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Friday February 20, 2015

Retreat Day 2015

Retreat Day is an annual club-wide event where all Triangle student-athletes gather for a day filled with team and club building activities, service projects, as well as team pictures. The service focus included participating in The Assist Project through the Side-Out Foundation. The athletes participated in a coin drive which raised over $1600 for the Side-Out Foundation. Combined with Dig Pink™ tee shirt sales Triangle presented a check to the Side-Out Foundation for over $2000 at the Capitol Hill Classic Volleyball tournament on Presidents’ Day Weekend in Washington, DC. Athletes also created over 300 cards and well wishes for cancer survivors and those battling cancer diseases. At the end of the session athletes participated in our monthly Sitting Volleyball session which is a year-round service project aimed at bringing volleyball and physical activity to those with physical differences. For more information visit http://www.side-out.org/ and http://www.trianglevolleyball.org/events/sitting-volleyball

Friday February 20, 2015

Chicago, IL

The six teams heading to Chicago were not surprised to face some of the best teams in the country. The competition was fierce and provided a great early season opportunity to shine a bright light on both our strengths and our weaknesses. We play, we learn, we grow is the work of the weekend.

All teams competed in the most competitive Open division and most teams finished in the top ½-that is not insignificant. The results are below…

 

Team

Division

Win-Loss Record

Finish/Field Size

15 Black

15 Open

3-5

14/32

16 Black

16 Open

6-2

26/48

17 Black

17 Open

5-3

T5/40

17 Blue

17 Open

4-4

T15/40

18 Black

18 Open

5-3

13/48

18 Blue

18 Open

5-3

29/48

 

 

We cannot wrap up a tournament weekend without acknowledging those who went above and beyond to make the trip possible. KUDOS to…

·       Our team chaperones-how we compete is directly affected by their choices, organization, and all the work they put into feeding our teams. We know it is a big job but one that makes a true difference.

·       To our injured and sick athletes-we know it is a special challenge to watch [or get results via cell phone at home] vs. play but your contributions are significant and appreciated.

·       Our fans-thank you for making the trip to cheer on our teams.

Washington, DC

The twelve teams that attended CHC did an amazing job both on and off the court. One look at our Instagram [@TriangleVBC] and you will see that they excelled on the court while also enjoying many wonderful moments off the court. Those two things, we believe, combine to create both the opportunity and value of the youth sports experience.

As I walked around the convention center I had several college and club coaches comment on the depth of talent on our teams. As you’ll see below Triangle teams from 13 to 17’s and Black to Steel were very competitive in a diverse field including teams from New England, the eastern seaboard, and beyond. To further illustrate this point simply look at the results of our Regional Plus teams attending the event. Triangle 15 Silver and Steel and 16 Silver all finished in the top 3 in very large club level divisions with an overall record of 26-4. In total there were seven teams who finished in the top 10 in their respective division. Check it out below as the results speak for themselves.

Team

Division

Win-Loss Record

Finish/Field Size

13 Black

13 Open

4-3

T11/28

14 Black

14 Open

6-1

T5/48

14 Blue

14 Open

3-5

20/48

14 White

14 Open

3-4

T17/48

15 Blue

15 Open

7-2

T3/60

15 White

15 Open

4-3

T9/60

15 Silver

15 Club

10-1

2/120

15 Steel

15 Club

7-2

T3/120

16 Blue

16 Open

5-2

T9/64

16 White

16 Open

4-4

29/64

16 Silver

16 Club

9-1

T3/120

17 White

17 Open

4-4

22/64

 

 

KUDOS to the following individuals who were recognized by CHC staff:

Best Attacker: Kelly Nance, 15 Silver [15 Club Division]

Best Diggers: April Wiseman, 15 Steel [15 Club Division]

Best Receivers: Caroline Hall, 16 Silver [16 Club Division; Alden Willis, 15 Blue [15 Open Division]; Mary Wilkinson, 15 Silver [15 Club Division]

Best Setter: Skylar Buckley, 14 Black [14 Open Division]

 

We cannot wrap up a tournament weekend without acknowledging those who went above and beyond to make the trip possible. KUDOS to…

·       AT&T tours and Bus Driver Stephen for getting us home safely. They have been fantastic to deal with all season.

