Posted On: 12/27/20 1:18 PM

We covered a handful of teams in the 16u division to know in 2021 across the HOA and Gateway Region. Many consider the 15’s season the first significant year in the recruitment cycle for volleyball players. However, with the rule changes almost two years ago, this slowed down the process as coaches could no longer "recruit" these athletes. As evidenced by the Triple Crown NIT in Kansas City last year, the coaches were still keeping a pulse and building their 2023 databases. Then after the Triple Crown, it came to a crashing halt with the arrival of Covid-19. There are many teams across the state/state line looking to showcase their talent this season. As prefaced in our 17 and 18 previews, we use this opportunity to highlight teams in both the Gateway and Heart of America regions, even though you may see some teams based in Illinois and Kansas. There are a handful of teams in Kansas that have Missouri players...and teams in Missouri that have Illinois players. This is just some of the teams. As we always say, these teams we have a little more insight on. If coaches would like their teams previewed send to

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