Why Play for Division1?

Here are a few good reasons:

We have a highly-experienced staff led by

Shane Davis (Technical Advisor) 

  • 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

Shari Davis (Girls Training Director)

  • 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

Andrea Davis (Program Advisor)

  • 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.