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Registration for tryouts and Team Commitment Registrations for the 2014-2015 Downstate season are now open! See tryout dates below.  NEW Locations!! - Connecticut!!  Ulster!! and Rockland!!
Register by going to the Registration tab!

Please remember to bring your GEVA membership card and your Downstate Registration receipt with you to tryouts.


    Upcoming Events

    • Nov
    • 23
    11,12,13ALL Practice
    • 12:30pm- 2:00pm (EST) Ical_event_icon
    • DAC
    • Practice for ALL 11,12,13 AGE Teams!!!

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    • Nov
    • 23
    15ALL Practice
    • 2:00pm- 4:00pm (EST) Ical_event_icon
    • DAC
    • Practice for ALL 15s age teams.  National and Aspire.!!!!!

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    • Nov
    • 23
    VolleyBEEs / VolleyTots
    • 4:00pm- 5:30pm (EST) Ical_event_icon
    • Downstate Athletic Center
    • 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 4-5:30PM and Wednesdays from 5:30 - 7PM

      Cost: $100/immediate family for the season (Free for siblings of a 2013-2014 Dowstate player)

      Register ONLINE under the teams section

      For more information, please send an email to info@downstatevolleyball.com

       

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    • Nov
    • 23
    16National Tryouts
    • 4:00pm- 6:00pm (EST) Ical_event_icon
    • Downstate Athletic Center
    • Tryouts for 16s National Teams.  Please Register ONLINE

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    • Nov
    • 23
    14ALL Practice
    • 6:00pm- 8:00pm (EST) Ical_event_icon
    • DAC
    • Practice for ALL 14s teams Aspire and National!!!

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    • Nov
    • 23
    BOYS TEAM Practice
    • 7:30pm (EST) Ical_event_icon
    • Downstate Athletic Center
    • Downstate Boys Practice

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    • Nov
    • 23
    17,18ALL Tryouts
    • 8:00pm-10:00pm (EST) Ical_event_icon
    • Downstate Athletic Center
    • Tryout for ALL 17s and 18s National and Aspire.

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    • Nov
    • 24
    16Aspire Tryouts
    • Nov
    • 24
    N Rockland HS, Tryouts 13s and 14s
    • 6:00pm- 7:30pm (EST) Ical_event_icon
    • North Rockland High School
    • Tryouts for 13 and 14 Aspire teams based out of North Rockland HS. (7th and 8th) Graders   6th graders are welcome to tryout for the 13s team.

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    • Nov
    • 24
    N Rockland HS, Tryouts 15s and 16s
    • 7:30pm- 9:00pm (EST) Ical_event_icon
    • North Rockland High School
    • Tryouts for 15s and 16s (9th and 10th graders) Aspire teams.

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    • Nov
    • 24
    17,18National Tryouts
    • Nov
    • 25
    17Aspire Tryouts
    • 8:00pm-10:00pm (EST) Ical_event_icon
    • Downstate Athletic Center
    • Last Day of tryouts, teams will be formed.  If you are not going to make it but still want to be selected for a team.  tell a coach at Tryouts and send an email to info@downstatevolleyball.com and let us know. BEFORE this date.

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    • Nov
    • 27
    Thanksgiving Day
    • Nov
    • 30
    PRACTICE As Assigned
    • All Day Event Ical_event_icon
    • Downstate Athletic Center
    • Practice schedule is determined by the amount of teams in each age bracket, court availability and coaches schedules.   We will post scheduled practice as soon as we know how many and what age group teams we will field.

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    • Nov
    • 30
    VolleyBEEs / VolleyTots
    • 4:00pm- 5:30pm (EST) Ical_event_icon
    • Downstate Athletic Center
    • 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 4-5:30PM and Wednesdays from 5:30 - 7PM

      Cost: $100/immediate family for the season (Free for siblings of a 2013-2014 Dowstate player)

      Register ONLINE under the teams section

      For more information, please send an email to info@downstatevolleyball.com

       

    • Tag(s): Home  Coaches/Staff  VolleyBees 
    • Nov
    • 30
    BOYS TEAM Practice
    • 7:30pm (EST) Ical_event_icon
    • Downstate Athletic Center
    • Downstate Boys Practice

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    • Dec
    • 1
    PRACTICE As Assigned
    • All Day Event Ical_event_icon
    • Downstate Athletic Center
    • Practice schedule is determined by the amount of teams in each age bracket, court availability and coaches schedules.   We will post scheduled practice as soon as we know how many and what age group teams we will field.

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    • Dec
    • 2
    PRACTICE As Assigned
    • All Day Event Ical_event_icon
    • Downstate Athletic Center
    • Practice schedule is determined by the amount of teams in each age bracket, court availability and coaches schedules.   We will post scheduled practice as soon as we know how many and what age group teams we will field.

