Bill Pointer, coach Sarah Ziese’s dad, passed away peacefully on January 18, surrounded by his family. Sarah’s parents “adopted” our daughter Brandy while she and Sarah co-coached while in college. They followed the girls around from tournament to tournament, took them out to eat, and probably provided them with a place to sleep quite a few times. Bill has been Sarah’s volunteer Assistant Coach since she started coaching for KVA. He kept stats, watched the score, called serves, and calmed jittery nerves. More than once, he drove from San Antonio to spend the day in the gym at a tournament with Sarah and her team. More than once, he scheduled his chemo treatments in Houston so that they would just happen to coincide with a tournament day for Sarah! He has had a tremendous impact on many KVA players over the past several years, and we are fortunate to have had him in the KVA family. He will be missed!
KVA CLUB SEASON:
The most advanced and competitive step in a players development is the KVA Club season. The tryout process and selection is even tougher, with only the most developed and competitive girls receiving roster positions on a KVA team. These teams also compete in USAV sanctioned tournaments, and will involve a little more travel. Cost for participation on one of our USAV teams is $2,300, plus a fee of $40 to register with USAV. We do offer a monthly payment plan. The season will last approximately 5 months, from mid November to mid April. Players receive 2 jerseys, 2 pair of spandex, socks, kneepads, a full warmup, and travel bag. They will practice twice a week and play in 2 tournaments per month. Teams will primarily play in local tournaments, but all teams will travel to Dallas late in the season, and if scheduling permits, will also go to an early tournament in New Orleans.