Monday, 27 March 2023

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Kokoro Volleyball Wins JVA Club of the Month

Kokoro Volleyball Wins JVA Club of the Month

Since its inception in 2010, Kokoro Volleyball, located in the Twin Cities, has employed and provided services to individuals of all income levels, all ethnic backgrounds, and all social/political backgrounds. The services Kokoro currently offers to their athletes, families and coaches align with the meaning of the club’s name. Kokoro, translated from Japanese, means “heart;” though not just one’s physical heart, it encompasses the Body, the Mind and the Spirit. All athletes in the Kokoro program have access to volleyball training services, physical strength services, physical therapy services, mental strength services, academic tutoring services, and mindfulness/meditation services. All of those services are included in their regular season participation fees. Additionally, the club houses a chiropractic service in its facility for those that desire to add that service to their experience.

“We are extraordinarily proud of the breadth and depth of the services we offer to our community in the Twin Cities Metro and Western Wisconsin,” said Club Director R.T. Luczak.

Kokoro family members also have access to physical strength services and mindfulness/meditation services; and coaches receive those services, plus mentorship, direct oversight, coaches manuals, email templates, videos, and access to the plethora of services included in the club’s JVA membership. Kokoro’s goal for individuals to improve Body, Mind and Spirit does not begin and end inside their facility. For the past 10 years, the club has promoted the sport and assisted local elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, colleges and universities, and other youth sport programs to raise well over $1,000,000 for their programs in the Twin Cities. These funds directly impact the budgets of local youth / young adult sports, arts and sciences, extracurricular clubs, and other educational programs.

“Those programs have reported to us that with the funds we have assisted them in obtaining, they have been able to hire more staff, purchase equipment and supplies, and reduce fees for their participants,” added Luczak. “In addition our families have raised over $20,000 for local and national charities as well as volunteered over 5,000 hours of community service at the regional food bank.”

To ensure greater access to volleyball in their own club, Club Directors, R.T. Luczak and Jennifer Brathol offer work opportunities for their families to reduce program fees. In addition to…

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