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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.

    Downstate Fun Facts - 2014 Season






    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)






















    School with most National Team Athletes


    Downstate Boys

    Athletes on Teams this Season

    Teams Competing



    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


    News and Information

    Downstate goes to Phoenix

    07/15/2014, 4:00pm EDT
    By Staff

    Downstate Volleyball club put together an 'all-star' team of rising seniors and juniors to take on some of the top West Coast teams at the AAU Phoenix Volleyball Festival in Arizona at the end of June.  The team, consisting of Tess Judge, Nur Sher, Hayley Kmetz, Hailey Riede, Nia Diaz, Shannon McKeon, Lindsey Kim, Guin Mesh, Julia Mines, and Michelle Li, and coached by Dan Altro, Director of Downstate Juniors VBC, Chanel Flowers and Danyel del Rosario, placed 7th out of nearly 60 teams.  To celebrate, they took a trip to the Grand Canyon. 

    Downstate Summer Camp 2014

    07/07/2014, 4:15pm 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.


    2014 Summer Saturday Youth League

    06/02/2014, 4:30pm EDT
    By Staff

    For 5th Through 8th Graders

    Downstate's Saturday Youth League is back by popular demand! Beginning on July 12th, we will be running a league from 10am to 12pm for 7 weeks.

    Each week, our coaching staff will go over some fundamental skills before setting up games where players will have fun competing. A modified scoring format will ensure all players get lots of touches on the ball while still learning the game. You can sign up with friends to form a team of your own or sign up as an individual and be placed on a team.

    The cost of the league is just $75 for the entire 7 week session, or $525 to register a team (approx. 8 players). No experience necessary!

    The 2014 Saturday Youth League will take place on the following dates:

    July 12

    July 19

    July 26

    August 2

    August 9

    August 16

    August 23

    To register go to: http://www.downstateathletic.com/page/show/654524-home

    Congratutions to Downstate Juniors, the 2014 Happy Volley Club Champions! Our second year in a row winning this honor!

    50 clubs scored points. Here are the top 10 clubs for Happy Volley 2014

    1 Downstate 126
    2 Synergy 106
    3 East Coast Power 105
    4 TCA Philadelphia 103
    5 Ballyhoo 102
    6 J-Stroke 100
    7 Central Jersey Volleyball Assoc.(CJVA) 91
    8 Atlantic Valley VBC 65
    9 Instant Replay 63
    9 Sparks 63

    Downstate Juniors Notable Finishes:

    14 Black - Tied for 3rd Place

    15 Black - 1st Place

    15 Red - 2nd Place

    18 Black - 2nd Place

    13 Black Makes Lasting Friendships

    05/30/2014, 4:15pm EDT
    By Staff

    “Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It's not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.” - Muhammad Ali
    At the Penn State Tournament, CJVA 13s came to cheer on our Downstate 13s team. When they arrived, they realized that the Downstate dad that always starts the "Downstate Hoo-Rah" cheer was not there. So, Ana Colegreco started the cheer for them and all of the parents joined in. From that point on, whenever one team was off and the other was playing, the other girls came and did each other's team cheers. Great demonstration of sportsmanship in our region!

    Burcescu and Vahos Recieve Highest Honorable Mention