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NY Strangers Winter\Spring Youth Clinics

We wanted to thank all participants, parents, coaches, and volunteers who made both our clinics possible.  All the participants had a great time and hope to see them at our next clinic!

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Clinic #1 Group Picture

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Clinic #2 Group Picture

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NY Strangers Spring Fling Volleyball Fundraiser Tournament Results!

Here are the results from our Spring Fling Tournament at Powerzone!  Great teams = Great competition!

Women’s

Champion: Power 8ball

Womens Champ Power8ball

Runner-up: Team GEVA

#1 – Power 8Ball
#2 – Trainwreck
#3 – Team GEVA
#4 – Squad Up!
#5 – Hammer Time
#6 – Hilford Gils
 
Men’s
Champion: Team GEVA
Mens Champ Team GEVA
Runner-up: Mamajuana
 
#1 – Mamajuana
#2 – Team GEVA
#3 – LVC
#4 – Katimba
#5 – Super Flow Flex
#6 – Legion Black
We hope to see everyone again at our next tournament!
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New York Strangers Spring Fling Volleyball Fundraiser Tournament 2017

The New York Strangers will be hosting their Annual Spring Fling Volleyball Fundraiser Tournament at PowerZone!

When: Saturday May 13th, 2017 – 8:00AM Check-in/ 8:45AM Pool Play Starts

Where: www.powerzonevb.com – 3 Luger Rd, Denville, NJ 07834

What: $250.00 per team, max 10 players per team.

Level: OPEN

Cash Prize: $1000.00+ (minimum of 10 registered)
The more teams sign up, the bigger the prize!

Feel free to forward information to other players.

Registration: https://goo.gl/forms/TXGntOGWlWudlhqI3

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New York Strangers Volleyball Clinic – Winter & Spring 2017

Volleyball Clinic PostcardNew York Strangers will be running volleyball clinics for kids from ages 8 to 15 years old. The clinics will be for beginner level players and there will be two separate sessions available for the public to sign-up.

Location: P.S. 134 – 293 East Broadway, Manhattan, NY 10002

Dates & Time:

Clinic #1 (COMPLETED) – Feb 11, Feb 18 &  Feb 25 (Drop Off: 9:15AM – Pick Up: 12:45PM)

Clinic #2 (4 sessions) – Apr 23, Apr 30, May 7, May 14 (Drop Off: 9:15AM – Pick Up: 12:45PM)

Registration:

Sign-up for clinic # 2 here: (Now Open)

*Space is limited to 25 participants

For more information, email: clinic@nystrangers.org

 

Session I Coach:

Micah Acoba is a former Division I volleyball coach.  As the head coach at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, he guided the program to its most successful season in nine years and its best conference record in 16 years.

Acoba’s volleyball coaching career also includes head coach of the men’s club teams at Tufts University and Cornell University, assistant coach for the Seward Park Campus varsity boys’ team, coach for the NYC Starlings Volleyball Club, assistant coach of the varsity men’s teams at Hunter College and Baruch College, and head coach of the varsity women’s team at John Jay College.  In NYC Chinatown, he was the head coach of the United East Athletics Association women’s club volleyball team and the men’s basketball team.

Acoba played setter and outside hitter for the Division I varsity men’s volleyball team at Harvard.

Coach Micah Acoba

Session II Coach:

Winkie Hui grew up playing volleyball in Hong Kong and represented the Hong Kong Youth Volleyball Team in 2008 as a Middle Blocker.  She completed the All China Secondary School Students Games and All China Secondary School Students Volleyball Tournament.  She moved to New York in 2011 and recently graduated from LIU Post in Health and Physical Education major, minor in Japanese.  After she came to New York, she participated 5 times in the North American Chinese Invitational Volleyball Tournament.

Winkie has 5 years of experience of coaching 12’s and under with NYC Juniors Volleyball Club and helped lead 4 teams to Junior Girls’ Volleyball Nationals.  Aside from club volleyball, she also has 3 years of experience of coaching middle school and high school volleyball.

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New York Strangers 16th Annual Volleyball Fundraiser Tournament Results!

Here is the results from our New York Strangers 16th Annual CASH Prize Tournament at Powerzone! We had a total of 28 teams registered for the tourney.

