Central Oregon's Premier Volleyball Club for Junior Girls, Ages 10-18
IMPORTANT NEWS & UPDATES
OVA 16's Jodi
As coaches, we often talk to our teams about toughness - mental toughness, resilience, dealing with adversity, overcoming obstacles, and all the other items that come with being an athlete. And we hope the players ultimately understand how to transfer dealilng with these obstacles into how to deal with the challenges they will face later in life - competition to get into college, competition for a job, standing up for yourself, dealing with co-workers who you may not get along with, a tough boss, etc. And right now, OVA's toughest team might just be OVA 16's Jodi. Not the tallest team in the club, not All Conference or All State players, not winning every tournament or getting a ton of recognition. But they have perservered. And they have gotten better. They stuck with the program and they will play whomever, where-ever. And they might just do it with 6 players if needed. But they are there to have fun and compete and they are not afraid to put themselves out there. Andthat is tough. Well done to OVA 16's Jodi!!!
OVA 14 Nationals
OVA 14 Nationals moved back to the Gold bracket in Power League, just missing out on winning the Silver bracket after they lost a close 3 set match to Rose City in the finals. OVA 14 Nationals is now ranked 8th out of more than 150+ team in Power League and leave this weekend for the prestigous Colorado Crossroads National Qualifier in Denver. More than 1,200 of the top teams from across the country, of all ages, come to Denver to play - on more than 80 courts, under one roof, as volleyball literally takes over downtown Denver for two weekends. Over the March 15th weekend, OVA 16 Nationals and 17 Black will both be traveling to play at Crossroads. Good luck ladies - and GO TEAM OVA!!!
President's Day Weekend results
Wow - a great weekend for O.V.A. teams over this past 3 day weekend. The 14's Nationalswon the CEVA President's Day Tournament, besting 48 other teams from across the Pacific Northwest to win the championship! 18's Nationalstook 37th in Las Vegas, out of more than 300 of the best 18's teams in the country (highest finish for a team from Oregon), that is an amazing finish! 16's Nationalstook 5th overall at the CEVA Tournament, 16 Silver took 11th, and 16 Bluetook 37th - all out of 50 teams! Way to go Ladies!!
And special congrats needs to go to 16 Silveractually. After losing two players for Sunday and Monday, the remaining group of 9 really fought hard and played some amazing volleyball, beating the #3 overall seed in pool play Sunday. They tied for 1st in their pool but lost the tie-breaker formula, otherwise they would have finished in the top 8! Amazing run, on top of their solid MLK results, and we think its deserving of some special recognition - so "WAY TO GO OVA 16 SILVER!!!!"
A lot of times we are posting about tournament results, team accomplishments, individual honors and such - and that's a great thing to talk about. Clearly everyone should be proud of being a part of OVA, the players that go on to great things and more. But the club is more than that - its made up of a lot of athletes and a ton of parents that are driving all over Central Oregon and beyond, driving to/from practices twice a week in not so great weather. So as we enter the busy part of the season - the next 6 weeks take teams across Sisters, Redmond, Vancouver, Las Vegas and Denver - the staff at OVA just wanted to say "thank you" for being a part of the OVA Ohana. We are proud to coach these athletes and we realize what a commitment it is from the parents and family members. And it makes us wonder who the next super-star is going to be from amongst our four 12&U teams. Or what future volleyball coach is developing right now amongst our five 16&u teams....or seven 14&u teams........ GO TEAM OVA!!!
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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