Stacy Sykora Special Clinic

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9TH @ MARIN ACADEMY

8:30am - 10:00am  |  All 11s and 12s players
10:15am - 11:30am  |  Liberos and DS from 13s and 14s teams
12:00pm - 1:15pm  |  Liberos and DS from 15-18s teams


Meet Stacy Sykora, USA Volleyball's first Libero

Friday, December 8th. 7:30 - 9:00pm @ Marin Academy

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Stacy is a three-time Olympian and silver medalist. She played with the US Women’s
Volleyball team for 15 years and was the first to ever play the Libero position. She is
considered one of the best to ever play, winning awards such as Best Libero and Best
Defender at the World Championships and USA Volleyball Player of the Year. Prior to
her professional career, she was a two-time all-American outside hitter at Texas A&M
where she also played basketball for a year. Her freshman year in track she won the
Southwest Conference championship in the Heptathlon. Stacy was a 5A high school
all-state athlete in four sports.

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In April 2011, on track to compete in her 4th Olympic Games with the #1 ranked team
in the world, Stacy’s team bus overturned on the way to a match in Brazil. Stacy was
the only one seriously injured. She sustained a brain injury and was in a coma for four
days and paralyzed for five days. She was given a 20% chance of survival but
overcame those poor odds to make a run for the 2012 Olympics. Unfortunately, she
was unable to complete her run and was forced to end her volleyball career due to
vision issues sustained in the accident.

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Stacy has maintained the amazing energy and positive attitude she is well known for
by teammates and fans. She is a motivational speaker and continues to be involved
with volleyball. She runs camps and has coached the USA Select A1 National Team
(USA U16 National Team), the 2015 US Women’s Junior National Team and the US
Girl’s Youth National Team. She has also been an on-air analyst at the FIVB World
Championships in 2014.

Come out on Friday night to hear her story, ask her questions, and meet this amazing athlete. And on Saturday, join Stacy in the gym as she puts on a clinic for the Liberos and Defensive Specialists in the club. (Details coming soon)



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Defensive Specialist Clinic with USA Volleyball's Natalie Hagglund

Saturday, November 18th @Marin Academy

3:00 - 4:00pm Clinic with 13s and 14s Defensive Specialists
4:15 - 5:00pm Q&A with Natalie (all players and parents welcome)
5:00 - 6:15pm Clinic with 15-18s Defensive Specialists


As part of our Position Development Program, we are excited to bring Natalie Hagglund into our gyms to lead a clinic for our Defensive Specialists! 

Natalie was a member of the USA National Team from 2014 - 2016, played professionally overseas, and attended USC. Her career highlights include:

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  • Starting libero for Team USA at 2015 Pan American Cup leading the U.S. to the gold medal as she averaged 3.05 digs per set with a 39.6 receiving efficiency
  • Starting libero at Pan American Games as Team USA won the gold medal and she averaged 3.77 digs per set
  • Tallied 11 digs and 47 percent excellent reception mark at the Montreux Volley Masters, her first event with the U.S. Women's National Team
  • Selected AVCA All-America First-Team for three consecutive years (2011-13) to conclude her collegiate career at University of Southern California
  • Selected Pac-12 Libero of Year in 2012 and 2012
  • Ended career with school career leader in digs with 2,362 and third in Pac-12 history
  • In 2009 with Summer Ross, was youngest team to ever qualify into the main draw of the AVP Manhattan Open

Natalie is currently our sales rep for REN Athletics, the provider of this year's jerseys and warmup package and we are so excited to be working with her this season!

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