Charlotte Starlings

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Starlings Volleyball, USA, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, believes every girl deserves the opportunity to play club volleyball, regardless of socioeconomic background or level of play.  Starlings dues, if any, are a fraction of most junior club costs, with the goal that no girl is turned away because of inability to pay.  Beginning in 1996 with a single inner-city San Diego team, Starlings has grown to become the nation's largest junior volleyball club, serving more than 3,000 girls in more than 65 clubs nationwide. We will provide a quality volleyball experience to girls in our community regardless of financial hardships or skill level through exposure to individualized and team training. We provide our girls a platform to showcase their skills by placing a team in JVA competition.  All participants will receive training from dedicated and passionate college and high school coaches and players whose desire is to  raise the participation of volley ball in the minority community. Experienced college coaches will provide insight and assistant the collegiate recruiting process we realize that ;most college coaches do not get an opportunity to recruit during normal high school season, so playing club volleyball is a huge benefit for athletes who are interested in playing at the next level.  

our mission

Our vision is to provide girls with equal access to our volleyball programs I underserved communities' regardless financial hardship or skill level through exposure to training and participation in the sport of volleyball, while using platform of the sport to empower within each player, academic excellence, healthy lifestyle choices and excellent character. We will conduct clinics at various sites in targeted areas of Charlotte to train and mentor any interested. We realize that playing sports can change everything because girls who participate in sports are less likely to get involved in drugs or crime, more likely to graduate from school and less likely to become pregnant.

 

WHY STARLINGS MATTERS

In the United States, high female dropout rates are correlated to economic risk. The dropout rates are even worse for girls of color: nationwide, 37% of Hispanic female students, 40% of Black female students, and 50% of Native American/Alaskan Native female students failed to graduate in four years...