US Juniors Beach Volleyball-Daphne is an established volleyball program located in Daphne, AL. Our goal is to increase the volleyball skill level of athletes within the eastern shore and surrounding schools. With direct ties to United States Juniors Volleyball Academy, US Juniors -Pensacola, SoloSpike Advanced volleyball Training and SoloSpike Hitters Clubs, US Juniors Beach Volleyball is dedicated to providing great instruction to each and every athlete.
US Juniors Volleyball leadership begins with Dave Omtvedt. Owner and developer of SoloSports Advanced Technologies-SoloSpike (www.solospike.com), Dave has worked with coaches and athletes at all levels. He has created equipment and training protocols used by some of the top high schools, clubs and colleges in the country. Dave & SoloSports advanced technologies was the first company to create the technology to measure player's hitting speeds. They partnered up with the AVCA to develop the AVCA Phenom program as well as doing all the hitting testing for the Under Armour All America Game. SoloSports Advanced Technologies-SoloSpike was a pioneer in the introduction of advanced hitting equipment, video analysis and top hitting training protocols.
Prior to moving to the Southeast, Dave Omtvedt also started a volleyball club located in Mankato, MN called United States Juniors Volleyball Academy (USJVA), quickly growing to one of the largest clubs in the area. The clubs foundation was based on fundamental skill development, which allowed for a strong and steady growth.
In 2013, Dave expanded his indoor club to the beach. Beginning with just a few teams, USJVA has expanded to over 35 teams. Over the past 4 years, USJVA players have captured 72 Tournament Championships and 55 Tournament Championship Runner-ups.
Dave Omtvedt also started up the first volleyball program at Bayshore Christian School in Daphne, AL. The program started with a meager 9 volleyball players back in fall of 2013 and growing into a program 5 years later with 48 players. The team made it to the final 4 championships in 5 years. Placing 3rd in only their second year, 2nd their 3 year and winning the championship the past 2 years. Bayshore never suffered a loss their past 2 years. David Omtvedt had a combined record was 109-20, his team winning their last 60 matches.