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Young ladies proving there are no limits in volleyball

Team Purple Passion takes time out for a photo op with their faithful mascot during a recent tournament at American Academy, featuring several local residents: Front Row: Coach, Dee Ann Arey (Esperanza); Second row: Ashley K. (Sapphire Pointe), Megan G. (Sapphire Pointe), Bella I. (Castle Rock), Amy E. (Castle Pines Village); Back Row: Ashley Z. (Centennial), Ceci D. (Highlands Ranch), Callie M. (Forest Park), Lexie L. (Highlands Ranch).

Submitted by South Metro Volleyball

During the past year, the Arey family of Esperanza has gotten more and more involved in the local sports organization South Metro Volleyball. Last summer, a friend recommended South Metro to Tim and Dee Ann Arey as a great source for youth volleyball programs. Just looking for some good volleyball fun, the Areys found more than they expected.

While 13-year-old McKinsey was the first to join a team, older sister Bayleigh quickly caught the bug. Soon after, both mom and dad were also on the court.

“We were so impressed with the entire organization that we decided to get more involved. One year later, we are both coaching!” exclaimed Dee Ann. “Both of our girls are playing on competitive teams, regularly participating in fantastic skills camps, and Bayleigh is even getting involved in [youth] coaching!”

For the Areys, perhaps the biggest attraction to South Metro was the quality of coaches and the level of skill advancement they offer. Their family has been to volleyball programs all over the area, and they have seen a large variety of coaching styles. However, the combination of high-caliber coaching, strong focus on the kids, and the reasonable pricing of South Metro Volleyball was unbeatable.

South Metro provides kids and families an alternative option to clubs, while providing the same level and commitment to helping kids achieve their maximum potential. “We love the fact that it is a year round organization,” said Tim Arey. “We have seen both of our daughters dramatically improve their skills and become very effective on the court. We have also been blown away by the caliber of coaching that we’ve seen!”

In addition to the programs it has provided for several years, South Metro Volleyball has also been ramping up to offer a true alternative to expensive elite club programs. The new program is called No Limits Volleyball Club, and it features kids from all over the Denver Metro Area who are unable to play for traditional elite clubs due to time commitment, financial restraints, or any other of the numerous reasons.

The No Limits Volleyball Club was founded on the basis that there are indeed no limits as to who can play good volleyball, regardless of age, shape, size, gender, current ability, or family situation.

“We have a daughter with special needs, so a traditional club calendar would be very hard for our family. Someone recommended South Metro, so we tried it to see how we would like it. After one session, we saw amazing changes in our oldest daughter. The coaching was impressive. We were hooked after that. We are even more excited about the upcoming club option!”

After a very successful yet intentionally contained inaugural year, the No Limits Volleyball Club expects to field at least 20 club-level teams for the upcoming 2012-2013 season. For more information about South Metro Volleyball or the No Limits Volleyball Club, keep your eyes posted on



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