Northwest Juniors Volleyball Club

NW Juniors at Volleyball Festival

NW Juniors at Volleyball Festival

Have Fun and Play Lots and Lots of Volleyball. Pictured here are (L to r) 13 Black, 15 White, and 15 Black players dressed up for the Wild Wild West Theme at the opening ceremonies at Festival.

Team by team recaps (coming soon): [more]

Fall Academy 2014 Registration Open

Fall Academy 2014 Registration Open

 Our Fall Academy (formerly “Fall Ball”) is an outstanding opportunity for players who are not currently playing for their school teams to get an introduction to Club Volleyball as part of a competitive volleyball team. Players in the [more]

Winners of our 2014 Beach Series

Winners of our 2014 Beach Series

Congratulations Winners!
Check out the Photo Gallery from May 31st and June 1st Tournament
Join the Fun, click here for more info about the Outdoor Beach and Grass Events.
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Congratulations to our Award Winners at Emerald City Classic

Congratulations to our Award Winners at Emerald City Classic

CONGRATULATIONS GIRLS!

Kaitlyn Nagamatsu, Libero, 13 Elite Black was honored with 14 Club All-Tournament team at Emerald City Classic.

Skyler D’Urso, 15 Elite Black was honored with 16 Club All-Tournament team at Emerald City [more]

Great fun, Great friends, Great Sportsmanship at Memorial Day Tournament

Great fun, Great friends, Great Sportsmanship at Memorial Day Tournament

There was great display of sportsmanship and club team support at Memorial Day Tournament at Heatherwood MS on Sunday as the 14 Storm cheered on 14 Eclipse in one of their pool play matches and then 14 Eclipse cheered on 14 Storm [more]

Summer Alki Beach and Tour of the Region Grass Program is beginning

Summer Alki Beach and Tour of the Region Grass Program is beginning

Throughout the summer, we will have beach volleyball tournaments at Alki Beach; we also offer a new “Tour of the Region” park grass series of doubles tournaments, which will include the 7th annual Subway Washington Games.   For [more]

NWVB awards announced at Alki Club BBQ

NWVB awards announced at Alki Club BBQ

Here are the 2014 award winners! Congratulations to all!
MVP 16 Elite Black 16 Lauren Rupe
IMP 16 Elite Black 25 Hannah Hess
INSP 16 Elite Black 21 Tiffany Nelson

MVP 15 Elite Black 5 Alexandra Crittenden
IMP 15 Elite Black 9 Nicole [more]

14 Elite Blue Champs!

14 Elite Blue Champs!

Way to go 14 Elite Blue!
Bracket Champions in 2-day Willamette Classic Tournament!

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14 Storm undefeated in PSR Regionals

14 Storm undefeated in PSR Regionals

We’re so proud of you!!
Way to go!!

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15 Blizzard at Yakima 2014

15 Blizzard at Yakima 2014

15 Blizzard shows lots of improvement and intensity at Yakima Tournament 2014.

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Northwest Juniors Looking for Coaches for 2014-2015 Season
Northwest Juniors VBC is looking for quality coaches to join our staff for the 2014 (Fall Academy) and 2015 (Junior Club) season. We had a strong showing last season, and are looking to upgrade our staff in a few crucial areas. We are interviewing throughout the summer for our open positions.  We can also offer trial coaching assignments through our Summer Camp Programs and our Fall Academy.  If you are a skilled coach who enjoys working with young and talented volleyball players in a positive environment, please contact our club director for an interview. We have a great staff and have training opportunities to help you grow as a coach. We have competitive teams on the Eastside (Bellevue/Redmond/Kirkland) as well as in the North End (Lynnwood/Mill Creek/South Everett). Email our club director, Tony Miranda. tony@volleyballnw.com

2014 Summer Camps and Outdoor Summer Beach and Grass

All Northwest Volleyball Camp Participants will receive a NW Volleyball Camp Tee-shirt.  If we receive you camp registration by May 31st, 2014 you will receive a Baden Camp Ball.  Come join us this summer - 10% discount for all Northwest Junior Players. Read More.  Register Now.


2014 Outdoor Summer Beach and Grass Series

BEACH-SERIES-2014-237x300 transWe are taking registrations for our popular outdoor events. Throughout the summer, we will have beach volleyball tournament at Alki Beach; we also offer a new “Tour of the Region” park grass series of doubles tournaments, which will include the 7th annual Subway Washington Games. For more information for the Summer Beach and Grass Series, click HERE


Several teams find success at Regional Championships

Not all of the results have been posted by the region, but we have received some information from our coaches. Of note, our NW Juniors teams had an impressive weekend and fell right in place with our goals for our NWJRS program.  These teams have improved throughout the season on a non-power league schedule and shined at the regional championships.  Congratulations to all of our teams, and especially to the players and coaches of our NW Juniors teams!

