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Monday April 19, 2021

We are excited to offer an extensive summer camp program addressing the training needs of athletes new to the game and beyond!

We've created a SUMMER CAMP GUIDE to give you a listing by level of all our summer camps.

Registration is open in Oasys Sports and we look forward to seeing your athlete this summer at Triangle..."Change Your Game!"

Monday April 5, 2021

The American Volleyball Coaches Assoication [AVCA] established the Thirty Under 30 awards to honor thirty of the up-and-coming volleyball coaches 30 years old or younger in the sport at all levels of the game.

CJ Hunter, a long-time coach, volleyball devotee, Director of Volleyball Operations [Duke University] and Triangle club administrator, was nominated for the award and is receiving postumous recognition following his unexpected death on February 8, 2021.

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CJ Hunter | Age: 29

Career Accomplishments: Hunter was the 2016 recipient of Triangle's Sam Casey Caram Excellence in Coaching Award, which is presented to the coach who best demonstrates exemplary dedication and commitment to the mission and goals of Triangle Volleyball Club.

SIGNIFICANT COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

  • Hunter led 2020 Triangle 15 Blue to two [2] regional event first place finishes and two [2] top 10 finishes at national events, including a T5 finish at the Capitol Hill Classic in 15 Open.
  • Guided 2019 17 White to a top 10 finish [T9 out of 87 teams] in the Gold Bracket at the Northeast Qualifier, and mentored six future NCAA athletes on the squad.
  • Coached 2018 14 Blue to the championship match at both MAPL Hampton and MAPL Raleigh, winning the Gold Medal at MAPL Raleigh in the Red Division [13s-14s].
  • Led 2016 Triangle 16 Silver to a T3 finish at the Capitol Hill Classic in 16 Club
  • Worked four seasons on staff as the DOVO with Duke Volleyball, which included one trip to the NCAA Tournament in 2018.

Coaching roles:

  • Triangle Volleyball Club, Coach beginning in 2013, became an administrator in 2018
  • Duke University Volleyball, Undergraduate Team Manager 2009 - 2013
  • UNC Director of Sports Information Women’s Volleyball. 2014 - 2015
  • Duke University, Director of Volleyball Operations. 2015 - 2018
  • Surry Storm Volleyball Club, 2009 - 2013

Education: BS Duke University MS UNC Sports Administration


CJ Hunter passed away February 8, 2021, and is being honored posthumously in recognition of his passion for coaching. Club Director Sherry Fadool shared the following reflection with AVCA staff when forwarding his nomination: “We have nearly 100 incredible coaches, but CJ stood out from all with his contagious optimism, positivity, caring nature, and kindness. He truly loved everyone and it was impossible not to love him back. He was a total volley nerd and student of the game. He knew it all so well yet was happy to coach a beginner as he was a collegiate athlete. He loved the game! It was his soulmate. He was a brilliant administrator and was admired as a compassionate and engaged leader in our club. He knew every athlete in our club (350) including which team they were on and every single staff member. He greeted everyone each day and he knew what was going on in their lives. To be honest I have never met a kinder, more humble human being in my life. CJ could not attend AAUs in 2019 as he was having serious and life-threatening cardiac issues caused by a congenital heart defect. He made it his personal goal to improve his health and lost 150 lbs and was in the best shape in his life. While working out prior to his team practice on February 8, 2021 he suffered a cardiac event and died at our gym. We have been doing memorial tributes all week. When I spoke to his mother, I told her that when someone passes people say a lot of really nice things about them. But for CJ, they said those things about him every day while he was living. He was an extraordinary coach and an incredible person.“ #livelikecj #ceejtheday

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Monday March 15, 2021

 

March 15, 2021 | Breaking News!!!

Triangle Volleyball Club is excited to announce its partnership with newly formed Bacana Beach Volleyball Club, an elite beach training club. Both Triangle Beach and Bacana Beach will be co-located at the Wake Competition Center on Triangle's three high-quality, dedicated, and fully lit beach courts. Together, Bacana Beach (under the direction of Triangle's own, Latacha De Oliveira, Head Coach 14 Black) and Triangle Beach will be offering exciting and fun beach camps, clinics, and programs to a wide audience including beginners, intermediate, advanced, elite, and adult beach players.

