Friday July 21, 2023

8.17.23 With our Girls' 15-18s teams formed we are in full planning mode for our Boys' and Girls' 11-14s tryouts. Stay tuned for Coaching Assignments and Program Guides which will be by September 1st. Tryout registration is open. Please visit our 2024 TRYOUTS page for details and links to Pre-Tryout Gym Sessions and Tryout Registration.

Triangle was just ranked 19th in the nation on the US CLUB RANKINGS presented by Triple Crown Sports. Triangle is the top ranked club in both North and South Carolina and is the third ranked club in the southeast behind A5 (3rd) and OTVA (4th). Triangle is the only North Carolina club program in the Top 50.

7.21.23 | Team coaching assignments for Girls' 15-18s were released in advance of Triangle's Pre-Tryout Open Gyms. The thirty-two (32) coaches named are dedicated to the athlete development of twelve (12) teams in the 15U-18U age levels. Among this staff are:

  • 14 coaches who have led a team(s) to one or more USAV Girls' Junior National qualifications
  • 10 coaches who have led a team(s) to one or more USAV Girls' Junior National OPEN qualifications
  • 19 former collegiate volleyball players
  • 4 current or former college coaches
  • 32 individuals dedicated to our mission 'to educate the whole person through excellence in the sport of volleyball"

The positional expertise in this co-hort of coaches is extensive and Triangle's position-based training, that occurs at weekday practices, will leverage the collective talents of this coaching staff for the benefit of all Triangle national team athletes.

Additionally, the use of technology such as HUDL Assist, has become instrumental in advancing both player development and team success. Tammi Fries, Triangle's Director of Recruiting, will assume the Technical Coordinator role at Triangle to oversee the effective implementation of leading technology to benefit Triangle athletes and promote team success. This next level training element seeks to further the college prepatory nature of Triangle's nationally renown training program.

For more intormation on Triangle team tryouts click HERE.

Thursday July 20, 2023

July 19, 2023 | Earlier today the Carolina Region announced the induction of the 2022 Triangle 16 Black team into the North Carolina Volleyball Hall of Fame's Court of Honor. Teams that have achieved regional or national recognition for significant results are considered for inclusion in the Court of Honor each year. In 2022, Triangle 16 Black's significant achievement was going undefeated in Atlanta to win the 16 Open Championship at The Big South National Qualifier. They are the third junior girls' team to be honored by the Carolina Region and they join Triangle 18 Kaepa (2006) who was the first team in North Carolina junior volleyball history to qualify Open by also winning Big South.

THE CHAMPIONSHIP RUN...On Sunday, April 17, 2022, with an overall record of 10-0 (20-2 in sets), Triangle 16 Black was crowned the champion of the deeply talented 16 Open division at The Big South National Qualifier. 16 Black began the event as the overall four seed after finishing tied for 5th and earning a qualifying bid to USAV Junior Nationals at the Sunshine Volleyball Classic Qualifier two weeks prior.

After the first two rounds of pool play at Big South, 16 Black remained undefeated (6-0) and had not dropped a single set. On Saturday night the team began the Gold pool facing off against Top Select 16 Elite Blue (FL) who had previously defeated 16 Black at Sunshine. Triangle, looking for a different outcome, battled to capture the first set 26-24 and then proceeded to clinch the win in set two (25-22).

On Easter Sunday Triangle entered their second Gold pool match against OT 16 J Will (FL) who they had defeated at Sunshine two weeks prior. Triangle dropped their first set of the match, but regrouped and went on to win in three (24-26, 25-19, 15-3). Their final Gold pool match was against the #3 nationally ranked A5 (GA). Triangle had faced and fallen short versus A5 in Gold pool play at Sunshine, but was seeking a different outcome. The match was hard fought and would take three sets but Triangle 16 Black triumphed 2-1 (20-25, 25-23, 15-7). The first place finish in their Gold pool set up the championship match vs. Wave (CA). In the championship final Triangle established early control of the match and went on to defeat Wave in straight sets (25-14, 25-20).


