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Need community service hours or just want to share your knowledge of volleyball with the up and coming players, volunteer for the USYVL!

Volunteering for the USYVL is easy, fun and you get community service hours credit.

You will also have the opportunity as an assistant coach to teach the fundamentals of volleyball and how the game is played.

If you would like to get involved, please contact USYVL at 1-888-988-7985 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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The series of USYVL summer camps just finished.

Summer leagues in Elgin, IL and Pittsburgh, PA just completed their season with a record number of players.

Four Washington sites, Edmonds, Everett, Marysville and Snohomish are getting ready for their final day this weekend.

You may say the season is complete, yet, 55 fall programs are ready to start playing!

If you haven’t registered, make sure to do so by September 1st!  Go to www.USYVL.org or give us a call at 1-888-988-7985.

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When you think of Laurie McCarter, you think of Moorpark USYVL and vice versa. Laurie started her extensive volunteer career with USYVL the first year Moorpark USYVL opened as a volunteer coach. From there, it’s all a whirlwind as the program has grown to a popular youth sport under her direction. We are very honored that Laurie chose USYVL to donate her time and talents and we will dearly miss her positive outlook and excitement she brought to the sport. She is like a ray of sunshine and we look forward to seeing her staying involved through the USYVL board and coaching.

 

 We were not the only ones that noticed how special she is! The City of Moorpark honored her with a special recognition award for ten years of service to her community. Thank you Laurie and you will always be special in our hearts!

 

 

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Having Fun on Final Day

 

It's a tradition in Newbury Park, that volleyball, especially USYVL, is the best sport in town.  

The kids learn how to play, have fun and make new friends. 

The last day of the season is usually one filled with "oh no, it's the last day of the season", but for these kids it's just the start of a lifelong sport! 

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Wow, it's almost the end of January and soon we will be gearing up all the sites for the spring season! Balls will start bouncing, confirmation packets will start hitting doors and parent meeting and coaching clinics will start the excitement of the season.

Volunteering to coach a team is what many parent and family members do every year at USYVL. It's a tradition, part of the seasonal activities of thousands of families.

Come join the fun, volunteer to coach!  It is easy, fun and you will get so much more out of it.  Remember that the time commitment and schedule is the same as that of your child, you have the support of your volleyball instructor (Clinician) at every practice and game and you even get a cool red polo shirt and whistle!

 

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Incorporating the toss, footwork and then contacting the ball takes a lot of skill and coordination.

USYVL players start early.  On the first day of practice they jump serve.

Once they get to the higher age division, just as this player at one of the Ventura Game Days, they have perfected the Jump Serve.

 

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At every site, we have a Clinician (Volleyball Instructor) that guides all coaches on how to set-up the volleyball drills for their team and teach the skills correctly.  For those coaches that don't feel comfortable demonstrating the skills, this a great time to use your Clinician and show off how much he or she knows. 

Before the season starts, your Clinician runs a two hour coaching clinic which covers volleyball skills, running practice and everything you will need to know for the season.  

If that wasn't enough, we do provide you with a USYVL Curriculum Handbook that has a daily agenda for practices and games.  Also, we have a video on our website that goes over everything covered in the coaching clinic. 

Consider being a team coach.  It's the most fun you will ever have and you get a red polo shirt and a whistle!

 

 

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Listen to the first all-volleyball internet radio podcast!

Find out what is going on in the world of volleyball and your favorite players like Misty May, Karch Kiraly and Kerri Walsh. 

Volleyball news directly to you from Reid Priddy, 2008 Olympic Volleyball Gold Medalist and Kevin Barnett, former Volleyball Olympian. 

Podcasts every Monday at 10:00 a.mthenetlive. Pacific Standard Time at www.thevolleyballnetwork.com

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Don't forget to register for Spring Season.  We look forward to seeing all your smiling faces again next season.  Have a wonderful Holiday Season!

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Now that we have completed another volleyball season.  We want to look back and thank ALL the great volunteers that were committed to making the Fall Season such a succes!! We couldn't do it without you!  Thank you!

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Doing a passing warmup before the game can help loosen up the muscles, as well as, help get your mind prepared for the game.

