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Keep up-to date with everything Nickel City Volleyball related - from schedule changes to tournament results, you can find all NCV news here!

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NCV Returns to the Courts!

Posted on November 2, 2020 at 3:25 PM


We are excited to announce that we have secured a practice facility and are able to begin our 2020-2021 club season!

While we are excited to get back on the court, this club season will look a bit different in terms how tryouts and practices are run, tournament participation and even the number of teams we can accommodate. We have posted information regarding our return to play guidelines, updated cost/fee structure and tryout details for all to review. And slides from our informational meeting are available on our documents page" target="_blank">HERE.


 We look forward to returning to the court and seeing everyone again soon!

 Please note the tryouts currently posted are for players interested in joining one of our competition/travel teams only.

For those interested in the Practice Squad - we are still planning the practice team season and will share a separate announcement and sign-up information when details are available.

2020-2021 Season In the Works

Posted on October 6, 2020 at 1:00 AM

We hope everyone is happy, healthy and safe! While we all don't have our normal fall school volleyball season to enjoy at this time, we hope everyone is finding ways to stay active.


The staff and coaches of Nickel City Volleyball have been working hard to find ways to make our 2020-2021 club season a reality given the current state of affairs. With Buffalo Public Schools currently restricted to virtual learning and their return to in-person schooling uncertain, we are not able to confirm use of our normal practice sites. We have been searching out alternative locations and have some prospects that we are optimistic that we will be able to use and hope to have more information/confirmation in the coming weeks.


Our returning players and families will be alerted to any updates by email as soon as details become available. For any new families interested in being alerted to updates for the 2020-2021 season, please subscribe to be added to our mailing list or check the website periodically for new information.


We are very hopeful that Nickel City Volleyball is able to hold a full training and travel season and anxiously await the day we are able to get back on the court!

2020 Season Ends for Nickel City Teams

Posted on April 1, 2020 at 5:50 PM

The Nickel City administrative staff has been closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19 and realize that this unprecedented event is going to keep us from resuming normalcy for quite some time.

With guidelines continually evolving and uncertainty of when activities will resume, Nickel City has decided to cancel the remainder of the 2020 volleyball club season for all teams.

We will be working to issue refunds for all tournaments remaining on our schedule. We hope everyone continues to remain healthy and safe and look forward to when we can come together once again!

15R Take Copper at Winter Challenge

Posted on March 2, 2020 at 11:55 AM

Congratulations to the NCV 15 Regional team who won the Copper bracket of the VolleyFX Winter Challenge this past weekend.

NCV faced the Cicero Stars in the final and after losing the first set 19-25, came back strong to win the next two sets 25-17 and 15-9.

Great job team!!

All NCV Final at the NFVB Freeze

Posted on February 23, 2020 at 1:00 PM

This weekend both our 17 National and 18 Regional teams participated in the 18u division of NFVB Freeze tournament.

Both teams placed in the Silver playoff bracket after pool play and advanced to the final! The teams battled point for point in a very close match, but the 17N were able to push ahead at the end winning the match 25-22 and 25-21.

Great job to both teams!!



17s Take 1st Place at the Icicle Challenge

Posted on February 18, 2020 at 1:00 PM

The NCV 17 National team came out on top this weekend to win the IREVA Icicle Challenge with a 7-1 record!

The team's only match loss of the 3-day tournament was their first against the Onondaga Hurricanes. NCV met the Hurricanes again in the Gold final and came out on top in a 2-set win.

Congratulations to the players and coaches on a great weekend!

WEVA Festival Results

Posted on February 10, 2020 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Our 16 Regional and 18 Regional teams participated in the WEVA Festival Tournament on 2/9 and each had an overall successful day!

The 16R came in 2nd in their pool advancing to the Gold playoff bracket. The team lost in the quarterfinal to the eventual winner.

The 18R also came in 2nd in pool play and advanced to the Gold playoff bracket. The team continued to stay competitive making it to the final 4 before losing in a close fought match.

Congratulations to both teams!

Making a Smooth Transition from High School to Club

Posted on November 22, 2019 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Check out the blog article below from the Art of Coaching Volleyball with some great tips to make the transition from the high school season to the club season!

