News and Announcements

Practice Opportunities for our u14’s

Welcome to the Vanguard family! We are excited for a great season! There has been many good questions surrounding the upcoming season. As I have chatted with most of you, others might have the same questions. I hope this will assist with any question you might have. If I don’t cover your question, please feel free to ask directly.

We will have two u14 teams. Practices are slated to start the first week of Nov. Most likely they will practice Tuesday and Friday evenings. I’m sure most have heard us talk about the Team Selection. During the first few weeks of practice, we will have the u14 team selection to determine who will be on which team. This will be based on skill and ability. One will be Gold (National) and the other will be Silver (Regional). Both teams are the same fee and play the same tournament and practice schedule. Each team will have 10 players per team, plus/minus 1, based on numbers this year. The Gold and Silver distinction, at 14s, is only there to tell the two teams apart. Starting at u15’s, the Gold and Silver have different fees and play dramatically different tournament schedules.

Before the official season starts, we are opening the gym to Vanguard u14 players who wish to start practicing early. On the following dates/time our u15 and u16s will be going through their team selection, however will open the doors to the u14 players as well. The coaches will be assisting with these u14 practices and using it as a way to get the players started. They will have their own court. This is not mandatory, but would be nice if their schedule allows.

Saturday Oct 5, 9a-11a
Monday Oct 7, 5p-7p
Friday Oct 11, 5p-7p
Sat. Oct 12, 9a-11a

Feel free to attend! If your son has a friend who wishes to attend, bring them! Just send me an email linking me to their parents so we can have a medical form on file.

Go Vanguard!

Wes Almond

Team Selection Process

Team Selection Process begins on Saturday October 5, 2019!
We are so excited to get started! We have guys who really want to rock the gym and play volleyball with the best players and coaches in the state and beyond! Get ready and be at your best!

Players who possess a Vanguard Volleyball Club Membership Contract will compete in a four session competitive Team Selection Process in October. This will take place in four, two -hour sessions. Dates and times are posted below. Players will be evaluated on the court through a variety of drills and skills competitions, individually and in groups in addition to a series of scrimmages. Upon completion of the four session assessment, players will be placed onto the appropriate team in their age group/skill level. See the Vanguard Volleyball Team Selection Procedures section in the club Handbook for additional information. All sessions will be held at Mintonette Sports at their Columbus Volleyball Center, 71 Seldom Seen Rd, Powell OH, 43065

Team Selection Process Four Sessions

  1. Sat. 10/ 5
      15 & 16yr olds 9-11am
      Juniors and Seniors 11am -1pm

  2. Mon. 10/ 7
      15 & 16yr olds 5-7pm
      Juniors and Seniors 7-9pm
  3. Fri. 10/11* * THIS IS THE NEW DATE!
      15 & 16yr olds 5-7pm
      Juniors and Seniors 7-9pm
  4. Sat. 10/12
      15 & 16yr olds 9-11am
       Juniors and Seniors 11am -1pm

Notes and News
USAV Emergency Medical Form

USAV annually changes their required Emergency Medical Form. Soon as they post their new one, Vanguard removes the old form. Many of you earlier in the summer filled out the form either for Fall League, Tryouts or for Vanguard Volleyball Club Membership Contract. Because of their change we must now have you fill out the their* 2019-2020* form. Every player must have the correct year form, 2019/2020, received before the first practice. The coaches are required to have these completed and signed by player and parent and on hand at all practices and tournaments. If you are not sure if you filled the most recent version, please fill out another one and send to our club email address. Form is available on our website tab marked Forms/Info

We have heard several families had problems uploading the Emergency Medical form, and other required documents through the contract. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. If you had difficulty and are not sure you successfully completed the uploaded USAV Emergency Medical form, and proof of age you can send copies of the documents to our club email address Put in your email subject line your sons name and “forms for contract”. If you do not want to send by email, you can snail mail them to our administrative address: 78 Pumphrey Terrace, Delaware, OH 43015

Ohio Valley Region Membership
Ohio Valley Region annual membership renewal for the 2019/2020 season is now open. If you have not already joined or renewed for the 2019/2020 season, please do so now. OVR link can be found on our tool bar at the top of this web page under Forms/Info

Parking and Facility Notes to Remember
We are fortunate to be able to practice at a fine facility. Please only park in the designated parking lot and not on the grass. Over flow parking can be done at the church next to the Mintonette parking lot, except for Sundays. Do not park in their grass at the church.
Be sure you and your son pick up and throw away any and all trash, water or sports drink bottles before leaving the facility. Not sure if that trash is yours? Please – pick it up and throw it away anyways. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!

