About Adversity

Adversity Volleyball is a Non-Profit youth organization founded by Mike Hulett, (former USA Women’s National Sitting Volleyball & USA Volleyball CAP Level 5 Coach) in 1997 for boys volleyball players ranging in ages from 12 to 18 in the northern suburbs of Chicago. Adversity Volleyball focuses on teaching advanced techniques, as well as providing numerous competitive opportunities for Boys on the north shore.

Adversity trains some of the best high school players to compete locally, regionally, and nationally in USA Volleyball and Great Lakes Region sanctioned tournaments. The program itself is a vehicle for young athletes 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’s coaching staff is one of the most consistent and accredited coaching staffs in the area. All are college graduates, Impact certified and experience in both club and high school. Adversity’s 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.