211013 2nd Chance – Late Uniform Orders for Girls’ Teams

Greetings, This message is going out to all registered athletes and families for the Downstate 2021-22 club season. If you have already ordered your uniform kit, then you can safely ignore the part of this message between the lines. ——————— As most of you know, the store for ordering your Downstate uniform kit closed on…

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211013 Boys Uniform Order

Hi Downstate boys, Here’s the link to order the boys uniform package: https://downstateboys2021.itemorder.com/sale Note, the store will remain open thru Sunday, October 17.  Please place your order before that.  Note, you need to order the full kit. Regards, Joel Stanford Downstate Juniors VBC 214-616-3668

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211010 Last chance to order Uniforms!

Greetings! If you have already placed your uniform order, you can ignore the remainder of this message (please, do not email asking for confirmation – you know if you did it or not and the system works!) The uniform order form will close on Sunday night, 10/10.  All uniforms ordered up to that point will…

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210923 Uniform Orders

Hello Downstate Players and Parents! I hope everyone is having a great high school season.  I just wanted to send you a reminder that the uniform clothing store closes Sunday, September 26th at 6pm. This is the link: https://downstateunforms2021.itemorder.com/sale Please make sure to have everything ordered by then. Remeber, that you cannot input your jersey…

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210916 Downstate 2021-22 Team Information

Greetings Downstate athletes and families! Thank you for making this one of the most successful club tryout events in Downstate history. We are very excited about the upcoming season! We believe that our teams, top to bottom, represent the best group of athletes this area has ever seen. Now that most of the team rosters…

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210827 Downstate Tryouts are Here!

Hello players and parents! We are excited to see you all at the upcoming tryouts. Specific dates and times are as follows for 9th Grade & Older: 8/28, EAST (Somers) 2:00-4:00 All 9th Graders 15u 4:00-6:00 All 10th & 11th Graders 16u/17u 8/29, DAC – Peekskill 9:00-12:00 All 9th Graders 15u 12:30-3:30 All 10th Graders…

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210823 Upcoming Tryouts – weekend of 8/28 & 8/29 and 9/12

Greetings, We just wanted to send an email about this upcoming weekend’s tryouts, early in the week, to ensure everyone has advance notice and can plan accordingly for the upcoming dates. As you are probably aware, we cancelled tryouts scheduled for August 22, 2021, when New York State declared a State of Emergency for our…

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210822 Tryouts cancelled due to Hurricane Henri

Good evening all, As you are all probably aware by now, the Governor of NYS has placed us in a State of Emergency. The Directors have been monitoring the news coverage regarding the storm and unfortunately, we feel it is the best and safest decision, to cancel all Downstate related events including tryouts, at all…

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210820 Downstate Tryout Information

Hello players and parents! We are excited to see all of the young athletes at the upcoming tryouts. Specific dates and times are located on the front page of our website, at downstatevolleyball.com, however, we wanted to touch base with you all to provide some general information regarding how the tryouts will go. The Board…

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210808 Downstate Tryouts Information

Greetings Downstate families! We hope you have been having a great summer. It’s hard to believe that we’re approaching the start of school, in about a month, and the start of many high school varsity and jv volleyball tryouts coming up in a couple of weeks. In conjunction with the start of many high school…

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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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