Why Play for Division1?
Here are a few good reasons:
We have a highly-experienced staff led by
- Current Head Coach of NCAA Division I Northwestern Women's Volleyball Team
- 2x NCAA Division 1 National Champion Coach of Loyola University Men’s Volleyball Team (2014 & 2015)
- AVCA National Men's Collegiate Coach of the Year (2014)
- Coached and played on USA High Performance and Junior National Teams
- Has coached 15 NCAA Division I All-American Award Recipients
- As a player, was an NCAA Division I All-American Setter
- Current Program Director of Northwestern Women's Volleyball Team
- Former player on Loyola University of Chicago women’s volleyball team (4x conference Champions)
- Coached and played at NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Tournament
- Coached at all NCAA levels (Division I, II, III)
- Coached multiple all conference, all region players
- Current Head Varsity Girls Volleyball Coach at Latin School in Chicago
- Founder and long-time Director of Division1 Chicago and Division1 Southside Boys Volleyball Club
- Recipient of Great Lakes Volleyball Region Service award for excellent club direction
- Club accolades include a 5th place finish at USAV Open Nationals, several Regional Qualifier medals, and dozens of players advancing to the collegiate level
- Master’s in School Counseling from DePaul University with specialty working with adolescents, college and career counseling
We Have Extensive Recruiting Knowledge
- Shane and Shari have over two decades of combined experience recruiting at the NCAA collegiate level
- Together we've established a vast network of college coach connections and relationships and are eager to use this to help you achieve your goals.
We implement an Elite Coach Training Structure
- Regardless of age or skill level, every athlete is guaranteed to receive elite level training
- All practices will be prepared and implemented by a master coach to ensure all athletes receive a high level experience regardless of what team they are on
And provide THE best organization and communication around
- At Division1, you get all the info you need before you even think you need it! Just ask anyone who's played for us.
- Our dedicated club directors make sure everyone knows where they need to be and when.
All in a friendly (drama-free!) family-like atmosphere
- This is more than just volleyball. The friendships you make during your club years can last a lifetime and we know this from personal experience.
- We strive to make your experience one you'll treasure forever.
- So when you join our club, we are really welcoming you to the Division1 Family.