REFLECTING THE VISION AND HARD WORK OF GENERATIONS PAST, NOW FLOURISHING IN THE PRESENT AS A TESTAMENT TO FAMILY LEGACY.
"FAMILY CREATED, FAMILY-OPERATED, & FAMILY-ORIENTED."
IMUA Volleyball Club was founded in 1988 by Vincent Rosa, Sr., a highly experienced volleyball coach who wanted to provide boys in the Monterey Peninsula with an opportunity to play volleyball at a high school level. What started as a small group of friends soon grew into a highly competitive team that dominated Northern California volleyball in just a few years. IMUA Volleyball Club's success wasn't only due to the hard work and dedication of its players on the court. It was also built on the love and traditional culture of Hawaii that Coach "Uncle" Vincent Rosa brought to the team. Players, coaches, and their families came together regularly for gatherings and events that strengthened the bonds between them. Even after 20 years, these bonds persist, creating a sense of camaraderie that is unique to IMUA.
Over the years, IMUA Volleyball Club has evolved and competed under different names but its commitment to excellence has never wavered. The club has achieved championship titles in every Northern California Volleyball Association division and Far Western Championships from BB Silver to AA Gold division. Today, IMUA Volleyball Club is one of the top youth and junior indoor and beach volleyball clubs in all of the Central Coast of California. In fact, IMUA has produced more student-athletes to play at the next level than any other volleyball club in the last decade. We are committed to providing the best service for our volleyball ohana (family) and helping our players succeed both on and off the court.
If you're looking for a volleyball club that is dedicated to helping its players reach their full potential, look no further than IMUA Volleyball Club. Our commitment to excellence, combined with our unique family-oriented approach, creates a supportive and empowering environment for all of our student athletes.
Whether you're a beginner or an experienced player, we welcome you to join our team and become a part of the IMUA family today.
Coach John Companion, the living legend of volleyball who has left an indelible mark on the game. As one of the original standout athletes from the inception of the IMUA Volleyball Club, Coach Companion has built a reputation as one of the most accomplished players to ever grace the sand.
Coach John Companion is widely regarded as one of the greatest setters in the history of Monterey County volleyball. His impressive skills, impeccable technique, and unparalleled court vision have earned him a reputation as a true master of his craft. Coach Companion's ability to read the game, anticipate his opponents' movements, and create scoring opportunities for his team has set him apart as a setter of exceptional talent and skill. With countless assists and strategic plays to his name, he has cemented his place in the annals of Monterey County volleyball history as one of the all-time greats.
But it's not just his accomplishments on the court that make Coach Companion stand out. He is also an instrumental mentor and coach to countless student athletes, helping to build their skills, confidence, and love for the game. His passion for volleyball is contagious, and he instills that same enthusiasm in his players, inspiring them to reach new heights and achieve their full potential.
Coach Companion's dedication and commitment to the sport are nothing short of inspiring. He has devoted his life to volleyball and has left an indelible mark on the game, both as a player and a coach. His impact on the IMUA Volleyball Club and the wider volleyball community will be felt for generations to come.
His influence can be seen in the way that the club operates, in the success of its athletes, and in the memories that will be cherished by all who have had the privilege of working with him. Coach Companion will always be a part of the IMUA Volleyball Club 'ohana, forever woven into the fabric of the club's history and identity.
Coach Manley Bush Jr., or Coach Pom as he is fondly known by many, a legendary figure in the world of volleyball in Monterey County. He is one of the original athletes, coaches, and mentors of the esteemed IMUA Volleyball Club, which has become a prominent force in the local volleyball scene. With over two decades of experience in the sport, Coach Pom has helped shape the club's success and remains a vital part of its rich history and community.
Coach Pom's coaching philosophy is centered around the values of hard work, discipline, and teamwork. He believes that success is not just about winning, but about developing the character and integrity of his players. He instills in them a sense of pride and responsibility to their team, their community, and themselves.
Today, Coach Pom continues to be an integral part of the IMUA Volleyball Club Ohana-family. He remains a mentor, a companion, and a beloved figure to all who have had the privilege of working with him. His legacy will continue to inspire generations of athletes to come, as they strive for greatness on and off the court.
Coach Albert Velasquez, affectionately known as Mr. V, is a retired Principal with over three decades of experience coaching volleyball in Monterey County. He has established a reputation as a dedicated mentor and father figure to the youth, particularly through his founding of the Salinas Valley Volleyball Club.
Mr. V has coached every age group from 12 to 18 years old, with a focus on teaching fundamental skills and fostering a strong sense of teamwork. He has an impressive track record of success, having jumpstarted numerous volleyball careers with student athletes in the Monterey County.
In addition to coaching, Mr. V has played an important role in implementing the elementary volleyball program in the City of Salinas parks and recreation department. He has also won various accolades, including the City of Salinas volunteer of the year award in 1990 and a remarkable 15 consecutive City of Salinas 6th grade volleyball league championships. Beyond coaching, Mr. V can often be found attending local volleyball matches, showing his unwavering support for young players. With his compassionate and supportive leadership, Mr. V seeks to inspire young players to love the game and develop into a family of trust on and off the court.
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