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To create an environment where player develop skills, attitude, and effort which allows them to compete at sectional and state championship level. Thus, providing opportunities in college and beyond.


To create an affordable club that focuses on learning the skills, techniques, strategies, correct attitude, sportsmanship, best effort, teamwork, fitness, develop friendship, and most important, how to enjoy the game.

(A bi-product of this should be the enjoyment of winning)


Right Attitude    •    Learn Skills    •    Best Effort    •    Have Fun


Lumber City Volleyball Club was started by Robert Albert in October of 2019, after his son, Jacob, made the modify team for North Tonawanda.  They started practicing on Sunday afternoon at the Third Warder Social Club.  After a few weeks of practice and playing one on one, a few other players wanted to join. As the modify season was half way done, Rob looked for a close and affordable option to improve his sons’ skills year-round.  Not finding one, and after and exciting winning modify season, he saw the potential of the entire team practicing together and talked to Brian Starr about starting a Club in North Tonawanda.  Several kids showed interest, and each week the Sunday practice grew, and momentum for the club started to form.   Rob then approached the Third Warder Club to see if they would support us and allow us to practice each Sunday and Wednesday, they did, and the Lumber City Volleyball Club was established.

The original goal Rob and Brian had for the Club, was to practice year-round and maybe play in a tournament or two.  However, the kids and parents support for a club poured out, and the club grew quickly to 13 kids, and 4 tournaments.  The need for equipment, balls, coaching, uniforms, practice gear, etc..  became a concern.   The Third Warder Club, Before & After Fitness Center and Nash Road Church stepped up as sponsors, and the kids worked hard to sell over 1300 candy bars.  A logo was created, and the club was official.

Today, the goal is to create an affordable club that focuses on learning the skills & techniques, strategies, correct attitude, sportsmanship, effort needed, and how to enjoy the game.

What you need to know:

Our season runs Nov-March, this allows player to participate in school spring sports.  

2023/2024 Age Range:

Age group for this club are 13-18.  please see below to confirm if you qualify for this club.  

13 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2010

14 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2009


15 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2008

16 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2007


17 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2006

18 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2005


Practice Time:

Practice time will be once during the week after school, and once on the weekend.  We have the gym from 1-8 on Sundays and Tus-Friday from 4:00-6:30.   Practice will be hour and a half to two hours long.  Exact time will be determined by coach each year. 

Location: St. Mark Lutheran Church 1135 Oliver Street, North Tonawanda NY 14120.


We normally do 5 touraments a year, and 4-5 mini-tournaments/scrimmages. 

Normally tournaments are on Sundays, WEVA (USA Volleyball reginal division) is one organization that run tournaments in the area.  To date, Erie PA is the longest drive we have done, but we are looking to expand one tournament that is farther out this year

Season nomrally is over end of March, prior to schools spring sports starting. 


We may scrimmage between other local clubs, this will involve calling the coaches and arranging a date. Dates TBA.


Estimate Cost per player: Core Players pay $650.00 Paid to Club, and Support Players pay $550, and aprox. $68.00 paid direct to USA Volleyball with online registration. If you have concerns about the total cost, please contact Rob at as we have a fund to help offset some of the cost.

Each player will recieve a uniform, shorts, warmup shirt, hoodie and backpack.  

Core and Support Player:

Normally we select 9-10 players on the team, and select 2-3 Support Player.  This position is design to improve the player skill during the season at our practices.   They are encourage to attend tournaments, but must understand that play time will be minimum.   Support Players will need to be prepared to play in tournaments due to sickness, family events, injury, work, etc..., or if they impove faster than expected they can move to a Core Player.   At touraments we try to get them in during regular play, but normally not during playoff or championship matches.   Support Players will have to work hard in practice, and earn their spot on the court.   Support Players are player that have the right attitude and work hard, but have not developed the skill that the core players have.  Support Players practice with the core players to allow for 6v6 play during practice.   They are treated similar to a core player, but will have limited court time due to there skill set. The coaches goal is to get them to (or beyond) the core player skillset.   It is possible a support player will advance to a core player.   Membership for Support Players are reduced by $100. 


USA Volleyball:

Every youth must join USA Volleyball.  It gives us insurance, and allows us to play in certain tournaments, along with other benefits of USA Volleyball membership.   It also provides youth protection training for the coaches.  All players must have health insurance.  Link to sign up for USA volleyball is on Registaration Page. 


If you are interested in joining, have any questions/comments please email ( )

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