The Mizuno Blazers is a USAV volleyball club in the Heart of America Region. The team is based in the Shawnee, Gardner, and Olathe, KS area. For the 2008-2009 season the Mizuno Blazers will host competitive teams in the 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18

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Kimberly D. Service -- Club Director
Head Coach: Mill Valley High School

Club Director:  Mizuno Blazers Volleyball Club

 



There’s no such thing as the off-season!

 

 

Note from the Director:

The Mizuno Blazers Volleyball Club is dedicated to providing the highest quality volleyball experience for senior high school aged girls and younger (Ages 10-18). We believe that all athletes who wish to participate in our program will have the opportunity to learn at their own pace, with athletes of similar age and skill level. The Mizuno Blazers Volleyball Club provides stability, experience, and opportunities for the young athlete to find their own level of commitment. The players in the club are from neighboring communities, allowing new friendships to develop between the girls. Exposure to a new coaching staff provides a more in depth and a broader understanding of the sport. Volleyball is a "sport for a lifetime"--from friendship play at family outings to the Olympic National Team level. Become part of the fastest growing sport in America. The Mizuno Blazers Juniors Volleyball Club is one of the most established and best-organized programs in the area.

29 Years Coaching & Playing Experience:

2009 - Chairperson, Kansas All State Selection Committee

2006 - Present   Board Member, Greater Kansas City Volleyball Coaches Association (Choosing the Kansas High School All-Star Team)

2006 - Present Head Coach Mill Valley High School, Shawnee, KS


2005 - Assistant Varsity Coach Mill Valley High School, Shawnee, KS

 

2003 - Present Junior Olympic Volleyball Director & Founder of the Mizuno Blazers Volleyball Club

 

2001 - 2003 Junior Varsity Coach Mill Valley High School, Shawnee, KS

 

2001 - 2002 Women’s Power A Volleyball Player

 

1999 - 2001 Head Coach Washington High School, Kansas City, KS

 

1999 - 2001 Junior Olympic Volleyball Coach, Sunflower Juniors Volleyball Club

 

1993 - Graceland University, Johnson County Community College and Neosho County Community College Recruit

 

1989 - 1992 Player on the top State Contending Team: Shawnee Mission Northwest High School

 

Coaching Accomplishments:

  • Kansas Volleyball Association (KVA) Ranking of 5th in the state - Mill Valley High School 2007-2008 
  • 2007 – 2008 Varsity Record of 31-7
  • 2 High School League Titles
  • Coach for Gold 16U Mizuno Blazers Team that was a Flight 1 Qualifier at the 2004 Colorado Crossroads National Qualifier
  • Numerous 1st place finishes at all levels of club volleyball and high school volleyball 
  • Numerous former players recruited at various college levels
  • Completion of numerous certifications, clinics and volleyball courses