NEW ONLINE REGISTRATION LIVE!

CLINIC AND TRYOUT REGISTRATION HAS A NEW LOOK!

As we start to finalize details of our new website, some of our existing website pages will be directed to their new home. The migration will be complete within the next week and a half and our new site will be revealed!

The first pages to make the migration are our registration pages as we are going with an easy online payment system. The page will require you to create an account to register, but once you register, you do not have to in the future. It also allows you to register for more than one clinic at a time, so no more multiple registrations!

We thank you for your patients through this process and if you have questions or concerns, please reach out to the director at director@crushvolleyball.com.

Crush Volleyball Informational Meetings

2018 Season Informational Meeting

Crush Volleyball Club will be hosting informational meetings for the upcoming 2018 season. The meetings will go over what to expect for this coming season and answer any questions you may have.

The dates are as follows:

Saturday, October 7th: 1:30PM-3:00PM

Sunday, October 8th: 2:00PM-3:30PM

Saturday, October 14th: 11:00AM-12:30PM

Sunday, October 15th: 4:30PM-6:00PM

The meetings will be held at Griffin Elite Sports and Wellness on the lower level in the meeting room. The address for Griffin Elite Sports and Wellness is as follows: 700 Dolwick Dr. Erlanger, KY 41018

CORRECTED CLINIC TIMES FOR 8U-10U AND 13U-14U OCTOBER 7TH. Register Now!

DO TO AN OVERSIGHT OCTOBER 7TH TIMES FOR 8-10U and 13-14U WERE INCORRECT AND SINCE BEEN CORRECTED

Crush Volleyball Club will be hosting pre-season clinics October 7-8, 2017 and October 14-15, 2017 for ages 8-14 and November 4, 2017 for ages 15-18. These clinics are designed to help your athlete understand our tryout process, get to know the coaches and prepare for the upcoming club season. You can find tryout information here Tryout Info and Registration

Players should register by following this link.

PLEASE MAKE NOTE OF TIME CHANGES ON OCTOBER 7th Dates and times are as follows:

Ages 8/9/10 : October 7th 2:00PM-3:30PM; October 8th 4:00PM-6:00PM; October 14th 2:00PM-3:30PM; October 15th 4:00PM-6:00PM

Age 11-12 : October 7th 8:00AM-10:00AM; October 8th 2:00PM-4:00PM; October 14th 8:00AM-10:00AM; October 15th 2:00PM-4:00PM

Ages 13-14 : October 7th 3:30PM-5:30PM; October 8th 12:00PM-2:00PM; October 14th 3:30PM-5:30PM; October 15th 12:00PM-2:00PM

Ages 15-18 : November 4th 12PM-2PM

All sessions are held at our facility located at Griffin Elite Sports and Wellness 700 Dolwick Drive Erlanger, KY 41018 Griffin Elite

Cost is $25 each session if you register prior to October 1st and $30 each session if you register after or at the door. You must register for each session you wish to attend. You can Pay Here or you can mail check with a copy of your registration to Crush Volleyball PO Box 19 Burlington, KY 41005. We appreciate everyone taking the time to register online so that the door registration flows smoothly. In addition, if you played club volleyball last season for another club, please bring your USAV membership card with you or show proof of membership via electronic means. If you did not, you will have to register here: USA Volleyball Registration and bring confirmation e-mail with you. We will also need a current USA Volleyball medical release if you did not play for Crush Volleyball last season and you can locate that here: USAV Medical Release Form If you have questions or concerns, please contact our Director, Clara England, at director@crushvolleyball.com

Tryout dates and times posted! Register now!

Tryouts 2017-18

Tryouts for the 2017-2018 season will be held at Griffin Elite Sports and Wellness (map) in Erlanger.

Tryout dates and times are as follows.

8U-10U OCTOBER 22nd 1PM-2:30PM

11U OCTOBER 22nd 1PM-2:30PM

12U OCTOBER 21st 8AM-9:30AM

13U OCTOBER 21st 8AM-9:30AM

14U OCTOBER 22st 3:30PM-5PM

15U-18U NOVEMBER 5TH AND NOVEMBER 12TH(If needed)

Cost is $25 per player if registered and paid prior to tryouts. Registering prior to tryouts expedites the registration process the day of. If you register and pay at the door, the cost is $30. Before you attend tryouts you must register as a player with the Pioneer Region/USAV if you have never played club volleyball before. You can do this by going to their website and completing the player registration (Under the main menu: registration -> New player) and completing the USAV Medical Release which you bring along with you to tryouts. Additionally you will need to bring a copy of the player’s birth certificate. If you played club volleyball last season for another club, please bring your membership card with you to show proof of membership.

Good luck to all players!

Register Now

REMINDER: Pre-Season Clinic Registration is Open!

Crush Volleyball Club will be hosting pre-season clinics October 7-8, 2017 and October 14-15, 2017 for ages 8-14 and November 4, 2017 for ages 15-18. These clinics are designed to help your athlete understand our tryout process, get to know the coaches and prepare for the upcoming club season. You can find tryout information here Tryout Info and Registration

Players should register by following this link.

