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My daughter is 14 and very interested in volleyball. Any suggestions for classes, camps, clubs, teams for a teen who has played a couple of years on a school team?
Many local colleges (Cal, st marys in moraga, stanford) have summer camps for day camp or sleep away. Some high schools may have camps too (holy names in oakland?) Many public middle schools have teams in the fall, some catholic schools have teams in the winter. In the fall, golden bear volleybsll club has great clinics on saturdays or sundays (google it). Several club teams that have try outs in october or november, at different levels of play, practice time, travel distance AND price. Google golden bear, kulani, starlings, diablo valley volleyball. Or just google volleyball with a town name. You can also bring your athlete to watch cal womens volleyball for inspiration and poster autographs, beginning in late august. Side out!
I have a 15-year-old who is looking for a club volleyball team. We live in Berkeley, and he goes to school in San Francisco. Any leads would be welcome. Carrie
I know Hercules is a bit far, but Valley Bible Church (on Highway 4) has a summer volleyball program that meets on Wednesdays at Ohlone Park, I think at 5:30 or 6 p.m.. It's a huge draw for high schoolers and well organized. A lot of the teams meet on other days to practice. It's open to everyone. My son made some excellent friends there, it was safe and well-supervised. Sue
My daughter is going to VB camp at SJND (see below) this summer and I saw in an email that they have a VB camp for boys so this coach should know about club VB too Coach Eddie Chen Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School 1011 Chestnut Street, Alameda, CA 94501 www.sjndvolleyball.shutterfly.com www.sjnd.org
Alameda YOUTH Volleyball Program Information and Registration: http://vbmatch.com/alameda-youth-volleyball.htm Volleyball Skills & Drills Class in June
Alameda Recreation & Park Department (ARPD) and VBmatch are co-hosting a summer youth volleyball program. The program will offer separate beginner and intermediate sessions. The beginner session will provide younger kids (9-13yo) with the opportunity to learn the game of volleyball starting with the basics. The intermediate session will help hone the skills of more experienced players (14-17yo) for high school level (JV & Varsity) competition.
In the month of June, a three-week program will be offered. Additional programs will be offered in July and August.
BEGINNER SESSION (Thursdays 6:30pm-8:00pm): Recommended for kids 9-13 with limited experience (less than 1 or 2 years) or no experience playing volleyball.
INTERMEDIATE SESSION (Thursdays 8:00pm-9:30pm): Recommended for high school students ages 14-17. This session is ideal for those who already have 2-3 years of experience playing on team. Players should already have fundamental passing, setting, hitting and serving skills. This class will help players hone those skills and apply the skills to team competition.
Does anyone know of after school (East Bay) girls volleyball teams/clubs that are open to 8th grader? Thanks! volleymom
Look up Northern California Volleyball Association on the internet -- girls teams -- There are multiple leagues around the Bay Area that include the 8th grade. Tryouts are in November and the season runs from January into June. My daughter played in the 8th grade last year and loved it. The extra experience makes her a strong player on her new JV team at high school this year. There is no need to get on the most competitive team to have a good experience. Driving commitment is HUGE. Nancy
Volley Mom: Here are some girls volleyball clubs in the area you can try:
good luck! another volleyball parent
We recently relocate to Albany. My daughter is 15, she is looking for volleyball acitivity in summer. Does anyone know such program in Albany, Berkeley or Oakland area? Thank! Julia
hi, you may want to check out the volleyball camps at Cal for starters at: http://calbears.cstv.com/camps/volleyball.html they have quite a good program for teen-aged players. good luck! volleyball parent
My middle-school age daughter wants to play volleyball and her school does not offer this as an after-school sport. Does anyone know where girls can join an organized volleyball team or league? I'm looking for a league or team in the Oakland/Berkeley area. Thanks. jb
Hello. You may want to try Golden Bear Volleyball club in Oakland for your daughter. Their phone number is (510) 531- 1111.
Over the summer, University of California at Berkley offers great volleyball camps that you may want to check out as well. The website is http://calbears.cstv.com/camps/06_camps.html, although it probably won't have the necessary information on it this early.
Have a volleyball kid too
My high school freshman daughter is very interested in going to volleyball camp this summer, either day camp or overnight. She is an avid player and has been on her schools' teams for the last 4 years. I know about Golden Bear Volleyball, but would appreciate other suggestions, as well. Thanks. miriam
Re: Volleyball Camps
Try these. My son has gone to UCLA for 2 years and enjoyed it very much. (He liked the girls who were there also!) My daughter did a swimming camp through US Sports Camps, but this year will do volleyball. If you'd like to email me, I can probably find more local day camps for you.
http://ussportscamps.com/ http://www.recreation.ucla.edu/bruincamps/volleyball.html http://www.StanfordVolleyball.com/ http://www.par.ucsb.edu/youthprog/prescamp.html http://www.oski.org/ac_camps/volleyball.html
My daughter loves volleyball and asked if there is a team as in baseball or soccer. I couldn't find anything like this for kids. Does anyone know of one? Stefanie
Try Goldenbearvolleyball.com to get more information. This is a volleyball club located in Berkeley. They offer camps in the summer and clinics in the fall. The youngest club team is usually 12 and under or 13 and under, depending on how many try out in that age group. Your daughter may be a little young for the club team, but she may enjoy the camps and clinics. If Golden Bear doesn't work out, there are other clubs; Kalani, Lamorinda, Academy. Rachel
I was a coach for Golden Bear Volleyball for many years and can recommend it as a great program. I believe they offer teams for 8 year olds but your best bet is to contact the Cal Youth Sports and see if they can point you in the right direction: 643-CAMP (2267). Good luck! --Sioux