What a club provides, in terms of physical development, could be the determining factor in choosing one club over another.
Five months ago Max Miller opened a 17,400-square foot volleyball facility for the club he founded in 2006.
Courts — three of them — dominate the space, yet Mintonette Sports also allocates space for an emerging emphasis in youth volleyball: Conditioning and training. All told, about 3,000 square feet will be the home to a yet-to-be determined training partner to provide those services to the club and other clients.
“As we blew up on the national level, (training) has been a core,” Miller said. “(The athletes) needed to have balance and a strong core. In the 15s and 16s (age groups), they need more than we can give them.”