In the spring of 2013, a group of people on a mission to set a new standard for volleyball came together and made a commitment to coaching excellence, athlete development, and support for the families who make club volleyball possible. The result is East Coast Power Volleyball; the most successful and fastest-growing club in Pennsylvania.
Long before East Coast Power Volleyball became something tangible, coaches, directors, athletes, and families were gaining experience, learning what works, and talking about how to build a better volleyball club. Founder Brian McCann relied on his unparalleled coaching success as two-time NCAA champion libero Roberta Holehouse McGuiney; Josh Steinbach, the head coach of Villanova University and former director of Philadelphia Volleyball Academy; Mike Krause, head coach of state-champions Parkland High School; and Pat Rucker, former director of Synergy Volleyball helped to shape the East Coast Power approach to positive gym culture and athlete development.
By 2020, East Coast Power had grown to offer competitive training out of six locations and had collected innumerable tournament medals, earned top finishes at Nationals, and springboarded athletes to collegiate competitions.
That summer, East Coast Power Allegheny launched. Led by Laura Zewe, an experienced club director and former Executive Director of a large volleyball non-profit, EC Power Allegheny was a natural fit with ECP’s model of attracting top coaching talent, relying on experienced directors, and ensuring every athlete on every team receives the same winning approach to instruction, with a focus on technique, discipline, conditioning, strategy, and teamwork.
Heading into our third season, EC Power Allegheny has grown from seven travel teams that first year to now providing positive volleyball opportunities for 3rd to 12th graders across two community locations, a beach program, 16 indoor teams, and training for athletes of all levels of skill from first experience camps to national competitive teams.
East Coast Power Volleyball was formed by coaches, former college players, and parents who, quite simply, love volleyball. We’ve seen our own daughters and sons grow in confidence and skill as a result of club volleyball, and now our goal is to grow the game and create as many opportunities as possible for young women and men to develop a passion for this sport we love. Volleyball is a lifelong sport, and our hope is that our players will develop a passion for the game that will allow them to continue learning, playing, and teaching volleyball for the rest of their lives.