Central Oregon's Premier Volleyball Club for Junior Girls, Ages 10-18
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OVA 12's Bobby
OVA 16 Silver wins the day!
With almost all of our teams in action this weekend, OVA went out and showed why we are one of the top clubs in the Northwest. OVA 16 Silver went undefeated on the day and won their bracket of Power League - moving up 30+ spots in the process. OVA 12's Bobby won the Gold division of their tournament in Sisters. OVA 16 Nationals won their pool, beating the #3 team in the region before losing a couple close matches to move into Platinum/Gold. Our combined 18's Nationals team with Rimrock won their pool and lost a close match to move into Platinum. All of the teams competed hard and had a good time.
Which got me thinking that its easy to put a bunch of propaganda on a website talking about how good one team is or how good a club is, how well one team did, or this and that. But the reality is - sometimes you are the hammer and sometimes you are the nail. And at some point, every team in every club is the nail (if you play against the top teams). A parent of an OVA player who feels the same way shared the picture below with me.
I am more proud of our teams for having fun, working hard, and improving than anything else. I am proud of our athletes for embracing teammates they didn't know - kids that go to other schools and now working together to be the best team they can be. I'm proud of the time and commitment that everyone - players, coaches AND PARENTS - all show; its a big sacrifice of time and money and its not always easy. And the time and commitment that everyone puts out is returned as great memories for our athletes. They talk about the trips they took. They talk about friends or looking back in a year or two, who played with who and how funny this person was. Its occassionally about the wins, but more often its about their shared experiences.
So thank you for making OVA a great club. Thank you for being a part of the "OVA Ohana"
***Speaking of Ohana - the founder of OVA, JJ Riley, was just named as Head Volleyball Coach for Montanna State. He is a good friend of a lot of the players and coaches in the Central Oregon area. Congrats JJ! We are excited to watch you lead MSU!
GO TEAM OVA!!!
O.V.A. Mailing Address: Oregon Volleyball Academy 70 SW Century Dr., Ste. #100-340 Bend, OR 97702
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