For young athletes, maintaining a positive body image is difficult at the best of times, but when a competitive team atmosphere is added into the mix, that positivity can become even harder.
Girls volleyball is the most popular team high school sport in the United States, and USA Volleyball’s member clubs provide a fun experience and training for all ages.
Nearly 200,000 girls, ages 11-18, are members of USA Volleyball, and most of them play club volleyball during outside of their high school season. Club tryouts are generally held in the fall, and the club season kicks off in earnest January of every year.
The junior club season culminates in April for the 18s age bracket with the USA Volleyball Girls 18s Junior National Championship. In June each year, 13,000 girls from 11-17 compete at the USA Volleyball Girls Junior National Championships. With nearly 100 courts active at once, it’s a memorable and exciting experience.
Gameday anxiety is common among all athletes. It's important to help your team manage those worries. Here are a few tips to help your team treat matches like little more than practice.