News and Announcements

Tournament News
CONGRATULATIONS to 17 Gold-Kelso for earning a bid at the Chicago Boys Winter Championships to compete in the 17 OPEN Division at the USAV Boys Junior National Championships in July! And this team finished 2nd this weekend at the Florida Fest Boys Bid Tournament!
CONGRATULATIONS to 18 Gold-Webb for finishing 3rd at Florida Fest Boys Bid Tournament and earning a bid to the 18 OPEN Division at the USAV Boys Junior National Championships!
All our Gold teams have made huge strides since our first tournament- keep up the hard work!
We still need a team photo of our 16 Gold-Bell team for the website, please email a picture to thank you!

2019 OVR Boys WinterFest Tournament February 2 & 3rd, Columbus Convention Center
Our 18 Silver-Cags, 17 Silver-Kuebler, 14 Gold-Brinkerhoff, 14 Silver-Fallon will be competing this coming weekend at the Columbus Convention Center. Wishing all our teams the best of luck!
As a reminder, each teams page has a link to the AES tournament schedule. There is also a link to the OVR website on the AES page, that has very important information about the tournament. We encourage each family to read this information as it will have any schedule changes and if there are any weather related concerns- they will be posted on the OVR website.

USA High Performance Tryouts and OVR High Performance Tryouts
USAV has annual tryouts for spots in their training camps all the way up to the USA Junior National Team. See for more about their “HP” programs offered.
Registration is still open for tryouts this Friday, 2/1/19 at the Columbus Convention Center, and at St. Louis on Thursday 2/21/19
OVR High Performance Tryouts will be held on Friday 2/15 and Saturday 2/16/19. See the OVR website, Juniors tab, High Performance Program

15-18 Gold Teams USAV Boys Junior National Championships- Dallas
A reminder to all 15-18 Gold teams that all Gold teams will be attending the 2019 USAV Boys Junior National Championships in Dallas, either in the Open Division, USA Division or Club Division. Practice for “Nationals” will start in June, immediately after the Ohio High School Boys Volleyball Championship. Your teams page has dates of the pre national tournament, Boys Summer Bash in Chicago. With only three weeks to prepare for Dallas, it is important to attend all practices. The practice schedule will be posted to the website as soon as it becomes available. Your teams hotel link for Chicago will be posted before the end of February. Check the website often for the link and book your room. Any questions about travel and hotel please email Melissa at

Please remember to check the website often for the most up to date information!


Other questions? email us at

Practice Schedule Changes
Vanguard Volleyball Club has received significant practice schedule changes from the facility managers. This affects all Vanguard Silver and Gold teams for the rest of the season. The changes are now posted on the Schedule located on the right hand side of the main page of the website. These changes are effective immediately, please review and make note in order to accommodate these new dates and times.

Vanguard has been transitioning away from the old email method of communication and utilizing our new website to increase communication with our players and families. The website is our main form of communication. While we have experienced a few “bumps” along the way, we appreciate your positive feedback and patience as we learn and grow with this new system.
We hope to continue to fine tune and increase features in the future. Being able to access practice schedules, tournament schedules, hotel links and rosters in a one -stop format, is a huge improvement instead of looking through old multiple emails!

2019 BJNC Dallas
Our 15-18 Gold teams and their families need to book your room through the provided link on your sons teams page. Due to the “wave” format and our position in this years housing lottery, our teams are on different start dates and in different hotels. Please book promptly!
These links expire on this coming Saturday January 12!
If you have questions about this process for Dallas or any of the other hotels or travel questions, please email Melissa at

Please remember to check the website often for the most up to date information!


Other questions? email us at

Happy New Year
To all our Vanguard Volleyball Club players, coaches and their families. We hope you have enjoyed a little time off and are ready to hit the courts!
Soon our teams will be traveling far and wide to compete in tournaments. As this season starts, be sure to have your player check with their coach if you have any weather related concerns.

