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2013 LITTLE SPIKER SPRING LEAGUE
Registration is now open for the 2013 Little Spiker Spring League. League starts the first week of May and is $150 per player. Click Here for more information and registration.
USA South Annual Alumni Kick Off
Don't miss out on the First Annual Alumni Kick Off event on December 29, 2012. All proceeds from this event will go to the USA South College Scholarship Fund. For more information and to purchase tickets go to the events page.
2012-2013 CLUB SEASON IS HERE!
It is now time to get ready for the 2012-2013 Club Volleyball Season. Tryouts will start in October for all players 14 years old and under. Find all the information you need in the USA South Club Handbook. Click Here to Download. Any additional questions please email Landon at firstname.lastname@example.org
2012 Little Spiker
The 2012 Little Spiker Fall League is about to begin. This league is for all volleyball players in 8th grade or younger. Players will learn basic fundamental volleyball skills as well as team concepts.
Registration: Wednesday Aug 22nd at Estero Recreation Center
Players have the option to train in Estero or Naples. Practices are 6:00pm to 7:30pm.
More Info & Registration: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
2012 USA SOUTH SUMMER CAMPS NOW POSTED!
You can now find a list of all the 2012 Summer Volleyball Camps hosted by USA South and other local programs in SWFL. You will see that there are camps to participate in most of the summer. All the details and registration information is on the Camps page.
USA SOUTH TRYOUT INFORMATION AND HANDBOOK FOR THE 2011/12 SEASON!
All the information you need for the upcoming 2011/12 season has been updated on the website. You can find all the tryout information and forms on the Tryout page under Club Info. In addition we have completed the 2011/12 USA South Volleyball Club Handbook. The handbook will answer all your questions and provide information on our club teams this coming season. You can download the Handbook by clicking Here. For any questions or additional information please email Landon Thomas at email@example.com
Registration for the 2011 Little Spikers Fall League is now open!
The 2011 Little Spiker's Fall League is right around the corner and it is now time to Register. The Little Spiker's League is for all players 8th grade and younger. Click Here for League and Registration Information.
2011 HP TEAM SELECTIONS
Congratulations to the following USA South players who were selected to the final rosters for the 2011 HP Teams:
Summer Clinics, Camps and Leagues
The Little Spiker Spring League is starting next week week. Click here for Registration Info or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find updated information on all Summer Camps and Clinics by going to the Camps Page.
USA South Partners with National USAV Beach Coach
USA South Beach Volleyball Club partners with Patricia Daugherty, National USAV Beach Coach, to run the beach club. Patricia comes with an extensive background in coaching beach volleyball and developing top players. With the increased popularity in beach volleyball and soon Collegiate scholarship opportunities Patricia is the perfect individual to keep USA South on the forefront. You can find out more information about Patricia and the USA South Beach programs at www.usasouthbeachvolleyball.com and the USA South Beach Volleyball Facebook Page.
Danny Mahy Named to AVCA Top Thirty Under 30!
For Full Article Click Here
USA South Finishes as Top Club at MLK - Miami
USA South kicked off the tournament season finishing as the top club in the Miami MLK. We had 12 teams competing this weekend and showcasing their talents. The 15 National and 17 National team lead the way with Championship wins along with 5 other teams finishing in the top 5 of their age group. It was an impressive performance by all the players and coaches:
12 National - 3rd in Gold 15 Black - 5th in Silver
13 National - 3rd in Gold 16 National - 5th in Gold
14 National - 5th in Gold 16 Purple - 3rd in Silver
14 Travel - 2nd in Bronze 16 Black - 5th in Silver
15 National - 1st in Gold 17 National - 1st in Gold
15 Purple - 2nd in Bronze 18 National - 3rd in Gold
USA South Players Dominate ALL - Area Teams
The Naples Daily News and Fort Myers Newspress have announced their ALL - Area teams for Volleyball. Congratulations to the USA South players and coaches who were selected!
Naples Daily News:
Player of the Year - Rachel Dulaney
Fort Myers News Press:
Coach of the Year - Steph Martin
Player of the Year - Brittany Brinson
Carol Marie Galloway
USA South Teams Selected!
USA South had a record number of players tryout for club teams this season. Over 180 players came out to display their skills and be a part of the top training program in SW Florida. USA South will have 15 club teams competing this season. Congratulations to the all the players who were selected!
USA South Volleyball is one of the first 3 clubs in the State of Florida to be awarded a GOLD SEAL. The Florida Region has implemented a new Gold and Silver Seal Program to help identify quality volleyball club programs within the Region. You can find out more by going to this link...
