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CAJ Post-season Wrap Up Party • Save the Date

The CAJ Post-Season Wrap Up Party is approaching! Please save the date for Wednesday, July 7th to join your team for pizza and sand play. This event is held for red level team's that continued through post-season and did not receive team awards during the CAJ Virtual Award Ceremony. Player's will receive team awards and have a party at the Sand Courts! Don't miss out and save the date!

Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Rally @ Lakepoint Sand Courts

163 LakePoint Pkwy, Cartersville, GA 30121

 

The following teams should be in attendance:

13-1 Trina

14-1 Kelsey

14-2 Kylah

15-1 Trina

16-1 Jessica

17-1 Alex

 

More details to coming soon!

Team or Player Shout-Outs

In each week’s newsletter, we’d like to highlight individual players or teams in Cobb Atlanta who are helping build the community that we all love being a part of. In addition to showing appreciation and making them feel special, these shout-outs will also provide a way to get familiar with other CAJ members you may not come into contact with often. A mini-bio will be given as well with each shout-out. With just over 30 coaches now, sharing shout-outs is a great way to introduce all of us to the coaches of Cobb Atlanta.

Whom do you want to give a shout-out to? If you see someone in Cobb Atlanta doing something awesome, please share! Click the button to give them kudos.

 

Give Shout-Outs Here! 

Tournament Finishes

Congratulations to the following teams who competed this weekend and finished strong!

13 Trina - 7th in Gold @ Rally Rumble

14 Kelsey - 3rd in Silver @ Southern Exposure

14 Kylah - 1st in Bronze @ Rally Rumble

15 Trina - 5th in Gold @ Rally Rumble

16 Jessica - 5th in Gold @ Southern Exposure

16 AAU Celeste - 1st in Silver @ Rally Rumble

16 AAU Scott - 1st in Bronze @ Rally Rumble

2021 School Tryout Results Survey

We want to wish all of our athletes the best of luck as you prepare for tryouts for your school team whether it be the middle school feeder team or Varsity you are striving for

We would love to know which team you earned a spot on! Please fill out the survey to share that info with us. We try our best to come and support our athletes throughout the school season.

 

School Tryout Survey 

*NEW* Boys Clinic

10-14U Boys All Skills Clinic

Cobb Atlanta would like to officially introduce the 10-14U Boys All Skills Clinic! Help us spread the word!

  Cobb Atlanta's Boys Clinic will be led by Kennesaw State University Volleyball Assistant Coach, Garrett Bitter. Before joining KSU's volleyball staff, Bitter was the assistant coach at Mississippi State after previously coaching at Stony Brook. Coach Bitter is an expert in the game and we're looking forward to working with him!

  This clinic is for 10 - 14 year-old boys. This program is for boys looking to develop fundamental and advanced volleyball skills, in addition to competitive play. This clinic provides athletes with quality instruction, limited waiting in lines, and a lot of touches. 

 

May 24th: 10-14U Boys All Skills Clinic 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM - Register Here

***If you have any questions please contact Bri Schunzel at brischunzel@cobbatlanta.com

Tacky Tourist Practice Winners

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Our fourth holiday-themed practice of the season was a success! Players were encouraged to wear tacky tourist attire, fun socks, and all other festive wear to get in the holiday spirit and have fun. It was extremely difficult picking winners this year because the submissions were extremely creative.

Congratulations to our team winner ,14 Kylah and our lucky individual winner, Samantha Detling on 11 Amie. 14 Kylah will receive a pizza party! Samantha will receive a gift card to the CAJ Sports store! Thank you to all the teams that participated!

S3 Summer Beach Volleyball Programs

                                         Learn More Here! 

Coaches of the Month • April

Amanda Mihlbauer: "I have been very impressed with Amanda this year as a first time head coach at Cobb Atlanta. Not only is she a head coach of one team, but she took on the extra responsibility to head coach a travel team AND a premier team this year. Not an easy task. Amanda always is seen with a positive attitude and wants the best from her players. She is always willing to run clinics when she is available and her clinics always fill up! When Amanda's teams needed extra help she is comfortable asking for it and any suggestions to help her team improve. She looks for to help with team bonding outside of practice or activities that could really push and challenge each player." Cobb Atlanta is so lucky to have Amanda on staff!"

 

Jessica Wellmaker: "I always appreciate Jessica and her willingness to step in when help is needed within the club. She will do things that may be out of her comfort zone, but her goal is to help those around her and make Cobb Atlanta a better place!"

