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Eastside Volleyball Club
1621 Highview Rd.
East Peoria, IL 61611
Phone: (309) 699-8738
Fax: (309) 694-4104
E-Mail: Director@Eastsidevb.com

The purpose of this organization is to provide an environment that encourages participation girls and boys of all ages to learn the fundamentals of volleyball and have fun doing so. In order to accomplish this, the Eastside Volleyball Club, Inc. Board of Directors will provide and maintain the facilities, organize and direct the program, and promote parental and community involvement to achieve these aims. The end result of this activity provides girls and boys good fundamental skills to enhance volleyball programs in Central Illinois. We encourage all potential players in Central Illinois to participate. The focus on the Eastside Volleyball Club, Inc. is and has been to increase the level of play of the volleyball infrastructure in all of Central Illinois through several levels of the volleyball program up to and including an Elite program.

News & Information

Posted On: 12/31/2014

 The Eastside Volleyball Club is interested in expanding our staff with energetic, positive individuals as coaches. Please contact Tim Vande Schraaf or by calling (309) 635-4179 after 4:30 pm during the weekdays for more details.

** NEW ** Eastside Volleyball Club signs with Nike
Posted On: 08/29/2014

 The Eastside Volleyball Club is pleased to announce that they have signed a multi-year partnership contract with Nike. Watch for the Nike store to be launched with our new website. The store will be opened up temporarily twice a year so parents/players are able to purchase apparel at a significant discount. We also plan to have Eastsde Nike apparel at all of our Information Meetings. Our Nike Representative plans to attend all of these meetings to showcase what is new in the Nike line. We are pleased to have Nike a part of our Eastside Volleyball Club family.

** NEW ** Gold Medal Olympian Pat Powers coming to Peoria
Posted On: 08/29/2014

 We are pleased to announce that 2-Time Gold Medal Olympian Pat Powers will be coming to Peoria on December 27-28, 2014 for a clinic for Eastside Volleyball Club.  The clinic will be included in fee structure for all of our High School Program, but anyone else can contact Tim at (309) 635-4179 to reserve a spot.

Pat Powers is 1 of 3 players in history that has a Gold Medal for both Beach and Indoor. His accolades are numerous, and can be found along with other information of the clinic on his VBClinics site.

** NEW ** Eastside Volleyball Club High School Program
Posted On: 08/29/2014

 We are pleased to announce our 2015 High School Club Volleyball Program. The 2015 Eastside Information Meeting will be held on October 19, 2014 at East Peoria High School in the Byron Moore Auditorium from 5:00-7:00 pm. At that time we will provide a comprehensive power point presentation of all of the changes for this year. We do have a 2015 HS Tentative Competition Schedule, but as always it is subject to change and should be finalized before our try-outs on November 16, 2014. We will, however, be launching our new website by September 1, 2014. Any participant in our Eastside programs will be required to register on our site for program placement. Finally, the IESA changed their rules a coupole of years ago to NOT govern participation of Middle School athletes, and instead put that responsibility on the schools. With that said, Middle School athletes can participate during their own school seasons with our High School Program, provided they have notified their schools. We have had several over the course of the last couple of years that have participated. For any questions, please feel free to send an email to Tim Vande Schraaf or call (309) 635-4179 after 4:00 pm.

*** UPDATED *** Eastside Volleyball Fall Clinic 2014 - 5U to 14U
Posted On: 08/26/2014

 The Eastside VBC is pleased to again offer the 2014 Fall Youth Clinic for Kindergarten thru 8th grade girls/boys. The clinic is an excellent clinic as an intro for the younger players, and a great warm-up for the older girls that are embarking on their school programs.

Particpants are able to sign up the on September 7, 2014. The following is the schedule for the clinic:


Grade Location Time
K-2nd Germantown Hills MS 1:00-2:00 PM
3rd-4th Germantown Hills MS 2:00-3:30 PM
5th-6th Peoria RiverPlex 12:30-2:00 PM
7th Peoria RiverPlex 1:45-3:15 PM
8th Peoria RiverPlex 3:00-4:30 PM

For further questions please call (309) 635-4179 after 4:30 pm during the week days or email Tim Vande Schraaf.

*** UPDATED *** Eastside 2014 Fall Dig-it League 12U-14U
Posted On: 08/26/2014

 The Eastside VBC is pleased to offer the new 2014 Dig-it Youth League for 12U to 14U girls/boys. The league will start on September 5, 2014 at 6:00 pm at the RiverPlex. At that time we will go over the process of the league. Participants can register the first night of the league. The new Dig-it League will be comprised of the following details:

  • The training portion will be station driven where each individual player can elect to work on whatever station they would like to on each of the Monday sessions. The training sessions will be 60 minites long. 5th/6th graders will be 6:00-7:00 pm, 7th graders will be 7:00-8:00 pm, and 8th graders will be 8:00-9:00 pm.
  • The competition portion will be run as a "mad hatter" type of event. Players will elect which position they would like to play on a given night, be placed in a tiered hat, and the team players will be selected from those hat's, hence the term "mad hatter". League play will be at the Peoria RiverPlex and at Lakeview Recreation Center.
  • League standings will be by the individual in their tiered group.

 For further details please call (309) 635-4179 after 4:30 pm during the week, or email Tim Vande Schraaf.

Eastside Sand VB Training Sessions
Posted On: 08/25/2014

 The training sessions for our Sand Volleyball Program will be held on Friday's at the Peoria RiverPlex from June 12 to July 31, 2015. The following are the times:

11:00-1:00 pm 

5:00-7:00 pm Times are subject to change depending on participation numbers. For detailed information please call Todd Kielion at (309) 224-3247.