Questions? email us at

Fall League starts on Monday!

Sophomores and younger will play 5-7pm. Juniors and Seniors will play 7-9pm. All Fall League dates will be played at Mintonette Sports Volleyball at Columbus Volleyball Center, 71 Seldom Seen Rd, Powell, OH 43065.

Current Dates of play: September 2, 4, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26 .

Remember we have a schedule change and will be playing this week on Monday 9/2 and WEDNESDAY 9/4. The following weeks will be played on Mondays and_ Thursdays._

Walk up registration will be available, however sign up and pay online is the preferred method.
Questions? Email us at

Lots of News and Announcements!

Greetings Vanguard families and players! In an ongoing effort to increase communication with our families and players below is our most up to date information.

Vanguard Summer Sand continues every Thursday in August from 6-8pm at Elite Volleyball Training Center, 8185 Business Way, Plain City, OH 43064. No sign up needed, just show up and pay $10 per player. All dates are posted in the Schedule on the main page of the website. See the SAND VOLLEYBALL tab for complete information. Email Coach Cags with questions

Fall League Sign up now open!
Fall League starts Monday September 2, 2019. Sophomores and younger will play from 5-7pm and Juniors and Seniors will play from 7-9pm. Eight dates for this wildly popular event are 9/2, 9/5, 9/9, 9/12, 9/16, 9/19, 9/23, 9/26 and are also posted on the main page Schedule. Cost is $100. All dates being played at Mintonette Sports Volleyball at Columbus Volleyball Center, 71 Seldom Seen Rd, Powell, OH 43065
Online registration is strongly recommended and is now open on the FALL LEAGUE tab or
All participants receive a Vanguard Volleyball Club Fall League t-shirt!

Vanguard Volleyball Club Open Tryout
Saturday September 14, 2019. Sophomores and younger 9-11am. Junior and Seniors 12noon-2pm. See complete details on the TRYOUTS tab on the main page of the website. Cost is $20. Online pre registration is strongly recommended and available through the TRYOUTS tab. Tryouts will be held at Mintonette.
If you have received and accepted a Vanguard Volleyball Club Membership Contract you do NOT attend this tryout.

Team Selection Process
If you have received and accepted a Vanguard Volleyball Club Membership contact you will participate in four team selection sessions . If you are 14 and younger and have received and accepted a Vanguard Volleyball Club Membership Contract you do NOT participate in this Team Selection Process, your process will happen during first few weeks during practice. All dates are at Mintonette.

Saturday 10/5 15 & 16 yr olds 9-11am, Juniors & Seniors 11am-1pm
Monday 10/7 15 & 16yr olds 5-7pm, Juniors & Seniors 7-9pm
Thursday 10/10 15 & 16yr olds 5-7pm, Junior & Seniors 7-9pm
Saturday 10/12 15 & 16yr olds 9-11am, Juniors & Seniors 11am-1pm

These dates are also posted on the Schedule of the main page of the website and more detailed information is available in the Club Handbook and TRYOUTS tab on the website.

Remember to check the website first as it will have the most current news and information.

Questions? email us at

2019 Vanguard Summer Sand Takes on a New Look for 2019!

Time for you to get a little sandy and take your volleyball IQ and ball control to the next level. So if you’re looking for a little fun and sun while improving your game, look no further! This year our format is changing and we will be playing in open sand sessions begining on August 1 and will run every Thursday from 6-8pm. The program dates are: August 8/1, 8/8, 8/15, 8/22, 8/29. There will be club coaches attending to give limited instruction. We are aiming for competitive play for returning players and coaches to help new players.

No official sign up is needed, just show up and pay as you go!

Cost is $10 per session payable each week.
Open sand volleyball will held at Elite Volleyball Training Center located at 8185 Business Way, Plain City, OH 43064.
No partner? No problem! We will partner up players once we get started!
Cant make it one week? No problem-in the open sand format!
Must bring USAV Emergency Medical Form completed and signed, even if you played for Vanguard this season
If any cancellation due to weather, we will send out notification via Vanguard Twitter
Click on the tab FORMS/INFO on the front page of the website choose the USAV Emergency Medical form, fill out and bring with you.

See you in the sand!

Phil Cagnoli

Sand Director

Vanguard Volleyball Club

Questions? email Coach Cags directly at