REVISED SCVA schedule and CCSD calendar

We just completed a very successful season and we are already thinking about the upcoming season.

The SCVA released a revised schedule for the upcoming 2014-2015 season. There may be more updates and we will try to post them as quickly as possible. Please begin planning now for the season to prevent all avoidable conflicts. Below you will find links for both the SCVA schedule and the CCSD Academic Calendar for 2014-2015.

Please be prepared to practice the week of December 29, 2014 as we will be preparing for the SCVA Boys’ Invitational that week.

A gentle reminder… All practices are mandatory and all athletes must be available to compete on all tournament days.

2014-2105 CCSD Academic Calendar

2014-2015 SCVA Boys Schedule

Schedule 2014 2015 Boys copy

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Great information & Great news!

Before we share the first bits of information from the upcoming season, we are thrilled to share that Walt’s father, Butch, for nearly one week and he is recovering well and rapidly. The new organ is taking well and Butch is mobile. We are thankful for the good news and thrilled for the Benda family.

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Here is the first bit of news for the upcoming 2014-2015 season. The schedule has been released and we encourage everyone to put the tournament dates in their calendars. Also, please be mindful that we will have practices between Christmas and New Year’s in preparation of the Boys Invitational.

Please see revised scheduled posted on 07/24/14.

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Benda family update

Here is the latest information from the family:

After 8 hours of surgery, the doctors shared that it was a text book surgery. The surgery went well and the body accepted the kidney instantly. In fact, the surgeons shared that the surgery could not have gone any better. Dad (Butch) is still in the hospital so they can monitor his blood sugar, but he is up and making “track star” laps around the floor. Aunt Jody, the donor, gets to go home this afternoon. She truly is amazing and we can’t thank her enough for her generosity. We are so thankful for transplant team and all their hard work and care. Thank you for all your love, support, and prayers. 

Walt, Bryton, and Michelle Benda

Thank you to the whole Vegas Volleyball family for generously sending your light and love to the Bendas!

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Our FAMILY

This morning one of our own can use all the light and love we can send collectively. Walt Benda’s father, Butch,  is currently undergoing a kidney transplant surgery. The donor is Walt’s aunt and Butch’s sister. 

Please join us is sending positive thoughts and wishes of a successful surgery to Butch Benda. #family

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2014 BJNC & season wrap up!

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USA BJNC 2014 was a great and memorable event for our teams! The weather held out, the convention center was a good venue and the hotel was fantastic. If only we could get all of our teams to figure out how to advance without having to play in a challenge round…

Still, we are not used to watching our graduated seniors walk into the airport that last time. It is just about the most bittersweet moment for us as a program. We are so proud of our teams and athletes for their performances this summer in Houston, TX.

We remain irrefutably the best, most successful juniors volleyball club program in Nevada. We know we owe that all to our remarkable young men and their stellar families. Thank you!

ROYAL entered the event seeded 21st overall and began the tournament with a team that was originally seeded fourth in their pool that went on to finish tied for 5th overall. The tournament was a great learning experience with some wonderful matches. Marquee wins against a very good Coast team that finished tied for 5th overall and Pipeline that finished 18th overall are very encouraging signs for a great future. ROYAL ended the event in Flight 1 and finished 29th overall. This very good 16’s team will continue to grow and develop (we expect) into a highly successful team throughout their playing careers within our program. Congratulations and thanks to Coach Nelson for a wonderful summer!

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RED has become affectionately known as “the Little Engine that Does”.  We shared earlier the extraordinary compliment the team received from the two officials that worked their epic match versus Paiea (26-28; 34-32; 15-13). The officials commented that the match was perhaps the best match they worked or watched in at least a decade. RED only lost to teams that were seeded and finished higher. The best news to share is that we have already had conversations with and/or been contacted by several college programs with high praise for our team’s skillful, determined play and high interest in exploring possible recruitment of our great athletes. RED began this event seeded 26th overall and improved by finishing 21st overall and in the Bronze bracket. More outstanding, this core group had finished 2013 BJNC in Reno, NV winning Flight 4 and finishing 36th overall. We are proud of the extraordinary growth over the past year! Congratulations and thanks to Coach Augustin for a wonderful summer!