2010 Club Handbook and Tryout Information!!
The 2010-2011 Club Handbook is now complete. Click Here to Download!
ALL 14, 13, 12 & UNDER TEAMS:
12 – 13 & Under Players: Sunday October 24, 2010 at the Estero Recreation Center
Player Registration: 9:30am to 10:00am
Player Tryouts: 10:00am to 12:00am
14 & Under Players: Sunday October 24, 2010 at the Estero Recreation Center
Player Registration: 1:30pm to 2:00pm
Player Tryouts: 2:00pm to 4:00pm
ALL 18, 17, 16, 15 & UNDER TEAMS:
17-18 & Under Players: November 21, 2010 at the Estero Recreation Center
Player Registration: 1:30pm to 2:00pm
Player Tryouts: 2:00pm to 4:00pm
16 & Under Players: November 22, 2010 at the Estero Recreation Center
Player Registration: 5:00pm to 5:30pm
Player Tryouts: 5:30pm to 7:30pm
15 & Under Players: November 23, 2010 at the Estero Recreation Center
Player Registration: 5:00pm to 5:30pm
Player Tryouts: 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Any questions about upcoming season please email email@example.com
1. Register with USAV. Each player must individually register with the USAV prior to participatingin any tryout. The membership fee is $45 and you can register at www.floridavolleyball.org. You must bring proof of registration to tryouts.
2. Complete the USA South Player Information Form below.
3. Complete the 2010 USAV Medical Release Form and bring it with you to tryouts.
4. Copy of your Birth Certificate (If you played in USA South last year you do not need this)
5. $20 Cash or Check made out to USA South Volleyball for Tryout Fee
2010 Little Spiker League Registration is now open. All players must be Registered by August 25th. Click Here to Download Registration Information.
USA South Sets New Bar!
When Shelby Joslin started shopping for a club to supplement her volleyball experience at Evangelical Christian School two years ago, it didn't take long for her to choose USA South.
"They had the best record, the best coaching and the best opportunity for me to get into a college program," said Joslin, 15.And while plenty of clubs can claim to play great volleyball in Southwest Florida, no organization played it better this year than the 13-year-old USA South.
3 Players have been named to the 2010 Roster for the Florida Region TEAM FLORIDA HP ALL STAR Team.
Katie Mosher - LIBERO for the Women's International Junior ( JNT) Team ( born in 1991-92-93)
Alyssa Goldenhart- MH for the Girls Inernational Youth (YNT) Team ( born in 1994-1995)
Chelsea Oliver-MH for the Girls National Select ( SEL) Team( born in 1996 or after)
These USA South players participated in a 2 1/2 day tryout this past weekend in Orlando and were selected among the camp participants to represent the USAV Florida Region
at the 2010 International High Performance Championships being held July 26-30th at the Dells in Wisconsin. They will compete against international teams, other national teams and regional teams playing up in the international division in their respective age divisions and try to bring home the gold championship cup to the Florida Region.
We are proud of our athletes for their selection to the Florida Region HP Team and wish them well as they represent the State of Florida and USA South Volleyball
GOOD LUCK !!
USA South COED Tournament - Fundraiser!
I want to thank all the players and parents who participated in the first ever USA South COED Volleyball Tournament. This tournament was organized to help raise funds for those USA South teams attending USAV Nationals in Reno, Nevada. We had 12 Teams participate in the 2 day event. Below are the 1st and 2nd place teams from each day. Thanks again to everyone for a great weekend and great event!!!
15-16 and Under Division:
17-18 and Under Division:
The following Summer Camps have been updated on the Camps Page:
1) Seacrest/USA South Camp
USA South 12 Nationals 2nd place gold division, USAV Florida Regional Championships. Beat thier year long nemesis Cape Coast a.k.a. Sparkly Headbands, (undefeated, 1st in the state, with a bid to Nationals) in the Semi-Finals. WAY TO GO SOUTH!!!!!!!!!!!!
8 Players from USA South selected for HP Camp
Training Camp will be held on June 4-5-6th in Orlando. 24 athletes were selected to each Training Roster. These athletes will compete for selection to their respective Age division team. Only one team of 10-12 from each age group will then travel and compete in the International HP Championships being held in Wisconsin July 25-30th, 2010.
GIRLS JUNIOR (GJNT) TRAINING CAMP ROSTER (Born in 1991-1992-1993)
CONGRATS To Our USA SOUTH ATHLETES on their SELECTION
CONGRATULATIONS to the 18 NATIONAL MAHY TEAM. They locked in a NATIONAL
CONGRATULATIONS to the 15 NATIONAL TEAM. They earned an AMERICAN
USA South Delivers at Ft.Lauderdale Invite
18 National Martin Team Earns Bid to USAV Nationals!!
Coach Steph Martin and the 18 National Martin Team rolled over competition on Sunday in Atlanta earning them a bid to the USAV Nationals in Reno Nevada this summer. The girls lost a very tight match in the finals of 18 Club wrapping up one of the top performances of the year. It was an impressive team effort by all!!
