It all started with a daughter...
"Why don't you start a club?"
When Steve Yates's teenage daughter asked that question, he had no idea just how serious she was. His 6th grade daughter missed tryouts, but was eager to play her second year of club. After a couple "pie-in-the-sky" conversations, and an 8AM call from a high school coach (standing with his business savvy teenager), the girls junior volleyball branch of Buckeye Volleyball Club was born.
A small team was formed, and within a few years Buckeye Volleyball Club was regarded as one of the most respected and competitive clubs in the Ohio Valley Region.
Now, 23 years later, Buckeye is home to over 62 teams and captured Numerous tournament championships over the last few season. Buckeye Volleyball Club now works out of two facilities located in Columbus, Ohio and Newark, Ohio. In 2014, Nike became the main sponsor of Buckeye Volleyball Club. This volleyball affiliation is one of only 50 in the United States. Athletes are outfitted each year in the newest apparel offered by Nike.
...and it's all possible because a few girls just wanted to play.