Week of Oct. 27 – Nov. 1

We cross over into November late this week…hard to believe how quickly we are approaching the holiday season. We are thankful always for the extraordinary young men and families that make up Vegas Volleyball. 



The most recent FLASH Store will be closing this weekend. Please make sure you take this opportunity to grab the wonderful Nike VVC gear. If you have suggestions for future Flash Store items please share your ideas with Coach Rios.

Middle School Clinic

We are positively thrilled with our Middle School program A huge kudos to Coach and Mrs. Varela for their dedication. We hosted a free clinic last week attended by 65 students.

This week MS Clinic is CANCELED at Schofield due to a gym conflict. We will have additional dates available in December.


Please be prepared to share First Quarter grades with Coach Rios this week. We are committed to ensuring that all of our athletes are working successfully towards a future that includes the possibility of college anywhere in the country.

*Seniors should schedule a meeting with Coach Rios regarding recruiting and college.

BEACH Program

We will begin scheduling a third practice most weeks focused on Beach training. We will offer the practice at both Sunset park and Butterfly park for convenience. Athletes will be required to attend one of the beach practice and can choose to attend at both locations. Look for the schedule soon. We hope to introduce Coach Samantha Lane at practices this week.

Week Ahead

Monday, Oct. 27

Plan your week

Tuesday, Oct. 28

Red and White 17’s @ 5 PM – 7 PM; H.I.

Black and Royal @ 6:45 PM – 9 PM; H.I.

Wednesday, Oct. 29

NO MS Clinic

Thursday, October 30

Red and White 17’s @ 5 PM – 7 PM; H.I.

Black and Royal @ 6:45 PM – 9 PM; H.I.

Friday, Oct. 31

Red & Black arrive at AVIS @ 3:45 PM

Depart AVIS 4 PM

Dinner approximately 7:30 PM

Hotel approximately 9 PM

Meetings then lights out 

Saturday, Nov. 1

Black plays at ASC Court A4; 3th-seed (pool play only)

Red plays at ASC Court F1; 4th-seed (pool play only)

Make it a great week!


Week of Oct. 20

The first weekend is always an adjustment for the athletes. It is a fun weekend as a coach to observe, assess how to continue improving and be with the athletes on the road. Traveling as a team creates such wonderful friendships and bonding opportunities.

Flash Store 

Our most recent FLASH Store is still active and we encourage parents, relatives and friends to support VVC wearing great Nike gear. 

Flash Sale #2


Monday, October 20

Plan the week’s work and begin working the plan

Tuesday, October 21

Red & White ~ 5 PM – 7 PM @ H.I.

Black & Royal ~ 6:45 PM – 9 PM @ H.I.

Wednesday, October 22

MS Clinic ~ 5:30 PM – 7 PM @ Schofield MS

Thursday, October 23

Red & White ~ 5 PM – 7 PM @ H.I.

Black & Royal ~ 6:45 PM – 9 PM @ H.I.

Friday, October 24

Enjoy the weekend & be ACTIVE!


Please contact Coach Rios via email if you experienced trouble with the automatic tuition payment last week. It appears that things went smoothly.


As we approach the holidays (beginning with Nevada Day), it is important to be mindful of the commitment made by each athlete and his family to be available for every scheduled practice and competition date. Please use our CALENDAR page to plan accordingly. Planning and communication are key to our success as a program.

White & Royal Competition

We have had a few questions about the playing dates for the WHITE and ROYAL teams. Please find the dates defined under Regional on our BOYS page.

“The Regional team will participate in three SCVA regional events (11/15/2015, 12/6/15 & 01/17/15), the Holiday Classic (12/13-14/14) and the Junior Boys Invitational (01/02-04/15).”



Great VVC gear for a limited time…Pool Information too


Our second FLASH STORE is up and active!

You can visit the store HERE. Have a suggestion of what you’d like to see in future store? Just email Coach Rios.

Flash Sale #2


Pool Information

Qualifying day 1 is pool play only. We anticipate being done by early afternoon. We would like to travel to and from as a program. In regional events, our 17-Red participates with our 18-Black in the 18-under division.

Pool schedule for pools with four teams

1 x 3 Team 2 officiates
2 x 4 Team 1 officiates
1 x 4 Team 3 officiates
2 x 3 Team 1 officiates
3 x 4 Team 2 officiates
1 x 2 Team 4 officiates

17-RED; ASC Court A1; play begins at 8 AM

1 – HBC 18Black
44 – Vegas 17Red
45 – City of Angels 17
86 – Seaside South 17-1

18-BLACK; ASC Court E2; play begins at 8 AM

18 – Vegas 18Black
27 – SG Elite 18Elite
62 – Balboa Bay 18Red
69 – Beach Cities 18Black




This week (October 13 – October 18)

It is a busy week and there is a lot of information to share. Please read the whole post today.

