This Week's Skills Sessions

We have two skills sessions for this week. They are Tuesday and Wednesday from 6-8 PM in Phillips Hall. Anyone still wishing to attend tonight is welcome to just show up. We should have plenty of coaches. You can also register online for tomorrow night as well. If we don't see you for either of these events, have a Happy Holiday and we will see you in 2015.

Attacking Skills Session Today (Saturday)

We still have plenty of space in today's sessions. Feel free to register online (we will be checking the site) or you can even just show up. We have a lot of coaches scheduled to help! The "Attack" session is at Phillips Hall from 3-5 PM. Miami Assistant Coach Jesse Ortiz is conducting the session.

Skills Sessions and Active Ankles

We are going to offer a few skills sessions over the break. We hope to stagger them so they do not conflict with the same schedules all of the time. Hopefully, more people can attend. We seem to be seeing the same people at every one of them. We have some very good instructors for the hitting session this Saturday, December 13. Skills do not come gift wrapped under the tree! They are developed over time with hard work.

Mr. Brooks from Brooks Sports will make Active Ankle braces available to us beginning this weekend. They are $76.99 a pair, check of cash only. They come in black and white. Please let us know if you would like to be fitted for a pair.

Open Positions (as of 12/10/2014)

We still have open positions on a few teams. They are:

13 Carolina BlueAny position
14 HawksHitter
15 RedMiddle/outside hitter
16 RedMiddle/outside Hitter

On Sunday, December 14 from 6-8 PM at Phillips Hall, we are offering a free tryout to attempt to fill these teams. Athletes on Borderline teams are welcome to attend this session. We are opening it up to anyone that is either in our club or is not participating with another club. If you know of anyone that is interested in participating with our club, please let them know. They should contact Bill Zehler if interested.

Miami Holiday Project

If you are looking for a way to donate to local children this holiday season please consider donating to the Miami Holiday Project. The project helps support children in foster care in Butler and Preble County. The donation deadline is this Wednesday December 3rd! We will be collecting monetary donations and new clothing items or toys before practice Monday and Tuesday. Checks can be made to "Miami Holiday Project". If you can't donate financially please consider donating your time to help shop for gifts at 6 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6 at Meijer Hamilton West and/or help wrap gifts 11 a.m.‑1 p.m. and 4‑6 p.m. Dec. 8‑11 at Phillips Hall racquetball courts. We are holding practices the week of December 8th. Please consider arriving early if you have the time to help wrap a few gifts before going into practice. We know this is short notice but we didn't want to miss the opportunity to spread the word about this great fundraiser that supports local children. For more information please see the following links:

You can sign up for shopping and gift wrapping using this link:

Please let us know if you have specific questions or would like to donate. Donations must be turned into the project by Wednesday December 3rd!

Mailing List and our 2015 Season

If you're not already subscribed to our e-mail list, please do so to get announcements as early as possible.

Miami University Parking Permit for Borderline

Miami University visitor parking permits must be displayed on dash on the driver's side. Please print a pass for each vehicle you may use to transport athletes to practice. Vehicles without passes will be ticketed by university police.

Practice Schedule

The proposed practice schedule is posted. If there are any changes, they will be highlighted in yellow.

Skills Sessions and SAQ

We will start skills sessions and Speed, Agility, Quickness (SAQ) on Monday, November 24 and Tuesday, November 25, from 6-8 PM. These sessions will include 45 minutes to an hour of SAQ and the remainder of the time will focus on a skill. The cost is $20/session. Sign up will be available at You should see the sessions by Saturday, November 22.

Anyone that has completed their full membership with USA Volleyball and declared Kaepa Borderline as their club may sign up and attend. You must also register on the website. This includes anyone that is participating in our Youth programs. If you register for a session, you are responsible for the fee. Make sure you can attend before you register for a session.

Elite Sports Training: Speed, Agility, and Quickness (SAQ)

The training program will focus on improving the athlete's speed, agility, and quickness while also working on vertical jump, strength, and balance. This program is highly recommended by coaches, for individual players looking to improve their all around game. One more benefit to being with Borderline!

Borderline Handbook 2015

Borderline Handbook

The Borderline Handbook details general information, fees and due dates, rules, grievance procedures, and much more... it's required reading for all Borderline athletes!

Kaepa Borderline Junior Volleyball Youth Programs

Borderline Junior Volleyball offers competitive teams for 10s, 11s, and 12s. The teams are classified as girls' teams, but boys may participate on any of these teams. We would gladly have boys' teams in these age groups if there was enough interest. Our goal is to accept anyone that wishes to participate. Click here for complete information and to sign up!

Miami University Facility Rules

Fundraiser Advertising

Borderline offers advertising on its website as a fundraiser for Borderline athletes. Borderline athletes may solicit sponsors to cover some or all of their Borderline Fees (see the Borderline Handbook, "Borderline Fees"). For complete information and to submit your ads, see Advertising with Borderline.

Borderline Car Decal

Borderline Car Decal

The new Borderline car decal is available to our members for $7. To get yours, contact Kymn Bennett at

2014 Season Highlights Archived

Our 2014 season highlights have been moved to the Borderline Archives.