Covid-19 Update December 2, 2021

USYVL is monitoring daily COVID-19 updates to best assist programs in all of our communities. The health and safety of our players, coaches, volunteers, and parents is our priority. Many city parks and recreation departments are approving permits for youth sports again with strict Covid-19 guidelines. Each program is being looked at on a case by case basis and the Covid-19 guidelines set forth by their city’s parks and recreation department, before providing any programs in 2021 & 2022. All programs will be following the CDC, and state and local public health authorities guidelines. Spring 2022
  • Agoura Hills, CA Spring 2022
  • Aliso Viejo, CA Spring 2022
  • Anaheim, CA Spring 2022
  • Arroyo Grande, CA Spring 2022
  • Camarillo, CA Spring 2022
  • Carlsbad, CA Spring 2022
  • Carmel Valley, CA Spring 2022
  • Cerritos, CA Spring 2022
  • Claremont, CA Spring 2022
  • Culver City, CA Spring 2022
  • Cupertino, CA Spring 2022
  • Duarte, CA Spring 2022
  • Elk Grove, CA Spring 2022
  • El Segundo, CA Spring 2022
  • Folsom, CA Spring 2022
  • Fountain Valley, CA Spring 2022
  • Fremont, CA Spring 2022
  • Glendale, CA Spring 2022
  • Goleta, CA Spring 2022
  • Hacienda Heights, CA Spring 2022
  • Hermosa Beach, CA Spring 2022
  • Huntington Beach, CA Spring 2022
  • Irvine, CA Spring 2022
  • Laguna Niguel, CA Spring 2022
  • Lake Elsinore, CA Spring 2022
  • Livermore, CA Spring 2022
  • Lompoc, CA Spring 2022
  • Long Beach, CA Marina Vista Park Spring 2022
  • Long Beach, CA Whaley Park Spring 2022
  • Los Alamitos, CA Spring 2022
  • Los Gatos, CA Spring 2022
  • Mission Viejo, CA Spring 2022
  • Mohawk Valley, NY Spring 2022
  • Monterey Park, CA Spring 2022
  • Morgan Hill, CA Spring 2022
  • Moorpark, CA Spring 2022
  • Mountain View, CA Spring 2022
  • Natomas, CA Spring 2022
  • Oak Park, CA Spring 2022
  • Ojai, CA Spring 2022
  • Oxnard, CA Spring 2022
  • Palo Alto, CA Spring 2022
  • Palos Verdes, CA Spring 2022
  • Pasadena, CA Spring 2022
  • Pasadena, MD Spring 2022
  • Reno, NV Spring 2022
  • Sacramento, CA Spring 2022
  • San Clemente, CA Spring 2022
  • San Diego, CA Spring 2022
  • San Jose, CA Butcher Park Spring 2022
  • San Jose, CA Kirk Park Spring 2022
  • San Jose, CA Linear Park Spring 2022
  • San Luis Obispo, CA Spring 2022
  • Santa Maria, CA Spring 2022
  • Saugus, CA Spring 2022
  • Simi Valley, CA Spring 2022
  • South Fayette, PA Spring 2022
  • Sparks, NV Spring 2022
  • Thousand Oaks, CA Spring 2022
  • Torrance, CA Spring 2022
  • Tustin, CA Spring 2022
  • Valencia, CA Spring 2022
  • Ventura, CA Spring 2022
  • Wastsonville, CA Spring 2022
  • West Sacramento, CA Spring 2022
  Winter 2021
  • Des Moines, IA Winter 2021
  First and foremost, please follow the guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html). These resources are updated as new information becomes available and should be checked frequently. General guidelines from the CDC to help individuals prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses include: * Avoid close contact with people who are sick. * Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. * Stay home when you are sick. * Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. * Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe. * Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.   Given the urgent nature of this situation, USYVL will continue to monitor information from the CDC, and state and local public health authorities, and will regularly share any updates that relate directly to USYVL programs.
Registration is open for Fall 2021 Advanced Juniors.

To register for Advanced Juniors.

The Advanced Juniors program is for intermediate and advanced players to prepare and assist their transition from four-person instructional leagues to indoor competition with a six-player format. The goal of the Advanced Juniors program is to create a pathway for players to advance to a higher level of competition such as High School or Club volleyball.

Participants in the Advanced Juniors program should have prior volleyball experience.

Each program has a dedicated volleyball instructor with experience coaching at the club, high school or higher level. The player to coach ratio is 12:1, with teams ranging from 6 – 12 players. Under this structure, participants have access to coaches that can provide guidance for individual skill development and instruction for enhanced team-building skills.

The program is coed and is open to boys and girls ages 12-16 with two age divisions, 14-Under and 16-Under. Each program is structured around two 90-minute practices per week and includes three weekend tournaments.

To learn more about the program visit our Advanced Juniors page!

Highlights of our Advanced Juniors program include:

• Designed for players that have the basic fundamentals of volleyball.
• Co-ed, boys and girls ages 12-16.
• Instructor with experience coaching at the club, high school or higher level.
• Indoor 6-on-6 format.
• 10 week program..
• Two 90-minute practices per week.
• Three weekend tournaments.
• Uniform t-shirt provided.
• • Skills assessment by coach will take place during practice, during the first four practices.

