KnockOut Volleyball, Inc. is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit created in order to serve as an outreach program to provide access to individuals with limited financial means that would otherwise exclude them from participating in competitive club volleyball outside of the school day, establishing an atmosphere where all players and family members feel a sense of belonging.
Benefits and Opportunities for Our Community
Our plans to use volleyball as a teaching tool will be deliberate and intentional, focusing on providing young ladies with a new opportunity for personal growth. Volleyball teaches players to be good teammates and how to think about the group as a whole, and not just as individuals. Even better, they learn to be happy for other player’s successes because they see how it benefits the team.
Knockout Volleyball’s dedicated, thoughtful, and skilled coaches will have an amazing impact on their players. We often respond better to an objective coach than our own parent. When kids have early, positive experiences with coaches, they continue to seek out and learn from mentors who can help them with school, jobs and other interests.
The task and the work ahead will not be easy for our athletes, staff, and our parents but they will be life changing and community building ventures.
Great communities require investment from all parties and KnockOut Volleyball will expect, and bring, a high degree of commitment from all parties involved. The players will discover many things about themselves, as well as life in general. These discoveries will stay with them throughout their lives giving them a greater chance for success.
Just as our children must practice spelling, math and many other skills, they need to learn that being part of a sports team requires the three P’s … Practice, Patience and Persistence.
Whether it’s showing up to practice when you’d rather be home with a video game, waiting your turn on the sidelines, or doing the same drill over and over again, the three P’s of team sports translate into important life lessons.
Passing the volleyball in the yard, heading down to the local park for some drills … these types of outings with your kids can mean a great deal in our busy parenting culture. While the official reason may be practicing for the team, an even greater benefit is the time you get to spend together.
Sometimes, in between setting and passing, an important truth is revealed or an opportunity presents itself to teach a value.