Players of the Month • April

11's - Vivian Suels: Vivian is an exceptional athlete who consistently performs skills that are well beyond her years. She is such a joy to work with because of her athleticism, work ethic, coachability, and pure love for the game! Vivian was a key asset to the wins 11 Amie in April. I can’t wait to see where her career takes her! "

  

12's - Madi Heard: "Madi works her hardest every time she is in the gym. She is the last one shagging at every practice. She is always on top of her fitnesses and is a team player on and off the court. Madi can play every position due to her various skills in passing, setting, and hitting. She is a versatile player and a hard worker. "

  

13's - Allie Nevle: "Allie has been such a joy to have this season. She has improved tremendously and has become an important part of this team. Whenever a challenge is given to her, she takes it and works hard to conquer it. The first month of practice she told us that this was her first time ever playing volleyball competitively. That being said, I was amazed! She had such amazing discipline on the court as if she has done this for years. She has played ever position we have asked of her with ease. For the majority of our season she has been our libero. The past two tournaments we were missing a player, so we had to switch up our line ups. We decided to try placing her in outside and she did an excellent job. Her understanding of the game is remarkable. On top of that, her attitude is always great and she puts a smile on everyone’s faces. I can not wait to see what she has in store for the future!"

    

14's - Laney Daniell: "Laney had an incredible tournament at Big South this year. She was on FIRE. As a middle blocker, she had a .444 hitting percentage for the entire tournament with only 4 kills over the span of 3 days! She helped lead her team in to the gold bracket in the USA division. She also was able to tally in 5 aces and she led the team in blocks with 12!"

 

15's - Titomi Adeyinka: "Titomi is a ball of LOVE!! She is a huge part of the energy that is 15-Power! She leads by example all the time. Her blocks are electrifying and her celebration behind those blocks are INSANE!! She roots for every teammate and is their biggest fan. She is constantly engaged whether it's on the court or while she awaits her time to switch out with the Libero. It's so much fun to see how much she herself has grown in such a short period of time. There is always a smile on her face and she is truly a blessing to our team (15-Trina) AND to Cobb Atlanta!! "

    

16's - Catherine Campbell: "Cat really stepped up and balled out at regionals this past weekend. She has become a 6 rotation right side for us and has really stepped up to the plate. She has been killing it on serve receive, defense and she has taken her offense to a higher level. I saw her dive for tip balls and hit shots she’s never consistently hit before. She takes feedback so well and she is such a joy to have on our team! "

  

17's - Gillian Huffman: "Gillian is the toughest and most hardworking kid! She has led our team defensively with her hustle, dedication, and hard work. Gillian has led us in 2 qualifiers in digs and has truly stepped up as a DS/Bro. No matter where we put her she always executes! She never lets mistakes get her down and she’s always there for her team! She’s always in the gym working for extra reps! Not only is she amazing on the court but off the court she is a sounding board for her teammates! She has such a good attitude and is truly one of the best!"

 

18's - Lula Tolsma :"Lula has really been a beast the last few tournaments. She has peaked at the right time, and has made great connection with her setter on running plays. She genuinely has a passion for the game and always has fun on the court."

Senior Drive-by Schedule & Instructions

Our Senior Drive-By will be this Saturday morning May 1st, at the Cobb Atlanta Facility. Seniors will need to arrive no later than 9:30 AM. We are assigning teams a time to arrive, but please do not stress about car orders, arriving early, or arriving late. We are going to start at 10:00 AM. Below is the route for teams to come through, all teams start with the color Blue, then Red then White to exit. Please make sure teams are following the map and suggested route we are really trying to prevent left-hand turns into the building tomorrow. If you put the address 1850 West Oak Circle in your GPS, it will lead you to a business PAST CAJ that will allow you to turn around and come back to Cobb Atlanta from the right. If the line is long, there are plenty of places beyond that address to turn around and get in line.

To celebrate our Seniors, we are asking all our club players to create two small posters/signs, one each for two different graduates. The schedule will be communicated tomorrow, as we continue to finalize details for our event Saturday. Thank you!

Key things:

All Cars should enter CAJ from the right (turning right from West Oak Pkwy; not by turning left.

If you typically arrive at CAJ from the direction of Sandy Plains, you will continue straight on West Oak Pkwy (passing the CAJ entrance) and turning around in order to turn right into the CAJ entrance. A suggested address to put into your GPS is given above (1850 West Oak Circle)

After turning into CAJ, immediately proceed to the back of the building, and drive through the seniors. You will not pass the main CAJ Office entrance - turn right immediately.

As you come around to the front of our building, turn right and pass behind Building 1.

Loop around the entrance, and exit the complex to the right.

This longer route will allow for more back-up without stopping the entire procession.

A traffic map with arrows has been included in the corresponding section below in this newsletter.

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