Howell, Michigan

Updates

July 20, 2017

ELITE TRYOUT SCHEDULE FOR 2018!

 

Tryouts for Top Gun VBC ELITE teams ONLY will be held as follows:

 

14U  and 15U Tryouts will be held Wednesday, July 26 and Thursday, July 27, 2017:  5:30 – 7:30pm

16U/17U/18U Tryouts will be held Wednesday, July 26 and Thursday, July 27, 2017:  7:30 – 9:30pm

 

Registration and check in will begin ½ hour prior to the actual tryout time.

Click here for the Top Gun ELITE Team Tryout Form 17.

Tryouts will be held at the Howell Freshman Campus, 1400 W. Grand River, Howell  48843.

Cost is $25.00.

 

All athletes are encouraged to attend both days of tryouts. If an athlete attends only one day of tryouts, she will be evaluated on that tryout alone.

 

What age should my daughter tryout for?  Should I just use her age?

Current age DOES NOT always coincide with USA age divisions.  The Top Gun Volleyball program and the AAU organization abide by the age definitions created by USA Volleyball.  The USA Volleyball Junior Player Age Definitions for the 2017 season are as follows:

18U – Athletes born on or after September 1, 1999

17U – Athletes born on or after September 1, 2000

16U – Athletes born on or after September 1, 2001

15U – Athletes born on or after September 1, 2002

14U – Athletes born on or after September 1, 2003

 

 

Summer Camp Information is Finally Here!June 11, 2017

 

All information is posted below! Take a look at the exciting opportunities we have planned for summer and join us!!

 

Click here for 2017 Top Gun Volleyball Summer Camps Registration

 

All Skills Camp – Perfect for anyone wanting to continue their learning and mastery through additional instruction and repetition of the basic skills as well as for those just starting out. All fundamentals will be covered in a fun, active and upbeat environment. Plenty of repetition as well as some fun competition. Great for all levels!

July 10 – 13, 2017:  All Skills Camp, 5th – 8th grade, 12:30pm – 3:00pm, $100.00*

All Skills Camp will be held at the Howell Freshman Campus, 1400 W. Grand River, Howell  48843

 

Advanced Skills Camp – Take the next step in your game. In addition to fundamental skills, the advanced camp will include offensive and defensive transition, blocking movement, emergency defense, reading the attacker, anticipating the game and jump serving. Advanced skill camp will push you to think more and see more in the game. Be prepared to work hard!!  Best suited for the serious volleyball athlete. Not recommended for the beginner or new player.

July 31 – August 3, 2017:  Advanced Skills Camp, 9th – 12th grade, 9:30am – 12:00n, $100.00*

July 31 – August 3, 2017:  Advanced Skills Camp, 7th – 8th grade, 12:30pm – 3:00pm, $100.00*

Advanced Skills Camp will be held at the Howell Freshman Campus, 1400 W. Grand River, Howell  48843

 

High School Tune Up – Be at your very best  when tryouts begin! These are the perfect opportunities for all athletes to shake the dust of the summer off, fine tune skills just prior to tryouts or to get in some extra reps, learning and competition. Focus will be on preparing athletes for the big day!

August 7, 2017 –  High School Tune Up, 9th – 12th grade, 9:30am – 3:00pm w/ ½ hr break, $50.00

August 8, 2017 –  High School Tune Up, 9th – 12th grade, 9:30am – 3:00pm w/ ½ hr break, $50.00

These are separate one-day sessions with focus on skill repetition and full system wash drills and competition, ½ hr ‘bring your own lunch’ break.

High School Tune Up Camps will be held at the Brighton High School Field House, 7878 Brighton Road, Brighton  48116

 

Last Chance Camp – Be at your very best when tryouts begin, middle school version! An opportunity for middle school athletes to get a jump on the competition, say good bye to summer in the best way possible and prepare for upcoming school tryouts. Last Chance Camp will focus on all skills, what coaches are looking for at tryouts, teamwork, competition, keys to being the best teammate possible and learning to work just a little bit harder!

August 21 – 24, 2017 –  Last Chance Camp, 7th – 8th grade, 9:30am – 12:00n, $100.00*

Last Chance Camp will be held at the Brighton High School Field House, 7878 Brighton Road, Brighton  48116

 

Young Stars Youth Camp = Back for another year with a different name! Our ‘Post-Rio’ camp was so popular that we have brought it back to the schedule with a new name. This is a fun, exciting introduction to the skills and joy of volleyball for the younger athlete. All skills will be covered in this upbeat camp! Warning: be prepared, your athlete will walk away loving the game!!

August 21 – 24, 2017 – Young Stars Youth Camp, 4th – 6th grade, 12:30 – 2:30pm, $75.00*

 

*$20.00 additional late fee for all registrations postmarked less than 14 days prior to actual camp start. 

 

Register early!

 

All camps will be run by Jennifer Dhaenens and Mora Kanim, both former Division 1 athletes and coaches.  They will be assisted by other Top Gun VBC coaches and special guest coaches, including Taylor Galloway, former 4-year starting outside hitter for Michigan State University and Kelsey Kuipers, former standout middle blocker/right side attacker for the Spartans, as well!  Come and learn from the best of the best!

 

Contact Jen at topgunjen@yahoo.com or call (517) 548-0024 with any questions.

 

 

Top Gun Picnic – Save the Date!May 30, 2017

The annual Top Gun Family Picnic will be held Monday, June 5th, 2017 from 6:00-9:00pm (rain date June 6th). Join us in celebrating another fun and successful club season! Bring your family and come ready to eat, play volleyball and other yard games, and hang out with your teammates and coaches.

 

The email sent out to all athletes contains more information on location and what to bring. See you there!

Spring TryoutsMarch 4, 2017

Spring Tryouts are completed, but Top Gun still has a couple of openings at the 13U and 14U level.  If you are interested, please contact Jen at 517-548-0024 or topgunjen@yahoo.com for options!!

Tryouts have concluded.February 24, 2017

Thank you to everyone who attended the Spring Tryouts!  We look forward to finishing the winter season strong and starting the new spring season soon!

Spring TryoutsFebruary 5, 2017

Spring Tryouts are coming up! The schedule is as follows:

 

13U: Wednesday, February 22 and Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 5:30 – 7:30pm

14U: Wednesday, February 22 and Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 5:30 – 7:30pm

15U: Wednesday, February 22 and Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 7:30 – 9:30pm

16U/17U/18U: Wednesday, February 22 and Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 7:30-9:30pm

 

Please visit the Tryouts page for more information on location and what to bring, and visit the Spring Season page for information on the season.

 

 

12U Registration Now OpenNovember 12, 2016

Registration for our 12U Program is now open! It will remain open through December 15, 2016 or until all available spaces are filled. We do expect to reach our maximum, so we recommend that you register early! More information can be found on the 12U Program page.

Tryout InfoOctober 25, 2016

All tryouts will be held at Scranton Middle School, 8415 Maltby Road, Brighton, MI  48116.  Check out the dates and times under Tryouts.  See you there!

New Site!October 11, 2016

Welcome to the NEW and IMPROVED Top Gun Volleyball web site!

 

Much information has been updated for the coming season with more being added every week.  As always, if you have any questions, please contact Jen using the Contact Page or by phone at 517-548-0024.