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The Miramar MVB Advantage
Oct 10, 2014

Considering Miramar College to continue your volleyball and academic career?

Miramar Men's Volleyball (MVB) players take advantage of the following:

+ Strong coaching staff - Miramar's coaching staff possesses nearly 70 years in the sport, including multiple championship experiences. We are San Diego's most well-connected staff to the nation's 4-year university MVB programs. In addition, Coach Landicho is one of only three MVB coaches in California JC men's volleyball, and the only one in San Diego, who is a full-time coach on campus, maximizing his availability to assist & guide our players. Associate head coach Mark Smith is also on campus a significant amount in his role for Jets MVB and as Miramar's head women's volleyball coach.

+ Year-round program - Miramar's MVB program is a full academic-year program. In the Fall semester off-season, we have a coordinated, four-day-a-week weight training and practice gym program, to prepare our players for the Spring semester season. In the summer, we offer a volleyball class, which provides off-season court time.

+ The latest techniques and strategies in the sport - Coach Landicho's continuing relationship with USA Volleyball and NCAA contacts ensure Miramar's players receive training that includes the latest advances in the sport from the USA National Team and NCAA Division I programs.

+ Technology - the Miramar MVB program utilizes the VolleyMetrics video editing and statistical analytics program. Used by the USA National Teams and many NCAA and NAIA men's volleyball programs, VolleyMetrics affords Jets MVB players and coaches unparalleled match analysis and video editing capabilities. Our use of VolleyMetrics also makes the recruitment to 4-year MVB programs easier; NCAA and NAIA coaches are simply added to Miramar's VM account, and they then have full access to all of the team's edited video. Miramar MVB is one of only two JC programs in California which utilizes VolleyMetrics for its players and program.

+ Counseling support - a former admissions counselor at a four-year university and a former mental health worker at a psychiatric hospital, Coach Landicho is well-equipped to provide academic and personal counseling which supplements Miramar's outstanding Counseling office. Three counselors in Miramar's Counseling office specialize in assisting the college's student-athletes. In addition, Coach Landicho is well-versed in NCAA and NAIA transfer requirements, helping the program's players prepare for transfer to the next level.

+ Saving money - going to Miramar offers tremendous savings, compared to a four-year institution. Based on a 12-unit full-time student load with fees, California residents pay $1,222.00 for a two-semester academic year at Miramar, compared to the California State University (CSU) average of $6,766.00 for the same academic load. Out-of-state students pay at a higher rate ($183.00 per unit), but even with the increased fees a two-semester year at Miramar is $4,750.00, compared to the CSU average of $11,660.00 for non-California students. In both cases, Federal and CA state financial aid can significantly lessen the cost.

+ EXSC 239A/B Theories & Strategies classes - in these classroom-based courses, Miramar MVB players receive additional off-court training opportunities, including volleyball strategy, video review, and personal development & leadership training. Time in these courses is also dedicated to fulfilling a player's three hour per week Athletic Dept. study hall requirement. A two-unit course, the Theories & Strategies-Volleyball courses are transferrable to four-year institutions and thus counts towards the player's nine academic unit (12 unit overall) eligibility requirement during the playing season. This enables Miramar MVB players to take a lesser load of their core academic classes during the season.

+ Facilities upgrades - for 2019-20, two facilities key to Jets MVB will receive significant upgrades. The Hourglass Fieldhouse, the practice and match home of the Jets, will receive a new, expanded set of bleachers for the upcoming year, increasing the comfort level and seating capacity of the facility. And, Miramar's Athletic Performance Center (APC), only three years old, will be remodeled in the summer of 2019, with a state-of-the-art seamless lifting platform/floor system installed along with additional weight training equipment. The APC was an important part of the Jets back-to-back Pacific Coast Athletic Conference championships in 2017 and 2018.

+ First-class apparel - Miramar MVB players are fully outfitted with full practice gear, and classy game day uniforms, backpacks, and warmups. We proudly feature gear from ASICS.

+ Daily laundry for practice gear, provided by Miramar Athletics support staff (and yes, players can toss their personal laundry in too!).

+ Pre-match meals for all matches. We?re one of a handful of California JC programs that feed our MVB team before every match, home and away - just like you would get at the 4-year university level.

Have we got your attention? Come join us!