    • 15 Elite Black took third place in the U15 D1 Championships
    • 13 Elite Black took third place in the U13 D1 Championships
    • 14 Storm took home the U14 D1 championship!  Congratulations and,
    • 14 Eclipse took third place in the U14 D3 tournament

PNQ RECAP

Over the last two weekends of March, all nine Elite teams headed to Spokane for the Pacific Northwest Qualifier (PNQ). 6 teams traveled Weekend 1 (March 21-23) and 3 teams traveled Weekend 2  (March 28-30).  Teams saw varying levels of success each weekend and one team entered the last day of play in the hunt for a National Bid. Highlights from Weekend 1:

  • 12 Elite Blue had a great first day of play, taking second and losing only to the #1 overall seed in their pool — they remained in the top half of the field.  Day 2 was difficult as they were matched up against the #2 and #5 seeds Dallas Skyline & Madfrogs and eventually took 4th in pool; however because of their great first day, they were in the Silver Division.  Day three saw them lose their first match, finishing 11th overall in the American Division.  Overall a positive weekend as they had the opportunity to play three of the top 4 finishing teams in the tournament.
  • 13 Elite Black had a difficult loss the first day which affected their outcome and moved them to the lower half of the field.  Day 2 had them go undefeated and moved them into Flight 1.  They lost their first round of play, but finished with a 4-3 record overall.
  • 13 Elite Blue had a rough weekend, but played competitively in most of their matches.
  • 14 Elite Black & 14 Elite Blue had similar results.  Black took 4th on the first day, Blue took 3rd — placing them in the same pool on the second day (yes we drove 275 miles to play each other!). On day two, both teams dominated the other teams setting up a classic match for first and second in pool — with Black winning 23-25, 25-23, 15-13 — placing Black on Flight 1 and Blue in Flight 2. Final standings had the teams finishing just 3 spots apart.
  • 16 Elite Black competed well enough the first day to finish first or second.  A very tough 3-set match against the #1 pool seed sealed their fate and had them take third in pool. Day 2 they went 2-1, placing them in Flight 2, where they lost their first round match finishing the weekend 3-4.

Highlights from Weekend 2.

  • 15 Elite Black had a great first day dominating their pool and winning all their sets.  Day 2 the team overcame some difficulties, but still finished second in pool, but surrendered their 3rd overall seed. That disappointing loss day 2 meant a difficult first round match-up in the Gold Division and they were not able to rally.  They lost first round and were not able to secure a bid, however in finishing 5-2 overall and in the Gold Division this marks the second qualifier that the team has overcome injuries, yet still remained in the hunt for a bid on the last day.
  • 15 Elite White held seed the first day finishing third in pool with their lone win over Rain City 15-1. Day 2 found them as the #2 seed in pool and they again held seed losing only to a tough Sideout/NBC Camps team from Spokane. Day 3 brought a tough first round loss in Flight 2 as the team was never able put solid runs together. Overall, a decent weekend, however as they finished 3-4.
  • 15 Elite Blue had a rough weekend, but played competitively in most of their matches.

TWO ELITE TEAMS TRAVELED TO DENVER, COLORADO FOR THE CROSSROADS QUALIFIER 

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Both the 15 Elite Black team and the 14 Elite Black team opted for an extra qualifier and traveled to the mile-high city to test the waters of the Crossroads Qualifier. Each team had a different level of success, and the 15 Black team had a phenomenal weekend despite a rash of injuries that left them with just 8 active players on the last day of play.  Playing in the 15 USA division, the 15 Black team entered the tournament as the 24th seed (out of 72 teams) and went 3-0 the first day and won their pool, defeating two teams from Colorado and a team for Southern California.  Day 2 saw similar results as they went 2-1 but finished second in pool – defeating Vision 15 Blue and AS Sky 15 National, but losing to Boomers of Florida.  That was still good enough to get them into the 16-team Gold Division and in the hunt for a bid.  Injuries before and throughout the tournament finally caught up to the 15 Black team as they limped into the final day of play.  To win a bid at a Qualifier, you have to be at or near full-strength, and they were not; however they did finish in 9th place and come home with a lot of confidence and a greater understanding of what they are capable of.  Optimism is high as they train to try to earn a bid in Spokane. Regardless of the final result, both teams gained a lot of experience and had the opportunity to compete with teams from other parts of the country.  It was a great experience for both teams.