"We know that beach is very popular and has seen tremendous growth in North Carolina. Beach offers a fun, competitive, and exciting addition/alternative to the indoor game and increasingly we are seeing indoor clubs expand to include beach programs. We believe a successful beach program will develop love of game, provide complimentary training for indoor players, and also provide a recruiting pathway for those transitioning exclusively to beach from the indoor game. Without a doubt, many serious indoor players are attracted to the more relaxed outdoor environment and the cross-training opportunities provided by the beach game. By partnering with Bacana Beach we can offer a range of opportunities from beginner to elite-level beach right here at our state-of-the-art indoor facility with access to all its amenties," stated Sherry Fadool, Triangle's Executive Director.

“Beach volleyball has grown tremendously in North Carolina and offers a fun, competitive, and exciting alternative to the indoor game. Increasingly we are seeing indoor clubs expand to include beach programs to provide a recruiting pathway for those transitioning exclusively to beach from the indoor game. Without a doubt, many serious indoor players are also attracted to the more relaxed outdoor environment and the cross-training opportunities provided by the beach game,” stated Sherry Fadool, Triangle’s Executive Director. “Partnering with Bacana Beach allows us (Triangle) to offer beginner to elite-level beach players a variety of program options and training right here at our state-of-the-art indoor facility with access to all its amenities,” added Fadool.

"Bacana Beach is most excited to partner with Triangle to bring training and competitive play options to those pursuing the beach game at the highest level. At Bacana beach we promote an atmosphere where athletes can and are encouraged to embrace and pursue their love for both the indoor and beach game. We are extremely excited our club can take advantage of the awesome beach courts located at Triangle's facility,” said Latacha De Oliveira, Founder of Bacana Beach Volleyball Club and Head Coach of Triangle 14 Black (indoor team).

To kick things off, Triangle Beach has opened registration for spring camps (April/May) for junior girls and boys which begin April 5th. Excited area beach players can also look forward to camps, clinics, tournaments, and league play starting later this spring and summer. For more details visit HERE.

Sunday February 14, 2021

2.14.21 - With the postponement of the Triple Crown Sports NIT in Kansas City, Triangle hosted elite teams from Pennsyvania to North Carolina in a two-day event. Each team had six (6) competitive matches in just under 24 hours. Exciting volleyball, condensed and safe format, and preparatory.

Kudos to both Metro 17 Travel and Triangle 15 Black for compiling undefeated records! Metro 17 Travel walks away with the prize (Starbucks gift certificates for all) by not dropping a single set.

Thank you to teams from CHAVC, CJV, Metro, Revolution and Virginia Juniors for making the trip.

"Thank you Triangle for hosting this scrimmage! Metro 14s-18s enjoyed getting in some good competition." - Silvia Johnston, Metro Club Director, Head Coach 18 Travel

"Thank you for putting together an awesome scrimmage weekend. Our teams learned a lot and the coaches were thrilled to get something in before MAPL" - Liz Bottorf, VA Jrs.

"I loved everything about this weekend. Great competition, coaches and the wonderful hospitality of Triangle Volleyball Club." - Zoe Bell, CJV 17 Zoe

Friday February 12, 2021

On Monday, February 8th our Triangle community was shocked by the sudden loss of Triangle coach and administrator CJ Hunter. CJ ("Ceej") was a beloved coach and colleague. He was enthusiastically positive, encouraging, inspiring, thoughtful, caring and kind. He never met a stranger and show loved in all his interactions with athletes, coaches, parents and guests.

There is no sufficient tribute to the amazing and impactful life that CJ lived. We are forever grateful for his love and service to our mission and our families. His spirit lives on in our gym and we will miss his daily presence forever.

#play4CJ

#livelikeCJ

#CeejTheDay

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Monday February 8, 2021

We are thrilled to announce that the prestigious group of renown collegiate volleyball coaches who created The Art of Coaching Volleyball [AOC] have chosen Triangle Volleyball Club to host their two-day coaching clinic on April 24-25, 2021. We are excited to be a part of bringing the best in the business coach education to North Carolina.
 
Equally exciting is that we have also arranged to host, in conjunction with AOC coach training, their popular AOC Talent ID Camp for athletes graduating high school in 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024. The camp will be held in two 3-hour waves on Friday, April 23rd and will feature Lead Clinician, Jim Stone, USA Youth National Team Coach.

