about the club
The year was 2007. Yvette Jones had a daughter who was a sophomore at Viewmont High School named Fiona Jones. She was a baller. They were unhappy with some of the club situation going on at the time and wanted to start a new club with all of her teammates at Viewmont High School. "But what to call it?" Yvette pondered. How about "Club V!" as her mind shouted back at her. "Yes, Club V is the most perfect name and it will grow and become the most amazing club in the world." Enter Reed Carlson (his role will be played by Brad Pitt). Yvette needed a coach and asked Reed Carlson to coach. It took Reed a year of convincing to coach girls volleyball. He finally gave in and was hooked.
At Club V, we offer several types of teams to accommodate the development of each player. Each player has different needs and our focus is to help them grow from where they are to where they want to be. We have several different levels of competition, each with a different focus. At all levels, regardless of the amount of playing time, each player receives quality instruction from coaches that care about their development and that foster a positive and sportsmanlike environment. We have a training and management structure in place that ensures coaches are developing and progressing each athlete.
MP is our Millennial Project Program. MP teams are nationally-ranked teams that compete on the national level. Tryouts are designed for athletes U14-U18 who are wanting and willing to commit and play at the collegiate level and put in the time, dedication, and energy required to get there. This is the 3rd year of the MP program with every age group at Club V being nationally ranked.
August 5-7 from 5-8pm at the Utah Athletic Center (UAC)
Click here for Tryouts.
I played volleyball at BYU and have been coaching it for over 10 years now. I fly all over the country teaching coaches and running volleyball camps. I have coached at a Club based out of Lehi for the last 4 years and enjoyed being there. I had a lot of friends and contacts telling me I should move to Club V. I didn't see the incentive. It was a longer drive and not as convenient for me. After talking with owners of Club V I was very impressed with what they had to say but had small doubts about their ability to deliver. I have to say that they have more than delivered. I've never been around more passionate and dedicated coaches, parents, and athletes. I have been offered a few collegiate coaching positions and have turned them down because I love being at Club V. It is amazing to be able to help athletes not only become better players but to watch them develop character and become better people. I look forward to a long career with Club V!
I have two daughters that joined Club V's program this year (2016). We live in Lehi and have two elite clubs just a few minutes from our house. We played for each one of those clubs in years past and had a relatively good experience. I came to the conclusion that it wasn't the club that made the difference but the team you played for and the coach you had. I still feel the team and coach are important but I can wholeheartedly admit I was wrong about the club not making a difference. The culture at Club V has ignited both my daughters and I find myself driving there 5 days a week because I can't keep them away. One of my daughters is going on to play at Utah State University next year and she has learned more in just a short time at Club V than her entire volleyball career combined. She has learned what it means to be a student athlete. She sets goals and has a daily process for accomplishing them. She has learned how to self-evaluate and make the changes she needs to be more successful. She has learned how to manage her time to fit in all of her activities. She has learned how to manage her fitness and nutrition. She has been to multiple service activities including feeding homeless teens in Salt Lake City. To say that I'm truly grateful and blown away by my experience is an understatement. My daughters have read multiple books this season and even given up sugar. I'm so proud of them and so happy we decided to make the drive and commitment to Club V.
I love the feeling and the atmosphere that it has. The coaches at Club V are the best, they want you to succeed and want you to perform to your full potential. I love the feeling at Club V, it is a very positive place to be and I have made lifelong friends and relationships with teammates and coaches. I love the coaches they spend so much time and they make you their priority they are positive, good influences and examples.
They are always trying to improve on the things they can work on as coaching staff and as a club as a whole, they try to make the experience for all of the players the best it can be. I wouldn't want to play for any other club other than Club V. They have taught me things I will never forget. I love my Club V Family.
Rachel Cottle – Western Wyoming
Being a part of Club V was honestly one of the best decisions I have ever made. There truly is no club like it. It is a family environment where girls and coaches know everyone by name. Girls are encouraged to practice with teams that aren't their age, both to improve, as well as to get to know people they otherwise wouldn't meet. You could go and spend hours at the CVC just because it's a great environment to be in where people are always working to improve their skills. No other club in Utah will prepare you more for a productive life, whether you go on to play volleyball in college or not. The coaches are passionate about helping girls improve in all aspects of their lives, as well as providing the resources to make it happen. College coaches recruit from Club V because they know they'll have girls who work hard, are coachable, are responsible, and know how to manage their lives on and off the volleyball court. Club V is the reason why I am a Division 1 athlete.
