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St. Louis Powerhitters

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Welcome to the St. Louis Powerhitters Volleyball Club website, a proud member of the Premier Invitational League! We trust  that it will prove informative and useful. Materials are continuously updated as we celebrate our successes of this past year, and plan for the upcoming 2015-16 season. This is our 11th season as a Club, making us one of the oldest and most established within the Gateway Region.

News of a general Club nature may be found at the Club News & Events link. Team-specific information, such as rosters, and player photographs and profiles, may be found on that Team's home page. All major events and deadlines are placed on the Calendar link, and the website is updated daily.

We are proud of the fact that the Club qualified a team for the USA Volleyball Junior National Championships in Dallas for the 2007-08  season in but our second year of sponsoring a Girl's program. Based on that early success, we continue to be one of the premier junior girl's programs in the Gateway Region. Below are some pictures and videos from the 2015 USAV National Championships in New Orleans, where we sent five teams (13's, 14's, 15's, 16's and 17's), the second highest number from the Gateway Region.

We cordially invite you to return often for updated information....Kevin Nelson, Club Director

The website is updated and is accurate as of 7:36 a.m. on July 27, 2015.  

Powerhitters Played at 2015 USAV National Championships - Rank 2nd Among Gateway Teams Entered

The Club is pleased to announce that the 13's, 14's, 15's, 16's, and 17's teams played at the USA Volleyball National Championships in New Orleans - please see the Tournaments or Calendar links for a list of specific play dates. The Club's five teams entered gives us the 2nd highest number from the Gateway Region competing at Nationals, and we are but one of six clubs to send more than one team.    

This acceptance follows the 14's-16's playing last year in Minneapolis. The Club is already looking forward to the 2016 Championships in Indianapolis, where it again intends to send its 13's-17's teams.  

Pictured above is the 13's team, and below the 14's. More pictures from Nationals are on the Photos link.  

Melinda Schweppe serves

Sarah Hoelscher serves

Alena Hong serves

Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Touzinsky Conducts Powerhitters-only camps and Coaches' Clinic

This was an extraordinary opportunity and will assist our teams as they prepare for the USAV National Championships in New Orleans later this month. 

Scott also met with the coaching staff on June 13, sharing his insights from his collegiate All-American, 11 year professional, and National team experiences. 

Scott Touzinsky leads 12's-14's Camp June 10th

Scott (far right) assisted by his brother Keith, the head coach at Kirkwood High School, led Powerhitters players in a free all-skills camp. In addition to a camp t-shirt, players also received "goody" bags with gifts from All Volleyball. 

Scott & Keith Touzinsky with the 15's-17's on June 11

Club Announces 2014-15 Tryout Dates & Times

The Club will host tryouts for the 2014-15 season as follows:

11's-14's Primary Tryout October 25 (Saturday) at Bernard Middle School at the following times:

11's = 8-10 a.m.
12's = 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
13's = 1-3 p.m.
14's = 3-5 p.m.

11's-14's Make-up Tryouts - October 26 (Sunday) at Washington Middle School - will be held at the same times as the Primary Tryouts on Saturday.

Primary tryouts for the 15's-17's will be held on November 22 (Saturday) at Bernard Middle School. Specific times for each age group are as follows:

15's = 8-10 a.m.
16's = 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
17's = 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Make-up tryouts for these three age groups will be held 8-9:30 a.m. on November 23 (Sunday) at Washington Middle School.  

Players should go to our Tryouts link and register on-line. Further information about the process is located there.