We are both pleased and excited to announce the opening of a new advanced skills development league. The Advanced Juniors Program’s emphasis on developing fundamental volleyball skills on par with what is taught at the Club level – at a fraction of the cost - is the next step in the USYVL’s mission to develop the sport of volleyball from the ground up. The Advanced Juniors Program’s curriculum is designed to bridge the gap between USYVL’s instructional league and high school/Club volleyball in a fun, safe, supervised environment. Players are encouraged to be competitive while maintaining good sportsmanship. Space is open to intermediate and experienced players ages 11-16.
Pacific Christian Center
800 West Arrow Highway
9/8/2014 - 11/8/2014
Mon, Fri, and Saturday (tournament)
Ventura County Volleyball Club
161 Plaza La Vista #150
9/9/2014 - 11/8/2014
Tues, Thurs, and Saturday (tournament)
Taylor Gym - 1500 Lizzie Street
San Luis Obispo, CA
9/8/2014 - 11/8/2014
Tues, Fri, and Saturday (tournament)
We look forward to seeing you on the court this fall season! In the meantime, we wish you a wonderful summer.
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!
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.