Women’s $1100:
1st place: Trainwreck
2nd place: Hilford Gils

Men’s $1300:
1st place: Mamajuana
2nd place: LVC

1st place winner

Men’s 1st place winner – Mamajuana

1st place winner

Women’s 1st place winner – Trainwreck

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New York Strangers Winter Volleyball Clinic

APEX_volleyballClinic_Postcard_DecemberAPEX_volleyballClinic_Postcard_December2New York Strangers Sports Organization is excited to announce once again we will be collaborating with APEX for Youth for our 2nd Volleyball Clinic for Youths!

Open for Boys and Girls from 10 – 14 years of age at any skill level

Location: PS2 Gym – 122 Henry Street, New York, NY 10002

Dates & Time:

Saturdays, December 5th – Drop Off: 4:30pm – Pick Up: 6:30pm

Saturdays, December 12th – Drop Off: 4:30pm – Pick Up: 6:30pm

Saturdays, December 19th – Drop Off: 4:30pm – Pick Up: 7:30pm

How to sign up:

1) Download this Consent and Waiver Form

2) Fill out and sign the form

3) Mail form to:

New York Strangers Sports Organization

126 East 12th Street, #2B, New York, NY 10003

*Space is limited to 25 participants

For more information, email: clinic@nystrangers.org

 

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NYS + APEX Youth Volleyball Clinic Photos!

Thanks to all participants in the recent NYS + APEX Youth Volleyball Clinic! We hope everyone had a blast and are definitely planning on running more clinics in the near future.

Photos from the clinic are up!

 

As a regisered 501(c)3 non-profit organization, New York Strangers Sports Organization relies on donations and fundraising efforts in order to provide free Youth Clinics to the community. If you would like to contribute, you can donate here. All donations are tax deductible and greatly appreciated!

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Volley4Nepal – a New York Strangers fundraiser campaign

On April 25, 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit the small village of Barpak of the Gorkha district. With a death toll of nearly 7,000 and 14,000 people injured, the country of Nepal is in need of desperate funds to rebuild damaged homes, provide food and shelter and fund various campaigns to help the needed. The country is calling for foreign help and humanitarian aid. Unfortunately, efforts to deliver aid has been difficult to achieve due to landslides as well a poor weather. The United Nations is estimating that more than 3 million people are in need of assistance. According to their calculations, emergency funding of $415 million is needed to successfully help those affected.

Signs in Bhaktapur, Nepal call for help and question how foreign aid is being distributed
Source: BBC

With the summer season fast approaching, the New York Strangers is hosting an open-bar fundraiser on May 8th at Mercury Bar East from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. For the price of $40 a person, we encourage everyone in the volleyball community to attend and help raise funds for the victims of Nepal while celebrating the start of Spring and Summer time volleyball. Friends and family are more than welcomed to come!

Mercury Bar East
493 3rd Ave & 33rd St
New York, New York 10016

Date/Time: May 8, 2015  6:00 pm- 8:00 pm
Price: $45
Link to Facebook Event

For those who cannot attend but wish to contribute to the fundraiser, the New York Strangers will be accepting Paypal payments, please click HERE.

Source: CNN.com, BBC.com

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2015 Chinatown New Years Parade

Thanks to all the members, new and old who came out to walk with the club for Chinatown’s 2015 new years parade.  The weather held out for everyone today and the parade was a successful even.  We were able to help promote our upcoming children’s volleyball youth clinic.  Here’s the link to our upcoming even this coming spring and some pictures from today’s parade event.   a few videos from the event will be uploaded here.

https://www.youtube.com/user/NYstrangers

http://nystrangers.org/2015/02/new-york-strangers-volleyball-clinic/

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New York Strangers Volleyball Clinic

New York Strangers Sports Organization is excited to announce that we will be collaborating with APEX for Youth for our 1st Annual Volleyball Clinic for Youths!

Open for Boys and Girls from 10 – 14 years of age at any skill level

Location: PS2 Gym – 122 Henry Street, New York, NY 10002

Dates: Saturdays, April 18th, May 2nd & May 9th

Time: Drop Off: 1:00pm – Pick Up: 4:00pm

How to sign up:

1) Download this RegistrationConsentForm (中國版)

2) Fill out and sign the form

3) Mail form to:

New York Strangers Sports Organization

126 East 12th Street, #2B, New York, NY 10003

*Space is limited to 25 participants

For more information, email: clinic@nystrangers.org

 

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