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    2022 Nationals

    Yes. Finished 1-5 in pool. Came back strong in next round going 2-0 to end up in Diamond. All van 1s ended up in Ruby although getting there in different ways. 18s finished first in pool then lost to 2 tough teams. 17s lost their 4th 3rd setter to top team. 16s went 1-2 with only win...
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    2022 Nationals

    Quick update after day 2 AAU. Focused on 16-18s Van, CA,and OP as I don’t think A2 or Phoenix are here. 18s- Van- tied for first on net at 4-1 with one match to go. Will make it out of pool. CA- tough 2 days at 0-5. Met some hot players in tight matches. One match to go. 17s- Van - made it...
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    2022 HS season

    Heard most of Carrol starters got back in early morning from Spain trip and Tucker didn’t play.
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    2022 HS season

    No, they had spring break weeks ago. They’re off 4/17-4/20 for Easter. Look deeper at their schedule. Two weeks from now they play Elder on friday, centerville elite on Saturday, beaver creek on wed, Moeller on Thursday, 2 matches at against Walsh and st I on Saturday am with a drive back to...
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    Way too early predictions for next year?

    Agree. Elder was 1 in the south region. Reflects trend of yappi conversation. I expect elder and WH to get running quickly. Both programs have starting setters and hitters that played club together. Elder - attack 18s, WH -attack 17s.
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    2021-22 Club season

    Congrats to both Attack and Vanguard on a good weekend at Third Coast invitational. Fun and brutal invite tourney. Basically the Open bracket at Nationals with all top Cali teams attending. Not lots of practice time before competing. Milwaukee teams had one day of practice. Observations-...
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    2021-22 Club season

    Chris Bannister is running CVA. Supposedly only younger kids 14/15s. Trying to limit scope and build up. He’s a good coach but this isn’t really needed with A2 west up and running.
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    2021-22 Club season

    Potentially big changes to tournaments and historic tradition of bids. Move by several lead clubs away from USAV to AAU. Academy out of Indy hosting tournament same weekend as BWVC in Chicago. Attack looks in. Top 9 Clubs from SoCal in. They are declaring no participation in USAV. Also new...
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    2021-22 Club season

    Saw same thing. Lots of impactful changes or updates with more to be decided. Jones going to Yorktowne. It is an interesting change for vanguard. We all talked about his inconsistency. Will be interesting to see if he evolves his swing. Vanguard bringing in Academy OH who had similar...
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    2021-22 Club season

    Absolutely. I saw the same thing you did with 17s but frankly that happens everywhere. It is player dependent. I can tell you about similar issues at attack in certain age groups over the years. The counter to that is last years vanguard 18s. Very tight.
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    2021-22 Club season

    I think all the Indy kids are 18s. “Younger” setters are 16/17. Agree on the drive particularly Indy to Columbus. One thing to drive an hour so. But vanguard pulls in those Pittsburgh players as well. They modify practices to Fri night/Sat morning and culture involves local players...
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    2021-22 Club season

    So big week for club. OP, Attack, and Vanguard all with tryouts on 9/12. A2 on 9/11. Attack with last night of competitive series on Wed. Vanguard with fall league on Friday. Confirmed Attack is getting 2 Academy players. Think Vanguard is getting 3. A couple of young cincy setters...
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    2021-22 Club season

    At this point I agree with you. And it is based on Vanguards history of making continuous improvement to teams. Objectively Attack 18s finished higher than VG 18s at Nationals and VG 18s looked bad. Adding the Libero from last years 18s will address a key need. And I don’t know what benefit...
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    2021 Boys Nationals

    Day 2 results - 18 Open - Vanguard 1st in pool winning tie breaker. 18 USA - Attack 1s - 2nd in pool Attack 2s -6th in pool OP 1s- 3rd in pool 18 club- Vanguard 2s- 2nd in pool OP2s- 4th/last in pool-same pool as Van 2s 17 USA- Attack 1s- 4th and moving on Vanguard 1s- 5th lost in tie...
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    2021 Boys Nationals

    Day 1 results - 17/18 18 open - vanguard 2-1 loss to SAS in 3. Looking good to break pool. 18 USA- Attack 1s - 3-0. Attack 2s -0-3 OP - 2-1 17 USA - Vanguard 1-2 Attack 0-3 Lots of scenarios in these 6 team pools.
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