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Chuck Musselman
466 Canova Drive
Akron, Ohio

Tuesday, November 5

Welcome to Zero Gravity Juniors, a Junior Olympic Volleyball Program based in Copley, Ohio.  If you have any questions please contact Chuck Musselman at 330-685-2890.

Tuesday, May 13
16 Black and 16 Red Have Great Days in Columbus on Sunday

5th in the OVR!
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It was a very successful day for both of our 16A teams at the OVR Regional Championships.  16 Black started slowly with a tough loss to Eastside Orange (30-28, 17-25, 16-18).  They quickly turned things around with a win over Kaepa Borderline (25-23, 25-9), which set up a battle to make the Gold with #2 ranked AVC Marflak who had won 7 tournaments this year.  Playing their best volleyball of the year when it mattered most Zero Gravity 16 Black defeated AVC Marflak by the scores of 27-25, 16-25, 15-11 to win the net and advance to the Gold Play-offs.  Our ladies played hard, but ended the season 5th in the OVR after a 25-16, 20-25, 9-15 loss to Advancement Academy.  Team members included Grace Boswell, Kaylee DiBiase, Sierra Land, Kate Shupp, Viktoria Farian, Maria Kolinoff, Brooke Mazzocca, Kelly Scheetz, and McKinley Smith.  Congratulations on a great season ladies!!
Not to be outdone Zero Gravity 16 Red went undefeated on Sunday on their way to earning their Gold Medals in the Aluminum Division.  The day included wins over London Elite (25-16, 25-18), Grandlake (26-24, 25-22), Advance (25-16, 25-20), Team Atlantis (25-22, 25-19), and Elite Sports (25-22, 25-15) in the Finals.  It was a great way to end the season.  Team members included Kaitlyn Close, Katie Demuesy, Liz DiMattio, Sarah Kline, Leah Luhring, Lindsay Thompson, Calissa Amato, and Abbie Swaino.  Congratulations on a great day ladies!!

Undefeated Champs!
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Monday, May 5
Zero Gravity 18 Black Brings Home Gold at the OVR Regional Championships!!

Regional Champs!!
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It took a season full of ups and downs, but our 18's finally played up to their ability at the OVR Regional Championships.  Our ladies started slowly with a close win against The Flatlands (25-23, 23-25, 15-13) and a close loss against Southwest PA (24-26, 25-19, 14-16), which put ZG in a bad spot with only a match against undefeated Southeast Xtreme remaining.  A win would mean 1st on their net, a defeat could maybe mean finishing 4th.  The loss in their second match must have woken the kids up because they started playing well, defeating Southeast Xtreme (25-23, 25-12) to win the net.

The winning ways continued with victories over XCITE (25-22, 25-18) in the quarter-finals, MOJO (25-12, 25-20) in the semi-finals, and Toledo Storm (25-12, 25-13) in the finals.  Team members included Maddi Underwood, Becca Evans, Sara VanDeusen, Lindsey Chafe, Taylor Hillyer, Maria Sansonetti, Leah Luhring, Sierra Land, and Maria Kolinoff.  Congratulations on a great day of volleyball ladies!!

Wednesday, May 14
Tournament Info For the OVR Regional Championships on 5/18 (15 Black)

Greater Columbus Convention Center
400 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

All pools start play at 8:30am with doors opening at 7:00am.  Everyone needs to be at their court dressed and ready to play at 7:45am.  Coaches will need to sign in at the Championship Desk to verify their rosters and pick up their coaches handout.  Please allow extra time to find parking.  No outside food is allowed.  Individual portions are allowed in a player's bag. Keep all coolers in cars. Coolers are prohibited in and outside facilities hosting OVR-sanctioned events. A Concession Stand with a variety of healthy foods is available at the tournament site. Seating is not provided, so please bring a chair.  Good Luck Kids!! 

15A: Nickel/Platinum Division - Pool D, SUNDAY (15 Black) - Court 24
1. Cincinnati Volleyball Academy
2. Team Atlantis
3. Zero Gravity 15 Black
4. Toledo SJVC 

Monday, May 12
UPDATED 2014 Practice Schedules

All practices unless noted otherwise will be at Copley in the Auxiliary Gym.  Please check here before leaving for practice EVERY WEEK for any changes or updates. The Auxiliary gym at Copley will be open 15 minutes prior to each practice, so all preperation (clothes, shoes, socks, stretching, etc) should be done BEFORE your scheduled practice time (outside the court area if another team has the gym before us).

Thursday, May 15th
7:00-8:30 - 15's

Thursday, April 10
Zero Gravity 16 Black Playing for Gold in Philly!!

Yo, Adrian! We Did It!
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It's been a great weekend so far at the Northeast Qualifier for our 16's.  They will be playing for a National Bid tomorrow morning.  Good Luck Ladies!!

Still Afloat
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Wednesday, April 9
Zero Gravity 16 Black Finishes 2nd At Maverick

16 Black @ Maverick
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Zero Gravity 16 Black had a great day at Maverick on Sunday.  Pool play, which included wins over Ignite, AVC, and Eastside, went smoothly with a 6-0 record.  This earned our young ladies the top seed heading into the Gold Playoffs.  In the quarterfinals and semifinals it was more of the same with straight wins over Toledo Dynamic and Westland to advance to the Gold Finals.  Playing in their 4th straight match our ladies fought hard, but fell just short of a Gold Championshiplosing to #2 seed Vertical Elite by the scores of 24-26, 25-9, 10-15.  Team members included Kelly Scheetz, Maria Kolinoff, Kaylee DiBiase, Kate Shupp, Victoria Farian, Brooke Mazzocca, McKinley Smith, Sierra Land, Hayley Macko, and Sidney Ailiff.  Congratulations Ladies and Good Luck in Philly this weekend!!

