ELITE VBC Founder Andrew Vazquez

Competing as a professional on the AVP for over a decade being ranked as high as top 50 in the United States, after salvaging an athletic career that had ended at the collegiate level with a double ACL tear, Elite Founder Andrew Vazquez has since established the premier technical and physical training environment in club volleyball.

Competing professionally for over 12 years Andrew was fortunate enough to have trained with and competed against some of the greatest players to ever play the game including multiple gold medal Olympians and Olympic athletes. Training Partners have included Olympic Gold Medalists Tom Hoff, Reid Priddy, Dane Selznick and Olympic Bronze Medalist Bob Samuelson, as well as Loyola Marymount Head Coach Tom Black and Boise State Head Coach Sean Garus. He also competed professionally with Bronze Medalist Bob Samuelson, LMU head coach Tom Black and finished professionally as high as 3rd place in the prestigious Manhattan Beach Open. Not only has Elite Founder Andrew Vazquez been fortunate enough to train with and play professionally with some of the best players to ever play the game, he has competed professionally against some of the greatest players of all time, including 3 Time Gold Medalist Karch Kiraly, Gold Medalists Eric Fonoi and Dane Blanton and all time greats Adam Johnson, Mike Whitmarsh, Tim Hovland, Jose Loyola, Eduardo Bacil, Canyon Ceman, Ricci Luyties, Matt Lyles, Brian Lewis, Scott Ackatuby, Jeff Nygard, Lee Legrand, Brent Doble and Kevin Wong.

Along with over a decade of the some of the best playing experience the sport of volleyball could provide, Andrew has also been able to work with some of the best coaches and trainers in the world. Working as an understudy and training daily with Olympic Gold Medal Coach Dane Selznick for years, spending time with Gene's team and Bronze Medal Coach Gene Selznick, and Club X and 10 year Mira Costa coach Cameron Greene. Andrew also competed professionally with Bronze medalist Bob Samuelson and LMU head Coach Tom Black. With this type of playing and coaching background it's no wonder the technical knowledge at ELITE is far beyond the standard club level. Coupled with being a former division I soccer player, a professional level trainer since 1992, and working with some of the worlds best trainers, including David Frederic, one of the first ever Reebok Master Trainers, Jerzey Gregorck, former world record holder in multiple olympic lifts, and Scott Fuji, former National Team Taekwondo coach and one of the only private Taekwondo team coaches to ever place 3 athletes on the National Team, Andrew's experience in both arenas is unparalleled. Now he has brought this knowledge to The Elite Volleyball Club and created a learning environment that is years ahead of the competition, an environment that allows any athlete willing to take instruction and learn, to develop to their true full potential and obtain collegiate scholarship status. 

With multiple players earning college scholarships through Elite, heading off to Fairleigh Dickinson U, Montana Tech, Fordham, Colgate, UConn, Cal State Fresno, and others, we are especially proud of the fact that to date, Every player to spend 4 years or longer in our Elite program has gone on to play for full scholarship at the collegiate level!

With national level experience in volleyball and athletic training it's not surprising what has gone on locally as well. To date Elite has continued to set some very high standards in both the club world and the high school arena.

 

Local Coaching Accolades?

Lead 4 different high schools to CIF quarter final or better appearances

Lead Thousand Oaks high school to their best 3 years of volleyball in the schools history with Athletes moving on to play for UCSD, UCSB, and Hawaii.

In only one season at D4 Viewpoint High School lead them to a CIF semifinal appearance

In 4 seasons at Chaminade lead the High School to the best league finish in school history on both the girls and boys side - built the best volleyball program in school history - built Chaminade summer volleyball camp into biggest sports camp on campus increasing attendance by over 400% in just 3 summers

Only club to build a Junior Olympic qualfying team from the ground up, moving a group of players from 8th grade up to sophomore and junior year and qualifying as a 17's team, same team ranked #9 in 17's in Southern California, 11 spots ahead of SMBC top 17's team.

http://www.scvavolleyball.org/documents/18sPoints_021.pdf

Only club in our area to ever develop a player to professional beach qualification - and accomplished this while still at the high school age

Only club in our area to ever develop a college player to the ranking of top 10 in Womens division I volleyball in either kills per set or points per set, Our Elite player held top ten rankings in both categories.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Elite Volleyball Club and my lifes work will forever be dedicated to my father, Edward Sr., who passed away on the morning of September 30, 2010. His memory will live on forever through this tribute and his family.

A tireless worker and perpetual optimist his energy, charisma, intelligence and humor propelled not just his family, but all who knew him to greater things in their lives.

Father, friend, coach, teacher, corporate man and proprietor, he wore many hats and wore them all well. Holding multiple masters degrees and pursuing not just higher levels of education but higher levels of awareness and understanding his perseverance in all aspects of life was driving motivation for everyone who knew him.

As the career athlete my childhood memories include so many different aspects of sport. Training, practices, tournaments, travel, but the memories that stand out the most, some of my greatest childhood memories, have always been centered around my father. The years he coached my club teams. The tournaments he took time off of work to attend with me and support my athletic career, and the few times we had throughout the hectic schedule to get away from it all, fishing, hiking, exploring.

He has been there through everything for me. My double ACL tear in college, that ended my college soccer career and goal of professional play. The revival of my athletic career through volleyball and one of my first ever AVP events in Atlanta, GA near my hometown of Knoxville TN. The shattered bone in my left hand that put a screeching halt to my climb up through the professional volleyball ranks. He has always been there, giving his support and guidance, hoping and helping me create a path that he knew would bring joy to my life and to his.

My father forever inspired my family and I , and accomplished so many things centered around his family in his lifetime, our gratitude and love for him goes beyond the scope of what words can express.

 

My Father, Edward A. Vazquez Sr., rest in peace,

my time spent with you and your memory will live on forever 

 

September 24, 1939 - September 30th, 2010