Two of the biggest names playing out of the Mid Atlantic states — East Coast Power and Delaware Juniors — have agreed to join forces to expand volleyball on the East Coast.
Brian McCann, ECP Executive Director, and Charlie and Natalie Tucci, owners of Delaware Juniors, said the merger of the two organizations will strengthen both clubs and create more opportunities for girls and boys in Pennsylvania and Delaware to play volleyball and compete at the highest level.
East Coast Power Volleyball is the fastest-growing club on the East Coast with four divisions in King of Prussia, Lehigh Valley, Susquehanna Valley and Bucks County. Since its formation in 2013, ECP has focused on attracting the region’s top coaches and creating opportunities for players to learn and love the game, compete against the best teams in the country and reach their full potential, whether it’s contributing to a varsity team or being recruited to a DI, DII or DII college program.
Delaware Juniors, established 35 years ago and one of the oldest and most successful clubs in the state, has taken a similar approach on a smaller scale in Delaware. In 2016, Delaware Juniors acquired Club Delaware, and has focused on training, player development and college recruitment.
“Over the years, both the club and college recruiting community have noticed the talented pool of players from Delaware and surrounding areas,” said Coach McCann. “By combining our resources, ECP and Delaware Juniors players, families and coaches can move forward together and create even more opportunities for young players in the region.”
For the current season, all Delaware Juniors teams will continue to play under the Delaware Juniors name, with the same practices, coaches and facilities. “The merger with EC Power is a natural fit to grow the game volleyball in Delaware and the surrounding area,” said Natalie Tucci. “We are excited to see Delaware Juniors go to the next level.”
Coach McCann said he expects a smooth transition for the two clubs, and the merger will create new opportunities like additional scrimmages and shared communications and college recruiting support for Delaware players. “We are excited to welcome everyone at Delaware Juniors to the ECP family,” said Coach McCann.