ). 6 teams traveled Weekend 1 (March 21-23) and 3 teams traveled Weekend 2  (March 28-30).  Teams saw varying levels of success each weekend and one team entered the last day of play in the hunt for a National Bid.

Highlights from Weekend 1:

  • 12 Elite Blue had a great first day of play, taking second and losing only to the #1 overall seed in their pool — they remained in the top half of the field.  Day 2 was difficult as they were matched up against the #2 and #5 seeds Dallas Skyline & Madfrogs and eventually took 4th in pool; however because of their great first day, they were in the Silver Division.  Day three saw them lose their first match, finishing 11th overall in the American Division.  Overall a positive weekend as they had the opportunity to play three of the top 4 finishing teams in the tournament.
  • 13 Elite Black had a difficult loss the first day which affected their outcome and moved them to the lower half of the field.  Day 2 had them go undefeated and moved them into Flight 1.  They lost their first round of play, but finished with a 4-3 record overall.
  • 13 Elite Blue had a rough weekend, but played competitively in most of their matches.
  • 14 Elite Black & 14 Elite Blue had similar results.  Black took 4th on the first day, Blue took 3rd — placing them in the same pool on the second day (yes we drove 275 miles to play each other!). On day two, both teams dominated the other teams setting up a classic match for first and second in pool — with Black winning 23-25, 25-23, 15-13 — placing Black on Flight 1 and Blue in Flight 2. Final standings had the teams finishing just 3 spots apart.
  • 16 Elite Black competed well enough the first day to finish first or second.  A very tough 3-set match against the #1 pool seed sealed their fate and had them take third in pool. Day 2 they went 2-1, placing them in Flight 2, where they lost their first round match finishing the weekend 3-4.

Highlights from Weekend 2.

  • 15 Elite Black had a great first day dominating their pool and winning all their sets.  Day 2 the team overcame some difficulties, but still finished second in pool, but surrendered their 3rd overall seed. That disappointing loss day 2 meant a difficult first round match-up in the Gold Division and they were not able to rally.  They lost first round and were not able to secure a bid, however in finishing 5-2 overall and in the Gold Division this marks the second qualifier that the team has overcome injuries, yet still remained in the hunt for a bid on the last day.
  • 15 Elite White held seed the first day finishing third in pool with their lone win over Rain City 15-1. Day 2 found them as the #2 seed in pool and they again held seed losing only to a tough Sideout/NBC Camps team from Spokane. Day 3 brought a tough first round loss in Flight 2 as the team was never able put solid runs together. Overall, a decent weekend, however as they finished 3-4.
  • 15 Elite Blue had a rough weekend, but played competitively in most of their matches.

TWO ELITE TEAMS TRAVELED TO DENVER, COLORADO FOR THE CROSSROADS QUALIFIER 

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Both the 15 Elite Black team and the 14 Elite Black team opted for an extra qualifier and traveled to the mile-high city to test the waters of the Crossroads Qualifier. Each team had a different level of success, and the 15 Black team had a phenomenal weekend despite a rash of injuries that left them with just 8 active players on the last day of play.  Playing in the 15 USA division, the 15 Black team entered the tournament as the 24th seed (out of 72 teams) and went 3-0 the first day and won their pool, defeating two teams from Colorado and a team for Southern California.  Day 2 saw similar results as they went 2-1 but finished second in pool – defeating Vision 15 Blue and AS Sky 15 National, but losing to Boomers of Florida.  That was still good enough to get them into the 16-team Gold Division and in the hunt for a bid.  Injuries before and throughout the tournament finally caught up to the 15 Black team as they limped into the final day of play.  To win a bid at a Qualifier, you have to be at or near full-strength, and they were not; however they did finish in 9th place and come home with a lot of confidence and a greater understanding of what they are capable of.  Optimism is high as they train to try to earn a bid in Spokane. Regardless of the final result, both teams gained a lot of experience and had the opportunity to compete with teams from other parts of the country.  It was a great experience for both teams.


NWJRS TEAMS HEAD OFF TO YAKIMA

All eight NW Juniors teams will be traveling to Yakima for the 36th Annual Yakima Jamboree. Playing schedules for Saturday have been posted on the tournament page along with playing schedules. Play begins at 8AM Saturday for U14 & U16′s Divisions, play begins at 9AM for U12′s.  Best of luck to all of our teams!