Eastside VBC intrduces Women's Sand Crab Volleyball Series
Posted On: 08/25/2014

 The Eastside Volleyball Club is pleased to introduce the Womens Sand Crab Doubles Volleyball Series. Women that are interested in working our Friday night Junior Sessions, could potentially play as comp teams for volunteering their help. Please contact Tim Vande Schraaf or call (309) 635-4179 for further details or for questions.

Eastside VBC 2014 Summer Sand Tournament Series
Posted On: 08/25/2014

 The Eastside VBC is pleased to host their 2015 Summer Sand Series that will be held on the banks of the Illinois River on 12 beutiful sand courts. Two feature events will be held the summer of 2015.

Eastside Summer 2015 Sand VB Program
Posted On: 08/25/2014

 The Eastside Volleyball Club is pleased to offer a comprehensive sand volleyball program for 10U to 18U players. The program will consist of training on Friday evenings and 4 touinaments. 10U-12U will be trained using the sand lite ball on a shorter net. The program will run from June 12 to August 2, 2014.. Registration for the Eastside Sand Program should be submited by May, 15, 2015. The following are some details based on questions:

  • 14's, 16's, and 18's will play 2's or better known as Doubles.
  • 10's & 12's will play 4's using a Sand Lite Ball.
  • Players are encouraged to put their own teams together. We will place those that do not have partners on teams.
  • The VB Program fee includes the 4 hosted Sand events.
  • Training sessions on Friday's from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm and/or 5:00-7:00 pm.
  • Training sessions will be a tutorial on how the Sand Game is played along with scrimmages.

For further information please call (309) 635-4179 or (309) 224-3247 after 4:30 pm during the weekday's. Information can also be obtained via email to Tim Vande Schraaf or Todd Kielion.

Eastside VBC 2015 Winter / Spring Volleyball Program
Posted On: 08/25/2014

 Eastside Winter 2015 Winter 4th / 5th Clinic/League

We are pleased to offer our first 4th/5th grade winter program. The purpose of this program is teach beginners to "play" the game. During the 6 week program we will alternate weeks as follows:
  • Week 1 - 60 minutes skills / 30 minutes teaching serving & serve receiving basic rotations.
  • Week 2 - 30 minutes review serving / serve receive basic rotations / 60 minutes game play.

Location/Time : TBA

Location 2: Tuesday's @ Great Oaks Church - Germantown Hills - 6:00-7:30 pm

Dates: January 7 - February 27, 2014
Limit around 24 participants each location
We are once again pleased to offer a Winter Clinic for VolleyTots (Pre-k to 1st) and VolleyKids (2nd to 3rd). 
  • The VolleyTots are taught very, very basic volleyball skills with a focus on the required motor skills to play volleyball. 
  • VolleyKids are taught passing, serving, and arm swing technique to prepare them to learn to play the game. Some small game play will be done with the VolleyKids group.
Location/Time TBD
Dates: TBA
We are pleased to offer a program for 1st-8th graders during the Spring of 2015. The following are the programs that will be offered:
  • JHS/GS Travel Volleyball Program - Plans are for up tempos practices and a very aggressive playing schedule. Season runs from March to June. Practices will be at the River Plex.
  • JHS/GS Local Program - Plans are for another packed season from March to May. Practices will be at River Plex, Lakeview, Germantown Hills, Washington, and East Peoria.
  • Mini Volleyball League - Target audience is K to 2nd grade. This program will consist of 1 practice during the week and a 4's league match early Friday evenings at the River Plex.
More details for all of these programs will be provided at the Information Meeting on February 1, 2015 at East Peoria High School. Spring Fund Raising will also start at that time.

For any questions, please email Tim Vande Schraaf at Director@eastsidevb.com or call Tim at (309) 635-4179 after 4:00 pm.

Eastside VBC 2014 Spring Try-out / Assessments Announced
Posted On: 08/25/2014

February 1, 2015 Spring Meeting Talking Points.

Eastside VBC Junior Spring 2015 Program


Spring Try-out / Assessment

Held at Peoria River Plex, 600 Water Street, Peoria, IL

Contact person: Director@eastsidevb.com    or by calling Tim at (309) 635-4179

Try-out / Assessment Schedule

************* February 22, 2015 ************
Mini Volleyball League (1st - 2nd Graders)
1:30-2:30 pm - Registration
3rd / 4th Grade Club Program
1:30-2:30 pm - Registration
5th/6th Graders
2:30 pm - Registration
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm - On Court Assessment
7th/8th Graders
4:30 pm - Registration
5:00 to 7:00 pm - On Court Assessment
******* Team Placement Scrimmages *******
Individual player placement sessions will be
posted on the Eastside VBC website after the
completition of the first assessment session
and after the completion of each placement
session. Players will partcipate in 3 sessions.
5th/6th Graders - March 2, 9, & 16, 2015
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Scheduled 1 hour slots
7th Graders - March 2, 5, 9, 12, 16 & 19, 2015
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Scheduled 1 hour slots
8th Graders - March 2, 5, 9, 12, 16 & 19, 2015
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Scheduled 1 hour slots
Teams posted March 21, 2015
Practices start March 23, 2015

2014 Volleyball Rankings
Posted On: 07/31/2014

 Nice job Eastside VBC teams!!!!


 The 2014 National and State Rankings for 12’s, 13’s, 14’s 15’s 16’s 17’s and 18’s have just been released. Over 110 tournaments results from all over the country were used in the ranking system. Every finish at an event was given points based upon how competitive that tournament/division was. Then took each team’s top 3 finishes (highest points) to get the final ranking.


Click on the link below to see National and State rankings. While you are going through the rankings you can click on any team name to see their tournament finishes in 2014 for all of the events they participated in.







Sean Hardy

National Volleyball Director



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