NWJRS TEAMS HEAD OFF TO YAKIMA

All eight NW Juniors teams will be traveling to Yakima for the 36th Annual Yakima Jamboree. Playing schedules for Saturday have been posted on the tournament page along with playing schedules. Play begins at 8AM Saturday for U14 & U16′s Divisions, play begins at 9AM for U12′s.  Best of luck to all of our teams!


 PRESIDENTS TOURNAMENT WAS GREAT FUN!

Thank-you to those that went the extra mile with set-up and/or take down duties at various gyms.  This is one of the largest inter-regional tournaments in the Northwest and was great fun to play teams from Oregon, Canada, Eastern Washington, and Idaho. Results can be found at U14-U18′s Tournament  (ON AES) U12′s Tournament  (ON AES) Read more….


 

MLK Weekend marks first tournament for many teams as all NW Juniors teams were in action:

Tournament page | Playing Schedules & Results: U14 & U16  | U12

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The Martin Luther King Weekend is a big weekend around the country as several regions host large multi-day tournaments with teams from neighboring regions.  Northwest Juniors played host  as 24 U16′s, 20 U14′s and 10 U12′s teams competed in our MLK Weekend Tournament.  Several NW Juniors teams had successful weekends.  Here are some results of note:

  •  15 Under Armour Black went 7-2 and took second in the U16′s Gold Division
  • 15 Under Armour White took third in the U16 Silver Division
  • 16 Storm took second in the U16 Bronze Division.
  • 14 Under Armour Blue went 6-2 and took third in the U14′s Gold Division, including a thrilling 3-set win over WVBA 14 Mizuno
  • 13 Under Armour Black took third in the 14 Silver Division
  • 14 Under Armour Black won the 14 Bronze Division

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Power League Weekend saw most hold seed:

The seeding tournaments for the U14, U15, and U16′s Power Leagues has passed and most NW Juniors teams remained where they were seeded.  The Seeding day is a grueling double pool day of play where team can play up to 7 matches in one day. Many of our teams were pre-seeded into the top three flights of the league and most remain there.

  • In the U16′s Power League, 15 Under Armour Black will start Power League in Flight 3 (#24) and 16 UA Black will start in Flight 4 (#29) remaining where they were seeded.
  • In the U15′s Power League, all three teams kept their seeds, though 15 UA White flirted briefly with the #4 seed, but lost their crossover match. 15 UA White will be in Flight 2 (#16), 15 UA Blue will be in Flight 3 (#24), and 15 Heat will be in Flight 6 (#43).
  • In the 14′s Power League, only the 14 UA Black team moved up, starting the day as the #44 seed and ending up in Flight 3 with the #23 seed. Also in Flight 3 will be 13 UA Black (#23). Dropping from their original seeds were 14 UA Blue (now in Flight 5 with seed #40) and 13 UA Blue (flight 10, #73).
  • All Power League information is accessible through the Puget Sound Region’s Power League Page.

Best of luck to all teams in Power League #1 the weekend of January 25 & 26.

Team and Individual pictures completed:

As a reminder, all players will receive a “Memory Mate” picture package as part of their dues which includes the head shot and team photo. If additional photos are needed, you can go online and order them after picture day.  A link to the order form will be posted here on the website. Our photographer will also be attending the MLK tournament and taking action photos for the yearbook. 14 Elite Black and 13 Elite Black will also have their team pictures taken during the MLK Tournament.

Player Pack orders beginning to be distributed

We began distributing some player pack items this past weekend as promised along with some uniform and practice items.  Please don’t contact the club regarding your orders.  Remember from the order form that many of the items are due to arrive in January (especially Under Armour items that need to be printed or embroidered). If you do have issues with the items that you have received, please contact Cloud 9 directly.  Point of contact is Scott Hassmann; contact page for Could 9 is located HERE.

NW Juniors Still looking for coaches, Spring Academy runs March – May:

We have a few openings for assistant coaches. We will also be looking for coaches for our Spring Academy, which will run from March – May. If interested, email our club director (tony@volleyballnw.com) or fill out a coaching application:


Click here for Edmonds Practice Calendar and here for Eastside Practice Calendar


Join us in our quest to return to Nationals!

18EB-Dallas-web          14EB-Dallas-web     2013: 18 Elite Black – National Division                        2013: 14 Elite Black – USA Division   13-Heat-2012-web         2102: 13 Heat – American Division .   Click here for Edmonds Practice Calendar and here for Eastside Practice Calendar