TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – Florida State Indoor Volleyball Associate Head Coach Jordana Price is part of a new series with USA Volleyball, participating in the inaugural National Team Development Summer Training Series being held July 19-23 in Anaheim, Calif.
Price, who was elevated to associate head coach on May 12, is one of several collegiate coaches involved in the program to help increase opportunities for athletes to develop within the USA Volleyball National Team system. Coaches involved in the series will be mentoring boy and girl athletes in the U15/U16, U17/U18 and U19 ranges.
Price will specifically work with the girls U15/U16 group that includes 10 other coaches.
“We are really proud that Jordana is getting the opportunity to work with the USA national team staff this week,” FSU Head Coach Chris Poole said. “We continue to want to give our own players the best training in the world and it’s great for her to be in the gym with some of the elite coaches.”
The training series is meant to specialize in several areas for the younger athlete, challenging them to learn about the tactical, technical, physical and mental aspects needed to some day participate on the USAV Senior Team. The goals of the series includes supporting athletes in a healthy and holistic way.
Sessions are split between on-court training time, short classroom sessions, coach and athlete meetings, and meals.
Price continues to gain in her coaching experience with USA Volleyball, adding to her coaching résumé that includes taking the lead in FSU’s recruiting efforts and handling the team’s middle blockers. The native of Mountain Home, Idaho, was a prominent middle blocker herself in her three years with FSU, earning All-America honors and All-ACC accolades in 2009.
Since returning to her alma mater in 2017, the Seminoles have finished in the Top 25 nationally in blocks per set in all four of her seasons. Offensively, FSU has produced some of the nation’s best hitters in recent years, with Taryn Knuth (.549) and rising junior Emma Clothier (.483) finishing first and second, respectively, in the country in hitting percentage in 2021.
The Seminoles will return to their normal fall season in 2021, with a full schedule to be announced at a later date.