GIRLS 18-u & 16-U

After careful consideration, we have elected to NOT field Girls’ Travel Teams in the 18-U and 16-U age groups. Instead we will focus our energy building our program organically training our first 14-U travel team and working diligently within our Youth program. 

We would like to extend an invitation to all the 16-U girls that attended a tryout to join our Youth program (local). Teams will be organized on November 30 and December 3.

Thank you to all the girls and parents that attended our tryouts. We really enjoyed meeting so many great young women and wish them nothing but success. You may email Coach Rios with questions. 


BOYS – SCVA Points #1

We look forward to seeing everyone this afternoon. Let’s make it a great weekend! 

Here are schedules for play:

Nov 21 ~ 18 & 17’s Schedule

  • 18Black plays @ ASC on Court B1 at 9 AM; followed by playoffs
  • 18White plays @ ASC on Court C2 at 8 AM; followed by playoffs
  • 17Red plays @ ASC on Court C4 at 8 AM; followed by playoffs

Nov 21 16’s Schedule

  • 16Royal plays @ ASC on Court E1 at 8 AM; followed by playoffs
  • 16White plays @ ASC on F2 & F3 at 8 AM (5-team pool; no playoffs)

Learn to manage and be responsible for your own thoughts. I can choose what to think and I can choose to believe I will be successful in this contact.

Great reminder from volleyball legend and current USA WNT Head Coach, Karch Kiraly: 

BOYS – Week of November 16

CONGRATULATIONS to VVC alumna Kendall Cheval and her Clarkson teammates! They successfully advanced to the NCAA Division III Elite Eight.


This picture is better than any bullet point on a tryout flyer. We train champions!

SCVA Q#3 (11/14/15)

As we progress through the season, our teams will find themselves in much more competitive pools with more parity amongst the teams within their pools and brackets. 

16White earned their first set win and lost a closely contested deciding set (14-16) before breaking through to win their first match of the season. We are pleased with the continued development and growth of 16White. This week we will continue to refine their understanding of rotations. Also, Coach Tanner will likely remain working with the team this week as we await the arrival of Coach CJ’s baby. Upon Coach CJ’s return, Coach Varela will assume the head coaching role for 16White permanently. 

16Royal also had somewhat of a breakthrough weekend. Finishing 5-0, a coach from another team shared how happy he was to see our team move up and away from his team! As the team continues to work harder, longer and be more organized in tough moments, we expect continued improvement. Coach Varela will likely lead this team again this coming weekend. 

17Red was in a tougher pool with teams requiring more consistency. The team improved throughout the day ultimately finishing in their bracket final. Tough days are great for learning and we are excited for another week of refinements and improvements. 

18White showed improvements during pool play with a bit of unevenness in their bracket. The team will continue to make strides balancing aggressive play with good choices and consistent play at a higher level. 

18Black held seed in their very difficult gold division pool besting a very good Rockstar team in a deciding set. We have concrete evidence now of the effort and level of play this team is capable of. We will endeavor to demonstrate both more consistently. 

Boys HS Skills Camp

We will email registration forms today via your accounts in ACTIVE. The registration form will go to the primary email address used. We are asking for registration to be completed by Friday, November 20. To register, please print the form and forward payment with your son to practice or you can mail payment to our address: PO Box 93621, Las Vegas, NV 89193. We will not open online registration. The cost of attendance is $80 per camper. The camp will include four sessions over two days. 

An optional camp, we cannot stress enough the importance of maximizing the opportunity to be taught by and seen by three of the best coaches in our sport from two of the best college programs.

Coach Shibuya helped Stanford win it’s second National Championship and is an instrumental part of the USA Youth National and USA High Performance programs. 

Coach Keller has been in national championship matches and also an instrumental part of the USA Youth National and USA High Performance programs.

Coach Hawks has served as an assistant coach to several nationally ranked teams and helped recruit teams that participated in the NCAA Final Four. He has served as USA Junior National head coach. 

