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.

We are Ethos

Ethos VBC was born out of a passion to see the sport of volleyball grow in Tennessee and to help each individual athlete achieve maximum performance. After coaching for many years here in Middle Tennessee and around the country, we saw evidence that there was a better way to teach the volleyball than was currently being offered at clubs in Tennessee. Our philosophy is based on receiving the maximum number of repetitions during practice and learning the proper fundamentals from excellent coaches. Through hard work, a sense of community, and a constant commitment to excellence, Ethos players will not only learn what it takes to succeed on the volleyball court, but also in life.


Hard work (on the court), Teamwork (at all times), Excellence (in all we do)

JVA Member Club

Ethos is proud to be a JVA member club whose mission is to promote the growth of youth and junior volleyball through program and resource development, education and events.  The JVA is the ONLY association that is solely focused on junior volleyball and the needs of junior clubs.  The JVA is run by junior club directors for junior clubs.  ALL of their resources go back into junior programming.  As a JVA club, we need our members to make sure that we are speaking for all clubs.  Our members speak for the largest body of athletes in the country – the junior players.  Learn more at their website below