Dates and times are as follows:

Ages 8/9/10 : October 7th 1:00PM-3:00PM; October 8th 4:00PM-6:00PM; October 14th 2:00PM-3:30PM; October 15th 4:00PM-6:00PM

Age 11-12 : October 7th 8:00AM-10:00AM; October 8th 2:00PM-4:00PM; October 14th 8:00AM-10:00AM; October 15th 2:00PM-4:00PM

Ages 13-14 : October 7th 10:30AM-12:30PM; October 8th 12:00PM-2:00PM; October 14th 3:30PM-5:30PM; October 15th 12:00PM-2:00PM

Ages 15-18 : NOVEMBER 5TH AND NOVEMBER 12TH(If needed)

All sessions are held at our facility located at Griffin Elite Sports and Wellness 700 Dolwick Drive Erlanger, KY 41018 Griffin Elite

Cost is $25 each session if you register prior to October 1st and $30 each session if you register after or at the door. You must register for each session you wish to attend. You can Pay Here or you can mail check with a copy of your registration to Crush Volleyball PO Box 19 Burlington, KY 41005. We appreciate everyone taking the time to register online so that the door registration flows smoothly. In addition, if you played club volleyball last season for another club, please bring your USAV membership card with you or show proof of membership via electronic means. If you did not, you will have to register here: USA Volleyball Registration and bring confirmation e-mail with you. We will also need a current USA Volleyball medical release if you did not play for Crush Volleyball last season and you can locate that here: USAV Medical Release Form If you have questions or concerns, please contact our Director, Clara England, at director@crushvolleyball.com

Pre-Season Clinic Registration is Open…Register Today!

Crush Volleyball Club will be hosting pre-season clinics October 7-8, 2017 and October 14-15, 2017 for ages 8-14 and November 4, 2017 for ages 15-18. These clinics are designed to help your athlete understand our tryout process, get to know the coaches and prepare for the upcoming club season.

Players should register by following this link.

Dates and times are as follows:

Ages 8/9/10 : October 7th 1:00PM-3:00PM; October 8th 4:00PM-6:00PM; October 14th 2:00PM-3:30PM; October 15th 4:00PM-6:00PM

Age 11-12 : October 7th 8:00AM-10:00AM; October 8th 2:00PM-4:00PM; October 14th 8:00AM-10:00AM; October 15th 2:00PM-4:00PM

Ages 13-14 : October 7th 10:30AM-12:30PM; October 8th 12:00PM-2:00PM; October 14th 3:30PM-5:30PM; October 15th 12:00PM-2:00PM

Ages 15-18 : November 4th 12PM-2PM

All sessions are held at our facility located at Griffin Elite Sports and Wellness 700 Dolwick Drive Erlanger, KY 41018 Griffin Elite

Cost is $25 each session if you register prior to October 1st and $30 each session if you register after or at the door. You must register for each session you wish to attend. You can Pay Here or you can mail check with a copy of your registration to Crush Volleyball PO Box 19 Burlington, KY 41005. We appreciate everyone taking the time to register online so that the door registration flows smoothly. In addition, if you played club volleyball last season for another club, please bring your USAV membership card with you or show proof of membership via electronic means. If you did not, you will have to register here: USA Volleyball Registration and bring confirmation e-mail with you. We will also need a current USA Volleyball medical release if you did not play for Crush Volleyball last season and you can locate that here: USAV Medical Release Form If you have questions or concerns, please contact our Director, Clara England, at director@crushvolleyball.com

Upcoming Pre-Season Clinics and Tryouts

Hi Parents and Players!

We are receiving a lot of inquiries for the upcoming pre-season clinics and tryout dates. We are working with Griffin to secure time and should have that information posted this week.

Please be on the lookout for registration information via e-mail, social media and our website.

Thank you and we are looking forward to a great upcoming 2018 Crush Volleyball Club season!

Registration for Little Crushers is now open!

Little Crushers clinic is here and will run August 8, 2017 – October 3, 2017! Times will be as follows: 6:00PM-7:30PM grades K-3 and 7:00PM-8:30PM grades 4-6!

To register please follow the link provided. The cost is $120 for the session and must be paid with registration. You can pay via check by mailing a copy of the registration and check to PO Box 19 Burlington, KY 41005 or you can pay via paypal by following this link PayPal Payments

Registration deadline is August 6, 2017!

All clinics are hosted at Griffin Elite Sports and Wellness by our USAV certified coaches. Griffin Elite is located at 700 Dolwick Dr Erlanger, KY 41018. Clinics will be held on Tuesday evenings for grades K-6. Players will be split up into groups based on age and skill and are open to beginners and experienced players.

For immediate questions, please contact the director, Clara England, at director@crushvolleyball.com

Register Here

Reminder: $5 Clinics are back this weekend

Crush will be hosting all skills clinics for $5 a player in the coming weeks.Please see attached flyer for all additional information.

These clinics will be hosted at Lloyd Memorial High School 450 Bartlett Ave Erlanger, KY 41018.

