What Sets OJVA Apart from the Pack:
We believe in training as an Academy.
Every age group trains in a “POD”. There is an age group POD Coach/Leader who sets the training and goals for all teams during their training sessions and season. Within this POD/Training time all teams and coaches work to maximize court time, ball touches, coach interactions, and game strategy. This also allows girls to train in specific positions, with coaches who have specific skill sets and experience, and maximum exposure to learn the skills needed to succeed and grow in volleyball. We train to develop all around volleyball players who can grow and develop along with their changing physical skill sets and court sense throughout their playing careers.
**NO team/player is left alone on their own court with one/two coaches for the entire season.
Our Coaching Staff:
OJVA has 11 coaches who are current and former Head or Asst. College Coaches. Our coaches have another 4 National Champions, numerous All-Americans, experience at over 30 USAV Junior National Tournaments and JO Qualifiers and more than 150 years of combined coaching experience. We also develop and grow local and former High School Standouts and College Players to be the next generation of strong volleyball coaches and leaders.
Our Facility/ The Courts in Beaverton:
OJVA is the only Club in the CEVA Region that has a dedicated Volleyball Facility. This allows for year round volleyball training and times to be the number one scheduled priority for our athletes. Camps, Clinics, and Club practice are scheduled based around our athletes and families. We do not compete for court space with other sports and seasons. We have 6 indoor courts, 2 serving machines, ball carts and training balls galore, and additional athlete specific training tools. We strive to make our volleyball athletes a priority.
OJVA Family Endorsements
"Our daughter is in her sixth season of club volleyball. This is her first year at OJVA. The pod training has far exceeded anything she has experienced before. She not only gets direction and hands on Instruction from several very knowledgeable coaches but has an example set for her in each drill by older, more polished girls. She is excited coming and leaving practice every time. The positive construction has helped her correct her bad habits and helped her grow athletically in her game. She is constantly able to stop and ask the "why" and get immediate feedback to help with her growth. OJVA has been a very positive change for her. “ (First Year Parent)
"Having two girls play and with OJVA for six years, but also having experienced other competitive and
well-regarded club in the area, the why “OJVA” factors for us include:
1. ACADEMY STYLE TRAINING
gives the girls unique and varied opportunities that deliver benefits on multiple levels:
- players are intermixed across all teams to move through stations that focus on skill-specific and position training, offered by different coaches that typically have experience in that area. As a result, skills improvement is faster and more obvious
- girls also have the chance to work with different coaches, coaching styles and approaches
- this leverages coaching skill sets and experience across more than just a their own head/assistant coach to further develop/perfect their fundamentals and technique
- get to know girls from other teams better, develop more friendships (vs always being segregated by team.)
2. CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT
The focus is not just on athletics and skills improvement, but there is also emphasis on character development, sportsmanship, and what it means to be a good teammate (for both players and parents!)
3. CONDITIONING AND TRAINING FREQUENCY
Starting at 16s (national teams?,) practices increase to 3x/week, which is what is needed to be in top physical condition and be competitive within and especially outside the region/CEVA.
4. SCRIMMAGES ACROSS TEAMS
With so many teams and such competitive depth, scrimmaging across teams mimics real match scenarios, giving girls opportunity to improve their skills by “playing up” against more experienced or older teams, and also work on game strategy, from which both sides benefit. (OJVA Parent, 6 years)
“Training and playing for OJVA has been an amazing experience for our daughter and our family. Top notch coaches and academy style practices that are well run and extremely productive have paid off immensely for our daughter. We are so pleased to have found a club that is professional, successful, effective and great on all levels. Sports can easily now consume the athlete and family for the entire year, but OJVA has a mindful approach of training and performance balanced with recovery and other aspects of the athletes life. We love OJVA!” (OJVA Parent, 3 years)
"All I can say is "why didn't I move my daughter to OJVA earlier in her volleyball career?!" We made the move at 16's and definitely regret not making it sooner. I cannot say enough wonderful things about the experience that my daughter has had at OJVA. Her confidence and abilities have grown so much in the 3 years she has been at OJVA. She loves practicing in the pod system, where she gets to be coached and trained by so many highly qualified coaches. She has gotten to compete at the highest level, winning regionals and platinum power league. The positive coaching style and emphasis on good sportsmanship for players and parents is the cherry on top! (OJVA Parent, 3 years)
2019 CEVA POWER LEAGUE FINISH
* 12u 48 Teams National team finished 2nd, Regional Team finished #13, Local team finished #38th, 43rd
* 14u 136 Teams National team finished 1st, Regional teams finished #10th,25th,31st.....Local team finished 75th
* 16u 120 Teams National team finished 1st, Regional teams finished #7(15 Gold),15th,45th, Local team finished 43rd
* 18u 48 teams 18 National finished 2nd and 17 Gold finished #13th in 18"s
PROUD TO BE OJVA!