How It Started
In 2009 Justin DeBlasio and Brandon Taliaferro were coaching a team in Anaheim Ca. That year they made it to the 18s Open JO Finals (and won) and noticed 7 of the 12 players on the court were from South Orange County. Based on that, they realized there was not an elite option for Club Volleyball in the south county area. They decided to open a club for players of all skills so they can train and develop here locally and compete on a national stage.
Teach every athlete the game of volleyball and to train them to reach their potential as an athlete and as a person.
We are Third party influences in athlete’s lives. We understand each athlete spends more time with their teachers and coaches than they do at home. We take great pride in teaching athletes about life through sport.
Why join 949 Volleyball Club?
ONE: Over the last 10 year’s 949 Athletics has earned 8 National Championship Junior Olympic Volleyball Gold medals!
- 2018 13U Gold Medal (National Championship)
- 2018 18U Gold Medal (National Championship)
- 2017 14U Gold Medal (National Championship)
- 2017 17U Gold Medal (National Championship)
- 2016 16U Gold Medal (National Championship)
- 2015 15U Gold Medal (National Championship)
- 2014 16U Gold Medal (National Championship)
- 2013 18U Gold Medal (National Championship)
- 2012 14U Bronze Medal 17 & under Bronze Medal
- 2010 15U Silver Medal
In years before starting 949, Justin DeBlasio has won JOs twice (2009 18 Open and 2005 14 Open) as a head coach and earned numerous medals in the years in between.
TWO: Our gym is a state of the art training facility.
Our floors are Teraflex made by Gerflor. The same Official floor of the London Olympics and current all FIVB Volleyball matches. No other training facility has this type of floor that reduces the impact on the player's joints, ligaments, and tendons.
THREE: We understand that Volleyball is only one aspect of your Son or Daughter’s life. We strive To create a respectful environment in which student-athletes receive positive athletic instruction, experience challenging competition, and learn life skills that will help them beyond the volleyball court.
Our Commitment to You
To offer quality coaching which focuses on fundamentals and as well as high-level techniques. To promote sportsmanlike behavior inside and outside of the gym. To respect and nurture the balance between athletic and academic excellence. To instill the values of integrity, dedication, and hard work. To make sure you have FUN!
949 has a permanent 15,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art volleyball specific, training center. This means that practices are not cancelled or rescheduled due to the needs of other, 2nd and 3rd parties.