Are you the type that likes to take a leadership role?  Or are you looking to ensure the next generation of volleyball players has a solid fundamental baseIf so, the United States Youth Volleyball League (USYVL) has a couple great opportunities for you.  For the upcoming Spring 2014 Season, USYVL is seeking Site Directors and Clinicians.  

The basic responsibilities of the Site Director include oversight of the players and volunteers at your community site. This person is organized, efficient and works well with people, and has a huge impact on the site.  Site directors recruit, organize and maintain the volunteer staff, assign equipment, assign the First Aid Administrator, handle registration, ensure forms are complete and oversee the parent meeting that takes place at the beginning of the season, and serve as the primary liaison between the site and USYVL National Office.  The job runs for the entire 8 weeks of the program, with a modicum of work before and after the season.  Typically, the Site Director position requires approximately 4 hours of time per week.  USYVL offers excellent training and a complete job description.  Be a leader!

USYVL Clinicians are responsible for training and overseeing the site’s parent-volunteer coaches in the team instruction of the fundamentals of volleyball.  This position is ideal for a college volleyball player looking to sharpen one’s coaching and leadership skills, or a current volleyball coach with an eye on the future.  Clinicians have an opportunity to implement a proven teaching system, which expedites learning for the children in the program. Best of all, it is fun! Clinicians teach the skills to volunteer coaches through a 2-hour pre-season coaching clinic, and demonstrate skills during practice days.  Clinicians also oversee game days and tournaments, and participate in the pre-season parent meeting.

Through a 3-hour pre-season training meeting, a complete written curriculum for the 8-week program, and support from the USYVL National Office, Clinicians are well prepared for their role.  Because of the high level coaching responsibility, this person must be dependable and have experience playing and/or coaching volleyball at the high school, club, college or higher level. The time commitment is approximately 4 hours per week.  A stipend is available for the Clinician position.

Interested?  Or know someone who would be an ideal candidate?  Contact the USYVL National Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by phone at 310.212.7008.

 

Hannah was one of the very first USYVL kids, starting at 6 1/2 years old.  She especially loved playing defense, digging and chasing balls was her specialty!  She grew into not only an excellent defensive player, but worked very hard to become an outstanding setter, as well. 

She continued to play competitively through middle school and high school, earning numerous awards as setter for Thousand Oaks High School including  1) Ventura County Player of the Year and 2) Marmonte League Player of the Year (twice!) 

She is currently a sophomore at the University of the Pacific, where she is the starting setter for their NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Team, playing in the Big West Conference.  She also loves playing beach volleyball and is looking forward to the spring, for the first season of NCAA Women's Sand Volleyball.    From early on, Hannah has loved the game, and credits USYVL for starting her on the path to playing at the highest level!

UC Irvine Players Sign Autographs for USYVL Kids

What a great opportunity to watch high level volleyball and be able to talk to the players.  That was what happened at the UC Irvine International Volleyball Tournament. 

USYVL players from Orange County sites had their game day at UC Irvine's Crawford Field.  Prior to the start of their games, they received a special treat from the UC Irvine Men's Volleyball Team.  

The team played a short exhibition game and then signed autographs for the kids.  Thank you to UC Irvine and David Kniffin for making this a special day for USYVL!

What’s in a name?  Well, quite a bit when it comes to the official USYVL “Best Team Name Contest.”  Have you thought of creative team name yet?  Whether your name is the Sporty Spikers, Hermosa Heros or the Slamming Sharks, there are many great names to be created. 

 

If you haven’t decided on a team name, now is the time.  Team names will continue to be collected through Oct. 7th.  To be entered to win, you must inform your Site Director of your name choice prior to Oct 7th.

 

The winning team will receive special USYVL T-shirts.  Stay tuned!  The winner will be chosen by the USYVL National Office on Oct 14th.  Make sure you are entered. 

 

 

 

 

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The USYVL is all about good sportsmanship by learning and playing volleyball in a fun, safe, supervised environment.  "Every Child Plays" and is automatically a starter when they sign up to play in the USYVL. USYVL Instructors and coaches teach the proper volleyball skills and teamwork.  

 

Join a team today! 

 

 

It's Official!  The Fall 2010 season has ended.  Thank you for a great Season, we look forward to seeing All of you in the Spring!

 

Registered players will meet on Alumni Field area 21 on the CAMPUS MAP: http://www.usyvl.org/media/forms/seaver-map.pdf

We are very excited to announce that we have been invited to a FREE pre-season volleyball clinic directed by Marv Dunphy, the Men’s Volleyball Coach at Pepperdine University.
 
Marv 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.
 
This is a great opportunity for your child, so please make sure to attend!
 
Date and Time: Saturday, September 6, 2014  from 9 a.m. to 11am (check-in at 8:30 a.m.)
        
Location:  Pepperdine University - Alumni Park, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu, CA  90263 (parking is free and when you enter the campus, at the information booth, they will direct you to the clinic).
 
Remember the clinic is FREE to all USYVL players in grades 2-8*!!!  Returning players should wear your USYVL t-shirts.
 
*Please note due to NCAA regulations, students in 9th grade or older may not attend this activity as a participant.  If you have any questions regarding this regulation please call the USYVL National Office at 1-888-988-7985.
 
Sign ups have ended. 

The Fall 2014 season team name votes have been counted!  First place goes to Serves You Right from Palos Verdes!

Each team player from the winning team will receive a special gift. Congratulations! 

Thank you!  Your registration has been received.

 

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. Stop by will-call to pick up tickets. 

 

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).

 

 

 

 

Help Out, Meet Volleyball Pros

 

Interested in meeting a few of the best volleyball players in the country? If you have some free time August 14-17, opportunities exist for USYVL players and families to volunteer for positions that will assist with the operation of the Manhattan Beach Open. Volunteering for this event has many perks, including a chance to meet players and receive autographs, receive a Manhattan Beach Open volunteer T-shirt, and enjoy meals and drinks for the shifts you work.

Positions available include ball shaggers (this one may land you on TV) and tournament welcome center assistants, among others. These major professional volleyball events are a great place to share your enthusiasm for volleyball with other fans and players. Some positions will allow children as young as 8 years of age to participate (with parent supervision).

Complete volunteer information is provided below.  Online registration for these volunteer positions is available now. If interested, positions are filled on a first-come, first served basis, so make sure you sign up soon. 

 

2014 Manhattan Beach Open

Volunteer Information

 

This event would not be possible without great volunteers- thank you in advance for your support!

Event Location:
    Manhattan Beach Pier
    100 Manhattan Beach Blvd.
    Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Important Information
• Volunteers need to be ages 12 and up (8 and up must be supervised by a parent).
• Volunteers MUST commit to work a minimum of TWO SHIFTS for the event.
• All volunteers receive one t-shirt the entire weekend. If working multiple days, please plan on wearing your shirt the following day(s).
• It is preferred that volunteers wear tan shorts, beach sandals or shoes, and a hat. Plan for the weather accordingly.
• Volunteers should wear plenty of sunscreen. Don’t forget to bring it with you!
• Meals and drinks will be provided for the shifts that you are working.
• If there is an unexpected change in weather conditions and play is suspended, it is required that you stay until your shift is over. Play may resume at anytime.
• Please note that while the Volunteer Coordinator makes every effort to match you with your position preferences, volunteer positions are on a first come, first serve basis.
• Volunteers will have plenty of time to get autographs and take pictures with the pro athletes in between matches.

 

Positions Available