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2016-17 Tryout Registration is Now OPEN

Register for tryouts by clicking on "Registration" from the left Menu. Register before 10/15 and pay only $75 per athlete, after 10/15 registration will increase to $100 per athlete.
Tryouts, will be held as follows (click on "Tryouts", from the left menu, for the detailed tryout schedule):
Fox Lane/Byram Hills and Masters (Dobbs Ferry):
  • Aspire teams only
  • Tryouts will be held the second week of November
  • For ages 14-17 (7th-11th Grade)
Downstate Athletic Center (DAC):
  • Both Aspire teams and National teams
  • Aspire tryouts will be held the second week of November for ages 10-13
  • Aspire tryouts will be held the second and third week of November for ages 14-17
  • National tryouts will be held the second, third, and fourth weeks of November, with younger ages first
FREE CLINICS and Information Sessions:
  • Sunday, October 23rd from 4:00-5:30pm for ages 5-14 at DAC (Information attached)
  • Sunday, October 30th from 1:30-3:00pm for ages 5-14 at DAC (Information attached)
  • Sunday, October 30th from 6:00-7:30pm for 6th-8th grade at DAC
  • Sunday, October 30th from 7:30-9:00pm for 9th-12th grade at DAC
  • Sunday, October 30th Information Meeting from 7:00-8:00pm at DAC
  • Wednesday, November 2nd from 6:30-8:00pm for 6th-8th grade at Fox Lane HS
  • Wednesday, November 2nd from 8:00-9:30pm for 9th-11th grades at Fox Lane HS
  • Wednesday, November 2nd Information Meeting from 7:30-8:30pm at Fox Lane HS
  • Thursday, November 3rd from 7:00-8:30pm for 6th-8th grade at the Masters School
  • Thursday, November 3rd from 8:30-10:00pm for 9th-11th grades at the Masters School
  • Thursday, November 3rd Information Meeting from 8:00-9:00pm at the Masters School
Starting October 2nd for boys and girls. Fee is $10 per session and is also open to non-Downstate members. (Please view calendar page for any changes)
  • 4:00-6:00pm for 5th-8th grade
  • 6:00-8:00pm for 9th-12th grade

Accuracy over power, wins every time!

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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.”

    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.

    16 Black Wins Show Me Qualifier - Match Point


    "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

    News and Information

    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.

    15 Black Wins Penn State Happy Volley

    06/04/2016, 11:00am EDT
    By Staff

    Congratulations 15 Black!

    18 Blue Club Flight 1 Regional Champs

    06/04/2016, 10:45am EDT
    By Staff

    Congratulations 18 Blue!