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Venice Youth Council

     The purpose of the Venice Youth Council (VYC) is to unite boys and girls of our Japanese Community Center through organized sports activities to promote the spirit of good sportsmanship and development of team oriented interpersonal skills and relationships.  VYC's philosophy has never been about winning but about friendly competition, sportsmanship, promoting parent involvement and learning about the Japanese culture and heritage, while developing the youth into responsible young adults.  It is our philosophy that winning at all costs should not overshadow these principles.

August 14, 2017

2017 VYC Gym Ratz Co-Ed Basketball

The 2017 VYC Gym Ratz Co-Ed Basketball has completed another successful season. Thanks to all participants and everyone that helped put on this summer event.

See photos.

July 10, 2017

2017 VYC Senior Girls and Boys

Congratulations to the VYC Senior Girls (Cheetah Girls and Comets) and VYC Senior Boys (Vipers II). We wish them all the best in their future endeavors.

See photos.

April 10, 2017

2017 VYC T-Shirt Design Contest

Congratulations to the VYC Fireballers for their winning T-shirt design. This will be the second year in a row that the Fireballers have won. You can see the 2017 winning design and previous winners at the T-Shirt Design Contest page.

April 23, 2017

Venice Girls Potluck Report 2017

By Jenni Kuida & Lisa Washizaki, 
VYC JAO Jr. Commissioners

At the end of the 2017 JAO Season, the annual VYC Girls Potluck hosted by the 6th grade Venice Sparks was held on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at VJCC.  We had a great turnout this year, with over 200 people attending.

Read more and see photos of the 2017 Venice Girls Potluck. 

April 10, 2017

2nd Annual VYC Ice Skating FUN-raiser!

 The 2nd Annual VYC Ice Skating FUN-raiser was held on March 4, 2017.

See photos of the 2nd Annual VYC Ice Skating FUN-raiser.

March 21, 2016

1st Annual VYC Ice Skating FUN-raiser!

By Allison Miura, VYC/JAO Sr. Commissioner

More than 150 VYC members and friends took to the ice at the Toyota Sports Center on Saturday, February 27th to help raise money for the VYC gym fund. This fund pays the gym rental fees for VYC teams’ practices throughout the year. Raising these funds helps VYC keep its membership fees low.

It was great seeing VYC members of all ages take to the ice to some great Top 40 tunes. The ice was clean and smooth, as they ran the Zamboni over it right before our session started. For some, this was their first time ice-skating. Some skaters held hands and skated slowly, while others zipped around the ice! Many parents enjoyed sipping coffee and hot chocolate while watching the skaters from the sidelines. After a few trips around the ice, some folks of legal age, retired to the bar upstairs and continued the fun!

The night provided great exercise and a lot of fun for everyone. Many of our skaters closed down the rink at 10pm! Thank you to the 21 teams who participated and/or made donations to the gym fund. Thank you to the VYC commissioners (Allison, Donna, and Celeste) who helped organize the event and to (Pat and Paige) who helped sell tickets to public. We hope to see you on the ice when this annual VYC fun-raiser returns next year!!

See photos of the 1st Annual VYC Ice Skating FUN-raiser!

June 29, 2016

2016 VYC Senior Girls and Boys

Congratulations to the VYC Senior Girls and Boys. We wish them all the best in their future endeavors.

2016 Senior Girls photos.
2016 Senior Boys photos.

May 19, 2015

VYC is happy and proud to recognize the VYC Seniors who have completed their VYC Basketball experience and will be moving on to more challenges and experiences.  See photos of the Sparkles.


VYC Shopping Bag

VYC Shopping Bags are available at the VYC Parent Rep meetings.


Procedures and Guidelines

The VYC General Procedures and Guidelines and the VYC Guidelines for Practices
and Gym
Use are now available in PDF format for viewing and downloading.