Read on for more details from AOC...

The recruiting landscape has changed drastically. With limited opportunities to be seen by college coaches in person this year, Triangle is partnering with The Art of Coaching Volleyball, Asics and the JVRA to provide you with an opportunity to showcase your skills and get them filmed in HD for college coaches across the country!
 
Designed by college coaches, the AOC Talent ID camp will feature skill work, position work and live scrimmages that will let you show off your skills. We’re accepting a limited number of players from the graduating classes of 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024 at each position to maximize touches and exposure.
 
Join us at Triangle Volleyball Club on Friday, April 23 and get ready to bring your best for a one-of-a-kind volleyball camp.

Two sessions available; currently more space remains in session 1. Choose ONE session* to attend and register today:
 
Session 1: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Session 2: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

*the AOC highly discourages participating in back-to-back camps due to the rigorous training.
 
What’s included in a camp session?

  • A three-hour advanced training session designed and run by college coaches to show off your skills.
  • recording of the camp footage available online shortly after the camp ends for both players and college coaches to view for free.
  • Exposure to college coaches across the country at every level.
  • Access to a dynamic recruiting platform that allows you to convert your camp footage into a recruiting highlight video.
  • A 'Recruiting 101' session online after the camp to make sure you are up-to-date with the latest recruiting information.
  • Each clinic is limited to 90 athletes and is position-specific. The registration module allows the following position breakdown for each clinic [Setters-12; Middles-24; Outside/Right Side-42; L/DS-12]
  • Learn more

COST: $179.00 per athlete. We fully expect the clinic to sell out.

TO REGISTER: Please select your preferred session from above to navigate to the AOC Talent ID website to register.

Triangle is not involved in the final camp rosters; all registration is handled by AOC so those wanting to participate should take advantage early to access registration.

Saturday January 23, 2021
Friday January 15, 2021

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association [NCHSAA] held their volleyball state championships on Saturday, January 22nd at Green Level High School, and Triangle Volleyball Club was well-represented among the winner's circle. 12 Triangle players and coaches helped their teams to state titles, representing the 3A Champion D.H. Conley and the 4A winner Cardinal Gibbons.

In addition, both the 3A and 4A Most Valuable Player awards were given to Triangle athletes. 

In the 3A championship game, D.H. Conley won their first state championship since 2007 by defeating Cox Mill 3-0 (25-23, 25-23, 25-23). Conley was led by junior Maddy May [17 Black], who posted a team-high 10 kills, along 8 digs and 1 assist. May was named the 3A State Championship MVP for her efforts.

*Photos/Graphics courtesy of @NCHSAA

In addition, Conley features the sister duo of Ella Philpot [17 Black] and Ashlynn Philpot [15 Black] patrolling the net for the Vikings. The three Triangle athletes helped D.H. Conley go 16-1 in the 2020-2021 season.

In the 4A championship game, Cardinal Gibbons completed their unbeaten season with a 3-0 victory over Providence (25-17, 25-14, 25-13). The Crusaders captured their 11th state championship, but their first title since 2015. CGHS was paced by senior outside hitter Emily Chrysogelos [18 Black], who notched 22 kills -- two more kills than the entire Providence offense. Chrysogelos, a Delaware commit, was named the MVP of the 4A championship thanks to her outstanding performance.

*Photos/Graphics courtesy of @NCHSAA

In addition to Chrysogelos, Cardinal Gibbons features five other Triangle players and three coaches on its roster. The Crusaders are led by Head Coach Logan Barber [18 Black], who earned his sixth high school state championship title as a head coach.

  • Vivian Chapman (Apprentice Coach)
  • Kylie Leyda (18 Blue)
  • Cara Newell (18 Black)
  • Chideraa Ngwadom (16 Black)
  • Celia Ryan (17 Black)
  • Head Coach Logan Barber (18 Black)
  • Assistant Coach Tonya Holmes (18 Black)
  • Assistant Coach Emma Longley (Resource Coach)

In addition, Triangle athlete Celia Ryan [17 Black] was named the 4A NC Farm Bureau Sportsmanship Award winner.

*Photos/Graphics courtesy of @NCHSAA

Congratulations to all high school athletes and coaches who worked hard and competed for their schools this season!

