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Boys Volleyball News:


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Special Message from Head Coach Blake Orlov:
Thank you to all of the boys and their families for another great volleyball year. We are proud of how each of you have grown and become better players individually and better players as a team. We wish you great success with the upcoming school volleyball tryouts. Go Bounce!


Team Highlights:

18 Red: What an incredibly strong year finishing 24-7 in matches winning 17 straight sets. Now that’s a winning run! This great group athletes always made the playoffs, always made the top 3 and finished in the BB bracket at the Palos Point Series. Let’s not forget the tournament Championship. The power of motivation and determination. The 18s redefined success.

17 Red: Each player made incredible strides individually as as a team. This special group of young men never gave up and it paid off on Jan 19 when the 17s took 2nd place at the Sync Invitational. A great way to end the season!

16 Red: A great group of players that worked together as a team and an incredible support for the 15s Red. Each person contributed their best and their hard word paid off making 2 semi-final appearances, 1 final appearance and winning the Copper Division at McCormick Place. It only goes up from here!

15 Red: This is one of the best 15 volleyball teams in the area beating numerous 16U teams, winning back to back Silver Division Championships namely the bid tournaments at McCormick Place in Chicago ending in 9th place and St. Louis with an incredible 7th place finish! An amazing accomplishment! This team established themselves to be a top team in the Northwest Suburbs. Boys, you worked hard as individuals and as a team. Be proud of what you’ve accomplished.

15 Blue: A hardworking team that persevered! This great team made several playoffs beating several 16U teams. St. Louis was a great accomplishment finishing the season winning 4 of 5 matches and became the Copper Division Champions! Each boy had an incredible work ethic and had minds of steel! Those qualities will pay off as you move forward in your volleyball career. Great job!

15 White: This team was unique in its make up. It consisted of many boys under the age of 15, yet competed at the 15 level. It was a huge learning and development year. The result: strong minds, great skills, determination and playing at the higher level will make this team tough in years ahead. Stay together boys!


Great 3 days of volleyball at the McCormick Place in Chicago for a bid. A great venue with plenty of room for volleyball players and parents.

The 15 Red had a great showing! They ended Day 1 in first place with 3-0. Day 2 was a bit tougher sending us into the Silver Bracket. That didn’t stop the team. They rallied together and won the Silver Division against Adversity. We started Day 1 seeded 25th, and ended with a 9th place overall finish. Great job to all of the boys for their hard work, dedication and perseverance. Go get em’ in St. Louis!

The 16s Red team went 6-3 on the weekend, but went 5-1 in the last 2 days of the tournament. Congrats on the team for winning the Copper Division. Get ready for St. Louis!

The 17 Red team took 2nd at a Sync tournament falling 15-13 in game 3 of the championship. A great performance and the team should be proud!

PARENTS: Did you make your St. Louis reservations? Time is getting close.

15s Red had a great showing on Sunday at the Adversity Invite! Entering the finals, the 15s were undefeated! The 15s Red took 2nd place with 15s Blue right behind in 3rd. View the 15′s page for a few great pictures!

18s were at Palos Points this weekend defeating top programs such as Sports Performance, NVC and St. Louis High Performance! It’s exactly what we need going into January’s bid tournaments! Go 18s!

Hitting Aces and Taking Names at Palos Point

Our 16 Red Team played a fantastic Day 1 with a 2-1 finish for 2nd in the pool. The team worked well together to bring a strong Day 2 finish with a 3rd place finish in the pool. Great job guys on making big strides from our first tournament.  We all look forward to what you can accomplish next!

15 Red played well against 16 teams winning some key games and holding their own in some tight situations. A 6 point difference between 5-1 and 3-3 undefeated against 15s teams.

15 Blue showed some true passion out on the court winning 5 out of 10 games on day 1 including a match win against a 16s team! Day 2 was a bit of a nail biter with 2 close 3 game matches. Great work as a team!

A Fantastic Start for the 17s and 18s in our first Volleyball Tournament!

On 10/27 Chicago Bounce participated in the first tournament of the season, the Adversity Invite held in Vernon Hills.

The 18 Red team achieved a second place finish after a hard played 3 games against Energy in the Championship game! The 18 Red was certainly ‘red hot’ as they worked together as a team to beat each team, including the multiple home Adversity teams to make it to the Championship game. “The 18 Red came together as a team and knew what they wanted to accomplish,” said Blake Orlov, head coach of Chicago Bounce. “We’ll continue to build off this wonderful momentum as we prepare for the next tournament. They should be proud of their accomplishment.”

The 17 Red team also showed themselves to be a building powerhouse. The team worked together to take down the home team as well as TNT 18s team to make it to their first playoff!  “The momentum is building and they clearly know what they need to do to take their playing to the next level,” continued Coach Orlov. “We all look forward to their performance at the next tournament. They’ll be ready!”

Check the team pages for latest pictures!
ATTN: 15 U Red BOYS: Wednesday practice time has changed to 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Sachs Center.

ATTN: 16U Red BOYS: Wednesday practice time has changed to 5:00- 7:00 p.m. at the Sachs Center.

The time changes are for the remainder of the season.

Be sure to check your team page for volleyball practice schedules, locations and tournaments.

Houston to Host 2014 USAV Boys’ Junior National Championships


What is Gold Metal Squared?

This summer, Coach Blake Orlov participated in Gold Medal Squared coaching clinic.  Chicago Bounce Volleyball will be implementing the new techniques and philosophies used by Team USA, top clubs such as West Allis, and highly respected coaches around the country.  Check out the website at


Chicago Bounce Volleyball Club offers two great ways to play volleyball:

National teams, which include play in top level tournaments.  These will include Palos Points Series, Winter Boys Championships January 18, 19 and 20 at McCormick Place, The Gateway Boys Festival February 15, 16 in St. Louis and Nationals June 28-July 5 in Houston, TX.  The National teams will have the option to attend The California Classic in June as well as other tournaments throughout the season.

Regional teams, which play in weekend tournaments, including at least one Palos Points Series and Winter Boys Championships January 18, 19 and 20 at McCormick Place. We will offer Regional level teams the opportunity to play through the summer, with the decision and payments on Nationals to be made before the end of the season. Players from Regional teams do have the opportunity to join a team for the summer if interested.

Highlights from the 2012-2013 Volleyball Season:

It was a great 2013 volleyball season for Chicago Bounce Volleyball! Our boys program brought home 6 tournament championships and had runner up finishes 10 times!  Our success amongst the local competition continues to thrive, and we outperformed the local competition consistently.  Chicago Bounce is a club on the rise both locally and Nationally.

Our boys program for the first time qualified two teams for Nationals in Reno.

The 14 U boys took 9th at Nationals!  This is the best  finish ever by any Chicago Bounce team!

The 15 U boys tied for 27th at Nationals in Reno.

Congratulations to Jeff Habjan, Andy Murphy and Sam Watson who all committed to playing Division III Volleyball.


The girls program had 3 teams in the Windy City Power League.  Each team showed great improvement throughout the season culminating with a trip to the Asics Nationals at Navy Pier.  Preparing each team for their HS volleyball futures.


Volleyball Links:

Webpoint: Renew membership, HP High Performance Camps

Great Lakes Region for USA Volleyball