Club/Select Volleyball Opportunities

Lots of Information in one Post, also we have updated the calendar:

Puget Sound Region Boys Volleyball Collective

The Puget Sound Boys Volleyball Collective (PSBVc) provides opportunities for BOYS to compete in USAV Volleyball competition at a local, regional, and national level. PSVB was established to help boys in the Puget Sound have an avenue to play the sport they love.

We are dedicated to providing quality training, and competition at a local, regional, and national level. This competitive athletic experience can enhance social development, contribute to mental and physical health, and teach the values of teamwork, responsibility, self-discipline, and self-motivation.

PSBV is the effort of several clubs to build a platform for boys’ volleyball in the state of Washington. Athletes will be able to train in a local facility with once a month group practices to bring all the boys together for competition training. It is our goal to help the sport grow to where every club will have a successful boys program.

It is our sincere desire to provide a solid foundation of fundamentals to enable participants to develop, not only as players, but also as people. Given this base, we hope that these youths will continue playing well beyond their youth, for volleyball is truly a lifetime sport.

Advantages of Being Part of the Puget Sound Region Boys Volleyball Collective

1.  You can start to participate at any time
All you need to do to get started is to purchase a USAV Boys Junior Membership. Click Here for Membership Registration Instructions
2.  You can train as much or as little as you like. 
-Member clubs host Clinics and open gyms throughout the year that are open to all members of the PSRBVC for a cost of $20 per two hour session.
-Member clubs may also hold training sessions for players in their area.  Many of these sessions are open to anyone who would like to participate.
-Click Here to see upcoming training sessions and locations on the PSRBVC Calendar
3.  You can join teams with other players from the collective to compete in tournaments locally, regionally and nationally. 
-You can put a group of players together from the PSRBVC to enter tournaments.
-You will receive emails when groups are looking for players from the PSRBVC to go to tournaments and can choose to join them.

 

Tournaments:

Boys Bjerring Tournament: Feb. 28 at Lake Stevens Volleyball Training Center

We will be kicking off with a boy bjerring tournament on February 27th. In this format, every boy plays with and against every other player in the gym. It’s a great way to try volleyball out without having to get together a whole team to compete!

We encourage you to ask your sons friends or boys you know might be interested in playing (once we get them on the court the will fall in love)!!! Please email Boysvb@psrvb.org with any questions.

Sign up for this event in the Boys Volleyball Sections of the PSR Online Store. Click Here

 

Saturday, February 21, 2015 08:00am – 05:00pm
Boys Power League – CEVA Invitational – Portland, OR
Sunday, March 15, 2015 08:00am – 05:00pm
Boys Power League – Space Needle Invitational – Lynnwood, WA
Click Here for the Team Registration Form
Boys USAV National High Performance Tryout Registration
Sunday, March 22, 2015 08:30am – 05:00pm
CCVC Tournament – 16’s & 18’s – St. Helens, OR
Saturday, March 28, 2015 08:00am – 05:00pm
South Sound Tournament – Olympia, WA
Friday, April 10, 2015 – Saturday, April 11, 2015
Boys Power League – Idaho Strike Boys Tournament – Meridian, ID
Friday, April 24, 2015 – Saturday, April 25, 2015 08:00am – 05:00pm
Idaho Boys Classic – 12’s & 14’s – Boise, ID
Saturday, May 16, 2015 – Sunday, May 17, 2015 08:00am – 05:00pm
Boys Power League – Border Smackdown – Spokane, WA

 

Clubs involved with Volleyball:

Local Clubs Participating in the Puget Sound Region Boys Volleyball Collective

North End
Lake Volleyball Club
Eastside
Moxie Volleyball Club
Seattle Area
Kraken Volleyball Club

 

Other Clubs:

Bothell – Everett

Sabotage Volleyball Bond
Director: Bonney Ottow
Tryouts:  See Website

 

Seattle

SpaceNeedle Volleyball Foundation
Director: Mark West
Tryouts:
All Tryouts at: Shoreline Community College

 

Sea-Tac – Des Moines

Sabotage Volleyball Bond
Director: Bonney Ottow
Tryouts: See Website

 

Federal Way – Auburn

Power Surge Volleyball Club
Director: Kama Kalalu
Tryouts: See Website

 

Tacoma – Olympia Area

South Sound Volleyball Club
Director: Angela Spoja
Tryouts:
All Tryouts at Excel Sports Academy

 

Vancouver – Kelso (Columbia Empire Region)

Aces Volleyball Club
Director: Michal-Ann Watts
Tryouts: See Website

 

Spokane

Spokane Boys Volleyball Club

Director: Roland Malandy

New Summer Camp/ Club Team Information

Nate Ngo, one of the assistant volleyball coaches at the University of Portland has announced in an effort to promote the sport of volleyball is extending an invitation to the boys playing volleyball on any team to join the Pilots at their summer camps. The only restriction (for this year) is they will not open up the overnight option for their advanced camp to boys. Boys are welcome to be a commuter camper for the Overnight Advanced Camp, but just not as an over-nighter. They will look to open this to boys in the future.

