Tribe High Performance Program
The Tribe High Performance program is specifically for the junior (ages 9 – 17) athlete committed to developing as a competitive tennis player with intentions of playing in USTA/UTR tournaments and/or pursuing college tennis.
This program will provide the necessary foundation your child needs to attain the highest level of tennis they’re capable of and help guide them as a student athlete through it all.
Please contact our Director of High Performance prior to entry into one of the following program levels.
Director of High Performance Chris Trizzino
Is specifically for the competitive player with minimal USTA/UTR Tournament experience. This program will create the physical, mental and functional foundation needed to advance into higher level tournaments through technical repetition, footwork patterns, match play scenarios and tennis specific fitness.
Is specifically for the competitive (ranked) tennis player with 3+ years of USTA/UTR Tournament experience. This program will provide a tournament atmosphere with major focuses on situational point play/drilling, disciplined mindset on/off court and tennis specific fitness.
Is specifically for the competitive (ranked) tennis player with 5+ years of USTA/UTR Tournament experience with intentions to pursue collegiate level tennis. This program will provide a professional atmosphere with major focuses on player accountability, point construction and physical/mental approaches in match play situations. This is a future program at MTNC!
Is specifically for the young competitive tennis player transitioning from Green Ball to Yellow Ball. This program will provide the necessary physical, mental and functional foundation to compete in USTA/UTR tournaments through technical repetition, footwork patterns, creating a player identity and tennis specific fitness. This is a future program at MTNC!
Schedule and Pricing
$45 per class
Frequently Asked Questions
What can we expect from the Tribe High Performance Program?
It is an expectation that your child arrives to court on time mentally and physically prepared for every training session. We expect all of our players to respect their coaches, other players, the training environment, facility and most importantly the process of development. This program is not only designed to significantly improve the growth of their tennis game, but to guide them in their growth as a person. Parents, feel free to contact our Director of High Performance, Chris Trizzino, with any questions.
As a parent, what can I do to help my son/daughter improve?
Being the parent of a competitive athlete in an individual sport can be time consuming, emotionally challenging and confusing. It is our role as coaches to ease the stress or tension between players and parents. We expect the parents of our players to be unconditionally supportive of their child in their development and journey. It is the coaches role to coach, discipline and educate the player, not the parents. For example, if your child plays in a tournament and loses, do not ask them a bunch of questions about why they lost. They are trying to figure it out too. If they want to discuss it, they will bring it up. Parents, feel free to contact our Director of High Performance, Chris Trizzino, and share your observations.
What tournaments should my son/daughter enroll in?
Our Director of High Performance, Chris Trizzino, will provide information to the players on what tournaments would be appropriate for them to sign up for. Please review the table that shows the tournament level affiliated with the program they are in.
Will there be fitness?
Yes. When you register for the program, that includes 30 minutes of tennis specific fitness at the end of each session. Our Director of High Performance, Chris Trizzino, will provide information on what equipment could be purchased for your child to work out at home.
When can I sign up?
We highly recommend that you register for each program a week before the next session starts. This will allow our Director of High Performance, Chris Trizzino, to properly staff the program.
How do I sign up?
You can call or sign up at the McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center front desk. Please confirm acceptance into this program with our Director of High Performance, Chris Trizzino, prior to registering.
What is the Player / Coach Ratio?
6:1 ratio. In a high performance program, we expect our players to uphold personal accountability when training under our guidance. It is important that our players learn how to cooperatively train and compete with others.
What if a program is cancelled due to inclement weather?
If the Tribe program is cancelled due to inclement weather, we will hold a make-up program during the same session indoors at McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center
How does my child move up to the next program level?
Our Director of High Performance, Chris Trizzino, will move a player to the next program level based on tournament results and their proven ability to outperform the majority of the players they are currently training with. For example, if your child is currently enrolled in Tribe 3, they will be moved to Tribe 2 once all expectations have been meet in training and in tournament results.
Should my child do private lessons in addition to the Tribe program?
If possible, our Director of High Performance, Chris Trizzino, recommends taking at least one private session per week. A private lesson helps accelerate the process of development as it is specific to your child’s needs.
Wall of Champions
Director of High Performance Chris Trizzino with player Sierra Vagi, USTA Girls 14s L4 Champion
High Performance coaches Lev Kazakov and Brooke Pilkington and Director of High Performance Chris Trizzino with player Mikayla Hogue, G14s L6 Champion
Director of High Performance Chris Trizzino with player John Sunstone, Boys 14s L6 Champion
High Performance coaches Lev Kazakov and Brooke Pilkington and Director of High Performance Chris Trizzino with player Jack (Crocodile) Hiotellis, Boys 14s L7 Champion
High Performance coach Lev Kazakov, Director of High Performance Chris Trizzino and High Performance coach Brooke Pilkington with player Jordan Thomas (15) Girls 18s L6 Champion
Director of High Performance Chris Trizzino with player Paisley Hogue (10) USTA L7 Girls 12 Champion