USYVL Board Member Allen Adams brings home the gold from the Huntsman World Seniors Game this year, held in St. George, Utah. Adams’s team, USYVL/Volleyguard competed in the 55+ age bracket against teams comprised of players from across the US. 90 teams compete each season in various sports, all with the goal of succeeding into the Double Elimination Tournament, where Adams’s team was named #1 Seed in the Gold bracket. The road to the victory was no easy feat, as USYVL/Volleyguard spent a round in the “loser’s bracket” as Adams calls it after losing two straights to The Fog. “Volleyguard is protecting the future of volleyball, while The Fog is attempting to hide talent,” USYVL co-founder Randy Sapoznik fuels in agreement of USYVL/Volleyguard effort.
Adams posits the focus of participation in this year’s competition as being most influenced by the intention of building awareness of the USYVL and gaining scholarship backing for younger-generation Volleyguards. Adams is but one of many who contributes to USYVL culture of setting the standard for the organization and its constituents, but serves as a shining example of doing your best with your abilities, one of USYVL’s main tenets for its youth.
We would like to congratulate our USYVL Board Member Marv Dunphy on helping the U.S Women’s National Team win its first World Championships! This is not the first championship Marv Dunphy has help win. Marv has help the US Men’s National Team win two Olympic gold medals but this is the first time that the US Women’s Team has ever won the World Championships. Marv Assisted Karch Kiraly (head coach) with this championship. It is special because Karch was once a player of Marv’s when he was playing on the USA National Team. Through his years coaching at all levels, he has shown that he is great with teaching volleyball to the up and coming USYVL, High School, College, National Team volleyball players, as well as coaches.
We would like to Congratulate Marv once again for helping a game founded in the USA grow.
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What’s the best way to end the Fall season? Register for Spring 2015 and get a mini volleyball!
Registration opens Oct 15th.
The Molten mini volleyball is a perfect gift, souvenir, crowd-pleaser and the best way to collect your teammates signatures!
So if you are a current Fall 2014 participant, register online prior to the final day of your fall season, and take the receipt to your Site Director on the final day to get a mini volleyball!
You can also register in person on the final day (checks only) and get a mini volleyball. Remember you must be a current Fall 2014 participant!
USYVL Supports Pasadena Fire Dept. in 5K Walk to Benefit Breast Cancer Awareness
Tuesday, October 14, 2014—Pasadena Fire Department hosted a 5K run at the Rose Bowl in support of breast cancer research, with all funds raised to directly benefit The Huntington Hills Breast Center (Pasadena, CA). Locals of all ages joined forces and came together in waves of pink in support of the cause. USYVL supported the endeavor by setting up court for a game of volleyball, All Pro versus Pasadena Firefighters, with guest pro beach volleyball players Billy Allen, Trevor Crabb, and Avery Drost, along with players and the Head Coach from Pierce College. Guests and passersby also participated in the “Ace-A-Pro for Charity” challenge and a community volleyball game comprised of players of all backgrounds.
The event began with Celebrity trainer Dion Jackson leading the crowd in an upbeat pre-run workout. Newscaster Lolita Lopes also joined USYVL and Pasadena Fire by walk the 5K and playing a community game against the beach pros, Marine Corps participants, and firefighters.
USYVL Launches New Mobile Website with Fun Functionality*
United States Youth Volleyball League (USYVL) has launched a slick new mobile site with new functionality, including ScoreKeeper, a tool that will be beneficial for coaches, parents, and anyone playing a game of volleyball. Complete schedules for each team at every USYVL site, which includes times for practices and games, is one of the highlights of the mobile site.
“Whether on a tablet or smartphone, parents, and coaches in particular, are going to find this mobile site very useful,” said Randy Sapoznik, USYVL Executive Director. In addition to complete game schedules, the new site also offers instructional summaries for every practice session throughout the season. Coaches will be able to conveniently access this information on their mobile devices at any time.
The feature that coaches and parents will be playing with the most may be the aforementioned ScoreKeeper, which allows anyone with a mobile device the opportunity to keep score using Hot Potato, Double Max or traditional scoring. This feature also includes an audio whistle tone, either in singular or two tones in quick succession, which will be helpful during games for coaches.
You can access the new mobile website, which was designed by Aaron Martin, on your mobile device, or at m.usyvl.org
*Weekend tournament schedules are updated at 2PM on Fridays.
Be sure to check it out!