January 25, 2017

The race for the Power League Championship starts in earnest this weekend.  Seeding day is behind us and now the results of the Power League Flights will result in points towards the overall title.  Click Here for all of the rules and regulations in the Power League Manual

Click Here for U14, U15, U16 and U18 Power League Schedules and Play Locations in AES

Click Here for U12 Power League Schedules and Play Locations in AES

Battling for Platinum
The top four teams from the top flight in the U16 and U18 division will be battling to move up into the Platinum...

January 24, 2017

It's a short turnaround for the U15 and U14 divisions of the Puget Sound Region Power League between their Power League seeding day and their first point scoring date of Power League.  Here are the top finishers for seeding day in the U14 and U15 divisions.  Shout out to everyone who gave their all last weekend!  There were some great performances across the Region. 

U15 Flight 1 Qualifiers
Fusion 14 Dan
KJ 15 Baden
253 Elite 14
Cascade U15-1
ITVC 14 Black
Boost 15s
Seattle Jrs. 15
Dakine Volleyball Club 15-1

U14 Flight 1 Qualifiers

Capital Ice 14...

January 19, 2017

Humility is a hallmark of excellence and Sudden Impact 16 Thunder displayed both at the Matt Hartner Memorial Tournament on MLK Weekend in Eugene, OR.  They finished on top of the 128 team field and laid early season claim to being the best U16 team in the Pacific Northwest, but that had little to do with what they went there for. 

“The team has been focusing on its core values, which includes never giving up,” said Head Coach Greg Brown. 

“In our quarterfinal match in Eugene we lost the 1st set to Athena and could have folded, but they battled back to tak...

January 18, 2017

The Schedule and locations for the U15 and U14 Power League Seeding Day Tournaments is now available through AdvancedEventSystems.com.  Use this link to get to the details:  https://www.advancedeventsystems.com/EventResults/(S(ecwmwk453txukbzg0g2linek))/PlayResults.aspx?e=PTAwMDAwMTI0NjM90&d=0


Facility Abbreviations Key
ASC-  Academy Sports Center
CJH-  Curtis Junior High
CHS-  Curtis High School
FPHS-  Franklin Pierce High School
KP-  Kitsap Pavillion
KWHS-  Kentwood High School
LTTF-  Lake Tapps Training Facility
SC-  Sunrise Courts
WHS-  Washington Hi...

January 12, 2017

 Photo Credit Brett Stanley/The Advocate

Gresham High School, Mt. Hood Community College and the University of Oregon were all influenced by Matt Hartner the volleyball coach.  Now an entire Pacific Northwest is being inspired and motivated by his memory.  Matt Hartner made the transition from volleyball coach to volleyball legacy on August 13, 2014 when he passed away in his sleep at age 30. 

Matt Hartner was instrumental in the creation of the MLK Invitational tournament that now bares his name.  He was an active part of Oregon NW Juniors Volleybal...

January 11, 2017

Diane has influenced volleyball in the Puget Sound Region in many ways.  Please feel free to leave stories about how she influenced you in the comments section below.

From the Seattle Times

Diane Fumie Taniguchi

After a long battle with her health, Diane Fumie Taniguchi passed away peacefully on November 28, 2016 with family by her side.

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Diane's family moved to Seattle where she attended Bailey Gatzert Elementary, Washington Junior High, and Garfield High School. A proud 1966 Garfield High graduate, Diane was a constant source of ene...

January 10, 2017

The USA Volleyball Beach High Performance Program will be more exclusive in 2017.  The program, that is the pipeline to international and ultimately Olympic competition, is narrowing its focus to service a smaller group of athletes who have been selected as potential candidates to represent the United States in international competition.  Here are the changes that will have the most impact on the Puget Sound Region Beach HP Program.  

1.  USA Volleyball Regions will no longer be able to send teams directly to the USA Volleyball Beach High Performance...

January 10, 2017

Three U15 teams went undefeated on the U16 Power League Seeding Day and will compete in the top flight of the first round of Power League with an opportunity to grab one of the four Platinum Power League spots.

 Oly Reign 15 Gold, Puget Sound Volleyball Academy 15 Pat and ITVC 15 Black all started outside of the top eight according to the seeding committee and upset older teams to earn their top flight spot.  The biggest mover was Oly Reign 15 Gold who went from number 19 to the number three spot during the course of the day. 

The seeding day event i...

January 9, 2017

The Puget Sound Region Power League Series kicked off on Saturday January 7 with the U18 division battling for the eight spots in the first flight of Power League!  

U18 Power League Flight #1 Teams

Capital Ice 18s
KJ 17 Baden
WVBA 18 Mizuno
SIVA 18
SIVBC 18 Tsunami
253 Elite 18
KJ 18 Baden
PSVBA 17-Steph

Click Here to Get All of The U18 Seeding Day Results on Advanced Event Systems
 

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Make Sure to Tag Your Power League Photos with the Hashtag #PSRvball!

Sunday January 8th, we are having our Junior Club Open House! All day long, with food and beverages provided to all the players, coaches and families attending! The clubs that confirmed back with Joe Baleto will have a 30 minute Beach clinic followed up with an hour of free play on the sand!

As an additional surprise... we will have arguably the 3 most impactful Seattle local female collegiate players on hand to lend their wisdom, stories, and advice to all the club players participating! Courtney Schwan (Pac 12 player of year), Shayne McPherson (Starting Husk...

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