About Adversity

  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 in an eight court facility!

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 improve their skills be noticed by college coaches en route to being recruited to compete at the next level!

“We follow the latest learnings in Motor Learning Theory and we teach the skills per the latest biomechanics research. We teach all of the techniques of the skill then play game like drills since as humans, we learn best by doing.”

– Mike Hulett (Club Founder)

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 publications.

Adversity prides itself in housing an accredited coaching staff that is Impact certified 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.