·       Our team chaperones-how we compete is directly affected by their choices, organization, and all the work they put into feeding our teams. We know it is a big job but one that makes a true difference.

·       The Marriott Marquis-we had a hiccup at check in but we loved the venue and enjoyed staying warm between convention center and hotel.

·       To our injured and sick athletes-we know it is a special challenge to watch [or get results via cell phone at home] vs. play but your contributions are significant and appreciated.

·       Our fans-I saw a lot of ‘interesting’ spectating around the gym and was very proud to see how our parents and families conduct themselves and support our entire club.

Friday February 20, 2015

Triangle Volleyball Club is pleased to announce a partnership with Trinity Wellness Center. Led by Luke Buffum, MPT, OCS, Trinity Wellness Center will assist Triangle’s injury prevention initiatives with on-site physical therapy support and consultation services. . The collaboration is focused on improving overall athletic performance while reducing the injury potential of Triangle student-athletes.

Luke and his staff will partner with Triangle’s lead strength and conditioning coach, Corey Johnson CPT and Triangle’s Movement and Mobility Specialist, B.J. Lawson, MD to deliver a comprehensive injury prevention and intervention support program that complements Triangle’s recent “Body Control” curriculum teaching safe and efficient movement.

“Partnering with Triangle Volleyball Club is an exciting opportunity to take injury prevention and athletic performance to the next level, especially with young athletes engaged in highly competitive youth sports,” comments Luke. “Our practice’s mission is empowering people to enjoy a lifetime of active fitness, and we look forward to working with Triangle in pursuit of that goal.”

 According to Triangle Executive Director Sherry Fadool, “Triangle is one of the first volleyball clubs in the country to combine objective movement assessment using the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) with a strength and conditioning curriculum that trains safe movement patterns and improves our athletes’ mobility and stability.  We are excited to partner with Trinity Wellness Center to further this educational effort, and continue to develop our staff and athletes’ knowledge of how to best develop and maintain their full athletic potential.”

Trinity Wellness Center services will be offered weekly on-site at Triangle typically on Monday nights.

Trinity Wellness Center is owned and operated by Luke and Emily Buffum. Since 2002 they have offered direct access, quality physical therapy services with an emphasis on individualized care, patient education, manual therapy, and personalized home exercise programs. All Trinity Wellness Center physical therapists are FMS (Functional Movement Screen) certified-the foundation of Triangle’s “Body Control” program begun at the start of the 2014/2015 club season.

Luke received his Bachelor's degree in Zoology from NC State University in 1998. During his undergraduate studies he also played men’s varsity basketball for NCSU. After graduation Luke continued his education at UNC-Chapel Hill graduating in 2000 with a Master of Physical Therapy. Luke is an American Physical Therapy Association Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist and serves on NCSU’s sports medicine team. At NCSU Luke assists athletic trainers with coordination of long-term rehab for multiple sports with a concentration on football and track and field. Luke has been a frequent speaker for numerous groups including: The Capital RunWalk "Ask the Experts" series, Galloway Running Group, Duke-Raleigh Walking Club and ACO Continuing Education.

Luke and his wife Emily (also a physical therapist) have four daughters, Ginny Grace, Caroline, Victoria, and Amelia Claire.

www.trinitywellnesscenter.net

 

Tuesday January 20, 2015

This past MLK Jr. weekend twenty-three (23) teams competed at the Monument City Classic in Richmond. This tournament weekend serves as an excellent 'live competition' teaching opportunity for our teams. Much was achieved and much more was learned by athletes, coaches, and even our fans.

We are thrilled with the overall performance of our teams and this first glimpse [for many of them] at their potential. There were exciting wins AND losses. We witnessed matches in which our teams battled showing courage and confidence when they were down. All in all it was a weekend well done.

Now for some results. The overall winning percentage for the club for the weekend was 65% [121-66]. Ninety percent (90%) of our teams finished in the top ten in their respective division and we saw competitive strength from Black to Steel.

