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One Team, One Alliance

Dedication toward mindful development of the complete athlete

Our Philosophy:

1st Alliance Volleyball Club is dedicated to developing junior volleyball players in a friendly, caring, competitive environment.

Our Record:


Alumni who have competed at the Division I Level


Of Alumni playing college volleyball since 1999


in the nation for division I athletes since we began

Our Program

  • Multiple girls teams competing in age groups, from 10 & Under (3/4th Grade) through 18 & Under (Seniors)
  • Nationally recognized boys program, Lions Boys
  • An in-house, co-ed, developmental Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer Leagues
  • A nationally-recognized Beach Volleyball program
  • Lessons, clinics, camps, and early youth programs


First-Place Gold Medal National Championships (AAU & USAV)


Second-Place Silver Medal Finishes at National Championships (AAU & USAV)


Third-Place Bronze Medal Finishes at National Championships (AAU & USAV)

History - 1st Alliance VBC

1st Alliance was created to be the premier Chicago club volleyball program.

Lions Jrs. was organized in 1993, with the goal of becoming a top Chicago volleyball club. Thanks to the efforts of our coaches and early athletes (many of whom have returned to the club as coaches), Lions Jrs. quickly developed a strong reputation for volleyball excellence, both regionally and nationally.

In 2004, sensing an opportunity, Lions joined with 2nd City VBC and Club Elite VBC to form 1st Alliance Volleyball Club. Our goal was to bring together elite-level athletes and teams to represent the Great Lakes Region at the national level.

These clubs committed their resources, talent, and facilities to make 1st Alliance one of the top Chicago club volleyball programs.

In our inaugural season, we qualified each of our 1st Alliance teams for USAV Nationals in Houston. Since then we have continued to qualify our teams in the open divisions at Junior Olympics with successful finishes each year.

1st Alliance has chosen a combination of the strongest junior tournament events in order to make our competition schedule one of the toughest in the country.