BEACH SEASON INFORMATION AND OPEN HOUSE DATE:
We are very excited to get the inaugural Big Sky Volleyball Club beach season started! Some of these beautiful summer days have already had a number of us out playing a little.
To start, we are going to have an Open House/Introductory Meeting on Wednesday April 28th at 6pm at Heritage Christian. This will cover how the season is shaping up and everything about beach volleyball that you all need to know going into the season.
We will have sign-ups for tryouts at this meeting and will be asking for a deposit. This deposit will go towards court rental and coaching fees for the May. We are planning to start skills/practice/tryouts on May 11th and hoping to be playing in our first tournaments in late May or early June. The season will end in early August as high school tryouts are starting.
Please feel free to call or text me if you have any questions.
Thanks! Kandice Gregorak
Big Sky Volleyball Club (Bozeman)
Offers club teams/competition, skills training and other resources. Website link below.
Central Valley Volleyball Club (Belgrade)
Several of the coaching stafffor Big Sky Club also offer private or small group sessions. Contact Kandice Gregorak for a list of coaches that may have the availablity to sessions.
Hi AA Coaches,
Former Belgrade head coach Jade Schmidt here. Sorry in advance for the length of this e-mail. I bolded important information - there is a big recruiting opportunity for your athletes!
Our club program is bringing in Tim Jensen (former Pepperdine assistant, current men's pro-beach coach) to run a week's worth of camps again this year. A bio of Tim is linked at the bottom of this e-mail, along with a bio of the coach he will be bringing in to help - Tim Nollan (current Grand Canyon University head coach).
The camps will be July 26 - 30th at Gallatin High School.
July 26 - 27: Elite Camp ($150)- This is an invitational camp. We are in the process of reaching out to all returning All-State and All-Conference honorees, but we know at this level there are high quality players that sometimes miss out on recognition. Additionally, the post-season awards were especially Senior-heavy this year, so we could really use some input from you on who was not on those lists that is an up-and-coming player for your program. If there is anyone you think should be invited, either from your program or from another, if you could submit an anonymous recommendation using the form linked here, we would really appreciate it. The level of this camp was tremendous last year and we would like to keep that going.
July 28: 1st Annual Montana Showcase ($125) - This is open registration. This will not be a camp - it is a recruiting showcase. We are bringing in college coaches from Montana to observe this one-day recruiting event. We will do some individual skill drills and a lot of 6 on 6 play over the course of 2 sessions. If a player registers for both Elite camp and the Showcase, there is a $25 discount off total cost.
Coaches planning to attend:
Representative from the University of Montana*
Representative from Montana State University*
Maureen Boyle - Carroll College
Jerry Wagner - Montana State University - Northern
Brian Solomon - Montana Tech
Yang Yang - Rocky Mountain College
Katie Lovett - University of Montana - Western
Arunas Duda - University of Providence
(* pending NCAA recruiting rules)
(** I believe both CCs will have coaches there as well, but do not have confirmation yet. I have tried to get ahold of Casey at MSUB a few times and haven't heard any response - if anyone knows her and can pass on this information and to contact me, that would be great!)
Showcase registration form: https://forms.gle/YYiJzTWRRVE511HU6
We would love to have each of you attend this. We will host a meet-and-greet lunch between sessions for you all to mingle and talk with the college coaches and plan to have a coaches clinic ($25) after the afternoon session also.
Coaches clinic registration form: https://forms.gle/57ewR9yQQBj71eXo9
July 29 - 30: Team Camp ($800/team). This will be a combination of drills/skills and tournament play over the course of four sessions. Again, this will be run by Tim Jensen, Tim Nollan, and likely one of Tim Nollan's assistants at GCU.
Team camp registration: https://forms.gle/TGQKoqwyM3FN5HH49
We will limit registration for Elite camp and the Showcase to 75 players and limit Team camp to 12 teams.
Please reach out if you have any questions. I am sending information about the showcase to every high school coach I can get a hold of, so please pass on this information and my e-mail or phone number (406)439-6843 to any coaches you know - or send me contact information for other schools. I tried reaching out to MHSA but received no response from Kipp. Will try calling next week. Congratulations on making it through an exceptionally difficult season and hope you all have a great Thanksgiving!
Mountain One VBC