 

 

 

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This past Wednesday one of our sites hosted a Costume Game Day.  Tons of kids came dressed up in their funnest Costumes.

 

 

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The International Olympic Committee offered USYVL the opportunity to host two International Coaches this past week.  We had the honor of showing our USYVL program to Size Verdhan (South Africa Coach) and Inguna Minusa (Latvia Coach).  They were given a tour of the National Headquarters and an in-depth explanation of how our program works.  They also got to visit Manhattan Beach (the birth place of Beach Volleyball) and see the plaques of the past winners of the Manhattan Beach Opens.  After a busy day they finally were able to see Hermosa Beach’s USYVL program in action.  They were very impressed. Inguna explained that she has been in competitive Volleyball so long and always saw determination in the player’s eyes.  She said, “It is so nice to see the pure joy of children playing the game I love so much.” Size commented on how well thought out the program details are, from the USYVL curriculum to the custom Park & Sun net system. Size said, “When you join USYVL you can see how amazing the game of Volleyball is.”

 

A quote from our Latvia Coach:

 

 

“Pats jaukả rais vi reedeẻt bẻnnu precígảs tejas! Un too fums isdodas” – Inguna Minusa

 

 

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We had a very succesfull UCI / USYVL Game Day / Auction / Raffle / Free Clinic.  USYVL players had their regular game day, while new players participated in a Free Clinic.  There were over 500 participants.  Thanks to all, who participated in making this a fun day!

 

 

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Volleyball Players, Games

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USYVL players enjoying a break between games during a USYVL multisite game day.  Join the fun by joining a team this season at www.usyvl.org

 

Volleyball Smiles

 

 

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USYVL launched it’s first Summer Camp in Thousand Oaks on Monday, June 21 with great success!  The turnout was phenomenal and the instructors did a  fantastic job teaching the players.  The improvement of the players in a three day period and the perfect attendance by all players was just icing on the cake.
 
Don’t worry, we have 4 more camps you can join!
Irvine - August 2, 3 & 4, 9 am - 12 noon at Yale Loop Conference Center, 2 Alderwood, Irvine, CA 92604
Long Beach - July 26, 27 & 28, 9 am - 12 noon at Whaley Park, 5620 Atherton St., Long Beach, CA 90815
Moorpark - August 9, 10 & 11, 9 am - 12 noon at Peach Hill Park, 13200 Peach Hill Rd., Moorpark, CA 93021
Ventura - July 19, 20 & 21, 9 am - 12 noon at Arroyo Verde Park, Foothill Rd. & Day Rd., Ventura, CA 93003

Players from Cal Lutheran, CSUN, Hendrix College, Santa Monica College, Fullerton College and CSDH will be teaching the camps!  

The camp is for beginners, intermediate and advanced players and will focus on specific needs to improve the players skills.  They will be placed based on age and playing experience with a player to coach ratio of 8 to 1. 

The fee for the camp is $100 and it includes a t-shirt, snacks, water and completion certificate.

Registration can be done online at www.USYVL.org by clicking on the Summer 2010 Registration or by mail. You can request a registration flyer to be emailed, faxed or mailed by calling the USYVL office at 1-888-988-7985.

 

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The end of the season at Santa Maria USYVL is an event not to be missed!

Headed by on of our best Site Director's, Eric, the program truly captures the spirit of USYVL.

Players and parents go to the program to learn the skills and play the game, but they leave with so much more.  Eric has created a true community program in Santa Maria where player's can't wait for the season to start and players that graduate from the program come back every year to donate their time and teach the younger players.

The last day of the season is a celebration of food, music, special guests, contests and prizes for all the players and volunteers.  It's a celebration of all the hard work put into the season by all the players and volunteers!

Thank you Eric! 


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It's Summer and the USYVL season doesn't start until September.

If there is a USYVL summer camp near, that is a great opportunity to sharpen your volleyball skills.

For the rest, take out your volleyball and grab a friend to work on the basic skills.  Passing and setting can be done without a net.   

You can check your local park or school for a volleyball court to practice your serving and hitting skills.  If you gather enough friends, play a game of volleyball.

 

 

Boy Spiking a Volleyball   

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