Little Rock Juniors 17 National Team Plays with Discipline and Heart. Coach Todd Bourdo compliments his team on their 8-3 record so far, shares team goals and attributes the success to their hard work.
“The 17-National team is made up of 15-17 year old young ladies. In my 20 plus years of coaching Junior Olympic volleyball teams this team is the hardest working team I have coached.They have a lot of self discipline and play with so much heart. They play every ball like it is match point. I have had numerous college coaches and parents from other teams compliment our team on their work ethic and how confident they look while on the court. I occasionally ask my team what is the thing I look for in players and its always “DETAILS COACH”and this remains a goal of our team since we started practicing. We are totally driven on peaking at the end of the season just before Nationals, where our ultimate goal is to win the AAU Nationals. We have a saying that if practices are harder than the actual game we will be prepared when we meet the tougher competition. Our team has a record of 8-3 and we are continuing to grow each and every tournament. We are developing plays for our offense that will make us tougher to defend so we spend a lot of time getting the timing down between our hitters and setters. We are also studying action shots of game pictures to see where we can use some improvement on defense. I am very happy at this point of the season and look forward to each and every practice because these young ladies are like sponges; they want all the information they can get to make their team better. Being a College Coach from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, I just have to say I am very proud of them.”
Thanks Coach Bourdo! We are very proud of them so far as well. Stay in touch with this amazing team by following their page on Facebook.
PLAYER PROFILE: Markie Shaedig
High School: Little Rock Christian Academy
Graduation Date: Spring 2013
ACT Score: 23
High School: 9th Grd Yr – Varsity VB Team, 5A SW All Conf. Player, 5A All State Player, 5A State All-Tournament Team, 5A SW Conference Champions, Spring 2010 – Top 25 Camp, Selected 1 of top 25 VB Players in Arkansas, Varsity BB Team – State Runner-up, Varsity Soccer Team – 5A State Champions,10th Grd Yr – Varsity VB Team – Team Captain, 5A Central All Conference Player, 5A All State Player, 5A All-Tournament Team, 5A Central Conference Champions, Henderson State Inv. Trmt. 1st Place – MVP of the TournamentVarsity BB Team – State Quarter Finals, Varsity Soccer Team-State Runner-up, 11th Grd Yr – Varisty VB Team-Team Captain, 5A Central All Conference Player, 5A All State Player, 5A State All-Tournament Team, Undefeated Conference Champions, 5A State Runner-Up, Henderson State Invitational Tournament, 1st Place – MVP of the Tournament
Club: Little Rock Jrs – At 13 she was selected to play on the 17-1’s Team as Guest Player. At 14 she was invited to play on the 16-1 Team and attended AAU Natl’s in FL. At age 15, Coach Todd Bourdo,University of Arkansas Assistant Volleyball Coach, selected her to play on his 16-1’s team and again attended AAU Natl’s in FL. In 2011 Season, at age 16, Coach Bourdo again selected her to play for his 18’1s team. 2012 Markie is on Coach Bourdo’s 17 National Team and was selected All-Tournament Team at Battle at the Fort 2/29/12. Position Libero.
Position Played: – Libero, Hitter, DS & Setter, Dominate Hand: – Right, Standing Reach: – 6’11”, Block Jump: – 8’3”, Approach Jump: – 8’10”
High School Coach: Karen M. Schaedig | 501.425.8744 Karen.email@example.com
Club Coach: Todd Bourdo | 501.425.9176 | firstname.lastname@example.org