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    • Dec
    • 3
    PRACTICE As Assigned
    • All Day Event Ical_event_icon
    • Downstate Athletic Center
    • Practice schedule is determined by the amount of teams in each age bracket, court availability and coaches schedules.   We will post scheduled practice as soon as we know how many and what age group teams we will field.

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    • Dec
    • 3
    VolleyBEEs / VolleyTots
    • 5:30pm- 7:00pm (EST) Ical_event_icon
    • Downstate Athletic Center
    • 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 4-5:30PM and Wednesdays from 5:30 - 7PM

      Cost: $100/imidiate family for the season (Downstate Siblings are FREE for volleybees)

      Register ONLINE: downstatevolleyball.com

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    • Dec
    • 4
    PRACTICE As Assigned
    • All Day Event Ical_event_icon
    • Downstate Athletic Center
    • Practice schedule is determined by the amount of teams in each age bracket, court availability and coaches schedules.   We will post scheduled practice as soon as we know how many and what age group teams we will field.

    • Tag(s): Home  Coaches/Staff 
    • Dec
    • 5
    PRACTICE As Assigned
    • All Day Event Ical_event_icon
    • Downstate Athletic Center
    • Practice schedule is determined by the amount of teams in each age bracket, court availability and coaches schedules.   We will post scheduled practice as soon as we know how many and what age group teams we will field.

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    • Dec
    • 6
    Downstate Pot Luck Dinner
    • 6:00pm- 9:30pm (EST) Ical_event_icon
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    • Dec
    • 7
    VolleyBEEs / VolleyTots
    • 4:00pm- 5:30pm (EST) Ical_event_icon
    • Downstate Athletic Center
    • 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 4-5:30PM and Wednesdays from 5:30 - 7PM

      Cost: $100/immediate family for the season (Free for siblings of a 2013-2014 Dowstate player)

      Register ONLINE under the teams section

      For more information, please send an email to info@downstatevolleyball.com

       

    • Tag(s): Home  Coaches/Staff  VolleyBees 
    • Dec
    • 7
    BOYS TEAM Practice
    • 7:30pm (EST) Ical_event_icon
    • Downstate Athletic Center
    • Downstate Boys Practice

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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.


    2014-15 Tryout Information

    For CSA-Downstate and Rebels-Downstate, see the tabs above for more information and tryouts.

    Downstate Athletic Center will host ALL Aspire age groups and also host all of our Red and Black National teams.  We will also be hosting several age groups at High School Locations.  Any individual NOT selected to one of our High School teams are more than welcome to be on one of our DAC teams

    This year ALL High School Location tryouts (Except North Rockland) will be at the Downstate Athletic Center (DAC).  This will ensure that we have accurate accounting of all athletes and teams.    When checking in, please inform staff of the specific site you wish to be considered for.   ANY athlete not selected for a High School location will be considered for a team based out of the DAC.

    For North Rockland, see the calendar tab above for dates and times.

    Teams will be formed by GRADE, as long as the individuals meet the proper age requirements as posted in the table below.

    Athletes are required to attend tryouts according to GRADE.  ONLY the Club Directors can allow athletes to "Play" up or down in age groups.  These will be addressed on a case by case basis.

    You must wear the SAME tryout shirt that you are given on the first day of tryouts for ALL tryouts that you attend!

    These teams will be offered at the following locations: Fox Lane - 14 Aspire and 16 Aspire,  John Jay - 15 Aspire,  Ardsley - 15 Aspire and 16 Aspire, (*Byram Hills - 15 and 17 Aspire.  We hope to secure BHHS in time for season)  North Rockland - 13 Aspire, 14 Aspire, 15 Aspire, and 16 Aspire.

