When one of our Site Directors from the West Sacramento site suggested a day in which kids can bring a friend to volleyball, we weren’t sure how it would work.
Would we have enough nets, coaches, how many kids would attend and how would we run practice?
Well, all that got sorted out and on its third season as part of the operation of each site, it is one of the most successful ways of introducing new players to the sport!
Sacramento, this Spring 2012 season, had a record 53 new players introduced to volleyball as part of the Bring a Friend Day!
NCAA Finals Special Offer to all USYVL Families!
This year the NCAA Men’s Volleyball Championship will be held at USC in the newly built Galen Center.
May 3 - Semifinals (6 p.m. PT/8 p.m. PT)
May 5 - Championship (7 p.m. PT)
USC is proud to host the 2012 NCAA Men’s Volleyball Championship at Galen Center on May 3rd & 5th, 2012. The Semi-Finals will be held on May 3rd at 6pm and 8pm and the Championship will be on May 5th at 7pm.
We have negotiated a special price for all USYVL Players, Coaches and Families of $10 for the All Session pass which in normally $25 for adults and $20 for children. Please enter Promotion Code USYVL to get the All Session pass for $10.00, that’s only $3.33 per match to see the best college volleyball players in action. Click here to purchase your reserved seat to the 2012 NCAA Men’s Volleyball Championship.
We encourage everyone to purchase their tickets early to get the best seats!
The top 10 teams in the country that will be competing for a spot in the finals are:
2- UC Irvine
7- Penn State
8- Long Beach State
10- Ohio State
We look forward to seeing you there!
In the early stages of USYVL, clinics at schools were an integral part of introducing kids to the sport of volleyball.
USYVL has gone back to its roots by adding a new division to its national office, Volleyball Clinics!
This past Thursday, March 29, from 8 to 11 a.m., USYVL ran a clinic at Sunset School in Oak View,CA.
Over 120 students participated in the clinic and learned how to pass, set, spike and serve.
Each participant received an awesome USYVL wristband and got to participate in a trivia contest for cool volleyball prizes!
The Murrieta USYVL and San Luis Obispo USYVL open their Spring 2012 season, today, Thursday March 22!
Murrieta runs at Mapleton Park Thursdays from 6-7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9-10 a.m.
San Luis Obispo is experiencing extremely high numbers this Spring so a second location was added to service all the kids.
We look forward to a great opening day and a fantastic season!
The 2012 Santa Clarita Health and Wellness fair took place on Saturday, February 25 at College of the Canyons. The event was put together by the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce.
From 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., all Santa Clarita residents had an opportunity to take part in free health screenings, family activities and receive informational materials.
USYVL was one of over 70 vendors present to promote healthy lifestyles. Trisha and Diana from the national office ran an interactive booth, which included a raffle every 30 minutes, to promote USYVL in the community as another opportunity for kids to stay active and healthy!
The Natomas area is a suburb of Sacramento County in California. It is comprised of North and South Natomas where the Arco Arena is located, which is home to the Sacramento Kings.
The new USYVL Natomas will service kids that were making the drive to the Sacramento USYVL as well as new participants. With the cooperation of two local parents and the former Sacramento USYVL site director, Ron, the program was opened just in time for the Spring 2012 season.
The program is scheduled to run March 27 to June 2 on Tuesdays 6-7 p.m. and Saturdays 9-10 a.m. at North Natomas Community Park.
If you haven’t seen it yet, you will in the next few weeks!
It’s the latest thing in technology that every company is using to make it simple for folks to locate a website, special promotion or virtually anything.
You simply place your Smartphone’s scanner on the code and it takes you to their website or page.
The USYVL Quick Response Code was just placed on several thousand flyers that were distributed throughout the Santa Monica and Oak Park communities.
Check it out!
Scan with Smartphone
to Visit our Website
The Southern California All Sports Coaches Clinics took place on January 20, 21 and 22 at the Hyatt Regency in Irvine, CA.
USYVL was part of 75 exhibitors that took this opportunity to interact with coaches attending the clinics.
Presenters for the sport of volleyball included Mick Haley, John Dunning, Tom Pestolesi and Tom Black.
This event takes place every year as an educational opportunity for coaches in the Southern California area.
Alisa from Calabasas started her volunteer experience with USYVL as a First Aid Administrator in the Fall of 2010.
After seeing how rewarding and enjoyable the Site Director position was and how important it is for the success of the program, she took on the Co-Site Director position in the Spring of 2011. Although her daughter Sarah moved on to high school volleyball in the Fall, Alisa continued as the Co-Site Director making sure all the kids in Calabasas had a great USYVL experience!
Her organizational skills, love for kids and the sport of volleyball have created a special place where a large number of kids move on to high school volleyball and continue to play the sport.