The dates are as follows:

Saturday June 24: 10AM-11:30AM Ages 11U-14U 11:30AM-1:00PM Ages 15U-17U

Sunday July 16: 2:00PM-3:30PM Ages 11U-14U 3:30PM-5:00PM Ages 15U-17U

Saturday July 22: 10AM-11:30AM Ages 11U-14U 11:30AM-1:00PM Ages 15U-17U

Sunday July 30 24: 2:00PM-3:30PM Ages 11U-14U 3:30PM-5:00PM Ages 15U-17U

To register, please send an e-mail to ali@crushvolleyball.com as space is limited and it is first come, first serve!

Crush Volleyball Club teaches athletes the importance of commitment and repetition. We build strong-minded athletes and provide model environments for them to grow both on and off the court.

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Letter from the Director

Hi Parents,

As you start to determine where you will play next season, I want to talk about an exciting change here at Crush Volleyball Club!

In the past, we have had Court Coaches that have been available for every coach to use, at their discretion. Over the past two seasons, we have found that coaches were not utilizing them as they should have been. In order to rectify this, we are placing assistant coaches on each team so that one on one instruction is more effective and drills can be run without interruption. The assistant coaches will be there each practice and every tournament to be an extra set of eyes for the head coach at all times. This will make the team dynamic better and give the head coach the ability to be more effective.

We are dedicated to making players better and we make changes each season to reflect that. This was one of the major complaints from parents and we wanted to let you know, we heard you! Thank you for the continued feedback!

Sincerely,

Clara England

Crush Volleyball Director

director@crushvolleyball.com

859-866-2422

$5 Clinics are back

Crush will be hosting all skills clinics for $5 a player in the coming weeks.Please see attached flyer for all additional information.

These clinics will be hosted at Lloyd Memorial High School 450 Bartlett Ave Erlanger, KY 41018.

The dates are as follows:

Saturday June 24: 10AM-11:30AM Ages 11U-14U 11:30AM-1:00PM Ages 15U-17U

Sunday July 16: 2:00PM-3:30PM Ages 11U-14U 3:30PM-5:00PM Ages 15U-17U

Saturday July 22: 10AM-11:30AM Ages 11U-14U 11:30AM-1:00PM Ages 15U-17U

Sunday July 30 24: 2:00PM-3:30PM Ages 11U-14U 3:30PM-5:00PM Ages 15U-17U

To register, please send an e-mail to ali@crushvolleyball.com as space is limited and it is first come, first serve!

Crush Volleyball Club teaches athletes the importance of commitment and repetition. We build strong-minded athletes and provide model environments for them to grow both on and off the court.

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Registration is open for Little Crushers Clinic 2017 K-6th Grade!

Little Crushers clinic is here and will run May 9, 2017 – July 11, 2017 from 6PM-7:30! There will be no session on July 4th!

To register please follow the link provided. The cost is $110 for the session and must be paid with registration.

Registration deadline is May 1, 2017!

All clinics are hosted at Griffin Elite Sports and Wellness by our USAV certified coaches. Griffin Elite is located at 700 Dolwick Dr Erlanger, KY 41018. Clinics will be held on Tuesday evenings for grades K-6. Players will be split up into groups based on age and skill and are open to beginners and experienced players.

For immediate questions, please contact the director, Clara England, at director@crushvolleyball.com

Register Here

Crush Cares 2017 – More than Just Volleyball

Local Charities Receive $10,000 from “Crush Cares” Fundraiser Author: Robbin Gould

 

One of the mottoes of Crush Volleyball Club is “Life lessons, volleyball included.” On January 7, 2017, Crush players learned about community service by participating in the club’s annual “Crush Cares” fundraiser. Fifteen Crush teams, ages 10-18, gathered at Walmart Supercenter in Florence to shop for local charities with money they had collected.

 

Six Northern Kentucky organizations received much-needed supplies and cash totaling $10,368:

 

Action Ministries — Provides grocery and household items to about 900 families each month.

Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky — Mission: To provide children and families with opportunity and hope for better lives. Vision: For every child to be safe, healthy, and loved in a supportive, nurturing environment.

Madonna House — Helps the single young woman who chooses to give birth and raise her child. Goal: To prepare the mother emotionally, financially, spiritually, and educationally for independent living.

New Hope Center — Assists women and men with unplanned pregnancies; provides after-abortion support.

Rose Garden — Provides pregnancy care and assistance; operates a food pantry; offers primary health care.

Welcome House — The Service Coordination area provides assessment, outreach, case planning, financial education/budgeting, housing counseling, employment support, and more.

 

Crush Cares

In late fall, each Crush team was assigned a charity; older and younger teams were grouped together for a “big sister-littler sister” experience. Before Christmas, players learned about their charity by volunteering on-site.

 

Next came fundraising. Over the holidays, players collected donations from friends and relatives; some earned money through chores, babysitting, etc.

 

On January 7, Crush players shopped at the Florence Walmart for items on their charity’s list using the money they had raised. All teams collected at least several hundred dollars.

 

Thanks to the Florence Walmart for providing special checkout lanes, gift cards, etc. Thanks also to Crush’s Morgan Ebner and Margie Fichlie for their hard work and dedication to Crush Cares.

