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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.
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.
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.
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
Alameda YOUTH Volleyball Program
Information and Registration:
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
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
Does anyone know of after school (East Bay) girls
volleyball teams/clubs that are open to 8th grader?
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.
Here are some girls volleyball clubs in the area you can
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?
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.
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.
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
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.
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
My daughter loves volleyball and asked if there is a team as in baseball or
I couldn't find anything like this for kids. Does anyone know of one?
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.
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!
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