Great Lakes Volleyball Inc. (GLV Inc.) was founded in 1990 with the building of The Great Lakes Volleyball Center in West Chicago, Illinois. At that time the Great Lakes Volleyball Center was the first facility in the United States built from the ground up. The original facility had four courts within an estimated 20,000 square feet. In 1994 the facility was expanded to six courts with an additional 11,000 square feet.
In 2003 GLV Inc. purchased five acres in Aurora, Illinois and a new 60,000 square foot state of the art facility was built that includes eight spacious courts that sit on top of three layers of plywood and 36,000 pieces of rubber to provide one of the softest playing surfaces available. The Great Lakes Center includes the following:
Full time retail store that includes a wide variety of apparel, team wear, accessories & educational videos.
Expansive, full service weight training facility.
Full service training room.
Large, spacious concession area.
10,000 square foot mezzanine viewing area overseeing all eight courts.
Parking for 300+ cars.
GLV Inc. has evolved into an extensive volleyball business providing a full spectrum of services to the volleyball community that includes the following:
America’s largest camp & clinic program.
GLV Inc manages the Sports Performance (Aurora, IL), and Sports Elite (Barrington, IL) Volleyball Clubs and is a 50% partner with the Team Sting Volleyball Club (Birmingham, AL). GLV Inc also provides technical development and coach education programs for Club Kace (Chicago, IL) as well as working with numerous clubs around the United States on a consulting basis.
Youth development programs including “VolleyTots” & “MiniVolleyball” to expose the sport of volleyball to the 5-10 year old age level.
Home of the Great Lakes Power League.
Home to numerous leagues and tournaments for all ages and levels of play.
Recruiting video services for athletes pursuing a collegiate scholarship.
Full service consulting to assist volleyball organizations in developing short and long term planning to ensure a successful business model.