 

Fundraising Results

Top three teams:

Crush 17 Blue — $961

Crush 15 Blue — $920

Crush 16 Blue — $824

 

Top three players:

Olivia Bangert, Crush 17 Blue — $365

Shelby Jones, Crush 14 Black — $200

Maddie Music, Crush 15 Blue — $154

Training Team — Samantha Hodge — $130

       

Players say. . .

What did the players learn from their Crush Cares experience? A player from each team shared their thoughts:

Karley Schlensker- Team: Crush 18 Blue     Charity: The Children’s Home

Crush Cares was a really great way for us to get involved and help our community. It showed me how easy it is to raise money for people in need. It was really fun getting to shop for the items that the children’s home needed. It showed me how difficult it is for non-profit organizations to get what they need. Overall Crush Cares was a great way to do community service and bond with my volleyball team.

Makayla Cain- Team: Crush 17 Blue     Charity: Welcome House

Crush cares taught me that I should always make an effort to help those in need. It made me realize that there are so many people and families in this area that need the extra help and the importance to recognize them and do whatever we can, even if it’s something small. My team and I should always keep in mind that even though we are extremely fortunate people, we need to lend a hand to those that aren’t. Helping our community and putting others first is something we should continue to do throughout our entire lives.

Alex EngelhardTeam: Crush 17 Black          Charity: Action Ministries

More than just volleyball. It shows in practice, the lessons we learn for discipline, structure, and punctuality and so many other things. Our love for the community is perfectly illustrated when we participate in Crush Cares. Every girl raises money. Then, we all go to Walmart and purchase nonperishable items for different shelters that help the less fortunate. Crush is one team and comes even closer together to make a difference in lives all through Kentucky. This is more than just volleyball; it’s an amazing experience of joy. Helping those who can’t provide for themselves and knowing that they are getting a second chance is what makes this experience worth it. Changing lives with your team and other girls is something you can’t demand. You can’t demand a life to change, but you can create the opportunity.

Maddy EdieTeam: Crush 16 Blue       Charity: The Rose Garden

Being on Crush has given me the opportunity to learn more about the Rose Garden Mission and the purpose that it serves in the community surrounding it. The Rose Garden provides free pregnancy care, nutrition assistance, and health care for those in need. My team was able to help the Mission by putting together baby food packs. We also raised money and used it to buy and prepare care packages for expectant mothers. Through this experience I learned that there are lots of people in need and many organizations working hard to help them.

Holly BatesTeam: Crush 16 Black    Charity: The Madonna House

I learned that newborn babies do not need rubber duckies because they still are bathed in the sink. We were assigned to the Madonna House; a place used to help mothers with children. We were asked to provide baby items and personal items for the mothers. We learned that babies come in all different shapes and size. An organization like this runs on donations. Donating items is very important, because the mothers are in need of help to support themselves and their children.

Maddie MusicTeam: Crush 15 Blue Charity: Action Ministries

Crush Cares was an experience that truly opened my eyes. Together, as a volleyball club we raised over $10,000 from donations, chores, and any other way a player could raise money. This showed me the power of teamwork and dedication. As well as the experience teaching me teamwork, it also made me thankful for everything I have. When I walked into Action Ministries, I saw things that I usually take for granted. This made me realize that I am very fortunate to have all the things I have. Overall, Crush Cares was a great experience that taught me many life lessons.

Riley Applegate- Team: Crush 15 Blue Charity: Action Ministries

Crush Cares provided the opportunity to help out people in need of vital supplies. Since we raised more than $10,000, we were able to give back and buy things that most of us take for granted every day. When we worked at Action Ministries, it was very clear that they were in need of volunteers to keep their operation running. All in all, it opened my eyes to how much I have and that we should all be thankful for what we have.

 

Jaylyn GoebelTeam: Crush 15 Black Charity: The New Hope Center

By doing Crush Cares, I have learned not only the rush of happiness you get by helping others, but also bringing more meaning into your life. Not everybody is as lucky as us girls who have the amazing privilege to have such good lives. Crush Cares is such a crazy experience that not everyone gets to know about. Helping people is such a blessing and I wish I could it more often. It makes you happy about how good you have it and how grateful you should be. Crush Cares also taught me new skills. Buying what’s most needed, being smart with money, etc. These skills are critical for young girls our age because they are skills that are waiting for us in the future. I’m so happy to have completed my second year of Crush Cares in a row and hopefully I get to experience many more.

Mackenzie TackettTeam: Crush  14 Blue            Charity: Action Ministries

Volunteering is important to me because I get to help people who are in need. I get a lot in my life, so it feels good to help others. I also help at Matthew 25 Ministries where we pack up goods to send to people who have been in natural disasters. They lost a lot so we get to help them out. In my free time I can help neighbors and donate old clothes to raise money for an organization (like Action Ministries). This is why I like to do community service.

Hannah StremmelTeam: Crush 14 Black          Charity: Children’s Home

I learned that we should be thankful for what we have. Some kids out there don’t have the pleasures that we have. It was a great and fun experience to serve others. It would be awesome to do it again!

Hannah HockensmithTeam: Crush 13 Blue               Charity: The Madonna House

         I love Crush Cares because I learned so much about teamwork. The coaches allowed us to act as a family, they allowed us to laugh yet they pushed us to be the best that we could be. Crush cares is important because we are helping out the community and taking part in something important. I had a lot of fun being with my team and shopping for the Madonna House. It felt really good to give back and help out in any way that I can.

