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Saturday 9-13 Position practice, all positions 2-5 pm.
Sunday 9-14 Practice
18s 9-11 am
14, 15 and 17s 4-6 pm
16s 12-2 pm

Hersey Summer League Champs!

Jamion Hartley, North Chicago, Ball State, Greece, joins the  Jamaican National Team

Congratulations to Warren on their Second place finish!

Adversity 15 Purple going to Nationals in the Open Division!   More teams in the Open Division than all other clubs in the northern half of the Region combined!!

Summer Volleykids at Adversity!  For information and to Register your son or daughter visit the Sky High Website  at

Walk ups accepted!

Adversity 17 Purple wins the Bronze to earn it’s Bid to the Open Division of the Boys National championships

Adversity 14 Purple team earns their bids to the Open Division of the Boys National championships

16 Purple wins the UA NVC-Lewis Invite

Adversity 16 and 18 Purple teams qualify for the Open Division for 2014 in Houston!

Three Adversity alums play in the PVL matches at the Boys Winter Championships

Carlos Zambrano, 4 years  with Adversity and from New Trier, makes it official this past week!  Carlos will be playing for USC this season!

Mike Fuerst, Senior, from Hersey,  will be playing for Princeton during 2014-15!

12-8 Adversity Wins the 14s and 15s!  Adversity’s three 16s advance to the playoffs.  Purple defeats Black in two

Adversity 15 Purple and 14 Purple win their tournaments!

Adversity wins all divisions again on 10-27!

Adversity teams dominate the day.

Adversity 18 Purple wins it, 17 Purple finishes third and 17 Black finishes fourth.  Adversity 16 purple defeats 16 Black in the finals after defeating 15 Purple in a Semi.  Adversity Black defeats 16 White in an all Adversity bracket for the Championship.  Adversity 14 Purple finishes first while Black finishes third!

Heather Erickson, US Women’s Paralympian in Sitting Volleyball earns MVP honors as the US defeats China for the first time!  Heather was recruited to the US team by then head coach Mike Hulett, when she was in Eighth grade.  Erickson contributed a great deal to the teams Silver medal in Beijing.  (From Volleyball USA Magazine)


How to choose your Club

The first thing is to look past the hype! Many claims are made that are unfounded in the real world. Adversity stands on its competitive record locally, it’s consistency in qualifying teams to the Open division of the National Championships, its success there, and the development of athletes for both their High School and College careers. A factor for many new families is proximity. Remember, close and convenient does not mean best, better or even good. Use the following to help you determine the best choice for you.


The research shows that playing the game is the best way to learn.  There is a spectrum of philosophies from drill 100% to roll out the ball and play. At Adversity, we teach the techniques we believe in, the ones that will allow our athletes to make more plays! Once instructed, we move to game like practice to master the skills.

Team size


Practice Facilities

Number of courts and number of teams on a court during practice are important. Do they practice on the proper surface? Sport Court is the choice of USA Volleyball for all of its national level events. Tile floors are hard on the knees.

The Coaches coaching Background

All coaches are college graduates, registered, IMPACTED and background screened. Can you see the coaching staff’s background? There is a myth that merely being a player makes you a better coach. Adversity is proud of the background of our staff and make it available for inspection.

Opportunities to Play

How many tournaments are on the schedule? Adversity schedules nearly twice as many as our competition, although some don’t run due to lack of entries. Remember, kids don’t play a sport to practice, they want to play!

Success Against other Area Clubs

Adversity beats the competition on the court a very large percent of the time!

National Success

Adversity qualifiers more teams to the Open Division more consistently than all the other clubs in the area. Five teams in 2013. Earning open bids puts teams in the top 32-36 from across the country. Our finishes at the National Championships are tops amongst area clubs. Top 10 finishes in 2011 by the 15s and 16s. 2012 15s and 17s (5th). In 2013 we had two in the top 20 and 18 Purple finished 5th! Adversity consistently places athletes in the USA Volleyball High Performance program and hosts tryouts yearly.

Success at the High School Level

Four Adversity players were selected to the 2013 All-State team and according to IHSA website, hold 52 out of 250 records (20.8%)!

Athletes playing College Volleyball

Significant because it endorses our practice philosophy, our teaching curriculum, and our coaches excellence. We coach all the athletes the same way in the team setting, so the fact that our athletes are recognized for the college game says volumes. Not every athlete has the physical characteristics to play at the next level, but they get the same training as those that do for their High School seasons.

Where do the best players go?

There’s a reason the best players in the area come to Adversity! Close is not always best, better or even good! Adversity gives you the Competitive Edge!