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Oct, 2018


Once again we are preparing for the start of another club season.  The high school playoffs are a little of a week away from concluding with the state championship matches, and we are welcoming our youngest crop of teams, 12s - 14s into season three at TCVA following the tryout and signing period.  It seems like yesterday we were wrapping up play at AAU National Championships, and officially ending our second club season.  So, with all that in mind, let’s look back on a great second season.

We certainly didn’t know quite what to expect.  Our teams had competed hard in year one, and we began to hear rumblings that more families were interested in what was going on at TCVA.  Sure enough, tryouts came and went, and we saw greater turnout than in our inaugural season.  We grew as a club.  11 teams in year one turned into 16 teams in year two!  In addition to adding a few girls teams in Winston, as well as our first ever boys team, 13 Bros, TCVA was able to get two teams off the ground in Greensboro!  Due to our year one success, our talent level grew and we were able to field even more competitive teams in year two!  

In addition to our club teams increasing in number, we also saw an increase in our seasonal academy program.  For those that could not commit to a club schedule, we continued to offer great training throughout the year, and participation boomed.  We were able to switch up the academy format to focus on skill development and play, and expanded offerings to kids in K-3 grades.  In addition, we were able to expand our reach to even more kids through a great partnership with the Kernersville and William G. White YMCAs, running volleyball clinics members at those facilities.

On the tournament circuit, TCVA’s teams continued to grow and improve with each passing tournament.  The girls and boys trained very hard over the course of the season, and the teams collected tournament championships along the way.  More than we saw in year one, there were multiple occasions where TCVA teams played one another in matches that, as a director were both fun and tough to watch at the same time—I’ve never rooted for a tie in volleyball before!  

Both regionally and nationally, TCVA teams had great end-of-season rankings on the Advanced Event Systems (AES) Power Rankings.  TCVA 15 Royal finished ranked 399/3,418 and 17/110 in the Carolina Region—both rankings highest among Triad-based volleyball teams.  TCVA 17 Royal finished ranked 251/2,166 nationally and 11/74 in the Carolina Region.  TCVA 18 Royal finished ranked 401/1,897 nationally, the best showing for a Triad-based 18s team!  In two short years, we have put ourselves on the map in the Triad, the Carolina Region, and continue to seek out the highest level of competition for our teams to measure themselves against.  

Following year one, three 18s (seniors) and four 17s (juniors) had committed to compete in the college ranks:  NAIA to NCAA D1 and in-between, our athletes were gaining recognition and opportunities to continue their volleyball careers after high school and club.  Continuing our high-level training and competitive competition schedule brought more recognition and opportunities and at the end of season two, nine more TCVA athletes had committed to play collegiate volleyball!  You can see our list of college commitments HERE.  

The ability to go on and play at the collegiate level is an awesome opportunity for those TCVA athletes that seek just that, but we are equally as proud of our TCVA athletes who are returning to their school teams and having impacts as starters and role players.  These players are the best selling point we have at TCVA, that our training is having an impact on local school teams.  Not only are our players affecting their middle and high school teams, but they are earning recognition all-conference players, players-of-the-year, as well as all-area, and all-region/state performers!  We have published that list HERE, and this year’s list will debut soon! 

Of course, none of our success is possible without the help of our awesome coaching staff!  This group of dedicated coaches pushed our athletes to be the best volleyball players—pushing them to another level!  It was a great team effort by our coaching staff, from making sure we were addressing training needs to helping one another out on the road at tournaments, I can truly say that TCVA has the best volleyball coaching staff in the Triad!  


Lastly, beyond the rankings and on-court achievements, TCVA continues to cast its gaze forward.  We have signed on to be the volleyball partner for the new sports complex that is being built in Bermuda Run, and look forward to a day when we can head into a season with our operations under one roof!  

Year three is going to be exciting and challenging.  Our staff is fired-up and looking forward to the season getting underway.  We continue to challenge ourselves to be better so that we can ask the same of our athletes.  As I closed our review of our first season:  If you want to challenge yourself to be the best volleyball player you can be, Twin City Volleyball Academy is where you need to be to do just that.  It isn't easy, but through hard work, determination, and team work, we can help you achieve your goals!

Trevor Hewitt


Twin City Volleyball Academy


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