Endless Momentum Volleyball Club formed in 2019 with only one team, 8 girls, and a dream. The club director, Nicole Wentz, brought her enthusiasm and passion for volleyball to an area that didn’t have much history in volleyball. The local Recreation League had grown to the point where several families were ready for travel volleyball, especially at the middle school ages.
In the first year, the club fielded a 12u team with 8 girls. Since 2019, and after a halt due to the Coronavirus pandemic, EndMo steadily grew year after year. In 2022, Endless Momentum grew by 400% and formed eight teams, including two boys teams (14U and 18U). The passion for volleyball started to spark with the players and the parents! Between last year and this year, two parents from the club rallied their communities together to convince their local school districts to create a volleyball program at their schools. One district created two teams to start in 2022 and the other district approved volleyball for next year.
This expansion into the communities allowed EndMo to find passionate students in Title 1 (low income) schools and give them a chance to play for their travel team when they otherwise would have never been afforded the opportunity for lack of knowledge of a team and lack of funds to pay for it. Because of the passion Nicole brought to the club, and the club brought to its players and parents, the trajectory of these students/players lives have changed and can continue to change as the future opens up for them.
“We are continuing to grow based on the goals that our athletes learn, develop, are challenged, and love the sport of volleyball,” says Wentz.” We believe that every athlete that wants to play volleyball should have the opportunity to play regardless of family income.”
Endless Momentum, utilizes several fundraisers to offset the costs for their families, as well as raise money for the club to purchase training equipment and cover additional tournaments. These include a Yeti Cooler raffle, a PS5 raffle, shoe drives and a SuperBowl fundraiser. Athletes can sell chocolate for Gertrude Hawk, sell mums, wreaths and spring flowers, and work with the company Sporfie to sell business sponsorships. The club uses Sporfie to live stream all of the club tournament matches at no cost to the viewer, and local businesses have the opportunity to purchase ad space on the stream. Over 70% of the money raised goes…