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.

 

Please click here to register today!

 

 

 

 

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As another successful spring season winds down for the United States Youth Volleyball League (USYVL), a big “thank you” is due to the many volunteers who made it happen for the kids. The volunteer crew is essential to the success of the league, keeping the league affordable while, at the same time, offering a family atmosphere, since so many family members are involved. We’re grateful for the time donated by each and every volunteer this past season. Your efforts created a terrific experience for the children participating in USYVL.  

 

If you haven’t volunteered in the past, and have a child participating in the future, you are certainly encouraged to volunteer. The guidelines to volunteer are available on the USYVL website.  

 

In addition to donating time, monetary donations derived from the charity and goodwill of many individual donors, along with corporate sponsors, assist the USYVL in achieving its mission to provide every child an opportunity to learn the sport of volleyball in a fun, safe, and supervised environment. Donations improve opportunities for children in the league in two ways. First, children with a desire to play in the league, but are faced with verified financial need, are offered assistance. Since the inception of the league, thanks to donations, no child has ever been turned down from participating in the league based on financial circumstances. Second, donations fund important USYVL education and training programs, which benefit all children involved with USYVL.   

 

If you are in a position to be able to make a monetary donation, we encourage you to join our board members in donating $25, $50, $100, or any amount you can comfortably give to USYVL. Each donation, no matter the amount, makes a difference! 

 

The opportunities for health, fitness, self-esteem building and, of course, learning the skills of volleyball, offered through the USYVL continue. Thank you for being part of it.    

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The Fall USYVL season is fast approaching.  Early registration is open until July 1st.

You can register online here:  http://usyvl.countmein.com/ProgramHome.aspx   You can pay online or by check.

If you have questions or need additional information give us a call at 1-888-988-7985.

Remember that programs fill quickly and it’s always best to register early!

 

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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

Claremont

July 28-30

Irvine

July 28-30

Los Gatos

July 28-30

Moorpark

August 4-6

Reno, NV

July 29-31

Sacramento

August 4-6

San Diego

August 4-6

Santa Monica

August 4-6

Torrance

August 4-6

Ventura 

July 28-30 

 

 Register today! 

 

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With very warm weather headed to many USYVL sites this week, this is a good time to remind players, coaches, other volunteers and parents to stay hydrated. Staying hydrated not only helps with alertness, but also improves sport performance. It also keeps every day symptoms like fatigue, headaches, and dry skin at bay.  In hot weather situations, such as those anticipated this week, proper hydration is a health safety issue.

 

Water is ideal, but sports drinks can add a boost of electrolytes that can be beneficial. 

Warning signs of heat exhaustion include heavy sweating, a rapid, weak heartbeat, muscle cramps, low blood pressure, cool, moist and pale skin, slightly elevated body temperature, weakness and dizziness, headache, nausea, vomiting, dark-colored urine, paleness and fainting. Monitor victims of heat exhaustion closely because heat exhaustion can quickly become a case of heat stroke.

 

First aid for heat exhaustion and stroke begins with getting the affected person out of the sun and heat, and cooling the victim off. In a mild case of heat exhaustion, the CDC advises relatively mild measures, like resting in an air conditioned room (or air conditioned car) and drinking cool liquids.

Here is an informative article on hydration from WebMd.

 

It’s important to stay hydrated, so be sure to drink plenty of fluids during heat waves. With proper hydration, your day on the court will be like any other fun day on the court. 

And, if you want to be teammate of the week, be sure to bring a cold bottle of water for a fellow player or coach!

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After receiving some tips from United States Youth Volleyball League (USYVL) kids, professional beach volleyball player John Mayer has won the first AVP event of the year. Congratulations are due to John Mayer and Brad Keenan for taking home the top trophy at the 2014 AVP St. Petersburg Open in Florida this past weekend.  This marked the first AVP Tour win for Brad Keenan, and the second for John Mayer.  

 

In the story, there is an important message about persistence. John Mayer and Brad Keenan rebounded from a 21-15, 21-10 loss on the tournament's second day to make the final through the contender's bracket. On Sunday, they upset top-seeded and defending champions Jake Gibb and Casey Patterson 16-21, 21-19, 18-16. 

 

"We had a tough year last year," Mayer said. "We made one semifinal, and we didn't play great the whole year. This offseason, we were kind of having a tough go to start, and I was like, 'Should I still be out here? Is it time to move on?' … We (both) decided to just go for it for the next month or two.” 

 

The win comes just two weeks after Mayer appeared at a USYVL “Pro Day” event. There he was able to interact with USYVL players. It is believed that the tips and enthusiasm Mayer picked up from the USYVL kids– most notably being advised to always score more points than the other team - helped him achieve this win.   

 

In all sincerity, Mayer’s fortitude as an athlete drove him to this win. It was truly an honor to have Mayer appear at a USYVL site. He signed autographs, interacted with the kids, and undoubtedly picked up a few fans. With this recent win, he will be a greater inspirational example of how continuing to put forth the best possible effort can yield positive results.    

 

Again, congratulations to John Mayer and Brad Keenan!

 

 

 

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