Adversity Volleyball Club is a boy and girls non-profit youth organization founded in 1997 by Mike Hulett (former USA Women’s National Sitting Volleyball & USAV CAP Level 5 coach). What started out as a boys volleyball club in the northern suburbs of Chicago now facilitates a blooming girls club. Adversity Volleyball focuses on teaching advanced techniques, as well as providing numerous competitive opportunities for boys and girls on the north shore.
Adversity has a history of working with some of the best high school players to compete locally, regionally, and nationally in USA Volleyball and Great Lakes Region sanctioned tournaments. The program has redirected to be a moving vehicle for young athletes looking to to improve their skills and to be seen by college coaches in hopes of being recruited to play at the next level.
Since our inception in 1997 as a USA Volleyball Club in the Great Lakes Region, Adversity athletes have gone on to compete in NCAA Volleyball at all levels, as well as NAIA institutions. In addition, Adversity athletes are widely recognized as some of the best players in the local high schools, earning recognition by local and national media.
Adversity prides itself in housing an accredited coaching staff that is Impact certified and as well as CAP trained. The philosophy is that players learn and develop volleyball skills faster and easier through game oriented training. At Adversity, the coaching staff applies that philosophy throughout the season with competitive practices and an intense tournament schedule. We believe in less “traditional drilling” and more game like situation training. We believe this gives our athletes a better knowledge for the game and increases their experience level.