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CNMI High School All Stars indoor program first meeting

posted Mar 10, 2015, 7:52 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Mar 10, 2015, 10:34 PM ]
Last week Marianas Interscholastic Sport Organization's (MISO) volleyball coaches nominated their MVPs and one alternate while MISO season winning teams also received their full team nominations. This week, student athletes met altogether for the first time to learn more about the program that they have been nominated to.

Coaches Darcy Wylie, Codie Sayles, JR Gechig and Mili Saiki presented on requirements and expectations, fundraising, the initial target competitions, the practice schedule and finished off with a brief discussion regarding the enrollment packet. Approximately 57 of the sixty nominated students were present along with a few parents.

NMIVA President Laurie Peterka offered opening remarks about the dreams of seeing a pathway program for developing next level player skills and talent. The long term vision is for the All Star indoor program to be a pathway for developing an official indoor national team. Coach Wylie carried on with an explanation of nominees were selected and explained the program's first target competition. Coach Sayles explained the player point system that will be used to monitor participation in addition to actual skills and performance. Coach Saiki shared her experience and offered her support for how fundraising will work. A big subject was expectations of players, where Coach Wylie drove home points on commitment, sportsmanship, teamwork and hustle.

NMIVA's High School All Stars is a pilot program being launched and tested with several objectives in mind. You can read more about it at: NMIVA High School All Stars Program kicks off