New To Volleyball?

Coast Volleyball welcomes newcomers

OVERVIEW FOR FAMILIES

Many families that are new to club volleyball have questions about what program is best for their daughter. Below is an overview of a typical path a volleyball player may follow over the course of their playing career. Keep in mind, players find the sport at many different ages and with various starting points in skill-level, so each person’s path will be unique. The following is an example of a common trajectory for a typical player.

1. TRAINING PROGRAMS

Players that are new to the sport or have some level of volleyball experience may benefit from training programs. These programs get your child on the court and allow them to start building a foundation of skills such as passing, defense, hitting, setting and serving.

INDOOR OPTIONS

  • Volleytots \ Grades: K – 3rd
    (6 week sessions usually offered year-round)
  • Girls Clinics \ Grades: 4th – 8th
    (6 week sessions usually offered year-round)
  • Fall Local Teams \ Grades: 4th – 12th
    (August – October season)

BEACH OPTIONS

  • Beach Lab \ Grades: 3rd – 6th
    (Late August – November)
  • Beach Training \ Grades: 7th – 12th
    (Offered September – May)

2. TEAM OPPORTUNITIES

After spending some time on the court, it is a natural progression for a player to gravitate toward a team experience. Depending on a player’s skill and overall commitment level, there are several types of team options available.

Players participate in a tryout process to be placed on a team. / Age groups begin as young as 10 & under and continue up to 18 & under. / Depending on their initial skill-set and overall commitment level, many players will begin on a local team and work their way up to the regional and elite team levels.

LOCAL TEAMS

LOCAL TEAMS

Competitions in San Diego County
Season Runs ~November – May
Lowest Commitment Level
(Dependent Upon Age)

REGIONAL TEAMS

REGIONAL TEAMS

Competitions in Orange County Area
Season Runs ~November – Mid-June
Medium Commitment Level
(Dependent Upon Age)

ELITE TEAMS

ELITE TEAMS

Competitions in Orange County Area & Out-of-state
Season Runs ~November – Early July
Largest Commitment Level
(Dependent Upon Age)

3.  SCHOOL TEAMS

Players oftentimes participate on their school teams (if offered). The girls indoor season takes place in the fall and concludes right as club team tryouts commence in October (middle school) and November (high school).

If a player does not play for their school team, they are able to participate on a Fall Local team at COAST beginning as early as mid-August that mimics the schedule and experience of a school team.

4. SUPPLEMENTAL TRAINING

PRIVATE LESSONS

PRIVATE LESSONS

One-on-One

Instruction with a Coach

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

Increase Overall Physicality Helps to Prevent Injury

5. BEACH VOLLEYBALL

Sand volleyball is a wonderful complement to indoor training. There are various training programs offered to fit the needs of athletes at a range of skill levels.

BEACH TRAINING

BEACH TRAINING

Grades: 7th – 12th

Geared toward more beginner and entry level sand players

BEACH SELECT

BEACH SELECT

Grades: Middle School & High School

Players of intermediate skill level

ELITE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

ELITE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Athletes aspiring to play in college

6. COLLEGE PLACEMENT

COAST places on average twenty female players into collegiate volleyball programs each year. Players utilize in-house resources to identify, communicate, and commit to a college program that fits their academic and athletic goals.

RECENT COAST ALUMNI COLLEGES