News and Announcements

Vanguard Volleyball 15-18 Gold Team notes for this week
Practice times have changed on Saturdays starting with this Saturday 11/17, we will start at 9am until 12noon. Check it out on the Schedule on the home page of the website also.

Chicago hotel will add additional Q/D rooms this Thursday, 11/15 at 9am EST. Only 120 rooms are offered through online registration, so be quick on the keyboard! Use the same link on your sons team page to access the online booking link. There are K rooms with roll away beds also currently offered.

Florida hotel link expires on 11/21/18. Please book your room as soon as possible. These are all USAV “Stay & Play” tournaments, you must use the link provide through your sons team page in order for your sons team to be compliant. Questions on hotel/travel? email Melissa at

Credit Card multiple payment option coming soon!
After much delay we are excited to be able to offer , as originally planned, credit card multiple payment option for our families. You will be receiving in the next week or so an email with a link to pay by credit card your Vanguard Volleyball Club Membership Contract, or your Vanguard Volleyball Gold Team Contract or both contracts and fees. This feature will still allow you to pay in one payment, or choose four payments, one due at contract signing, and then three additional payments set up by auto withdraw, with the last payment coming on February 1, 2019.

USAV Emergency Medical Forms
Some of the medical forms received via online registration were outdated, from 2017/2018 and must be updated as son as possible. A few were unable to be read, and some have never been turned in. Each Vanguard coach has a list of players who need to resubmit, they will notify your player. The 2018/2019 form can be accessed from the main page of the website. Click on the Fall League tab, scroll down to the link. Print the form, fill out and return to your sons coach.

Please remember to check the website often for the most up to date club and team news!

As always, email us at if questions.

To all drivers, dropping off, picking up or staying and parking at the practice facility: Please do not drive or park on the grass at either the church or Mintonette. There is plenty of parking at both facilities. To park at the church enter their parking lot from Village Park Rd, which is just east of the drive way for Mintonette. Park at the church and walk over to Mintonette. Additional parking at Orthotech dental office, next to the church is also a possibility.

Please book your room through your teams link as soon as possible. Additional Q/D rooms will be released on line at 9am EST on Thursday November 15! The hotel is nearly sold out and theses last remaining rooms will gone within 24 hours.

Please access your OVR membership to renew if you have not yet done so and make sure you selected Vanguard as your club. The OVR will not permit you to play at the Holiday tournament if you have not done this.

The tournament Director, Matt Mihelic, is organizing a toy drive for Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Bring a new, unwrapped toy and place it under the tree. These toys will be a welcome gift to children who have to spend Christmas in the hospital.

Teams are also encouraged to make/create or bring a volleyball themed ornament to hang on the tournament tree.

A FREE boys showcase will take place on Saturday December 15 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center from 6-8pm. College coaches will be present. Players can register by sending an email to:
Include the following:
Player first and last name
Graduation year
Club Team
Primary Position

Remember to check the website and your sons team page often for current news and information

Practice Schedule
All Vanguard Volleyball teams practice schedules are posted for the winter season on the main page of the website. Each individual team page schedule has not been updated yet. We appreciate your patience as continually add information to the website and the individual teams page.
Tournament Schedule
All our Vanguard Volleyball Club teams are playing in the OVR Holiday tournament December 15 & 16, 2018 at the Columbus Convention Center.
All the USAV Qualifier/Bid tournaments are listed on each teams page under Tournament and Hotel Reservation box . The hotel reservation links are posted now too. These tournaments are all USAV Stay & Play. Vanguard Volleyball must use their tournament designated hotel. Please book your rooms as soon as possible. Hotels are team specific and you must use the link for your team. See our club manual, or USAV Stay & Play policy.
14’s and younger, you are staying at the same hotel in St. Louis. You can book through either 14’s team page. and when reservation asks for team name, put 14 Vanguard.
Additional tournaments will be added as soon as they are finalized by the Directors.

Please check the website and your sons team page frequently for the most up to date news!

Its been an exciting finish to our annual Team Selection Process! Each year we evaluate players and coaches and develop a plan to field the most competitive teams possible. The Head Coach for each team will be released in the near future, and posted on each teams page..

Check out each roster under the individual team page, and click on Detailed Team Roster

Practice schedules are already posted on the website. They are view able in list or calendar format.

This is will be our first year with our new website. Much work has gone into it and we will continue to add function to the site and each teams page. We appreciate your patience as we move into our new website and communication system. We will do our best to minimize any "bumps’ along the way!

Information is being added on a daily basis. The 15-18 Gold teams Tournament and Hotel Reservation Information is posted, *please check your teams page and book your rooms as soon as possible. The 18 Silver, 17 Silver, 17-3 Silver teams St Louis hotel is also posted. Please book your room as soon as possible. *

The 14 old and younger players will be posted on the website after their Team Selection Process concludes. That will take place during their first two weeks of practice in November. Both teams are going to the St Louis Qualifier and both teams are staying at the same hotel. The booking link is available on either 14 team page, please book as soon as possible.

Check the website often for all things Vanguard Volleyball!

Its FINALLY time to start the Team Selection Process!
Every player who possesses a Vanguard Volleyball Club Membership Contract needs to come and be ready to compete in all four sessions! This is the time you will be evaluated and placed on the appropriate team for your age and skill level. Bring your best efforts and put it all out there on the floor!

Dates and times for Team Selection Process:

Sun. 10/14 15 & 16’s 9-11am 17 & 18’s 11am -1pm

Mon. 10/15 15 & 16’s 5-7pm. 17 & 18’s 7-9pm

Thur. 10/18 15 & 16’s 5-7pm. 17 & 18’s 7-9pm

Sun. 10/21 15 & 16’s 9-11am 17 & 18’s 11am-1pm

Age Definitions to determine which age group you should attend:
17/18’s is for players born on/before Aug 31, 2002
15/16’s is for players born between Sep 1, 2002 and Aug 31, 2004
14’s and younger will have team selection during the first few weeks of practice. This is for all players enrolled in the 8th grade and younger.

If Vanguard wishes to invite you to the older session, they will send you a personal email.
Each player will receive their new Molten Volleyball at Team Selection. Mark your name on it and bring with you to every practice and tournament!
See the Vanguard Volleyball Club Handbook for more details about the Team Selection Process

Team Selection Process and Practice Location
Mintonette Sports Volleyball at Columbus Volleyball Center
71 Seldom Seen Rd, Powell, OH 43065

Questions? email us at