New Program in New Mexico
The United States Youth Volleyball League is pleased to announce a new program in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The new league will begin this fall at Elite Sports Academy.

The league is open to all boys and girls ages 7-15. The co-ed youth volleyball league features four age divisions: 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-15. It is our very first league in New Mexico and we are thrilled to open up a new youth volleyball program in the Land of Enchantment.

USYVL encourages youth volleyball players to invite their friends and family to participate in the new fall league in New Mexico. Every child plays! No previous volleyball experience is required and a trained volleyball instructor is on site for each practice and game.

The league will operate on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Saturdays and will run for eight weeks. To register for USYVL Albuquerque or for more information, visit our online registration page.

The USYVL is family-oriented, volunteer-based program where parents, siblings, grandparents, and friends are strongly encouraged to be involved. Parents and volunteers assist with coaching, registration, check-in, and equipment set-up. To get involved or to learn more about volunteering check out our volunteer page.

What will your child get out of USYVL?

Fun
While the program teaches children the skills necessary to excel in the sport of volleyball, the focus remains on participation, cooperation, sportsmanship, responsibility and, of course, fun!

Action
Strength, endurance and improved coordination result from the weekly activity of the program. Furthermore, a season of league games is sure to provide plenty of exciting volleyball action.

Skills
Skills are taught using technically correct methods for peak performance and safety.

Teamwork
The USYVL is a family-oriented program where parents, siblings, grandparents, and friends are strongly encouraged to become involved. Parents and volunteers assist with coaching, registration, check-in and equipment set-up.

Fall 2017 – Albuquerque, New Mexico League

When: Mondays 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM and Saturdays 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM* or Tuesdays 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM and Saturdays 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM*

Where: Elite Sports Academy – Albuquerque, New Mexico

Start Date: Monday, September 11, 2017

End Date: Saturday, November 4, 2017

Early Registration: $135 due by July 1, 2017
Regular Registration: $155 until August 1, 2017
Late Registration: $185 until September 1, 2017

Come join us for volleyball this fall in Albuquerque, New Mexico! Volleyball Starts Here!

*Your player is assigned to one 60-minute time slot per day.


Fall Registration OPEN!
The United States Youth Volleyball League is excited to announce that registration for all 2017 Fall leagues is open! Come join us this fall for volleyball in your local community. Our leagues are open to all children ages 7-15 who want to learn and play volleyball. Interest and enthusiasm for volleyball are the only requirements for playing with USYVL! All programs are eight weeks long and meet twice per week. One day is for practices while the other day is for games (two 25-minute games).

To locate a league in your area try our zip code finder or use our city and state list to see if there is a program in your community:.

Why should you sign up for USYVL?

Each league follows a handful of guiding philosophies that ensure the success of USYVL programs.

Open Registration
Our leagues are open to all children ages 7-15 who want to learn and play volleyball. Interest and enthusiasm for volleyball are the only requirements for playing with USYVL! All programs are eight weeks long and meet twice per week. One day is for practices while the other day is for games (two 25-minute games).

Every Child Plays
Our goal is for each child to learn and play volleyball. Our programs ensure that each child has the opportunity to actively participate as a member of the team. No prior volleyball experience is required. A volleyball instructor is on site for each practice and game.

Balanced Teams
We require that every site at the beginning of each season create teams that are evenly balanced. It is more fun when teams are constructed with equal ability. Our four-person format allows kids to play every position. Teams are grouped by four age ranges: 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, and 13-15. Ages are defined according to how old participants are on November 1st of the current year. All teams in the league are coed.

Positive Coaching
Positive coaching generates a great spirit to help each child learn and develop volleyball skills. We train and encourage our coaches to make the extra effort to understand the needs of each player and offer positive instruction to participants rather than negative criticism. Instruction includes learning the basics of the game including: serving, setting, passing, spiking, and blocking.

Good Sportsmanship
We create a positive environment based on mutual respect rather than a win-at-all-costs attitude. Our programs are designed to instill good sportsmanship in every facet of USYVL.

Register for fall youth volleyball today!

USYVL Executive Director Honored
Last Saturday, Pierce College in Woodland Hills, California inducted USYVL Executive Director, Randy Sapoznik into the volleyball Hall of Fame at the college. The Hall of Fame ceremony occurred between the second and third sets of the championship match of the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) featuring Orange Coast College and El Camino College.

Sapoznik is 1987 alumni of Pierce College and played on the volleyball team during his time with the Brahmas. Joining Sapoznik as a Pierce College Hall of Fame inductee were Eunetta Pickett, a longtime volleyball referee, and Kevin Barnett, former player and volleyball color commentator.

Sapoznik is the Co-Founder of USYVL and currently serves as the Executive Director. USYVL, founded in 1997, began in Southern California with 139 players. Today that number has grown to more than 15,000 players annually, nationwide. This phenomenal growth reflects Sapoznik’s leadership, vision, and commitment to youth volleyball programs that promote a healthy competitive sports atmosphere and the development of responsible individuals.