WATCH THE FULL CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH (with replays) vs. WAVE 16 Brennan (CA)


The Big South National Qualifier is the largest indoor girls junior volleyball tournament held over a single weekend in North America. Established in 1988 in Tampa, Florida, and previously known as the Tampa Bay National Qualifier, The Big South moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 2005. Since then, BSQ has called Atlanta home and has been one of the most competitive junior girls' events in the nation. In 2022, Big South had 174 courts in the Georgia World Congress Center and had over 1300 junior girls' teams aged 11-17s.

The members of Triangle 16 Black are:

Name........................................ City........................ High School

Emily Bobbitt............................. Clayton.................. Corinth Holders HS/Iowa State University

Avery Booker............................. Holly Springs........  Middle Creek HS/George Mason University

Kiarrah (Kiki) Horne................... Raleigh.................. Millbrook HS/UCLA

Ashlyn Philpot............................ Winterville............. D.H. Conley/University of Illinois

Avery Scoggins.......................... New Bern.............. New Bern HS/University of Arizona

Coley Shiflet............................... Randleman..........  Southwestern Randolph HS/University of Houston

Lilly Slaymaker........................... Raleigh..................Wakefield HS

Laynie Smith.............................. Durham................. East Chapel Hill HS/University of Illinois

Sophia Grace [SG] Stevens....... Wake Forest......... Millbrook HS

Asia Thigpen.............................. Pittsboro................Northwood HS/University of Kentucky

Coaching Staff:

Head Coach, Mike Frank

Assistant Coaches: Katherine Koslowsky and Alissa McGuire

Saturday July 1, 2023









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7.01.2023 | Registration is open for pre-tryout open gyms and tryouts. Coaching assignments and team costs and schedules will be available later in July and as information becomes available. <DETAILS>

6.29.2023 | With nationals concluding in early July, the tryout chatter is in full swing. Most have recognized that there are area clubs with overlapping tryouts in the Girls' 15s-18s age groups. Before discussing what options exist for athletes wanting to explore multiple clubs, we'd like to review a few things as there are many mis-truths out there.

Below is a screen shot from NCVBA's website where they state a tryout schedule posting date of April 1st. The time stamp on Triangle's website for posting our tryout schedule, the google calendar updates, and tryout information webpage is March 30th and was done prior to our teams departing for Big South. Other items to be clarified...
  1. When we posted our information, NO other area club had posted any specific tryout times. All that was visible on NCVBA's google calendar were the chosen weekend of tryouts.
  2. The tryout schedule posted by Triangle is a match with the tryout schedule used by Triangle last year. The tryout schedule posted by NCVBA was altered from the schedule NCVBA used last year to align with Triangle's from last season. It can only be assumed that NCVBA's tryout schedule overlap with Triangle was,
    1. an intentional choice by NCVBA, or
    2. an oversight by NCVBA.
  3. It's equally unclear why NCVBA would imply that coordinating with Charlotte area clubs is to the benefit of triangle-area athletes.
In the end, it's clear NCVBA has no intent to make an adjustment to their tryout schedule. So we want to do what is BEST for the athletes as we have always worked to put athletes first. With that in mind, we have had much discussion about how to help de-stress, to whatever extent possible, the very stressful tryout process. We know we did not create the tryout conflict situation, but are willing to explore options to help alleviate the overlap for the benefit of the athletes in advance of the opening of our pre-tryout gym session and tryout registrations (coming July 1).
To that end we are altering our tryout schedule in limited fashion. It's not ideal but workable. We do this knowing that it will, in turn, create opportunities for athletes currently playing with Triangle to try out for other clubs as well. We are confident in our history of success, our superior training, our unmatched recruiting success, our national reputation and our commitment to the athlete that we will form the most competitive teams in 2024 as we did in 2023. You can find the schedule and other tryout information on our website and it is also viewable on our google calendar.
Friday June 30, 2023

06.30.2023 | Triangle will host its first-ever Boys' Collegiate High Performance Camp led by NCAA college coaches Ryan Booher (King University), J.T. Deppe (Barton College) and Peter Stewart (Belmont Abbey). The camp will be held at Triangle's Wake Competition Center facility on Friday, July 28, 9am - 4pm (lunch is from 12noon-1pm). The cost is $100 per athlete and includes a special camp tee shirt. Athletes must provide their own lunch.