Kayla DeCoursey – Utah State
Looking back over the last 7 years and now that Rachel is gone off to college, I would say that I appreciate the life skills that she learned from Club V the most. I have felt over the last few years, along with the skills, Club V taught Rachel the psychology of volleyball which are the same principles she can use with anything she does in life. She learned dedication, hard work, team work, mind-set, goal setting, deliberate practice, communication to name just a few.
My other daughters played for a few other clubs in the past and while they taught them volleyball skills they did not teach life skills. Volleyball only lasts a few short years but life goes on. We started to play club to help Rachel have the opportunity play in junior high and high school, the skills she learned at Club V helped her to be one of the best players on the school teams she was on.
Club V helped Rachel obtain her goal of playing volleyball in college. The coaches along the way helped each girl individually as well as the team be successful. Club V taught her about the whole package; sports psychology, nutrition, fitness and skills. Club V coaches are always learning and perfecting the skills that they teach, they are not afraid to change to become better. We have seen a lot of changes over the past 7 years, it proves their desire to always improve.
Club V felt more like a family than a volleyball club. A friend of mine once commented that her daughter spent many hours a day at the gym, more than with her at home and she didn’t think the coaches were very good examples and people that she wanted her to emulate. Rachel has also spent many hours at Club V and I have always appreciated the character of the coaches she has had, they are great examples on and off the court, I was never concerned about what kind of influence they were having on my daughter.
Rachel was a better student because of her involvement in Club V. She knew she had to reach certain standards to get a scholarship, she had to be organized with her time, and the coaches always advocated doing her best in everything. As a parent I have always been concerned about what my kids were doing and who they were with, in their spare time. Rachel loved volleyball and most of her spare time was spent at Club V practicing and working out. She made a lot of great friends that had the same aspirations and goals that she had. She had a lot of fun at practice and going to tournaments with her friends/teammates. I miss the association I had with the other parents; I made a lot of great friends as well. We had a lot of fun together watching our daughters play the game they love. We had a lot of great experiences at the out of state tournaments.
I love, love watching Rachel play volleyball. I can remember the first game she played in, she looked like a deer in headlights what a transformation she has had over the years, I watched her play some of the best volleyball this past year in club, it was so fun and exciting to see her confidence and love of the game grow. Rachel played for Club V for 7 years I think that alone says something about our experience with Club V! By the way, Rachel is now serving an LDS Mission after playing collegiate volleyball. She felt it was her time to give back. Another testament to what this program has done for my daughter!
You've heard it before...we certainly had...maybe you've even said it yourselves. And there's a good chance that many of you have based your decision where your daughter plays club volleyball on whichever club is the closest to your house, or the club where your daughter's friends play, or the club that is the least expensive, or maybe even the club that is the most expensive because they are probably better if they charge more. We were just like you in the beginning of our daughter's club experience. But we have learned that if you and your daughter are serious about her volleyball future and want her to be a part of a true volleyball culture to prepare her, then these deciding factors in choosing a club couldn't be more wrong.We discovered Club V Volleyball nearly three years ago, after two years in one of those "pretty much the same" clubs, when we searched for something more challenging and more rewarding for our daughter. From day one Club V owners Matt and Reed Carlson welcomed us as if we were family, as they do with all of their players, and have created a development program for our daughter based on her individual goals. Club V provides training opportunities with very qualified instructors and coaches in and out of club season that push her to be both mentally and physically stronger and more technically sound, all within a positive environment that is second to none. She works very hard year round and still wants every day to be there to improve, even during high school season...we drive an hour round trip to Club V as many as six times a week during much of the year, and we would drive twice as far if needed to keep our daughter in this amazing club. We firmly believe that Club V is helping her to grow and excel in the sport that she loves, and her commitment to her development combined with their commitment to her is creating opportunities for a college volleyball scholarship that she wouldn't have found with other clubs. If volleyball is your daughter's passion, then Club V is definitely where she should be!
Kent and Mary Nickles