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Metro opens a Satellite at Olive Branch

Posted October 5, 2014

Memphis Metro has opened  its new satellite at Olive Branch, MS for 2014-2015 season. The program will use successful training methods developed at Memphis Metro and allow athletes from the area succeed at the Middle and High School level and to earn an athletic volleyball scholarship at college in the future.
Director of the Metro DeSoto site - Bob Lewis- will work closely with Memphis Metro CEO Coach Jitka Okolicany to provide players at Metro DeSoto site the same experience as players training at Memphis Metro facility. All players will be able to use preferential service at our sponsors Ortho Memphis and Rehab etc Physical Therapy. See info here...
Metro DeSoto tryouts
Tryouts and training will take place at the NEXT LEVEL Sports Complex,
10600 Ridge Wood Dr., Olive Branch, MS 38654.
The tryouts consist of skill-based drills, and team competition. Each individual athlete will be thoroughly evaluated. They will be placed (based on their skill level) on an appropriate team to assure most efficient development of their volleyball skills, technique as well game strategies. Age definition chart is here...
Tryout for  13-14’s category

9:00 - 10:00 AM Registration
10:00 - 12:00 PM Tryout
12:00 - 12:30 PM Parents meeting
Tryout for  12’s & Under category

3:00 - 4:00 PM Registration
4:00 - 6:00 PM Tryout
6:00 - 6:30 PM Parents meeting

All players trying out have to be registered members of USAV. The registration is done online (click here to enter USAV web site).  Please choose Memphis Metro as a club of choice from the pull-down menu if you are sure you will play with us. After registering online at USAV site please print:
1. USAV Membership Card (when registering there is a link on left upper side)

2. Player Medical Release Form (here)
than fill in on Metro web site following form

3. Metro DeSoto Tryout Registration Form (click here to fill in Metro Registration Form).
Once done please print out the form.

4. Tryout fee $50 if  pre-registered on line  and payment received prior to the tryout date (mail check or call Liz with CC information 901-340-0171)
Send these 3 forms and payment to the address
Memphis Metro,
POBox 2287,
Cordova, TN 38088.

We strongly recommend you to pre-register for tryouts in order to save time and money since on-site registration fee is $70. As an added bonus, we will draw one lucky winner from pre-registered players to have their tryout fee credited to their training fees for the 2014-2015 season.
Mailing address:
Memphis Metro JVC, 
P.O.Box 2287, 
Cordova, TN 38088.

There are thousand of reasons why to choose Metro DeSoto as your volleyball home, however here are  just a few:
100%  of Metro graduates receive college volleyball scholarship when graduating from Metro- 8 collegiate scholarships were awarded to our players last season.
 Most experienced  coaching staff - All Metro coaches are Cap I  - Cap II certified.
 Nike sponsorship - Memphis Metro is one of only 26 clubs Nationally sponsored by NIKE - all college coaches are looking for - recognize and  recruit our athletes at every tournament.

If you still have any questions or do not have online access please call coach Bob Lewis at 901-232-5553  or coach Jitka at 901-870-0837

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2014 Middle School PLAY DAY

Posted June 22, 2014

Thank you for attending 2014 Play Day at Metro. Results are here...
As well the waiver form required for each player is here...

Please find attached  pictures from 2013 Play Day at Metro.

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Metro 14 playing at Minneapolis!

Posted June 22, 2014


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Katie&Kat Sand Champs!

Posted June 8, 2014

Katie and Kat had a good day at the AAU qualifier, Cocoa Beach, FL. They came in 12th out of 30.  They played against clubs that play year around and showed the true Memphis Metro spirit.  Most teams had 2 and three coaches with them. This tournament has really grown and you can tell that sand volleyball at the amateur level is growing by leaps and bounds. Congratulations on representing Metro well!
Bellow are pics from Nashville tournament.

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Top of the crop play at Metro!

Posted March 27, 2014

History is being made with the Metro 14-1 team qualifying to go to the
National competition by earning a bid at the “Big South” National
Qualifier in Atlanta, Georgia recently. No other Memphis team has ever qualified to go to Nationals by winning a bid in a National Qualifying tournament. The National Competition will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota June 24-27, and the Memphis Metro girls will compete in the 14-year-old USA Division among 24 teams qualified from different USA Volleyball qualifiers.
The National USAV tournament is like the “Super Bowl” of volleyball, and will be an experience the girls will remember for a lifetime. Memphis Metro is proud to represent Memphis and the Delta Region on a national level. Team members live in Memphis, Cordova, Fayette County, and Marion, Arkansas.
“This team’s hard work, desire to win and to be a champion is the reason why they have achieved this accomplishment,” said team coach Jitka Okolicany, President and CEO, Memphis Metro Volleyball Club.

At the same Atlanta The Big South qualifier Memphis Metro 13 Elite team finished 9th in 13 Open Division and Memphis Metro 15 Elite team finished 21st in 15 American Division. No other team from Memphis reached better finish in any division there. Great work girls, coaches and supporting parents.

All results from the Big South qualifier can be browsed here.

For more information about the National Tournament visit here.

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12 Elite crowned at Delta Region Championship

Posted March 27, 2014

Memphis Metro 12 Elite competed for 2 days at Conway, AR to reach championship game and win it all last weekend. Here are some observations from the bleachers:

A: Since you couldn't be there to see it in person, I hope you won't mind my sharing a recount of the semi-finals (it really was our toughest challenge this weekend).  The Aces team was a force to be reckoned with!  They had clobbered the competition the entire weekend.  We knew they were going to be our toughest competition but that we could beat them if we brought "our game".

Our girls lost the first game, 25-23.  In the second game, our girls fell behind and were facing the match point at 24-19.  They rallied back in Memphis Metro style (not to be defeated without fighting to the end) and claimed victory at 26-24, forcing a third game.
For game three, Memphis Metro won the serve.  We took the first point, but lost the second.  Fortunately, we immediately took back the serve at 2-1 and  served the next 13 points, several of which were aces, to secure the win for the team.    Aces took two time outs and made at least one substitution to try to ice our server and knock off her concentration so they could get back into the game. But we kept our focus through it all and won.  What an experience for a 12 year old!  It was truly incredible. 

B: Ok we can't stop talking about the games today. We have been talking about how everyone shined at some point.  These girls really dug deep and deserved this win.  I am so proud of each and everyone of them. I am also proud of their good sportsmanship and how they treat each other. A big thank you to the coaches and to all the team moms and Dads for snacks and all the organization that it takes to help a team be successful.


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