The USA South 14 Travel Team competed this weekend at the Disney Classic in Orlando Florida. They went 6-1 this weekend fighting their way to the Finals of the 14 and Under Division. This 2nd place finish is their best this season! Congrats to the players and coaches.
USA South 15 National Team Finishes 2nd in Pre-Q!
The USA South 15 National Team fought through one of the toughest 15 Open Divisions this season to place 2nd at the Team Connection Pre-Q. USA South had 5 teams finish in the top 5 in their respective Divisions.
14 National = 3rd in Open
15 Black = 17th in Club
16 National = 3rd in Open
16 Branch = 5th in Club
17 National = 6th in Open
18 National Mahy = 3rd in Open
18 National Martin = 7th in Open
USA South Finishes with ALL GOLD at OVA Invite
All 5 USA South teams finished in GOLD this weekend at the OVA Invite. Below are the teams and their final results.
12 National = 2nd in GOLD
13 National = 5th in GOLD
14 Travel = 3rd in GOLD
15 Travel = 5th in GOLD
17 National = 9th in GOLD
USA South 14 National Team Finishes 5th in Colorado!!
The USA South 14 National Team finished 5th out of 128 teams at the Colorado Crossroads National Qualifier. The 14's lost a tough match to the winner Tejas in the quarterfinal match. They finished the weekend with a 7-2 record. Congrats to all the players and coaches!!
2010 LITTLE SOUTH SPRING TRAINING
Little South provides volleyball training and play for ages 13 and under. This program has been established for those players who are looking for assistance with basic fundamentals. We will focus on all volleyball skills and help create a good foundation for players to build on.
Little South is being coached by:
LITTLE SOUTH SPRING TRAINING: (Only 16 Spots Available!)
Who: Beginner Players Grades 3 – 8 with no or little experience
When: Sunday’s – March 14th, 21st, 28th and April 11th, 18th and 25th
Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
Location: Estero Parks and Recreation Center
USA South Dominates Tampa Kick Off Classic!
Last weekend 11 Teams from USA South participated in the Tampa Kick Off Classic. Out of the 11 teams we had 7 teams finish in the Gold Division, 3 in Silver and 1 in Flight. The USA South 14 National Team and 18 National Mahy Team brought home the 1st Place Gold in the Open Division for their respective age groups. Congratulations to all the USA South Teams for their performance in Tampa and representing USA South as one of the top clubs in the Region!!
This past weekend USA South 15N, 16N, 17N, 18S and 18D teams competed at the OVA MLK Tournament. All of the top clubs in Florida were participating making for stiff competition and a high level of play all 3 days. Congratulations to all the USA South teams for their strong finishes.
15 National Team - 3rd Place in Silver, 9th place overall (21 Teams)
16 National Team - 1st Place in Sliver, 5th place overall (15 Teams)
17 National Team - 2nd Place in Gold (13 Teams)
18 National Martin - 5th Place in Silver, 11th place overall (18 Teams)
18 National Mahy - 5th Place in Gold, 5th place overall (18 Teams)
Holly Reschke named Player of the Year for the Naples Daily News.
Holly lead the NDN All-Area team being selected as the Player of the year.
Also named to the team are:
Mosher and Brown named to AVCA High School Top 100 All American List
USA South players Katie Mosher and Ciara Brown have been named to the National AVCA High School All American Top 100 list for 2009. The AVCA recognizes the Top 100 High School athletes each year through the AVCA All American High School Program.
Congratulations to the following USA South Players who have made College Commitments!!
Katie Mosher - Florida State University
Kaitlin Holm - Marshall
Christina Carracino - Rollins
Holly Reschke - University of Tampa
Ciara Brown - Virginia Commonwealth
Angie Caple - Lynn University
Karina Mambuca - Northeastern
Courtney Greenberg leads a cast of USA South players in this years News Press All-Area Volleyball Team as Player of the Year.
USA South Players Selected:
USA South Volleyball Tryouts for 15 - 18 Year Old Teams:
Here is the tryout schedule for all girls trying out between the ages of 15 and 18. USA South is offering tryouts for FREE this season.
