East Valley Juniors Volleyball Club, Inc. (EVJ), is located in the greater Phoenix, AZ area. We offer two locations, one in Tempe out of Court One and the other in Gilbert out of Inspire Courts. EVJ is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization and a member of the AZ Region of USA Volleyball. We are a grass roots, community based organization that is dedicated to providing the best overall experience for every athlete, whether a scholarship athlete or a hopeful for her school team. EVJ is proof that ELITE and GRASS ROOTS are not only possible but a winning combination!
We have been "Training Arizona's Future Since 1990." We train athletes ages 6-18 in the sport of volleyball, both indoor and outdoor. We provide specific training programs as well as a positive club experience. Our coaching philosophy promotes a culture where constructive feedback supports athletic discipline and confidence. Our athletes learn the values of teamwork, dedication, honesty, accountability and leadership. EVJ has been setting the standard for club volleyball in Arizona for more than 34 years through its integrity, professionalism, values, and the high standards it places on its coaching staff and player development.
Last year, combined in our two locations, we were home to over 500 athletes from more than 140 different schools. Athletes from Ahwatukee-Foothills, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Phoenix, Queen Creek, Scottsdale, Tempe, and more come to EVJ for the excellence of its coaching, facilities, and overall playing experience.
EVJ Volleyball is dedicated to fostering a culture that provides our athletes the technical, tactical, mental and physical training necessary to help them reach their highest potential on the court, as both individuals and team players.
In order to execute our mission, we are committed to the following goals and expectations:
Our elite coaching staff are dedicated, caring, passionate, wonderful people, many with over 20+ years of experience. The majority of our coaches have experience as former club and/or college players as well as coaching experience at the high school and collegiate level. We know that our club is only as good as our coaching staff.
Our administrative staff strives to make your experience at EVJ as rewarding as possible. We work tirelessly and diligently behind the scenes to provide the best support. We are accessible and transparent and we are strong proponents of following the rules and code of conduct as written by EVJ and our governing body, USA Volleyball. We value integrity.
Through our common strategic training philosophy we progressively build upon the foundation laid the prior year to ensure continued growth and development in our players physically, mentally and strategically. Through internal and external coaching sessions our staff is prepared to challenge each and every athlete by utilizing the same core technical training philosophy at every level throughout EVJ. In addition to core fundamental volleyball training our athletes participate in an on-site strength and conditioning program through a strategic partnership. We also offer year round player development opportunities for ages 1st-12th grades for those looking for extra touches on the ball (non-EVJ and non-club players, including girls and boys are welcome to most player development opportunities).
Our Success & Core Values
For 34 years our top teams have consistently finished in the top 10 in the state and we are well known nationally. As a club and as athletes in any competition, we play to win. We have a winning program but it does not mean that we win all the time or strive to win at all costs. We measure our success by the growth we see our individual athletes and teams achieve. We expect all EVJ athletes to be "ALL-IN" and to "COMPETE" to the best of their ability.
Winning becomes a byproduct of hard work, team work, effort and focus. If we lose after putting forth our best effort, after knowing that we trained and pushed ourselves as hard as we could, then perhaps the better team won that day. If we lose because we slacked off, did not put forth our best effort and had a poor attitude or poor preparation, then we failed not only in our quest for success but we cheated ourselves, our teammates, coaches and club of performing to our highest ability.