The eight year old Las Vegas based program created and directed by Coach April Chapple, author of "Improve Your Volleyball.com is a highly focused program aimed at improving individual skills and physical fitness while refining techniques to youth in Clark County in the sport of volleyball while maintaining low costs to the participants with exceptional results.
For more information on volleyball classes, volleyball lessons, locations and private and semi private training please fill out the form in the upper right hand corner and then go to our volleyball classes page.
Has been teaching volleyball skills to high school and middle school athletes both boys and girls for the past 8 years after moving to Las Vegas in 2006.
Volleycats Elite VBC players at USA High Performance
In the last four years more than 20 players have been chosen or invited to play on USA Volleyball High Performance teams, and one, setter Kami Miner, in the USA High Performance Championships
Volleycats Elite VBC players on USA High Performance Teams
All Volleycats Elite VBC club teams have finished in the gold and no lower than silver divisions of the Southern California Volleyball Association (SCVA) Power League in all three years of the club's history
Volleycats Elite Panthers coached by Ken Beckham earned a Silver medal at 2015 SCVA Summer Soiree
Volleycats Elite Tigers coached by C'era Oliveira and assistant coach Phil Merrill earned a Silver medal in the Open division at 2017 AAU West Coast Championships held in Las Vegas
Volleycats Elite Tigers coached by April Chapple and assistant coach Phil Merrill advanced to the semifinals in the Open 15s division of the Far Westerns National Qualifier held in Reno Nevada. Tigers finished in 4th place overall after going 8-0 their first day of competition.
Volleycats Elite VBC Tigers Silver Medalists
Volleycats Elite Cougars coached by Quinton Bradley and assistant coach Andrew Hass and Olivia Costancio finished 9th place in the 17s Open Gold division at the 31st Annual Las Vegas Classic
Five year regular Boot Camp Class member, semi private client and four year Volleycats Elite team captain, player Sydney Berenyi was the 2016 Nevada state Gatorade Player of the Year.
Accepted a scholarship to Division I school
Three year regular Boot Camp class member and semi-private client, elite level setter in the USAVHP pipeline and three year Volleycats Elite player Kami Miner participated in the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships on the top team Girls Select A1 National team at age 14.
Recruited by a majority of the very top teams in Division I
Kami at the completion of her freshman high school year has been named to the 2018 USA Youth National Girls National Training Team - the top 20 players in the United States. Only five freshmen in the nation made the team. Kami is one of only four setters.
Middle blocker, Danyale Berry was the first Volleycat to receive a volleyball scholarship
Danielle Berry first Volleycat player to receive a volleyball scholarship.
2012 - Las Vegas High School - Freshmen Boys team - later as seniors finished as Nevada state championship runners up in 2016
About Coach April Chapple Volleycats Elite VBC, Club Director
2014 - 2018 Volleycats Elite VBC - Club Director
Tigers Elite 14s, Cougars Elite 15s
Volleycats Elite Panthers coached by April Chapple dab after finishing first in their pool on Mandatory Day 3 in the SCVA tournament.
For the second year in a row Volleycats Elite players dominated the Max Preps Volleyball Statistical Categories Top 10 rankings
Three Volleycats helped lead Silverado High School to the finals of the state championship
Tigers Elite 15s, Cougars Elite 17s
Two Volleycats three year club member and five year regular Boot Camp class attendee Braedyn Peters and Taliah Bell one year Volleycats member win the state championship with their Shadow Ridge High School team
Hit Stat Leaders
Aces Stat Leaders
Assists Stat Leaders
Block stat leaders
About Coach April Chapple Author, Writer, Journalist
From 1996 - 2000 coached coaches as the "Five Quick Tips" regular columnist for the American Volleyball Coaches (AVCA) Association bi-monthly "Coaching Volleyball" magazine
photographed some of the top international players in the world while living in Italy
work has been published in many of the top Italian magazines and publications including MAX, Corriere dello Sport, the cover of the Gazzetto dello Sport magazine, the Gazzetta di Vicenza, and all three Italian volleyball magazines.
