Two high schools in Colorado both received a USA Volleyball grant for starting boys’ volleyball programs.
USA Volleyball announced earlier this month that Colorado Springs Christian Schools and the Vanguard School were each awarded $500 as part of the Boys’ Scholastic Volleyball Grant program.
“USA Volleyball congratulates CSCS and the Vanguard School on their accepted grant proposals,” Leslee Harms, USA Volleyball coordinator of sport development, said in a statement. “The recently formed USA Volleyball grant committee has given new life to the grant program, and all the committee members are excited to see how the Boys’ Scholastic Volleyball Grant and our other grants will impact diversity in our sport.”
Colorado Springs Christian Schools will compete in the Tri Peaks League and will use the grant money to help reduce the league and administrative required for players’ to pay out-of-pocket to play. In addition, the school has worked to promote boys’ volleyball on its campus by conducting a school-wide boys’ volleyball tournament during its homecoming week.
Vanguard opted to start a boys’ volleyball team to give its male students an additional choice to participate in spring sports. The grant money will also be used to purchase a new volleyball net and provide the team with two-to-three practice times per week.
The application process for the Boys’ Scholastic Volleyball Grant is still on-going for high school teams that have seasons in the winter and fall. The deadline for those teams to apply is July 15.
The deadline for teams with spring season to apply for the Boys’ Scholastic Volleyball Grant was in late-January
To read more about the Boys’ Scholastic Volleyball Grant and to find out how to apply, click here.