When my two older daughters played club, we lived in a different Region. My wife and I were both able to coach different teams and watch both my daughters play on their own teams. The experience was wonderful and lifelong friendships were made amongst the athletes and parents. In fact, a group of parents from a 16s team we coached in 2005 recently had a reunion! We share many memories and stories with our daughters and the other families that we still laugh about today.
When we looked for a club that offered the same supportive environment for our youngest daughter’s personal growth and volleyball skill development, we realized that type of club environment was lacking near our home. Hence, we jumped back into running a small juniors club to recreate the success we had previously in upstate New York.