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1 Welcome To Zia Volleyball
Celebrating our 12th year of training Quality Volleyball to Quality Athletes

2 What You Should Know About Zia
We were established in 1997 We are a Non-Profit Organization We practice out of the Peoria, Deer Valley and Glendale Schools We practice a minimum of twice a week Fundraising is available We provide all the equipment We only practice one team per court

3 Zia’s Mission Statement
To raise the level of volleyball in the west valley by providing athletes with qualified coaches and training, high level of competition and up to date training and conditioning opportunities. To meet the needs of all junior volleyball players with youth programs for the beginning player, sand programs for all junior athletes and specialized clinics to further enhance a player’s abilities. To ensure that our Coaches and Coaches around the valley are better educated by requiring CAP and IMPACT certification for all of the Coaching staff and offering Coaching clinics to youth, middle school and city program coaches throughout the west valley. To offer an affordable program that can be worked into family budgets and give every athlete, no matter their socio-economic status, a chance to excel at their level of volleyball.

4 The Goals of Zia Volleyball
To teach the sport of volleyball in a safe and well-supervised environment To promote positive attitudes and friendships To assist players in obtaining college scholarships for volleyball (if this is their goal) when and if they qualify through grades, attitude and ability (HOWEVER, ZIA MAKES NO GUARANTEE THAT PLAYERS WILL RECEIVE A COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP!) To contribute to the total development of our players To educate our players on the levels of fitness and nutrition they will need to get them to their next level of volleyball To promote the sport of volleyball and raise awareness of the opportunities in the sport through playing, coaching, officiating, etc. To have FUN!!!

5 Zia Costs The costs for the upcoming season are posted as is travel information. The First payment is due at tryouts and includes: Zia Membership USAV membership Arizona Region fees Uniform All Arizona Region tournament costs Payments are made after this Start Up Fee each month for four months only

6 The Zia Difference We practice only ONE team per court per practice. While we may scrimmage other teams, there is only one team per court per practice so your athlete gets the optimal training environment. Every team has an Assistant Coach. While unexpected things come up for Coaches during the season, we don’t think it’s right for a team to have to cancel a practice. We have qualified Assistant Coaches that are trained and ready to fill in where necessary. It’s not only a safety issue, but it’s a better teaching environment for your athlete as well.

7 The Zia Difference We do not charge for tryouts. This has become a practice at most clubs to keep you at their club even if you aren’t comfortable with your athlete’s coach, team or club decision. Some tryout fees exceed $200! We’re confident you’ll find our club the quality to want and that your athlete deserves. If you choose to go elsewhere, we’ll wish you well without dipping into your wallet. We will not recruit your athlete. Some clubs will hound and even some cases threaten athletes to join or follow teammates to their club. The stress on the athletes is unwarranted and unnecessary. We are confident that once you come to Zia, you’ll want to come back. So we’ll answer your questions, but we will not recruit your athlete. It doesn’t mean we don’t want them, we just don’t want to make their life miserable in the process of choosing a club.

8 The Zia Difference No surprises! While we are one of the most affordable clubs in all of Arizona, we know club volleyball is still a major financial commitment. We want you to know up front what the fees, costs and tournament charges are from the start. Our website has those costs broken down by team. We don’t want to surprise any one. We are upfront with our program. Some clubs will tell you they are priced lower, but if they don’t give you any information regarding what exactly your start up fees are paying for, or which out of state tournaments those teams are going to and what those costs will be, then you as a consumer, are flying blind. As a consumer, you should demand to know those costs up front. Imagine buying a car without ever driving it??? Coaches! We also want you to know the quality of coaching you will be getting with Zia. While some clubs will tell you your athlete has made their team, they may not have even hired a coach for that team yet. We think you deserve to know who will be training your daughter for the next season UP FRONT to make the best decision possible. And our Coaching staff is, bar none, the best in the State.

9 The Zia Difference We avoid unnecessary travel. As the cost of tournaments, travel and the sport overall continue to rise, we have kept our costs down for the past 8 years. We don’t believe in having our lower age teams travel to tournaments across the country as those exorbitant fees strap families financially, and our upper age teams only go to those National Qualifiers that make sense from both recruitment and financial goals in mind. We provide College recruitment assistance. Many clubs plan on attending out of state tournaments, and that is the extent of their college recruiting help for your athlete. While we do not guarantee any of our athletes will get scholarship offers, (as no reputable club should), we will work with the athlete and their family to put them in a position to work toward their collegiate goals at no extra charge; recruitment letters, tapes, etc.

