What’s in a name?
We have jumped on the bandwagon of being called an “Academy.” We, however, do it for a different reason than most. Sure, it brings notoriety and it assumes great success, but the question is success in what way? The true definition of the word “academy” is “A school for special instruction.” That is what Eastside Volleyball Academy is. EVA was founded on the principles of community, success and commitment. We are a community-based, non-profit organization.
We believe that success is not measured by winning, but that winning is a byproduct of success. Success on the volleyball court is built upon improvement, communication and the sacrificing of oneself relentlessly for the betterment of the team. We believe that volleyball relies on the concept of “team” more than any other sport out there, and is fueled by the 3 “E’s”: energy, enthusiasm and effort!
We truly believe that actions speak louder than words, so by the actions of our teams, coaches and staff, we will bring to life the club volleyball experience by representing and upholding the standards set by the USAV and the Puget Sound Region.
We also have the desire to share volleyball with the world. This being said, we want to be a place for young ladies who love and have the desire to learn and play the sport, as well as how to be a good team member. We will attempt provide every athlete an opportunity to play the sport in an environment suitable for young ladies, regardless of skill-level or financial ability.
We are committed to the training and development of athletes through practice and competitive participation in the sport of volleyball. We are committed to the complete development of every athlete in multiple aspects of the game. We will use up-to-date coaching standards and techniques consistent with USAV. We also encourage our coaches to grow in their knowledge of the sport by attending clinics and seeking a USAV CAP certification.
We are also committed to growth of each athlete as individuals, and not just volleyball players. It is our goal as a club to that all of our athletes leave our teams not just better volleyball players, but also better people. We promote the building of leadership skills, physical fitness, skill development, self-discipline, self-esteem and understanding the importance of hard work, both as an individual player and as a member of a volleyball team.
Finally, we are committed to our athletes’ futures. Every attempt will be made to give our athletes opportunities to be viewed by colleges and universities. Coaches will write letters of recommendation to college upon the athlete’s request.