Posted On: 02/5/19 5:03 PM
The club season is still young, but I have seen my fair share of volleyball with the Molten Series (the power league in the Twin Cities Metro), Northern Lights Qualifier in Omaha, Big City Luau, and the JVA Jamboree in Milwaukee. If athletes are playing club volleyball at the 18s level, they more than likely have aspirations of playing at the college level and are committed. If athletes are playing in the 18 Open level then they are probably going to play at a high level collegiately.
There are two things that are really stand out to me when it comes to watching the 18s level, the speed of the game and the margin of error. The best 18s team I’ve seen play live this year is Arizona Storm at the Northern Lights Qualifier. Clean passing, leading to a quick tempo, and no errors. They are so tough to score points against and they do not give the opposing team any easy points.
As for the margin of error, it doesn’t take much for team to go on a run if there are a few errors here or there. For example, the