Registration is open for Downstate Summer Camps! Camps begin in July and run through the beginning of the fall high school season. We have camp opportunities for all levels, from youth/modified to college prep camps. Click here for more information.
Jim Thompson - Founder, Positive Coaching Alliance
“There are only two groups of people whose job is to win games,” says Thompson. “Coaches and players. Parents have a much more important job: to guide their child’s character development.”
2008 US Women's National Team Asst. Coach
2011 Girls’ Select A2 Head Coach
Do you have any advice to offer parents? Getting your kids involved in team sports is a gift you give them for life. Volleyball is a game that instills confidence, commitment, teamwork, strategic thinking and so much more. Once they’re in sports, parents can never be too positive when supporting them. After a great game or a rough match, players are looking for positivity and understanding and support. Nothing beats a hug from mom and dad.
Kids don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.
"The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand." -Vince Lombardi
Congratulations to Lily Preis and Emily Kubicsko as they win the 1st ever Downstate Beach Doubles Tournament in the 14u division!
Congratulations to Cayla Brown and Mia Persico as they win the 1st ever Downstate Beach Doubles Tournament in the 16u division!
Congratulations to Downstate 17 Black as they defend their Open Championship by winning the 17 Open division of the Happy Volley Championships, held at Penn State University.
For some of the team members, this was their 6th year in a row winning their Open division!
On Sunday, May 7th, Downstate 17 Black competed in the GEVA 17 Open Regional Championship and took home gold and a bid to Nationals! Congratulations 17 Black and kick butt in Minneapolis!