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1/19/17
Come join us for the first in a series of Boy HS Tryout Prep sessions at Court One Athletics. Starting at 1pm to 3pm on January 22nd. Serving, Passing, Hitting and Defense for a little over an hour, followed by coach-directed competitive game play. Only $25/session at the door. Print and fill out a Participant Waiver from our Documents page.

12/4/16
The boys finished up Region play this weekend with some nice competative play! A couple practices this week and then it's off to Southern California for the Holiday Classic! Push through to the finish guys!

10/23/16
The boys continue to power their way through the AZ Region tournament schedule with their next tournament scheduled for October 29th. Make sure to plan on coming to support their great efforts! We will be meeting to scope out the Holiday Classic tournament plans this coming week - make sure to be there!



Information on Boys Club for 2016/17 Season

Thanks for making this tryout season such and awesome experience! We appreciate all of you guys and look forward to a great seaons together!

Club One Boys Fees and Region Fees:
For 14U-18U Teams: There is an initial non-refundable deposit/commitment fee at time of team formation on August 20, with three additional payments due September 15, October 15, and November 15. See the information below for Payment Options for the season.

These fees cover: All AZ Region tournaments, Region team fees, coaches’ salaries (2 coaches per team, minimum), gym rentals and practices, uniforms and gear (see below), mandatory referee training, AND 10 weeks of Sports Performance Training with House of Speed. This sports performance training, which focusses on strength, speed, agility, and vertical jump, is in addition to practice time, and will be held before or after the regular 2hour practice time.

Additionally, the Arizona Region is a USA Volleyball sanctioned region. Every player is required to pay a membership fee of $55 to USAV in order to participate (see here). This fee is separate from the Club One fees noted above. USAV Memberships are good for one year, with the 2016/17 registration period starting on September 1, 2016.

Boys that were not registered for the 2015/16 season will have to join the AZ Region for the month of August and then renew after Sept 1st and before Sept 15th for the 2016/17 season. Boys that were registered for the just ended 2015/16 season must renew after Sept 1st but before Sept 15th to be put on a roster for the 2016/17 season.
- AZ Region

Uniforms/Gear:
Club One Boys players will be provided: 2 jerseys (one short sleeved and one sleeveless), a long-sleeved warm-up shirt, shorts, two practice t-shirts, and a backpack.

Practices:
Each COV Boys team will practice twice a week for two hours starting the last week of August through the last Region Tournament in December. There will be 10 weeks of Sports Performance Training through House of Speed in addition to the regular practice time.

Tournaments:
Boys’ teams will participate in all of the USAV AZ Region Tournaments – a total of 5 Saturday power tournaments and 1 Championship Tournament – from late September through early December.

A Note on Travel Tournaments:
There are multiple out of state tournaments available for COV Boys to participate in. Boys 16U-18U teams will plan to attend the Southern California Holiday Classic December 10-11 in Anaheim California. Cost for participation will be $250. This fee does NOT include player transportation and hotel accommodations. Parents will be responsible to transport their players, or will need to arrange for their boys to travel with another family on the team. Hotel information will be provided to those who are interested in booking at the same location as the coaches, which is encouraged for team bonding.

Additional Travel Tournaments to be considered are a USAV Bid tournament (January), SoCal Summer Classic (June), and USAV Jr Nationals (end of June/early July)

Tryouts:
Boys Tryouts will be held at Court One Athletics on Saturday, August 20th. Check-in to begin at 8:30am with Tryouts to start at 9:00am. There are multiple forms that will need to be filled out, available at our Documents page and below, prior to tryouts.

Items to Complete for Tryouts:
- Club One Registration Form
- Signed USAV Medical Release Form
- Signed Concusion Acknowledgement Form
- Signed Safe-Sport Acknowledgement Form
- Copy of birth certificate

Please note that Club One has a Come One, Come All philosophy. Specific High School affiliation is not required. We believe in solid coaching and training, and encourage young men to reach beyond their school boundaries for a fantastic Club Volleyball experience. We hope you’ll join us!

Communication:
We know communication is important to you! Our ‘door’ is always open to discuss questions, concerns, and especially goals and objectives. Directors can be reached via phone or email.

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Boys Club for 2016/17

TEAMS: 16Platinum | 18Platinum | Fee Payment Options

Use the links above to locate the Roster and Tournament Schedule for each team.



