The Concordia University, Nebraska, volleyball team finished the 2012 school year out strong with a busy spring season and on new footing with recently hired head coach Scott Mattera.
Through the months of January and February the Bulldogs completed a well-rounded conditioning program consisting of weights, aerobic work, plyometrics and open gyms. With the help of assistant strength and conditioning coach Dan Margritz, the team was ready to hit the courts when official practices began.
March brought a change of pace for the team. Besides practice, conditioning, and tournament schedule, Concordia was also selecting its new head coach.
The Bulldogs participated in two tournaments, one at home and the other at Nebraska Wesleyan University. Both tournaments hosted GPAC competitors Hastings, Doane and NWU, all of whom the Bulldogs will see this fall. The Bulldogs faired well against all three teams, winning several games in the informal setting.
The team wrapped up spring play by getting a taste of head coach Scott Mattera’s high energy style with a few clinic-like practices, open gyms and fitness testing. After a few weeks of rest and recovery, the Bulldogs will head into their summer workout program.