To teach players how to implement courage, tenacity, perseverance, and resilience to achieve excellence. To give our players unforgettable experiences that teach them the life skills necessary for success.
A like-minded community of athletes who strive for excellence both on and off the court. A community where players compete at the USAV Open Level.
Respect All, Fear None
ECVC believes that players who strive towards excellence in volleyball, necessarily learn skills that can be applied towards achieving excellence throughout all aspects of their lives. ECVC believes in the importance of education. High achieving players should have equally high expectations for their academic performances. ECVC believes that playing time should be earned, and never given. ECVC believes that families who engage in our mission will be part of a process that molds the future leaders and great achievers of the new generation.
East Coast Volleyball Club (ECVC) had its beginnings back in 2008 when a group of friends decided they wanted to start their own club so they could play together. At the time, Valerie "Miss Val" Kallam was the team mom at Princess Anne High School and part of that group of friends included her daughter Lindsay, two others from PA and Lindsay's best friend who played for Kempsville; how could she refuse when they proposed the idea to her?!?
The early years were a lot of fun as it was just one team, one club, designed to give a group of athletes the opportunity to play on the same travel team in a family style club where their input was heard regarding where they would play. After Lindsay and the original group of players graduated high school, ECVC continued for a couple of years until Miss Val decided it was time to become inactive.
Miss Val was also the team mom for Princess Anne Girls' Volleyball and Coach Dooren asked what would it take to bring ECVC back...
In 2016, Coach Dooren asked again and with the help of many friends/investors, Coach Dooren, Miss Val, and Coaches Russell & Tracey brought East Coast Volleyball Club back to life! ECVC had two teams in '16-'17 season and people were asking what is ECVC - where are you from!
Still holding to the roots of family, ECVC's current dream is to bring the best players together to give our athletes the ability to play competitive volleyball at the NATIONAL level with aspirations to attend the USAV National Championships. We aspire to teach young girls the sport of volleyball and give them the opportunity to not only grow in the sport but to grow into young women who will one day make a positive difference in our world.
We currently have a home for our athletes with a one court facility where all practices are held. It may only be only one court, but it is OURS! ECVC hopes to grow in the very near future as we dedicate our mission to empowering young women to believe in themselves and reach for all they desire.
After just one year, ECVC had grown to 7 teams! Coach Russell asked Miss Val, "Did you ever think when you started ECVC it would one day be like this?" She did not! What started as a one team, one club, for friends to play together, has now grown to a 12 team club! ECVC is always looking to recruit the best of the best, seeking the ultimate goal of a National Championship!