This is a great, special opportunity not to be missed. Camp dates are December 15 and 16

Thank you

We asked for help with drivers this weekend and received many positive replies. Thank you to each of our wonderful responders and to Mr. Belnap for driving our team safely to and from southern CA. 

Florida Fest

Has everyone on 18Black, 18White, 17Red & 16Royal  purchased their flights to Fort Lauderale? Visit BOYS page and scroll down to find specific information.


This weekend is our third consecutive tournament and last opportunity to compete until December. Let’s make the most of the opportunity. Please ensure that we are getting as much rest as possible while continuing to manage our academic responsibilities. We will depart on Friday, November 20 at 4 PM and compete on Saturday, November 21. Currently, we should expect to have pool play followed by playoff brackets. We will post the schedules as soon as they are released. 

Practice 11/25/15

We do have practice on Wednesday, November 25 for the 18Black, 18White and 17Red teams. Please plan to attend practice.


We have tryouts tonight and Thursday of this week for our GIRLS travel 18 & 16 teams.

GIRLS 18:16 Travel Teams Tryouts


Our Youth teams (local or non-travel) will have tryouts the last week of November. We have had great success developing young talent and look forward to another exciting year. 

YOUTH tryouts

Week Ahead

Monday, Nov. 16

**Girls Tryouts 18/16’s @ HI 7-9 PM

@SMS 6:30-8:00 PM ~ Youth Clinic

@HI 5 -7 PM ~ 18Black / 18White

@HI 7-9 PM ~ 17Red

Tuesday, Nov. 17

@BMMS 6:30-8:30 PM ~ 16Royal / 16White

Wednesday, Nov. 18

@SMS 6:30-8:30 PM ~ 16Royal / 16White

Thursday, Nov. 19

**Girls Tryouts 18/16’s @ HI 7-9 PM

@BMMS 6:30-8:00 PM ~ Youth Clinic

@HI 5 -7 PM ~ 18Black / 18White

@HI 7-9 PM ~ 17Red

Friday, Nov. 20

@ Avis 3:50 ~ Travel Day 

Saturday, Nov. 21


Let’s Be GREAT!

BOYS ~ Sat., Nov 14 Schedules

It is a busy weekend for VVC. Coach Varela will continue to fill in on the 16Royal team for Coach CJ. Coach Tanner (assistant with 17Red) will fill in on 16White team for Coach Kyle. Coaches Nelson and Rios will cycle between a few teams to assist as the day progresses. Thank you for your continued support!

We are very fortunate to have such a diverse and committed coaching staff. 

Click on the image below to see overall schedules:

Nov 14 Q#3 - 18 & 17

Nov 14 Q#3 - 16's

  • 18Black plays @ 8 AM on B3 in ASC
  • 18White refs @ 8 AM on E2 in ASC
  • 17Red plays @ 9 AM on F2 in ASC
  • 16Royal plays @ 8 AM on G4 in ASC
  • 16White refs @ 8 AM on H2 in ASC


BOYS – Week of November 9

im-busy-getting-better-png_designSCVA Q#2 Recap

Each of our teams demonstrated tremendous growth and improvement from the first tournament. Our athletes and coaches are doing a great job. 

The 16White team demonstrated significant improvement in organized, structured play. Their playing very much looked like volleyball. Kudos to Coach Kyle and the boys!

16-Royal dropped a deciding third set just missing a perfect 3-0 day. As the boys grow in familiarity on the court, we see huge strides. A huge “thank you” to Coach Varela as he joined the 16Royal last week and weekend in anticipation of the birth of Coach CJ’s first child. Coach Varela will continue with the team this week and weekend. 

17Red finished 2-1 also. We see steady improvement in ball control and meteoric advances on “effort” plays. 

18White completed a perfect day (3-0) with a tough win in a deciding set. The team received great contributions from each player. 