Josie SteppeTeam: Crush 13 Black            Charity: Welcome House

The Welcome House of Covington, Kentucky is a non-profit organization that raises money to end homelessness in the community. When a homeless person needs help getting onto their feet the Welcome House is always there.  First a homeless person has to be verified. The Welcome House can see the person’s information through a computer program to see if they are actually homeless. Homeless means that a person is not paying to live in his or her own house or apartment. It also means that they do not receive any income or do not have a job. The Welcome House helps homeless people get back onto their feet by giving them a temporary home and helping them find a job. If a homeless person has kids then the Welcome House will send the kids to school. The buses from their schools will actually come to the Welcome House or their housing building and pick them up for school. The employees at the Welcome House will make sure that the kids get to live as close to a normal childhood as they can get.  The Welcome House has helped many homeless people to get a job and get back on their feet again.  The Welcome House also takes donations which can be anything from canned food to beauty products. These donations help so much and are deeply appreciated.  In conclusion, the Welcome House is a great organization that changes the community for good.

Kylie DannerTeam: Crush 12 Blue            Charity: The Rose Garden

I just wanted to let you know that volunteering at Crush Cares was a wonderful experience because I was able to give back to the community which I’ve never had the chance to do before. I learned that there were so many mothers that are struggling and need our help. Not only did Crush Cares allow our girls to be together but it was an experience that I will remember for forever.

Gracie GreberTeam: Crush 11 Blue            Charity: New Hope Center

I loved Crush Cares it meant a lot to the charities that we gave to. I loved how we raised so much so we could help our community. I am glad that I saw a crowded room full of people because that meant that they really cared for what we were doing. I loved how we got to pick out baby clothes for the babies at New Hope. I am looking forward to next year.

Campbell EckTeam: Crush 10 Blue Charity: Children’s Home

I had a very good experience in my first time with Crush Cares. I think that it is wonderful that our volleyball club got to help the children in the Children’s Home.  I think that it was very cool to go out and shop for the items for the boys in the Children’s Home. I am so grateful to have our club team participate in this wonderful experience.

Coaches say…

What did the coaches learn from their Crush Cares experience? A few of our coaches shared their thoughts:

Clara England: Director

As a Director, coach and mother it is important to me that we teach our younger generation what it means to give back. I have been in many different places in my life, including close to homelessness and I understand the need to support our communities. By offering Crush Cares it truly teaches different life lessons as many of our players have said: -Teaches us to count money; – Teaches us to work as a team; – Teaches us to be thankful for what we have been given; and – Teaches them not to judge those for what they are lacking in life and most importantly it teaches them what a difference they can make both on and off the court. My favorite part of shopping process is watching the girls come together, calculate what they have to spend as a team and then calculate each item that they feel is most important to give so they do not go over their limit. True teamwork at its best! When they are delivering goods, I love to watch their faces when they realize what a difference the items they have purchased will make to so many. That is the best part of the entire day for me.

Jena Hernandez- Crush 10 Blue Head Coach

As a new coach with Crush, this was my first “Crush Cares” event.  I was astounded with the amount of money raised by the girls and the overwhelming support from parents. It makes my heart warm knowing that I work for such an amazing club volleyball organization. You can tell that the young women that join Crush love, and look forward, to this event year after year. Providing charity to those less fortunate in our area builds a bond between the organization and the community, and I am very proud of what we were able to accomplish together.

Ali Mirolo- Crush 14 Blue Head Coach

Crush Cares is a unique and wonderful opportunity for individual success, teamwork, and community building. Each girl has to work individually, but they get to see, first thing in the season that a team can build so much more than one girl can individually. As a coach, it is heartwarming and encouraging to see the team come together, have fun and to give back. Crush Cares is unique to Crush, in that every player participates and gets to see how they are helping others giving them the opportunity to become more self-aware and start the life lessons they learn at Crush.

#LifeLessonsVolleyballIncluded #MoreThanJustVolleyball #CrushProud

Congratulations!

Crush Volleyball Club would like to congratulate our first Senior Signee of the 2017 Season!

Karley Schlensker comes to us from Badin High School and this is her first season with Crush Volleyball Club. She is very excited to announce that she will be playing collegiate volleyball at Wilmington College!

Please read more about Karley here: Karley Schlensker

College Showcases and USA High Performance Tryouts

COLLEGE SHOWCASE & USAV HP TRYOUTS

The Kiva College Showcase – December 3 – Louisville, KY

 KIVA College Showcase

Team Indiana College Showcase – December 4 – Indianapolis, IN

Team Indiana College Showcase  

Central Zone College Showcase – January 27 – Indianapolis, IN

 Central Zone Showcase

Bluegrass College Showcase – March 10 – Louisville, KY

 Bluegrass Tournament College Showcase

USAV HP High Performance Tryouts – March 17- Indianapolis, IN

 USA High Performance Tryouts

Crush Volleyball Online Store Open

Crush Volleyball Club Spirit Wear Shop is now open!

