Help Share A Gift of Volleyball – #GivingTuesday

Ensuring  opportunities exist for all children, regardless of economic means, is possible with YOUR help! Join us by helping USYVL grow the Every Child Plays Fund to expand the reach of our financial assistance program, open programs in communities not being served and league improvements.

#GivingTuesday

For Giving Tuesday, we would like to ask all USYVL friends and families to consider supporting us in one of the following ways:

  1. Sign up for Amazon Smile, select USYVL as your charity of choice and a portion of your purchases will go to the Every Child Plays Fund! It only takes a couple of minutes to set up an account and as you shop, you will be supporting USYVL’s mission to provide the opportunity to play volleyball to all families. Click here to start using Amazon Smile.
  2. Consider donating stocks to USYVL. You may be able to write off your donated stocks during this tax year while helping USYVL. Please check with your tax professional to confirm if your stock donation will be deductible for your particular situation. For additional information on how to donate, call the office or e-mail [email protected]
  3. Click here to participate in the Giving Tuesday donation drive! All donations help USYVL continue to offer programs for all children. Click here to make a monetary donation.

Please give now to help USYVL raise much needed funds.


Thank You For 20 Years Leslie!
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Volunteers and parents are the heart of our Organization. The experience we provide in learning the game of volleyball, sportsmanship, and pursuing athleticism could not happen without our tremendous network or people contributing their time and expertise. We rarely get the opportunity to recognize those who have participated for long periods of time as they move on as their children progress, life limits their availability, and many other reasons.

At the conclusion of this year’s session in South Lake Tahoe, we were able to recognize someone who regardless of what life has thrown to her – job changes, relocation within the Bay area as well as to Tahoe, retirement, etc. – yet has steadfastly volunteered her time and effort to USYVL. Whether a Clinician in Mountain View, Sunnyvale, and our one time largest site San Jose, or as a member of our Board of Directors for several years, Leslie Martensen has spent the past 20 years helping to fulfill our mission. We thank her for 20 years of giving and presented her with this plaque of recognition!

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Game days rock!

USYVL teams met at various locations across California for multi-site games on Saturday. At these “Intersite Game Days,” neighboring sites meet for two hours of games. It is a chance to put the newly learned skills into action. Check out the video to experience the fun.


Summer camps for volleyball players of all skill levels

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 Aliso Viejo, Arroyo Grande, Camarillo, Carlsbad, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Laguna Niguel, Long Beach, Los Gatos, Moorpark, Sacramento, San Jose, Santa Clarita, 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 players’ 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.

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 email [email protected].


Why I Coach

I coach because it’s a great way to be involved with my daughter.

Volunteer Coach Mitch – Team Whatabout Whatabout