Welcome to the Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Association

This association is organized exclusively for educational purposes: to promote high school interscholastic volleyball; to provide a forum for discussion of techniques and rules of volleyball; to improve the quality and quantity of media coverage high school volleyball; also to promote and develop volleyball at all levels in Michigan.

MIVCA Announces a new Mentor Intitiative - see details and apply under the Quick Links on the left of this page

 Hello Coaches,

It was so nice seeing so many of you at the MIVCA Annual Clinic. We listened to our membership and we think we delivered. What a great clinic! Mike Ligenfelter brought his passion for the game and many team drills to all his sessions on Saturday. Mike was engaging and motivating throughout the day and left us wanting more. On Friday, through our technology stream, Sharon Clark started us with the Black Room session and then took her show on the road by giving us hands-on use of the technology with the All Star Classic practice and matches. Our many other clinicians; Rob Beam, Mark Rosen, Tia Brandel, Mike Gawlik, Drew Coker, Will Stanton, Dave Kwan, were outstanding and gave us what we needed both on the court and in the classroom. Because of the diversity and expertise of our Coach’s Panel, this will be something we will continue in the future.  Congratulations to all of our Hall of Famers and Coach of the Year recipients. A warm welcome goes out to our new board members – Heather Sawyer and Michelle Brines. Enjoy the upcoming season and inspire our young people to become their best.

Angie Del Morone, MIVCA President

From the Coaches:

“Learned more at this clinic then the last three years.”

                “It was great having Sharon right there showing me what to do during the practice session.”           

               “I am so glad my rival coaches missed all the good stuff.”

“Bring Mike back!”                                                      

“Loved it at the Lakeview High School venue.”

A Few Reminders:

Apply for the Academic All State Team Award NOW and beat the deadline.

Remember MIVCA school membership is up to 10 people for only $50.00.

AVCA membership is open and at a reduced rate for MIVCA members. ($60.00 HS / $45.00 MS)

Mentor Initiative form is on our webpage. Consider becoming a MIVCA mentor or mentee.                      

We are compiling the Potential All State list now please contact Angie Del Morone.

  MIVCA Rankings Committee is looking for a few coaches to join our team. We are especially looking for coaches in Class C and D. If your interested contact Chairmen Kirk Bagg at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Congratulations to our own Vicki Groat, Battle Creek St. Philip's Varsity Volleyball Coach for receiving the Free Press "2014 Person of the Year" Award. Volleyball coaches do not typically receive such an award. Way to go Vicki! We could not be more proud as an organization.



Detroit Free Press - Prep person of the year: Battle Creek St. Philip's Vicky Groat is a coaching legend - just like her mother

Vicky Groat's varsity volleyball coaching career nearly ended before it began. She inherited — literally — the supremely successful Battle Creek St. Philip head-coaching job from one of the...

View the complete article at http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/201406220300/HSS1201/306220083

 It's time to renew/join MIVCA for 2014.You can just click the Membership 2014-2015 link above for either an Individual or School Membership

PrepVolleyball.com names the 2013 Frosh 59: The Best Varsity-Playing Freshmen in America and the following Michiganders made the list:

 Lindsey Mertz a 5'10" Setter from Frankenmuth

Meredith Norris a 6'2" OH/Setter from Corunna

Sierra Schuitema a 5'9" Setter/OH from Grant

Gabie Shellenbarger a 5'7" Setter from Lakewood, 

Lindsay Wightman a 5'7" Libero from Our Lady of Lakes Waterford

Highest Honorbale Mention also went to:

Anna Bauer, 5'4.5" Libero, Walled Lake Northern

Emily Martin, 5'11" OH, Northville

Kelsey Wyman, 5'9" OH, Blissfield

Special Mention also went to:

Olivia Fike, 6'0' MB, North Branch

Honorable Mention also went to:

Kendra DeJonge, 5'11" OH, Rockford

Lexi Kohut, 6'1" MB, Grosse Point South

Lexi Nordmann, 6'2" MB, DeWitt

More details can be found here. http://prepvolleyball.com/2014/02/10/2013-frosh-59-best-varsity-playing-freshmen-america/

 If you want to add a high school job posting, scrimmage or tournament to our website send all pertienent details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Have questions on the college recruiting process check out this free and valuable training webinar by clicking here - Free Recruiting Webinar


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Congratulations to the our 2013 Hall of Fame Inductees