The Sports Performance volleyball program is completely dedicated to providing its athletes with the technical, tactical and physical training to reach their highest possible potential. We will strive to help each and every player regardless of age or ability to achieve maximum performance.
Current SPVB Accomplishments
- 86 AAU / JVA / USAV National Championships (Girls and Boys)
- 8 USAV 18 Open National Championships (1987-2007) (Girls)
- 19 USAV 18 Open division medals (1983-2007) (Girls)
- 23 USAV 18 Open division top five finishes (1983-2007) (Girls)
- 44 USAV Age Group Medals (1983-2007) (Girls)
- 145 AAU Age Group Medals (Girls and Boys)
- 145 USAV All-Tournament Team Selections (1983-2007) (Girls)
- 495 AAU All-Americans (Girls and Boys)
- 723 Alumni To Play Collegiate Volleyball (Girls)
- 150+ Alumni To Play Collegiate Volleyball (Boys)
- 280 Universities and Colleges Attended By SPVB Alumni
- 121 Alumni to Big Ten Universities
- 23 Alumni have been selected “First Team All-Big Ten”
- 10 times Sports Performance alumni have been named “Big Ten Player of the Year”
- 9 Years Sports Performance alumni have been named “Big Ten Freshman of the Year”
- 43x Sports Performance alumni have been named to the “AVCA Division 1 All-American” team(s)
- 22x Sports Performance alumni setters have been named to the “AVCA Division 1 All-American” team(s)
- 4 Sports Performance alumni have won Olympic medals
- At the 2016 Olympic games in Rio 3 of the 24 volleyball Olympians were Sports Performance alumni (Kelsey Robinson, Kelly Murphy, Thomas Jaeschke)
- 24 International tours: Canada, China, Dominican Republic, Germany, Japan, Puerto Rico, Russia
For the younger player we want to develop a solid base of fundamental skill as well as a passion for the sport. As players get older and progress through the program we want to provide the path to a level of excellence that allows each and every athlete to test their own limitations. Only by constantly testing our limits can we truly find our potential. This is the true measure that separates greatness from mediocrity and determines who will be the champion and who will fall short. Champions are not always the winner of the final match, but their effort and commitment to themselves and their teammates is the ultimate gold medal.
We want our athletes to understand what the term “Commitment To Excellence” really stands for. That it is not a part time endeavor to be turned on and off depending on the mood or feeling of the day. We also want them to understand what it means to be a part of a team and what the word “teammate” really stands for. A group of people who share a common goal together and the members of that group understand and agree to make the sacrifices necessary to make that goal become reality. These people learn that individual needs are put aside for the good of the team or the team is destined to fail. Being a part of a team and making sacrifices and commitments to help that team achieve success is possibly the greatest single lesson to be learned from athletics. It is truly a selfless commitment rather than a selfish one.