In 2018, a handful of individuals came together with a shared vision: to build a volleyball club that would epitomize excellence. They knew their mission was to create a space where people could dig deep and discover their true potential. With no volleyballs, carts, equipment, or practice facilities, they made one simple promise: "No one will ever outwork us." And from that moment on, they dedicated themselves to fulfilling that promise, a commitment that has endured to this day.
Their humble beginnings saw only 17 people, but their determination knew no bounds. They salvaged nets from a trash bin and borrowed volleyballs for their first tryout and practice. Young NU Breed was one chaotic moment from disaster, but they refused to give in. They rebuilt a cart with three wheels, eventually taping on a fourth, and improvised trash cans as makeshift ball carts. Even the volleyballs they used were donated, destined for the trash, yet they made the most of those 11 balls, diligently airing them up before every use.
Fast forward to the present day, as they enter the 23/24 club season, and the NU Breed Volleyball family has grown exponentially. Over 200 athletes have attended our three tryout sessions, with more than 100 athletes already signing up before October 7th. The club now boasts a boy's team and the potential for a second boy's team. Additionally, there are plans for two teams in Reedley, California, reflecting the expanding reach of NU Breed Volleyball.
With 15 teams on their list, the club may soon need to add more to accommodate the ever-increasing number of athletes interested in joining their ranks. This surge of interest stands as a testament to NU Breed Volleyball's impact on the community. It is a testament to the unwavering dedication of those who believed in the club's vision from the very beginning.
The success and growth of NU Breed Volleyball would not have been possible without the invaluable contributions of Coach Hailey, Coach Chan, Janá, and Coach Ana. These individuals were the driving force behind the birth of NU Breed in 2018, infusing the club with their energy, expertise, and love for the sport. Their leadership and guidance have shaped the club's culture, fostering an environment of passion, perseverance, and excellence.
As NU Breed Volleyball continues to make its mark in the volleyball community, one thing remains constant: its unwavering commitment to hard work and determination. Their story is a testament to the power of a shared vision, the resilience to overcome obstacles, and the transformative impact a group of dedicated individuals can have when they come together with a common purpose.
Today, NU Breed Volleyball stands tall as a beacon of inspiration for aspiring athletes, proving that dreams can become a reality with the right mindset and unwavering dedication. Their story reminds us of the boundless potential within each of us and the incredible heights we can reach when we refuse to be outworked.
We are NU Breed, the rumor of something good.