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Chicago's Leading Volleyball Club


Michio Chicago Volleyball Academy has 4 core principles: integrity, teamwork, discipline and dedication.

Our mission is to provide our players and coaches with the highest level of mentoring, both on and off the court . We believe that a small family atmosphere is critical. We know that it takes a collaborative effort from players, parents, and coaches to make this an unique experience for all involved. Our passionate and enthusiastic  staff include college and high school coaches along with experienced players working constantly to develop their teams. All of us work together to ensure that all players in our club are receiving the best training possible. We also provide a staff to help guide and assist high school players in their college recruiting process. Every week, colleges are reaching out to our staff about our players and staff members have formed great relationships with these colleges. Many of our alumni are doing great things. Each year, many of them are leading their conferences with Player of the Week awards, Rookie of the Year awards, and a few who are leading the country in different categories with the NCAA. In 2017 alone, Michio had 2 players who were named Player of the Year in their respective conferences as sophomores. In 2016, Michio had 3 players with Freshman of the Year accolades. This is a tribute to how our staff trains and develops our players each season. 

In just 7 years, Michio has gained tremendous respect nationally and is ranked one of the top clubs in the state of Illinois and in the country. Michio Chicago VBA qualified many of its teams for the USAV Junior National Championship since its inception and won the USAV National Championship in 2012 in the 15 Open division. In 2017, almost half of our teams qualified for the USAV Junior National event, making it the most successful year in Michio history. In 2015, our 17 National team finished 5th in the country in the Open Division. In 2016, our teams finished very high in both the USAV and AAU national championships. 17 National finished 2nd and 16 Premier finishing 3rd at nationals and took 1st in the Sports Performance President's Day Challenge. Our 18 National team was crowned Patriot Champs at the USAV National Championship.

With a 96% retention rate, Michio proves to be a club where players feel valued and parents are happy. We don't believe in moving players around unless it's necessary. We don't just manage our players; we teach and develop our players. Each player, regardless of the team that they are on, is given the same opportunities and the same attention.

Michio Chicago VBA draws players from many different schools including Andrew, Benet Academy, Chicago Christian, Crown Point, DeLaSalle, Fenwick,  Homewood-Flossmoor,  Lake Central, Latin School of Chicago, Lemont,  Lincoln Park, Lincoln-Way Central, Lyons Township,  Marian Catholic, Marist High School, Mother McAuley, Munster High School, Nazareth, Oak Lawn, Oak Park River Forest, Providence, Richards, Sandburg, Shephard, St. Ignatius, St. Laurence, Stagg, TF South, Tinley Park, Wheeler, and Whitney Young.


All clinics and camps are open to the public.

Michio - / Mee chee oh/ - a person with the strength of 3,000 men

If you have any questions about our program, please email the club director

Latest News

15 National takes 3rd at the AAU National Championship!
Emma Best and Molly McDermott earn All American at 2018 AAU National Championship
15 National wins again! Final 4!!!!!
15 National compete in top 8 winning Challenge Match in their 3rd day of play at AAU's - Good luck to them tomorrow to compete for top spot
13 Premier takes 1st in Youth Classic Premier Division, 12 National takes 2nd in open division and 13 National finishes in 3rd place in 13 open
DePaul Volleyball Camp - Tuesday, 6/5 - 5 to 8 p.m. at Evergreen. $20 for each player. This camp is open to all 15 - 17 year olds
Zanea Spencer commits to University of Illinois at Springfield
Rachel DeFries commits to Truman State University
Kasey Brennan commits to Upper Iowa University
12 National, 12 Premier, 13 Premier, and 14 Premier all qualify for the USAV Junior National Chamionship in Detroit