Dallas 2019 BJNC 15-18 Gold Teams
Dallas hotels links are now posted on 15-18 Gold teams individual pages. Booking links expires on 1/12/19! Do not delay- book ASAP!
Please only use the link on your sons page, as they are team specific. Remember to add your sons name on your reservation under Athletes Name, and add your sons Team Name ( ex: 18 Gold Webb) in the provided area in the reservation. This is the way USAV and the housing company check for compliance with their Stay & Play rule.
This tournament is on a wave schedule for the week and each age group has a different start day. Also our teams are in different hotels this year due to our position in this years housing lottery. All the Dallas hotels charge for parking, check your sons teams hotel parking rate. If necessary, see about doubling up with rental cars with another family to lower the cost of rentals and parking. If you want to stay longer than your current date allotted, you will have to call the hotel directly,_ AFTER_ you have booked your room through the link. We are limited by the number of rooms reserved for our club.
If you have questions about booking for this or any other tournament, please email Melissa at immediately. There are very specific hotel booking rules to follow in order for your sons team and our club to be eligible to play in USAV tournaments, see our club handbook for more information.

Call for Team Photos
We are still in need of a 2019 team photo for the website for the following teams: 18 Gold Webb, 18-2 Gold Palmer, 16 Gold Bell, 18 Silver Cags. If you have a good photo and would share, please send to Melissa at

As always, please email us questions at


Tournament Schedules Posted
Each team now has their tournament schedule for the season posted on their individual team page. Please note for the 15-18 Gold teams the dates for their pre-national tournament in Chicago in June. Please remember these dates when planning your graduation parties so as not to conflict with the scheduled tournament.

OVR Holiday Tournament
All the teams had a good start to the tournament season last weekend with showing lots of energy and enthusiasm on and off the court. Keep up the hard work in the gym! The uniforms totally rocked and were the envy of the other clubs! Great job Coach Almond!

Tournament Hotels
Its very important if your son is on a 15-18 Gold team to book your rooms as soon as possible. If you missed the deadlines, please email Melissa at immediately. If you have already booked- thank you! USA Volleyball has strict rules for tournament eligibility and that includes their Stay & Play hotel policy. See the Vanguard handbook for more information.
15-18 Gold Teams hotels have been secured through the USV designated housing company for Dallas, and those links will be posted within the next week. You will only use your posted link on your sons teams page to book for USAV Boys Junior National Championships in Dallas. The teams are on a different schedule and in different hotels.
15-18 Gold teams hotel for the June tournament in Chicago will be posted as soon as it becomes available.
14 Gold, 14 Silver, 17 Silver, 18 Silver teams for the Midwest Point Series Single weekend tournament hotel is at your discretion.

USAV High Performance Tryouts
USA Volleyball has annual tryouts for spots in their training camps all the way up to the USA Junior National Team. See for more about “HP” programs offered.
Registration is open through their website. Tryouts will be held in Chicago 1/18, Florida 1/27, Columbus 2/1, St Louis 2/21

Our OVR region will offer tryouts for their annual training camp and trip to compete at the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships. Check the OVR website for their registration and information.

Remember to check the website often for the most up to date club and team information!

As always, email us with questions at


Vanguard Volleyball 14 Silver, 14 Gold, 17-2 and 18-3 Silver Teams Practice Changes
Practice date and time for next week has changed and this is reflected on the Schedule on the home page of the website.
Practice for the above teams originally scheduled for 12/11/18 is moved to the next day, 12/12/18 from 5-7pm.
Also for the above teams 1/15/18 is now moved 1/18/19 from 7-9pm
The 1/22/19 for the above teams has a time change and is now 7-9pm
The 2/19/19 is moved to the next day, 2/20/19 from 5-7pm

Lindsay’s Law
New this year is Ohio Valley Region requirements for all parents, players and coaches to watch a short 18 minute video and sign the required SCA document. The link to the OVR website
Or go to, go to Juniors, scroll down to Cardiac Arrest Info ( Lindsays Law)

Boys Holiday Tournament December 15 & 16
Tournament seeding and pools will be posted on AES later next week. See link on your sons team page.
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 welcoming gift to children who have to spend Christmas in the hospital. Teams are also encouraged to bring a volleyball themed ornament to hang on the tree.

A FREE boys showcase will take place on Saturday 12/15 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, address,email, phone,graduation year, Club team, primary position.

Hotel Reminder
If you have already booked your rooms, thank you! The Florida deadline is already passed, St Louis is coming rapidly, it expires on 12/13/18. See the link on your sons team page to access and book your room.

Please remember to check the website often for the most up to date club and team news, this is our primary form of communication!

As always, email us at if questions