MIVCA Clinic on March 9 & 10, 2018

Harper Creek High School
12677 Beadle Lake Road – Battle Creek, MI 49014

Amazing Lead Clinician:  Alisha Glass-Childress

  • 2006 MIVCA Miss Volleyball ~ Leland High School
  • Setter for 3 Time National Champion Penn State
  • Setter for USA National Team at 2016 Olympics

Alisha will be presenting sessions on: Setting, from Basics to Advanced; Coaching Philosophy and Passing; Serving and Attacking; Reading and Team Defense and Focused Coaching Drills.  In addition she will be teaming up with Calvin College’s Amber Warners to do a session on Communication and Theresa Beeckman for a session on Team Culture.

Additionally, Rob Beam form Oakland University will be talking about Blocking, Mike Gawlick from CMU about Serve Receive Formations and Tactics, Ferris State’s Tia Brandel on Defending without Needing a Big Block, and Hope College’s Becky Schmidt doing sessions on Practice Planning for Different Times of the Season and Statistics and Analytics.

Also scheduled are sessions on the Psychology of Volleyball Players; Injury Prevention; Conditioning, Speed and Agility Training; Coaching Middle School Volleyball; Youth Volleyball; Using Technology and presentations by the 2017 State Champion coaches.

Novi High surprises Erin O’Leary with 2017 Miss Volleyball trophy. Click Here!

2017 State Finals

Class A

Novi d. Bloomfield Hills Marian – 25-23, 25-9, 25-23

Class B 

Pontiac Notre Dame Prep d. Lake Odessa Lakewood – 25-16, 25-17, 28-26

Class C

Bronson d. Laingsburg – 20-25, 25-19, 25-20, 25-19

Class D

Plymouth Christian d. Fowler -25-18, 25-23, 25-21

Latest News & Annoucements

This association is organized exclusively for educational purposes: to promote high school interscholastic volleyball; to provide a forum for discussion of techniques and rules of volleyball; to improve the quality and quantity of media coverage high school volleyball; also to promote and develop volleyball at all levels in Michigan.

Congratulations to the 2017 All Region and All State teams.

It’s been a great year for our volleyball players, to view Michigan’s success in AVCA’s various awards programs click here.

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Jen Cottrill, of Novi on being selected by the National High School Coaches Association as one of the eight national finalists in volleyball.

Special Announcements!

Bronson Coach Jean LaClair Inducted into the Michigan High School Coaches Association

Bronson Volleyball Coach Jean LaClair was inducted into the Michigan High School Coaches Association (MHSCA) on Sunday, September 16. Jean has coached volleyball for 26 years and has over 1000 victories. She has led her team to 12 League Championships, 15 District Titles, 7 Regional Titles, 1 State Runner-up and 3 State Championships. Jean has been a MIVCA Board member for 18 years and is a member of the MIVCA Hall of Fame.This past summer she was a finalist for the National HS Coaches Association “Coach of the Year.” She has also served as an Athletic Director for 22 years and has received numerous other awards in her volleyball coaching career. Congratulations Jean!


Novi Coach Jen Cottrill Named Coach of the Year

Accolades continue to pour in for the Novi High volleyball program as Jennifer Cottrill has been named Coach of the Year by the Michigan High School Coaches Association.  In her sixth season, Cottrill has guided the Wildcats to back-to-back Class A state championships while amassing an incredible .881 winning percentage (235-31-2). Her 2014 team was also Class A runner-up.  “Jen Cottrill is an outstanding coach who has elevated the Novi volleyball program to the highest level possible,” Novi athletic director Brian Gordon said. “She serves as a tremendous role model for young ladies, and her work ethic and her attention to detail, is simply second to none.”

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