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USYVL News, November 2011

Dear USYVL Families, 


This Fall 2011 season has seen the largest amount of participants in the last 14 years! 


It’s amazing to see the parent involvement at each of the sites I’ve had the opportunity to visit.  The positive coaching, community and smiles tell the story. 


Enjoy the newsletter and let's continue the story. 


Randy Sapoznik
Executive Director



Register Early and Save








It’s a tradition, every Halloween registration for the Spring 2012 season opens!

You can register online at www.USYVL.org or by mail. 

We have over 61 programs running this Spring so make sure to register early to take advantage of the early registration rate and save!


How Do I Get A Cool Mini Volleyball?  

If you are a current Fall 2011 participant, you can register online before the last day of the Fall season and take the receipt to the Site Director, on the final day, to get a Molten 6” Mini Volleyball.

You can also register in person on the final day and get a Molten 6” Mini Volleyball.  Remember, you must be a current Fall 2011 participant.

This is a great item to have your team members and coach sign at the end of the season.  It’s the perfect gift, fun toy, souvenir and crowd pleaser!


USYVL Kids Nights  

It all started with Stanford University, where USYVL players got the opportunity to greet the players as they came in for their game.  The serving contest and autographs were icing on the cake!

This season USYVL kids have had the opportunity to attend college women’s volleyball games from schools such as Stanford University, UC San Diego, CSU Sacramento, College of the Canyons, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and CSU Northridge.

Thank you to these schools for making it possible for our kids to see the sport played at a high level and inspire future volleyball players!


Dain Blanton Joins USYVL Board

The USYVL is proud to announce the latest addition to their board, Dain Blanton.  He grew up in Laguna Beach, California and he has an extensive volleyball career that was highlighted by the 2000 Olympics where he won the gold medal in beach volleyball.

At Pepperdine University in Malibu, Dain led the Pepperdine Waves to a National Championship.  While playing on the AVP and FIVB, he became the first African American pro player in the history of beach volleyball to win a major title.  He also established Dain’s Day in 1997 where he runs volleyball clinics to expose kids throughout the Los Angeles urban areas to the sport of beach volleyball.  Dain is successfully making a career in Sports Broadcasting working for Fox Sports West, Prime Ticket, MLB, NCAA, AVP and FIVB.

Dain’s extensive resume in the sport of volleyball and belief that every child should have the opportunity to play volleyball goes hand in hand with the USYVL’s mission!




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

The Fall season is winding down and perhaps you are wondering what kids can do to keep their skills up.  A great drill is the star passing drill!

Have the first player with the ball stand next to the middle of the net facing away from the net.  The second player will start directly across, 3-4 feet from the middle of the end line.  The drill begins by having the player with the ball toss the ball directly across to the second player.  That player will pass the ball back to the middle of the court always executing correct passing form.  Then the second player moves to the right corner and receives another toss and passes.  Then they move to the right front corner and receive another toss and passes.  They repeat by going back to the right corner and middle.  Then they do the same on the left side. 

With one rotation of this drill, 9 balls are passed by one player consecutively.


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NCAA Women’s Volleyball Championships December 15 and 17

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