We nurture empowered women to act as agents of change. Our young women don’t just sit at the table, they own the table. Our mission is to transform lives in the now, so that more lives will be transformed in the future.
The journey to leadership is not easy. It requires recognizing and then overcoming personal challenges and preconceived limits again and again and yet again.
Volleyball is a means in and through which self-imposed fragilities can be confronted, understood, and ultimately conquered. Our mission at City Volleyball is to field teams that are comprised of individuals operating at their highest potential, functioning as a cohesive
whole, unified in the pursuit of a single goal. City Volleyball’s operating principle understands winning to be a holistic process rather than an accumulation of points. In other words, we believe that by focusing on the journey of preparation, the destination of victory lies is inevitable.
My vision is unique insofar as it is vision of nurture rather than of measure, of cultivation rather than judgment. Each player is simultaneously understood to be both an investment and a stakeholder in the success both of their lives and the club. The uneven, non-linear path that is coextensive with greatness is given space and time to unfold itself in the lives of the individual young women who compete with us.
The skeptic is surely justified in asking, “But will they win titles?” But as far as City Volleyball and I are concerned, this is precisely the wrong question. Proper questions ask whether each player is achieving to potential, whether the team is operating as a unified whole, and whether each and every decision regarding team management is made with the long-term interests of both individual players and the team as a whole. Those are the proper questions. When those questions are lived as operating principles, they inspire confidence, grit, loyalty, and sacrifices. They inspire greatness.
And when greatness is achieved, titles follow.