The EDGE Volleyball Club formed in 2004 with the goal to provide a positive, team oriented environment for every athlete to develop to their full leadership and volleyball potential. We believe in coaching the whole athlete: developing personal confidence levels, individual technical skills, and lifelong leadership abilities.
The 15U-18U programs compete in one National Qualifier (either USAV or JVA). In June, the 15U-18U programs travel to Orlando to compete at AAU Nationals. The EDGE VBC has a solid track record with finishes in the top 10 in the State and National qualifiers. In 2012, the EDGE 18-Black qualified for USAV Nationals held in Columbus, OH. That same season, the EDGE 17-Black and 15-Black both also competed in the AAU National Championships in Orlando, FL. In 2011, the EDGE 18-Black finished 12th out of 104 teams in the 18-Club Division at the AAU National Championships in Orlando, Florida. During the 2010 season, The EDGE 18-Black finished 2nd in the Great Lakes Regional Qualifier and competed in the USAV National Division in Atlanta, Georgia. This 2010 team was also named one of the top 100 club teams on prepvolleyball.com. In 2009, the EDGE 17-Black team finished 3rd in the region, and 5th in the American Division at USAV Nationals in Miami, Florida. Their 5th place finish was the highest of any team from the Great Lakes Region that year.
During the 2008 campaign, the EDGE 16-Black team finished 2nd in the Great Lakes Region and qualified for USAV Nationals in Dallas, TX. In addition to these accomplishments, EDGE volleyball teams routinely participate at the highest level tournaments around the country. In previous seasons, the EDGE Volleyball teams competed at the JVDA Championships in Louisville, KY, Northeast Qualifier in Baltimore, MD, the Mizuno Hoosier Mideast Qualifier in Indianapolis, IN and St. Louis, MO, the Colorado Crossroads in Denver, CO, and the Mizuno Northern Lights Qualifier in Minneapolis, MN. The club plans to continue to participate in the highest quality events and tournaments and even plans on attending some west coast tournaments this season.
In addition to team success, the EDGE has helped nurture players into the local and national spotlight. Current and former players have garnered All-Conference, All-State, and All-American accolades. Furthermore, numerous players from the EDGE are invited into the USAV High Performance Training Program every season. The EDGE has quickly become one of the elite girls programs in the northern suburbs of Chicago. Located in nearby northshore Des Plaines, Illinois, the EDGE VBC includes players from Glenbrook South, Glenbrook North, Hersey, St. Viator, Resurrection Prep, Elk Grove, Prospect, Loyola, New Trier, York, and other local schools. If you or your daughter is interested in obtaining more information regarding the EDGE VBC, please fill out the contact form and check the website often for updates.
In 2014, the EDGE VBC expanded to include a beach program and boys program. The inaugural beach season had 30 participants who competed in several AAU and EVP events. The program boasted several top 3 finishes and the participants improved dramatically throughout the season.
We are eager to kick off another successful season!