Arizona Saguaros Volleyball Club: About Us

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Our Players at USAV High Performance in SOCAL 2012

About Us     

The Arizona Saguaros Volleyball Club is a competitive indoor and beach volleyball club offering professional year-round training for youth and adult players. Sanctioned and Incorporated as Litchfield Park Juniors in 2004, in 2008 we changed our name to the Arizona Saguaros and now serve the entire valley.
Indoor Home facility is the Atkinson Middle School 4315 N Maryvale Parkway Phx AZ 85031.  All indoor practices, camps, and tournaments are held at this four court facility.  Your club team will not have their practices moved week to week.

Proud members of:
  • USA Volleyball (Indoor & Beach)
  • Junior Volleyball Association JVA
  • Amateur Athletic Union AAU (Indoor & Beach)
  • Beach Volleyball Clubs of America BVCA
  • National Volleyball League NVL (Beach) Amateur and Professional leagues

Our teams compete locally, regionally and nationally. For over 10 years the Saguaros has been dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the sport of volleyball for the volleyball athlete.  With Ten State Championship appearances, Three National Titles and over Forty-two Graduates that have participated at the college level.  

Our indoor season begins in November and ends in May, our beach season begins in April and ends in July.  Both seasons now cater to youth and adult participants.  All members are registered to participate in both the indoor and beach programs.
Practice and Training Schedule November through June:
12u-14u teams practice Mondays and Wednesdays 7:00-9:00pm.
16u-18u teams practice Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:00-9:00pm.
Some N1 Teams practice three times a week depending on court availability.
Position Specific Training will take place on Fridays 6:30-8:00pm
Individual Private Coaching will take place on Fridays 6:30-8:00pm Extra Fees Apply
Private Coaching is a year-round service contact us to schedule your sessions       

Our Mission:

  • The purpose of Saguaros is to provide the most advanced standardized volleyball training component and competition for all club members. Our goal is to offer a comprehensive, state-of-the-art volleyball learning system through introduction, evaluation, performance testing, training, and instruction. This system will meet the needs of both the individual athlete and each team, while providing unequaled value for the volleyball athlete's time and money invested. All of our athletes benefit from our technical, physical and mental training which we call our TRIAD of Excellence.

Core Values:

  • We believe that process always determines the outcome. It is not the championship that determines success, but the effort invested in the journey that determines success.
  • We believe in the power of relationships. We believe that through collaboration and a commitment to life-long learning that we can overcome any obstacle.
  • We believe that it takes a community to raise a child. We will do our best to embrace a gym culture that is committed to character development, leadership training, and life-skill application.
  • We value the time and financial commitments of parents! We will communicate clearly and routinely. Billing will be itemized and payments will be deducted on-time. We will have posted office hours and make ourselves available to answer any questions or concerns you might have. We will do our best to meet the needs of our customers.
  • We believe that volleyball has evolved and coaching styles and skill training must also evolve based on current times. Our lead coaches have years of successful coaching experience and are committed to identifying the best way to perform specific skills. We believe that through consistent repetition there are many ways to successfully perform certain skills, but through experience we have identified the fastest and most effective techniques to enhance performance.
  • We believe in a scientific approach to performance enhancement that embraces a holistic approach (mind, body, and spirit). Physical development requires motivation, physical training, nutrition, and skill development. Successful volleyball development involves goal setting, the development of self-confidence, volleyball IQ, and a passion for success.
  • We trust in the power of quality repetition and fundamental skill development. Experienced coach instruction is essential for skill development. Scientific research suggests that it takes 3,000 consistent repetitions to make a habit, but only 1 repetition to potentially make a bad habit. Skill training takes a long-term commitment, experienced coach instruction, and a positive motivational climate.
  • We believe in positive reinforcement and the importance of fostering an environment that develops self-confidence.

 "In the rich tradition of making good kids better"  Spirit, Mind & Body..since 2004   

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Codes of Conduct

The code of conduct for the Arizona Saguaros Volleyball Club: for Parents and Athletes.  By signing as members of the Arizona Saguaros you agree to abide by all the rules and regulations put forth in this document. 

Parent Code of Conduct

The essential elements of character-building and ethics in sports are embodied in the concept of sportsmanship and six core principles: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and good citizenship. The highest potential of sports is achieved when competition reflects these “six pillars of character.”

I therefore agree:

  • I will encourage my child’s participation in sport, support club and the team by encouraging sportsmanship and by showing respect and courtesy for all players, coaches, officials and spectators at every game, practice and other sporting event
  • I will inform the coach of any physical disability or ailment that may affect the safety of my child or the safety of others.
  • I will not organize any team meetings without the permission of my daughters coach or club director for any reason. 
  • I will remind my child that doing one’s best is more important than winning, so that my child will never feel defeated by the outcome of a game or his/her performance.
  • I will promote a sports environment for my child that is free from drugs, tobacco, and alcohol and I will refrain from my use and their use at all sports events.
  • I will support the decisions made by the coach during games and practices.  Any disagreements will be brought to the attention of the coach(s) through the proper channels, as stipulated by the club.
  • I agree that if I fail to abide by the aforementioned rules and guidelines, I will be subject to disciplinary action that could include, but is not limited to the following: Verbal warning by official, head coach, and/or head of league organization 
    • Written warning
    • Parental game suspension with written documentation of incident kept on file by organizations involved
    • Parental season suspension

Finally it should be noted that the Arizona Saguaros Volleyball Club Executive will not tolerate the denigration or abuse of any of our coaches, athletes or officials.  Failure of a parent to abide by the above noted rules and guidelines may result in that parent’s child being no longer welcome with the Saguaros Volleyball Club

Athlete Code of Conduct

We expect Saguaros Athletes to:

  • Respect the position, decisions, and the requests of the coach, including, for example, requests regarding curfews.
  • Respect your teammates and fellow Saguaros members.
  • Always exemplify the very best courtesy, manners and sportsmanship.
  • Adhere to and willingly follow the rules imposed by the coach and the Saguaros Volleyball Club.
  • To always give the very best possible effort in practice and at competitions.  Cell phones and electronic devices are not to be used during games and practices.
  • To be faithful in attending practice and competitions.
  • Cooperate fully with the coach and teammates in striving to achieve the team’s goals.
  • Maintain acceptable behaviour during practices and competitions.
  • Be modest in victory and gracious in defeat. 

Please note:

For a National team players, the Saguaros Volleyball Club does not guarantee 100% equal playing time on any team or at any event, which is in keeping with other clubs in the province. It is the club philosophy that our coaches are the best qualified and equipped to make playing time decisions.
Some of the criteria coaches may use to decide playing time are as follows:

Attendance,    Attitude,    Effort,   Performance,  Skill level,   Athlete potential,  Leadership

For Semi-National team players, the focus is more on skill development of all players, and therefore playing time may be more equal, however the above criteria may apply where the coach and/or team deems necessary.

Failure of the athlete to abide by the above noted rules and guidelines may result in that athlete no longer being welcome with the Saguaros Volleyball Club.