Sunday, February 23
16 Black Falls 2 Points Shy of Gold Championship at Eastside

Gold Finalists
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Zero Gravity 16 Black played amazingly today, but fell just short of their first Gold Championship of the season...even though they were short a middle, and outside, and a DS.  Our ladies came up huge in the Gold Playoffs with wins over Eastside Red and Vertical Elite 16-1, before falling to Eastside Orange.  Congratulations Ladies!!

Saturday, February 22
14 Red Wins Gold Championship at Edgewood, 15 Black Has Great Day

Gold Champs!!
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It was a very good day on Saturday for our 14's and 15's.  Zero Gravity 14 Red finished first on their net and defeated PCVC Dig It (25-16, 25-19) in the semi-finals and PCVC Comets in the finals (25-19, 25-17).  Congratulations Ladies!!

Zero Gravity 15 Black was short handed with only 7 players, but after a tough first match loss to #2 seed Glass City our ladies stepped up their play and easily beat Spirit and Thunder in 4 straight games.  This set up a Gold Play-off battle with top seed Blackswamp, who had beaten their pool play opponents by an average score of 25-9.  Our ladies played their best volleyball of the year, but fell 23-25, 18-25.  Great job ladies!

Sunday, March 17
2014 Tournament Schedules

Below is the tournament schedules for our 2014 teams.   I will look to maybe add another date for both of Calley's teams, but I may have to wait for a cancelation to find something close for us.


18 Regional - Coach Musselman

1/12    Parma (18U)

1/25    Parma (18R Challenge)

1/26    Parma (18R Challenge)

2/15    Columbus (18R Presidents Cup)

2/16    Columbus (18R Presidents Cup)

3/1      Elite (18R Challenge)

3/2      Elite (18R Challenge)

3/16     Urbana (18N Bid Play In) - CANCELLED

3/28    Huntington, WV (18R Spikefest)

3/29    Huntington, WV (18R Spikefest)

3/30    Huntington, WV (18R Spikefest)

4/19     Massillon (18R)

5/4      Columbus (18R Championships)


17 American - Coach Kennedy

1/12    Parma (18U)

1/25    Parma (17A Challenge)

1/26    Parma (17A Challenge)

2/15    Columbus (17A Presidents Cup)

2/16    Columbus (17A Presidents Cup)

2/23    Maverick (17A) 

3/1      Elite (18R Challenge)

3/2      Elite (18R Challenge)

3/16    Coshocton (18R) 

3/30   Mount Union (17A)

4/19     Massillon (18R)

5/4      Columbus (17A Championships)


16 American - Coach Musselman

2/2     Parma (16A)

2/9     Eastside (16A)

2/15    Columbus (16A Presidents Cup)

2/16    Columbus (16A Presidents Cup)

2/23    Eastside (16A)

3/8      Parma (16A Challenge)

3/9      Parma (16A Challenge)

3/15    Urbana (16N Bid Play In)

4/6      Maverick (16A)

4/12     Philadelphia, PA (16's NorthEast National Qualifier)

4/13     Philadelphia, PA (16's NorthEast National Qualifier)

4/14     Philadelphia, PA (16's NorthEast National Qualifier) 

4/26    Maverick (16A Challenge)

4/27    Maverick (16A Challenge) 

5/11     Columbus (16A Championships)


16 American - Coach Lasure

1/11     Parma (17U)

1/26    Elite (16U)

2/9      Eastside (16A)

3/2      Twinsburgh (16A) - Kenz

3/8      Parma (16A Challenge)

3/9      Parma (16A Challenge)

4/13    Mount Union (16A)

4/19    Massillon (18R)

4/26    Maverick (16A Challenge)

4/27    Maverick (16A Challenge) 

5/11     Columbus (16A Championships)


15 American - Coach Kennedy

1/11      Parma (15U)

1/18     Spire (15U)

2/1      Spire (15A) 

2/8      Pinnacle (15A)

2/22    Maverick (15A)

3/15    Case Western (15A)  

3/22    Cleveland State (15A Challenge) - Calley

3/23    Cleveland State (15A Challenge) - Calley

4/12     Eastside (15A Challenge)

4/13     Eastside (15A Challenge)

4/27    Elite (15A) 

5/18     Columbus (15A Championships)


14 American - Coach Lasure

1/19     Pinnacle (14U)

2/2      Xtreme (14U)  

2/22    Eastside (14A)     

3/1       Parma (14A Challenge)

3/2      Parma (14A Challenge) 

3/15     Elite (14A)

3/23    Maverick (14A) - Chuck

4/5      Twinsburgh (14A Challenge)

4/6      Twinsburgh (14A Challenge)

5/3      Columbus (14A Championships)


14 Regional - Coach Prentiss

1/12     Parma (14U)

1/18     Edgewood (14R)

1/25     Eastside (14R)

2/8       Elite (14R)

2/22    Edgewood (14R)

3/1       Massillon (14R) 

3/15     Pinnacle (14R Challenge)

3/16     Pinnacle (14R Challenge)

4/12     Elite (14R Challenge)

4/13     Elite (14R Challenge)

5/3      Columbus (14R Championships)

Tuesday, February 14
New Shutterfly Picture Site

Tracy Evans (Becca's mom) has set up a Shutterfly picture site for all of us to use and needs everyone to send her their email addresses so she can get everyone registered.  You can either request to be added or she can add you to the site.  Then, you can post pictures, videos and comments on your team's page.  A picture site will be nice for everyone to share what they have with their team and the entire club.  Please email Tracy if you have any questions. (site address) (Tracy's email address)

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