Badger Region Volleyball Association

Center Court Junior Club Volleyball Open House

Junior Volleyball
Parent and Player Open House
For Potential Club Volleyball Players
Center Court Sports Complex
Sunday, September 28th, 2014, from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
In the Banquet Hall
For boys and girls 9 – 18 years of age.
Address: 815 Northview Rd., Waukesha, WI 53188
Directions: Take Hwy 94 to CR-J S, Exit 294(going South),
Go South on Pewaukee Rd to Northview Rd, West on Northview Rd.
*Center Court is located across the street from the Waukesha Airport and Expo Center*

Why should I attend?
Center Court’s Parent and Player Open House provides Potential Club Players and
Parents an opportunity to ask questions of representatives from numerous Volleyball Clubs in the greater Milwaukee area. All clubs for both junior girls and boys have been invited to set up a booth. Clubs will be distributing literature about their organization, as well as be available to answer any questions regarding tryouts, policies, and their clubs philosophies.

How much does it cost?
It’s FREE! Center Court and the local clubs have come together to provide
area volleyball athletes the opportunity to learn more about club volleyball.

For More Information about the open house contact Tom Jurczyk at 262-548-3838 or
For more information about Junior Volleyball visit www.badgervolleyball

2014-15 Membership Registration Now Open!

Membership registration for the 2014-15 Badger Region/USA Volleyball season is now open!! Please click on Membership and Registration on the left for membership options, registration links, instructions and frequently asked questions!

WYVL members who signed up in August: the WYVL season takes place at the end of our membership season and the WYVL is a limited summer membership that expires Oct. 31, 2014. This, and any other membership that expires on Oct. 31, 2014, may be used for any activity, including 14 and under tryouts, that takes place in September and October. For more information on which membership to purchase for a specific time period or circumstance, please visit the membership options page.

Sharkey Hired as Badger Region Program Director

The Badger Region Volleyball Association is pleased to announce the hiring of Brian Sharkey as the Region’s Program Director. Sharkey has been involved in all facets of volleyball on multiple levels of the game, including as a club director, coach, administrator and player.

“Brian’s knowledge, expertise and personality make him the perfect fit as the Program Director,” said Jennifer Armson-Dyer, Badger Region Director of Operations. “He has experience and contacts in many areas of the sport which will make him extremely valuable in furthering our mission to be the premier authority for the sport of volleyball in the state of Wisconsin. In addition, his communication and design background will make him a great asset as the Region moves forward.”

Sharkey is the club director for Southport Volleyball club, a boys club based in southeastern Wisconsin that he helped co-found in 2009, as well as the youth volleyball program director for the Kenosha YMCA to help get middle school students interested in the sport. He has served as the main contact and administrator for two Badger Region boys’ youth clinics run through the USA Volleyball Boy’s Grant and has also been active in the Badger Region High Performance program.

“Needless to say, I am quite excited to be able to combine my communication-based background with my passion for volleyball,” said Sharkey. “I look forward to helping grow the sport and working with all of the people that I come in contact with in the region.”

Involved in all levels of the sport, Sharkey is a former assistant coach for the NCAA Division III men’s volleyball program at Carthage College, helping launch the program for its inaugural season in 2004-05. In his four years with the Red Men, Carthage advanced to two Division III Championships and was ranked in the Top 10 in every poll, also boasting five players recognized as All-Americans. Sharkey also served as the assistant commissioner for the Wisconsin Volleyball Conference (WVC) from 2004-2012 and has been inducted into the WVC Hall of Fame.

Sharkey was most recently the former entertainment and design editor for the Kenosha News, a daily newspaper that services southeast Wisconsin. A 2001 graduate of Marquette University with a degree in journalism and psychology, he also served as president, treasurer, captain and web designer of the Golden Eagles’ men’s club volleyball team and was a three-time all-conference honoree while leading the squad to multiple top 10 finishes at the national tournament. Still active as an adult player, Sharkey was named to the 2008 USA Volleyball Open Championship all-tournament team, and his teams have finished among the top five in the last five years.

Sharkey will officially start with Badger Region on Sept. 15.

HIRING: Part-time Program Specialist

The Badger Region Volleyball Association is hiring a part-time Program Specialist! This position is a new position designed to be active in our office and tournament administration. Be a part of our great organization and help further our mission to grow the game across Wisconsin! Please click here to review the job posting, and pass along this information to anyone who would be interested. Deadline for applications is Monday, Sept. 8, with a mid-September start date.

Follow Badger Region at HPCs

Be sure to follow the three Badger Region teams at the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships! Click here to be linked to the main USA Volleyball HPC website, click here for the Badger Region schedules, click here for team rosters and be sure to follow @BadgerRegionVB on Twitter – we’ve turned the keys over to our HPC coaches for the week!

2014 Girls High Performance

Congratulations to the following players selected to the 2014 Badger Region High Performance teams that will travel to the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships in Tulsa, Okla., at the end of the month!

2 – Sarah McGinnis
3 – Brooke Gostomski
4 – Kat Christian
5 – Annika Gereau
6 – Katie Rolfe
7 – Logan Welti
8 – Lexi Alden
9 – Allie Beckers
11 – Allie Barber
12 – Clare Honan
Head Coach – Paul Schlomer – Edgewood College
Asst. Coach – Ryan Schopf – Lakeland College
Asst. Coach – Erica Beck – WI Ice

1 – Lily Welti
2 – Natlie Nimz
4 – Rylie Vaughn
5 – Meg Boland
6 – Hope Wissbroeker
7 – Dru Kuck
8 – Abby Fortune
10 – Miranda Wucherer
11 – Kasey Bell
12 – Madison Rizner
Head Coach – B.J. Bryant, Appleton – Wisconsin Volleyball Academy
Asst. Coach – Meghan Keck, Milwaukee – Marquette University
Asst. Coach – Erica Beck, West Bend – Wisconsin Ice

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