Prior to the start of the Middle and High School seasons, New Mexico Juniors will be offering a 4-session Jump Strength, Agility, and Volleyball-Specific Jump Movement clinic hosted by Coach Ian Cunning. This clinic will provide methods for improving court agility, balance, and vertical leap and create good habits for attack and block jumping. Each one-hour session will begin with agility and jump strength training, and finish with volleyball-specific movement instruction that is needed for players to attack and block effectively at any level.

Cost:
$60/4 sessions
$20/Individual Session

Location:New Mexico Juniors Facility
4382 Alexander Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107

Dates: Thursday, July 24th @ 7:00pm-8:00pm
Saturday, July 26th @ 7:00pm-8:00pm
Tuesday, July 29th @ 7:00pm-8:00pm
Thursday, July 31st @ 7:00pm-8:00pm

If you have any questions, or to reserve your space please contact Coach Ian Cunning: ianzcunning@gmail.com

June Newsletter

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In this issue – June Newsletter

  • Congratulations
  • Beach Program
  • Chile-Tots
  • Setter Clinics
  • Pre-Tryout Camp
  • Private Instruction

Congratulations

The entire New Mexico Juniors organization would like to congratulate the following people on many amazing achievements this season.

18 Black -Regional Champions and earned a bid to USA Volleyball Girls Junior National Championships, 5th place finish at Phoenix MLK Classic,
17 Black- 4th place finish at the Lonestar National Qualifier
13 Black- 9th Place Finish at Colorado Crossroads National Qualifier
12 Black -Age group Champions at Digging in Durango

We wish our graduating class best wishes and good luck as they continue on their future endeavors, especially our seniors that are moving on to play volleyball in college. For the 2nd year in a row all of the seniors on 18 black will be moving on and playing volleyball in college.

Victoria Spragg: University of New Mexico
Amanda Dietz: Wayland Baptist University  (Texas)
Mariah Michaels: Trinidad State
Aimee Molina: Northwest College (Wyoming)
Chloe Crappel: University of New Mexico (Beach)
Katie Inman: Wayland Baptist University  (Texas)
Alex Corcoran: Chapman University (California)
Sami Reynolds: University of New Mexico (Beach)

Congratulations to Abby Stomp (18 Black) and Olivia Detry (13 Black) on being selected for National High Performance Team and to Elena Garcia, Brie Mortenson (13 Black),  Anna Detry Kelsey Bell (16 Black) on making the Sun Country Regional High Performance Team. Best of luck as you represent the New Mexico Juniors!


Beach Program

Beach Volleyball is an excellent way to improve your volleyball skills and intellect. With only two players per team, the number of contacts is exponentially higher per person and therefore learning is exponentially faster. College sand volleyball is an emerging sport for women in the NCAA http://www.collegesand.org/-faq.  College playing opportunities are becoming available for outdoor players and every year more teams are adding sand volleyball to their programs.Sand Season: April – July 2014

Practice Times: Tuesday 6:15-8:00pm and Sunday 2-4pm*
Location: Stoneface Courts – 5950 Holly Ave. NE and regional city parks
Cost: $375
Click to register for our beach program here

General Information: Cost includes 80hrs of instruction and training and covers coaches and court fees. Fundrasing opportunities are available. If you would like more information or have any additional questions please contact Geoff Lawson via email at nmjrsdirector@gmail.com

If you would like more information about USA Volleyball’s Junior Beach Tour please click here: USA Volleyball Junior Beach Tour


Chile-Tots

New Mexico Juniors in collaboration with other Albuquerque area volleyball clubs will be starting a developmental league for players’ ages 8-12 that do not participate in the traditional club season. The program will consist of one practice per week with Master Coaches and with UNM Lobo volleyball players. The program is designed to be an introductory step into organized volleyball for players who are new to the sport or may not have time to commit to the traditional club season. Participants will play in bi weekly tournaments in a fast and fun mini volley style of play. Players will be grouped into teams of 3 or 4 and play other club programs’ teams. Because there are fewer players on the court at one time each player will get more action and therefore learn faster.

Chile Tots Developmental League General Information:
Ages: 8-12 years of age
Practices: Wednesdays 5:30-7pm (all sessions)

Specific Session Information:
June Summer Session I
Cost: $49
Play Days: June 14th and June 28th
Times: 1-3pm

July Summer Session II
Cost: $49
Play Days: July 12th and July 26th
Times: 1-3pm

August and September Fall Session I
Cost: $99
August Play Days: August 9th and August 23rd
Times: 1-3pm
September Play Days: September 6th and September 20th
Times: 1-3pm

To Register please click here


Setter Clinics

Advanced Setter’s clinics are going to be fast paced intensive clinics run by Lisa Beauchene, Assistant Volleyball Coach for the University of New Mexico. We will also have additional advanced setter coaches, and former college players. The clinics will emphasize the advanced techniques of high level club and/or high school varsity level setters.

Pre-Registration is mandatory
Session I- June 11th 7-9pm
Session II- June 25th 7-9pm
Session III- July 30th 7-9pm

To Register please click here


High School Pre-Tryout Camp

Our High School Pre-Tryout Camps is a two day intensive training camp designed to touch up on skills and mentally prepare athletes for the upcoming high school tryout season. 6 hours of intensive training by master coaches. All skills and positions will be covered.

