News and Announcements
Greetings Adidas Family,
As we begin to embark on our next season together, please make sure you keep an eye on this website for updates.
12’s-14’s Try-Outs November 4th, 2018 TBD
15’s-18’s Try-Outs November 11th, 2018 TBD
Please take a moment to pre-register for try-outs. This will need to be completed prior to try-outs, and helps us plan accordingly for this season!
To pre-register for try-outs now, please copy and paste the following link into your browser:
Location: Valley View Church: 11501 SE Sunnyside Rd, Clackamas, OR 97015
When: Sundays October 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th
Ages: 12’s-14’s 5pm-6:30pm
Ages: 15’s-18’s 6:30-8pm
The University of Portland wants to offer our volleyball club a free Division 1 college game. The University of Portland is so excited that their team is 9-0; they are opening up the next two home matches to all kids!
The next two home Pilots volleyball matches will be FREE for ALL KIDS! This is for all kids in high school and under.
The Pilots are a very fun, exciting team to watch this year. At 9-0 they are one of only a handful of undefeated teams in the nation! They are also ranked number #41 in the nation. We invite all players, coaches, staff, and families to come out and cheer on the Pilots. Here are more details about these FREE KID matches:
- Pilots vs. Pepperdine on Thursday 9/20 at 7:00 PM. Free for all kids! Visit www.portlandpilots.com/tickets and use PROMO CODE: VBClub
- Pilots vs. #37 Loyola Marymount on Saturday 9/22 at noon (12:00 PM). Free for all kids. Visit www.portlandpilots.com/tickets and use PROMO CODE: VBClub
Thank you, we hope to see you and your club teams/players at the matches next week! Both matches will also feature post-game autographs with the Pilots!!
Who was Matt Hartner and Why are Hundreds of Teams Traveling to Eugene, Oregon This Weekend for His Memorial Tournament?
Gresham High School, Mt. Hood Community College and the University of Oregon were all influenced by Matt Hartner the volleyball coach. Now an entire Pacific Northwest is being inspired and motivated by his memory. Matt Hartner made the transition from volleyball coach to volleyball legacy on August 13, 2014 when he passed away in his sleep at age 30.
Matt Hartner was instrumental in the creation of the MLK Invitational tournament that now bares his name. He was an active part of Adidas NW Juniors Volleyball Club and served the volleyball community in a wide array of duties ranging from facility management, to tournament direction and of course coaching. His loss was a dark day for volleyball in the Pacific Northwest, but his inspiration and legacy have become a bright spot in the early season schedule of thousands of volleyball athletes and coaches every year.
The event has all the look and feel of the National Qualifier. Athletes fill the Moshofsky center on the University or Oregon campus and some have the opportunity to play on center court at Matt Knight Arena. College coaches from all over the West coast scour through the event catching up with players that they have been recruiting and searching for the next generation of athletes at their school. Club coaches from all over the Northwest get to expose their teams to a big early season stage while catching up with friends from clubs in other areas.
Matt Hartner was irreplaceable within the volleyball community and so is the event that now bears his name. A fitting legacy for a coach taken from us too soon and a reminder for the rest of us that tomorrow is not a sure thing and that we need to make the difference that we want to make in our World today. Thanks Matt.
January 12, 2017