16 Platinum
Number Name Position Grad Date Height Reach Block Approach School Commitment
1  Logan Nipar OH 2020 5'10" 9'4" 9'9"  Hamilton  
2  Matt Burgess DS/OH 2018 5'9" 9'2" 9'5"  Corona del Sol  
3  James Watson OH/OPP 2019 6'1"    Corona del Sol  
4  Zachary Lobeck OH 2019 6'1" 10'2" 10'7"  AZ College Prep  
5  Filip Nedelkov DS/OH 2018 5'11" 9'3" 9'7"  Corona del Sol  
6  Alex Aquilar DS 2019 5'8"    Hamilton  
7  Cole Webster S 2019 5'9"
9'3" 9'6"  Hamilton  
13  Jaiden Huynh S 2019 5'10" 9'6" 9'11"  Desert Vista  
14  Trevor Schutes OH/M 2020 5'10" 9'0" 9'3"  Hamilton  
15  Riley Lavigne DS 2021 5'4" 8'8" 9'2"  Akimel  
17  David Leach OH/RS/S 2019 6'0" 9'2" 9'7"  Seton Catholic  
21  Joshua Lesio 2019 6'0" 9'8" 10'0"  Horizon Honors  
                   
Coaches                
  James White
               
  Bri Keller-Galley
               
  Justin Marshall
               

 

Regular Practice Schedule*:
Tuesdays: 6:00-8:45pm
Thurdays: 6:00-8:45pm
*All practices at Court One unless noted
**Check the Calendar each week for additional days/times or modifications.

Tournament Schedule:

Date Tourney Info
 Sept 1  **Regstration for USAV to be done**  Web Point
 Sept 10  **Ref/Score Clinic**  Campo Verde
 Sept 24  Power #1  see Region Web
 Oct 8  Power #2  see Region Web
 Oct 15  Power #3  see Region Web
 Oct 29  Power #4  see Region Web
 Nov 5  Power #5  see Region Web
 Dec 3  Region Championships  Metro Pheonix
 Dec 10-11  SCVA Holiday Classic - TBD  Anaheim, CA
 Jan 27-29  SCVA Jr Boy's Invitational - TBD  Anaheim, CA
 June 16-18  SCVA Jr Boy's Classic - TBD  Anaheim, CA
 July 1-8  Jr Boys National Championships - TBD  Columbus, OH
     
     

 

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18 Platinum
Number Name Position Grad Date Height Reach Block Approach School Commitment
1  Sam Higinbotham M 2017 6'4" 10'5" 10'9"  Seton Catholic  
2  Andrew Munguia OH/RS/M 2017 6'0" 9'6" 9'11"  Hamilton  
3  Dallin Dayes M 2018 6'2"    Corona del Sol  
4  Jordan Block DS 2018 5'8" 9'1" 9'3"  Hamilton  
5  Trey Kuyper OH/DS 2018 6'0" 9'8" 10'0"  Corona del Sol  
7  Jaxon Cork S/OH/M 2017 6'6" 10'1" 10'4"  Safford  
8  Skyler Barba S/OH 2018 6'0"   9'4" 9'8"  Mesa  
10  Preston Schoenhardt RS 2018 6'1"   9'8" 9'11"  Mesquite  
11  Evan Ronda OH 2017 6'2" 9'8" 10'2"  Corona del Sol  
12  Trevor Gelfan RS/S 2018 6'0" 9'6" 9'9"  Dobson  
13  Conner Frazey RS/M 2017 6'2" 10'3" 10'9"  Corona del Sol  
14  Andrew Lwowski DS 2017 5'11" 9'6" 9'11"  Corona del Sol  
17  Conner Duyck RS/OH/DS 2017 6'1" 10'4" 10'10"  Queen Creek  
                   
Coaches                
  Joaquin Santa Cruz
               
  Shelly Johnson
               
  Dave Girts
               

 


18 Platinum in action at a Region Power Tourney

Regular Practice Schedule*:
Tuesdays: 6:00-8:45pm
Thurdays: 6:00-8:45pm
*All practices at Court One unless noted
**Check the Calendar each week for additional days/times or modifications.

Tournament Schedule:

Date Tourney Info
 Sept 1  **Regstration for USAV to be done**  Web Point
 Sept 10  **Ref/Score Clinic**  Campo Verde
 Sept 24  Power #1  see Region Web
 Oct 8  Power #2  see Region Web
 Oct 15  Power #3  see Region Web
 Oct 29  Power #4  see Region Web
 Nov 5  Power #5  see Region Web
 Dec 3  Region Championships  Metro Pheonix
 Dec 10-11  SCVA Holiday Classic - TBD  Anaheim, CA
 Jan 27-29  SCVA Jr Boy's Invitational - TBD  Anaheim, CA
 June 16-18  SCVA Jr Boy's Classic - TBD  Anaheim, CA
 July 1-8  Jr Boys National Championships - TBD  Columbus, OH
     
     

 

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Boys Club Season 2015/16 Wrap-Up

Another season of growth and challenge for the teams this year. Thanks is in order for all the support that parents and players provided their coaching teams. We couldn't have done it without all your help!


The 18Platinum team after a long weekend in So Cal.