18Black improved their position finishing 2-1 and moving up from a third seed to finish second in the pool. A gritty win in a deciding set versus the second seeded team is very encouraging. 


We travel again this weekend to play in the final qualifying tournament. Currently, all teams are schedule to have pool play followed by a playoff bracket. We will share site information and schedules as soon as they are posted by SCVA. 

Veterans Day

There is no school on Wednesday, November 11 AND we DO have practices on Wednesday evening. Please plan accordingly.

Boys HS Camp

We are thrilled to announce that we will host a boys high school camp Tuesday, December 15, and Wednesday, December 16. The camp will be 3:30 – 9 PM on both days. We will open registration shortly. VVC athletes will be given first opportunity to register. The cost will be $80 per athlete. The camp will be coached by Ken Shibuya (Stanford University), Brad Keller and John Hawks (UCLA). Look for more information soon and save the dates!

Weekly Schedule

Monday, November 9

@ SMS 6:30 – 8 PM ~ Youth Clinic

@ HI 5 – 7 PM ~ 18Black / 18White

@ HI 7-9 PM ~ 17Red

Tuesday, November 10

@ BMMS 6:30 – 8:30 PM ~ 16Royal / 16White

Wednesday, November 11

@SMS 6:30 – 8:30 PM ~ 16Royal / 16White

@ HI 6 – 9 PM ~ 18Black* / 18White / 17Red

Thursday, November 12

@ BMMS 6:30 – 8:30 PM ~ Youth Clinic

@ BMMS 6:30 – 8:30 PM ~ 18Black*

Friday, November 13

Travel Day ~ meet at 3:50 pm for an on-time departure at 4 PM

Saturday, November 14

SCVA Q#3 ~ pool play followed by a playoff bracket


BOYS – week of Nov. 02

November is a great month. Mostly, we appreciate the opportunity to express more intently our gratitude. We are so grateful for the amazing people that comprise our wonderful volleyball family. 



Practices are mandatory. We posted our calendar in early September. We understand that there have been adjustments to accommodate our growth and additional gym locations and we thank you for working with us. We appreciate our athletes working to remain in communication. Respectfully, we ask that families and athletes simply honor their commitment to the team and program. We know that we have one athlete that is still on a successful football team. Besides him, everyone should be attending each and every practice. 


We are preparing to distribute uniforms this week. It is a favorite time for the coaching staff as it is akin to Christmas morning!

Holiday Gift Program

This year we would like to participate in the Las Vegas Rescue Mission Holiday Gift Program. We will be sharing more information in the coming weeks. We hope that we we can help provide some cheer and light to children in tough circumstances.

SCVA Qualifying Tournament #2

Please find HERE overall schedule for 18’s & 17’s.

18Black ~ plays 8 AM on A4 at ASC

18White ~ refs 8 AM on D1 at ASC

17Red ~ plays 8 AM on D2 at ASC

Please find HERE overall schedule for the 16’s.

16Royal ~ plays 8 AM on H2 at ASC

16White ~ plays 9 AM on H4 at ASC

All teams will have pool play only. Schedules are subject to change by SCVA. 

Weekly Schedule

*indicates change to posted calendar

Monday, Nov. 2

@ SMS 6:30 – 8 PM

Youth Clinic

Tuesday, Nov. 3

@ BMMS 6:30 – 8:30 PM

16Royal / 16White

@ HI 5-7 PM

18Black / 18White

@ HI 7-9 PM


Wednesday, Nov. 4

@ SMS 6 – 8 PM*

16Royal / 16White

@ HI 6-9

18Black / 18White / 17Red

Thursday, Nov. 5

@ BMMS 6:30-8 PM

Youth Clinic

@ HI 6-9

18Black / 18White / 17Red

Friday, Nov. 6

Travel Day 

Arrive @ Avis by 3:50 PM

Depart @ 4 PM

Saturday, Nov. 7

SCVA Qualifying Day #2 ~ All teams at ASC

Let’s make it a great week of improvement!