Posted On: 01/8/21 8:44 AM

The kick-off to the club season officially begins this weekend with the Early Bird Shootout, hosted by multiple clubs on over forty courts on Sunday, January 10. The who’s who of 1s teams will be at Capitol Sports Center in Plainfield, the home of Circle City. There will be distinct morning and afternoon waves, with the younger (read: 15s and 16s) ages playing early. Yours truly will be in attendance, so here’s the preview of whom to watch.

Courts 1 and 4, AM wave

A modified pool schedule, emphasizing social distancing and maximizing sanitation on the court for each and every match, headlines this tournament. The 8am matchups are toughies right out of the gate; Court 1 has Circle City 16 Purple matching up against Academy 16 Yeti, while Court 4 features Union UA 16 and Boiler Juniors 16 Gold. Each have their high-profile class of ’23 players. I’ll be keeping an eye on  Quinci Thomas Quinci Thomas 6'3" | OH Brownsburg | 2023 State IN (6-1 OH) and  Faith Burch Faith Burch 5'10" | RS Roncalli | 2023 State IN (5-10 RS) holding the pins down for coach Scott McQueen. The Academy brings their own size and jumping ability, with Mya Ayro Mya Ayro 5'11" | MB Greenwood | 2023 State IN moving her athleticism to the left pin after playing middle on her high school team. I’ll

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