PLEASE NOTE: USA South will be sanctioning these tryouts through AAU this season. This means that each player must register for an AAU membership ($15) in order to tryout. EVERY player must bring a copy of their AAU membership to tryouts along with the other necessary paperwork! AAU Club Code: FLVB53YKA0
All ages 15-18 will tryout on Sunday November 15, 2009:
9:30am -10:00am - 15 and Under Registration
10:00am - 12:00pm - 15 and Under Tryouts
12:00pm - 12:30pm - 16 and Under Registration
12:30pm - 2:30pm - 16 and Under Tryouts
2:30pm - 3:30pm - 17&18 Under Registration
3:00pm - 5:00pm - 17&18 Under Tryouts
Top Training for High School SETTERS!
FGCU Setting Coach Fernanda Nelson, with the assistance of other USA South staff, will be holding setting sessions for High School setters on Sunday afternoon's. Each session will be $20 per player. You can come to one or come to them all!
2009-2010 Club Volleyball Handbook
Here is the 2009-2010 Handbook for USA South Volleyball!
USA South will be holding an Informational Meeting about the upcoming 2010 club season on Saturday Aug 22nd. This meeting will begin at 1:00pm and is being held at the Estero Recreation Center. We will be providing our standard 2010 USA South Volleyball Program containing all our club information for the upcoming season. This will also be online for you to view starting next week. The Information Meeting will be held to give an overview of the 2010 program and answer any questions for those of you new to USA South Volleyball.
Tryouts for all 12, 13 & 14 and Under Teams:
12 & 13 and Under: Saturday September 12th, 10:30am - 12:30pm. Registration is 9:30am - 10:30am.
*Players may be called back for an additional tryout if needed. Due to the competition level at our tryouts we want to make sure every player has a fair evaluation.
Tryouts for 15, 16, 17 & 18 and Under Teams:
All of the teams 15 and older will tryout in November at the conclusion of High School Season. Dates and Times TBD.
At the beginning of August USA South issued an official statement regarding the new Florida Region tyout guildlines and the reasoning for our tryout dates. If you did not recieve this information please let me know and I can send you a copy or you can view it at www.usasouthvolleyball.com in the "News" section.
LITTLE SPIKER MINI-CLUB LEAGUE!
NVA and USA South Volleyball have partnered to create a competitive Middle School League in SW Florida. This league will be the foundation of youth volleyball training to prepare those players interested in participating in club and/or High School volleyball. This program will be supplemental to the current Middle School program, allowing those interested to receive club level coaching through mini-club. As the sport of Volleyball grows at the National level, we feel that athletes in the area need to be provided better training at younger ages and we anticipate Little Spiker becoming the premier youth volleyball league in SW Florida.
Re: New USAV Membership and Tryout Guidelines
Date: July 31, 2009
This is an official announcement from USA South Volleyball in response to the new USAV membership dates and tryout information for Girl’s club volleyball. As the leader in SW Florida for providing the top volleyball training for student athletes, we spent a great deal of time addressing and researching the effects these changes would have on the player, the parents and families of players, and the club.
The two philosophies described above were painstakingly arrived at with the incorporation of the following:
In Summary, USA South supports and respects the athletes and coaches who participate in High School Volleyball. In keeping with the spirit of putting the welfare of the student athletes ahead of the club’s size or finances, USA South Volleyball is committed to honoring and supporting these athletes and our areas high school volleyball programs. We believe that the best way to do this is to allow them to focus fully on their high school programs and then allow them to try out for every program in our area to find the best fit for them.
Landon Thomas and the USA South Volleyball Staff
Ciara Brown Makes Verbal Commitment!
On Tuesday, June 23, Ciara verbally committed to Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va after making her unofficial visit. VCU is the largest public university in Virginia and has more than 32,000 students including almost 23,000 undergraduates. VCU is associated with the Medical College of Virginia which includes a medical school, a dental school, a pharmacy school and a nursing school. VCU is a division 1 school which plays in the Colonial Athletic Association and the Rams are coached by James Finley (head coach since 2005). Ciara will be the setter in the class of 2010 and is extremely excited about the the academic/athletic opportunities which VCU has to offer. VCU last made the volleyball NCAA tournament in 2005.
To: All Club Players and Parents of SW Florida
JO's 17 National Team
USA South 17N Players, Parents, and Coaches,
Nice job this past week in Miami Beach and all season long. What a memorable club season and club team. Thanks to everyone. I have attached the pictures that I took at the tournament.
The competition at JOs was tough, and the teams were evenly matched. Five of our eight matches required three games! Unfortunately, our team could not get a break or a ball to bounce our way in those tough matches. So in the first 5 matches, we won 1 and lost 4. But we stormed back in the next 5 matches of the tournament and won 4 and lost 1.
