USA Volleyball has announced in its official website that the Triangle Volleyball Club, from North Carolina, has been named the 2018 S.T.R.I.V.E. (Sports Teach Respect, Initiative, Values and Excellence) Organization of the Year by the National Council of Youth Sports. The club was honored for its “kids first” approach to safety and efforts to to prepare its players for life beyond the court:
“With special thanks to the NCYS sponsor AIG, this award recognizes an organizations’ commitment to kids’ health, wellness and safety, demonstrating to young people that Sports Teach Respect, Initiative, Values and Excellence (S.T.R.I.V.E.) in a safe, fun, positive environment. Triangle Volleyball Club offers up the whole star-studded package with an impressive program of good character development and an extraordinary variety of essential safety procedures. They are clearly building the youth of today into leaders of tomorrow. They have a model program that balances the importance of life skills and sport skills. We are certain they will continue to advance the vital role these inspiring qualities play for a positive youth sports experience in a safer, more wholesome society.” – Executive Director of NCYS, Wayne B. Moss
The STRIVE Award for Organization of the Year, now in its seventh edition, honors youth and amateur sports organizations that demonstrate a heartfelt passion, an enthusiastic commitment and a contagious spirit to help kids succeed in amateur youth sports activities while keeping young athletes safe.