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    Adult Open Gym

    Downstate hosts adult open gym, every Friday, from 7:30p to midnight. We have 4 courts of co-ed volleyball, at varying skill levels - come join the fun!



    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.”


    TOM HOGAN
    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.

    Downstate Fun Facts - 2014 Season

     

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    Athletes at Tryouts

    396 - Athletes on Teams this Season
    34 - Teams Competing
    91 - Schools Represented
    Walter Panas (21) - School with most High School Athletes
    Copper Beech and Briarcliff (9) - School with most Middle School Athletes

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    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


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    News and Information

    16 White gets another tournament win!

    16 White Wins Legacy 16 Club @ American Turners (4/19/14)

    04/20/2014, 2:00pm EDT
    By Coach Dennis

    After a long season of challenges and growing pains, 16 White's focus on long term development and learning is bearing fruit.  Our team performed to our capability, did not waiver in the face of opposition, and relied on our training to remain strong throughout the day.

    We finished #1 in our pool, with 7 sets in the Win column (losing only one close set in pool play), finishing the pool with a record of 7-1.

    We won our first Semi-Finals set handily 25-12 against Allegro 16 Red.  The 2nd set featured titter-tottering set points for each side at the end, creating high drama, as it was a bit of a nailbiter...  Solid serves by Alex-Flex lead us on our win, 27-25.

    After some hydration, and a quick snack for nourishment, we were ready for the Finals!  Although Impact 16s emerged as the #1 our their pool, we took the lead in the first set after catching them 7-7, and stayed ahead on scoring runs.  Although they remained our heels, we outlasted them 25-21.  In the second set, we started with a ton of energy and drive.  Again, Impact stayed with us point for point, however you could tell that after stretching the lead 14-10 on an Annemarie-Wrecks kill,  Impact 16s lost the wind in their sails.  16 White keep the pressure on, leading to our ultimate decisive victory, 25-16!

    Special note goes out to Briayanna-Yanna, who lost a contact lens early in the day, and kept playing.  Not only did she play, she was asked to play almost every position on the court!  She started as Middle, Back-row Defense when serving as Middle, played Right Side, and Outside Hitter, and stepped in as Serving Specialist on the playoffs.  Every player did there part for this win, and Ya-Ya did her part as well, despite the extra vision challenge!  Outstanding!!

    2014 Downstate Doubles Program

    04/10/2014, 9:45pm EDT
    By Staff

    Registration is now open (only 24 spots available)!

    Downstate is pleased to announce open registration for our 2014 Downstate Doubles Program. We will be accepting only 24 athletes that will have the opportunity to train with some of our best coaches to hone their skills in Doubles!

    Athletes may register along with a partner, or they may register individually and our coaching staff will match them up with another athlete of appropriate skill level.  Teams will train at the Downstate Athletic Center, and nearby outdoor areas.  They will have the opportunity to compete in 4 doubles tournaments, as well!

    The program will begin on May 5th, and run through June 28th.  Practices will be held from 5:30p - 7:30p, Mondays and Wednesdays.  Tournaments will be on either Saturdays or Sundays. The cost of the program is $500.

    To register, login to the website and click the "Doubles Registration" link from the menu at the top left of the page.

    Downstate Summer Camp 2014

    04/07/2014, 5:15pm EDT
    By Staff

    Join us for our 2014 Downstate Volleyball Camp! Come work on your individual skills at our All Skills Camp, warm up for your varsity season at our Varsity Tune Up Camp, or choose from one of our many other camp options! And bring your whole team to our Team Camp!

    All of the camp descriptions and schedules can be found on our Camp page. Online registration for the 2014 summer camp sessions is available now on our Downstate Teams page and the DAC Camps page.

    http://www.downstateathletic.com/page/show/811368-2014-downstate-volleyball-camps

    13 Blue Wins GEVA 13s #2

    04/01/2014, 6:00am EDT
    By Carlton Watler

    in an all Downstate Final!

    Congratulations  to Coach Young and his team Downstate Aspire 13 Blue for becoming the Centre Moriches tournament champions!!!  Aspire 13 Blue started as team of young ladies inspiring to improve their volleyball skills  and to develop a team spirit at  Downstate Juniors VBC.  After placing first in pool play with a record of 6-1, Aspire 13 Blue played an exciting final match, scoring 25-14, 14-25, and took the championship in a final set 18-16.

    Coach Young has made this possible for his team Aspire 13 Blue and the results of numerous practice and tournament engagements has lead to the individual team members to connect as a one team and to understand the fundamentals of tournament level volleyball play. The matches between Downstate 13 Black and Aspire 13 Blue was an example of what team development is at Downstate Juniors VBC. The volleys during the matches were exceptionally intense and the skills demonstrated was a direct result of the coaching the went into these two teams.

    The strategy Coach Young communicated during the final match to his team Aspire 13 Blue was absorbed by the team like water in the desert and a sense of team spirit prevailed. It was an extremely electrifying  match to watch and we can only imagine what these young ladies felt  when the final point was scored and Aspire 13 Blue became the tournament champions!!

    GO 13 Blue!!!

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    Rising to the Top @ College of New Rochelle (3/29/14)

    03/30/2014, 11:30am EDT
    By Coach Dennis & Samantha

    16 White Takes 1st Place at CNR!

    16 White made a good run in pool play, going 6–2 in set wins-losses, finishing the initial round in first.  Both losses came at the hands of LIVBC 16 Gold 24–26, 26–28.  We would see them in later in the Finals, with something to prove.

    In the finals, our team was confident and energized.  It was our time to finish on top, and we did decisively 25–13, 25–17!

    Great job ladies!  Let's keep it going!!

     

    Burcescu and Vahos Recieve Highest Honorable Mention