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Southern Kentucky Elite Volleyball Academy

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Welcome to the Southern Kentucky Elite home page! We are an Organization based out of Bowling Green, Ky., dedicated to bringing Elite Volleyball to the Southern Kentucky area. We are very excited to jump into our 2021 season! Stay tuned here for more information as it becomes available about clinics being offered, SKEVA Juniors, and an incredible opportunity for young sprouts. We will also keep up to date information on how our competitive travel teams perform throughout the season! For any additional inquiries, contact Caleb Sheffield or Lindsey Sheffield, whose information can be found on the bottom of this page.

Sponsored by MIKASA Sports Partnership

MIKASA Sports Partnership

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FEB 4, 2021

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - SKEVA, the leader in elite club volleyball training in the Southern Kentucky / Northern Tennessee area announced today that it has signed a partnership agreement with MIKASA Sports Company, a leading volleyball and equipment supplier headquartered in Orange County, California.  With this new partnership, MIKASA becomes the Official Volleyball and Equipment Supplier for SKEVA.

The agreement with MIKASA is for 3 years and includes an exclusive ball and equipment sponsorship for the SKEVA Club at its new 12,000 sq. ft. facility located on Lovers Lane in Bowling Green.  SKEVA’s facility houses two full-size volleyball courts, a world-class weight room, indoor synthetic turf and plyometric equipment for its volleyball players to train both on and off-season.

“MIKASA is excited to partner with SKEVA, a young but proven and growing volleyball club that focuses on improving its athlete’s performance and character on and off the court”, said Dan Cowart, National Sales Manager for MIKASA.  “Sponsoring the SKEVA Club, shows that MIKASA is dedicated to growing grass roots Volleyball in the US.” “MIKASA understands the needs of the fast-growing volleyball market and we look to showcase the strength of the MIKASA volleyball brand to players, coaches and consumers in this area of Kentucky and Tennessee.”

 “We are very excited to partner with MIKASA and showcase their world-class volleyball product and equipment to our players, coaches, fans and other teams”, said Caleb Sheffield, President of SKEVA.  “SKEVA has been using the MIKASA volleyballs, carts and bags for a year now and the quality and performance of MIKASA balls and equipment is second to none in our eyes.  We look forward to introducing and promoting the MIKASA product in and outside our area in tournaments that our club and players play in for 2021 and beyond.”


The Southern Kentucky Elite Volleyball Academy (SKEVA), located in Bowling Green, KY, is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a championship caliber volleyball program for its players, teams (12u to 18u), coaches and supporters.  SKEVA has more than 120 area players, all located within a 90 mile radius of its Lovers Lane headquarters.  

Find us at, FB: Southern Kentucky Elite Volleyball Academy, Instagram: SKEVA, Twitter: @SKEVAVolleybal1


MIKASA USA, headquartered in Corona, California, is a leading global sports brand specializing in the design, development, manufacturing, marketing and sales of a comprehensive range of volleyballs and volleyball equipment and accessories.  MIKASA has a rich and storied volleyball heritage.  Our focus on the game is the driving force behind MIKASA and our mission is to supply the highest quality equipment for the volleyball game – indoor, outdoor or beach.

Find us at, FB: Mikasa Sports USA, Instagram: mikasasportsusa, Twitter: @MikasaUSA


Here is a quick look at the exciting things happening in the upcoming weeks!


SKEVA Juniors - Every Sunday in February and March

  • 7-9 Years Old  -- 2:00-3:30pm
  • 10-12 Years Old -- 4:00-5:30pm

We've hit our busy season! In March, we have teams competing at tournaments in Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, and Missouri! 

No other clinics or lessons scheduled at this time but more dates can be added; feel free to reach out for private or small group lessons from our SKEVA coaches.


