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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Henry C. Service -- Head Coach
Club Director:  Mizuno Blazers Volleyball Club

 

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

 

Note from the Director:

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 areas.  For the 2010-2011 season the Mizuno Blazers will host competitive teams in the 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 age divisions. One of the best of its kind in the area, the Mizuno Blazers Volleyball Club is a Junior Olympic Volleyball program, for young female athletes serious about the sport of volleyball. The club offers volleyball teams for girls in most age groups, at all skill levels, providing a comfortable match of ability, for maximum skill development. Top level coaching and training will be provided by experienced coaches dedicated to offering a higher level of volleyball beyond the interscholastic experience. This program was developed for those athletes who desire more skills training and competition than is available during a regular school season. For the highly skilled athlete that seeks to compete against the best junior teams in the country, our regional, local, and inter-regional teams offer a more intensified level. Our local travel teams allow for a more competitive team environment, create an opportunity for local travel and the chance to meet new people, while attracting the most talented volleyball players from Kansas, Missouri, and beyond.

37 Years Coaching & Playing Experience:


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

 

1999 - 2001 Freshman/Assistant Varsity Coach Washington High School, Kansas City, KS

 

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

 

1987 - 1991 Setter, University of Alberta “Golden Bears” Volleyball Team, Edmonton Alberta, Canada

 

Coaching Accomplishments:

  • 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