This past Wednesday one of our sites hosted a Costume Game Day. Tons of kids came dressed up in their funnest Costumes.
The International Olympic Committee offered USYVL the opportunity to host two International Coaches this past week. We had the honor of showing our USYVL program to Size Verdhan (South Africa Coach) and Inguna Minusa (Latvia Coach). They were given a tour of the National Headquarters and an in-depth explanation of how our program works. They also got to visit Manhattan Beach (the birth place of Beach Volleyball) and see the plaques of the past winners of the Manhattan Beach Opens. After a busy day they finally were able to see Hermosa Beach’s USYVL program in action. They were very impressed. Inguna explained that she has been in competitive Volleyball so long and always saw determination in the player’s eyes. She said, “It is so nice to see the pure joy of children playing the game I love so much.” Size commented on how well thought out the program details are, from the USYVL curriculum to the custom Park & Sun net system. Size said, “When you join USYVL you can see how amazing the game of Volleyball is.”
A quote from our Latvia Coach:
“Pats jaukả rais vi reedeẻt bẻnnu precígảs tejas! Un too fums isdodas” – Inguna Minusa
We had a very succesfull UCI / USYVL Game Day / Auction / Raffle / Free Clinic. USYVL players had their regular game day, while new players participated in a Free Clinic. There were over 500 participants. Thanks to all, who participated in making this a fun day!
USYVL launched it’s first Summer Camp in Thousand Oaks on Monday, June 21 with great success! The turnout was phenomenal and the instructors did a fantastic job teaching the players. The improvement of the players in a three day period and the perfect attendance by all players was just icing on the cake.
Don’t worry, we have 4 more camps you can join!
Irvine - August 2, 3 & 4, 9 am - 12 noon at Yale Loop Conference Center, 2 Alderwood, Irvine, CA 92604
Long Beach - July 26, 27 & 28, 9 am - 12 noon at Whaley Park, 5620 Atherton St., Long Beach, CA 90815
Moorpark - August 9, 10 & 11, 9 am - 12 noon at Peach Hill Park, 13200 Peach Hill Rd., Moorpark, CA 93021
Ventura - July 19, 20 & 21, 9 am - 12 noon at Arroyo Verde Park, Foothill Rd. & Day Rd., Ventura, CA 93003
Players from Cal Lutheran, CSUN, Hendrix College, Santa Monica College, Fullerton College and CSDH will be teaching the camps!
The camp is for beginners, intermediate and advanced players and will focus on specific needs to improve the players skills. They will be placed based on age and playing experience with a player to coach ratio of 8 to 1.
The fee for the camp is $100 and it includes a t-shirt, snacks, water and completion certificate.
Registration can be done online at www.USYVL.org by clicking on the Summer 2010 Registration or by mail. You can request a registration flyer to be emailed, faxed or mailed by calling the USYVL office at 1-888-988-7985.
The end of the season at Santa Maria USYVL is an event not to be missed!
Headed by on of our best Site Director's, Eric, the program truly captures the spirit of USYVL.
Players and parents go to the program to learn the skills and play the game, but they leave with so much more. Eric has created a true community program in Santa Maria where player's can't wait for the season to start and players that graduate from the program come back every year to donate their time and teach the younger players.
The last day of the season is a celebration of food, music, special guests, contests and prizes for all the players and volunteers. It's a celebration of all the hard work put into the season by all the players and volunteers!
The Aliso Viejo Summer Camp opened this Monday, July 11.
For it's first year, it opened with a record number of participants!
Instructors from Cal State Northridge, Cal State East Bay and Canyon High School worked with the campers on every aspect of volleyball.
Setting is one of the most exciting skills of volleyball, it's like the quarterback in a football game.
The hand position needs to be above the forehead. Thumbs should be close to one another with wrists back and somewhat down. Elbows should be slightly in front of the shoulders. The hands should be in the shape of a volleyball.
The movement that follows is the player extends their arms after contacting the ball, pushing it to the desired target. Arms should finish fully extended.
During the off season, take out your volleyball and practice setting!
One of the greatest rewards is sharing your knowledge of volleyball with the younger players!
Volunteering for the USYVL is not only easy and fun, but you also get community service hours credit and why not do it teaching something you love.
Don't miss the deadline to register for the Fall 2011 season. Many programs have already exceeded the numbers from last year, so make sure to get your spot by registering today!
You can register online at www.USYVL.org or by mail. If you need a registration form, print one from our website or give us a call at 1-888-988-7985. Remember to register by August 15th!