10 ZVL- Zia Beach Only Club in Arizona to run beach program consistently over last 8 years Program is affordable and runs over the summer

11 Zia’s Coyote Camp Zia Coyote Camp most attended camp in West Valley
Camp has sold out past 4 of the past 5 years ASU Players help Coach

12 Zia Boys One of only two Clubs offering Boy’s Club Volleyball in the West Valley

13 Zia Juniors-Training Teams
Zia Juniors trains 7-12 year old Boys and Girls volleyball in fun atmosphere

14 Zia Successes Our 18-Alliance Team won the 18-Open Arizona Region Championship Our 15-Elite Team won the 16’s Championship Arizona Region Title Our 14-One Hit Wonders finished 9th at SoCal Qualifier Zia standout Sarah Reaves was named H.S. Player of the Year and earned a scholarship to ASU, our first Zia athlete in the PAC-10 conference All 5 of our college recruits earned scholarships and are playing in college Three of our recruits for this season have already signed with colleges Our Jordan Smith won the 14’s Junior Beach Championship 14 Zia Beach Athletes finished in the Top 10 of their respective age groups in the Region’s Junior Beach Program

15 Zia Successes Zia was one of only two clubs in the entire state that had 5 or more teams finish in the top 5 of their age group, despite having 13 less teams than the other Club Our 18-Edge team took 4th place in the Open Division, the highest finishing team from the West Valley Our 13-Serves U Right team took 4th place in the 14’s AA division Our 18-3D team took the Bronze medal in the 18’s Championship Division Our 15-Mob team took 4th in the 16-AAA Division 18-Edge Coach Giovanna Melo accepted the job at Western Nebraska Community College, the defending National NJCAA Champions Zia had 10 athletes go on to play college volleyball, including Lexi Sullivan at NAU and Megan Johnson at Cal State San Bernadino Zia’s Katie Rutherford won the 16’s Junior Beach Championship 14 Zia Beach Athletes finished in the Top 10 of their respective age groups in the Region’s Junior Beach Program

16 Zia Successes Six of the Centennial Coyote’s 5A-II State Championship team were Zia athletes and seven of the Cactus Cobra’s 4A-I State runners up team were Zia athletes as well Zia Coaches Kristin Marin and Casey Olson were featured for their humanitarian work in Volleyball Magazine Zia Boy’s 16’s finished 3rd in the Region and the Boy’s 18’s finished 6th in Region play Our 12 Terminators finished 6th in the Region Our 17’s team finished 9th at the Colorado Crossroads tournament in Denver Zia’s Sierra Sullivan and Chelsea Phillips, Brandon Barrett and Jackson Burge were selected for the USAV High Performance Camps Zia had 6 teams finish in the top 10 of their divisions Mikayla Lopez won the Az. Region’s Jr. Beach 12’s division championship Zia saw 8 of it’s Seniors get placed into college programs with scholarships

17 What is a Zia? The Zia Sun Symbol originated with the Indians of the Zia Pueblo in ancient times. Its design reflects their tribal philosophy, with its wealth of spiritualism teaching the basic harmony of all things in the universe. Four is the sacred number of the Zia and the figure is composed of a circle from which four points radiate. These points, made of four straight lines of varying length, personify the number most often used by the giver of all good gifts. To the Zia Indian, the sacred number is embodied in the earth with its four main directions, in the year with its four seasons, in the day with sunrise, noon, evening and night and even in life with childhood, youth, manhood (or womanhood) and old age. Everything is bound together in a circle of life and love, without beginning, without end. The Zia believe too that in this great brotherhood of all things, man (or woman) has four sacred obligations: he or she must develop a strong body, a clear mind, a pure spirit and a devotion to the welfare of his people. We here at Zia use these ideals in our pursuit of athletic excellence with your sons and daughters as well.

18 Tryouts for 14 and Under for 2009-10 Season
For the 14’s age division, tryouts will be November 2nd from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Desert Sky Middle School (51st Ave. and Grovers) For the 13’s age division, tryouts will be November 2nd from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Desert Sky Middle School For the 12’s age division, tryouts will be November 3rd from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Desert Sky Middle School Training Team athletes can sign up on November 3rd from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Desert Sky Middle School

19 Tryouts for 15-18 Age Divisions for 2009-10 Season
For the 17-18’s age division, tryouts will be November 21st from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Desert Sky Middle School (51st Ave. and Grovers) For the 16’s age division, tryouts will be November 21st from 11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. at Desert Sky Middle School For the 15’s age division, tryouts will be November 21st from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at Desert Sky Middle School Training Team athletes can sign up on November 21st from 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Desert Sky Middle School

20 More Questions? Contact Eric Hodgson at

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