A successful summer camp season is in the books! Hundreds of players ages 7-15 participated in the 2015 USYVL volleyball camps this July and August.

Players had the opportunity to learn key volleyball skills and put their skills to the test with a mix of drills and games.

It was great to see the players, both new and experienced, improve and gain confidence over the 3 days. We hope they keep it up and keep playing volleyball!

 

A big thank you to the players, parents and camp coaches for making the 2015 summer camps such a positive experience!

USYVL runs a volleyball clinic at the Sharefest Youth Development Academy!

The clinic took place Thursday, August 11 at California State University Dominguez Hills.  Over 200 middle school students had the opportunity to learn volleyball skills from some of the best volleyball players.

As a special treat, Dain Blanton, 2000 Olympic Gold Medalist of Men's Beach Volleyball, stopped by to talk to the kids, work with them in learning the sport and signed autographs!

 

  

USYVL Supports Pasadena Fire Dept. in 5K Walk to Benefit Breast Cancer Awareness  

 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014—Pasadena Fire Department hosted a 5K run at the Rose Bowl in support of breast cancer research, with all funds raised to directly benefit The Huntington Hills Breast Center (Pasadena, CA). Locals of all ages joined forces and came together in waves of pink in support of the cause. USYVL supported the endeavor by setting up court for a game of volleyball, All Pro versus Pasadena Firefighters, with guest pro beach volleyball players Billy Allen, Trevor Crabb, and Avery Drost, along with players and the Head Coach from Pierce College. Guests and passersby also participated in the “Ace-A-Pro for Charity” challenge and a community volleyball game comprised of players of all backgrounds. 

 

The event began with Celebrity trainer Dion Jackson leading the crowd in an upbeat pre-run workout. Newscaster Lolita Lopes also joined USYVL and Pasadena Fire by walk the 5K and playing a community game against the beach pros, Marine Corps participants, and firefighters.

 

Are you looking for a way to make the most of your child’s time, and your time, during a United States Youth Volleyball League (USYVL) season?  Consider coaching.  It is probably much easier than you think.  You will, undoubtedly, make meaningful contributions with the time you spend teaching teamwork and volleyball skills to youth in your area.  Better yet, your child will be thrilled, and you’ll develop a wonderful, long-lasting rapport with the other children on your team. 

Since each site has a Clinician (consider this person the coach-in-chief), coaches are tasked with executing a pre-prepared lesson plan that is spearheaded by the Clinician.  You’ll have tools before you hit the court in the form of an easy-to-read coaching manual, and on-site training given by your Clinician.  Truly, it makes the job very easy.  Opportunities exist for both Head Coach and Assistant Coach roles.  Interested?  Be sure to reach out to your Site Director. 

With leagues beginning, the sooner you make the move, the better.  If you have any questions regarding coaching or other volunteer opportunities, please feel free to contact the USYVL National Office at 888-988-7985, or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   Building confidence in these young players through your efforts as a coach is a truly rewarding experience.

  

 

Is your child one of those USYVL players who has developed new skills, new friends, and new experiences this season?  If so, registration for the USYVL’S Spring 2016 Season is open, and we are sure you will not want to miss it.  Register today and feel comfortable knowing your child has a guaranteed place for next season. 

By the way, if you live in an area that is not currently served by a USYVL site, please feel free to reach out to the USYVL National Office and we will note your interest, and work to develop a program in your area. 

Click here and enter your zip code to find the nearest location.

Volleyball Pros Support USYVL 

Over the years, the United States Youth Volleyball League (USYVL) has enjoyed great support from many professional players, USA National Team members, Olympians and top college athletes. These appearances and clinics inspire USYVL players and volunteers, and showcase the talents and generosity of these accomplished volleyball players. Certainly, their interest in growing the game they love is evident.  