PRIVATE/SMALL GROUP LESSONS NOW AVAILABLE

Northwest Juniors Volleyball Club offers private lessons for all ages and skill levels regardless of club affiliation. Whether you are trying to improve one skill area of your game or trying to improve your overall game our private lessons are an ideal way to get more court time. Our club coaches will be made available to work with your athlete in helping to improve their skills. Our lead instructor is our club director Tony Miranda. Other club coaches will be made available as their schedules allow. For more information go to our PRIVATE LESSONS Page.


 PRESIDENTS TOURNAMENT WAS GREAT FUN!

Thank-you to those that went the extra mile with set-up and/or take down duties at various gyms.  This is one of the largest inter-regional tournaments in the Northwest and was great fun to play teams from Oregon, Canada, Eastern Washington, and Idaho.

Results can be found at

U14-U18′s Tournament  (ON AES)

U12′s Tournament  (ON AES)

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MLK Weekend marks first tournament for many teams as all NW Juniors teams were in action:

Tournament page | Playing Schedules & Results: U14 & U16  | U12

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The Martin Luther King Weekend is a big weekend around the country as several regions host large multi-day tournaments with teams from neighboring regions.  Northwest Juniors played host  as 24 U16′s, 20 U14′s and 10 U12′s teams competed in our MLK Weekend Tournament.  Several NW Juniors teams had successful weekends.  Here are some results of note:

  •  15 Under Armour Black went 7-2 and took second in the U16′s Gold Division
  • 15 Under Armour White took third in the U16 Silver Division
  • 16 Storm took second in the U16 Bronze Division.
  • 14 Under Armour Blue went 6-2 and took third in the U14′s Gold Division, including a thrilling 3-set win over WVBA 14 Mizuno
  • 13 Under Armour Black took third in the 14 Silver Division
  • 14 Under Armour Black won the 14 Bronze Division

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Power League Weekend saw most hold seed:

The seeding tournaments for the U14, U15, and U16′s Power Leagues has passed and most NW Juniors teams remained where they were seeded.  The Seeding day is a grueling double pool day of play where team can play up to 7 matches in one day. Many of our teams were pre-seeded into the top three flights of the league and most remain there.

  • In the U16′s Power League, 15 Under Armour Black will start Power League in Flight 3 (#24) and 16 UA Black will start in Flight 4 (#29) remaining where they were seeded.
  • In the U15′s Power League, all three teams kept their seeds, though 15 UA White flirted briefly with the #4 seed, but lost their crossover match. 15 UA White will be in Flight 2 (#16), 15 UA Blue will be in Flight 3 (#24), and 15 Heat will be in Flight 6 (#43).
  • In the 14′s Power League, only the 14 UA Black team moved up, starting the day as the #44 seed and ending up in Flight 3 with the #23 seed. Also in Flight 3 will be 13 UA Black (#23). Dropping from their original seeds were 14 UA Blue (now in Flight 5 with seed #40) and 13 UA Blue (flight 10, #73).
  • All Power League information is accessible through the Puget Sound Region’s Power League Page.

Best of luck to all teams in Power League #1 the weekend of January 25 & 26.

Team and Individual pictures completed:

As a reminder, all players will receive a “Memory Mate” picture package as part of their dues which includes the head shot and team photo. If additional photos are needed, you can go online and order them after picture day.  A link to the order form will be posted here on the website. Our photographer will also be attending the MLK tournament and taking action photos for the yearbook. 14 Elite Black and 13 Elite Black will also have their team pictures taken during the MLK Tournament.

Player Pack orders beginning to be distributed

We began distributing some player pack items this past weekend as promised along with some uniform and practice items.  Please don’t contact the club regarding your orders.  Remember from the order form that many of the items are due to arrive in January (especially Under Armour items that need to be printed or embroidered). If you do have issues with the items that you have received, please contact Cloud 9 directly.  Point of contact is Scott Hassmann; contact page for Could 9 is located HERE.

NW Juniors Still looking for coaches, Spring Academy runs March – May:

We have a few openings for assistant coaches. We will also be looking for coaches for our Spring Academy, which will run from March – May. If interested, email our club director (tony@volleyballnw.com) or fill out a coaching application:


 

Click here for Edmonds Practice Calendar and here for Eastside Practice Calendar


Join us in our quest to return to Nationals!

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    2013: 18 Elite Black – National Division                        2013: 14 Elite Black – USA Division

 

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        2102: 13 Heat – American Division

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