Starlings is one of the most popular girls volleyball clubs in the nation
which provides opportunities for all girls to play volleyball regardless of
their socioeconomic background.
No girl is turned away, because of her inability to pay" this is a primary
philosophy from which the clubs operate.
Byron Shewman and Kim Oden purposefully created the Starlings girls
volleyball clubs to operate under the guiding concept of providing young
female volleyball players aged 10 through 18 affordable playing
Monthly and annual dues are lower than any other junior girls volleyball
club program in the nation.
There are four major parts to the club's primary philosophy which
supports girls volleyball participation:
-Girls who participate in sports have a higher level of self esteem
-Girls are three-times more likely to graduate from high school if they
participate in sports
-Girls are 80% less likely to get pregnant if they are student-athletes
-As student-athletes, girls are 92% less likely to get involved in drugs
Starlings Girls Volleyball Clubs Produce Players, Artists and Writers
Academics is promoted in all 51 member girls volleyball clubs around the
Additionally, the annual Literary and Art contest has grown in popularity
since its inception and has unveiled some amazing off-the-volleyball
court artistic talent.
This year's theme "What A Starling Can Do To Help Children In Haiti"
should uncloak more of the volleyball club player's ability to produce
heartfelt, soul-searching art and literary work.
More than 150 athletes have been proud recipients of volleyball
scholarships to colleges and universities including Kansas State, Clark-
Atlanta University, Virginia State University, Long Island University,
Coppin State University, Morgan State University, Howard University,
Jackson State, Florida A&M, Grambling State University, and Hampton
Financial donations, work opportunities for volleyball players and
fundraising events and activities allow the Starlings girls volleyball clubs
to expand its program and to help players cover membership dues,
expenses and to fund various club endeavors.
Starling Girls Volleyball Clubs National Championship Tournament
The thirteenth (13th) edition of the National Championships will be held
from June 18 to 20, in San Diego, California at the Balboa Park Activity
Center and Alliant University.
Thursday night's Opening Ceremony will be held at Sweetwater High
School and will start three days of volleyball tournament competition
which is expected to take the unique kind of volleyball fun and friendship
to an even higher level.
In 2009 over 148 volleyball teams with 1500 players competed in the
12s, 14s, 16s and 18s categories and this year's championships is
expected to be even larger.
Volleyball tournaments organized by Northwest Juniors VBC provide
many opportunities for members of girls volleyball clubs to play.
This longtime member of the Puget Sound Region has grown into the
largest junior volleyball club in the Northwest, while setting the bar high
for other junior volleyball clubs in Washington state.
Founded in 1972, Northwest Juniors not only offers sports programs but
offers an extensive number of summertime youth volleyball events.
Playing Volleyball Outside
Different programs offered at Northwest Jrs VBC include summer
volleyball camps where players receive a free Baden volleyball (Baden
and Adidas are the club's sponsors) if they sign up before May 31.
Also offered are a series of programs designed to encourage entrants to
get outside and play volleyball.
Events include a beach volleyball clinic, a four-against-four grass
league, a two-against-two and four-against-four beach volleyball
tournament series and the Washington State Games which will have a
Junior volleyball players will be offered the chance to participate in
six-on-six and doubles tournaments.
Opportunities To Play
Northwest Juniors offer a series of volleyball tournaments including
one-day tourneys like the NW Juniors Adidas Classics, and the Baden
Additional multi-day inter-regional events scheduled once a month and
organized by the Northwest Jrs volleyball club include the two-day
Martin Luther King in January, the three-day Adidas NW Juniors
President's Day in February, the two-day Spring Classic in March and
the Northwest Juniors Memorial Day Weekend Tournament in May.
These volleyball tournaments offer many opportunities for area girls
volleyball clubs to learn how to play volleyball, get educated about the
basic skills and rules of the game, and gain invaluable experience by
touching a lot of balls in tournament situations.
In addition to the events above, NW Juniors hosts more events including
a series of beach volleyball tournaments for both junior and college
Volleyball Teams At Northwest Juniors
For 2010, Northwest Jrs has 18 teams which serve the Eastside,
Edmonds and Kent Areas and are comprised of elite teams: one 17s, one
16s, two 15s and one 14s and for local and regional - one 17s volleyball
team, two 16s volleyball teams, three 15s, three 14s, two 13s, two 12s
youth volleyball teams.
Director Tony Miranda Volleyball Coaching History
Director Tony Miranda's bio reads like a "you name it and I've done it"
list of junior volleyball coaching experience.
A former head volleyball coach at Bellevue Community College from 2001
- 2004, he was the 2002 NWAACC Coach of the Year, and in 2001 and
in 2002 he was selected as the NWAACC Northern Division Coach of the
Year where he established a 124-76 overall record at Bellevue CC.
From 1999 and 2000 he spent two years as assistant volleyball coach
for Seattle Pacific University.
For six years he was the head varsity high school volleyball coach from
1993 to 1998.
The 17-year club volleyball coach has CAP 1 and IMPACT certification,
is a Gold Medal Squared systems coach, and has over 10 years of
volleyball camp experience as a guest coach at University of
Washington and University of Oregon Volleyball Camps.
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