We are very proud of the accomplishments of the following athletes who took their talent and love of the game to the collegiate level! They truly are responsible young women who serve as an indicator of our success. We are fortunate that many of them remain active in our organization by working at our camps or as a club coach.
Emma Salker - Missouri Western University (St. Joseph, MO)
Jewel Bergstrom - Northwestern College (Orange City, IA)
Alex Radcliffe - College of Saint Mary (Omaha, NE)
The time that I played for MVP is one of my highlights of my volleyball career. MVP not only taught the physical attributes of volleyball but it also taught me how to be mentally tough inside and outside the court. I was able to be in a competitive environment around people who wanted the same high level competition. I have built some strong relationships with my teammates, coaches, parents, and people from club teams from across the Great Plains region. MVP not only helped me gain the opportunity to be able to play at the collegiate level but it helped me grow into the person I am. To give back to the club, I am able to coach these young athletes. I only hope to share my love and knowledge for the game while teaching them life skills as well. The athletes are incredibly lucky to be surrounded around a club that cares about their athletic and personal careers. Wins and losses, laughter and tears, and long road trips and weekends full of ball will become some of the greatest memories from playing MVP volleyball.
MVP has not only taught me how to become a better volleyball player during my club years, but it has also taught me how to share those experiences with others. I started playing for MVP when I was sixteen-years-old and finished my senior year facing the top volleyball teams in the nation. I gained so many different skills and gained friendships that I will never forget. MVP did everything they could to get me the best volleyball experience that a high schooler could ask for. They prepared me for collegiate volleyball and helped me get recruiters to notice me as well. Now, as a coach for MVP, I get to share my experience and skills that I have learned from MVP when I was their age. This is a great organization for any volleyball player that would love to play travel club because not only do you gain knowledge for the game, but you get to meet new friends and can share your knowledge of volleyball in the future to others.
My time spent with MVP was some of the best years of my life! I am so thankful that I played for a club that always made me feel welcome in the gym and pushed me to be the best version of myself. I got the opportunity to work with knowledgeable coaches, hard working girls, and phenomenal equipment. MVP exposed me to a much faster paced game; a pace that high school volleyball did not offer. After my time with MVP, I felt prepared to pursue my volleyball career at the collegiate level. My advice for young players is to always work hard on and off the court because it always pays off in some way, and you'll never regret giving something everything you've got.
I played for MVP since I was in the 7th grade and it was the best time of my life. Not only did I make many new friends, I gained the strength of being a better volleyball player. Every coach at MVP is a benefactor to you, and everyone of them showed me the ways to take me where I am today. I am a sophomore at Adams State University and with the help of MVP it made transitioning to collegiate play easier. The level that one plays in MVP is a few steps down from the college level, but that knowledge and experience is huge. I remember my first year, I knew that if I wanted to play, I would have to work my tail off and show the coaches everything I am. That's exactly what you should do with MVP. I loved playing for MVP. Every practice is different and you learn what your strengths and weaknesses are. The coaches take your weaknesses and turn them into strengths. I would definitely recommend MVP as the club program to go to, because at the end of the year not only do you come out a stronger player, with more knowledge, you walk out with a family, and determination to be better.
Playing for MVP not only developed my volleyball skills, but it really molded me into the person I am today. I formed deep bonds and lasting relationships with people who continue to impact my life today. I was coached by passionate coaches who wanted the best for me and pushed me to compete at a level I never thought possible. I attribute many of my successes and accomplishments thus far to the experiences and opportunities I had with MVP. I found a love for a sport that I want to continue with in some capacity for the rest of my life. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to play club volleyball for six years and I truly loved every minute of it. My advice to younger/current players is to never take a moment for granted because it is over before you know it!
My experience playing for MVP was awesome! It provided the perfect opportunity to get better and have fun playing with other girls who loved the game as much as I did. The coaching staff was very knowledgable and pushed us to be the best we could be every day. The girls worked hard and really enjoyed competing together. We were all multi-sport athletes, and the coaches did a great job of working with us so we could be successful in all of our activities. By the end of our season, the coaches, players, and families really became one big family. Overall, I am so thankful for my time with MVP. I was exposed to a whole new level of volleyball that challenged me and prepared me for the rest of my athletic career. The relationships I formed and skills I learned go way beyond the volleyball court!
The years I spent with MVP were irreplaceable. I developed not only my volleyball skills, but I developed relationships that will last a lifetime. Playing club volleyball is a unique experience because you know that you will play with other players who are as serious about volleyball as you are. It’s pretty special to have the opportunity to play with some of the best players in the area and to really form a strong, family-like bond. I still consider the girls that I played with as some of my best friends. I also can’t say enough about the coaching staff. They truly care about each individual player and they invest so much time into the program. From a skill aspect, the coaching staff helps break things down into specific skills that will help make your daughter a better overall player. The sheer extra reps you get from doing MVP is invaluable for your daughter to become a better player! It’s so much fun to be in a competitive environment that pushes you to be the best you can be all while you are having a great time. I didn’t want to spend my Sundays with anyone else. MVP helped me form a strong work ethic that I know will translate past just the volleyball court. I am so thankful for the relationships and experiences I had through my many years with MVP!
I loved my years of playing club volleyball with MVP. Each year we would build not only volleyball skills and play against tough competition, but also build strong and lasting friendships. As a member of MVP, it also helped me build a strong work ethic, both on and off the court! From the many years of playing with MVP, I’m blessed to say we remain a volleyball family! My MVP coaches and players are some of my favorite people! With the extensive training, mentorship and direction from MVP coaches I earned a 4-year college volleyball scholarship at Briar Cliff University. For this I’m truly blessed and forever thankful! I couldn’t have done it without MVP!
Playing volleyball at MVP was a great experience. Not only did it prepare me for playing at the college level, but it also gave me lifelong memories and friendships. I always looked forward to practice because I was surrounded by great people who loved volleyball just as much as I did. Playing MVP is a great opportunity to improve volleyball skills and to get seen by college scouts. The coaches encourage and help build new skill and perfect technique.Besides volleyball, MVP gave me a second family who is always there for support even still today.