The online store is available for purchase of Crush Volleyball Club spirit wear or extra gear! Anyone can purchase and all items will be shipped to our facility and passed out on picture day January 14.

Items will be at the player/parent meeting this Sunday for your player and family to try on. If you have questions, you can contact Drew at drewstarck@kratzsports.com

Here is the link and happy shopping: Crush Volleyball Online Store

How To Choose The Right Club For Your Athlete

How To Choose The Right Club For Your Athlete – Written by: Robbin Gould

Your daughter is bit by the volleyball bug. She loves to play! You’d like her to continue developing her skills. Whether she’s a beginner or has played on school teams for several years, club volleyball is a good next step.

Why club? Volleyball is one of the most popular girls’ sports today. In one high school survey, it ranks third — only basketball and track and field have more female participants. Every U.S. state sanctions girls’ volleyball.

That popularity has led to the formation of numerous volleyball clubs for school-age girls. The clubs, which are overseen by USA Volleyball, offer specialized training and tournament competition to help young ladies work on their skills. This helps them improve for school play. And most college recruiters consider club volleyball experience essential.

Club volleyball is a great way to keep improving beyond the school season. Players work on overall skills, specific position, and knowledge of the game. Younger players learn fundamentals by trained coaches. It helps prepare middle school students who want to play in high school; in fact, many high school coaches consider club volleyball a plus. Depending on the club, students can learn life skills, too, such as time management and discipline — and, of course, improve their physical fitness. On the social side, girls can make many new friends from other schools.

So, how do you choose a volleyball club for your daughter? Following are suggestions from parents, coaches, and former players.

DO YOUR HOMEWORK.

All volleyball clubs are not created equal! But with a little research, you can learn what’s offered at clubs in your area. Compare and contrast, and decide which club is best suited for your daughter.

1. Determine her needs. Consider your daughter’s age, ability, and goals for the sport. If she’s a beginner, where can she get good, solid training? Does she want to improve her skills for her junior high or high school team? Does she want to play in college? Perhaps most important: Will she know who her club coach is before the season starts? The coach should know what she needs to improve on in order to get her to the next level.

2. Learn. Visit club websites and social media. Request an information packet, if one is available. What is the club’s philosophy on coaching, player development, etc.? What makes the club different from others in the area? Look for a calendar that lists tryout dates, club kickoff meeting, special events, etc. Read about the club’s coaches (playing and coaching experience, certification). Ask for parent references. Though it varies, find out where teams typically travel for tournaments. How many in a season? Are they usually one-, two-, or three-day events? Will this work into your family’s schedule?

3. Visit. Have your daughter attend open gym sessions or clinics. Meet the club director, coaches, and board members/staff. Get a feel for the training facility.

4. Other considerations.

FINANCIAL. Club volleyball is an investment in your child. Still, you’ll want an idea of what it costs. Club fees typically cover overall operating expenses, uniforms, tournament entry fees, and coach expenses. Add to that travel expenses throughout the season for out-of-town tournaments. And you might want to purchase club spirit wear for your daughter and you! Team-bonding activities may be scheduled at local attractions, restaurants, etc. If you’re on a budget, ask if club fees can be paid monthly. Are fund-raisers scheduled to offset costs? Find out whether the club awards scholarships to promising players whose families have financial constraints.

CLUB PHILOSOPHY/MISSION STATEMENT/HANDBOOK. Does the club have these? What makes it stand out from other clubs? What expectations does the club have of its players? Its parents? What are its policies concerning travel, in-season sickness/injury, conflict resolution, etc.? Does the club focus on athletic improvement only, or is it committed to helping each athlete achieve her potential as a well-rounded individual on and off the court? Are positive qualities emphasized (i.e., responsibility, accountability, honesty, independence, resourcefulness, time management, respect, hard work, self-confidence, competitiveness, paying it forward)?

TEAMS, TRYOUTS. There are several levels of club teams; they’re based on player age, skill level, tournament difficulty, etc. Each fall, volleyball clubs hold tryouts to fill their teams; this mostly involves girls 13 and under, though older players still can try out for available spots. High school-age players may receive an invitation to join a team; by tryout time, high school-age teams may be almost complete, with coaches looking to fill just a few specific positions. Find out whether the club has spots open on the team appropriate for your child. If your daughter cannot make a club tryout, will the club schedule a private one?

TRAINING, CONDITIONING. Typically, club teams practice two days a week. Does the club require players to attend additional strength/conditioning sessions? Can players take private lessons from club coaches to work on specific skills?

THE COACHES. Finally, a friendly reminder from a parent who’s “been there.”

“PLEASE remember that our coaches are people too…they are human and they can make mistakes. They sacrifice far more than any club could adequately compensate them for. They give their time, energy, and dedication because of their passion for the game and desire to make a difference in your daughter’s life. These coaches give up personal family time to be in the gym with your daughter multiple times a week and at tournaments on the weekend. These people have full-time jobs and are often forced to use personal vacation time in order to travel to tournaments to coach your daughter’s team! Please remember these facts and give the coaches your respect and appreciation for the commitment they make to the club and your daughter.”

