WLVBC Motto - "When We Serve Well, Good Things Happen"
The part of the motto that is supportive of volleyball is straightforward: We teach fundamentals and provide opportunities for our players to serve each other on the court as teammates, and when they do this well, good things happen. They may win, they may lose, but they learned how to work together, win together and lose together. All good things as they are life lessons.
But this motto is also about serving others, outside of volleyball. The motto doesn’t say, “when we serve well at volleyball tournaments, good things happen.”
One of our objectives at WLVBC is to reinforce the notion that we are a team….we are a community….that we can see positive things happen when we volunteer to help others….the concept of giving to others in service to them is a critical element of team work.
We reinforce this concept on the court, and also by volunteering for community outreach….in short, we give back to our community, by serving them with local projects.
WLVBC leadership believes this differentiates us from other clubs that are solely focused on volleyball.
We have had more than a few parents say, “we aren’t looking for volunteer opportunities via a volleyball program.” That is valid. And to them we say, “we wish you well, and perhaps WLVBC isn’t the type of club for you.”
BEING SELFLESS IS ONE OF THE MOST CRITICAL SUCCESS ELEMENTS OF ANY TEAM. We believe this, and we live this on the court…and off the court.
Community outreach WLVBC has been involved in: Food Pantry, Backpack Ministry, Tree of Life, Humane Society, Salvation Army, Interfaith Food Collection. We even ask other clubs to contribute sometimes when we have scrimmages to bring everyone together and serve the community.
"Those Who Serve Well Scholarship"
In August 2016, the WLVBC Board established a "Those Who Serve Well" Scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to a representative who has been involved in the club and lives our club motto.
The 2016 recipient was Jordan Croson who graduated from Loudoun Valley High School and is now attending the University of Alabama. Jordan has been involved with this club program for many years. Not only has she played on WLVBC teams, she has coached, encouraged and spent countless hours of her time volunteering and supporting this program. She has been without question a top role model for young adults throughout the community in Western Loudoun. She is enthusiastic in everything she does and lives our motto without a doubt on and off the court.
The 2017 recipient was Reilly Canard who graduated from Foxcroft School and is now attending Virginia Tech. Reilly was involved with our club for many years and her love of volleyball has always been apparent. She is one who has always jumped at an opportunity to help and share her love with kids at all levels. Reilly is a true leader, loves volleyball and gives of herself all around, and always with a smile. She exemplifies our club motto.
The 2018 recipient was Jake Kaplan. Jake fell in love with the game of volleyball at the age of 10 and has been fueled by that love ever since. On and off the court, Jake spent the bulk of his eight-year Club volleyball career at Braddock Road Volleyball Club and represented BRYC at five Boys Junior National Championships on Open Division teams. He was a part of the USA Volleyball National Team Pipeline for five years in A1, Continental, A2, and A3 programs. One of the highlights of Jake's competitive career was when he was selected to represent the United States as a member of the Men's Open Team at the Pan American Maccabi Games in Santiago, Chile in 2016. Jake most recently Jake accepted an offer to play volleyball and continue his education at Vassar College, Jake has been a key coach in WLVBC's grass/sand program for the last 2 years where he shares his love of the game with the Middle and High School kids. He truly loves sharing his passion and skills for volleyball with anyone he can.