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.
Practice for 15 Mirage and 15 Mystere at Fox Lane HS.
Practice for 15 and 16 Thunder teams based out of Eastchester HS
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.
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|410||-||Athletes on Teams this Season|
|Hendrick Hudson(21)||-||School with most High School Athletes|
|Copper Beech(16)||-||School with most Middle School Athletes|
|Haldane(7)||-||School with most National Team Athletes|
Are you looking for an oportunity to train and develop your volleyball skills?? Than come and join one of our Aspire Volleyball programs. Our outstanding coaching staff want to help you develop your skills and increase your knowlege of Volleyball!!!
This Sunday the 8th:
Volleybees 5p - 6p Introductory session!!! Volleybees will continue on Sundays and Wednesdays 6p - 7:30p
8th and 9th graders (14s and 15 unders) 6p - 8p
10th and 11th graders (16s and 17 unders) 8p - 10p
Downstate New Jersey is based out of Health Quest Athletic Center in Flemington NJ.
In our ongoing effort to have the best, most professional, and safest coaching staff in the northeast, Downstate hosted an American Heart Assosiation CPR & First Aid class on Saturday, November 23rd, at our facility, the Downstate Athletic Center, in Peekskill, NY. The class is part of our effort to get all of our coaches and staff trained in these vital life saving skills.
Thanks to all of our coaches and staff that attended!
Congratulations to the following Downstate players as they were recognized by LoHud.com as the best in Westchester county high school volleyball:
Westchester/Putnam Player of the Year
Brigitte Burcescu (15 Black - 2011/12)
Lauren Biolsi (17 Black - 2011/12)
Carlee Corkery (17 Red - 2011/12)
Lauren Etta (18 Black)
Shaina Campell (17 Black)
Caroline Erb (17 Black)
Catherine Manning (17 Black)
Kelly Vahos (15 Black - 2011/12)
And congratulations to Joe Felipe, 13 Black's Head Coach, who was recognized as Coach of the Year!
Congratulations to Ciara Clauss, the valedictorian of the 2013 graduating class at Walter Panas High School, who has been awarded the Downstate $10,000 STEM College Scholarship! The goal of this scholarship is to give a graduating female volleyball player, who is interested in a career in Science, Technology, Eengineering, or Mathematics an opportunity to pursue her dream.