Silver State Volleyball Club

| Offering a club volleyball program along with volleyball camps and clinics for players 8-18 years of age in Carson City, Reno, Lake Tahoe and all of Northern Nevada.

Silver State News

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, September 12, 2014
Contact: Sonny Perez, Club Director
e-mail: MizunoRNO@gmail.com

TO:

Dave Price, Sports Editor
The Record-Courier
dprice@recordcourier.com

Darrell Moody, Sports Reporter
Nevada Appeal
dmoody@nevadaappeal.com

Johanna Huybers, Sports Editor
Reno Gazette-Journal
jhuybers@rgj.com

Talyn Jackson, a freshman varsity volleyball player at Douglas High School and a member of Silver State Volleyball Club, has been recognized by USA Volleyball as one of the elite volleyball players in the country. Earlier this week, USA Volleyball sent invitations to who they consider as the top 42 volleyball players in the United States in the Select age group (girls born in 2000 and 2001) to attend the prestigious USA Volleyball High Performance Select Holiday Camp from December 26-30 at the United States Olympic Training Center. The invitations were sent to the top 6 setters, 6 liberos, 12 middle blockers and 18 outside hitters. Talyn was chosen as one of the top setters in the country.

USA Volleyball is the National Governing Body for volleyball in the United States and manages the USA National Men's and Women's Volleyball Teams, the USA Olympic Teams, and also the USA Youth and Junior National Teams for each gender. The Youth and National Teams, along with a number of tiered training programs, fall under the High Performance Department. The goal of USA Volleyball High Performance is to identify and train future Olympic prospects.

During the 2014 club volleyball season, Talyn, who was only in 8th grade, played on the Silver State Volleyball Club 16-1 Black team which was comprised primarily of experienced sophomore varsity players from 6 high schools throughout northern Nevada. That team earned a bid to the AAU National Championships in Orlando, Florida.

Earlier this year, Talyn, along with thousands of other girls from across the country, tried out for the USA Volleyball High Performance (HP) Programs at one of the 36 tryout locations across the country. She was subsequently selected to the USA Select National A2 Invitational Program and attended an intense week long training program in July. Every girl who was selected to any one of the tiered HP programs this summer was evaluated on her attacking, setting, defense, serving, blocking, cognitive skills and physiology. Evaluations were based on comparisons with other participants in the HP programs.

In the 14 year history of Silver State Volleyball Club, only one other player has ever received an invitation to attend this elite camp at the Olympic Training Center. That player, Darby Reeder, currently plays volleyball at Oregon State University in the powerful Pac-12 Conference. Talyn has already attracted the attention of several collegiate volleyball coaches at Division 1 universities from across the United States.