Team................. Division.............. Record............... Finish

12 Black............. 12 Club.............. 8-0.................... 1st/9

12 Blue.............. 12 Club.............. 3-5.................... 5th/9

13 Black............. 14 Club.............. 3-5.................... 9th/24

13 Blue.............. 13 Club.............. 5-3.................... 6th/24

13 White............. 13 Club.............. 5-3.................... 16th/24

14 Black............. 14 Open............. 6-2.................... 3rd/24

14 Blue.............. 14 Open............. 3-5.................... 11th/24

14 White............. 14 Open............. 3-5.................... 9th/24

14 Silver............. 14 Club.............. 4-4.................... 8th/24

15 Black............. 15 Open............. 8-0.................... 1st/24

15 Blue.............. 15 Open............. 4-4.................... 7th/24

15 White............. 15 Open.............. 3-5.................... 10th/24

15 Silver............. 15 Club.............. 7-1.................... 2nd/24

15 Steel.............. 15 Club.............. 5-3.................... 5th/24

16 Black............. 16 Open............. 7-1.................... 1st/24

16 Blue.............. 16 Open............. 4-4.................... 8th/24

16 White............. 16 Open............. 4-4.................... 7th/24

16 Silver............. 16 Club.............. 5-3.................... 6th/24

17 Black............. 17 Open............. 8-0.................... 1st/24

17 Blue.............. 17 Open............. 7-1.................... 4th/24

17 White............. 17 Open............. 5-3.................... 16th/24

18 Black............. 18 Open............. 7-1.................... 3rd/32

18 Blue.............. 18 Open............. 4-4.................... 8th/32

***Kudos to 13 Silver who played in the Carolina Region this weekend and finished with a 1-2 record.

Tuesday January 6, 2015

December 28, 2014 - Triangle welcomed 29 alumnae back to the gym to compete in the Annual Alumnae Match vs. the current senior class.  This year the Class of 2015 took on alums from LSU, Wisconsin, NC State, Kentucky, Cincinatti, George Mason, Barton and Meredith to name a few.  While the Alumnae started off slow, they went on to win 2-1 against Triangle's current seniors.  In Triangle's 13 seasons it has graduated over 140 alumnae.  For more information on Triangle's Alumnae click HERE

Friday December 19, 2014

The 2014 NCAA Division 1 Women’s Volleyball tournament is down to the Final Four which will be played in Oklahoma City. Triangle has a rich history with this tournament amongst both its staff and alumna. As we approach the crowning of yet another national champion we have Madison Bugg [Class of 2012] setting the #1 seeded Stanford Cardinal. Their semi-final match is this Thursday at 930pm on ESPN2 against perennial champion Penn State.

Here is a historical review of Triangle and the NCAA D1 tournament.

  • Triangle Coaching Staff: on the female side 11 of our current coaches appeared at least once in the NCAA tournament. Kudos to Logan Striebel Barber ‘04, Robin Bugg, Keisha Demps, Christina Falcone ‘06, Kaylie Gibson ‘07, Alston Kearns ‘11, Courtney Noll, Courtney Reiman, Alex Taylor ‘12, Hannah Thompson ‘11, and Alesha Wilson
  • Triangle's 1st competitive season and first senior class...2003
  • Triangle athlete first appearance in NCAA D1 tournament-Logan Striebel Barber, 2004
  • Triangle has had at least one player participating in the NCAA D1 tournament since 2004.
  • 62 of 142 Triangle alums have appeared in the NCAA D1 tournament at least once having played a total of 171 tournament matches. The win-loss record of these matches is 120-51; a 70% win percentage.
  • Triangle athletes have appeared in 39 second round matches; 20 sweet 16 matches; 18 elite 8 matches, and 12 final fours.
  • Triangle has had one or more athletes in the elite 8 since 2006.
  • Triangle has had one or more athletes in the finals every year with the exception of 2012 [eliminated in the Final Four] since 2007.
  • CHAMPIONSHIPS-One or more Triangle athletes have been on the NCAA D1 National Championship team every year since 2007 except 2012.
  • Triangle alums have won 9 National Championships in 10 appearances. The only loss was in a Triangle head-to-head championship [PSU-Slay vs. Wisconsin-Nelson, 2013]
  • National Champions-Hodge '06 [PSU 2007, 2008, 2009]; Kabbes '08 [PSU 2008. 2009, 2010]; Camp '08 [UCLA 2011]; Slay '10 [PSU 2010, 2013]

Join us as we cheer on Madi and the Stanford Cardinal Thursday night. A win puts them in the finals on Saturday night at 730pm.

