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9/21/2015: Lincoln Park Varsity won the Little Village Invitational VB Tournament for the 3rd straight year with Energy VBC’s Michaela Loizzi as Libero... full story

9/21/2015: Grace Kennedy named Athlete of the Week in the Wilmette Beacon: read article

9/20/2015: Lauren Stadler announced as AVCA Under Armour All-American Finalist!!... full story

9/19/2015: Stasie Litinsky sparks Evanston comeback win over Niles West: full story

9/11/2015: Ridgewood girls volleyball coach heaps praise on Gabby LaRocco! fully story

9/8/2015: Brittany Welch Named AVCA Under Armour Phenom!! full story

7/31/2015: Kate Revord, (Energy 16U - Elite), was a member of the Youth Jr. National team that traveled to Croatia representing the USA! view pic (Revord is #1 in the pic)

1/12/15: Hannah Farley signs at Graceland: full story

9/30/14: Lauren Stadler leads Loyola's defense...full story

6/17/14: 18U Boys earn 2nd Place in the Summer Bash at Palos Courts. Good Luck at Nationals!

If you have volleyball news about Energy athletes, past or present, email your news and links to: news@energyvbc.com

Tryout Results - Sunday 10/4

1ST ROUND : 11AM - 1PM: 12U / 13-U / 14-U (Travel) - VIEW RESULTS

2ND ROUND : 2PM - 4PM: 10-Under / 11-Under / 12-Under / 13-Under / 14-Under (SURGE/Non-Travel) - VIEW RESULTS


12U - 14U (Travel and Non-Travel) Make-Up Tryouts
10/12/15 -- 7pm - 8:30pm

To register for makeup tryouts, email sopocy@energyvbc.com and include the player name and birthdate with year.

2015-16 Girls Club VB Tryouts

Energy is growing to improve all areas of training for the Energy player!

Energy will be expanding our travel program to give more opportunities to athletes who want to play at a more competitve level and want to be part of the strongest program on Chicago's northside. Energy's coaching staff to expand with experienced and proven coaches!

Contact Linda Snyder, linda@energyvbc.com or Mike Sopocy, sopocy@energyvbc.com with any questions.

**You must attend Tryouts to be chosen for an Energy Team. We currently do not anticipate holding any makeup tryouts.**

Registration now open for 2015-16 Club VB tryouts!!

Check the USA Volleyball Age Classification Chart to find what age group you qualify for: 2016 Age Classification Chart

Sunday, October 4th, 2015:

11AM - 1PM: 12-Under / 13-Under / 14-Under (Travel)
2PM - 4PM: 10-Under / 11-Under / 12-Under / 13-Under / 14-Under (SURGE/Non-Travel)

Sunday, October 25th, 2015:

11AM - 1PM: 15-Under / 16-Under (Travel)
2PM - 4PM: 15-Under / 16-Under (SURGE/Non-Travel)

17U and 18U TBD

17-Under / 18-Under (Travel) AND 17-Under / 18-Under (SURGE/Non-Travel) -- TBD

Tryout registration fee: $30**

**As part of our 10th Anniversary Celebration, $25 of the tryout fee will be applied to uniform fee when registered as an Energy Player.
**Note: Tryout fee is non-refundable

Looking forward to seeing everyone on the courts!

Energy Volleyball Clinics 2015/2016

Training and skill development clinic for 6th and 7th graders; no equiptment needed, clinic shirt provided. Download Flyer

Session Dates/Times:

Fall Session: Sept 28 - Dec 18 (12 weeks)
Winter Session: Jan 11 - Mar 31 (12 weeks)

*All fees are non-refundable and must be paid prior to start.


Energy Volleyball Club is made up of 3 divisions, Energy Youth Academy –coed beginners ages 5-11, Surge – girls regional club teams ages 11-18, Travel – girls travel elite club teams ages 11-18. We also offer clinics, privates, short season and summer camps. We work very hard towards giving our players every opportunity for them to be successful on the court and in life.

Surge - 6 month season, this program is designed for the newer player or multi sport player. Practices are 2x per week for 2 hours each. The teams will play in the CrossTown Series approximately 6 full day tournaments Jan –March. We may add to a teams schedule based upon performance. The players are trained with a competitive edge with an ultimate goal of achieving their highest level of play and enjoyment of the game of volleyball. This program is lead by Coach Mike Oswald.

Travel Elite - 9 month season, is for the serious committed player. Practices are 3x per week 2 hours each thru the December and then 2x per week Jan. thru June due to competition season. All practices will include individual skills, team strategies, strength & conditioning and position training. Travel Teams will compete in an average of 2-3 weekends per month, Jan – June. The teams will participate in 1-3 overnight competitions plus an end of season national event. The ultimate goal of this division is to perform at an elite level on the National stage as well as getting college offers for our players. This Program is lead by Coach Natalie Dietz.

* some teams will attend National Event in the Wisconsin Dells, based on performance
* travel fees will be based upon individual teams, all players will travel and stay with parents to bring costs down this season, younger teams will travel less than older teams – fees will be finalized by the parent meeting

The Energy Sports Complex, with club membership (any player on any of our club teams), Energy offers unlimited access to the facility. Players are allowed to come in and practice anytime space is available. Taking advantage of all training equipment and expertise of coaches. Private lessons are also available to Energy players during the season. All practices are held at our facility and locked into a permanent schedule. We take away the worry of not knowing where or when practice will be held. We also make every effort to make sure practices go uninterrupted.

Energy Staff, we have over 35 experienced coaches and administrators on staff during season. Our coaches all come with experience and are supported by a division leader, and 2 club directors, Linda Snyder- Club Director and Mike Sopocy Asst. Club Director. Energy also has a support staff for billing questions – Lisa Zoccoli, Facility needs & Pro Shop – Trisha Lopez, scheduling – Abby Mossing. During season we are all easily accessible with many of us being on site at all times.

Lauren Stadler announced as AVCA Under Armour All-American Finalist!!

Energy Senior Lauren Stadler (Loyola Academy) has been recognized as a AVCA Under Armour All-American Finalist. On November 4th, the AVCA (American Volleyball Coaches Association) will select 72 Under Armour All-Americans. Lauren is the first Energy player to ever achieve this accomplishment. Congradulations to Lauren Stadler and the Stadler Family and good luck November 4th.

Brittany Welch Named AVCA Under Armour Phenom!!

Brittany Welch (Sophomore at Resurrection High School) was named by the American Volleyball Coaches Association as an Under Armour Phenom. Brittany accomplishes this milestone in only her second year of playing volleyball and credits Energy VBC's training to her achieving this accomplishment. Brittany will be traveling to Omaha, Nebraska in December to play in front of some of the countries top volleyball coaches and programs, she also got invited to the NCAA Final Four and National Championship Game.

Congratulations Brittany and the Welch family and have fun representing Energy VBC in Omaha, Nebraska!!


Registration now open for Energy Youth Academy Fall Session!

-Tots (co-ed) 5-8 yr
-Lil' Spikers (co-ed) 2nd-4th Grade
-Juniors (co-ed) 10-12 yrs

2016 Age Classification Chart


nike_swoosh_whiteENERGY is considered a NIKE ELITE volleyball club and it is an honor to be recognized amongst the best in the country. All Energy players & staff will represent Nike head to toe going forward. This partnership will be bringing a more enhanced level of collegiate attention to our program, giving our players many more opportunities for future play.

We do want to thank our players, parents and staff. You all made this happen and should be very proud to be recognized by a leader in the sports industry. We are looking forward to all great things to come, so lets do this !!

Linda Snyder, Club Director