Pilipa'a Volleyball

Pilipa’a 15’s – Minneapolis – 6/24

June 24, 2017

Minneapolis, MN – Saturday was the first full day in Minnesota for our Pilipa’a Girls.  The day started with a  team breakfast at our hotel in Bloomington followed by a short trip in to the city to the Minneapolis Convention Center for our tournament check-in.  After check-in we headed back to Bloomington for our first of two practices at the M1 Volleyball Club facility.  The building houses 4 full SportCourt volleyball courts along with a weight room and merchandise shop.  It is certainly different than any of the facilities that we play or practice in at home.  Club gyms like this are not uncommon for some of the larger clubs around the country that host 20+ teams in their organizations.  The girls practiced well considering it was their first practice after a long day of travel and the 5-hour time difference. They are excited to get on the court for the tournament soon.  We headed to the Mall of America after practice and the girls were able to get in some shopping at the country’s largest indoor mall. We finished the day with another great dinner prepared by the Pilipa’a parents that are traveling with us and are thankful for their help and support of our girls.

Pilipa’a will visit the University of Minnesota Sunday morning and will get the chance to see what a large Big 10 school looks like and get a feel for what it’s like to be a student-athlete at one of college volleyball’s premier programs. The Gophers are led by form USA Men’s and Women’s Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon and were a Final Four team in last year’s NCAA tournament.

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