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.