Midwest Penguins 15 Black middle hitter, Alexis Boling, recently returned home from Tulsa, Oklahoma after being selected to participate the High Performance program.
The Badger Region Girls’ High Performance (HP) program is an avenue for the Region’s premier players to receive training and competition opportunities from some of the top coaches in Badger Region.
This year, coaches for the National Select team were Susan Peterson and Dan Dresen of Alverno.
The Badger Region HP program is the regional chapter of USA Volleyball’s HP programs.
There are three stages of the program, tryouts, training teams and championship teams.
Tryouts for the team happened back in March and the training camp took place in Green Bay in July.
After camp, Alexis was selected as one of 11 players to fill the Badger Region HP Championship Team that competed at the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships in Tulsa July 24 through July 28.
Midwest Penguins is proud of Alexis and her performance and we recently talked with her about her experience.
How did you first hear about or become involved in the High Performance Camp?
“We first heard about the High Performance Program through the Badger Regional Website and through other parents and players.”
When was camp and where did your family travel to?
“The camp was in Green Bay in early July. From the camp they chose 11 girls to compete on the Badger Region High Performance Team which competed in Tulsa, Oklahoma against teams from across the country and indeed across the globe.”
What was your schedule like while there? Can you walk us through your typical day?
“The camp was structured like any other elite volleyball camp... breakfast, volleyball, lunch, volleyball, dinner, volleyball and lights out. There were a lot of drills and 6 on 6 play. It was super fun, and super tiring.”
You traveled as a family, did you enjoy the experience? Was there time to enjoy your time together?
“My mom did travel to Tulsa with me. We stayed as a team and ate all, except one meal as a team. It was nice to see her face in the crowd throughout the week.”
What was your favorite part about participating in High Performance Camp?
“My favorite part, outside of the volleyball was meeting girls from other clubs and getting to know them. The girls were really fun and we had a blast both on and off the court.”
Would you do it again, or recommend others get involved?
“Yes, I will absolutely tryout again. The volleyball is very competitive and it's fun to play against some of the best players in the nation and from other countries. The other girls on the team were awesome and I made some good friends.”
For a slideshow of photos from the event, click here.
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