Meriden YMCA

Interested in enhancing your game and playing volleyball against other clubs in Connecticut and the Northeast? New England Shock Volleyball is in partnership with the Meriden YMCA to provide top level coaching and programming for middle school and high school athletes.

New England Shock Volleyball. Photo credit: Aaron Flaum, Record-Journal
Photo credit: Eva Catalanotta 13, practices bumping the ball during a drill at a U14 New England Shock practice at the Meriden YMCA on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. Aaron Flaum, Record-Journal

Coach Ron Sparks has played, officiated and coached at all levels. As Head Volleyball coach at Queensbury High School in NY, he lead the team to 4 years of student scholar athletic awards and five trips to the State Championships. He has coached at Quinnipiac University and the University of Albany. He is currently club director and a coach with the New England Shock Volleyball Club.

For more questions on the Shock Volleyball program, please email Coach Ron Sparks at