Why Ethos

Ethos is defined as the “guiding beliefs or ideals that characterize a community, a nation or a group of people.” At Ethos VBC, our “ethos” is focused on 3 things – a love for God, a love for people, and a love of volleyball. We intend to teach all three to our players by the way we live, by the way we treat each other, and by the way we play. It is our goal that each player leaves our club a better person and not simply a better volleyball player.

What sets us apart

At Ethos, we believe that intense practice combined with quality repetitions are the two fundamental building blocks for success in any aspect of life – particularly when it comes to volleyball. We are passionate about creating environment where those 2 things are encouraged. Doing things correctly and then doing them thousands of times, leads to great success both on the court, in the classroom, and in the real world. We want to teach our players that concept at a young age so that it becomes ingrained in them. Hard work always produces results, so we will always be excited to work hard.

Ethos is a very distinct from other clubs in Tennessee in many ways – one of which being our practice planning & preparation. Unlike other clubs, every single practice at Ethos is planned by the Director (Coach Helton). In this way, Ethos offers a uniformity of instruction across skill levels & many different age groups. Regardless of which team or coach you have at Ethos, all players will receive the same high quality instruction & will hear the same things from each coach. We believe that this uniformity of instruction from 10s-18s will create a unique club culture and yield incredible results for Ethos in the long run.