A very thoughtful 16 Platinum group :o)


Bri and Shelly in deep thought at So Cal Tournament :o)


Waiting for a table before the So Cal Tourney. Can't wait to carbo load!


Jimmy keeping watch on the bus ride home from So Cal.

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Boys Club Season 2014-2015 Wrap-Up

Thanks guys for a wonderful season, gentlemen. We are blessed to have had such a great group to carry the torch this past year. We look forward to the impact they will each have going forward!


16 Platinum lookin' good


Road Trip!


Joaquin and Jacob, you guys are awesome!


The boys in their Club One Bucket Hats!

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Boys Club Season 2013-2014 Wrap-Up

Awesome finish by the boys! They won the Bronze Division at this past weekends Regional Championships. Way to go guys!

So proud of how much you all grew this season and appreciative of the great work that Stefan and Joaquin did with you.

16U Bronze Division Champions!

   

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Club One Boys COACHES

Below is some of our coaching staff that will be working with our boys. Please take a minute to get to know them - what drives them to coach this awesome game of volleyball, as well as what they enjoy outside of the gym :o)  We are fortunate to have such a diverse and dedicated group of people on the Club One staff!

 

 

 

Bri Keller-Galley

Bri is a native to Arizona and is studying in Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. She grew up in a volleyball family, staring to play herself at age 8, and fell in love with the sport. Bri began playing at Club One during our inagural season in 2010 and started coaching with us the following year as well.

Bri is one or our One Beach coaches and helps run our Sand tournaments. This year, she started coaching in the boys program and is an assistant on the 16 Platinum team. In her free time, she likes to play sand volleyball. Bri is excited to continue teaching young athletes the skills of volleyball and sharing her love of the game with them. This will be Bri's 4th year on the Club One coaching staff.

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David Girts

David is a New York native who moved into the Phoenix area after completing his degree in Sports Management at Medaille College in Buffalo, NY. David played two years of collegiate volleyball at Medaille College where his team broke into the top four of NCAA Division III rankings during his senior season. Prior to attending Medaille College, David was the acting student assistant for the New Mexico State's volleyball program. Growing up, David played basketball, volleyball and soccer, but volleyball has won his attention. During the day, David works in the mortgage industry, but on the weekends you can find him playing sand volleyball or spending time with his wife Kelsey and their two dogs. We are extremely excited about the experience and passion he brings to Club One.

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James "Jimmy" White Jr

Jimmy joins Club One this year after a recent move to Arizona from Illinois. As a 2010 grad from Southern Illinois University, and a soon to be MS in Sports Administration from SIU, he built up a notable foundation in volleyball coaching while he pursued his undergraduate and graduate studies. Jimmy served as the Student Assistant for the Southern Illinois University Volleyball Team from 2007-2011; Head Volleyball Coach for several Juniors age groups with the Southern Illinois Select VBC from 2008-2013; Junior Varsity Head Coach/Varsity Assistant at Murphysboro High School; and finished out his tenure in Illinois as the Assistant Volleyball Coach at John A Logan College from 2011 until his move to Arizona.

While attending SIU, Jimmy was an assistant for the women's program, coached and played on the men's SIU team, and coached a girls JO team - a testament for his love of the game. He comes with great commendations from his past affiliates in Illinois – whether professors or mentor coaches, as SIU Head Coach, Julie Yankus, expresses:

"James was a pleasure to work with, brought energy and excitement to the gym every day, and was willing to do whatever he could to help the program. He has always been professional with the athletes, parents, and staff members. I'm sure he will impress his players and their families very quickly!"

Jimmy is married and has two precious 1yr old twin daughters! We are very excited to welcome him to the Club One coaching staff!

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Joaquin Santa Cruz

Joaquin was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. He graduated from Westview High School in 2009, a 3 year letterman for the school’s varsity baseball team, earning All-Region honors in 2008 and 2009. In 2008 Joaquin was a part of Litchfield Park Juniors Boys 18U volleyball team as a setter, in 2009 played for Zia Athletic Club as a defensive specialist and outside hitter. Joaquin is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree at Arizona State University in Secondary Education, Biological Sciences. He currently works for the University of Arizona - College of Medicine - Phoenix as the Program Coordinator for the Simulation Center. Joaquin is still involved in competitive volleyball playing tournaments around the valley both in the sand and in the gym. During his free time Joaquin enjoys spending time with his friends, family, and his dogs Jager and Heidi. Joaquin is excited to start his second year as a part of the Club One family and cannot wait to share his knowledge of volleyball with Arizona’s up and coming athletes!