Middle School

Our Middle School program continues and we are receiving lots of good feedback. Thank you to Middle School gurus Mrs. Erinn Varela and coach Philip Varela for their awesome efforts to help us build this exciting new part of our program. We will continue with clinics geared towards male and female athletes 4th grade through 8th grade throughout the remainder of the calendar year.

The program emphasizes solid core fundamentals in a fun environment that is active and dynamic. We have already seen enormous improvement in those that have attended.

Please join us in November ad December by registering HERE.

Developmental League, Teams & Tryouts

The SCVA will continue sponsoring the Las Vegas League this coming season. The developmental tournaments held at various Las Vegas sites, including UNLV, will begin in February 2015. We will field teams for boys and girls in the coming developmental season. We are thrilled to enter another new area and continue growing the game. Our program leadership has been instrumental in the creation of the local tournaments. 

We will hold tryouts in early January for the 2015 SCVA Las Vegas Developmental League. We anticipate fielding an all boys team. Please consider joining our program. We are aware that the “norm” in Las Vegas is to hold tryouts in early October. We will not have tryouts in October or November for the 2015 season. We just do not believe that this is in the best interest of the athletes and families. We encourage you to enroll in our Middle School Clinics then join our teams in January. There are programs asking for commitments now and we understand that waiting my feel uncomfortable. If you can, wait until January to make a commitment. Youth sports needs less “same old, same old” and pressure. We have consistently offered the best training and volleyball experience for our athletes. 

New Programming Coming

In addition to expanding our work with younger athletes, we are thrilled to announce that we will begin adding BEACH volleyball this season. Our existing boys’ teams will soon have a weekly “sand training” practice added to their normal practice schedule. 

In Spring 2015, we will formally begin the BEACH division of Vegas Volleyball Club. We will train and compete in beach events. The beach season normally begins late spring and runs through early August. We are expanding our coaching staff to add expertise and experience on the sand. Our Beach programming will be open to both boys and girls. Look for more information coming soon!

This Week…

Monday, October 13

Plan the week

Tuesday, October 14

5 PM – 7 PM @ H.I. ~ 17-Red & 17-White

6:45 PM – 9 PM @ H.I. ~ 18-Black & 16-Royal

Wednesday, October 15

*Tuition installment payments transacted

5:30 PM – 7 PM  @ Schofield ~ Middle School Clinic

6 PM – 9 PM @ H.I. ~ All Groups

Thursday, October 16

Get ahead of your workload for the week

Friday, October 17

TRAVEL DAY (Black & Red teams)

3:45 PM @ AVIS ~ arrive at group meeting location for on-time departure (address on TRAVEL page)

4 PM @ AVIS ~ on-time departure

approx. 7 PM @ Panera in Fontana, CA ~ dinner

approx. 9 PM @ Fairfield Inn in Anaheim Hills, CA ~ arrive team hotel

Club Meeting

Team Meetings

10 PM Curfew ~ must be in hotel rooms

10:30 PM Lights Out

Saturday, October 18

approx. 6:30 AM ~ team breakfast in hotel

SCVA Qualifying Day 1 Tournament (information to be posted soon)

Following play; team dinner then drive back to Las Vegas

VVC tri logo comps

Please feel free to email Coach Rios with any questions: rrios@vegasvolleyball.org



New Flash Store

We are so excited to introduce our first FLASH Store featuring Nike products. The store will be up for a week and offer selected items below retail cost. Orders are made directly via Lids and shipped directly to you. Here is our first sale. Our next sale will offer printed Vegas Volleyball apparel for athletes and families.

We encourage everyone in our volleyball family to take advantage of the offerings.

Please follow the link (in amber font) below to order:






Week of 10/6-10/10

Another big thanks to Chris Austin for coming to spend some of his time with our program last week. It is great when our alumni return to share so generously with the newest members of our extraordinary volleyball family.

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Week ahead..

Monday, Oct. 06

Important day to plan your week and begin working your plan!

Tuesday, Oct. 07

6 – 9 PM All groups practice @ Henderson International

Wednesday, Oct. 08

5:30 – 7 PM Middle School Program @ Schofield Middle School

5 – 7 PM Red & White practice @ Henderson International

7 – 9 PM Black & Royal @ Henderson International

Thursday, Oct. 09

6 PM VVC  NIGHT at UNLV VB (Cox Pavilion)

Friday, Oct. 10

Make sure the week went according to plan!

Notes: Oct tuition will be processed on October 15; Black and Red will travel on Friday, Oct 17 for first tournament