Welcome to APEX Volleyball Academy
Our U12 boys team, with three 10-year old's, played in their 1st two tournaments this weekend, one right after the other. Our 1st tourney was the Apex U12 Awareness tournament where we came in seeded 12th out of 12 teams.
The boys played great and went undefeated in our pool to qualify for the Gold bracket. They had a little more competition in bracket play but won their 1st match. In their next match, the semi-finals, they lost the first game 26-24. The second game they were down 2-14 and I was already planning the reffing assignments when the boys stepped up out of nowhere, came back and won 25-17. An amazing swing and come back, reminded me of the Patriots in the Super Bowl this weekend. They won the 3rd set and moved on to the finals. They lost the first game and were down 7-15 in the 2nd when, again, they came out of nowhere and won that to go on to the 3rd game-- which they ended up winning to take the championship! In their first tournament! It was a great day of volleyball, everyone on the team played above their level when needed!
Their 2nd tourney of the weekend was the U14 Sideout Classic where they played more experienced athletes. It was a big tournament and they came into this one seeded 32nd out of 32 teams. It was going to be an uphill battle all day. Their pool was tough-- they almost had a chance to take 3rd but ended up 4th and qualified for the Bronze bracket.
They won their first match and made it to the semi's where they lost a tough match to a solid team. The boys played very well with a heavier ball in this 14's tourney.
I am very proud of these boys and looking forward to working with them for the next few years as they progress in this fairly new volleyball obsession/life. They are a great group of athletes!!
- Coach Rick
Welcome all to the APEX Awareness U12 and U18s 2017 tournament. This year, our 12s will be playing at East Valley Middle School and our 18s will be at Greenacres Middle School. APEX would like to thank our local schools for allowing us access to their facilities!!!
DOORS OPEN AT 7:00 AM
We have 12 teams in each tournament this year. Bracket play will consist of 8 teams in gold bracket with 4 in silver bracket. Awards will be presented to the winners of the Gold division.
I have sent out the tournament info to the club directors with teams playing in the tournament. I am also posting this information below...
APEX is very excited to begin the 2017 USA Volleyball season!
This year we will be running a youth program with the intent to introduce our young people to the great sport of volleyball. We have two great coaches ready to work with and teach fundalmental volleyball to kids ages 9 to 12.
Jason Putz and Jerrilyn Salizar have been coaching for many years and will be holding 8 weeks of practice beginning the 6th of January and continuing through the month of February. Both girls and boys are welcome. In addition to practicing, we will have several scrimmages with other clubs who are also running youth programs in the area. Below are the details for the program:
Where: - Focused Fitness (Dishman Mica near 24th ave in the Spokane Valley)
When: Friday nights from 6:00 to 7:30 beginning Jan 6 through Feb 24th.
Prerequisites: USAV membership - $25.00 (APEX is proud to be associated with USAVolleyball which is the national program which feeds our USA National teams. This membership is require by USAV and provides insurance for your athlete. This membership is a discounted developmental membership)
Cost of program: $200.00 Each child will recieve experienced coaching and a t-shirt for practice and scrimmages. (USAV membership is seperate)
Sign-up Date: Tuesday December 20th, 6:00 pm at Focused Fitness.
See you all there!!!
ORLANDO, Fla. - Apex Synergy U14 pool play results from the 43rd AAU Girls' Junior National Volleyball Championships.
SPOKANE, Wash. - APEX Synergy U14 started their journey to Orlando this afternoon! Watch for updates below...
SPOKANE, Wash. - APEX Synergy has been working very hard preparing to compete in the AAU national championships which will be held on June 18th in Orlando Florida. The team leaves June 17th for Florida.
SPOKANE, Wash. - At the end of April, Team Synergy traveled to Billings, Montana to compete as a U14s team in a U16s tournament. The tournament was an AAU tournament called the “Big Sky Volleyfest”. It was a long drive for the team but the spirits of the girls and parents was electric. Some of the girls flew, some drove in private vehicles and others joined up in a Mercedes motorhome.