WE ARE LOOKING FOR FUTURE STARS!!! Come on out!!! This is an introductory program for athletes ages 4-11 years of age!!! The program is ran by our staff and is dedicated to the development of youth athletes.
This is for NEW JERSEY Volleybees... Please note registration for BOTH NJ and NY Volleybees program is the same...
Practice for 15 Mirage and 15 Mystere at Fox Lane HS.
Practice for 15 and 16 Thunder teams based out of Eastchester HS
Registration is on the home page.
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.
Athletes at Tryouts
|396||-||Athletes on Teams this Season|
|Walter Panas (21)||-||School with most High School Athletes|
|Copper Beech and Briarcliff (9)||-||School with most Middle School Athletes|
Walter Panas (10)
School with most National Team Athletes
Athletes on Teams this Season
Female Athletes on Teams this Season
Female Teams Competing
Male Athletes on Teams this Season
Male Teams Competing
"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
Downstate 16 Red had a strong showing at the Apex 16 Open tournament on Saturday, March 1st. 16 Red battled their way to a 2nd place victory and took home the silver medal.
After powering through pool play and knocking out some tough competition, 16 Red went into the Gold Bracket playoffs with a record of 5-2. They took down Downstate 16 Cali, a fierce competitor, in two sets to advance to the finals. Downstate 16 Red faced Allstar one last time in the final match and put up a good fight. 16 Red took the first game with a score of 25-21. They came up just short in the second and third sets (24-26, 11-15) but left with their heads high and full of pride. All in all it was a great day for Downstate 16 Red, who made a strong appearance and left with shiny new medals at the Apex 16 Open tournament!
18 Black's Brigitte Burcescu and Kelly Vahos have been named to PrepVolleyball.com's Highest Honorable Mentions for their 2013 high school seasons. They have been recognized as two of the top 225 players in the United States. Burcescu has also been recognized as one of the top 250 Senior Aces in the nation, while Vahos was one of the 35 finalists for High School Junior of the Year.
Thanks to all that donated to the Food Drive we held this month. Our goal was to collect 500 cans of food to donate to the local food banks. We collected over 850!!!!
Special thanks to the 16 Black and 17 Black teams for donating the most cans (289 and 184 ). They were rewarded with a pizza party after practice Sunday.
Thanks again to all that participated. Kurt and Lindsay Pelaccio
Downstate is, once again, participating in PrepVolleyball.com's "All In" program which means that everyone one of our players and staff have a free, 12-month membership to the site courtesy of Downstate and PrepVolleyball.com.
Complete instructions on how to join, or renew, were sent to all team lists. If you need the instructions again, please contact Joel Stanford.