USYVL News, March 2011

Dear USYVL Families,


Welcome to the Spring 2011 season! 

It's exciting to see how many  kids have gone through our program since we first started in 1997 and how many of those are coming back to get involved and mentor the new generation of USYVL players.


I would personally like to thank every volunteer, past and present, that has made it possible for our kids to have a positive experience in the sport of volleyball and at the same time acquire life skills that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.


I look forward to seeing you on the court! 


Randy Sapoznik
Executive Director



Spring Registration Ends April 1st

2 Days Left to the Close of Registration

April 1 at midnight, don’t miss it!

It's the last day to register for the Spring 2011 season. 

You can register online atwww.USYVL.orgor by mail. If you need a registration form call us at 1-888-988-7985 or you can also print one


Where Are They Now?  Elise

Elise Ruddins started her volleyball career with USYVL and has returned to her home site, Laguna Niguel, because she would love to give back!

She will be coaching this Spring 2011 season. Her knowledge and love for the sport will be invaluable to the kids of the USYVL.

At 6'4" now, she is a middle blocker and has an extensive volleyball resume. In 2010, she was the Varsity Offensive Player of the Year and All League Team 2, and the Junior Varsity 2009 Offensive Player of the Year. Also playing club, her team came in 1st place in the SCVA 15's and they took 1st place at the Fiesta Classic in Arizona in the 16's open.

Why is Elise coaching? She loves kids and most of all, loves volleyball!


Allen Adams Joins USYVL Board of Directors Allen Adams USYVL Board Member

Allen Adams is an avid volleyball player. He started playing volleyball at age 12 and has never stopped. He played in high school, college and continues to play regularly and compete in the Senior Games.

An engineer by trade, he graduated from BYU. He is currently president and owner of Electronics Firm in Los Angeles.

He has coached Pony Baseball, AYSO, USYVL and Junior High Girls Volleyball. He loves coaching and working with the youth.

Allen brings an extensive background in business, organization and working with youth groups. We are very proud to have him as a board member and know he will be key in furthering the mission of USYVL.


Hermosa Valley School Clinic

Thursday, March 17 was a special day for Hermosa Valley School students.  They had the opportunity to take the USYVL volleyball clinic instructed by three of our Clinicians, Adam, Elyce andUSYVL Youth Volleyball Clinic Leo.

Each student had the opportunity to learn the basic skills of volleyball and even got to play a game. Approximately 150 students took the clinic and thoroughly enjoyed it so much that they came in during recess and lunch to get some extra tips from the instructors.


Thank you! 


We would like to thank all the folks that have contributed to the USYVL in the month of March 2011. It’s your donations that make it possible for USYVL to deliver quality volleyball programs!

Thank you to all who have donated in 2011.


Item of the Month! USYVL Volleyball Shorts

The Unisex Jersey Knit Short is a great piece of attire to wear with your uniform t-shirt.

They will go great with either a red, white or blue t-shirt.

Order it now by going to and clicking on Store.



Platinum: $5,000 and above receive an autographed gold volleyball signed by an Olympian + silver level items.

Gold: $1,000 and above receive an autographed volleyball signed by an Olympian + silver level items.

Silver: $500 receive an official USYVL sweatshirt, sports bag and mini autograph ball

Bronze: $250 receive an official USYVL sweatshirt and sports bag

Spiker: $100 receive an official USYVL sweatshirt

Setter: $50 receive an official mini autograph ball

Digger: $25 receive an official USYVL window sticker



Coaches Corner


By Veronica Sanchez

Incorporating all aspects of the game in practice is crucial to the success of the team when playing the game.

On one side of the court place three players in the passing position, Left Back, Middle Back and Right Back and a Setter, Middle Front.

The coach should have 6-8 balls. Put the ball in play by tapping the ball and then serving it overhand from half court of the opposite side. The passers should be ready to pass and hit, but the setter does not have to set the person who passes. Whoever hits the ball retrieves the ball and gets back at the end of the line.

Have the setter start from the Right Front area and as soon as you tap the ball to put it into play, that is their cue to move to the front to set either of the three players.


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