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New Club Updates

Welcome to another year of club volleyball!  We're excited to introduce several new changes that will be coming to the club this season. We feel these developments will positively impact the club and are enthusiastic for what the future holds in store.

First, we are happy to announce that Firebird Volleyball Club is transitioning to become Strive Volleyball Club. Our aim with Strive is that all members of the club - players, parents, staff - will strive for their best in all areas of their lives and through volleyball, develop their margins for excellence physically, emotionally, and mentally. We will focus on fostering environments and creating players that are team-first, process-oriented, and centered on long-term growth.

Secondly, we would like to introduce John Crinion as the new Director for Strive. John is currently the Head Varsity Coach at Reservoir High School and has coached in the CHRVA Region since 2010. He brings a wealth of knowledge for skill development and strategic implementation, but more importantly, is incredibly passionate about growing the game with anyone interested in learning. John has prior experience assisting at Johns Hopkins University (2011, 2012, 2013) and playing on the All-Air Force Men's volleyball team (2009, 2010) and Stevenson University's Men's varsity team (2012, 2013). We feel very fortunate having John lead the helm as Strive begins it's newest chapter!

Want to learn more?

We will be holding an information session for returning and interested players and parents to introduce many of the structural and cultural changes that will occur this year. We will also introduce the coaching staff and field any questions you may have about the club. The information session is scheduled for:

  • Sunday, October 15th from 7-8:30 PM, Reservoir High School Cafeteria

Pre-Tryout Clinic Series

We will be holding a pre-tryout clinic series this season. The High Performance clinics will review all the essential volleyball skills before heading into the tryout season. We will also be holding shorter, positional/skill-specific sessions before the tryout season opens.  Details for the sessions are as follows:

  • High Performance Clinics
    - Saturday, November 4th from 1-8 PM (4-5 PM dinner break) at Reservoir High School
    - Sunday, November 5th from 9 AM-4 PM (12-1 PM lunch break) at Reservoir High School
    • This series will go over in-depth analysis of technique and strategy at the higher levels of the game.  
    • Head clinicians will be current and former collegiate coaches including Terry Hutchinson (Towson University), John Crinion (Johns Hopkins University), Megan Woodard (University of Mary Washington), and former D1 men's volleyball player John Beck (Saint Francis University)
    • Lunch and dinner are not included, but there are several locations within walking distance of the school to grab food
    • Registration will be available online shortly
       
  • Positional/Skills Clinics
    - November 6th from 8-10 PM at Reservoir High School
    - November 7th from 8-10 PM at River Hill High School
    - November 8th from 8-10 PM at Reservoir High School
    - November 9th from 8-10 PM at River Hill High School
    • Details for specifics on which skills will be scheduled for each day at each location will be published shortly. 
    • Receive more individualized attention from clinicians in the club relating to specific skill sets
    • Registration will be available online shortly

Tryout Information

  • Saturday, November 11th, Reservoir HS
    • 14's, 15's, 16's from 2-5 PM
    • 17's, 18's from 6-9 PM
  • Sunday, November 12th, Reservoir HS
    • 14's, 15's, 18's from 10 AM-1 PM
    • 16's, 17's from 2-5 PM
  • Please arrive an hour early to check in
  • Also ensure you are registered with the CHRVA region online before coming to the tryouts.
  • Registration will be available online shortly