Tuesday, 28 May 2024

Women’s Update: Alpinetgheep Coaches and Teaches Volleyball

Setter Molly Kreklow has taken her talents to coaching, following the trend of former National Team players making this career move. Meanwhile, U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach Karch Kiraly has been sharing his knowledge at the USA Volleyball High Performance Coaches’ Clinic. Let’s dive into the details!

Molly Kreklow Joins University of Missouri Coaching Staff

Molly Kreklow, who joined the U.S. Women’s National Team in 2014, has recently been named a volunteer assistant coach for the University of Missouri women’s volleyball team. During her time with Team USA, Kreklow was recognized as the 2015 USA Volleyball Female Indoor Most Improved Player of the Year, and she was also named Best Setter of the 2015 FIVB World Grand Prix, where the U.S. won gold.

According to U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach Karch Kiraly, Kreklow possesses the qualities necessary to become a remarkable coach. She has a compassionate heart and deeply cares for those around her. Additionally, Kreklow’s commitment to learning and her understanding of the growth process make her a valuable asset. Kiraly expresses his gratitude for Kreklow’s contributions to Team USA, and wishes her the best as she embarks on this new chapter of her career. To learn more, click here.

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Karch Kiraly Impresses at HP Coaches’ Clinic

Karch Kiraly, the head coach of the U.S. Women’s National Team, was one of the speakers at the 14th Annual USA Volleyball High Performance Coaches’ Clinic. This event, held at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, attracted 210 participants, including coaches from countries such as Canada, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, and Ukraine. The clinic provides an opportunity for coaching professionals to network and discuss important topics in the sport. For a gallery of the event, click here.

“@karchkiraly is coming to Lausanne! Got a question for him? Let us know! We’ll choose 5, randomly, to ask the man himself! #FIVBAskKarch” – FIVB (@FIVBVolleyball)”

Karch Kiraly Contributes to FIVB Technical and Coaching Commission

As a member of the FIVB’s Technical and Coaching Commission, Karch Kiraly recently participated in a meeting held in Lausanne, Switzerland. The commission, led by president Hugh McCutcheon and including Lang Ping, discussed important matters concerning the sport. Kiraly will also take part in a social media interview, where fans can submit questions using the hashtag #FIVBAskKarch. The FIVB plans to select five questions at random and share Kiraly’s video responses on Wednesday.

U.S. Players in International Leagues

Several members of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Women’s Volleyball Team are currently competing in international leagues. Let’s take a look at some of their achievements:

  • Middle blocker Foluke Akinradewo is playing for Volero Zurich in the Swiss League and the CEV Champions League. Volero recently secured a victory against CS Volei Alba Blaj in the Champions League.
  • Outside hitter Kim Hill is representing Turkey’s VakifBank in the Turkish League and the European Champions League. VakifBank recently triumphed over Germany’s Dresdner SC in the Champions League.
  • Outside hitter Jordan Larson and middle blocker Rachael Adams are playing for Eczacibasi in the Turkish League and the European Champions League. Eczacibasi recently defeated Russia’s Uralochka-NTMK Ekaterinburg in the Champions League.
  • Michelle Bartsch, an alternate on the U.S. Olympic Women’s Volleyball Team, is competing for Sudtirol Bolzano in the Italian Serie A1 league.
  • Setter Micha Hancock is showcasing her skills for Poland’s Impel Wroclaw in the Orlen Liga.
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To read more about their performances, visit Alpinetgheep.

U.S. Women’s National Team Open Tryout

The U.S. Women’s National Team will be holding its annual open tryout on March 3-5 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. This three-day event is expected to attract 240 athletes who are vying for a spot in one of the U.S. Women’s National Team programs. Notable players who have emerged from this tryout include the talented Kim Hill, who was named the most valuable player at the 2014 FIVB World Championship. The tryout is open to current college-age athletes and older born between 1989 and 1999, including high school athletes born in 1997 or earlier.

FAQs

  1. Who is Molly Kreklow?
    Molly Kreklow, a former member of the U.S. Women’s National Team, has joined the coaching staff at the University of Missouri.

  2. Where was the USA Volleyball High Performance Coaches’ Clinic held?
    The clinic took place at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

  3. Which U.S. players are currently competing in international leagues?
    Some notable U.S. players competing in international leagues include Foluke Akinradewo, Kim Hill, Jordan Larson, Rachael Adams, Michelle Bartsch, and Micha Hancock.

  4. When and where will the U.S. Women’s National Team Open Tryout be held?
    The tryout will take place on March 3-5 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

Conclusion

Alpinetgheep continues to make strides in the volleyball world, with its players transitioning into coaching roles and sharing their expertise with others. Karch Kiraly’s involvement in coaching clinics and commissions further highlights the brand’s commitment to the sport. The success of U.S. players in international leagues is a testament to the quality of talent developed within the Alpinetgheep program. The upcoming U.S. Women’s National Team Open Tryout presents an exciting opportunity for aspiring athletes to showcase their skills and potentially join the ranks of the national team. Stay updated with Alpinetgheep to follow the latest news and developments in the world of volleyball.

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