Girls 15 American Roster


#1 Cave, Danae
Position: OH / DS
Height: 5' 6"
School: South County High School
Grad. Year: 2020
Committed: N/A


#2 Privette, Carolyn
Position: OH / MH
Height: 5' 5"
School: West Potomac High School
Grad. Year: 2020
Committed: N/A


#4 Walker, Elyse
Position: OH / DS
Height: 5' 6"
School: West Potomac
Grad. Year: 2020
Committed: N/A


#5 Allouche, Myriam
Position: OPP / OH
Height: 5' 10"
School: Woodson
Grad. Year: 2020
Committed: N/A


#7 Kymalainen, Lumi
Position: OH / DS
Height: 5' 4"
School: Mc Lean Highschool
Grad. Year: 2020
Committed: N/A


#8 Stice, Amelia
Position: S / OH
Height: 5' 7"
School: Home Schooled
Grad. Year: 2020
Committed: N/A


#10 Sheffield, Ellie
Position: S
Height: 5' 4"
School: South County
Grad. Year: 2020
Committed: N/A


#12 Leaming, Sarah
Position: MH / OPP
Height: 5' 9"
School: Woodson
Grad. Year: 2020
Committed: N/A


#13 De Andrade, Gabriela
Position: OH / MH
Height: 5' 6"
School: West Springfield
Grad. Year: 2020
Committed: N/A


#16 Rhoads, Keera
Position: MH
Height: 5' 7"
School: Woodson
Grad. Year: 2020
Committed: N/A


#18 Salazar, Isabella
Position: DS / DS
Height: 5' 1"
School: Woodson
Grad. Year: 2020
Committed: N/A


#19 De Bok, Haley
Position: S / OPP
Height: 5' 8"
School: West Potomac Hs
Grad. Year: 2020
Committed: N/A




Girls 15 American Coaches


Head Coach
Amy DeBok
adebok@teamdebok.com


Assistant Coach
Somya Moore





Girls 15 American News



15 American takes 1st Place!! (2017-03-22)

The 15 American Avengers had a great day on Sunday defeating teams they have been defeated by in previous tournaments and overtook all through adversity, perseverance and persistence their hero status shone through taking 1st in the Gold bracket - superstars they are!






Welcome to the BRYC Girls 15 American Team Page (2016-11-15)

WHAT WE (THE COACHES) ARE PLANNING FOR THIS SEASON

The number one thing we want for this season is for the girls to have fun. With that said there is also going to be a high level of competitiveness that we will have to meet for our tournaments. We will make sure every girl has the chance to have her volleyball needs met on and off the court. We will answer any question that the girls will ask about volleyball. Last but not least we are planning on WINNING!!!!

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR FROM THE GIRLS

We are looking for young ladies that are hustlers. We want girls on our team that will go for every ball and are not afraid to hit the ground or swing hard on sets. We want consistent overhand servers and jump servers. We need girls that are coachable and that are willing to take our advice and apply to game play. We are looking for girls who can play more than one position or that will be willing to play other positions when asked. We want girls that have a basic concept of where to be in serve/serve receive. We want girls on our team that are positive and always cheering on their teammates. Communication is key in the game of volleyball and girls that are communicating on the court with their fellow teammates is a key component for a successful season.


TRYOUTS

Our BRYC 15’s American Team tryout is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, November 13th at Lake Braddock Secondary School starting at 5:00pm. The players that attend our tryout can expect to participate in drills that provide opportunities for our coaches to evaluate each player’s passing, setting, hitting, serving, and communication skills and observe hustle and enthusiasm. SAPT trainers will measure each player’s height and a few fitness/strength/agility indicators (e.g., vertical reach, vertical jump, maneuvering among cones).


Players will be evaluated on the following criteria:

Position Skills & Attributes
All Players Individual Skills
  • Ability to demonstrate consistent ball control in all skills (i.e. the ability to place the ball to a specific spot on the court and maintain accuracy.)

Character
  • Positive teammate with a drive to compete and a desire to contribute to the team.
  • Maintain confidence and positively respond to setbacks.
  • Desire to learn and respond positively to coaches’ feedback.

Physical Skills
  • Above average speed, agility, and strength.
Pin Hitter Individual Skills
  • Consistently execute a correct hitting approach in game situations and attack with explosiveness.
  • Ability to dig hard driven attacks and serves and be relied upon to play in all 6 rotations.

Character
  • Enjoy being the “go-to” hitter and helping the team by getting a kill.

Physical Skills
  • Vertical approach jump above 9’.
Middle Hitter Individual Skills
  • Consistently execute a correct hitting approach in game situations and attack with explosiveness.
  • Ability to execute proper blocking footwork and technique.
  • Have a basic understanding of some middle attacks (i.e. a “1”, “2”, slide or “3-1”).

Character
  • Willingness to communicate with defensive players.
  • Enjoy firing up your team with a good stuff block!

Physical Skills
  • Vertical approach and block jump above 9’ and above average lateral quickness.
Setter Individual Skills
  • Ability to get your feet to the ball and good setting hands.
  • Ability to consistently set a hittable ball.
  • Ability to consistently and acruately serve.