 

Tuesday December 16, 2014

Madi Bugg, [Triangle Class of 2012] Junior Setter, and her Stanford Volleyball teammates will take on Penn State in the semifinals of the Women's Volleyball Division I Championship.  Madi is one of seven Triangle Alumnae to participate in the NCAA Division I tournament this year.  Wisconsin Sophomore Middle Blocker Haleigh Nelson [Triangle Class of 2013] and her teammates made it to the Elite 8 before losing to Penn State in the Regional Finals of the Tournament.  

There are only two days of the tournament left, so be sure to tune in: 

Semifinals:
BYU vs. Texas, Thursday, Dec. 18th @ 7PM on ESPN2
Stanford vs. Penn State, Thursday, Dec. 18th @ 9:30 PM on ESPN2

National Championship: Saturday, Dec. 20th @ 7:30 PM on ESPN2

Tuesday November 11, 2014
Friday August 22, 2014

With summer coming to an end we are already looking forward to fall. Sunday, September 7th officially kicks off fall programming at Triangle. We have programs for beginners, intermediate, advanced and elite level players. Quite simply there is something for EVERYONE! Check out the FALL FLYER HERE! 

FREE FALL PROGRAMS: Several programs are FREE [Open gyms, Fall skills clinic, Game ON! etc.] and registration is through a separate module [not Oasys].

FREE BOYS OPEN GYMS: Every Monday & Wednesday at 730pm. For HS boys only grades 9-12. 

We have clinics at many levels throughout the fall in our CLASSIC, XTREME, and AP GROUPS series.  AP Groups begin Saturday, September 6 and require an application. 

SERIES that begin week of September 7th [Setters, PowerCore 360, Strength & Conditioning, Youth]

SETTERS [TSA INFO]

Triangle Setting Academy-Fall #1 & 2
TSA Advantage [16-18's] Fall #1 & 2
TSA Advantage [14-15's] Fall #1 & 2

POWERCORE 360 [POWERCORE360 INFO

PowerCore 360 [11-14's]
PowerCore 360 [15-18's]

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING [STRENGTH&CONDITIONING INFO

JUMP+ [Sundays]
POWER1 [Weight Lifting] Sundays
POWER2 [Weight Lifting] Sundays

YOUTH VOLLEYBALL PROGRAM [Grades 2-9] [YOUTH INFORMATION]

Need help choosing the right YOUTH program? Visit HERE

YVP Sunday Course [Fall #1 & 2]
YVP Tuesday Course [Fall #1 & 2]
YVP Sunday BOYS Course [Fall #1 & 2]
YVP BONUS PAK SUNDAY/SUNDAY Fall #1-includes YVP Play the Game
YVP BONUS PAK TUESDAY/SUNDAY Fall #1-includes YVP Play the Game
YVP TEAM Fall #1 [Thursdays]
YVP *LOUISBURG* Sunday Course [Fall #1 & 2] grades 2-5
YVP **LOUISBURG** Sunday Course [Fall #1 & 2] grades 6-9
'Play the Game' [YVP/MS] SUNDAYS-Fall #1 & 2
Triangle Junior League Fall #1 & 2 [MS Grades 6-8] on Sundays
Triangle Junior League Fall #1 & 2 [HS] on Sundays

2014/2015 Club Season TRYOUTS: We’ve scheduled our tryouts for the 2015 season. Younger groups [10-14’s] try out in October beginning Saturday, October 18th and the high school athletes tryout beginning Sunday, November 2nd. [TRYOUT INFO] [FALL FLYER]

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