If you have any questions please contact the USYVL National Office at 1-888-988-7985.

Fun! While the program teaches children the skills necessary to excel in the sport of volleyball, the focus remains on participation, cooperation, sportsmanship, responsibility and, of course, fun!

Action! Strength, endurance and improved coordination result from the weekly activity of the program. Furthermore, a season of league games is sure to provide plenty of exciting volleyball action.

Skills! Skills are taught using technically correct methods for peak performance and safety.

Teamwork! The USYVL is a family-oriented program where parents, siblings, grandparents, and friends are strongly encouraged to become involved. Parents and volunteers assist with coaching, registration, check-in and equipment set-up.

Volleyball Starts Here!

February 2021 USYVL Newsletter
 
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Jaena's Love for Volleyball, Next Stop, Louisiana Tech!

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By Jaena Bell

I started playing with USYVL when I was 7 years old when a few of my friends from school all decided to sign up. I barely knew anything about volleyball but the welcoming and safe environment encouraged me to get out there and try my best. I ended up loving it right away, and with each practice, I was excited to get better and have fun with my new friends and teammates.

This program teaches the meaning of true sportsmanship and definitely values the importance of participation, which is important especially at a young age. I liked USYVL because it embodies a pressure free environment where a child like myself could make mistakes, learn and grow.  I was able to develop better self-esteem, improve my overall communication, and understand the responsibility required to be part of a team. I also met a lifelong friend on my first team at USYVL, and we have been playing together ever since.

"This organization gave me my undying love for the sport of volleyball."

 
I am forever grateful for the unforgettable memories I made with my teammates, coaches and friends during my time at USYVL. The fundamental skills I developed prepared me to make my first competitive club team at 11 years old. More than anything, this organization gave me my undying love for the sport of volleyball. I have carried this love with me through all of my club teams and will continue to carry it with me in college. I currently play the 18s division at Mizuno Long Beach Volleyball Club and attend Saint Anthony High School.  I will be playing Division 1 college volleyball next fall at Louisiana Tech University on a full scholarship. My wonderful experience with USYVL introduced me to the sport I love. 

Skills Clinics Sharpen Your Skills

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We were excited to offer four Winter Volleyball Clinics in Aliso Viejo in January and February! The one-day two hour clinics were for all skill  levels. We had an amazing turnout, filling up each clinic to capacity. Our Clinician was able to focus on the fundamentals of spiking, setting and serving and make sure that each participant had the specialized drills and help they needed.

One-day clinics allow players to keep their skills sharp and focus on a few individualized drills to enhance specific skills personalized to each player. Volleyball clinics are run by a local Clinician/s (Volleyball Instructor/s). If you are interested in running a clinic in your area, please contact us. We are happy to look into running a volleyball clinic in your community!


coaches corner

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by Steve Anderson

Hand Setting

Hand Positioning

Hands should form a square or rectangle, with index fingers and thumbs on the volleyball, which should give you symmetry.

Place the ball above your forehead and as you push it upward, evenly with both hands, you will let it go with both hands at the same time to achieve symmetry.

To see this in action go to www.usyvl.org and click on the yellow banner VOLLEYBALL PRO TIPS.

You can view the complete series on hand setting from Olympic Gold Medal Coach, Steve Anderson.


olympic watch

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Finally, our USA beach teams have an opportunity to compete in an Olympic qualifying tournament. On March 8, the Katara Beach Volleyball Cup 2021 will take place in Doha, Qatar. Due to the global pandemic, the number of possible qualifying tournaments is unknown so players have to compete as if this may be the only tournament to determine their Olympic dreams!

Check out the points to see how close this is!

Women’s Teams: 
April Ross/Alix Klineman –  8760 points
Kerri Walsh-Jennings/Brooke Sweat – 6960 points
Sarah Sponcil/Kelly Claes – 6640 points
Kelley Kolinske/Emily Stockman – 6080  points

Men’s Teams:
Jake Gibb/Taylor Crabb – 6680
Tri Bourne/Trevor Crabb – 6360
Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena – 5840 points

To make things even more exciting as these teams race to the Olympics, team Tri Bourne/Trevor Crabb are not competing in Qatar since they were not able to qualify into the tournament.                             

For more information and beach volleyball Olympic rankings, visit https://www.fivb.com/

Click here for the Olympic schedule 


your support matters

Your tax-deductible contributions to USYVL have helped us continue our mission to provide every child between the ages of 7 and 15 a chance to learn and play volleyball in a fun, safe, supervised environment.

If you are in a position to donate, please consider USYVL by clicking the link below. Your donation goes directly into funding players that can’t afford registration, program improvements and equipment upgrades.

 
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how can I help? 

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Did you know you can support USYVL while shopping on Amazon? Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. By linking your account to United States Youth Volleyball League at smile.amazon.com, you can direct that percentage to go to USYVL's Every Child Plays Fund.

Visit to smile.amazon.com get started.


USYVL merch

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USYVL Clinician Bob models a pullover from the 'ghosted' line. Looking good!

With a great selection of USYVL gear, we’ve got you covered. Check out the collection and support two local businesses in the process!

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our sponsors

We are proud to partner with several community-minded businesses that share our goal of giving every child a chance to play volleyball.

If your business would like to learn more about our sponsorship program, follow the link Become A Sponsor

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