New Advanced Juniors Programs to Open
We are pleased to announce two new Advanced Juniors programs in Long Beach, California and Santa Clara, California. Both programs have been added as part of our fall 2016 Advanced Juniors slate. Registration is open for both programs at the following links:
Register by July 15 and we will send you an ASICS mesh bag as a gift!
The Advanced Juniors program offers additional training, instruction, and development opportunities for intermediate and advanced players. Come learn from top coaches that have experience instructing and teaching volleyball at the club, high school or higher level.
You have the basics down, now come refine your skills and technique to prepare for the next level of volleyball competition.
Advanced Juniors Highlights:
· Coed boys and girls ages 11-16.
· 10 week program.
· Two 90 minute practices per week.
· Three weekend tournaments.
· Designed for players that have the basic fundamentals of volleyball.
· Indoor format 6 on 6 format.
· Uniform t-shirt provided to participants.
· Skills assessment prior to the season or on first meeting of the season.
When Tom Hoff called and told me about Tim, there was no question as to what to do!
We put together a package of items that a 15 year old volleyball player should have. A Park & Sun Spectrum net system, Molten volleyball, Asics backpack and a couple of other items.
There was a wonderful reception at the Anaheim White House, where Stephanie McCormick the CEO from the Orange County/Inland Empire Make-a-Wish Foundation explained that this was the largest gift granting that the Make a wish foundation has ever done. Not only were they sending Tim and his family, but a large number of kids and their families from the US and around the world to the London Olympics.
The send off included a number of former Olympians; Jamie Komer, the 2008 Olympic Silver Medalist in Water Polo, Peter Vidmar, the 1984 Double Gold & Silver Medalist in Men’s Gymnastics, Pat McCormick, a 1952 & 1956 Olympic Gold Medalist. To top it off, Reid Priddy and Clay Stanley who will be leading the Men’s National Team in London.
The star of the day though, was Tim! He is a very humble kid who has his sights on becoming a member of the USA Men’s National Volleyball Team. After spending a couple hours with him I realized that he knows what is important and is willing to work hard to get there.
We hope to see Tim at some of the USYVL sites upon his return to talk about his Olympic experience.
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!
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 LAUNCHES NEW ONLINE STORE
TORRANCE, Calif., (June 27, 2016) – The United States Youth Volleyball League (USYVL) today announced the launch of a new online store. Available at usyvl.org, the new online store features three distinct apparel lines associated with the organization including USYVL apparel items, “Volleyball Starts Here” and “Volley Guard.”
“We are thrilled to announce the launch of our official online store,” said Randy Sapoznik, Founder and Executive Director. “With the growth of USYVL programs across the country, we wanted to provide parents, supporters, participants, and volunteers not only the opportunity to represent an established and respected brand within the volleyball community, but also to provide a way for supporters to contribute to the growth of the sport.” Sapoznik continued, “In 18 years we’ve never turned away a child that wants to play volleyball based on financial issues. Purchases of USYVL apparel will go to support our programs and ensure that every child plays regardless of economic status.”
Apparel available at the USYVL online store includes shirts, sweatshirts, hats, shorts, and bags. The launch of the new online store allows easy access to USYVL items. With more than 15,000 players annually, the new store provides the growing number of volleyball players and family members the chance to purchase high-quality items while supporting the mission of USYVL.
USYVL’s instructional volleyball programs provide boys and girls ages 7-15 the opportunity to learn and play volleyball in a fun, safe, and supervised environment. Support for these programs can be made through apparel purchases on the new online store or via USYVL’s annual mid-year donation drive. Donations to support USYVL’s various programs can be made at www.usyvl.givingfuel.com/usyvl-general-donations.
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.
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!
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