SKEVA Tournament Events in March:

Bluegrass in Louisville, KY 3/6 - 3/7

  • 15B, 16B, 17B, 18B

JVA Backyard Bash in Franklin, TN 3/13 - 3/14

  • 13B, 15O

Blue Raider Classic in Bowling Green, KY 3/13 - 3/14

  • 12B

MEQ (16USA/ Select) in Indianapolis, IN 3/15 - 3/17

  • 16B, 16O

MEQ (15O, 16, 18) in Indianapolis, IN 3/19-3/21

  • 17B, 17O, 18B

MEQ (14,15) in St. Louis, MO 3/26 - 3/28

  • 14B, 15B


Union Challenge in Louisville, KY (2/27-2/28)

  • 14B 3-2 on the weekend, 4th in Gold Bracket (4th of 12 in 15's Bracket)
  • 15O 1-4 on the weekend, 10th in Standings (of 12)
  • 16O 2-3 on the weekend, 4th in Silver Bracket (8th of 16 in 16/17's Bracket)
  • 17O 3-2 on the weekend, Copper Bracket Champions (13th of 16 in 18's

Club Clash in Franklin, TN (2/20-2/21) CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

President's Day Classic in Indianapolis, IN (2/13-2/15)

  • 15B 5-2 on the weekend, Copper Bracket Champions (17th of 30)
  • 16B 1-5 on the weekend, 26th in Standings (of 26)
  • 17B 4-4 on the weekend, 11th in Standings (of 16)
  • 18B 9-0 on the weekend, Gold Bracket Champions (1st of 26)

Presidents' Day Bash in Franklin, TN (2/13-2/14)

  • 12B 2-3 on the weekend, Bronze Bracket Champions (10th of 12)

Central Zone Invitational in Indianapolis, IN (2/6-2/7)

  • 14B 4-1 on the weekend, 7th in Standings (of 33)
  • 15B 4-1 on the weekend, 12th in Standings (of 31)

MAVA Winter Classic in Louisville, KY (2/6-2/7)

  • 15O 2-3 on the weekend, tied for 13th in Standings (of 14)
  • 16O 3-3 on the weekend, 2nd in Silver Bracket (8th  of 18)

Music City Block Party in Franklin, TN (1/23-1/24):

  • 13B 2-3 on the weekend, 4th in Standings (of 7) 

K2 Elite Invitational in Sevierville, TN (1/23-1/24):

  • 15B 3-3 on the weekend, Bronze Bracket finish
  • 16B 2-3 on the weekend, Bronze Bracket finish
  • 17B 3-3 on the weekend, 5th in Standings (of 20)
  • 18B 4-1 on the weekend, 3rd in Standings (of 27)

K2 Wilderness Clash in Sevierville, TN (1/30-1/31):

  • 15O 3-2 on the weekend, Bronze Bracket Champions (13th of 22)
  • 16O 3-2 on the weekend, 3rd in Gold Bracket (3rd of 18)
  • 17O 4-1 on the weekend, 2nd in Gold Bracket (2nd of 12)

Central Zone Invitational in Indianapolis, IN (1/30-1/31):

  • 16B 0-5 on the weekend, 29th in Standings (of 30)
  • 17B 2-3 on the weekend, 11th in Standings (of 30)
  • 18B 7-0 on the weekend, Gold Bracket Champions (1st of 24 overall)

SKEVA JRs Registration Link

Use this link to Register for the new SKEVA JRs program! For any questions, please contact our SKEVA JRs Director Lindsey Sheffield. Her contact information can be found at the bottom of this page.

Any interest in becoming a coach for SKEVA?

As a part of our mission to improve volleyball in this area, we are also making a point to increase the amount of skilled coaches in this area. With the recent increase in the amount of players playing volleyball, it only makes sense that we need to train additional coaches. If you have an interest in coaching for SKEVA, please click the link to the left to fill out an application!


Caleb Sheffield

Caleb Sheffield

SKEVA President

Phone: 502-552-5470

Nathan Presley

Nathan Presley

Marketing Consultant

Phone: 502-252-1898

John Loiars

John Loiars

SKEVA Vice-President

Phone: 270-991-3999

Lindsey Sheffield

Lindsey Sheffield

SKEVA JRs Director

Phone: 502-693-1163