This Spring 2012, you can catch Alisa running her Calabasas USYVL Tuesdays and Saturdays at Chaparral Elementary.
It’s the holiday season and the last thing on your mind is volleyball!
Do remember to register for the Spring 2012 season, the sooner the better.
Every site is experiencing an increase in player participation, so please help us plan ahead.
You can register online at www.USYVL.org or by mail. You can print a registration form from our website as well, but if you would like one emailed, faxed or mailed to you, give us a call at 1-888-988-7985!
Spread the word about USYVL in your community and get a cool gift!
How does that work? Refer a New Friend!
It’s simple, all you have to do is go to our website www.USYVL.org and click on forms and print the Refer a Friend Form.
Before you hand the form to a NEW friend to register, make sure to include your first and last name in the designated area on the form.
When they register by mail or online, your name will be noted and you will receive a COOL Gift!
The USYVL Annual Fundraising Drive is in full gear so please help us meet our goal this year.
It is our mission to provide the best volleyball programs in the US and we need your help!
Our Community Fund provides every child the opportunity to play volleyball; we have never turned a child away.
It also allows us to provide training resources for our volunteers, quality equipment to use at each of our programs and youth volleyball clinics.
Help give every child the opportunity to play volleyball!
November 5 turned out to be a great day, the sun was shining and the sky was blue.
The kids put together all the skills they learned and perfected throughout the season and played the last two games of Fall 2011.
The trophies were a reward for all the hard work put in by the kids and they were received with excitement.
To top it off, each team had a small potluck to celebrate the season.
Thank you to all the volunteers who donated their time and made this a great experience for the kids!
You are invited to the Central Coast Showdown this Sunday, November 20 at Lompoc High School Gym at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. The Cal Poly Women’s Volleyball Club Team will be playing against UC Santa Barbara Women’s Volleyball Club Team. The first match is at 3 p.m. with Cal-Poly Gold vs. UCSB Blue. The second match is at 5 p.m. with UCSB Gold vs. Cal-Poly Green
Entry to the game is FREE for all USYVL players and parents who wear their USYVL t-shirt. General admission is $1. Please make sure your child is accompanied by an adult!
Remember to wear your USYVL t-shirt to get in FREE!
The date is this Sunday, November 20 at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. at Lompoc High School Gym located at 515 W. College Ave., Lompoc, CA 93436.
See you there!
The Fall 2011 season saw a myriad of team names from sites in California to Pasadena, MD.
The voting process was extensive and the winners were!
First place was Serves You Right from Santa Cruz, CA.
Second Place was Serve US with a Smile from South Fayette, PA.
Third Place was Cinnabomb from Valencia, CA.
Each team received “volleyball starts here!” t-shirts.
On Saturday, September 10, USYVL kids had the opportunity to attend a volleyball clinic directed by Marv Dunphy. The clinic was held at Alumni Park at Pepperdine University, which has a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean.
Marv is the Men’s Volleyball Coach at Pepperdine University. He is recognized as one of the leading coaches in the sport! He was the coach of the 1988 United States Men’s Olympic Gold Medal Team and was inducted into the Volleyball Hall of Fame in 1994.
Clinic participants worked on the fundamentals of volleyball, advanced drills and even got to play a few games. What better way to get ready for the USYVL Fall 2011 season than this!
A very big thank you to Marv from USYVL and the USYVL Kids!
To read the full story go to http://www.pepperdinesports.com/sports/m-volley/spec-rel/092111aaa.html
Are you ready for the Fall 2011 season?
Programs start this coming week!
If you didn’t already turn in a hard copy of the Player Medical Registration form, please make sure to bring it on the first day.
If you didn’t already turn in a hard copy of the Volunteer Application form, please make sure to bring it on the first day along with your identification.
We are always in need of coaches and assistant coaches. If you haven’t volunteered yet, please consider coaching!
The schedule is exactly as that of your child. You have a volleyball instructor at every practice and game who shows you what to do. Most of all, it’s fun and you are helping your program!
If you would like to coach or assistant coach, give us a call at 1-888-988-7985!
If you are concerned about not having time or enough experience to coach a team, here’s a little information that will change your mind!
The time you will be coaching is the same schedule as that of your child and you get to coach your child’s team. If you don’t want to coach your child’s team, you can coach a different team.
The experience we are looking for is ability to follow directions, keep the team organized and run practices under the supervision of a Clinician (volleyball instructor).
You may not know that every site has a trained Clinician (volleyball instructor) that guides all volunteer coaches on the day’s practice, how to do it and how to run it. They are also there to help you with demonstrations and anything you need!
Coaching for the USYVL is easy, fun and low pressure!
If you are interested in being a coach or an assistant coach for a team this season, give us a call at 1-888-988-7985.