 Over the years, athletes who have appeared at USYVL sites include Olympic gold medalist, Phil Dalhausser, 3-time Olympic gold medalist Misty May Treanor, gold medalist Dain Blanton, gold medalist Donald Suxho, and gold medalist and King of the Beach Sinjin Smith. Others include Canyon Ceman, George Roumain, Alicia Robinson, Curt Toppel, Tom Hoff,  Jeff Nyggard, Chris Harger,  Billy Allen, Janelle Ruen Allen, Dustin Watten, Gary Sato, Bibiana Candelas, Tracy Morin,  John Mayer,  and Braidy Halverson. 

 

At USYVL, we can’t thank these tremendous athletes enough for sharing their time and techniques with us.

 

Look for more clinics and appearances from the nation’s top volleyball players soon!

Becca was 8 years old when she started playing for USYVL, and learned early on that she really liked spiking the ball.  It didn't always go where she wanted it to for a few years, but it still felt so good to hit the ball HARD!  After many years of USYVL she moved on to club volleyball, played all through high school, and is now finishing up her senior year at Hendrix College, in Conway, Arkansas.  She was a starting outside hitter all four years at this NCAA Division III school, where she set the record for All time Career Kills and was second in All Time Career Attempts and Most Kills in a Season.  Becca still loves playing volleyball, and also loves coaching volleyball.   Look for her at USYVL summer camps in the near future!

2015 USYVL Founders Award honors Jane Clancy 

The USYVL Founders award is awarded annually to the individual who has provided leadership to the USYVL for the greatest amount of time and made an impact on the organization.

  

This year we are honored to present this award to Jane Clancy, who started with the organization in 1997. Jane was USYVL’s first Site Director and her daughters, Becca and Hannah, were the first players in the Thousand Oaks program. Jane still volunteers with the organization today, 18 years from when it first started. Jane has been an integral part of the organization filling a number of other roles including, Coach, Trainer, Summer Camp Instructor, Summer Camp Director and Clinician.  

 

Jane joins a list of other firsts including 2013's Award winner Dale Hoffman, the co-founder of the USYVL, who was involved during the first days of the league's formation and 2014's Veronica Sanchez who was the first USYVL Clinician.

 

Dale Hoffman, do-founder of USYVL with Randy Sapoznik, Executive Director Veronica Sanchez, 1st USYV Clinician

On behalf of every child whose lives you touched, Thank you for all you have done for the kids and USYVL.

310 Beach Volleyball in Santa Monica

We have an exciting new program in your area, beach training from 2000 Beach Volleyball Olympic Gold Medalist, Dain Blanton! The program’s philosophy is to take emerging volleyball players and train them in the three key areas of beach volleyball; skill development, mind fitness and volleyball specific cross-training.

 

4 Week Training Blocks

First Block – March 9 – April 4, 2016

Mondays and Wednesdays 4:30 – 6:30 PM

Two Age Groups – Girls 14U, 16U and  Boys 14U, 16U

 

Location – Ocean Park (Beach) at 2400 Ocean Front Walk, Santa Monica, CA 90405

 

Click here to register!

 

For Additional Information Contact Veronica Sanchez at (310) 212-7008 x243 

Audra started playing at the Pasadena, Maryland USYVL and played for a number of years during the Spring and Fall seasons!  Since leaving USYVL’s league, Audra attended The Catholic High School of Baltimore.  She made the varsity team as a freshman.  She worked her way up and played setter position for her sophomore and junior years. Audra won the Spirit Award in her junior year for her motivation in getting the team to the conference championship.  As Captain and outside hitter in her senior year, the team was able to have an undefeated season resulting in 2009 being added to the Volleyball banner, after a 17 year absence. This resulted in her being named an IAAM League All Star.   “My goal during my high school years was to get a year up on the banner.”  

During the spring sessions of USYVL, Audra volunteered at the Pasadena, Maryland site as an assistant coach for the 8-10 year olds.  “I love working with the younger children and it gave me experience in leadership.”  

Audra is now a freshman at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois studying psychology.  “Since Illinois State is a Division 1 school, I decided to play intramural volleyball so I can concentrate on my academics and not lose my scholarship.”  

 

 

Advanced Juniors Registration

310 Beach Volleyball Academy Presented by USYVL