Character
  • Ability to be a positive leader.
  • Remain calm under pressure.
  • Possess a high volleyball IQ and court & situational awareness

Physical Skills
  • Above average quickness, agility, and upper body strength.
Libero/Def. Specialist Individual Skills
  • Excellent overall ball control skills.
  • Maintain “quiet” passing platform (i.e. no swinging or extra movement when passing)
  • Ability to read the opponents hitters.
  • Ability to put up a hittable 2nd ball as a back up to the setter.

Character
  • Vocal defensive leader on the court.
  • Relentless pursuit of the ball and high level of confidence in passing ability.
  • Enjoy digging up hard driven attacks.

Physical Skills
  • Above average quickness and agility.

Note: This is not a list of requirements to make the 15 National team, however it gives potential team members an idea of what the coaches are looking for at each position.

The 15 American team coaches intend to extend all official offers and multiple alternate offers to players in attendance at the regularly scheduled 15 American tryout. If you want to play for the 15 American team, please plan to attend the regularly scheduled tryout session.

If you have any questions regarding tryouts for the 15 American team, please contact Amy DeBok, the 15 American Head Coach.


Roster

We plan to have a roster of 10 to 11 players.


Club Fees

The fee for the 15 American team will be $1500 and includes 2 coaches, 2-3 practices per week, uniforms, warm-ups, practice shirts, gym rentals, training equipment and tournament fees. SAPT will be available to all players on the team at an additional cost.


Strength Training

Not included but highly encouraged. Once the team is together we will discuss this option further. This SAPT training includes volleyball-specific, strength and performance training once-twice a week for each player at SAPT. Our goal is to have each of our players participate in one-two individually designed (and individually scheduled) volleyball fitness training sessions at SAPT (locations in Fairfax and Tysons Corner) per week.


Competitive Tournament Schedule*

Tournament Dates Venue Location
ACPL Seeding Tournament Jan 7-8, 2017 Greensboro Sportsplex Greensboro, NC
MLK Kickoff Classic Classic Jan 14-15, 2017 MD Jrs Jessup, MD
Regional Tournament TBD TBD TBD - Local
Capitol Hill Volleyball Classic Feb 11-13, 2017 Walter E. Washington Convention Center Washington, DC
Regional Tournament TBD TBD TBD - Local
ACPL Virginia Bid March 18-19, 2017 Spectrum Sportsplex Roanoke, VA
CHRVA Regional Championships April 1, 2017 TBD TBD - Local
Revolutionary Rumble TBD Various Locations Williamsburg, VA
Regional Tournament TBD TBD TBD - Local
ACPL Championships June 4-5, 2017 Spooky Nook Sports Manheim, PA

*Schedule is tentative pending tournament acceptance.

Practices

We expect to practice two weeknights per week and a Saturday* or Sunday*. Practices will be 1.5 to 2 hours in duration, and weeknight practices are likely to start at 6:30 and/or 7:00 PM - but may be earlier. We will practice in the Fairfax/Springfield/Burke area (most likely at Irving MS). Our players are expected to participate in all practices and make every effort to participate in SAPT sessions (with exceptions for academic requirements and illness/injury).

*Saturday/Sunday practices will change days and times depending on the availability of gym space that we share with other BRYC teams. Saturday/Sunday practices may taper off after mid-February.





15 AMERICAN TRYOUT RESULTS (2016-11-14)

Thank you all for coming to tryouts.

Official offers will be extended to the following players (by tryout number): 35, 72, 204, 211, 286, 360, 376, 378, 397, 416, 419

Alternate offers will be extended to the following players (by tryout number): 199, 243, 268, 338, 440





Practice Schedule (2016-11-14)

Merrit Academy

9211 Arlington Blvd

Fairfax VA 22031

Tuesday 8:15pm-10:00pm


Irving Middle Schhol

Thursdays 5:30pm-7:15pm






Girls 15 American Events


ACPL - Seeding Tournament

Location: Greensboro NC
Team: Girls 15 American
Date: 2017-01-07

MDJrs MLK Challenge

Location: MD Juniors Sports Center
Team: Girls 15 American
Date: 2017-01-14

Capital Hill Classic

Location: Washington DC
Team: Girls 15 American
Date: 2017-02-18

No panic 16/15 Sweet Sixteen

Location: Cassels
Team: Girls 15 American
Date: 2017-03-05

Irish Rumble

Location: Manheim PA - Spookynook
Team: Girls 15 American
Date: 2017-03-11

2017 NVPL 15/16 MAR

Location: Virginia Volleyball Center
Team: Girls 15 American
Date: 2017-03-19

2017 Northeast Qualifier I

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Team: Girls 15 American
Date: 2017-04-08

Revolutionary Rumble

Location: Williamsburg
Team: Girls 15 American
Date: 2017-04-29

AVA 15/16 Hurry Up

Location: Potomac Athletic Center
Team: Girls 15 American
Date: 2017-05-13

MDJRS 15/16 Mixed

Location: Jessup
Team: Girls 15 American
Date: 2017-05-14

South Atlantic Championships

Location: Richmond
Team: Girls 15 American
Date: 2017-05-27