In case you didn't know, we did lose to the team (Cleveland) that won the whole tournament, and we pushed Cleveland to the brink in a 25-23 loss in game-1 of the match. Our team also lost to the team that came in third place overall (Austin, Texas), and in that match, we lost 2-1 in a 3-game match that could have went either way.
Overall, our team results were: Matches: Won-5 Lost-5; Games: Won-14 Lost-11. Four of the five match losses went to 3-games.
Here's our results from the website:
USA SOUTH PLAYERS CIARRA BROWN and KATIE MOSHER SELECTED to PLAY ON THE USAV NATIONAL GIRLS YOUTH (GYA2 HIGH PERFORMANCE TEAM)
Congratulations to our USA SOUTH 17 National team members, Katie Mosher and Ciarra Brown. They each have accepted a LIBERO and SETTER position respectively on one of the top 3 USAV National Youth A2 HP Teams. 30 top athletes selected from across the nation will train at Nova Southeastern University July 16-20th. During this 5 day training program the athletes will be divided into 3 teams of 10 ( Red-White-Blue) that will then compete playing up in the International Junior Division of the USAV HIGH PERFORMANCE Championships on July 21-26th. Both Katie and Ciarra were selected to participate on the Florida Region Youth Team Camp Roster but were recently called up to the Youth National Team (GYA2) program. Katie is one of 3 Liberos named to the national team and will play starting LIBERO on either the Red-White or Blue Team (determined at training camp). Ciarra also will be trained as a starting setter on one of the top 3 teams. Congratulations to our USA SOUTH PLAYERS as they represent our club and State of Florida on the USAV NATIONAL HP YOUTH TEAM at the National HP Championships to be held in Ft. Lauderdale July 21-26th.
2 More USA South Players Make HP Roster!
Just last week 2 more stand out USA South players were added to the HP Rosters. This now brings the clubs total to 11 players who have been selected as part of the HP Program!!
YOUTH TEAM CAMP ROSTER
SELECT TEAM CAMP ROSTER
Alyssa Goldenhart--- MB
2009 PlyoCity Results!
2009 was the first season that USA South used the PlyoCity program. This program was implemented to increase players durability during tournaments and increase their vertical jumps and quickness. As you will see from the results we feel this program was a success in accomplishing our goals of improving the performance of our players. As a club in whole (based on those who did 2 tests) the players averaged an increase in their Block Jump of 2.8" and an increase in their Approach Jump of 2.6". Of course, just like everything else, you get out what you put in and some of those realized greater increases than others. You can click on the links below to view the test results for each team.
USA SOUTH PLAYERS EXCEL AT HP TRYOUTS!
JUNIOR NATIONAL TEAM
YOUTH NATIONAL TEAM CAMP ROSTER
Christina Carracino OH
*Congratulations to Katie and Ciarra for also making the USAV National YOUTH HP "GY2" Team as top alternates for the one of the top 3 National Youth team. Katie Mosher was selected as the 1st Libero alternate for one of the top 3 national teams. Ciarra was also selected as one of the top 5 Alternate Setters.
SELECT NATIONAL TEAM CAMP ROSTER
Chandler Spearman MB
Florida Region High Performance Try Out Camp will take place June 4-5-6 in Orlando. HIGH PERFORMANCE TEAMS for '09 will be announced following the HP Try Out Camp. Those making the team will compete in the USAV International High Performance Championships in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida July 21-26th.
USA SOUTH VOLLEYBALL 17's TAKE GOLD at FLORIDA REGIONALS
USA SOUTH VOLLEYBALL 17 NATIONAL TEAM won GOLD at the Florida State Regional Qualifier in Orlando, Florida on 4-26-09. Winning GOLD at the Regional's earned the 17 National team a National Bid to the USAV Junior Olympics. The team have previously earned an American Bid to the JO's by qualifying at a national Qualifier in Denver, Colorado in March '09. The 17's team won Gold at the Florida Region Qualifier by defeating the top Open level teams in the state in the 17 OPEN Division.They were undefeated in pool play on Saturday and defeated OVA 17 ASICS from Orlando in the Gold Medal match on Sunday in 2 straight sets for the win. This is the first year this team has played together in club volleyball and it represents some of the areas best players in this age group. Pictured left to right sitting are: Christa Brooks, MH ( Bishop Verot ) and Taylor Emerson, DS ( Ft. Myers) Sitting second row left to right are: Ciarra Brown, Setter ( Bishop Verot), Courtney Greenberg, Setter ( Ft. Myers ), Katie Mosher, Libero, (Bishop Verot ), Katie Biddison, MH ( Ft. Myers ) and Christina Carracino, OH, (Canterbury). Standing Back Row left to right: Head Coach, Fernanda Nelson, Assistant Head Coach at Florida Gulf Coast University, Karina Mambuca, MH ( Gulf Coast), Kaitlin Holm, MH/OH/RH ( Ft. Myers), Holly Reshke, OH (Gulf Coast) and Coach Nick Sweat, Head Varsity Coach, Barron Collier HS. Congratulations to this team as they represent USA SOUTH VOLLEYBALL at the USAV JUNIOR OLYMPICS in June. This year the USAV JO's will take place in Miami, Florida, June 26-July 1st. USA South Club Director, Landon Thomas recognized this team as only the 14th team in club history to make it to the National JO's as well the only team in the past 7 years in the club to win the State Regional event. USA SOUTH Volleyball was started in 1997 and maintains National and Travel Club Teams from ages 12-18. Additionally, USA South will be officially starting their BEACH VOLLEYBALL SUMMER PROGRAM on May 2nd.