August 5th 11am-2pm
August 7th 11am-2pm

To Register please click here


Private Skill Instruction

New Mexico Juniors will be offering private skill instruction throughout the summer. If you need to touch up on your skills and be ready for school season and next club season we have the coaches for you to work with.

The following NM Juniors coaches are offering lessons:

Geoff Lawson – vbset1@gmail.com 505-688-6171
Brad Lawson  - vip.lawson@yahoo.com 936-714-2485
David DesMaisons – mailto:pipposse@aol.com
Ian Cunning - mailto:ianzcunning@gmail.com 619.992.8398
Jordan Russell- mailto:jrusse01@unm.edu 505-340-1958
Kelsey Anderson – mailto:kelsey856@hotmail.com 505-350-0922

Please contact the coaches above directly to set-up a time/day for a lesson.

If you are not sure which coach to email, please contact Geoff Lawson for a recommendation.

Lessons are $60/per hour and $10 for each additional player up to 4 players:
1 player for 1 hour = $60
2 players for 1 hour= $70
3 Players for 1 hour= $80
4 players for 1 hour= $90

Beach Volleyball is an excellent way to improve your volleyball skills and intellect. With only two players per team, the number of contacts is exponentially higher per person and therefore learning is exponentially faster. College sand volleyball is an emerging sport for women in the NCAA http://www.collegesand.org/-faq.  College playing opportunities are becoming available for outdoor players and every year more teams are adding sand volleyball to their programs.

Sand Season: April – July 2014
Practice Times: Tuesday 6:15-8:00pm and Sunday 2-4pm*
Location: Stoneface Courts – 5950 Holly Ave. NE and regional city parks
Cost: $375

Click to register for our beach program here

General Information: Cost includes 80hrs of instruction and training and covers coaches and court fees. Fundrasing opportunities are available. If you would like more information or have any additional questions please contact Geoff Lawson via email at nmjrsdirector@gmail.com

If you would like more information about USA Volleyball’s Junior Beach Tour please click here: USA Volleyball Junior Beach Tour

Tournament Play

We encourage players interested, to play in as many of the USA Volleyball Junior tour competitions that they are able to play. You can bring a partner if you already have one, or If need helping finding a partner we can assist you with that as well.

New Mexico Juniors Sanctioned Play Dates and tournaments:

June 1 (Route 66 Grass Tournament $10/ player for Juniors)
June 14th 15th Vail King of the Mountain
June 22 Sand Tournament Stone Face Courts (No Charge)
July 6 Grass Location TBA (No Charge)
July 27 Sand Stone Face Courts (No Charge)

New Mexico Juniors in collaboration with other Albuquerque area volleyball clubs will be starting a developmental league for players’ ages 8-12 that do not participate in the traditional club season. The program will consist of one practice per week with Master Coaches and with UNM Lobo volleyball players. The program is designed to be an introductory step into organized volleyball for players who are new to the sport or may not have time to commit to the traditional club season. Participants will play in bi weekly tournaments in a fast and fun mini volley style of play. Players will be grouped into teams of 3 or 4 and play other club programs’ teams. Because there are fewer players on the court at one time each player will get more action and therefore learn faster.

Chile Tots Developmental League General Information:
Ages: 8-12 years of age
Practices: Wednesdays 5:30-7pm (all sessions)

Specific Session Information:
June Summer Session I
Cost: $49
Play Days: June 14th and June 28th
Times: 1-3pm

July Summer Session II
Cost: $49
Play Days: July 12th and July 26th
Times: 1-3pm

August and September Fall Session I
Cost: $99
August Play Days: August 9th and August 23rd
Times: 1-3pm
September Play Days: September 6th and September 20th
Times: 1-3pm

To Register please click here

Overtraining

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Overtraining

New Mexico Juniors is dedicated to giving their athletes the best opportunity to learn and improve at the game of volleyball, but not at the expense of player’s physical and mental well-being. NM Jrs. uses focused and developed training methods that give players a high number of repetitions in a given time frame. It is the opinion of New Mexico Jrs. that players need not train 5 or 6 days per week if the training they receive is focused and efficient. Excessive training can damage the minds and bodies of developing athletes, and this can lead to burn out and most often overuse injuries. Overuse injuries can also be a product of players only focusing on one sport or more specifically one position in that one sport which can lead to injuries from repetitive movements of the same joints and muscle groups. We encourage young players to try every position and also play other sports to become a better and more well rounded athlete. I am including links to several articles that cover the topic of overtraining as it relates to volleyball.

Quick Video:http://www.msgvarsity.com/dr-schaeffer-recognize-the-signs-of-overtraining-1.29061

Articles:

http://youthsportsblog.childrenscolorado.org/injury-prevention/overtraining-burnout-unhealthy-young-athletes/

http://beta.active.com/soccer/soccer-articles/the-dangers-of-overtraining-youth-876660

http://www.strength-and-power-for-volleyball.com/Volleyball_Training_Journal-newsletter-ezine-iss053.html

For those of you who really like scientific papers:

http://www.scsepf.org/doc/pdf/no2/Paper_6.pdf

http://volleyballbc.ca/files/Overtraining%20and%20Recovery.pdf

http://ddd.uab.cat/pub/revpsidep/19885636v17n1p25.pdf