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When Tom Hoff called and told me about Tim, there was no question as to what to do!

We put together a package of items that a 15 year old volleyball player should have.  A Park & Sun Spectrum net system, Molten volleyball, Asics backpack and a couple of other items.

There was a wonderful reception at the Anaheim White House, where Stephanie McCormick the CEO from the Orange County/Inland Empire Make-a-Wish Foundation explained that this was the largest gift granting that the Make a wish foundation has ever done.  Not only were they sending Tim and his family, but a large number of kids and their families from the US and around the world to the London Olympics. 

The send off included a number of former Olympians; Jamie Komer, the 2008 Olympic Silver Medalist in Water Polo, Peter Vidmar, the 1984 Double Gold & Silver Medalist in Men’s Gymnastics, Pat McCormick, a 1952 & 1956 Olympic Gold Medalist.  To top it off, Reid Priddy and Clay Stanley who will be leading the Men’s National Team in  London.

The star of the day though, was Tim!  He is a very humble kid who has his sights on becoming a member of the USA Men’s National Volleyball Team.  After spending a couple hours with him I realized that he knows what is important and is willing to work hard to get there.  

We hope to see Tim at some of the USYVL sites upon his return to talk about his Olympic experience.

 

Randy Sapoznik              

Executive Director

 

Click here to see the NBC video

Click here to read the USA Volleyball story

 

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When you think of Griffith Park, what do you think of first? The observatory? Famous film location? The zoo? The Greek Theatre? L.A. Equestrian Center? Well, now you can add to that the latest United States Youth Volleyball League (USYVL) site.

The largest municipal park in the Unites States with urban wilderness, Griffith Park has been the site of many movies (think the classic Rebel Without a Cause), TV shows and commercials. Sometimes, it is referred to as the Los Angeles’ Central Park. However, at 4,310 acres, it is actually much larger than Central Park.

 

Taking place on Wednesdays and Saturdays from April 2 through May 31, the USYVL spring season in Griffith Park will give families in the Los Feliz area with children ages 7 to 15 easy access to a program. Registration is now available at the Los Feliz site at a special early registration rate of $130 per child. Multi-child discounts are available.  The registration fee goes to $150 on March 1, 2014. See you in the park! 

 

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USYVL Kids’ Nights/Long Beach State vs. UCLA  


Along with the fun, fitness benefits, skill and social development resulting from participation in the USYVL, the league offers great perks, including USYVL Kids’ Nights at selected college matches.  Along with free admission to the game for you, your family and friends, each match will provide an opportunity to win an “Event or Clinic with a Pro” for your site. 


How does it work? USYVL will be keeping track of the number of people each site draws to the game (not only USYVL players, but whoever else they bring). Please make sure they register on the USYVL website for the game and select your site when registering to be properly attributed to your site. The site that has the highest turnout, percentage-wise, will receive a free volleyball clinic and autograph session during this upcoming spring season from a pro.  


Watching high level volleyball players play the game is exciting and instructional. The kids really do benefit from watching good form and effort in action. Of course, if your site wins the “Event or Clinic with a Pro,” you child will have an inspiring and lasting learning experience. So be sure to bring as many people as possible for a fun-filled evening! Of course, total tickets are limited, so register early.

 

 

The Scoop: These two teams are currently ranked in the NCAA top 10, so expect a great match!   

 


Please remember to bring a form of photo ID, whether it be a student ID or driver’s license (this applies to students 7th grade and above).   

  

Register by Friday, April 4, 2014 at 3pm!

  

CAMPUS MAP:   http://daf.csulb.edu/maps/parking/ 

 

 

 The details are as follows:

 

Where: Long Beach State University- at the Pyramid
  1250 N. Bellflower Blvd
  Long Beach, CA
When: Saturday, April 5, 2014
Time: The game begins at 7pm, but please arrive early at 6:30pm
Cost: Free for USYVL Members who registers on the USYVL Website *Parking fee will be charged for lot parking

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at the following number: 888.988.7985. 

 

Registration is closed.

 







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As another successful spring season winds down for the United States Youth Volleyball League (USYVL), a big “thank you” is due to the many volunteers who made it happen for the kids. The volunteer crew is essential to the success of the league, keeping the league affordable while, at the same time, offering a family atmosphere, since so many family members are involved. We’re grateful for the time donated by each and every volunteer this past season. Your efforts created a terrific experience for the children participating in USYVL.  

 

If you haven’t volunteered in the past, and have a child participating in the future, you are certainly encouraged to volunteer. The guidelines to volunteer are available on the USYVL website.  