Two local volleyball standouts make a run for national honors
USA South 17's Earn Bid to JO's - Newspress
12 National Team Wins Gold at Disney!
The 12 National Team won 1st place in Gold at the Disney Classic with an undefeated record for the weekend. In the Championship Match they bested OVA 12's with the scores of 25-23, 25-23. Coach Mahy was extremely proud of the teams performance and was a result of their hard work and dedication at practice over the last 3 weeks. He hopes this play carries over to the Baltimore Qualifier where the team will compete to receive a bid to JO's.
USA South 17 National Team is going to Nationals
The USA South 17 National Team earned a bid to the 2009 JO National Championships with a 3rd place finish in Colorado. The 17 team participated in the 2009 Crossroads Volleyball Qualifier which consisted of 112 teams competing in the 17 and under age group. The girls won 3 matches on Friday, 4 matches on Saturday and another 4 on Sunday to secure the bid. Congrats to all the players and coaches who worked hard to be the first 17 year old team in the Florida region to qualify for the National Championships!
On Friday, USA South won all three games of pool play:
Game 1 - played Cedar Creek VB from Idaho Springs, Colorado. Won 2-0 (25-9, 25-14)
Game 2 - played Lightning VB from Eagle, Colorado. Won 2-0 (25-14, 25-20)
Game 3 - played Smack VBC from Manhattan Beach, California. Won 2-0 (25-13, 25-9)
On Saturday, USA South once again won all three games of pool play:
Game 1 - played Splash VB from Spokane, Washington. Won 2-0 (25-20, 25-12)
Game 2 - played NorCal Black from Pleasanton, California. Won 2-1 (24-26, 25-22, 16-14)
Game 3 - played Smokey Mountain JVC from Knoxville, Tennessee. Won 2-0 (25-22, 25-19)
On Saturday night, USA South won a Challenge Game to make it to the Sweet 16:
Challenge Game - played Nebraska Impact from Lavista, Nebraska. Won 2-0 (25-16, 25-18)
On Sunday, the single-elimination Sweet-16 Bracket was played. The top 16 teams out of the 109 that entered the tournament competed for the championship. Win or go home.
Sweet-16 Game: played NM Juniors from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Won 2-1 (20-25, 30-28, 15-7)
Elite-8 Game: played Vision Blue from San Jose, California (the #1 seed entering the tournament). Won 2-1 (17-25, 26-24, 15-11)
Final-4 Game (semi-finals): played Titan Juniors from Lee's Summit, Missouri. Lost 2-0 (20-25, 18-25)
The third place team will earn a bid to play in the Junior Olympics National Championship Tournament in Miami.
BISHOP VEROT JUNIOR, KATIE MOSHER, VERBALLY COMMITS TO 2010 FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY VOLLEYBALL
February 24, 2009 was a big day for Bishop Verot High School Junior, Katie Mosher. She verbally accepted a Scholarship offer to play Volleyball for the Florida State Seminoles. Katie Mosher, the Libero for the Bishop Verot Varsity Volleyball Team as well as the LIBERO for the USA SOUTH 17 National Team will also be playing Libero for the Florida State Seminoles in 2010. Florida State, a D1 school, is part of the NCAA Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC Conference). According to the 2008 NCAA Women's Volleyball RPI final ranking report dated 12-22-08, the Florida State Seminoles finished their 2008 season ranked # 52 in the country out of 329 Division 1 colleges. They had an impressive 21-9 season record under new Head Coach, Chris Poole and his coaching staff. Katie Mosher led the Vikings team and 3A District in Digs and Serve Receives in 2008 and was named "Defensive Player of the Year" at BVHS in 2008. She was also named to the News-Press All Area # 1 Team for 2008. In the summer of 2008, Katie was selected as the only Libero for the USAV Team Florida High Performance team that competed in July '08 at the HP International Championships in Tucson, Arizona. Here, the Florida Youth HP team captured the Bronze Medal. Katie was selected to the All Tournament Team as "Best Digger" in the International Youth division at this international competition.
