50 episodes

A volleyball podcast hosted by Rob St. Claire with frequent guest appearances by VLA players, figures, and other members of the volleyball world. New episodes on Tuesdays! Video versions of all episodes available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyfo_6gkwXKdRWO5_eD4Q6wFollow Rob on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/rstclaire1VLA Website: http://www.usavla.comFollow the VLA on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vlavolleyball/

The Deep Corner Volleyball League of America

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A volleyball podcast hosted by Rob St. Claire with frequent guest appearances by VLA players, figures, and other members of the volleyball world. New episodes on Tuesdays! Video versions of all episodes available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyfo_6gkwXKdRWO5_eD4Q6wFollow Rob on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/rstclaire1VLA Website: http://www.usavla.comFollow the VLA on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vlavolleyball/

    Icemen and Friedrichshafen Libero Avery Aylsworth - The Deep Corner Ep. 50

    Icemen and Friedrichshafen Libero Avery Aylsworth - The Deep Corner Ep. 50

    Former club national champion, Loyola Chicago standout, and now professional libero Avery Aylsworth joins the show all the way from Germany!  Rob and Avery get into everything about making the jump overseas into professional volleyball that's specific to the libero position, including how to get recruited, how to get your foot in the door and win court time as a foreigner, and what defines success at the libero position at the highest levels.  Avery is in his second year with VFB Friedrichshafen in the German Bundesliga, one of the most storied clubs in all of Europe.  If you or anyone you know plays libero and has aspirations to play pro, this is a MUST listen!  Avery also talks about his VLA experience with the Chicago Icemen and gets into what his future plans are.Follow Avery on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aaylsworth408Follow Rob on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rstclaire1

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Olympian, Commentator and Vlogger Ci Michel - The Deep Corner Ep. 49

    Olympian, Commentator and Vlogger Ci Michel - The Deep Corner Ep. 49

    The Deep Corner is BACK!  Bringing back the podcast leading up to the 2022 VLA season with a great guest - Ci Michel!  Ci played volleyball in the 2012 Olympics and professionally all over the world, including in the Athletes Unlimited women's professional league in the US earlier this year, and has since covered the game as a commentator at the 2021 Volleyball Nations League and as a vlogger with the USA women's national team.  She and Rob recap a busy summer of volleyball worldwide, including VNL, the Olympics, and European Championships, plus the increasing need for a professional volleyball league in the US - don't miss Rob's thoughts on the current situation regarding Taylor Sander...Make sure you follow Ci on Instagram and YouTube and check out the VLA instagram and website for info about the 2022 season!http://www.instagram.com/vb_cihttps://youtube.com/c/CiMichelhttp://www.instagram.com/rstclaire1http://www.usavla.comhttps://www.instagram.com/vlavolleyball/

    • 1 hr 5 min
    VLA Championships Preview - The Deep Corner Ep. 48

    VLA Championships Preview - The Deep Corner Ep. 48

    Rob flies solo this week to take you through a detailed preview of this week's VLA Championships, June 22-24 live from AAU Nationals in Orlando! The "founding five" VLA Tier 1 squads will compete for the season championship with thousands of young volleyball fans watching in person, and it might be the most wide open competition we've ever seen. Get a preview of the double elimination format, schedule, and team rosters you can expect here, and check out the website, instagram, and YouTube channel for TONS more throughout the week!

    • 38 min
    NY Pride/Four to Four's Brandon Greenway - The Deep Corner Ep. 47

    NY Pride/Four to Four's Brandon Greenway - The Deep Corner Ep. 47

    New York Pride outside hitter and Four to Four podcast host Brandon Greenway joins the show this week! He talks about his unique start to his volleyball career growing up in Maryland to his college recruitment to Charleston in the EIVA, a very strangely timed position switch, and making his way to Denmark this past year for his first professional season. He also reacts to his and his team's experiences at the VLA Cup a few weeks ago, which was a stellar weekend full of volleyball, before chatting with Rob about their shared pursuit, volleyball podcasting. Brandon breaks some exclusive news about some of the Four to Four crew's summer plans, and tells some of the best stories shared on his show so far.

    Make sure to follow Brandon @brandon_greenway13, Four to Four @four.to.four, and catch Around the VLA live on the VLA YouTube channel Monday evenings!

    • 52 min
    Rob previews next weekend's VLA Cup! The Deep Corner Ep. 46

    Rob previews next weekend's VLA Cup! The Deep Corner Ep. 46

    Rob goes solo for a special episode, previewing all 11 VLA Cup teams' rosters, backgrounds, and history leading up to next weekend's MASSIVE tournament! We also announce our new live YouTube show, Around the VLA, premiering on Monday, May 10 at 8 PM EST/5 PM PST! Hosted by Rob and Vince Zanzucchi, with several guests and unique segments, Around the VLA will be a cool way to break down videos, statistics, and interact with the viewers in a live setting. Monday's show will get into the format of the VLA Cup tournament and the individual pool matchups that we can expect next Friday. If you're not already subscribed to the VLA YouTube channel, get with the program!
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyfo_6gkwXKdRWO5_eD4Q6w

    • 43 min
    Olympic Gold Medalist Ryan Millar - The Deep Corner Ep. 45

    Olympic Gold Medalist Ryan Millar - The Deep Corner Ep. 45

    Long show today, but packed with incredible stuff! Olympic gold medalist Ryan Millar joins the show to get interviewed for a change, as for the last year or so he's hosted the CrossNet Volleyball Podcast with several awesome guests. He talks about his role in turning the BYU men's program into what it is today, his journey on the national team towards an eventual gold medal, and gives a hot take on which international volleyball tournament is the hardest to win...

    Incredible episode. Check out Ryan on the CrossNet Volleyball Podcast if you're not already following it! https://crossnetpodcast.podbean.com/

    • 1 hr 6 min

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