Recruiting Showcase Dec. 1st at Buffalo State

Posted on November 18, 2019 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

The Buffalo State women's volleyball program will be hosting a Western New York Recruiting Showcase for any interested players, grades 9-12, on Sunday, December 1, 2019 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Buffalo State Sports Arena.


This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in playing at the collegiate level to showcase your talent and learn about the process!


College coaches across NY, OH and PA including Buffalo State, University at Buffalo, John Carroll, Clarkson, SUNY Geneseo, Hiram, Elmira, SUNY Delhi and many more will be in attendance.


The cost is $80 per athlete, REGISTER TODAY!

NCV 15s & 17s End Season at WEVA Rally III

Posted on April 15, 2019 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)

The NCV 15u and 17u teams concluded their tournament season this weekend at the WEVA Rally III in Brockport, NY.

Our 17u lost in the Gold bracket semi-final to Paradigm Hot Shots 17s, while the 15u lost in a close 3-set Silver bracket quarterfinal to the Pride 15s. Both teams played hard and should be proud of a great season!

Congratulations to NCV 16u on a Great Season!

Posted on April 10, 2019 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

The Nickel City 16u team finished their season with a strong finish at the Penn State Behrend Tournament in Erie, PA on April 7th. The team finished second overall in the tournament losing to the Club Ashtabula 16-Fowler team in the final of the gold bracket.

Congratulations and great work this weekend and this season overall to the players and coaches and thank you to the parents and family/friends for your support!!

End of Season Clinics

Posted on April 7, 2019 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Team practices officially conclude this week and our final travel team tournaments are on April 14th. To officially close out the season, we are offering several position and skills clinics through the end of the month (no clinics over Spring break). All clinics will be held at Waterfront Elementary School from 6-7:30pm.

As the clinics are geared toward specific positions, registration is limited to 15 participants so be sure to register soon.

View the CLINICS tab for details or to register. We are considering additional clinics and will send out a notification if we do add to the list. 

Summer Camp Resources Page

Posted on March 29, 2019 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Nickel City does not currently offer any of our own club-run camps, however we do post information and links to summer camps available throughout WNY. If you are in need of camp options check out our Summer Camps page!

Thank You Coach Maria Roberts!

Posted on March 29, 2019 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Thank you to Coach Maria Roberts of Buffalo State College for a great offensive skills clinic! Everyone LOVES hitting, so it was great to learn some new techniques to make our offense more effective.

NCV 16u Wins the Silver Bracket at Digfest in Brockport, NY

Posted on March 18, 2019 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations to the NCV 16u players and coaches as they won the Silver Bracket of the Digfest Tournament on March 17th! The team went 4-0 in playoffs, beating the Lakers 16u in the final. Way to go Nickel City!!

Thank You Coach Stephanie Albano!

Posted on March 12, 2019 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Thank you to Coach Stephanie Albano of Daemen College for an awesome team defense clinic!

Thank You Coach Lenika Vazquez!

Posted on March 6, 2019 at 11:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Thank you to Coach Lenika Vazquez of Canisius College for a great first clinic! Our players and staff learned some great new techniques and drills to continue improving our volleyball fundamentals.

NCV 16u: Gold Finalists at the LAVA Tournament!

Posted on February 18, 2019 at 7:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations to the NCV 16u players and coaches who went 6-0 in pool play and advanced to the Gold final at the LAVA Valentine Challenge on Feb 17th. The team lost in a close 3-set final to the LAVA Scorch. Great job team!!


Posted on January 1, 2019 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

We are looking forward to a fun and exciting 2019 club season! Wish all of our players and NCV families a safe and happy New Year!

Serve and Pass Nights

Posted on December 23, 2018 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

It's been nearly a month since many of us have touched a volleyball, so to get back into the groove before teams practices begin we are offering "Serve & Pass" nights for our teams! These are optional practices that will consist of serving, passing and other mini games to help get the dust off before team practices begin the following week!

Wednesday, January 2nd: 15u team & Practice Squad

Thursday, January 3rd:16u & 17/18u teams

Both Serve and Pass nights will be held at Waterfront Elementary from 6 - 7:30pm. So that we may plan accordingly, please email to let us know if you will be attending by Monday, Dec 31st.