For two decades his leadership and hard work has provided a natural pipeline tool for young children to experience and learn the sport of volleyball and to assist young people in developing an appreciation for good sportsmanship and lifelong participation. Several USYVL participants have advanced on to play at the NCAA level.

USYVL joins Pierce College in recognizing Sapoznik’s valuable contribution to the sport of volleyball, in particular the growth in youth programs that give children a fun and safe place to learn and play volleyball.

You can watch a replay of the CCCAA championship match online courtesy of So Cal College Sports. To view the Pierce College Hall of Fame induction ceremony, go to the 1:09:15 mark of the online video.

Join USYVL in recognizing Randy Sapoznik’s Pierce College Hall of Fame induction and contributions to the volleyball world!


Registration Open for USYVL Summer Programs

NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
APRIL 18, 2017

Non-profit offers boys and girls a fun, safe, supervised environment for volleyball


TORRANCE, Calif. – Registration is open for all United States Youth Volleyball League (USYVL) summer programs. This summer, the USYVL will host summer leagues in California, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Washington. The instructional volleyball leagues provide boys and girls ages 7-15 the opportunity to learn and play volleyball in a fun, safe, and supervised environment.

Summer programs are available in the following locations:

California – Lake Tahoe
Illinois – Elgin
Illinois – Naperville
Pennsylvania – Pittsburgh – (Tuesday/Saturday)
Pennsylvania – Pittsburgh – (Thursday/Saturday)
Washington – Edmonds
Washington – Everett
Washington – Marysville
Washington – Snohomish

The eight-week instructional leagues provide participants instruction twice per week designed to teach basic volleyball skills in a positive environment. Each program is structured around the principles of participation, teamwork, skill development, sportsmanship, and fun. Practices and games operate in a coed format and offer participants the opportunity to develop self-esteem and confidence. To register or locate a USYVL summer league, please visit our registration page.

USYVL is a volunteer organization built around community involvement. Under the direction our National Office, Site Directors, Clinicians (Volleyball Instructors), parents, and volunteers assist with coaching, equipment set-up, and administrative duties. Leagues offer multiple opportunities for parents to be actively involved in the success of the program. Individuals interested in volunteering with USYVL can click on the “Get Involved” section of our website for more information.

For information on summer registration, programs, locations, schedules or volunteer opportunities visit www.usyvl.org or contact us at 1-888-988-7985 or [email protected].

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About USYVL
Founded in 1997, the United States Youth Volleyball League is a non-profit youth sports organization that hosts more than 15,000 participants annually, nationwide. USYVL’s mission is to provide every child between the ages of 7 and 15 a chance to learn and play volleyball in a fun, safe, and supervised environment. One of the main tenets of the program is to encourage children to do their best with their abilities. With an emphasis on positive reinforcement, the program seeks to build confidence and self-esteem in each child. Visit us at www.usyvl.org.


USYVL Opens Registration for Youth Volleyball Summer Camps

NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 18, 2017

Non-profit offers boys and girls three-day instructional camps for volleyball players of all skill levels.


TORRANCE, Calif. – The United States Youth Volleyball League (USYVL) opened registration for three-day instructional youth volleyball camps this summer. Summer camps are located throughout Northern and Southern California at locations including Irvine, Laguna Niguel, Long Beach, Los Gatos, Sacramento, San Jose, Thousand Oaks, and Torrance. Camps are available for boys and girls ages 7-15.

USYVL Summer Camp programs focus on skill development to improve and enhance all aspects of player’s technique and proficiency on the court. Our summer camp program is for beginner, intermediate, and advanced volleyball players. To register or to learn more about the program, visit our summer camps website.

At our summer camps, participants learn in smaller groups according to age and skill level. These smaller groups allow our experienced instructors more time for individual coaching and instruction within a team environment. The player to coach ratio for USYVL Summer Camps is 8:1, which permits more flexibility and time for coaches to work one-on-one with participants.

Best of all, summer camps are fun! We work to create a positive environment based on mutual respect, rather than a win-at-all-costs attitude. For information on USYVL Summer Camp registration, locations, schedules or volunteer opportunities, visit www.usyvl.org or contact us at 1-888-988-7985 or [email protected].

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About USYVL
Founded in 1997, the United States Youth Volleyball League is a non-profit youth sports organization that hosts more than 15,000 participants annually, nationwide. USYVL’s mission is to provide every child between the ages of 7 and 15 a chance to learn and play volleyball in a fun, safe, and supervised environment. One of the main tenets of the program is to encourage children to do their best with their abilities. With an emphasis on positive reinforcement, the program seeks to build confidence and self-esteem in each child. Visit us at www.usyvl.org.

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