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United States Youth Volleyball League’s (USYVL) 2014 Spring Season is on the doorstep, and you have an opportunity to invite a friend to play this season. By introducing your friend, or friends, to USYVL, you’ll help them develop volleyball and teamwork skills, and stay active and healthy. However, perhaps best of all, you’ll have another good friend in the league. Who doesn’t love that?   

 

If you refer a friend, USYVL has a special gift for you. There's no limit to how many friends you can refer, and you get more gifts as you refer more friends! (Be sure to tell your friend to note during the registration process that you referred them.)

 

We definitely encourage you to refer a friend to the league this spring! But you’ll have to hurry, since the action and excitement is about to begin.

 

Your time on the court is only days away!  

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After a long and arduous process that involved many hours of deliberation over some of the best team name contest entries we’ve had in a long time, we are pleased to announce the Fall 2013 Team Name Contest Winner is “Spike & Ike” from our Lake Forest program.

 

This season’s two Runners-Up are “What In The World” from Moorpark and “Grass Stains” from Santa Maria. Congratulations to the winners, runners up, and all of our participants this season for making this Team Name Contest a joy to judge.

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CAMPUS MAP:   http://daf.csulb.edu/maps/parking/ 

 

Long Beach State University – at the Pyramid 1250 N. Bellflower Blvd

 

The games will take place in the Pyramid on the map. Parking is available in the adjacent parking lots or limited street parking is also available. Please arrive  by 6:30PM as the game starts at 7PM sharp.

  

Check-in for registered attendees will take place outside the ticket office. We will have a will-call table as soon as people walk in from the entrance (the table will be very visible). 

 

Please remember to bring a form of photo ID, whether it be a student ID or driver’s license (this applies to students 7th grade and above).

 

 

 

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Registration is open until 5:30 p.m. today.  We look forward to seeing you in Malibu tonight.

 

The recent USYVL Kids’ Nights generated over 700 USYVL-affiliated fans. Based on this raving success, and the tremendous turnouts at previous Kids’ Nights, the good folks at Pepperdine University have offered to host another USYVL Kids’ Night. So, once again, you have another opportunity to attend a match with free admission for players, parents, friends and relatives. This time, the University of Hawaii’s Men’s Volleyball Team (#9) takes on Pepperdine University (#2) in consecutive night matches -- on Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12. Both matches take place at 7:00 p.m. You are invited to attend one or both matches. Along with free admission to the game for you, your family and friends, your site will have chance to win special appearance by a volleyball pro at your site. 

 

USYVL will be keeping track of the number of people each site draws to the game - not only USYVL players, but whomever else you bring. Please make sure they register on the USYVL website and select your site when registering so they can be properly attributed to your site. The site that has the highest turnout, percentage-wise, will have the opportunity to have a top volleyball pro visit their site. 

 

As always, be sure to bring as many people as possible for a fun-filled evening! Of course, total tickets are limited, so register early. Let the fun begin!

 

College Match: Hawaii vs. Pepperdine

Pro Event: Special guest to be announced.

Dates/Times: Friday, April 11; Saturday, April 12, 7:00 p.m.

Location: Pepperdine University

    24255 Pacific Coast Highway

    Malibu, CA

Parking: Free parking available.

The Scoop: With Pepperdine ranked #2 and Hawaii, a university that always travels with great home support, ranked in the top 10, expect a competitive match and engaged fans.     

 

Register below!

 

Registration is closed.

 




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On a sunny Wednesday afternoon last week, 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!

 

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Learning proper techniques from the outset can be important for many disciplines, and volleyball certainly is no exception. United States Youth Volleyball League’s (USYVL) proven teaching methods help kids develop proper form in a fun, supportive environment. With Clinicians – our experts in volleyball instruction -- at each site overseeing the teaching curriculum, ensuring that our coaches are utilizing the most effective coaching methods, the kids are given a proven system for success. There is nothing more fun than watching the joy the kids have while they learn, and improve upon, their volleyball skills. 

 

Many of the kids in the USYVL go on the play volleyball in high school and college. But, more importantly, all players take with them the spirit of teamwork and sportsmanship, which, as we all know, has benefits well beyond the boundaries of the court.   

 

Find out more about programs in your area. If you do not have a program in your area, and would like to help start one, give the USYVL National Office a call at (888) 988-7985.  Click here to view the list of existing programs. Registration is open.

 

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Summer Leagues:

 

Registration for the United States Youth Volleyball League (USYVL) summer programs at sites in Washington, Pennsylvania and Illinois is happening now. The 8-week program for ages 7 - 15, which focuses on positive reinforcement and skill development at one’s own pace, is good for all abilities, whether a first-time volleyball player or seasoned athlete.  If you act quickly, you’ll save some money with the early registration rate of $130, which is available through May 1, 2014. 

 

These USYVL summer league programs take place in the following cities:

 

Elgin, Illinois

 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

Edmonds, Washington

 

Everett, Washington

 

Marysville, Washington

 

Snohomish, Washington

 

 

 

Summer Camps:

 

USYVL’s fun 3-day summer camps are the perfect way to improve skills over a short period of time. Offering three hours of instruction, practice and game time each day for ages 7-15, these camps run $100 per player and take place at the following locations in 2014:

 

Arroyo Grande

July 28-30

Calabasas

July 21-23

Camarillo

July 7-9

Carlsbad

July 21-23

Claremont

July 28-30

Hermosa Beach

July 14-16 

Huntington Beach

July 14-16 

Irvine

July 28-30

Laguna Niguel

July 7-9

Long Beach

July 21-23

Los Gatos

July 28-30

Moorpark

August 4-6

Mountain View

July 14-16 

Murrieta

July 21-23

Palos Verdes

July 7-9

Reno, NV

July 29-31

Sacramento

August 4-6

Santa Cruz/Aptos

July 21-23

San Diego

August 4-6

San Jose

July 7-9

Santa Monica

August 4-6

Thousand Oaks

July 14-16 

Torrance

August 4-6

 

 

 

Register today! 

 

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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!

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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.

 

Randy Sapoznik              

Executive Director

 

Click here to see the NBC video

Click here to read the USA Volleyball story

 

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When you think of Griffith Park, what do you think of first? The observatory? Famous film location? The zoo? The Greek Theatre? L.A. Equestrian Center? Well, now you can add to that the latest United States Youth Volleyball League (USYVL) site.

The largest municipal park in the Unites States with urban wilderness, Griffith Park has been the site of many movies (think the classic Rebel Without a Cause), TV shows and commercials. Sometimes, it is referred to as the Los Angeles’ Central Park. However, at 4,310 acres, it is actually much larger than Central Park.

 

Taking place on Wednesdays and Saturdays from April 2 through May 31, the USYVL spring season in Griffith Park will give families in the Los Feliz area with children ages 7 to 15 easy access to a program. Registration is now available at the Los Feliz site at a special early registration rate of $130 per child. Multi-child discounts are available.  The registration fee goes to $150 on March 1, 2014. See you in the park! 

 

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