About SPVB

Mission Statement

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

  • 92 AAU / JVA / USAV National Championships (Girls and Boys)
  • 8 USAV 18 Open National Championships (1987-2007) (Girls)
  • 21 USAV 18 Open division medals (1983-2007) (Girls and Boys)
  • 52 USAV Age Group Medals (1983-2007) (Girls and Boys)
  • 156 AAU Age Group Medals (1981-2018) (Girls and Boys)
  • 145 USAV All-Tournament Team Selections (1983-2007) (Girls)
  • 530 AAU All-Americans (1981-2018) (Girls and Boys)
  • 26 International tours (Brazil, Canada, China, Dominican Republic, Germany, Japan, Puerto Rico, Russia)
  • 756 Female alumni To Play Collegiate Volleyball (1981-2018)
  • 236 Male alumni To Play Collegiate Volleyball (1991-2018)
  • 339 Universities and Colleges Attended By SPVB Alumni (Girls and Boys)
  • 24 Alumni have been selected to the All-Big Ten team
  • 10 times Sports Performance alumni have been named Big Ten Player of the Year
  • 9 times Sports Performance alumni have been named Big Ten Freshman of the Year
  • 36 Sports Performance different alumni have been named AVCA Collegiate All-American a total of 63 times
  • 24 Sports Performance alumni setters have been selected AVCA Collegiate All-American
  • 6 Sports Performance alumni and coaches have participated in the Olympic Games
  • 4 Sports Performance alumni have won Olympic medals

Program Philosophy

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.