"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.
Congrats to coach Rick Reyes for being named Metro League "Coach of the Year".
Congrats to coach Rich Thompson/ OVA Asst. Director for a 3rd place finish in the Metro League.
Midtown YMCA- 2021 W Street
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
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 to Power Process- See below.
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.
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
We are very excited to introduce OVA Boys' Volleyball. Please enter your contact information here in order to receive our club news.
Boys & Girls Club
Simmons Center- 25 Massie Court
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 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.