PDX)))VB Skills Camp

Andres Turvis is holding two volleyball camps this month.  The camps are limited to 25 participants.  At these camps we are focusing on passing and hitting with a very strong technical approach. We encourage you to attend;

U12 & U14 Players
Friday, March 21st at St Andrews Presbyterian Church form 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

U16 Players
Friday, March 28th at St Andrews Presbyterian Church form 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

To register email Andres Turvis at:  Andres@PDX-VB.com

Players not with PDX)))VB are welcome to attend.

  1. If you play for another club in the region it is recommended you notify your club director that you will be attending.
  2. If you are not with USA Volleyball you will need to have a one day pass.  It is $5.00 and you must per-register.
  3. We will need to see your membership card before you participate.

Thank you PDX)))VB!

Tournaments Canceled

As of 11am Friday, February 7th 2014, the 12s, 16s and 18s Power League for Saturday and Sunday have been cancelled at ALL facilities.

We have been working on potential reschedule options but sadly, because of the size and complexity of this event this is not possible.  All teams will hold their current seed going into the March date.  All teams scheduled to play this weekend will receive a pro-rated refund for this cancelled tournament date.  March locations will be posted next week.

I can assure you I did not take this decision lightly.  Our cancellation policy has served us well for many, many years and we have been very lucky not to have faced a storm like this one on a Power League weekend in association history.  This storm is unique in that it is impacting every single team participating.  The combination of significant facility cancellations, team cancellations and overall travel concerns has led me to this decision.

I would like to thank each of our facilities for being so responsive and allowing us to badger them the entire week.

Please respond to this email with a simple “Club name – received” upon receipt so that we know you are contacting your coaches and families.  We will begin to call club directors if we do not receive a response.  We appreciate your communication assistance.

Thank you for your understanding.

Kindest regards,
Breen Goodwin
Executive Director
Columbia Empire Volleyball Association
Region of USA Volleyball


CEVA Weather Policy

All CEVA tournaments will go ahead as scheduled unless a facility closes. In the event of a weather-related facility closure, information will be communicated via some or all of the following channels:

All impacted Coaches, Officials and Tournament Directors will receive a phone call and email message


CEVA uses Twitter as a more flexible communications channel, enabling Coaches, Officials, Tournament Directors, parents, players and spectators to receive urgent communications online and as text messages on their cell phones. This is the fastest way to receive all urgent notifications. If you’re new to Twitter, create an account here, www.Twitter.com. To connect your phone to your account, add your mobile phone number in your account information and follow directions for verifying your phone.

Our region and associated event facilities covers a vast geography. Coaches, if your team is unable to compete due to weather-related circumstances, please call the CEVA office during normal business hours or the CEVA Urgent Line 503.389.0305 during non-business hours. Parents and players, please DO NOT call the Urgent Line…this should be reserved for coaches and club directors.

Team Photos

Coaches, need a team photographer?  Jaime Webster Photography is your photographer.  With over 20 years experience in team and action photography we deliver what you want to see.  Packages start at $13.00. Call Jaime today and schedule your team photo shoot.  Jaime will come to your practice location and take your team photographs.  Your photo packets will then be returned directly to you, with a no hassle guarantee.  I’m not just a photographer; I’m the mother of a PDX volleyball player. Check out our website and give us a call.  www.jaimewebsterphotography.com  Phone: 503.422.7967

PDX)))VB Has a FaceBook Page!

Parents, Players and Coaches,

PDX has a place for you to post your pictures and shoutouts for your teams!  Go to facebook.com/pdxvb and “LIKE” the page.  Once you have liked the page…you can post to it!

We want to see your team pictures at competition, bonding events, or practices!  Post about your coach or your daughter!  Post a picture of you hitting!  Let’s see your pictures!

Boys Volleyball Clinic

All-American Mik Berzins confirmed this morning! He will coach a boys volleyball clinic on Sunday, January 26, 2014 at Evergreen High School in Vancouver, WA from 9-10 am before the CEVA Boys Tournament.

Mik is currently the Graduate Assistant coach at Oregon State University. Mik came to OSU after an All-American career at Ohio State from 2009-12. He is the program’s all-time leader with 902 digs and is second in digs per set at 2.23. He is a native of Brinklow, Maryland and was named a third-team All-American in 2012 by Volleyball Magazine and was a First-Team All-League selection after totaling 278 kills and 235 digs.

He is an outside hitter and has played in 114 career matches, seeing action in 404 sets. He averaged 1.21 kills per set (488 kills total) along with 100 assists, 25 service aces and 104 total blocks, including 16 solo. He helped guide Ohio State to a national title in 2011 and then reached the NCAA Final Four in 2009, 2010 and 2011. In addition to 2012 All-Conference honors, he was also named an All-League second-team selection in 2009.

Register here, http://www.cevaregion.org/boys/ceva-boys-tournament-registration. Boys will be required to join USA Volleyball to attend the clinic. $25 for the year. Boys can register here for USA Volleyball membership.

“Like” CEVABoysVolleyball on Facebook for updates.

Please share this email with any parents with boys that may like to compete. Thank you!

PDXVB Jerseys & Jackets

Dear Parents & Players,

We are distributing your team jerseys this week.  You will be receiving a black and red jersey.  Jacket will be distributed next week.

Care Instructions:

Machine wash in cold or warm water, turn inside out before washing.  DO NOT put in a hot dryer.  Hang dry is best!