How we became Evolve
- evolve verb, (used with object)
1. to develop gradually: to evolve a scheme.
2. to come forth gradually into being; develop; undergo evolution: The whole idea evolved from a casual remark.
3. to develop by a process of evolution to a different adaptive state or condition: The human species evolved from an ancestor that was probably arboreal.
Evolve was founded by Kelly Porter and Kelly Van Winden in 2007. Both had long been troubled by the fact that Club volleyball was dictating family’s schedules around volleyball. The overly long season, the training schedule, the finances, and the political agenda all contributed to what seemingly was supposed to benefit the young adult. This did not fit Kelly and Kelly’s ideas’ in developing a young athlete’s skill and character.
Their solution was to start EVOLVE VOLLEYBALL. Their goal was to provide young athletes in the Napa Valley an opportunity to play the game of volleyball and develop their character. Kelly and Kelly recognize the importance of teaching more than volleyball. These are years to develop values, self esteem, self-confidence, accountability AND trust. Evolve Volleyball partners with parents to support that growth. It is Evolves’ mission to not only train the skills of volleyball, but to grow the character of the athlete.