On a sunny Wednesday afternoon, professional beach volleyball players Billy Allen, Andrew Fuller and Janelle Allen took a stroll to the Hermosa Beach USYVL site.
They took this opportunity to do some volleyball skill demonstrations for the kids, show them what playing volleyball at a higher level is like and topped it off with some cool prizes.
The players graciously stayed to watch the kids play their scheduled games and at the end signed autographs for each one!
Thank you to Billy, Andrew and Janelle for making it a very special day for the Hermosa Beach USYVL kids!
A successful summer camp season is in the books! Hundreds of players ages 7-15 participated in the 2015 USYVL volleyball camps this July and August.
Players had the opportunity to learn key volleyball skills and put their skills to the test with a mix of drills and games.
It was great to see the players, both new and experienced, improve and gain confidence over the 3 days. We hope they keep it up and keep playing volleyball!
A big thank you to the players, parents and camp coaches for making the 2015 summer camps such a positive experience!
While half year is gone, there is still time in 2016 to make a full and lasting impact on the lives of young volleyball players across the country. USYVL’s mid-year donation drive is in full swing and there is still time for you to make a difference!
Your support will ensure that every child that wants to learn and play volleyball will have that opportunity. We’ve never turned a child away for financial reasons thanks to generous donations from USYVL friends and family.
How can you support USYVL? Giving is easy! We’ve launched a brand new donation page that you can access here: USYVL General Donations. Or you can simply text a dollar amount to 310-341-0048 and you will receive a link to verify your donation amount the first time you give.
We know your time is valuable and we’ve worked hard to make it easy for you to contribute to the success of USYVL. No matter the dollar amount, your donation will help us improve our programs and allow us to grow the sport in new areas across the country. We’ll also be able to enhance the coaching and services you have come to expect from USYVL.
Join with us in bringing the fun of volleyball to children everywhere! The future is bright. Volleyball Starts Here!
The United States Youth Volleyball League is pleased to announce that a new summer program will begin in South Lake Tahoe in June.
There is still time to register for the summer league. To register, please visit USYVL’s South Lake Tahoe registration page.
This new program offers boys and girls ages 7-15 a great opportunity to learn and play volleyball in a fun, safe, and supervised environment. The South Lake Tahoe program will be hosted at Sierra House Elementary school and will begin on June 21.
Time is short, but there is still a chance to get signed up! This is a terrific summer program to help your kids stay active, develop their volleyball skills, and meet new friends!
We hope to see you in South Lake Tahoe this summer!
USYVL Congratulates Kim Hill for making Team USA!
USYVL would like to congratulate Kim Hill for being named to the U.S. Olympic Women’s Volleyball Team for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio! Kim is an outstanding volleyball player and has worked hard to earn a spot on the roster.
During her time as a member of the Pepperdine Women’s Volleyball Team, Kim participated as a volunteer instructor for one of our clinics for USYVL participants. It is always great to have professional and college level players willing to volunteer their time and offer positive and helpful volleyball instruction to USYVL kids. Thank you, Kim for being a great example of hard work and determination.
It is also another reminder to USYVL participants to dream big and work hard. You never know how far those goals and dreams will take you. Perhaps you will be on the next U.S. Olympic Volleyball Team!
Once again, congratulations to Kim Hill! Best wishes to the U.S. Women’s Volleyball Team in Rio! Bring home the gold!
USYVL runs a volleyball clinic at the Sharefest Youth Development Academy!
The clinic took place Thursday, August 11 at California State University Dominguez Hills. Over 200 middle school students had the opportunity to learn volleyball skills from some of the best volleyball players.
As a special treat, Dain Blanton, 2000 Olympic Gold Medalist of Men's Beach Volleyball, stopped by to talk to the kids, work with them in learning the sport and signed autographs!
USYVL Supports Pasadena Fire Dept. in 5K Walk to Benefit Breast Cancer Awareness
Tuesday, October 14, 2014—Pasadena Fire Department hosted a 5K run at the Rose Bowl in support of breast cancer research, with all funds raised to directly benefit The Huntington Hills Breast Center (Pasadena, CA). Locals of all ages joined forces and came together in waves of pink in support of the cause. USYVL supported the endeavor by setting up court for a game of volleyball, All Pro versus Pasadena Firefighters, with guest pro beach volleyball players Billy Allen, Trevor Crabb, and Avery Drost, along with players and the Head Coach from Pierce College. Guests and passersby also participated in the “Ace-A-Pro for Charity” challenge and a community volleyball game comprised of players of all backgrounds.
The event began with Celebrity trainer Dion Jackson leading the crowd in an upbeat pre-run workout. Newscaster Lolita Lopes also joined USYVL and Pasadena Fire by walk the 5K and playing a community game against the beach pros, Marine Corps participants, and firefighters.
USYVL kids attend Step Forward Day
On Saturday, September 10, USYVL participants were invited to Pepperdine’s Step Forward Day. Since 1988, Pepperdine has hosted this annual event to encourage members of the university community to embrace volunteer and service opportunities.
As part of Step Forward Day, the Pepperdine Men’s Volleyball Team and the Women’s Sand Volleyball team hosted a free clinic for youth volleyball players. The clinic was led by Pepperdine Head Coach Marv Dunphy and provided boys and girls an incredible opportunity to learn volleyball skills from one of the country’s top coaches.
USYVL was pleased to have this opportunity to participant in a wonderful event that supports the importance of community involvement and service. It was a great to see the kids enjoy the day and improve their volleyball knowledge and skills.
USYVL kids were also able to meet Kayla Banwarth, a member of the U.S. Women’s National Team that took home a Bronze Medal at the Rio Olympics this summer.
We would like to offer a special thank you to Pepperdine volleyball players and Coach Dunphy for providing a memorable experience for USYVL participants.
Are you looking for a way to make the most of your child’s time, and your time, during a United States Youth Volleyball League (USYVL) season? Consider coaching. It is probably much easier than you think. You will, undoubtedly, make meaningful contributions with the time you spend teaching teamwork and volleyball skills to youth in your area. Better yet, your child will be thrilled, and you’ll develop a wonderful, long-lasting rapport with the other children on your team.
Since each site has a Clinician (consider this person the coach-in-chief), coaches are tasked with executing a pre-prepared lesson plan that is spearheaded by the Clinician. You’ll have tools before you hit the court in the form of an easy-to-read coaching manual, and on-site training given by your Clinician. Truly, it makes the job very easy. Opportunities exist for both Head Coach and Assistant Coach roles. Interested? Be sure to reach out to your Site Director.
Volleyball Pros Support USYVL
Over the years, the United States Youth Volleyball League (USYVL) has enjoyed great support from many professional players, USA National Team members, Olympians and top college athletes. These appearances and clinics inspire USYVL players and volunteers, and showcase the talents and generosity of these accomplished volleyball players. Certainly, their interest in growing the game they love is evident.
Over the years, athletes who have appeared at USYVL sites include Olympic gold medalist, Phil Dalhausser, 3-time Olympic gold medalist Misty May Treanor, gold medalist Dain Blanton, gold medalist Donald Suxho, and gold medalist and King of the Beach Sinjin Smith. Others include Canyon Ceman, George Roumain, Alicia Robinson, Curt Toppel, Tom Hoff, Jeff Nyggard, Chris Harger, Billy Allen, Janelle Ruen Allen, Dustin Watten, Gary Sato, Bibiana Candelas, Tracy Morin, John Mayer, and Braidy Halverson.
At USYVL, we can’t thank these tremendous athletes enough for sharing their time and techniques with us.
Look for more clinics and appearances from the nation’s top volleyball players soon!
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