×

Warning

JUser: :_load: Unable to load user with ID: 70


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!

Share

Twice during the year, USYVL holds training at their national office located in Torrance for all their new and returning Clinicians (volleyball instructors).

On Saturday, August 13, USYVL Clinicians had the opportunity to be trained by two of the best, Marv Dunphy and Tom Hoff. 

Marv Dunphy, one of the most successful volleyball coaches in the United States and current coach for the Pepperdine Waves Men’s Volleyball Team. 

Tom Hoff, an Olympic Gold Medalist and one of the best middle blockers for the United States Men’s National Team. 

Thank you to Marv and Tom for making the training a special day and an absolute learning experience for all involved!

Share

Dain Blanton, Olympic Gold Medalist, addressed over 200 clinic participants about the importance of education in his life and the path to success in volleyball.

Clinic participants at the 2011 Sharefest had the opportunity to hear Dain’s story, ask questions and even hold the gold medal! 

It was exciting for the kids to hear how he and his partner battled the Brazilian team for the gold medal and how all of that contributed to his career as a sportscaster and motivational speaker.

 

Share

Every season we send out a special gift to the person who referred the most new players to USYVL.  This year the grand prize is an autographed gold volleyball signed by the USA Women's National Team!

For all others who referred a friend, we have a special gift for you too.  It is expected to arrive at your house shortly. 

Thank you from USYVL for sharing the sport of volleyball with your friends!

Share

So, your child is playing volleyball in the United States Youth Volleyball League (USYVL), and you’ll be there for every practice and game, right?  Well, there is no better way to show support than to actually participate in the league in one of the many volunteer positions.  Trust us, your kids will love it!  You will too!  Of course, the team at USYVL will be forever grateful, since it is through volunteer efforts that the league remains affordable (and doesn’t include the need for personal fundraising like many youth sports programs do). 

 

Here are the options:

 

USYVL Site Director

site director

The site director manages the local site and heads the site commission to insure proper organization and operation of the league within the framework of the USYVL bylaws, guidelines and policies. Responsible for communicating with the main office and keeping them updated about the status of the site.

call 888-988-7985 to learn about Site Director volunteer opportunities!

Time Commitment:  3 hrs. per week

Coach Rick

head coach

Will run practices and games under the direction of the site clinician. Responsible for teaching technical skills and life skills. No experience needed. Coaching clinics and manuals provided. Why Coach in USYVL

Time Commitment:  2 1/2 hrs. per week

Click here to Volunteer!

Assistant Coach

assistant coach

Will assist coach with running practices and games under the direction of the site clinician. Assist in teaching technical and life skills. No experience needed. Coaching clinics and manuals provided.

Time Commitment:  2 1/2 hrs. per week

Click here to Volunteer!

Fist Aid Administrator

first-aid administrator

Requires current certification in basic first-aid training including CPR. Position attends to injuries and any unsafe conditions on the playing area.

Time Commitment:  1-2 hrs. per week

Click here to Volunteer!

Registration

registration

Assist site director with registration and check-in. Assist site director with distribution of player uniform t-shirts and volunteer shirts.

Time Commitment:  1-2 hrs. per week

Click here to Volunteer!

community service hours

High School or College Student?  Love playing volleyball?  Join USYVL as a Volunteer!  Fulfill your school's "Community Service Hours," while doing something you love....playing volleyball!

Click here to Volunteer!

Share

 

 

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.    

Share

Recently we invited AVP pro beach volleyball players Braidy Halverson and John Mayer to talk about their careers as professionals and to demonstrate their skills to the kids on game day. John taught the kids some setting techniques while Braidy stole the show with his spiking ability.

 

It was great to see the pros in action and we look forward to more pros coming out and showing the kids their skills! Thanks, John and Braidy!

 

Pro Beach Volleyball Players Braidly Halverson

Share

With the end of the year coming up quickly, you may be thinking of attaining goals you have set, or ways you can help your community, your children, and those less fortunate.  United States Youth Volleyball League (USYVL), a nonprofit 501 (c) 3, has taught volleyball and important life skills to over 100,000 children, and your donation can help that next child in need of financial aid, offering an opportunity to develop essential teamwork skills, all while building self-esteem.  Yes, USYVL impacts your children directly – and, with further donations, will continue to impact others across the nation.  So, be part of the USYVL movement, and share what you can.  Your donations, whether personal or from your company, are tax deductable, and will continue the good work that happens every season with USYVL.

Keep kids active, engaged in positive activity, and learning one of the world’s great sports – one that actually was invented in the USA. 

The USYVL has seen many times over the quantifiable impact that participation in the league delivers.  This impact is magnified several fold for underprivileged children when they are exposed to USYVL – often providing their first youth sports experience.  Their smiles speak volumes, the outward emotion of the inner reality that these kids feel truly part of something. 

No amount is too small. Leave a legacy by donating whatever amount you can comfortably donate, and know your contribution will continue to drive positive action for children across the country.  Let’s sport for it… volleyball!

You can donate on the USYVL website, or by mail at:

USYVL Headquarters

2771 Plaza Del Amo

Suite 808

Torrance, CA 90503

 

 

Share

The Laguna Niguel Clinician staff had a great addition this Spring, Tom Hoff!

He is bringing his experience playing and coaching volleyball to the volunteer coaches and players at the Laguna Niguel USYVL.  You might say that program is lucky! 

Tom was a standout at Ohio state and then Long Beach State where he was the AVCA First-Team All-American in 1995 and 1996.  

To top it off he was one of the most dominating players on the United States Men's National Team and won a gold medal in the 2008 Olympics. 

Tom Hoff USYVL

 

 

Share

AVP and FIVB beach volleyball star Phil Dalhausser stopped by USYVL Oxnard to show the kids his 2008 Olympic Gold Medal! Needless to say, the kids AND the parents were thrilled to see 6'9" Phil signing autographs and handing out golden volleyballs while demonstrating skills on a very low net. Thanks for coming out, Phil!

Phil Dalhausser Youth Volleyball Day

 

 

Share