This weekend marks the conclusion of our spring 2017 league season. A special thank you to all those participants that joined us this fall to learn and play volleyball. Also a special thank you to all the wonderful volunteers out there that shared your time and talents at so many of our spring locations. You truly made a huge difference in the success of our spring programs. As the spring season ends, we wanted to remind you that registration for the fall season is open. The early registration period is open until July 1. We encourage you to register early and save on the registration fee for our fall programs. Fall 2017 Registration Deadlines: Early Registration $135 until July 1 Regular Registration $155 until August 1 Late Registration $185 until September 1 Programs fill up quickly. Sign up for fall volleyball today! To locate or register for a fall program in your area visit our registration page. We have added a few new programs for the fall season such as Albuquerque, New Mexico! USYVL also offers three-day volleyball camps throughout Northern and Southern California during the summer. The coach to player ratio is 8:1 for our summer camps. These smaller groups allow our experienced instructors more time for individual coaching and instruction. If you can’t wait for our fall season and want to get a little more time on the volleyball court, click here to learn more about our summer camps. Summer camps are open to all boys and girls ages 7-15. Summer camp locations include: Hermosa Beach Huntington Beach Irvine Laguna Niguel Long Beach Los Gatos Moorpark Sacramento San Jose Thousand Oaks Torrance Again, thank you for participating with USYVL this season. We hope to see you again in the fall or this summer at one of our volleyball camps. Volleyball Starts Here!
As our spring league season concludes, it is time to look forward to summer! We hope that you will join USYVL for one of our three-day summer camps. We are happy to announce that we have added three new summer camp locations to the schedule. The new summer camp locations are Hermosa Beach, Huntington Beach, and Moorpark. You can learn more about each location and register for the camps at the links below. Hermosa Beach Huntington Beach Moorpark With these additions, USYVL will host 11 summer camps throughout California. Camps are open to all boys and girls ages 7-15. Our summer camp programs focus on skill development to improve and enhance all aspects of player’s technique and proficiency on the court. Skilled volleyball instructors with a proven coaching background provide camp attendees with expert instruction at each camp location. At our summer camps, players participate in smaller groups according to age and skill level. These smaller groups allow our experienced instructors more time for individual coaching and instruction. Additionally, through the three-day camp experience, players are able to development meaningful friendships and learn the importance of teamwork on the volleyball court. Other summer camp locations include: Irvine, Laguna Niguel, Long Beach, Los Gatos, Sacramento, San Jose, Thousand Oaks, and Torrance. For more information on USYVL Summer Camps click here! Summer Camp Highlights:• Three-day camp schedule. Three hours each day. • Players assigned to smaller groups according to age and skill level. • Players grouped based on age and playing experience. • Camps operate with an 8:1 player to coach ratio. • Instructors with experience at the club, high school or higher level provide individual coaching and instruction. • Team and one-on-one instruction focuses on the specific skills needed to improve overall game performance. • Players can develop meaningful friendships and learn the importance of teamwork on the volleyball court.For additional information or questions, please call USYVL at 1-888-988-7985 or email us with the subject line “Summer Camps” at [email protected].#VolleyballStartsHere
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 MexicoStart Date: Monday, September 11, 2017End 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.
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!
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!