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BLACK completed a remarkable tournament with the core nucleus of this team finishing their third BJNC together. Each day of the championships presented unique challenges and this group continued to offer solutions. Entering the tournament with seeded 13th, the opening match was a hard-fought loss in a deciding set (13-15). A hard-fought win against a very good Diablo team saved day one. This tournament was structured oddly, to say the least, and we opened day two against the same Diablo team we had defeated on day one…in fact, we played them in back to back matches. The advantage went to Diablo and again Black was forced to tough out two wins to advance. A hard-fought second set against Ohana (25-18; 32-30) secured our spot in the top brackets for day three. Day Three the team battled to win their three team pool and secure their spot in the Elite Eight. A great win to end day three against a solid Ventura team meant somehow we would open our bid for a medal on day four playing back to back against an opponent for a second time.  The team worked and toiled but could not muster their best volleyball against a team that had the opportunity for revenge. Our loss in the National Quarterfinals meant a 5th place finish overall for Black team. In 2013 playing in Reno, NV, this team finished 18th and in the Bronze division. What an improvement! We are extraordinarily proud of the growth and development of this team in just one year. Congratulations and thanks to all our athletes!

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SUMMER 2014

Everyone has been home nearly a week or more and we genuinely hope everyone has settled nicely into summer. We encourage you to find ways to continue playing. One option is to play in beach tournaments held in southern CA.  We have at least two athletes that have committed to playing a couple of CBVA events this summer. You can use the link to find out more. The cost per event is $45 per team. If you are planning to play, please contact Coach Rios to share!

FALL 2014

We will back back just after Labor Day for the 2014-2015 season! Look for new information about our programming throughout August.

USA Volleyball

Coach Rios will again represent Las Vegas as a member of the USA Volleyball High Performance coaching staff. Coach Rios will serve on the Youth A1 coaching staff with outstanding college coaches from across the country. A giant “thank you” to all of our Vegas Volleyball athletes whose performances and work create these opportunities.

TUITION

We have a few families that still have outstanding tuition balances. Although it feels like a short, mad dash, the summer season is quite expensive. We appreciate your assistance in closing out our season in a positive manner. 

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2014 BJNC Day 3 & 4 – RED

Our little engine that does roared loudly yesterday overcoming every challenge it faced. At the end of their last match, the officials pulled both teams together sharing it was the “best match they’d been apart of in many, many years.” Improbably, just a match away from the gold/silver bracket, RED has reached the bronze bracket on Day 4. Regardless of today’s outcome, this group has played inspired, determined volleyball and we are proud of them.

Day 3 Results

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Day 4 Bronze Bracket

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It has been a great tournament for VEGAS!

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2014 BJNC Day 3 & 4 – ROYAL

ROYAL began the day seeded fourth in a difficult pool and improved by playing a very purposeful match to finish third.

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ROYAL will finish their inaugural BJNC on Independence Day. The flight bracket has a maximum of three possible matches. The first match is at 8 AM on court 17.

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2014 BJNC Day 2 & 3 – RED

The RED team played competitive volleyball in a very good pool today. We hope everyone enjoyed watching in Las Vegas via live streaming. RED began the day as the fourth seeded team and finished third.

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Day Three will begin at 3 PM with the team serving as the working team. Match #1 on court 10 will begin at 4 PM.

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2014 BJNC Day Two RED

After winning two challenge round matches in straight sets, RED is back in the top half of the tournament and will face stiff completion.

We are excited that EVERY VVC team entered in the 2014 BJNC has advanced from it’s day one pool to reach the top half of the tournament. We believe our coaches, athletes and families are simply the best in Las Vegas.

Playing on court 8 today at 4 PM, RED’s matches will be steamed live. Click HERE for site.

Please find below the next pool for RED with the first two rounds of pool matches shown.

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