NEW ELITE JUNIOR VOLLEYBALL CLUB STARTING IN ROCKFORD AREA
Owner Eric Schulze is ready to launch the inaugural season of his new organization, VC United, in September of 2017
ROCKFORD, OCTOBER 27, 2017 — Executive Director and Owner Eric Schulze is proud announce the formation of a new junior volleyball club in the Rockford area starting September 1, 2017. VC United (Volleyball Club United) aims to provide the Rockford area an elite volleyball club that will produce high-level NCAA recruits and consistently compete on a national stage. Schulze certainly has the background as he has been coaching and managing junior club volleyball for 19 seasons. His most recent position was as the General Manager at Club Fusion Volleyball as well as the Director of Coaching at the club’s Marengo location.
After starting his career in 1997 at Sky High Volleyball in Crystal Lake, Schulze has spent the last 17 seasons at the helm of highly regarded Club Fusion Volleyball. With ten top 5 finishes in the 18 Open division, Schulze has coached over 150 Division I athletes, in his career. He has also coached in five international tournaments and toured with teams internationally each of the last eleven seasons. He recently became the Varsity coach at Woodstock North High School and has had additional high school stints at Johnsburg, Prairie Ridge (Crystal Lake), and Huntley. He resides in Wonder Lake, IL with his wife, Katie, and two daughters, Kylie (12) and Devynn (10) who are both aspiring volleyball players.
“The time is long overdue for an elite club in Rockford. I’ve not only seen hundreds of college-bound players come out of Rockford over the last 15 years, but I’ve been fortunate enough to have coached many of them. We look forward to providing the top players in the area the chance to get the training, exposure and support that they deserve right in their backyard. We will assemble a team of coaches that is second to none and give the players and their families something to be excited about.” commented Schulze.
The organization is excited to offer an extensive list of services to the volleyball community in 2017. VC United will focus on the following programs:
- Girl’s Club Programs (Elite & Premier)
- Youth Leagues, Classes & Summer Camps
- Summer Camps (Individual & Team)
- Lessons/Classes (Private, Semi-Private, Group)
- Events & Tournaments (Junior Girls’ Tournaments, Leagues and Recruiting Events)
- International Tours/Camps/Tournaments
- VC United Academy (Satellite programs offering junior club, youth programs, camps and lessons)
- Beach Club Program (Starting Summer 2018)
- Boys Club Program (Starting Fall 2018)
VC United will kick off its inaugural season with Pre-Tryout Clinics for both middle school and high school ages in September. The middle school clinics will be on Sundays for four weeks starting Sunday, September 3rd. The high school clinics will also run on Sundays starting Sunday, September 24th. In addition, the organization will host two free Pre-Tryout Informational Meetings for those wishing to learn more about the organization. The middle school meeting will be held on Sunday, September 24th and the high school meeting will be held on Sunday, October 15th. More information including locations and times can be found online at http://www.vcunited.club.
About VC United
VC United, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization will strive to offer the most comprehensive junior volleyball program in the country. VC United is equally committed to growing volleyball in Illinois and Wisconsin, specifically Rockford and the surrounding communities. VC United is a member of the Junior Volleyball Association [JVA], the American Volleyball Coaches Association [AVCA], and the Amateur Athletic Union [AAU]. For more information visit http://www.vcunited.club.