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Volleyball Program

Summer 2019

Registration is open for GYAC Summer Volleyball.  Sessions will be held outdoors on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Renninger Park in Glenside from June 25 to July 30 (skipping July 4).  GYAC will once again partner with TNT Volleyball ( to run the sessions.  Other clubs, colleges, and high schools will be invited to guest coach as well.

The camp fee is $70 which includes a camp T-Shirt to be delivered mid-July.

To register:
Create an account (if you don't have one) by clicking on Register (top right of page).  Add your child/children as participants.
Log in to your account.  Next to your child, you will see "programs available".

If you are interested in helping out, there are 2 opportunities:
On the field assistant coach - no volleyball experience needed.  Toss balls, shag balls, organize players, etc
Net set-up and break-down - we set up anywhere from 4-8 nets per night depending on the number of players.  Nets are easy to set up, but take 10-15 minutes per net.

Winter Volleyball Clinics

Winter 2017-2018 - Sessions will be held on Tuesday night at Glenside Elementary (400 Harrison Ave, 19038).  6:30-7:45pm (grades 1-4) and 7:45-9:00pm (grades 5-8) .  The season will run from Jan 2-Feb 28.  The cost is $80 per player, and includes a T-Shirt.  Sessions will focus on fundamentals and include fun games.  

GYAC Winter Volleyball program started in 2013. Players are taught the fundamentals of the game of volleyball. Coaches will consist of adults trained to coach volleyball, as well as older children who play volleyball for their high school, club, and middle school teams. There will be no teams formed, but informal games may be played. Space is limited to gym size, and registration may be capped.

Summer Volleyball –
2017 - GYAC will be holding Summer Volleyball on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6:30-8pm starting on June 27 and going until July 27. Registration is $55 per player and includes a T-Shirt. The camp will be held at either Renninger Park in Glenside or Cheltenham High School. 

Sessions are for boys and girls ages 6-14 and will be broken out by age group and ability. Sessions will feature guest coaches from local colleges, clubs, and high schools. Beginners and experienced players are encouraged to attend. 

Tournament Teams
– GYAC is partnering with TNT Volleyball (www.tntvolleyballphilly) to offer club volleyball to experienced players.  Team tryouts are held in late October, and the season runs from December through April.  

GYAC U16 team after winning Gold Medals at Lanchester Blast tournament on May 14, 2016.

(pictured above - 2015 GYAC U13 tournament team - winners of a gold a silver medal in AAU tournaments - Coached by Carly Ehrgott, Áine Dougherty, Anna Bantner))

Summer Volleyball – The GYAC 2016 Summer Volleyball program will be conducted each Tuesday and Thursday in July beginning on June 28.  Each session will run from 6:30-8pm.  Each camper will receive a T-Shirt.  Sessions will be broken out by age and ability.  The practices will be held at outdoors Renninger Field, next to the Glenside Pool.  Sneakers or turf shoes are recommended.  Knee pads are not needed, but optional.
The program is open to boys and girls ages 6-15.  Older players are encouraged to help out as coaches.

The following clubs/coaches have volunteered to run a night:
Brandon Johnson (GPS Crush/Pinnacle Volleyball Academy)
Doug Blystone (Penn State Abington/Highline VBC)
Jim Harrigan (Bishop McDevitt)
Ryan Genova (Cheltenham High/Arcadia University)
Kimberly Kolesnick (Chestnut Hill College/EC Power)
Susan Kim (Holy Family/Infinity)

Volleyball Program Philosophy

The Glenside Youth Athletic Club (GYAC) Volleyball Program’s primary objective is to introduce the sport of volleyball to the boys, girls and parents of the community. GYAC will offer indoor clinics in the winter, and outdoor clinics in the summer, as well as the potential for tournament teams in the winter. Clinics will be focused on teaching the fundamentals and rules of the game. There is currently no volleyball league in the area for game play, and children are not assigned to teams. The program is structured after the principles of USA Volleyball, which believes that children best learn the game of volleyball by playing volleyball games and drills.
  • GYAC Volleyball is a recreational youth sports program to be enjoyed by all players in the program.
  • Each child who wishes to play ball should be entitled to do so regardless of skill, gender, or financial circumstances.
  • Through involvement in GYAC, the player will have the opportunity to develop the fundamental skills of the game of Volleyball, learn sportsmanship, socialize with their peers, develop leadership qualities and actively participate as a valuable team member.
  • Praise and recognition are the most effective tools in inspiring an attitude of self-confidence which is key to development of the character of the individual.
  • Good sportsmanship and courtesy are necessary for a harmonious and safe environment.

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