Accuracy over power, wins every time!
Did you know? That almost every one of Downstate's top three teams in each age group was ranked higher than almost any other club's 1st team in the Westchester County area? Check it out at GEVA.org
Who do you want to train your young athlete?
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
NEWMAC Volleyball Offensive Athlete of the Week
Hayley Kmetz, Springfield (Sophomore, Ardsley, N.Y.)
Kmetz had a breakout week for Springfield as she helped Springfield to three conference victories in a five-day span. In nine sets played, Kmetz totaled 29 kills at a .349 hitting percentage to go along with 19 digs, four aces, and three blocks. The sophomore opened the week with a career-best 13 kills and six digs in a sweep of defending champion Babson. Two days later, Kmetz posted a career-high nine digs while adding seven kills and two digs in a win at Smith. On Saturday, Kmetz racked up nine kills at a .500 clip and chipped in four digs and a career-best two aces.
Kim Named NE-10 Libero of the Week
MANSFIELD, Mass. – Lindsay Kim of the University of New Haven women's volleyball team has been named the Northeast-10 Conference Libero of the Week. It is the first time this season she is receiving the honor.
Kim led the Chargers with 22 digs on Saturday in a 3-0 sweep at Assumption, averaging 7.33 digs per set. She also turned in a service ace during the match.
New Haven hosts a pair of matches this week, facing LIU Post for a 7:00 p.m. non-conference contest on Sept. 22 before taking on Franklin Pierce in a Northeast-10 Conference matchup on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 1:00 p.m.
Hannah Boyd brought Downstate t-shirts and volleyballs to underprivileged children in Haiti and taught them the game of volleyball on her Mission Haiti 2016 Trip.
Congratulations 15 Black!
Congratulations 18 Blue!