Mizuno Long Beach Volleyball Club is a youth girls volleyball club operating out of the South Bay in Southern California.
Mizuno LB was founded in 1995 by Joy Mckienzie-Fuerbringer. Joy grew up playing competitive club volleyball in Denver, Colorado and moved to Long Beach in 1991 to play volleyball at Long Beach State under head coach Brian Gimmillaro. Joy helped lead the 49ers win a National Championship in 1993, while also earning All-American Honors. After graduating, Joy began coaching club volleyball and soon founded Mizuno Long Beach Volleyball Club.
Over the years, Joy and her experienced team of dedicated coaches, have turned MLB into one of the most reputable clubs in the nation, racking up more than 10 USAV Junior Olympic National Championships.
More than 400 Mizuno players have received scholarships to play in college; many have continued to play professionally overseas, and a handful of them continued on to the Olympic Games.
At Mizuno we believe in training the athlete as a whole, where we focus on enhancing both technical skills, as well as the mind. We are dedicated to building our athletes’ confidence, positive self-talk, leadership skills, work ethic and accountability.