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 National Championships (Junior Olympics) and having countless high school seniors sign college scholarships.
AVA is the home to the 2009 USAV National Champions - 18 Performance Team which captured the Gold in the National Division. This year we are proudly sending 11 Teams to Post Season Tournaments from ages 12-18. Thank you in advance for your support of AVA.
Absolute Volleyball Academy (AVA) of Texas is a club volleyball organization dedicated to teaching and challenging 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 CAT (Conditioning and Agility Training) is a volleyball specific training and instructional program designed to help the serious, achievement oriented student-athlete develop the athletic qualities necessary for high performance in any sport and for volleyball in particular.
Absolute Volleyball Academy 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.
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 strives to lead by example on a daily basis.
Thank you for supporting Absolute Volleyball Academy of Texas
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AVAtors is designed to enhance each young players fundamental skills, team play, and overall volleyball knowledge. We offer programs from 5 years old- 12 years old. Read more & Register for Camps on our AVAtors Page Here
Intermediate Programs and Training (Info Coming Soon)
AVA Quick Facts
AVA is the largest Volleyball Organization within the Lone Star Region
For the 7th season in a row more than 30 (100%) of our AVA Senior athletes earned College Scholarships
In 2011 AVA luanched a successful program that offers Sand Volleyball training and competition at our own facility for Girls, Boys and Adults
Our AVA Holiday Give-A-Way awards cool prizes to lucky raffle winners (WII, TV, Ipod, Dining Certificates) and a New Mustang to one lucky raffle winner!