November 5 turned out to be a great day, the sun was shining and the sky was blue.
The kids put together all the skills they learned and perfected throughout the season and played the last two games of Fall 2011.
The trophies were a reward for all the hard work put in by the kids and they were received with excitement.
To top it off, each team had a small potluck to celebrate the season.
Thank you to all the volunteers who donated their time and made this a great experience for the kids!
The Fall 2011 season saw a myriad of team names from sites in California to Pasadena, MD.
The voting process was extensive and the winners were!
First place was Serves You Right from Santa Cruz, CA.
Second Place was Serve US with a Smile from South Fayette, PA.
Third Place was Cinnabomb from Valencia, CA.
Each team received “volleyball starts here!” t-shirts.
If you are concerned about not having time or enough experience to coach a team, here’s a little information that will change your mind!
The time you will be coaching is the same schedule as that of your child and you get to coach your child’s team. If you don’t want to coach your child’s team, you can coach a different team.
The experience we are looking for is ability to follow directions, keep the team organized and run practices under the supervision of a Clinician (volleyball instructor).
You may not know that every site has a trained Clinician (volleyball instructor) that guides all volunteer coaches on the day’s practice, how to do it and how to run it. They are also there to help you with demonstrations and anything you need!
Coaching for the USYVL is easy, fun and low pressure!
If you are interested in being a coach or an assistant coach for a team this season, give us a call at 1-888-988-7985.
On Saturday, September 10, USYVL kids had the opportunity to attend a volleyball clinic directed by Marv Dunphy. The clinic was held at Alumni Park at Pepperdine University, which has a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean.
Marv is the Men’s Volleyball Coach at Pepperdine University. He is recognized as one of the leading coaches in the sport! He was the coach of the 1988 United States Men’s Olympic Gold Medal Team and was inducted into the Volleyball Hall of Fame in 1994.
Clinic participants worked on the fundamentals of volleyball, advanced drills and even got to play a few games. What better way to get ready for the USYVL Fall 2011 season than this!
A very big thank you to Marv from USYVL and the USYVL Kids!
To read the full story go to http://www.pepperdinesports.com/sports/m-volley/spec-rel/092111aaa.html
Are you ready for the Fall 2011 season?
Programs start this coming week!
If you didn’t already turn in a hard copy of the Player Medical Registration form, please make sure to bring it on the first day.
If you didn’t already turn in a hard copy of the Volunteer Application form, please make sure to bring it on the first day along with your identification.
We are always in need of coaches and assistant coaches. If you haven’t volunteered yet, please consider coaching!
The schedule is exactly as that of your child. You have a volleyball instructor at every practice and game who shows you what to do. Most of all, it’s fun and you are helping your program!
If you would like to coach or assistant coach, give us a call at 1-888-988-7985!
Don't miss the deadline to register for the Fall 2011 season. Many programs have already exceeded the numbers from last year, so make sure to get your spot by registering today!
You can register online at www.USYVL.org or by mail. If you need a registration form, print one from our website or give us a call at 1-888-988-7985. Remember to register by August 15th!
The series of USYVL summer camps just finished.
Summer leagues in Elgin, IL and Pittsburgh, PA just completed their season with a record number of players.
Four Washington sites, Edmonds, Everett, Marysville and Snohomish are getting ready for their final day this weekend.
You may say the season is complete, yet, 55 fall programs are ready to start playing!
If you haven’t registered, make sure to do so by September 1st! Go to www.USYVL.org or give us a call at 1-888-988-7985.
One of the greatest rewards is sharing your knowledge of volleyball with the younger players!
Volunteering for the USYVL is not only easy and fun, but you also get community service hours credit and why not do it teaching something you love.
The end of the season at Santa Maria USYVL is an event not to be missed!
Headed by on of our best Site Director's, Eric, the program truly captures the spirit of USYVL.
Players and parents go to the program to learn the skills and play the game, but they leave with so much more. Eric has created a true community program in Santa Maria where player's can't wait for the season to start and players that graduate from the program come back every year to donate their time and teach the younger players.
The last day of the season is a celebration of food, music, special guests, contests and prizes for all the players and volunteers. It's a celebration of all the hard work put into the season by all the players and volunteers!