ALL practices CANCELLED today, Monday, January 26th. John Jay practice CANCELLED Tuesday, January 27th. Stay safe and warm!
Come and Join our youth development program!!!! We offer two age catagories:
VolleyTOTS for ages 4 - 7
VolleyBEEs for ages 8 - 11
Come join our Volleybees/tots Director Chanel Flowers and learn the basics of volleyball as well as team and player building skills!!! Sundays from 3:30-5PM and Wednesdays from 5:30 - 7PM
Cost: $100/(Active Downstate Siblings are FREE for volleybees)
Register ONLINE: downstatevolleyball.com
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
Downstates 15 red team made it two in a row by winning the first ever Husky Sweet 16 tournament in Hartford last weekend. Winning all 11 matches they played. Facing a tough Aviator team in the finals, Downstate dropped the first set (the only set they dropped all weekend) only to bounce back easily winning set two and holding on to take the gold by winning set three 15-13.
Wow, first place! What a great way to kick off the season for 16 Red!
We demonstrated teamwork and perseverance throughout the entire day, which definitely helped us battle through the 3rd Set of a few of our closer matches that we ultimately won. The New Year's Classic also showed us where our weak spots are and what we can do to keep improving. Before our first away tournament in Hartford, Connecticut our team needs to work on covering, being ready on defense, communicating, and running everywhere.
Overall, a great start for 16 Red. If we keep building off of what we've been learning in practice, I know that we will continue to keep doing well!
The 2015 Volleyball season got off to a great start for 15 Red at DAC this past weekend. Seeded first, 15 Red easily won their pool going 6-0 while only giving up 6,4,7,8,21 and 12 points over 6 sets. Playoffs saw them easily defeat CT stars 25-7and 25-8, then LI Fury red 25-6,25-13 . Their toughest challenge of the day came in the finals against LI Fury Black. Downstate won the first set 25-16 but dropped the second set 22-25 in a tough back and forth game. The third and deciding set had a determined downstate team play flawless volleyball winning 15-6.
The New Year's Classic will take place Saturday, January 3rd and Sunday, January 4th. The start time for both days is 9:00am. Please arrive ON time to your venue! For the schedules click here.