BE MORE INFORMED. FIND THE VOLLEYBALL CLUB THAT’S THE BEST FIT FOR YOUR DAUGHTER. SHE WILL REAP THE REWARDS. HERE’S TO A GREAT CLUB SEASON!

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Crush Volleyball Club 2017 Season Informational Meeting

Crush Volleyball Club is hosting our annual pre-season informational meeting this Sunday, October 2, 2016 at Griffin Elite Sports and Wellness from 1:30-3:30. Our coaches will be onsite to introduce themselves as well as a few of our board members.

Come out and learn more about club volleyball, our organization and what our season entails. In addition, we will discuss projected teams, fees, coaches, performance training and season expectations. We will hand out information about our upcoming clinics and tryouts for the 2017 season.

If you cannot make the meeting this Sunday, you can reach out to us by contacting our Director at director@crushvolleyball.com.

TRYOUT REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Crush Volleyball will be hosting tryouts for the upcoming 2017 season.

The cost is $25 for tryouts if paid and registered prior to the event and $30 if paid at the door. We encourage prior registration for staffing of tryouts and to expedite the process. Here is a helpful link to know what age group your daughter should tryout for Age Definitions

All players trying out must have a current USAV Membership. If you played with Crush Volleyball last season, your membership is valid until October 31, 2016. If you played for another USAV club, your membership is valid as well and we will need you to bring a copy of your USAV membership card to show proof of membership. If you are new to club volleyball or have not played in a few seasons, you will need to register at the following link: USAV Registration and bring a copy of your e-mail confirmation with you in case it cannot be located at tryouts. All players will need to fill out a NEW 2017 Medical Release form even if you played last season for a USAV club.

The tryout dates are as follows:

October 22nd 13U 9AM-11AM

October 22nd 11U-12U 11:30AM-1:30PM

October 23rd 8U-10U 1PM-3PM

October 23rd 14U 3PM-5PM

November 6th 15U-18U 1PM-3PM

November 13th 15U-18U 1PM-3PM (if needed)

A few things to make tryouts go smoothly for your athlete:

-Come Prepared!

-Bring a water bottle with a lid that seals

-Wear knee pads

-Volleyball shoes should be worn but gym shoes will do

-Parents can stay but we ask that you encourage your daughters to focus on the coaches.

-THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT: Please do not drop your player off at the curb and allow them to walk in by themselves. We are not the only people in the building and your daughter’s safety is of the utmost importance to us. Please bring them to the mezzanine and watch them walk to the court.

-Be on time! On time is late, early is on time! Players should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of tryouts and a half hour early if you are not able to pay or register before attending.

Register for tryouts: Registration

Players will be assessed on their Attitude, Athleticism and Ability! We look for players who bring Talent, Teamwork and Technique to tryouts with them! Evaluations are used to place players where they will be most competitive as a player. Each player is given the same opportunity to make a team and we offer players the ability to train without travel if a they are not chosen at the competitive level. We take pride in teaching athletes the importance of commitment and repetition. We build strong-minded athletes and provide model environments for them to grow both on and off the court.

Crush Volleyball Club…More than just Volleyball

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Crush Volleyball Pre-Season Clinics-Update to times

Crush Volleyball Club will be hosting pre-season clinics October 8-9 and October 15-16 for ages 8-14. These clinics are designed to help you understand our tryout process, get to know the coaches and prepare for the upcoming club season.

Players should register by following this link.

Dates and times are as follows:

Ages 8/9/10 : October 8th 3:00PM-4:30PM; October 9th 4:30-6:00; October 15th 9:00-10:30; October 16 2:30-4:00

Age 11U : October 8th 3:00PM-4:30PM; October 9th 4:30-6:00; October 15th 4:30-6:30; October 16th 4:30-6:30

Age 12U : October 8th 1:00-3:00; October 9th 2:00-4:00; October 15th 4:30-6:30; October 16th 4:30-6:30

Ages 13-14 : October 8th 5:00PM-7:00PM; October 9th 12:00-2:00; October 15th 2:00-4:00; October 16th 12:00-2:00

Cost is $25 each session if you register prior to October 1st and $30 each session if you register after or at the door. You must register for each session you wish to attend. You can pay via Paypal to paypal@crushvolleyball.com or you can mail check with a copy of your registration to Crush Volleyball PO Box 19 Burlington, KY 41005. We appreciate everyone taking the time to register online so that the door registration flows smoothly. If you have questions or concerns, please contact our Director, Clara England, at director@crushvolleyball.com

Support Crush Volleyball at Panda Express in Florence

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Panda Express has partnered with Crush Volleyball Club to host a fundraising night. Crush hosts fundraising nights throughout the season to help support our scholarship fund for those less fortunate and for our Senior Scholarship fund. Each year we try and help players who would otherwise not be able to play reach their goals by offering full or partial fee scholarships. Where we can’t help every player, we do have lengthy process to determine who gets the scholarships by requiring an application, financials and if they receive a scholarship they must fundraise all season to help recover what we as a club are giving to them. In addition, each year we give out scholarships to our Seniors. They must go through a process of writing an essay, submitting teacher and personal letters of recommendations to us and a 3rd party chooses the winners. We pride ourselves in giving back to those who have been loyal and supportive over the years as these young woman truly are what Crush Volleyball is all about!

