Riley Zuhn has been selected one of 24 players to participate in the U.S. Girls' Youth National Training Team (GYNTT). Zuhn, a freshman outside hitter for NORCO 16 Black, is the first athlete in NORCO history to be selected to a USA Volleyball National Training Team.
The roster consists of the top high school freshmen and sophomores from around the country. Zuhn is one of 10 outside/opposite hitters selected. She is the only player from the Rocky Mountain Region selected to the team.
“I am excited to have the opportunity to compete with the best players in the country,” Zuhn said. “I know if will be difficult, but I want to represent NORCO and the RMR.”
Erin Virtue, associate head coach at Northwestern University, has been selected to serve as the U.S. Girls’ Youth National Team head coach. Stacy Sykora (USA Volleyball) will serve as an assistant coach for the team, while Jared Hazel (formerly of Colorado State University) will serve as technical coordinator. A second assistant coach will be added to the coaching staff in the near future.
“On behalf of the entire coaching staff, we are thrilled to announce this exceptional group as the 2016 U.S. Girls’ Youth National Training Team,” Virtue said. “These 24 athletes are among the best in the nation in their age group and will compete to represent USA at the NORCECA Championship. Our staff is honored to implement and teach the core values, philosophies and strategies of our U.S. Women's National Team to these young athletes. The High Performance pipeline is a critical piece to achieving success at the highest levels in USA Volleyball and we are excited to create a culture of learning within this training group.”
Tentatively, the GYNTT will train July 11-24 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with the final 12-player U.S. Girls’ Youth National Team (GYNT) roster selected on July 19. The squad, along with the alternates, will compete in the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships held July 19-23 in Fort Lauderdale. The team will reconvene in Puerto Rico and compete in the NORCECA Women’s U18 Continental Championship with tentative dates set for Aug. 26-Sept. 5.
NORCO Athletes Compete at 2016 Colorado State Track and Field Championships
NORCO athletes had an impressive showing at the 2016 Colorado State High School Track & Field Championships last weekend in Lakewood, Colo. Tarynn Sieg of 18 Black claimed the 3A state championship in the shot put (45'5" - a new state meet record!) and the discus (142'10"). Rylee Anderson (16 Black) won the 4A high jump championship with a jump of 5'7". Chelsey Lockey (16 Black) placed second in the 3A triple jump with a personal best jump of 36'2.25". Myles Hilbert (15 Black) tied for sixth in the 5A high jump with a 5'1.5" mark. Mackenzie Fidelak (16 Black) finished second in the 3A 300 meter hurdles (45.16) and helped the Niwot 4X400 relay team finish second with a school record time of 3:54.75.
NORCO Open House - Saturday, June 18th from 11 am - Noon
Open Gyms - All Ages, $5 At the Door
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14 & Under Information
More Open Gyms will be announced shortly! Dates are tentative.
Four members of NORCO 12 Black have been invited to train with the USA Volleyball High Performance program. Middle blocker Paige Friehauf, Setter/Hitter Alexis Stucky, Libero/Outside Hitter Lauren Derrisaw and Outside Hitter Shelby Rusch all received invitations.
Hitting Clinic with Michelle Buckner - Thursday, June 2nd 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Youth Serving/Passing Clinic with Ashley Acuff - Monday, June 6th 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Youth Setting/Hitting Clinic with Jill Stucky - Tuesday, June 7th 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Youth Team Concepts/Defense Clinic with Gavin Markovits - Wednesday, June 8th 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Defense/Passing Camp with Kristin Belzung - Thursday, June 9th 9:00 - 11:30 am (Lunch) 12:30 - 3:00 pm
Youth Camp with Brook Coulter - Monday, June 13th & Tuesday, June 14th 9:00 - 11:30 am (Lunch) 12:30 - 4:00 pm
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NORCO is happy to announce its 2016 Summer Camp schedule. Highlighting this year's camps are guest coaches from Colorado State, California, Colorado and Wyoming. Former CSU Associate Head Coach Brook Coulter will also offer a series of camps at NORCO. Please see the flyer below for the complete summer schedule.
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