    2014-15 Tryout Schedule

    Program Grade Born On/After 1st Date 2nd Date 3rd Date
    11 Aspire 5th 1 Sep 2003 9 Nov, 12:30-2p 10 Nov, 5:30-7:30p
    12 Aspire 6th 1 Sep 2002 10 Nov, 5:30-7:30p 12 Nov, 6:30-8:30p
    13 Aspire 7th 1 Sep 2001 10 Nov, 5:30-7:30p 12 Nov, 6:30-8:30p
    14 Aspire 8th 1 Sep 2000 7 Nov, 5:30-7:30p 9 Nov, 5p-7p 13 Nov, 5:30-7:30p
    15 Aspire 9th 1 Sep 1999 13 Nov, 8p-10p 16 Nov, 5p-8p 18 Nov, 5:30-7:30p
    16 Aspire 10th 1 Sep 1998 17 Nov, 8p-10p 20 Nov, 5:30-7:30p 24 Nov, 5:30-7:30p
    17 Aspire 11th 1 Sep 1997 19 Nov, 6:30-8:30p 23 Nov, 8p-10p 25 Nov, 8p-10p
    13 National 7th 1 Sep 2001 6 Nov, 5:30-7:30p 10 Nov, 5:30-7:30 11 Nov, 5:30-7:30p
    14 National 8th 1 Sep 2000 6 Nov, 5:30-7:30p 9 Nov, 5p-7p 10 Nov, 6:30-8:30p
    15 National 9th 1 Sep 1999 11 Nov, 7:30-9:30p 16 Nov, 5p-8p 17 Nov, 5:30-7:30p
    16 National 10th 1 Sep 1998 18 Nov, 8p-10p 20 Nov, 5:30-7:30p 23 Nov, 4p-6p
    17 National 11th 1 Sep 1997 20 Nov, 8p-10p 23 Nov, 8p-10p 24 Nov, 8p-10p
    18 National 12th 1 Sep 1996 20 Nov, 8p-10p 23 Nov, 8p-10p 24 Nov, 8p-10p

    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

    Walter Panas (10)

     

     

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    Athletes on Teams this Season

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    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


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    News and Information

    Three members of the Northeastern women's volleyball team garnered CAA awards on Wednesday night for their outstanding performances throughout the 2014 volleyball season. Outside hitter Brigitte Burcescu received CAA Rookie of the Year honors, becoming the fourth Husky in the last five years to be recognized as the conference's top freshman.
     
    Senior libero Natalia Skiba was selected to the All-CAA Second Team, while sophomore setter Jamie Bredahl was named to the league's All-Academic Team.
     
    Burcescu, who also received a spot on the conference's All-Rookie Team, played in all 116 sets for Northeastern this year. As of Nov. 16, the 6-1 hitter from Cortlandt Manor, New York was ranked fourth among all Division I freshmen in total kills (400), and third in the CAA with a 3.45 kills per set average. Burcescu filled up the stat sheets all year long for the Huskies, and collected 20 or more kills on six different occasions, including a season-high 25-kill performance against Rhode Island on Sept. 9.

    For the full article click here.

    One of eight Patriot League players to secure a place on the first team was Perri, who ended the season second in the conference with 318 total kills. Her 3.03 kills per set average ranked fourth in the league and Perri appeared in 105 of Army's 107 sets this season, the most of any Black Knights' player. The Cortlandt Manor, N.Y., product also contributed 119 digs, good for fifth on the team and was second in blocks behind Bockrath with 38 to her name.

    "Nicole has improved tremendously this past season and provided leadership that complimented the seniors very well," Kovaci said of her junior outside hitter. "She went from only playing in the front row to becoming a six rotation player and is well respected on our team and everyone looks up to her. She is an extremely passionate player and her desire to get better is one of the best of any player I have ever coached."

    For the full article click here.

    Immaculate Heart, which hasn't lost to a New Jersey opponent since Oct. 28, 2012, didn't have its sharpest effort on Saturday, but it battled against a strong Paul VI team to pull through for the win.

    In the first set, Immaculate Heart and the Haddonfield school traded blows early on until Immaculate Heart pulled ahead to take an 18-12 lead. After Paul VI scratched its way back in, Immaculate Heart used its depth and strength at the net to come away with the win.

    In the second set, IHA limited its mistakes and took a quick 16-8 lead before taking down Paul VI, which has been eliminated in the state tournament by Immaculate Heart two years in a row.

    For the full article click here.

    Con Ed Athlete of the Week: Morgan Loh

    11/17/2014, 6:00pm EST
    By Staff

    Name: Morgan Loh

    School: Hendrick Hudson High School

    Class: Senior

    Sport: Volleyball

    Athletic accomplishment: Loh is a two-time captain of the Sailors, who won the Section 1 Class B championship last year by beating undefeated Ardsley in the final. In the 2013 high school volleyball season Morgan received All-League, All-County, All-Section, and All-State Third Team.

    For the full article click here.

    With a 24-26, 25-16, 25-20 victory at South Brunswick High School, Demarest solidified this season's series against Old Tappan with a third victory in four matches (by a combined tally of 7 sets to 6) and earned the No. 2 seed in next weekend's Tournament of Champions. 

    “Throughout the whole year it was like we have to go beat them because of what happened last year, but then I realized that last year is over and there was nothing we could do about it,” said Hailey Riede, Demarest's senior outside hitter. “I just focused on playing. Today I didn't care who we were playing. I just wanted to win.”

    For the full article click here.