To provide the equal opportunity for girls from diverse environments to train and compete at USA Volleyball’s Junior Olympic level and to encourage teamwork, health, positive life skills and academic achievement.
The Greater Washington DC Metropolitan area has a diverse demographic with high-performing athletes throughout. Volleyball is an NCAA sanctioned sport that provides opportunities for young athletes to achieve a college degree at a reduced cost or no cost through athletic scholarships. Traditionally, this avenue has been closed to athletes of modest financial means because of prohibitive fees associated with club play and travel. Starlings DC was created to provide exposure to the environment and competition needed to prepare athletes for successful careers throughout high school and college, regardless of their economic backgrounds. We are open to long-time volleyball players as well as new entrants into the sport.