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!
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).
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
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.
Registration is closed.
Regular Registration for the Fall 2014 season will end August 18th.
We have 4 age divisions 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-15.
Don't miss out on a great season of volleyball with USYVL! Register Today.
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!
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 Spring 2014 Team Name Contest Winner is "Set Me With Your Best Shot" from Morgan Hill.
This season’s two Runners-Up are “Dennis & the Menaces” from Natomas and “Avengerettes” from Camarillo. Congratulations to the winners, runners up, and all of our participants this season for making this Team Name Contest a joy to judge.
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.
Are you the type that likes to take a leadership role? Or are you looking to ensure the next generation of volleyball players has a solid fundamental base? If so, the United States Youth Volleyball League (USYVL) has a couple great opportunities for you. For the upcoming Spring 2014 Season, USYVL is seeking Site Directors and Clinicians.
The basic responsibilities of the Site Director include oversight of the players and volunteers at your community site. This person is organized, efficient and works well with people, and has a huge impact on the site. Site directors recruit, organize and maintain the volunteer staff, assign equipment, assign the First Aid Administrator, handle registration, ensure forms are complete and oversee the parent meeting that takes place at the beginning of the season, and serve as the primary liaison between the site and USYVL National Office. The job runs for the entire 8 weeks of the program, with a modicum of work before and after the season. Typically, the Site Director position requires approximately 4 hours of time per week. USYVL offers excellent training and a complete job description. Be a leader!
USYVL Clinicians are responsible for training and overseeing the site’s parent-volunteer coaches in the team instruction of the fundamentals of volleyball. This position is ideal for a college volleyball player looking to sharpen one’s coaching and leadership skills, or a current volleyball coach with an eye on the future. Clinicians have an opportunity to implement a proven teaching system, which expedites learning for the children in the program. Best of all, it is fun! Clinicians teach the skills to volunteer coaches through a 2-hour pre-season coaching clinic, and demonstrate skills during practice days. Clinicians also oversee game days and tournaments, and participate in the pre-season parent meeting.
Through a 3-hour pre-season training meeting, a complete written curriculum for the 8-week program, and support from the USYVL National Office, Clinicians are well prepared for their role. Because of the high level coaching responsibility, this person must be dependable and have experience playing and/or coaching volleyball at the high school, club, college or higher level. The time commitment is approximately 4 hours per week. A stipend is available for the Clinician position.
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!
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.