Established in 2004
Pursuit Volleyball Club USAV Traveling teams consist of the top players in the Region and compete at the highest levels. We are a part of the St. Louis Gateway Region and our Elite and National teams compete against the best programs in the country at National Qualifiers. We pride ourselves in creating a strong tournament schedule for each team to increase the speed of our game.
Little Diggers Boys & Girls training program for 4th & 5th graders who are serious about volleyball. This is THE BEST progression for young athletes in Southeast Missouri. Pursuit Little Diggers compete in the 5th/6th grade Division of SMASH Select.
Pursuit Peanuts Program: Boys & Girls training program for incoming 3rd - 5th graders held each summer.
Boys Training Program: Boys Training program for guys who want to try out the sport held each summer for incoming 5th-9th graders.
Pursuit Beach The summer of 2020 was our inaugural Pursuit Beach Season with doubles/ 4's teams competing in St. Louis events we offered Beach Open Plays on Saturday mornings. Coach Erika Newell led the way as our Beach Director with League and Tournaments.
Skill Clinics are offered during the summer and throughout the school year. Clinics include specific skill sessions and focus on footwork, fundamentals, and quality repetitions.
Tryout Prep Clinics are open for all athletes interested in trying out for Pursuit. Our goal is to provide the opportunity for athletes to gain confidence going into the tryout process. We will run similar drills and format as we will at tryouts and athletes will know what to expect.
Camps are open to any school, club or affiliation. Camps are often multi-skill orientated in a competitive environment.
Pursuit Programs include Next Level Programs with Coach Cindy Henry, Setter Programs with Coach Maile Gannon, Training programs, etc.
Trainings are opportunities for our Pursuit athetes to get extra reps, footwork, feeback and coaching. Trainings are free and have a registration link so we know how many nets to reserve and assistants to hire.
Private Pursuit Lessons Privates can be coordinated with any coach on our staff. See the Coaching Staff tab for coach biographies and emails.
The Academy is an exclusive membership with discounted rates and special programs. All rostered Pursuit players are automatic members of The Academy. We offer players who are not playing USAV a chance to train with Pursuit through The Academy.
Our #1 Priority as a program is to ensure each athlete has a positive experience with Pursuit.
ALL Pursuit Sessions and practices are designed with high-intensity training and the mindset "Hard work is fun!" Our expectations are high.
1-Be a Good Teammate
2-Have the Best Attitude
3- Always Work Hard
PURSUIT focuses on intentional skill development, footwork, and fundamentals. We believe in the master coach philosophy which emphasizes technical consistency from our Little DIggers to our 18’s
Our staff understands the importance of meaningful and quality repetitions with continuous positive feedback. Our goal is to help EVERY athlete improve, gain confidence, compete at a higher level and always provide a good experience. We hire the best coaches who are knowledgeable, caring and always expressing their own love for the sport of volleyball.