The Wisconsin Select Volleyball Club is based in Madison, Wisconsin and draws
players from South Central Wisconsin. Select was started in 1986 by Cindy
Hanson (former University of Wisconsin Badger player) and Mike Chandler (former
Head Coach of Edgewood College, currently USAV Director Junior National
early years of the club the teams were split into two programs, General and
Select. The General program offered fewer practices and tournaments and the
Select program focused on the players interested in continuing their play at
the collegiate level. Both girls and boys programs were offered for high
school age players for several years. Cindy was the Club's Director & Coach
and Mike coached the Select 18's Girls team.
as the Club Director until 1992 when Gary Paul (former Assistant and Head
Coach at Edgewood College) stepped in and guided the club through a
transition to a partnership with the West Madison YMCA. The YMCA was able to
take over many of the financial administration aspects of the club and
provide help in securing practice and tournament sites.
Since 1996 John
Kingsbury has been the Club's Director. The current program consists of 6
girls Select teams, 13's through 18's, practicing twice a week and averaging two tournaments per
month. In addition, an optional "setters" practice is held each week
for setters and other players to work on individual skills.
As of the end of
the 2006 season, we are no longer a program of the YMCA.
In 2007 Select formed a Wisconsin non-stock corporation under chapter 181 of the Wisconsin Statues as Wisconsin Select Volleyball Inc. Select also received federal tax
exempt status under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to Select are deductible under section 170 of the Code. Select is classified as a public charity and is qualified to receive tax
deductible bequests, devises, transfers, or gifts under section 2005, 2106, or 2522 of the Code.