Additional 18's Boys Tryout (11-22-17)
Due to the fact that not enough boys were interested in a national program for the 18's team, Nightmares has decided to offer an abbreviated season in that age group. Tryouts for this team will be Sunday, November 26th, 2017 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. For those that did not tryout previously it will cost $45.00 and you need to bring the necessary paperwork.
Nightmares Boys Program Updates (10-19-17)
Warm-Up Sessions (14s-18s)
October 29th, November 5th, and November 12th @ Lake Park
Register by clicking "OASYS Registration" under the "Useful Links" section on the right side of this page.
November 19th @ Lake Park
14s-16 - 5:00pm-7:00pm
17s/18s - 7:00pm-9:00pm
No online registration. Come to tryouts with USA Med Form, Concussion Form, and proof of $10 tryout membership or full $50 membership.
Teams Offered (may change based on tryout numbers)
15 Black - Ryan Albers (Head Coach), Dave Edelmann, and Eli Miller
16 Black - Jordan Mattingly (Head Coach), John Collins, and Yuki Kurihara Stuhr
18 Black - Tom Larson (Head Coach), Sam Moua, and Jeremy Evers
Preseason Single Day - IL (TBD - Based on family availability)
Boys Winter Volleyball Championships - January 13-15 - Chicago, IL
WVA Nightmares Invite #1 - January 28 - Lake Park Sportzone
Dennis Lafata Gateway Classic - February 23-25 - St. Louis, MO
WVA Nightmares Invite #2 - March 4 - Lake Park Sportzone
Badger Region Championships - March 17-18 - Milwaukee, WI
Dale Rohde Memorial Tournament - April 8 - Milwaukee, WI
Additional Single Day - WI (TBD - Based on family availability)
Two Day Pre-National Event - IL (TBD - Based on spring sport schedules and tournament availability)
Boys Junior National Championships - Phoenix, AZ
14s (Check-in on July 2nd - Play on July 3-6)
15s (Check-in on July 4th - Play on July 5-8)
16s (Check-in on July 3rd - Play on July 4-7)
17s (Check-in on July 5th - Play on July 6-9)
18s (Check-in on July 1st - Play on July 2-5)
Optional Qualifier - Boys' East Coast Championship - May 26-28 - Richmond, VA
Nightmares Program Info Sheet
Welcome our New Nightmares Program Directors!! (9-7-17)
WVA is very honored and excited to announce the hiring of two individuals to lead our Nightmares boys program for the 2017-2018 season and into the future...
Brian Schaefer comes to WVA following an incredible run as the head coach of both the UW-Oshkosh men's and women's volleyball teams. While extremely accomplished with the Titan women's team, compiling a stellar .750 winning percentage, Brian's largest accomplishments have been made on the men's court. The UWO team under Schaefer's direction won an unprecedented six NCVF national championships at the Division I club level. He has guided 47 players to All-American awards and was named the 2005 collegiate club Division I national coach of the year. "Lumpy," as Brian is affectionately known will be serving as the Nightmares Program Director and lead coach.
Ryan Schopf currently serves as the men's and women's NCAA coach for the Lakeland University Muskies. Ryan's affiliations with WVA stretch back nearly a decade through various club satellite programs, most recently our Lake Effect branch. Schopf also possesses NCAA Division I coaching experience which he gained while working at Jacksonville State (AL) from 2011-2013. Ryan will be acting as an advisor to the program and assist Lumpy with in-gym training and logistical planning concurrently with his collegiate seasons.
Please join us in welcoming Brian and Ryan to their new roles. Be sure to keep an eye out for additional information in regards to the program as plans are finalized and presented. We are very excited that two extremely accomplished and experienced coaches will be leading our boys to great things!