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new! middle school tryouts: Sunday, October 2nd

All tryouts are held at Midtown YMCA at 2021 W street. Tryout fee: $10 (please pay in cash at tryouts)

Please complete tryout form here (coming soon). All players are required to visit website and purchase $14 AAU Membership (good for one year): Visit: Enter OVA Club Code: W37A4E

  • Grades: 4-6 from 9:00-10:00am
  • Grade: 7 from 10:00-11:00am
  • Grade: 8 from 11:00-12:00pm

We are excited to introduce our 4th year of club volleyball. We're one of the fastest growing clubs in the Sacramento area, due to our in depth knowledge of technical training for middle school players. We pride ourselves with teaching MS players the Jump Float, Jump Set, 4-step approach, Back Row Attacks, Swing Block, and Out of System format. Some of our top 7th and 8th grade players are current standouts at the top middle schools in the area for having learned these advanced skills.

We offer 3 different levels of training: Prime (beginners), Premier (intermediate) and Nike (advanced). Our top coaches involved with the learning process for all middle school teams include: 

  • Rick Reyes/ Club Director: Head Varsity Coach at McClatchy high School
  • Rich Thompson/ Asst. Director: Head Varsity Coach at River City High School
  • Molly Hanrahan: Head Women's Coach at Folsom Lake College
  • Blaine Peterson: Head Varsity Coach at Roseville High School

For more info call Rick at 916-505-0215.

high school & Middle School clinics:

Girls & Boys- Beginner to Intermediate Skills. Grades: Advanced 6th grade-11th. Fee: $25 per clinic. $40 per 2 days.


  • When: Every Tuesday & Thursday:
  • Middle School: 6:15-7:15pm
  • High School: 7:15-8:15pm
  • Where: NEW OVA Training Center at 2703 5th street #6 (NE Land Park)

2022 Club Photos

Testimonials from Parents

The ENTIRE OVA coaching staff is fantastic--knowledgeable, professional, patient, and encouraging.  Thanks for giving our kids of all skill levels a chance and instilling confidence in them!!  --VVF

The positive training environment and the bonds she has made with her teammates are just a couple of reasons why my daughter enjoys playing for OVA. As a beginner she has learned so much already and it’s wonderful seeing her confidence grow! Thank you OVA!! 

"You’ve given my daughter confidence and teamwork skills!!!". Anonymous

"Coach Rich Thompson works impressively well with my daughter, Tilda, by focusing on every body mechanic and letting her know when a movement looks out of place"... Tionni

"We have been so impressed with the coaching our daughter has received through OVA—the coaches and atmosphere are very positive, encouraging, and give the team confidence to master new skills and techniques"....Megan and Matt Moyneur

What is Gold Medal Squared?

"Gold Medal Squared is the collaborative effort of some of our countries most successful and experienced coaches. Founded by the late Dr. Carl McGown in 1985, today the tradition of excellence lives on. Our staff has been at the top of the game at every level: High School, Club, Collegiate, Professional Foreign Leagues, and International competition."- GMS

Our Club Director, Rick Reyes, has his credential in Gold Medal Squared, and has been pursuing its teachings since 2008. Everything from Swing Blocking, 4-Step approach, Passing, and Serving Mechanics is taught to beginners to advanced players.

OVA Philosophy

All of our teachings are based on the Gold Medal Squared philosophy (see below), as well as studying the most successful teachings from around the country... Players from the surrounding areas will take part of the newest volleyball club in Sacramento. All players are coached by our experienced OVA coaching staff, and supervised by the director.

We look forward to seeing you on the court!
Rick Reyes/ Club Director

OVA training process

Our process for creating successful athletes is with our GMS philosophy and model. We believe that if we teach and train athletes the proper way, we can accelerate the learning process. At every training session, we are consistently assessing players and motivating them to learn, while building confidence.

We teach advanced techniques for all players and preparing them for varsity volleyball. While most clubs are placing players on Premier and Power teams in their first year as club players, we emphasize our Prime --> Premier -->Power training progression

My 20+ years of teaching youth development has enabled me to create this foundation, while observing many players make their high school teams, and having successful collegiate careers.

Coach of the Year award

Congrats to coach Rick Reyes for being named Metro League "Coach of the Year".

Congrats to Coach Rich T.

Congrats to coach Rich Thompson/ OVA Asst. Director for a 3rd place finish in the Metro League.

Gym Locations

Simmons Center- 25 Massie Court

Giving to Children of Colombia

OVA gives back! The purpose for OVA Foundation is to provide children from Colombia with much needed volleyball equipment to our little sister club in Calima, and clothing to the boys and girls of Bolivar. My recent trip to Colombia in December 2019, was to give boys and girls from my mother's home town of Bolivar the gift of clothing. My next trip to Colombia is to provide volleyballs, t-shirts, shoes and uniforms to our newly adopted volleyball academy in Calima, and more clothing and shoes to the youth of Bolivar. Thank you Kombat Ink for your kind donations.

  • Giving out t-shirts
  • Child receiving uniform
  • Kids receiving new jerseys
  • Donating to local volleyball club
  • Calima Volleyball Club players posing for photo

OVA Gives Back

During these trying times, I have been handing out food at Leataata Elementary School to much needed families. Additionally, I have been donating soccer jerseys to children. It feels good to give back! Thanks to Kombat Soccer for their contribution of the jerseys. It's made many kids smile! -RR

OVA 2021 Season Photos

  • OVA 15 Nike places 3rd in 16U Div Tourney
  • Coaches Rich and Rick
  • Copeland and Chloe pose
  • Erin and Kira
  • Sofia J says all good here
  • Rick directs Prime players
  • Grass coaches Rich, Brittany, Christian, Juliana and Rick
  • Sofia attacks for a point!
  • Big block!
  • Thanks Kucina @ Lumpia for the amazing food!
  • Grass Kickoff Meeting
  • Adaleena, Sophia, Cassie and Isabella pose!
  • Celebrating Seniors, Ellie, Gabby, Sydney, Taylor and Olivia
  • OVA 14 Gold place 3rd in 14U Division
  • Grass League Kick Off
  • Coach Rich 1st day at Simmons

OVA 2020 Season Photos

  • 14 Premier at Golden State Classic
  • 14 Power at first tournament
  • 14 Premier team bonding
  • 14 Power warming up
  • 14 Power on break
  • 14 Premier
  • 15 Premier Black
  • 15 Premier Gold
  • 14 Power at Golden State Classic places 10th
  • OVA 14 Power & 14 Premier teams at Golden State Classic
  • 14 Prime at first tournament
  • 13 & 14 Prime teams in team huddle

Midtown YMCA- 2021 W Street

Contact Us

Contact Us

Olympus Volleyball Academy

Phone: 916-505-0215