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Justin Marshall

Justin is a native Arizonan who has taken every opportunity to enjoy the year-round sunshine and be involved in sports. His love for sports started with baseball when he was 4-years old. He played many years of Little League Baseball and was recruited to a Club Baseball team that won a National Championship and 2 State Championships. While in junior high, he discovered volleyball and it has been his passion ever since. He was a three-year Varsity player at Sandra Day O'Connor High School, playing defensive specialist for 2 years and changing positions to be the starting setter his senior year. He was selected to the first team all-region and was awarded honorable mention all-state his senior year. After high school he has focused his attention on the sand game and earned his AAA sand rating in Arizona. Justin is currently an Assistant Coach at Sandra Day O'connor High School.

When he isn't playing volleyball or coaching, he is studying secondary education with an emphasis in the sciences at Glendale Community College. Justin's coaching ideology emphasizes more than just volleyball skills; he tries to instill life skills within his players as well. Showing them that positive communication, hard work and passion can take you far in life.

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Shelly Johnson

Shelly is really looking forward to sharing her love for the sport again this season. Her motto: “Let's build great volleyball players and have a blast doing so!!”

Shelly Johnson comes to us with coaching experience spanning almost two decades at many different levels. Most recently, she was the head volleyball coach at Colorado School of Mines (CSM) in Golden, Colorado (2002-2007). While there, she led the team to their best season in school history and earned their first berth to the NCAA Division II Tournament. Her success throughout her stint was largely due to key impact players, tallying six All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference selections, two All-Region team players, and two members of the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Team. While in Colorado, she coached for the nationally known club - Juggernaut Volleyball Club. Prior to CSM, Shelly spent three seasons as an assistant coach at her alma mater, Wayne State College (NE). Her main responsibilities were recruitment of high school and junior college athletes, along with assisting with all on-court duties. Shelly has served as Club Director and coach at USAV Pick Six Volleyball Club, head coach at Carl Sandburg College, in Galesburg, IL, and assistant coach at Galesburg High School.

As a player for the Wayne State Wildcats, Shelly was an NAIA All-American in 1990. A four year letter winner and currently still holds eight Wildcat records. Her 1990 team was recently inducted into the Wildcat Hall of Fame. While playing she earned her undergraduate degree in Business Management and earned her Master’s of Science in Education while coaching. Chandler, AZ is the place she calls home with her husband, Brian, and two young children, Owen and Ainsley.

 

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ALUMNI NEWS

Class of 2015/16

Special shout-out to Ryan Iskandar for pursuing the opportunity to play college ball at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee this next year. We are excited to see him take on the challenge at the next level!

Class of 2014/15

We want to recognize Noah Cotterman for accepting a position at Lakeland University in Plymouth, Wisconsin. We are sure he will have to update his wardrobe, but are excited for his opportinity to continue to play volleyball!

 

COLLEGE RECRUITING

Playing volleyball after graduating from High School is a reality for more and more athletes if that is their desire. Club One is committed to providing opportunities for players to receive the exposure they need to take advantage of those opportunities. Each year we help every athlete pursue their desire to play at a level that is best for them. See them in our Alumni section above.

If playing in college is part of an athletes goals, it is important for player and parents to understand that there are steps that must be taken by the student-athlete in order to get the recruiting process started. That’s why we put together a reference document and “to do” list to help you understand how to get the ball rolling (see the Recruiting Checklist and the College-Bound Student-Athlete Guide at our Documents page).

What will Club One do for the student athlete? Club One will come alongside athletes and families who have expressed an interest in playing in college in a variety of ways:

  • The Club One Recruiting Checklist in our Documents section was designed to walk you through the entire process and includes a simple checklist to follow.

  • We have strategically placed coaches on our high school level teams who are well connected and well equipped to guide athletes through the decision process (Kelsey Girts, Mike Daniel, Shelly Johnson, James White, Geoff Horewitch, and Jackie Bunker - our lead recruiting liason).

  • As club directors, we have worked through the process with all three of our daughters (Division I at University of Denver, Division III at LeTourneau University and Divsion I at Arizona State University) and are available for consulting with those desiring additional direction.

Communication between the Club, Coaches, Athletes and Families is key and Club One is ready to partner with you to meet your goals.

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Club Fee Payment Options:

Player Fee payments may be made by Cash, Check, Auto Bank Payments, or Credit/Debit Card.

1. Cash & Check - We have a drop box outside our office at Court One Athletics and our mailing address is:

Club One Volleyball
5509 W. Harrison Ct.
Chandler, AZ 85226

2. Auto Bank Payments - You may use your banks BillPay system to schedule monthly/reoccuring payments. You will need to set this up, we do not do this for you. Our mailing address is:

Club One Volleyball
5509 W. Harrison Ct.
Chandler, AZ 85226

3. Credit/Debit Card - Complete the proper selections in the PayPal button below or submitt a Payment Authorization Form and we will process your monthly fees. (Note: there is an additional processing fee that will be added for this service)

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