Katie Mosher # 2, third from left with her teammates following the BVHS Varsity Tournament win in Fall 2008.
Feb 6th - Jacksonville, FL (Jax Jam Tournament)
Feb 13th - Orlando, FL (Presidents Day Tournament)
March 6th - Ft.Lauderdale, FL (Cloverleaf Tournament)
March 13th - Tampa, FL (Molten Pre-Q Tournament)
Check In: 5:30
Tryouts: 6:30 - 8:30
Cost: $50 if you pay in advance, $65 onsite
For more information go to www.usavfl.org.
USA South Players Dominate All-Area Teams!
The All-Area Volleyball Teams were announced for the Fort Myers Newspressand the Naples Daily News. USA South is proud to recognize the players who were selected for these teams. A special congratulations to Sundai Weston for being selected as the Newspress Player of the Year. You can read more information about the players and watch Sundai's video by going to the links below.
The 2009 Florida Gulf Coast University Women’s Volleyball camp dates are up
BISHOP VEROT JUNIORS TO ATTEND NATIONAL USAV VOLLEYBALL HIGH PERFORMANCE HOLIDAY CAMP
2008 Bowl-a-thon Dec. 14th!
College Recruiting Seminar Dec. 11th!
Note: All Tryouts will be at the Estero Recreation Center
17 & 18 Year Olds: November 23rd, 12:00 - 1:30pm (Registration 11:00 - 12:00pm)
15 Year Olds: November 23rd, 5:00 - 7:00pm (Registration 4:00 - 5:00 pm)
16 Year Olds: November 24th, 6:00 - 8:00pm (Registration 5:00 - 6:00 pm)
Please visit the Tryout Page for more information.
Courtney Greenberg, MaxPreps/AVCA Players of the Week
USA SOUTH BEACH CLINIC!
USA South and Brooke Sweat are putting on a 6 week beach volleyball clinic. Brooke is one of the top 5 women's beach volleyball players in the state of Florida. If you are looking for a break from the gym before club season starts make sure you sign up!! The first session will be on Thursday November 6th from 5:30 - 7:00 pm at Estero Community Park. Cost for all 6 sessions will be $100 per player. You can pre-register by contacting Brooke Sweat at firstname.lastname@example.org
PRIVATE LESSONS THROUGH USA SOUTH
USA South is now offering private lessons for the month of November. Lessons are available through several USA South coaches. Lessons are provided Monday - Thursday from 4:00 - 8:00 pm and Saturdays from 9:00 to 5:00. Please click here to find a list of available coaches and contact information.
2008-2009 Volleyball Handbook Now Available!
TRYOUT INFORMATION FOR 2009 CLUB SEASON!
ALL 14, 13, 12 & UNDER TEAMS:
USA South will be holding an Informational Meeting and Pre-Registration for players who wish to tryout for our 14, 13, or 12 & under National or Travel teams. This meeting will be held at FGCU (Alico Arena) in the VIP room on Sunday October 26th from 4:00 - 5:00. Tryouts for these teams will be held on November 3rd from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the Estero Recreation Center. Players who can not attend the Pre-Registration can register on this night as well.
Please visit the Tryout page for all forms and information.
ALL 18, 17, 16, 15 & UNDER TEAMS:
USA South will be holding an Informational Meeting and Pre-Registration for players who wish to tryout for our 18, 17, 16, or 15 & under National or Travel teams. This meeting will be held at the Estero Recreation Center on Sunday November 16th from 3:00 - 5:00. Tryouts for these teams will be held on November 23rd and November 24th. Times for each age group will be announced at a later date. Players who can not attend Pre-Registration will be able to register the day of their tryout.
Please visit the Tryout page for all forms and information
Little South Winter Program
The Little South Program was designed to allow those elementary and middle school aged players an opportunity to be involved in club volleyball at an entry level program. This program focuses on all the important fundamentals necessary to develop well rounded players. Players will be trained in all six volleyball skills by members of the USA South staff and Florida Gulf Coast University players.
Little South is a great opportunity for beginner and intermediate players to have fun and learn the game without the commitment of travel teams. The Little South Winter Program will run during the months of January, February and March. Participants will practice on Sunday afternoon's for 2 hours. The cost of Little South will be $300 and players will not need to tryout. All players interested will be able to participate and registration for Little South will be available in November.