You can find more information as well as registration for the camps at www.portlandpilots.com/camps and clicking on “Volleyball Camps”. or http://www.portlandpilots.com/sports/2014/4/7/VB_0407142122.aspx

UP also has a team camp option on July 18-20 and that is also open to boys teams if they wish to train as a team. You can contact the assitant coach directly at ngo@up.edu.
UP also has hosted free clinics on campus in the past and that is something they want to continue to do and will open that to boys as well. The Pilots will continue to look for dates, generally on the weekends, to host these clinics. Portland will post the information mainly through their social media accounts which are: http://www.facebook.com/PilotsVolleyball
http://www.twitter.com/UPvolleyball>

Thunder Beach
The sport of sand volleyball is growing with the NCAA looking to add it as a collegiate sport. Last year was our first year training on the sand with Thunder Beach and we are happy to say it was a huge success! Those girls that came out and trained came back to the club season ready to compete. Sand volleyball really helps your all around game and what better way to spend your summer, than in the sand!

Here are just a few things to note about Thunder Beach

1. We are a registered Puget Sound Beach Training Program so our coaches have to maintain certain certifications, plus being under the umbrella of USAV helps to keep us up-to-date with tournaments and other events.

2. Thunder Beach is run by Jen Baklenko. Jen played professionally on the beach on the following tours;WPVA, 4 person BL tour, MPVA . She is the Puget Sound High Performance Head Coach and was the volunteer Assistant for University of Washington Sand Volleyball team in their inaugural season. She is USAV Beach Impact and CAP certified. In other words, Thunder’s coaching experience is unparalleled in the region!

3. This is our SECOND year of Thunder Beach. We have grown and changed the program to best instruct and supply the beach player with the skills she/he needs to stay active, involved, in shape and still learning and loving the game. We have added one three hour session per week to let the player play while being instructed and coached.

For Summer 2014, Thunder Beach will be practicing on Monday and Thursday evenings starting on June 2nd through August 4th at Sandbox Sports in Georgetown 5955 Airport Way S, Seattle, WA 98108 . Players age U14 and under will practice from 6-7:30pm and players age U15 and older will practice from 7:30-9pm. No practice on 7/3.

On Wednesdays we will be practicing at Golden Gardens (8498 Seaview Pl NW, 98117) from 12:30-3:30pm. This practice starts on June 18th and ends on August 13th. As stated above, Wednesdays will be more competition with coaching during games. This will also allow players to play together and decide on partnering for tournaments. All ages are welcome for the entire three hour session.

We are offering two packages this season. We recognize that vacation schedules and other activities will take precedence from time to time. To best plan and schedule staff and courts, we are asking you to sign up for the entire season. You can choose between 2 times a week or 3 times a week to help defray costs. However, because we are being flexible for the summer, those players that sign up for 3x a week will have priority in signups and those that sign up for 2 x a week might be put on a waitlist. If you are placed on a waitlist, we will contact you very soon to let you know if you are in the session or not . The cost for Thunder Beach 3x a week for the entire summer is $725. The cost for 2x’s a week is $550. Tournament entries are separate from this as there are 4 different venues to play in, however, our coaching staff will help you select appropriate tournaments and level of play.

Included in this cost is over 50 hours of instruction/beach court time, Thunder tanktop or teeshirt, coaching at tournaments that allow coaching and where a Thunder Beach staff member is in attendance. This is open to both Boys and Girls. Siblings will receive a $25 discount per player. Please make sure to pay at time of checkout otherwise you will be placed on a waitlist. No refunds for sessions not attended.

If you did not play club volleyball this past season, you will need to register with USAV through our region. It is a $15 summer membership.
Let us know if you have any questions at jenb@goitvc.com.

Moxie will be fielding beach volleyball training teams this summer!

There coaches will be Keon Price, Kelsie Peterson, Cindy Huang, and Mike Bailey. We will teach fundamental skills and strategy as well as knowledge of rules necessary to play the beach doubles game. Emphasis will be placed on high quality repetition.

Training teams will be offered by age group and limited to a maximum of 10 per team. Session days and times will vary by team. Please contact us at info@moxiejuniors.com with questions.

Boys U12 to U15 Friday 5:30 to 7:30 pm starting May 23rd
U12 to U15 Boys – $300 for 11 sessions May 23rd through August 5th
Boys U12 to U15 Thursday, May 15th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Tryouts will be held at Sandbox Sports. We’ll be selecting 8 – 10 spots for each training team. Coaches will be directing drills as well as evaluating during the two hour tryout session.

