White Tank Mountain Volleyball Club (“WTMVC”) is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2008 by its current Director, Paul Vitola, and his wife Donna. WTMVC is a member of the Arizona Region of USA Volleyball and the AAU. Paul has coached for several years in the AZ Region and is CAP I certified. Paul and Donna founded the Club in order to provide opportunities for girls to play competitive volleyball.
We have offered travel teams the last six years and will continue to do so as we believe that it provides girls the opportunity to play competitive teams from out-of-state and, most importantly, it provides the girls with a great experience. The better the competition you play, the better you become.
The Club started with one 16s team, coached by Paul, playing in the Championship Division of the AZ Region. The club has steadily grown over the last 6 years and now fields teams paying in all divisions and all age groups offered so we will have the right team for your daughter.
One of the biggest reasons that WTMVC was founded was due to the belief that Club volleyball should not just be for the privileged. As Club volleyball might not be an economic reality for some families without the ability to fundraise, WTMVC every year offers numerous fundraisers. WTMVC’s fundraisers are completely optional, you can participate if you so choose and the profits you generate go dollar for dollar to reduce your tuition; there are no Club fundraisers and no expectations baked into the fees on fundraising. Some families participate, some do not. Through the years we have helped numerous parents defray part of the cost of playing competitive Club volleyball.
WTMVC provides a safe environment for girls to get together and participate in a team sport. Aside from the obvious benefit of having your daughter in the gym and not in front of the television, there are the added socialization benefits that come from participating in team activities. The Vitola’s have two daughters that have participated in Club volleyball and both met some of their best friends on the volleyball court. Our mission statement embodies these concepts:
To help our members maximize their athletic potential while developing life skills and life-long friendships through volleyball.
Our goal is not to be the cheapest Club, but the best value. Club volleyball fees go to four major areas: (i) Coaches’ compensation, (ii) gym space, (iii) uniforms and (iv) tournament fees. We recruit and higher qualified coaches who are compensated for their time and we negotiate excellent pricing on our gyms and uniforms. Our uniform packages are amongst the best offered. What you see at the beginning of the year is what you pay, unless you reduce it through fundraising. We offer some of the longest payment plans available and there are never any hidden costs or charges for overruns. We say what we mean and we do what we say, period.
Our success over the last six years is very much attributable to our coaches, the great kids and the great parents that we have been blessed to have come to our Club. We head into our 7th season confident and are looking forward to another great year
Thank you for considering White Tank Mountain Volleyball Club!