The Eden Volleyball Club was formed in 1980 to allow for greater development of boys volleyball throughout Western New York. The Club’s primary focus is to provide top-notch training opportunities for athletes interested in improving their volleyball skills, and also to provide the best opportunities and exposure for those athletes wishing to continue competing at the collegiate level.
Official Club practices usually begin in late December and run until the USA Junior National Championships in the first week in July. Practices will last 2-3 hours, and be held on Sundays at Eden Jr. / Sr. High School, as well as other local sites. Additional weekday practices may be held later on in the season at various sites. Teams will be provided with detailed monthly schedules.
Team selection is competitive. Those selected are expected to represent the Club as requested, and participate in all activities and events scheduled by the Club. Players will be placed on a team primarily based upon ability, at times even over consideration of a player's age. Where the Club has two teams for the same age group, the formation of those teams will be based primarily on players’ abilities and skills.
The travel component of the Eden VBC includes one to two tournaments per month. Player dues cover most tournament entry fees. The Club strives to keep costs reasonable to allow maximum participation. While player dues cover tournament entry fees, as well as uniforms and equipment, additional expenses, such as travel, coaching expenses, food and lodging are the responsibility of the player and the player's family. Team members and the parents of team members must be prepared to support the travel, cost and time commitments necessary to participate in all Club activities.
We are proud to have Eden VBC members who have played at Division I schools such as BYU, Penn State, USC, Ohio State, Long Beach, Ball State, IPFW, Rutgers, Hawaii, Cal State Northridge, George Mason and BYU. We have also had many members go on to distinguished playing careers at fine Division II and Division III programs. Over the years, the Eden VBC name has become known and respected nationally and in Canada and Puerto Rico. Our goal is to provide players with the finest training and best experience possible, along with some fun, as we promote volleyball as a lifetime sport.