3STEP Sports, a youth sports club and event operator, has bought the Academy Volleyball Club Cleveland.

AVC is an elite program with 50 teams to promote and develop volleyball players to an elite level.

“We committed and put in the work necessary to run a successful operation,” said AVC co-founder Paul Schiffer. “Kids know that when they walk into our building, they’ll be trained and play against the best teams and athletes at the Open level. We’re proud that we’ve become Northeast Ohio’s premier volleyball club, and we’re excited to grow the brand and join some of the most iconic clubs in the nation.”