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!
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!
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!
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!
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 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.
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.