2019 Top Gun Elite Team tryouts were held in July, 2018.
We have a few remaining openings for the following teams that we will look to fill at the November tryouts:
18 Elite – one middle blocker opening
16 Elite – one opening
15 Elite – one opening
14 Elite – three openings – due to coaching regulations, these positions may not be filled by athletes in the Howell school district.
If you are interested in being evaluated for one of these positions, please make a note on your tryout form.
What is an Elite Team?
Top Gun Elite teams combine the quality programming that Top Gun has always provided with top-notch, advanced training and high level competition, all with practices in the Howell/Brighton area. Practices begin in early December, require a greater commitment with more play dates, higher-level training, tougher competition and a longer schedule than traditional Top Gun teams, culminating with Nationals in mid-June.
We recognize that there are many different offerings available in the club volleyball market and know that you could spend more and travel further, but why? It is NOT our goal to spend all of your money on travel and hotels, nor all your weekends on volleyball tournaments but great opportunities are still available! If you want quality competition and training in an environment built on positive reinforcement and growth, confidence and whole-person development for your daughter, this is for you!
Top Gun volleyball believes that the development of the athletes involved in our program is paramount. You will not receive better teaching, training and development elsewhere! Our top coaches have all competed and/or coached at the collegiate level. As former high-level athletes, they understand the physical training, discipline, and mindset that is needed to help athletes reach their greatest potential.
Tryouts for these teams will be held in late July 2018. While we understand this is early, Top Gun does not support the practice of holding tryouts during the high school volleyball season. Any athletic activity comes with physical risks and tryouts come with an added mental strain, as well. We firmly believe an athlete’s focus, both mental and physical, should be committed to her high school team during the high school season. With many club teams running non-stop tryouts, creating immediate deadlines and pressuring athletes into decisions, along with some being worried about finding positions, we have found it necessary to run this early tryout in the best interest of all involved. All traditional Top Gun teams will have their tryout in November at the conclusion of the school season, as in the past. See the tryout page for all the information.
TOP GUN ELITE TEAM INFORMATION
Sample Schedule: (20 Competition Dates) – Final schedule will be determined once team is formed.
-Power League – (4) Dates in January/February
-President’s Challenge (2) – Lansing – mid-February
-Winter Blast or similar (2) – March
-Two one day AAU tournaments (2) – TBD
-VolleyFest (2) – Grand Rapids – mid-April
-Can-Am Classic or similar (2) – May
-AAU States (2) – Grand Rapids area – beginning of June
-Nationals (4) – Orlando Florida – mid-June
Training begins early December
4-5 hours training per week
Position Training/Strength/Agility – one to two times per month
All necessary uniforms are included; Cost is $2350.00. Installment payments available.
Please contact Jen using the Contact Page or firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have any questions.