Monday November 30, 2020

12.20.20 Update:

The Holiday Food Drive was a fantastic success! Thanks to Caleigh's initiative and the gracious donations of the Triangle community, together we raised over 7,000 combined dollars/lbs of food for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina!

The top five teams are below:

Top 5 Contributors:  
1) 16 Blue- 1,038 lbs + $
2) 18 Blue- 894 lbs + $
3) 15 Blue- 547 lbs + $
4) 16 Silver- 398 lbs + $
5) Team Awesome (Admin)- 360 lbs + $
 
We are so grateful to be a part of a giving community this holiday season!

Triangle is delighted (and impressed) to present Caleigh Millikin's (16 Silver) initiative for a holiday service project. Food insecurity has reached epic levels as a result of the pandemic and there are pretty simple ways for each of us to make an impactful difference. Please read Caleigh's note below to see how Triangle is looking to give back this Holiday season.

Dear Triangle Club Parents & Athletes:

The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina is always in need of food and donations, but there is an even more urgent need due to COVID-19 and the upcoming holidays. Since the beginning of COVID-19, the number of food-insecure people in this area has grown by 38%, including 49% growth for children and teens. That means over 750,000 people (1 in 5 people) may face hunger in 2020, including about 250,000 children (1 in 3 children).

Triangle Volleyball Club has always supported and encouraged service projects to benefit others. In fact, our club has a “Triangle Cup,” which is an in-house team-based service competition for student-athletes and their coaching staff. The goal is to create team bonding opportunities through service and support in a friendly competitive environment. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has canceled all our team activities outside of practices; however, collecting food and monetary donations for the Food Bank is something we all can do separately and as a team. Separately, we can collect food and funds, but when all of it is put together as a team, we can truly make a huge difference. 

I am coordinating a club wide competition/challenge between all of the teams at Triangle Volleyball Club to see who can donate the most and give back to their community. Each team will be competing against each other to see who can bring in the most donations of food and money and will receive a prize for doing so. 

I challenge every club/teammate to do at least ONE of the following: 

  1. Bring in at least 10 pounds of food and drop it off in the box that will be in the front of the Club (One large can of soup or vegetables is almost a pound). If every teammate and coach were to bring in at least 10 pounds of food, we would have about 3000 pounds of food to take to the Food Bank! Before placing your food donations in the box, write your team name on the outside of your donation bag and the weight so that it will count towards your team’s overall donations. (Notecards and a scale will be onsite at Triangle)
  2. Make a Donation - Donations count too! For every $1 you bring in, it will count as 1 pound of food for the tally. You can donate in three ways:
  • Please submit checks made out to “Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC.”  Write your team name on the memo line of the check and on the outside of the envelope to be counted towards your team’s total. Drop in office or collection envelope on box in foyer.
  • ONLINE via Triangle's website. Be sure to put Athlete's Name and Team Name in the Customer ID field so we can track your generosity.
  • CASH - If you bring cash place it in an envelope marked with your name and team. Drop in office, drop box in foyer, or collection envelope on box in foyer.

Please turn all money into the office or the mailbox outside. A running total will be kept for the pounds of food/donations per team and will be displayed in the foyer of the club. The team that donates the most food/funds will have “bragging rights,” plus win a sweet treat at the end of one of their practices (we will be following COVID-19 protocols as far as individual packaging and will bring it to you when it is safe to do so). 
  

The deadline for all donations is Sunday, December 13, 2020.

From the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina their most needed items include:

  • Canned Fruits, Vegetables, Meat, and Soup (Pop-top cans and low sodium is a plus!)
  • Whole Grain Pasta, Brown Rice, Dried Beans, and Cereal
  • Peanut Butter, and other kinds of nut butters
  • For Infants: Pedialyte, Infant Cereal, Powdered Formula, Diapers, and Wipes
  • For Kids: Fruit Cups, Juice Boxes, Granola Bars, Crackers, Popcorn and Sugar-Free Pudding Cups
  • Non-Food Essentials: Hygiene Items, Household Items, and Paper Products

Due to food safety regulations and safety protocols, please do not donate food items that are unsealed, loose items without ingredients listed, glass containers, or loose glass or plastic jars of baby food. These items must be discarded.

Good luck to you and your team and THANK YOU!
Caleigh Millikin, Triangle 16 Silver