Please come out and support this great cause!

Yoga for Landon

Griffin Elite Sports and Wellness will be hosting a charity “Yogo for Landon” on Sunday August 28th. Cost will be $20 per person and 100% of proceeds will be donated to Landon and his family. Check in and registration will be at 10:30am and yoga will begin at 11am.

Landon is the 8 month old grandson of Clara England, the director of Crush VBC. Landon was severely injured by his nanny’s husband on June 30th and had to be air cared to Children’s Hospital of Colorado. He was admitted to the PICU with a crushed skull and brain bleed. That was one month ago! Landon and his parents have a long hard road ahead of them in the wake of this heinous act. The medical bills are piling up and he will need 24 hour care with special equipment and medication. To read more about Landon and his story, or to donate directly, visit Support the cause 13925441_1055543591211313_3207321178084341676_o

Crush It for Landon

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Landon is the grandson of the Director of Crush volleyball club. Landon was severely injured by his nanny’s husband on June 30th and had to be air cared to Children’s Hospital of Colorado. He was admitted to the PICU with a crushed skull and brain bleed. That was one month ago! Landon and his parents have a long hard road ahead of them in the wake of this heinous act. The medical bills are piling up and he will need 24 hour care with special equipment and medication.

Crush Volleyball Club and Griffin Elite Sports and Wellness will be hosting Crush It For Landon, on Sunday, August 28th. The tournament will be held at Griffin Elite and all proceeds will go to Landon Amend and his family. Landon is the 8 month old grandson of Clara England, the director of Crush VBC. He suffered severe head trauma on the 30th of June while at the nanny’s and has been staying at Children’s Hospital of Colorado in Aurora, CO. To read more about Landon and his story, or to donate directly, visit Support the cause

TOURNAMENT DETAILS:

Each team will have 3 men and 3 women with the option of an extra libero. Tournament play will begin at 9 am with check in at 8:30. The tournament will included pool play and bracket play. $20 per player to participate. Payment can be sent via paypal, mailed in, or turned in during check in the morning of the event. More details to follow.

Register here

Email Brenda Smith at treasurer@crushvolleyball.com with questions.

All Skills Open Gyms-$5 a Player-Bring a Friend

Crush_ClinicFlyer Crush is hosting $5 clinics on Sunday evenings at Lloyd High School. Players can work on perfecting their skills as well as get some scrimmage-style reps before high school season is in full swing! Clinics will be held in Lloyd High School’s main gym from 6:00-7:30pm for ages 11-14, and 7:30-9:00pm for ages 15 and up. Come out on 7/17, 7/24, 7/31, 8/7 and 8/14 to meet the coaches, learn more about the club, and get some touches in with your teammates! Attached is a flyer with more information. Please feel free to distribute this to others in your school district! These clinics are a great opportunity for new players to come out and get a better understanding of what Crush is all about. See you there, and don’t forget to bring a friend!
#CrushEm!

Summer Performance Training Opportunity

Griffin Elite Sports and Wellness is continuing to offer great opportunities for Athletic Performance Training. During this summer, stay in game shape by continuing your Performance Training with the Griffin Athletic trainers.

Crush Volleyball is proud to train with Griffin Elite certified trainers as 94% of our players showed impressive improvement in all areas measured this past season. Some players vertical increased by as much as 5 inches showing that the effort you put in will reflect in the results you receive.

Griffin is offering $10.00 per session or buy a pack of 10 for $90.00 for the summer. This is a great offer for all current and future Crush athletes and their families. Please contact Griffin Elite directly at blake@griffinelite.com or 859-331-0979 for schedules and details. Griffin Elite Sports and Wellness

Little Crushers Summer Clinic

Little Crushers clinic will begin June 20 – August 22! There will be no session on July 4th! To register please follow the link provided. The cost is $110 for the session! Additional information will be posted this week with all camp details. All clinics are hosted at Griffin Elite Sports and Wellness by our USAV certified coaches. Griffin Elite is located at 700 Dolwick Dr Erlanger, KY 41018. For immediate questions, please contact the director, Clara England, at crushvbc1@gmail.com http://crushvolleyball.com/info/little-crushers/register-for-little-crushers/

Summer Performance Training Opportunity

Crush Volleyball is partnering with Griffin Elite Sports and Wellness to bring you Summer Performance training! The cost will be $50 a month for once a week and $100 a month for twice a week. They will be offered Tuesday and Thursday at 6PM starting June 7th. Each day will have a different workout offered so you will not be repeating the same workout if you attend both classes. To register, please e-mail director@crushvolleyball.com . In that e-mail please confirm once a week or twice a week. If only once a week, please send your preference of days. Please let us know if you have questions.

Summer Clinic Dates

Crush Volleyball Club will be hosting the following clinics this summer:

  • May 31st – June 3rd ages 10-12
  • July 7th – July 10th ages 15-18
  • July 18th – July 21st ages 13-14

All clinics will be held at Griffin Elite Sports and Wellness 700 Dolwick Dr Erlanger, KY 41018

Registration will open on our website April 25th. If you have questions, please contact Clara England at director@crushvolleyball.com