2021 RI Rumble #1& RI Rumble #1 – CANCELLATION

Hello Players and Parents. I’m sorry to have to write you this email but I must. So they have officially cancelled the Rhode Island Tournament.  We ask that you please leave those weekends open because we are looking at trying to fill those with something. The email I just received: 2021 Rhode Island Rumble Teams:…

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Spring Youth Rec Volleyball League Registration Open

Hello Parents and Players.  I am sending this email reminder about our Youth Rec League that will run this spring from March 10-June 6 at all four of our locations.  This rec league is similar to cyo basketball, little league baseball/softball, etc.  Teams will be coached by volunteers.  Most divisions will practice one hour a…

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DAC High School Training Grid

Hello Downstate Family, As a heads up, due to High School volleyball starting up soon, we are going to a NEW training schedule that will go into effect Monday March 8th and continue through April 25th with April 26th starting a new training grid that we will send out prior to that date. See Attached.…

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GEVA (USA Volleyball) Registration

Greetings parents, All of you have received emails requesting that you register with GEVA and USA Volleyball. Registration is required in order to participate in competition versus other club teams, including scrimmages and tournaments. In order to play, not only must you register; but, you must be invited into a club and placed on a…

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Follow Up — Spotlight on the Essentials: The Common Application, Extracurricular Activities, and Recommendation Letters (Downstate Volleyball Exclusive)

Hello Downstate Players and Parents, Again what a success!  In case you missed it or want more. Thank you Jeff —————- Hi all, Thank you for joining me this afternoon for our discussion! And again, thanks so much to Matt Cochenour and Danielle Della Pella for setting this up.  If you missed the webinar or would like…

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Please bare with us with GEVA Registration

Happy Monday! Many parents have asked how to registrer again so below you will see the instrucvtions on how to do so. Also, in regards to not seeing Downstate as a club yet.  This is a new system for you and us. This process does and will take awhile, so please bare with us as…

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Practice schedule change as of March 8

Hello parents and players. As you may already know we will be moving to weekend only practices as of March 8. This was one of the topics discussed at last nights parents meetings. Today we have responded to several emails from parents interested in signing their child up for the youth rec league that think…

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Zoom Informational Meetings set for Sunday, January 31, 2021

Hello Downstate Families, We hope everyone had a great holiday and is staying safe and healthy! The Downstate Board will be hosting parent informational meetings via Zoom to discuss various updates regarding the remainder of the 2020-2021 season. We are asking at least one parent per family, to be in attendance during your child’s respective…

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College Informational Webinars – College Starter

Hello Downstate Family! We understand it hard to be seen by coaches right now but that time will come but what else can we help you with?  After meeting with many of you we realize that we need to try and find more resources for you. We are so excited to announce two upcoming free webinars specifically…

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Update on Uniforms and 431 Sports

Hello Downstate Family! We have setup the team apparel store, on 431sports.com, which is where you’ll be ordering your complete uniform kit.  Everyone should receive an email from them, today.  Please note that we are now asking you to order your unifrom at this time. We are expecting to be able to compete sometime this spring, and you’ll…

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GEVA Registration

Greetings Parents, In preparation for tournament play, which we believe will happen sometime in the spring, we need everyone on National and Regional teams to register with USA Volleyball. Some tournaments are asking me to build rosters and  I cannot do this until your registration is complete. If you could do this in the next…

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Coach Teresa Swertfager receives Dr Pepper Scholarship for Go Teach!

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Help us congratulate Coach Teresa as she receives the Dr Pepper Go Teach Scholarship! Coach is the representative for the University of Florida. There are approximately 40 large schools who each have one representative. We are all proud and hope everyone can help in congratulating Teresa! To learn more follow the link below!   https://floridagators.com/news/2020/12/18/softball-swertfager-receives-go-teach-dr-pepper-tuition-award.aspx 

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Uniforms and Gear

Hello Downstate Family! Many of you have been asking about ordering logo’d Downstate apparel, especially warm-ups as the weather is beginning to turn cold.  We have setup the team apparel store, on 431sports.com, which is where you’ll be ordering your complete uniform kit.  Everyone should receive an email from them, today.  Please note that you…

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The Power of the Pelaccio’s

We have had the pleasure of being surrounding by the Pelaccio’s for many years at Downstate! All 3 sisters: Kristina, Jessica and Lindsay as well as their father Kurt who is currently a coach with the 15 National Team. Click here to read about the journey that all 3 sisters blazed through SUNY Oneonta after playing with…

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