Bulgarian Volleyball Academy is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) volleyball organization that aims to promote volleyball among children in the Bulgarian community in Chicago. The Academy was founded in September 2019 by Stoyan Slavov, Simeon Mladenov, and Boyan Petev.
Our team of licensed professionals is committed to building and maintaining an atmosphere of collective spirit, discipline, and positive emotions.
BVA is offering a variety of quality volleyball programs for athletes 8 to 16 years of age.
Whether you are new to the sport or have experience, we are sure to have a program that welcomes you to our club. Learning at BVA extends beyond volleyball skills to include values like sportsmanship, cooperation, leadership, encouragement, and teamwork.
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Our volleyball program combines the best methods used to train young athletes in Europe and the US.
The first and main goal is to develop and maintain the interest of adolescents in collective sports and the desire for improvement.
At the same time, we are working on building technical, tactical, and physical skills so that each competitor can maximize their potential.
The project started in September 2019 with two age groups:
- 8 – 10 years old (Boys & Girls)
- 10 – 12 years old (Boys & Girls)
By the end of 2019, more than 35 kids from the Bulgarian community in Chicago took part in the training process.
The most challenging year for athletes and sports organizations…
2020 was a real rollercoaster. We started our Winter program with more than 55 kids in 3 different age groups. Unfortunately, only a couple of months later, all sports programmers were put on hold due to the global pandemic of Covid – 19.
Our first summer program was a huge success with more than 55 participants.
The main goal was to improve the physical condition of all players and have lots of fun.
After the successful Summer program, we moved to indoor volleyball at the Little Bulgaria Center.
Bulgarian Volleyball Academy was registered as a club with the Great Lakes Volleyball Region. That was a huge milestone for our Non – Profit Organization.
Our Boys & Girls teams can now participate in the official competitions, organized by USA Volleyball.