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Southern Illinois Volleyball Academy

Fostering a love for volleyball in young women across all developmental levels!


Fall 2019 Tryouts Support Us
There will be an informational meeting on October 20th at John A. Logan College from 6:00-8:00 pm regarding any and all questions you have about the academy.

Southern Illinois Volleyball Academy

The SIVBA is a new premier volleyball academy in the Southern Illinois region that provides opportunities at both the elite and developmental levels. In partnership with Jaime Clark Verbeck and the elite Legends soccer program, Southern Illinois will now offer similar programming, training opportunities, and regional/national travel opportunities to enhance the quality of volleyball in our area.  We are excited to open this new academy, but we need the help of our parents, local businesses, and our Southern Illinois community to get the word out to our talented young athletes.  Under the leadership of Reggie Bateman, Johanna Mandrell, and Jessica Whitehead, SIVBA is pulling together coaches from their pre-existing clubs to create a united academy.  This merge will serve to develop stronger fundamentals in the developmental program and strengthen the resources to draw a larger pool of experienced players in order to create a truly elite volleyball program for those players ready to compete at the regional and national level.

Fall Tryouts 11U-14U

Fall Tryouts 15U-18U

Southern Illinois Volleyball Academy is excited to announce our 15U-18U try out dates, November 22-23! Friday, November 22, is our early try out date for those who would be unable to attend our try out on November 23!

On November 22, the time slots are as follows -

The early try outs will be hosted at the Hub in Marion, IL.

Our main try out is November 23 located at the Hub in Marion, IL.

We look forward to seeing your daughter at our try outs! Good luck to everyone in the remaining portion of their high school season!