Borderline Youth Clinic

A Youth Volleyball Clinic for boys and girls in Grades 3-6 will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 9:00 am-1:00 pm in Phillips Hall, Miami University. The guest clinician will be Miami University Assistant Coach Jesse Ortiz, assisted by the Miami Women's Volleyball Team. The cost for participation is $20, which includes pizza and beverages. Anyone attending needs the USA Volleyball Tryout Membership Insurance or full USAV membership. Pre-registration is strongly recommended.

Practice Schedule

The initial Practice Schedule for December is posted. Each team will have 3 practices and there will be several skills sessions available throughout the holidays. If there are changes to the schedule they will be highlighted in yellow on the website.

Miami Volleyball learned on Sunday night that they will be in the NCAA Volleyball Championships. They travel to Ann Arbor, MI to play Oregon on Thursday. If they win, they would play the winner of Michigan and American University on Friday.

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 My Team shop is located in the top banner. Our Borderline access code is: silber8K6E

Please email 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!

Skills Sessions

We hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving! Now it is time to work off some of that turkey!!? We have announced the first (of many) skills sessions. Since serving and receiving serve are two critical skills to being successful in our sport, how could we start with anything else! Anyone that has completed full membership with USA Volleyball and is going to be a member of our club, be it full membership, practicing with a team, training team, or even just wanting to attend skills sessions is eligible to attend. Register here. You will left click on the appropriate volleyball for your age group. Registering for a course means you are responsible for paying the fee.

We will first work on the skills of serve and serve receive. We will include some jump serving. Athletes will be placed on courts according to age and skill level.


Offers are posted now for 12s-14s, 16s, and 17s. If your name does not appear, please be patient. As athletes decline our offer, we will update offers. There are many factors that go into team selection. Some, like HSAA regulations (the "rule of 3"), are beyond our control. Please bear with us as this process unfolds.

Offers Acceptance Deadline
12-and-Under   November 9, 2016, 9:00pm
13-and-Under   November 9, 2016, 9:00pm
14-and-Under   November 9, 2016, 9:00pm
15-and-Under   November 23, 2016, 9:00pm
16-and-Under   November 23, 2016, 9:00pm
17-and-Under   November 23, 2016, 9:00pm

If you accept our offer, please have a parent send an e-mail response to To complete your USA Volleyball registration, go to your account, pay the total fee due, and declare "Borderline" as your club.

Borderline 2016-2017 Tryouts

Click here for complete information on Borderline tryouts and to pre-register. Please do us a favor and register on the website so we know how many tryout shirts and sizes we need. This also gives us an idea of how many coaches we need to evaluate and take stats. Today, Wednesday, October 26, is probably the last day you could safely try to mail your paperwork and tryout fee. You are welcome to bring it to Millett Hall if you attend the Informational Meeting at 5:30 in Room 246.

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!

2016 NCAA Women's Volleyball Championships

Click here for information on tickets to the NCAA Division I Volleyball Championships at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Get a group together to attend the matches. Details are in the attached document. This event may never be this close again. If you haven’t attended, it is AWESOME!!!

15 Hawks Finished 1st in the 15 American Bronze bracket at the OVR Championships! (5/21/16)

Borderline 15 Hawks: 3rd Place Bronze, OVR 2016 Girls' Volleyball Championships, May 21, 2016

Borderline 15 Hawks finished first in the Bronze bracket of the 15 American division at the OVR 2016 Girls' Volleyball Championships! [tournament report]

13 Red Placed 3rd in the 13 Regional Nickel bracket at the OVR Championships! (5/21/16)

Borderline 13 Red: 3rd Place Nickel, OVR 2016 Girls' Volleyball Championships, May 21, 2016

Borderline 13 Red placed third in the Nickel bracket of the 13 Regional division at the OVR 2016 Girls' Volleyball Championships! [tournament report]

17 Hawks Placed 2nd in the 17 American Copper bracket at the OVR Championships! (5/15/16)

Borderline 17 Hawks: 2nd Place Copper, OVR 2016 Girls' Volleyball Championships, May 15, 2016

Borderline 17 Hawks placed second in the Copper bracket of the 17 American division at the OVR 2016 Girls' Volleyball Championships! [tournament report]

13 Hawks Placed 3rd in the 13 American Gold bracket at the OVR Championships! (5/14/16)

Borderline 13 Hawks: 3rd Place Gold, OVR 2016 Girls' Volleyball Championships, May 14, 2016

Borderline 13 Hawks placed third in the Gold bracket of the 13 American division at the OVR 2016 Girls' Volleyball Championships! [tournament report]

14 Hawks Placed 3rd in the 14 American Copper bracket at the OVR Championships! (5/1/16)

Borderline 14 Hawks: 3rd Place Copper, OVR 2016 Girls' Volleyball Championships, May 1, 2016

Borderline 14 Hawks placed third in the Copper bracket of the 14 American division at the OVR 2016 Girls' Volleyball Championships! [tournament report]

14 Hawks Won the Indy USAV Challenge! (4/24/16)

Borderline 14 Hawks: 1st Place Gold, Indy USAV Challenge, April 23-24, 2016

Borderline 14 Hawks won the Indy USAV Challenge at Indianapolis on April 23‑24, 2016! [tournament report]

14 Hawks Won the 14-and-Under Challenge at Miami! (4/17/16)

Borderline 14 Hawks: 1st Place Gold, Miami University, April 16-17, 2016

Borderline 14 Hawks won first place in Gold at the 14-and-Under Challenge at Miami University on April 16‑17, 2016! [tournament report]

15 Black Took Second at Positively Charged (3/12/16)

Borderline 15 Black: 2nd Place Gold, Positively Charged, March 12, 2016

Borderline 15 Black won second place in Gold at Positively Charged Volleyball Club on March 12, 2016! [tournament report]

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Teams' Tournament Schedules

Our master tournament schedule is now available, including links to detailed tournament and site information. Teams' tournament schedules are also available on their respective pages.

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16 Hawks Won the 16 American Power Challenge at Sports Express! (4/18-19/15)

The 16 Hawks won the 16 American Power Challenge at Sports Express on Sunday, April 18‑19. [tournament report]

12 Twisters Won 1nd Place at Sports Express! (3/22/15)

The Twisters took first place at Sports Express on Sunday, March 22, 2015. They placed first in pool play while not allowing any team to score over 12 points. The Twisters played tough in brackets, beating Lady Blue Knights and Elevation both in two sets. The team then went on play NKJVC for the Championship, winning in the third set with a score of 15‑4. Good job Twisters! [tournament report]

12 Twisters Won 2nd Place at Nothin' But Nets! (3/14/15)

The Twisters won 2nd place at Nothin' But Net Tournament on Saturday, March 14, 2015. They placed second in pool play, losing to CVA. The Twisters came back in brackets, beating Cincy Classics and Cincy East, but again losing to CVA. [tournament report]

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

2014 Season Highlights Archived

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

Borderline Academy: Take Your Game to the Next Level!

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Skills Clinic: 6 Rotation Player

December 10, 2016 1:00‑2:30 pm
Phillips Hall

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Everyone wants to stay on the court for every play of the match. What is a '6 Rotation Player"? An athlete that can play every rotation of the match. Sort of like a Maris Below!!! Jesse Ortiz is running the session.

Skills Clinic: Setting IV with Jesse Ortiz

December 10, 2016 2:30‑4:00 pm
Phillips Hall

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This is the fourth session on setting with Jesse Ortiz. You don't have a setter to attend. Everyone has to set sometime! Setters need to touch the ball more than anyone else on the team.

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