Posted On: 04/12/19 5:41 PM
In Europe they focus on developing players that are super versatile and refuse to specialize until 14 or 15. As a coach, I love the players that can play any position and embrace it because they simply love to play! That player is one of the best a coach can have in their line-up. The all-around athlete is competitive, gritty, a workhorse, and they know every position. These players are the first to be servant leaders as they will do whatever it takes and play any position to help their team win. Here are some of the top versatile athletes I saw at the JVA World Challenge last weekend.
Amanda Viel – 2021 – Libero – Burlington – Milwaukee Sting 16 Black
Viel is another fun player to watch and it’s easy to see that she is an amazing athlete. She is smart, fast, and reads the ball well to pick up tips or dig the hard line swing. Viel has a strong serve and great anticipation to get to the second ball after a setter dig or pass gone off the mark.
Brooke Mosher –