NEW ADDITIONS TO THE COACHING STAFF
USA South continues to improve their coaching staff by adding two highly qualified coaches. USA South is happy to announce that FGCU Assistant Fernanda Nelson and Eastern Kentucky University All-American setter Kelly Jennings will be joining the USA South staff for the 2008-2009 season. Both Fernanda and Kelly bring impressive playing and coaching experience which will greatly improve out individual training sessions for setters and liberos as well as help bring new training and offensive systems to our team practices.
A native of Brazil, Nelson has 13 years of playing experience in her native country. In 1997, she was named the top setter in Brazil. She came to National American in 2000 as a freshman and immediately made an impact, earning second team All-American (NAIA) honors during her rookie season. She helped lead NAU to a national championship in 2002 and by the end of her collegiate career, she was a three-time 1st team All-American selection and twice named the National Player of the Year (2001, 2003). In December Fernanda will be inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame. Click here for more information
Kelly Jennings grew up playing volleyball in Illinois and developing her skills at Sky High Volleyball Club. She led her high school team to a 2003 6A State Championship as well as being selected for the All-Conference and All- Area teams. Kelly then became an instant star at Eastern Kentucky University as a four year starting setter. She is currently the All-time Ohio Valley Conference assist leader at 5,543 assists and holds the EKU single season assist record and career assist record. In 2004 she ranked in the top 35 setters in the Nation and in 2005 was in the top 25! Kelly will be a great young asset to our club.
USA SOUTH ALUM EXCELS AT E.C.U.
LITTLE SOUTH AND PLYOCITY DATE/LOCATION CHANGES!
Due to the Estero Recreation Center still be closed to assist flood victims we have moved some of the USA South programs to FGCU. The first night of Little South will be held on Wednesday Sept. 17th for both the Black and Purple League. The 17th will be the introductory night for the program and we will be using all 3 courts on the main floor of FGCU to do training and games. The Saturday PlyoCity High School Program will be held at FGCU on the second floor at 11:00 am until further notice. If you have any questions or concerns please email Landon Thomas. Thanks for your consideration and working with us while the county helps those in need.
USA SOUTH ONLINE APPAREL STORE!
PlyoCity High School In-Season Program Schedule
PlyoCity is offering a High School In-Season Training Program for all High School Volleyball Players. As this is the first PlyoCity session offered in SW Florida we will be offering it at a discounted price. We will be holding 1 free introductory session on August 30th for all players! We will then offer 8 additional sessions for $50.
2008 - 2009 USA SOUTH SPONSORSHIPS
H.P. International Youth Team Receives Bronze!
NORCECO Men's Under 19 National Team
Through USA South support we have raised money to help the NORCECO Men's Under 19 National team come to SW Florida and train for their international tournament. The NORCECO team will be practicing on Wednesday night (7/30) at the Estero Rec Center. They will also be putting on an exhibition game on Thursday night (7/31) at 7:00 pm at FGCU. Please feel free to come out and watch their training and exhibition game at no cost!
2008 Little South Fall League
Area Volleyball takes turn | Middle School League
Ex-BC coach Thomas takes over USA South from Flood
THE NEW USA SOUTH!
Players, Parents and Volleyball Community:
In June of 2008 USA South Ownership changed hands. As you will see there will be some changes in the program but the core fundamentals will remain the same; providing the top training, coaching and competition. USA South will continue to establish elite teams in the Southwest Florida area competing with the top programs in the state and nation. We hope that this new website gives you all the tools you need to understand what USA South Volleyball is about and how our programs can assist you in becoming a better volleyball player.
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Congratulations to USA South 16's player, Christina Carracino, for making the Florida Region High Performance Team!
Class 2A First Team All State
Holly Youndquist - 18's
Sheryl Davis - 18's
Class 3A First Team All State
Eva Dupay - 18's
Class 4A First Team All State
Brittany Muse - 18's
Class 2A Second Team All State
Brittany Bunch - 18's
Class 5A Second Team All State
ALL AREA PLAYERS
Player of the Year
Sheryl Davis - 18's team
First Team All Area
Holly Youngquist - 18's team
Eva Dupay - 18's team
Muki Kangwa - 18's team
Second Team All Area
Brittany Bunch - 18's team
Sundai Weston - 18's team
Honorable Mention All Area
Stephanie Manone - 18's team
Christina Carracino - 16's team
Brooke Snydermann - 15's team
Courtney Greenberg - 16's team
Whitney Loubier - 18's team
Brynn Sndermann - 18's team