Beach Volleyball Summer Camps
Beginner Beach Volleyball Camp at Jetty Island July 21-23 9:30am-3:30pm
This camp is offered in partnership with USA Volleyball and is a perfect way for athletes to give beach volleyball a try. Focus will be on individual skill development and training will include fun drills and games throughout the week. Players new to the game will walk away from this camp with confidence on the volleyball court. Every camper will receive a pair of sand socks and a competition grade Molten beach volleyball from USA Volleyball. Registration includes reservations for the 9:45am and 3:15pm ferry crossings. Pack a lunch. Instructor: USA Volleyball

Beginner Beach Camp Registration Opens May 12.
REGISTER BY PHONE 425-257-8300 ext.2
REGISTER ON SITE Recreation Office at Forest Park

Advanced Beach Volleyball Camp at Jetty Island July 28-30 9:30am-3:30pm
Presented by USA Volleyball, this camp is designed for players with several years of beach or indoor volleyball experience. Focus will be on technical and tactical skill development with a focus on open play and state of the art video and statistical analysis. Players will walk away from this camp better prepared to navigate competitive tournament situations. Every camper will receive a pair of sand socks and a competition grade Molten beach volleyball from USA Volleyball. Registration includes reservations for the 9:45am and 3:15pm ferry crossings. Pack a lunch. Instructor: USA Volleyball

Advanced Beach Camp Registration Opens May 12.
REGISTER BY PHONE 425-257-8300 ext.2
REGISTER ON SITE Recreation Office at Forest Park

WESCO 2014 District and Why High School Sports Matter

Last week the association was at the WESCO District Macho Volleyball Tournament in which 14 schools were represented at the Tournament. The tournament features many athletes most of them Seniors, since to qualify you have to go through another tournament put on by each school. To help with the fun of the tournament the nets are at girls height. Towards the end I met a young man who was downtrodden after his team had lost in the quarterfinals. This student looked shocked and stunned, staring into the distance. I knew who he was, that he played for Space Needle, the high octane club that produced Matt West, and I sat with him and told him he was slightly overreacting because in a week and a half he would be playing on guys size nets against competition that would make this brand of volleyball look childish at the CEVA tournament which features about 10 teams traveling from across the northwest. It cheered him up slightly but the reality set in as a friend from his High School, the other dominant volleyball player on his team a non club member, sat with him and began to nudge him toward leaving.

The truth is the student athlete wanted to win this tournament more than he wanted to win any other local tournament this year. Hec, he may have wanted this low level tournament more than the National USAV boys tournament. What makes it so different? Even if his team wins the Gold/Open highest level (not sure what they call it) U-18 bracket, no one at his school will know. He could tell them, and then they may look it up, but other then that, no one knows. However if he won this tournament, maybe not everyone at the school, but at least a larger portion would know, and he would have been the best player on that team. SNVF may win this weekend, and they have a good shot of doing it, but again, I will know, his family will know, the volleyball at large community will know, but no one at his school will know. That is what makes high school sports so important to the student athletes, more then varsity letters, jackets, or gym bags, is the fact that there community knows they are good at something.

List of Schools that Competed in order of finsih:

1. Lynnwood
2. Monroe
3. Marysville-Getchel
4. Cascade
T-5. Mountlake Terrace
5. Marysville Pilchuck
5. Mariner
5. Mount Vernon
T-9. Oak Harbor
9. Glacier Peak
9. Snohomish
9. Jackson
9. Kamiak
9. Meadowdale

UW Volleyball Camp 2014

UW is offering a boys volleyball camp for those interested from July 21-23. Some of the best coaches within the area will be there to provide volleyball instruction to you and your children. To register visit http://www.jimmclaughlinvolleyball.com/ The cost is $150 from Monday to Wednesday July 21-23. Registration opens March 4th. If you want advanced registration email: wshsbva@gmail.com.

From the website:

BOYS ONLY CAMP

Boys Camp July 21-23 Monday- Wednesday for 4th-12th graders $150 5:00-8:00pm

***Boys camp will be ONLY for boys and will be run separately from the girls in Night Camp 2.

Team Hodgepodge Has Fun at Local Volleyball Tournament

Team Hodgepodge, made up of folks from the Seattle and Portland area, played together for the 1st club tournament of the 2014 season. The tournament held at Evergreen High School in Vancouver, WA was great for the kids. There were about 9 full teams and the play varied from novice to elite. No official tournament winner was announced due to the format of the tournament, but all the kids had a great time. Photos from the event can be found here.

Nicholas Tonel a Sr from Odea High School, Luke Frost a Freshman from Interlake and Owen Macauly a freshman from Odea represented the Pugent Sound Region admirably, and were joined from Freshman from the Vancouver, Portland, and Salem area. Thus the name Hodgepodge was formed. The next tournament will be on March 15 at Huntington Middle School in Kelso, WA. If you are interested please fill out the form below.