It`s been a few months since I first e-mailed you about making club playing decisions for our daughter. We decided to play our daughter up a year in 15`s for this club season. It`s been mostly good so far however our daughter is having to adjust to not being the big fish on the court.
My question that I have now is in regards to appropriate volleyball work load for a 14 year old girl. There are team practices 2-3 times a week plus recommended (voluntary) strength and conditioning another 1-2 times per week. Also, individual skill training available another one time per week. A lot of this training I feel is a bit much but I see other girls her age doing it so part of me feels that my daughter will be left behind if we don`t do it all. I want to prepare my daughter for high school varsity next fall but I also want to manage her time to where she is not in the gym 6 days a week. Also, please specifically advise me on what types of physical strength and conditioning training you feel is appropriate for a 14 year old girl and how often?
As always, thanks for your insight.