January 15 Updates

Thanks to everyone for being patient and making the officiating clinic on Saturday a big success. Everyone made it to the event safely! Many of our athletes received their certifications as 2nd Referees and Scorers. We have posted new skills sessions for Monday, January 16. Thanks for the suggestions. Now what do you want to work on for next Saturday? ☺ Please consider having a team or family meal at the Oxford LaRosa's while you are in town. They donate a portion of your check to the club.

Team Shop: January 14-22

The team shop is now open! Please see these instructions. This will be the last time you will be able to order for the season!


The second, and in many cases, final installment of fees is due on January 17. We will be accepting this installment at the officiating scrimmages. If you mail them, send to:

Borderline Junior Volleyball
1365 Oxford Trenton Rd.
Hamilton, OH 45013


We do have Nike items ordered in December. Almost all of our girls will receive their Nike Short Sleeve Game jersey also. Athletes added after we ordered should get theirs before pictures on the weekend of January 21.

Skills Sessions

We have times for skills on Monday, January 16, at Millett Hall from 6-7:30 and 7:30-9. Jesse Ortiz will run these sessions. We are asking for topics of instruction. Several of you have been very interested in attending these. We want to work on the skills you request. We are asking for your input. Our gym availability during the week is going to diminish after next week. Please let us know!

Practice Schedule

The Practice Schedule through January 22 is posted. The Youth teams have a lot of practices. We are at the end of our time for lots of court time. We may as well use it! The schedule for pictures on January 22 will be posted separately. Teams with pictures that day will have pictures before their scheduled practice. We have received all gear ordered in December. We should have most of the gray jerseys for the scrimmage this weekend. If you started late, we may not have your jersey. Just bring a shirt with a number on it for the scrimmage this weekend.

“Cabin Fever” Training Program

We are accepting athletes now for this innovative training program that begins on January 28th. Sign up today!

Please distribute these to anyone you know that isn't playing club. Please pass the word along! The USA Volleyball registration to participate in "Cabin Fever" only is $10 and then you select OVR - Borderline Cabin Fever Training Program when you register in Webpoint. If you are participating in other programs with USA Volleyball and our club, including skills sessions, full membership is required.

[1/6/2017] Announcements

Happy New Year! We hope everyone had a great holiday season. We are ready to get started in 2017, weather permitting! We have several things to announce as the new year begins:

12 and Under-practices start on Saturday, January 7. We may need one to two more athletes to fill the rosters. We may also accept athletes that want to practice with a team, but not attend tournaments. See you tomorrow at Phillips Hall for your 9-11 am practice.

10s and 11s- We are still forming teams for both age groups. We can still accept a couple more girls to the 11 Lizards, coached by Kaitlin Zehler. The Amazing Armadillos also need a few more girls. The coach is Borderline alum Clair Green. Clair is also running our "Cabin Fever" program. The Lizards have practice tomorrow from 9-11am and the Armadillos practice from 11-1 pm. There are skills sessions planned around your practices so you can do both if you like. All practices on Saturday are at Phillips Hall.

All teams in the 13s to 17s age groups now have 10 athletes. Some teams have "practice players" on their rosters. We will accept up to two girls to practice with each team.

Anyone registered with a team or a member of USA Volleyball can sign up for our skills sessions. If you play for another club, your director must approve your participation. Anyone that is participating in "Cabin Fever" can register for skills sessions. Skills sessions are usually Mondays and Saturdays. Miami Coach Jesse Ortiz is conducting these sessions.

What is "Cabin Fever"? "Cabin Fever" is our training program. It is held on Saturdays and some Sundays during the winter months. We are attaching the information sheet. This program is run by Coach Clair Green. Contact Bill Zehler (bill.zehler@borderlinevbc.org) to register. Spread the word to anyone that didn't make a club or try out.

USAV Membership and Apparel

Please be sure to update your USAV membership for the season ASAP. We are beginning to register teams and it is very difficult to do if everyone on the team has not completed their registration. "Borderline Jr. Volleyball" needs to be selected, if you have not selected our club, you will not show up to be assigned to one of our teams. This must be done before attending practices or skills sessions. Print a copy of the card and keep it in your athletes bag.

Any additional apparel must be ordered by Dec. 4th. Please be sure to order any items that you would like by this deadline. Orders can be placed online at www.bsnsports.com. My Team shop is located in the top banner. Our Borderline access code is: silber8K6E

Please email kelly@borderlinevbc.org with any questions.

Kelly Zehler

Borderline Apparel

Apparel is available through our online Nike team shop. Items include: warm up jackets/pants, extra spandex, socks, shoes, bags, etc. The deadline to order is Sunday December 4th! This may be your only chance to order these items for the season! Prices are below retail!

Borderline Handbook 2017

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!

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 Kelly Zehler at zehlerkl@miamioh.edu.

2016 Season Highlights Archived

Our 2016 season highlights have been moved to the Borderline Archives.

Borderline Academy: Take Your Game to the Next Level!

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Develop your skills through any of the following excellent opportunities!

Skills Clinic: Hitting outside, blocking and hitting footwork

January 16, 2017 6:00‑7:30 pm
Millett Hall: Sub Gym

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Jesse Ortiz will instruct on hitting outside, hitting footwork, and transition from blocking to attack. Athletes will be grouped by skill level.

Skills clinic: Setting the outside hitter

January 16, 2017 6:00‑7:30 pm
Millett Hall: Sub Gym

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Jesse Ortiz will instruct on setting the outside hitter. Setters bring your hitters!

Skills Session: Back row defense, digging, BR attack 13s-15s

January 16, 2017 7:30‑9:00 pm
Millett Hall: Sub Gym

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Jesse Ortiz will work on back row skills. BR defense, transition to attack, and more.

Skills Clinic: Back row defense, digging, BR attack 15s-17s

January 16, 2017 7:30‑9:00 pm
Millett Hall: Sub Gym

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Jesse Ortiz will instruct on BR skills of defense/digging and BR attack

Because we need certain minimum numbers of athletes for each session, you responsible for attending and paying the fee if you sign up.