 

In addition to donating time, monetary donations derived from the charity and goodwill of many individual donors, along with corporate sponsors, assist the USYVL in achieving its mission to provide every child an opportunity to learn the sport of volleyball in a fun, safe, and supervised environment. Donations improve opportunities for children in the league in two ways. First, children with a desire to play in the league, but are faced with verified financial need, are offered assistance. Since the inception of the league, thanks to donations, no child has ever been turned down from participating in the league based on financial circumstances. Second, donations fund important USYVL education and training programs, which benefit all children involved with USYVL.   

 

If you are in a position to be able to make a monetary donation, we encourage you to join our board members in donating $25, $50, $100, or any amount you can comfortably give to USYVL. Each donation, no matter the amount, makes a difference! 

 

The opportunities for health, fitness, self-esteem building and, of course, learning the skills of volleyball, offered through the USYVL continue. Thank you for being part of it.    

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The Fall USYVL season is fast approaching.  Early registration is open until July 1st.

You can register online here:  http://usyvl.countmein.com/ProgramHome.aspx   You can pay online or by check.

If you have questions or need additional information give us a call at 1-888-988-7985.

Remember that programs fill quickly and it’s always best to register early!

 

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 The last time the league held a USYVL Kids’ Night at Pepperdine University, over 500 USYVL participants, family members and friends attended. Now you have another opportunity to attend a match with free admission for players, parents, friends and relatives as USC Men’s Volleyball Team (#7) takes on Pepperdine University (#3) on Saturday, April 5 at 7:00 p.m. Along with free admission to the game for you, your family and friends, your site will have chance to win special appearance by a volleyball pro at your site.   

 

USYVL will be keeping track of the number of people each site draws to the game - not only USYVL players, but whomever else you bring. Please make sure they register on the USYVL website and select your site when registering so they can be properly attributed to your site. The site that has the highest turnout, percentage-wise, will have the opportunity to have a top volleyball pro visit their site.   

 

As always, be sure to bring as many people as possible for a fun-filled evening! Of course, total tickets are limited, so register early. Ready, set, fun!

The Scoop: These two teams are currently ranked in the NCAA top 10, so expect a great match! 

 

Register by Friday, April 4, 2014 at 3pm! 

 

Please remember to bring a form of photo ID, whether it be a student ID or driver’s license (this applies to students 7th grade and above).   

  

 The details are as follows:

 

Where: Pepperdine University (Firestone Fieldhouse)
  24555 Pacific Coast Highway
  Malibu, CA 90263
When: Saturday, April 5, 2014
Time: The game begins at 7pm, but please arrive early at 6:30pm
Cost: Free for everyone who registers on the USYVL Website

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at the following number: 888.988.7985. 

  

Registration is closed

 




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  The following sites have canceled for Thursday, July 24th, 2014 

 

 

Everett, WA 

In the event of a Weather Cancellation you will receive an automated phone message via our Calling Post system no later than *1 hour prior to your start time.

*-If rain starts less than 1 hour prior to practice a phone message may not be sent so please note the final decision to play will be made at the site by the Site Director and Clinician.

During the week we have limited staff and the most efficient way to receive information is our Calling Post system and the website.

 
Rain Policy – Practice will be cancelled if any of the following occur:

         

          1.   It is raining at the start time of practice or games

                                                

          2.   The school or park closes the field due to excess water on the field

         

          3.   The Clinician and Site Director feel the playing conditions are unsafe

                                                

          4.   Rain days will be made up immediately, please check your local Site Director

 

 

 

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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!

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CAMPUS MAP:   http://www.usyvl.org/media/forms/seaver-map.pdf

 

Firestone Fieldhouse is located at 24255 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, CA.

 

The games will take place in building 24 (Firestone Fieldhouse) on the map. Parking is available on the street and in a large lot below Firestone Fieldhouse.

  

Check-in for registered attendees will take place inside the lobby of Firestone Fieldhouse. We will have a will-call table as soon as people walk in from the entrance (the table will be very visible). 

 

Please remember to bring a form of photo ID, whether it be a student ID or driver’s license (this applies to students 7th grade and above).

 

 

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Summer Camps:

 

USYVL’s fun 3-day summer camps are the perfect way to improve skills over a short period of time. Offering three hours of instruction, practice and game time each day for ages 7-15, these camps run $100 per player and take place at the following locations in 2014:

 

Arroyo Grande

July 28-30

Claremont

July 28-30

Irvine

July 28-30

Los Gatos

July 28-30

Moorpark

August 4-6

Reno, NV

July 29-31

Sacramento

August 4-6

San Diego

August 4-6

Santa Monica

August 4-6

Torrance

August 4-6

Ventura 

July 28-30 

 

 Register today! 

 

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