Coach Ryan Booher is the Head Coach of the King University Tornadoes who were among the seven teams selected to appear in the National Collegiate Men's Volleyball Championships this spring. The Tornadoes ended their season ranked 15th nationally by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA).

Coach J.T. Deppe was a standout player for the Tornadoes, graduating in 2021. He is currently serving as the Head Coach at Barton College.

Peter Stewart played at Belmont Abbey, Florida State, and Tusculum (grad year) and is currently the Assistant Coach at Belmont Abbey.

To register for the camp click HERE.


Saturday May 20, 2023

Outstanding performances in USAV National Qualifying events resulted in Triangle securing six (6) bids to USAV Girls' Junior National Championship. Triangle teams earning bids and the bid level (Open > USA > Liberty > American) include:

  • 18 Black - 18 OPEN
  • 18 Blue - 18 USA
  • 17 Black - 17 OPEN
  • 17 Blue - USA
  • 16 Black - 16 OPEN
  • 15 Black - 15 OPEN

Both 18 Black and 18 Blue competed in the USAV 18s Girls' Junior Nationals in Columbus, Ohio on April 21-23. In a stellar run, Triangle 18 Black earned an overall 13th place finish in a packed field made up of 36 of the nation's best teams. The 15-17s age levels will compete in their USAV Junior National Championship in Chicago later this summer.

The Open division is the most competitive and prestigious division of USA Volleyball and Triangle leads North Carolina having earned 27 of the total 40 Open bids ever awarded to North Carolina teams.

Tuesday April 25, 2023

April 1, 2023 | Triangle Summer Camps have officially opened for registration. Triangle is the premier destination to “Change Your Game” this summer. From the beginner to the advanced level player, Triangle offers exceptional training rooted in the same championship techniques that makes Triangle the top club in the Carolina’s and among the top 50 in the country (US Club Rankings). 

From foundational All Skills to middle/high school prep to the Xtreme>SP>AP* progression and Powercore 360*, Triangle’s training best prepares athletes to compete at the next level. 

About 80% of our products are loaded and open for registration including our most popular. Coming May 1st will be additional PowerCore 360 opportunities, Select and Advanced Placement (both invite only) positional training, and our unique Collegiate College Camps where college coaches from across the country teach and train our athletes using their vast experience.

Our camps have minimum enrollment and we our final check on enrollment is done 3-5 days in advance of the camp. REGISTER EARLY as we have limited spots in our camps and many will fill early.

We look forward to seeing you at Triangle this summer!!!


Thursday April 20, 2023

At the final qualifier of Triangle's competitive season, Triangle 16 Black and 17 Blue, secured the highly sought after bids to USAV Girls' Junior National Championships in Chicago this summer.

Triangle 16 Black competed in the 16 Open division which is the most competitive division in junior club volleyball. In day one pool play, 16 Black defeated Michio Chicago 16 National to remain in the top half of the draw. On day two, wins over Michigan Elite and Rockwood Thunder guaranteed 16 Black Gold pool placement and the coveted Open bid to USAV nationals. In Gold pool play on day three, 16 Black defeated previously Open-qualified Wave 16-Kevin to finish overall tied for 5th.

Triangle 17 Blue competed in the 17 USA division. With a second place pool finish on day one they remained in the top half. After a tough day two pool, they competed in a challenge match where they defeated Southwest 17 Dan. Day three placed 17 Blue in a sixteen team Gold bracket and a face-off against day two spoiler Michio Chicago 17 National. 17 Blue advanced with a three-set win to play Jax Skyline 17 Royal in what turned out to be a three-set thriller (25-19, 23-25, 15-13). Next up was Pittsburgh Elite whom 17 Blue defeated in straight sets. 17 Blue was defeated in the 17 USA division championship taking second place overall and earning a 17 USA bid to Junior Nationals.

It was a strong qualifier season for Triangle earning bids in the following USAV Girls' divisions:

  • 18 OPEN - Triangle 18 Black
  • 17 OPEN - Triangle 17 Black
  • 16 OPEN - Triangle 16 Black
  • 18 USA - Triangle 18 Blue
  • 17 USA - Triangle 17 Blue
  • 15 NATIONAL - Triangle 15 Black*

*Bid earned via points by the Carolina Region (awaiting USAV At-Large Open review)