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2015 USAV National Champions 17 Rox

2015 USAV National Champions 17 Rox

2012 USAV Champions 14 Rox

2012 USAV Champions 14 Rox

2015 USAV National Chapions 17 Attack

2015 USAV National Chapions 17 Attack

2009 USAV Champions 18 Performance

2009 USAV Champions 18 Performance

2014 USAV National Champions 16Attack

2014 USAV National Champions 16Attack

About Us

 

Mission Statement
AVA of Texas is committed to providing a competitive junior volleyball program for athletes, ages Pre-K-18. Staff, administration and support personnel within the AVA of Texas program will always strive to make the sport of volleyball and the act of athletic participation a teaching tool to develop personal growth and life skills.

AVA was co-founded in 2006 by Katy Garza and Jerry Linch. The two had previously directed their own clubs and realized the potential of combining their efforts and creating a volleyball powerhouse. The merging of the two clubs has been a success with multiple teams qualifying for the Junior National Championships and having countless high school seniors sign college scholarships.

We are the home of FIVE National Champions: the 2009 USAV National Champions - 18 Performance team which captured Gold in the National Division in Miami, Florida, the 2012 USAV National Champions - 14 Rox team which captured Gold in the National Division in Columbus, Ohio, and the 2014 USAV National Champions - 16 Attack which captured Gold in the USA Division in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  We had double champions in 2015 when 17 Rox brought home Houston's first Open Championship along with 17 Attack winning in 17 American.

Absolute Volleyball Academy (AVA) of Texas is a club volleyball organization dedicated to teaching and challenging boys and girls from ages 6 to 18.  We focus on improving a player’s volleyball knowledge and abilities through skills training, a competitive practice atmosphere and top-level coaches.   We strive to achieve individual excellence within a team dynamic.   AVA attracts some of the best talent from the greater Houston area and beyond.  Our volleyball academy targets all level of athletes, whether your child is a beginner or advanced.  We are able to train all levels and abilities and tailor our tournament schedule to the needs of the particular team.

Wellness training is provided to each athlete in addition to the specific volleyball skills training.  Core, agility, reaction, plyometric and explosiveness is incorporated into the practices.  We teach our athletes how energy balance, caloric needs, activity, metabolism and food choices impact fitness level and performance on the court.  We provide our athletes with a healthy food choice list for tournaments, and each athlete will have the option of body fat testing twice during the season.  Our wellness training will allow our athletes to develop the qualities necessary for high performance in any sport and for volleyball in particular.

Absolute Volleyball Academy of Texas visibly and actively contributes to the betterment of the community through various civic activities throughout the year.  Opportunities for our student-athletes to pass on their training to others and annual service initiatives are important elements of our program.

Program Philosophy

AVA of Texas believes in the lessons that volleyball teaches each and every one of us. We believe the discipline, effort, structure and team work required to succeed in a team atmosphere teach participants lifelong lessons - lessons that help define and shape the personalities of adolescent athletes for the better.
It is the belief and philosophy of AVA that our primary responsibilities to our athletes are to:

  • Provide safe, disciplined and structured environments in both training and competition for all participants;
  • Establish positive relationships and respect between AVA, athletes and their families, coaches, administration and the community as a whole;
  • Train our athletes at the highest level possible with the primary performance objective of high-level team and personal success.

The AVA of Texas program is dedicated to the growth, development and education of its players and their families with regard to the sport of volleyball. Our vision of “whole-player” development charges us with the task of preparing our players for the physical, emotional and psychological demands that high-level competition places upon athletes.

We believe that if you apply the principles of God first, others second, self third – these principles will equal success in whatever arena in which you are participating. The path to personal and team achievement is difficult and full of surprises. The AVA of Texas staff and administration recognizes this and pledges to proactively assist the players and their families with struggles they will encounter along the way. The goals and objectives of the player must be synthesized with that of the team and the program as a whole. This requires compromise and understanding on behalf of all personal parties involved, an understanding that the AVA of Texas family will work to create on a consistent basis.

AVA of Texas believes that the success an athlete enjoys is related directly to the belief exhibited in the athlete by teammates, coaches and parents alike. We believe that knowledge, guidance, professionalism and sacrifice are the cornerstones of the coach-player relationship, and we commit ourselves to those beliefs in our daily actions. AVA of Texas staff and administration strive to lead by example on a daily basis.

Thank you for supporting AVA!
 

Absolute Volleyball Academy of Texas

451 Spruce Street

Dickinson, Texas 77539

(281) 678-8752

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