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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. 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, Francis W Parker, Glenbard South,  Homewood-Flossmoor,  Latin School of Chicago, Lemont,  Lincoln-Way Central, Lyons Township,  Marian Catholic, Marist High School, Mother McAuley, Munster High School, Nazareth, Oak Lawn, Oak Park River Forest, Sandburg, Shephard, St. Ignatius, Stagg, 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

Congrats to Sam Pethokoukis on her successful college careerMore
Catie Cronister (Class of 2016) honored as SoCon Co-Player of the Year. This comes after she earned Freshman of the Year last season.More
Eval Schedule Now Posted under Practice Schedule
Congratulations to Coach Bob Heersema, Eugene Pinkhasik, and Anne Eastman Kuziela as they embark on their quest for the NAIA Championship title and clinch their conference with the SXU Cougars
Cassidy Wyman commits to Saint Xavier University
15 & 16U Uniform Ordering Day - Wednesday, 11/8 & 11/15
Join the SXU Cougars at their home gym on Tuesday @ 7pm. Mention Michio and you get in for free
Tryouts for high school players who have finished their season - 11/5 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. - Remember Daylight Savings Time!
13's & 14's - Uniform Ordering Day - Friday 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. at Evergreen
Bridget Holly commits to Northeastern University