Hall of Fame, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Four time All American
The first four-year volleyball Hall of Fame Inductee at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Inglewood, California native is a former US National Team member
represented the US in indoor women's professional Italian league for eight years
My Freshman year as a Lady Vol- University of Tennessee Knoxville
Having attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville from 1981-1985 coached by Bob Bertucci I'm a member of the ONLY volleyball team in UT Knoxville history to
win three SEC (Southeastern Conference) championships in four years
to qualify for the NCAA Championship playoffs four years in a row
University of Tennessee Knoxville - SEC champions- Junior Year
Statistical category results still rank in the top ten rankings in the SEC - records that stand for more than 30 years
Southeastern Conference MVP
All SEC Conference team - 3 yrs
SEC Tournament MVP
About Coach April Chapple: Professional Volleyball Player
Eight year professional volleyball player playing in Italy
Finalist Italian League Championships
Finalist Italian Cup Tournament
Finalist European Cup of Cup (Coppa delle Coppe) Tournament
First round draft pick and First Team All Pro - Major League Volleyball - New York Liberties
First round draft pick and First Team All Pro- Team Champion - Budlight Fours (ESPN)
Coach April Chapple - former American professional volleyball player - 1990/91 Team Paris Mode, Verona, Italy
About Coach April Chapple: Beach Volleyball Player
Voted Budlight Four Person Best Left Side Hitter
(WPVA) Womens Pro Beach Volleyball Association member
(AVP) Association of Volleyball Professionals
(FIPAV) Italian 3x3 Beach Champion with partners Simonetta Fillippini and future Italian Olympian Laura Bruschini
(CBVA) California Beach Volleyball Association - earned #1 ranking in the state of California
Manhattan Beach Six Man - won first place title twice, second place title twice
About Coach April Chapple: Former Teammates
Me, Five-time Olympian Danielle Scott and two-time Olympian team captain Kim Oden
Former teammates include three-time Olympian, Olympic MVP and silver medalist and current UC Irvine coach Paula Weishoff, two-time Olympian Elaina Oden, her sister two-time Olympic team captain Kim Oden, three-time Olympian and USA Volleyball team captain Tammy Liley, AVP Beach volleyball pro Dianne Shoemaker DeNecochea, WPVA standout Heather Hafner along with beach legends and Olympians Karolyn Kirby, Liz Masakayan, Mary Jo Peppler, Ruth Lawanson and many European, Asian and South American Olympians and World Champions.
Former teammate indoor Olympian, world beach champion and two-time US Olympic beach volleyball coach Liz Masakayan at Stupak visiting a Boot Camp class.
Two-time Olympic gold medalist and my first ever pepper partner (age 13) Eric Sato on a visit to Stupak
Me and former teammate and opponent in the Italian league USA Volleyball Olympian Ruth Lawanson
Me and friend, former teammate and University of Hawaii NCAA champion, current head coach at San Diego State, Olympian Deitre Collins at Stupak
travelled the world as an elite professional indoor and beach volleyball professional for 30+ years
My mentor and former coach, seven time NCAA champion head coach Russ Rose comes to Stupak to visit.
Coached by some of the top volleyball coaches in the world including
Taras Lyskevich - USA National Team
Russ Rose - 7-time NCAA Champion
Mick Haley - USC
Bob Bertucci - Tennessee
Claudio Piazza- Parma, Italy
Mary Jo Peppler - New York Liberties
Nina Matthies - Beach Doubles
Elaine Roque - Beach Doubles
Mark Barber - Beach Doubles
Part Zartman - Beach Doubles
Joel DeNocochea - Beach Fours
Claudio Cuello - Italy
Claudio Cattani - Reggio Emilia, Italy
Gary Sato - Club
Me and my big bro Gary Sato (club coach) at the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships in Fort Lauderdale, Florida Gary Sato - older bro Eric Sato, two-time Olympic gold medalist as former US Men's Olympic Asst coach, USC Men's Asst coach, former Japan Men's Olympic coach, president of Association of Beach Volleyball Coaches Association, USA Volleyball Boys High Performance
Club Director, Volleycats Elite VBC
USA Indoor Girls HP - Tryouts in Los Angeles April 19 - Evaluator Setting
Future Select National Training Program Apprentice Coach
Club Director, Volleycats Elite VBC
USA Indoor Girls HP - Tryouts in Los Angeles April 11 - Lead Evaluator - Setters
USA Indoor Girls HP - Tryouts in Los Angeles April 17 - Lead Evaluator - Setters
Assistant Coach for the USAV Youth Continental Team Program at the USA High Performance Championships, Ft. Lauderdale, FL from July 14 - 24, 2016.
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Beach and Indoor Olympian Liz Masakayan, UCLA middle blocker legend Merja Connolly and Coach April, former National Team and World University Game teammates
Former pro players and teammates Olympian Elaina Oden and April Chapple
Elaina Oden, Olympic middle blocker, bronze medalist. Former Italian teammate in Fidenza, Italy.
Former pro players and opponents Olympic silver medalist Debbie Green and April Chapple
Debbie Green, America's first Olympic silver medalist, setter for the 1984 Olympic team in Los Angeles, CA. Former opponent on in Major League Volleyball, Debbie was on LA Starlites and I played for New York Liberties.