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Message to all Momentum Families

Greetings, Momentum family!

I wanted to keep you all in the loop as things appear to be changing daily and weekly with this pandemic. As always, I would encourage you to visit the WHO and CDC websites for general information on COVID-19.

Next Thursday, April 9, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. we will hold our very first virtual practice session, being led by Tanner Morris on Gold Medal Squared. Momentum Parents and Players are invited to attend this session. Instructions to join were in an email sent to all of you on April 1. If you did not receive this email, please reach out to a director for log in information. 

We ask that you mute your phones/computers when dialing in to avoid background noise. 
 

Other Updates:

  • USA Volleyball has suspended all tournaments and practices through April 30 
  • The CAN-AM Classic in Detroit has been canceled as the convention center is being turned into a COVID-19 hospital
  • Please note, with all that is going on, we want to create continuity wherever possible -- Momentum is continuing to pay all staff their full salaries during this time
  • Many have asked about possible refunds. At this juncture, we are still paying coaches at full salary (few other clubs are doing this), we are still paying facility fees, and tournament fees refunds are pending. Given that all of our expenses are still being actualized, we will not be offering broad refunds
  • THAT SAID: if tournament fees are refunded, we will redistribute that money evenly to athletes who have paid in full. I will keep you in the loop on this. They are not the lion-share of our expenses, but it would be unethical for us to keep those funds.
  • If you are experiencing financial hardship, please reach out to me directly. We are a Momentum family, and we want to be here for you when and how we can.  

Obviously this situation is changing on a day-to-day basis, but we wanted to give you a framework for our game plan moving forward. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to let us know!

Coach Matt

Momentum Practices/Tournaments Canceled Through End of April

Momentum Family -- 

 

In light of the email from the Great Lakes Region I have pasted below, and following the guidance of USA Volleyball, we will be canceling practice through April. 

 

We continue and will adhere to the guidance provided to us by the Great Lakes Region and USA Volleyball. Currently, we play to re-start all seasons in May. 

 

Please stay safe!

Coach Matt

Good Morning Great Lakes Region Club Directors,

 

The safety and well-being of our athletes, spectators, officials and staff is always our top priority. 

 

USA Volleyball is recommending the postponement or cancellation of all USAV sanctioned events through March 22nd, therefore, we will follow that recommendation and cancel all Great Lakes Region sanctioned competition from today through March 22nd. This will include the Windy City Power League weekends of March 14th & 15th and March 21st & 22nd.  Possible make up dates are being discussed by the Power League Directors, Assignors and Sites.

 

Practices are not considered sanctioned events., Decisions regarding practices should be made at the club level.

 

We are in close contact with our partners in the City of Chicago, using updates and information from the City's Department of Public Health, the Illinois Department of Public Health, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and USA Volleyball to help us plan and execute an event that everyone can enjoy safely.

 

Future Windy City Power League dates and the status of the adidas Windy City National Qualifier will follow the recommendations of the authorities named above.

 

It is our commitment to keep all participants informed.  We will continue to provide updates as we get closer to the April 10th weekend.

 

Great Lakes Region Volleyball

745 McClintock Drive

Suite 314

Burr Ridge, Illinois  60527-0857

Spring Club Volleyball

Spring club volleyball is perfect for athletes just finishing their club seasons and looking for more training, and non-club athletes who were not able to participate in full club seasons.  

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Practices:
Beginning the week of April 15, teams will practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at NSSW at the Berto Center (former Bulls training facility) in Deerfield. The season concludes the weekend of June 7. 

Tournaments:
Teams will play in two single-day local events (Niles, IL).

Tuition:
Current Momentum athletes: $400
New athletes: $500 (includes uniform and practice t-shirts)
    *note: Payment is due the first day of practice

Staff:
The program will be coached by Momentum Staff

Program Facts:

16 Total Practices
32 Total Practice Hours
2 Tournament Dates
8 Matches Minimum

Click here to register today. 

Momentum Partners with Optimal Fitness

Club Momentum is proud to partner with Optimal Fitness as the preferred training and plyometric program.

Optimal Fitness is an athletic training facility located in Wilmette, Illinois.  Optimal Fitness and Club Momentum Volleyball are working together to develop a Volleyball Performance program specifically designed to help athletes jump higher, react quicker, improve athletic coordination, and increase overall body strength.

Most of the drills we put our athletes through will simulate movements that take place during practice and games, making their reaction times naturally quicker.  Some of the equipment we use to help with these simulations and drills are agility rings, agility ladders, agility dots, cones, hurdles, resistance bands, and other exercise equipment.  

All of the exercises we do is in a HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) format.  We stick to this format because it is proven to be the fastest way to build the athletes endurance.  Volleyball specifically is a sport where bursts of energy is exerted over short periods of time.  HIIT training prepares you for exactly that!

For dates and times of our upcoming Volleyball Performance Programs please visit the website: opfit.net and click twice on the tab at the top of the page that says OPFIT PERFORMANCE PROGRAMS.  

Optimal Fitness is excited to be a part of Club Momentum and looks forward to helping their athletes achieve greatness. 

Momentum Partners with Sports and Ortho Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine

As of October 2019, Sports and Ortho Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine is officially the exclusive Athletic Training and Physical Therapy provider to Momentum Volleyball.

They will be onsite for Momentum night on December 14th and will have their ATC and a therapist present to answer any questions in regards to your athletes injuries and concerns, as well as their family members (brief consultations).

We will have a sign up sheet for anyone interested in an evaluation in one of our clinics, literature and some goodies to hand out! Sports and Ortho will also be offering a screening night on a future date to provide guidance for injury prevention.

We hope you are as excited about this partnership as we are! If you have any questions prior to Momentum night, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Sports and Ortho Contact Information:

Tech Support: 312.375.5354
Address: 2747 Pfingsten Road, Glenview IL 60062
Clinic Phone: 224.282.8133
Fax: 224.282.8135
Website: www.sportsandortho.net

Club Momentum Volleyball

Club Momentum Volleyball was established in 2011 to further establish, enhance and promote indoor and outdoor volleyball among student athletes. Club Momentum Volleyball mission statement is, “To establish and nurture the seeds of leadership and inspire teamwork leading to success both on and off the court.”


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