About Us


Northern Elite Volleyball Club is a not-for-profit club that was created in 2009 to assist the youth in Northern New Mexico to learn and train in the sport of Volleyball. Under the direction of Brian Ainsworth, a 6 time New Mexico State High School Volleyball State Championship Coach and recently named as the American High School Coaches Association Regional Coach of the Year, athletes will be trained on the various aspects, techniques, and strategies of the game of volleyball. Our coaches will emphasize on a daily basis the art of sportsmanship, hard work ethics, and the specific techniques necessary to be successful in the sport of volleyball.

Northern Elite started out with one team and nine athletes and has grown over the years to be one of the most recognized clubs in the Sun Country Region. Teams are structured to have 8 - 10 players per team to allow members an opportunity to train and compete in Regional and National Tournaments.

Each team will have assigned coaches and will play a minimum of 6 tournament dates. Club fees will be kept at a minimum to make this the most cost effective club in Rio Rancho/Albuquerque area. (If teams would like to participate in more than 6 club events, costs will be evenly distributed to all the players on the team.)