2021-2022 Clinics and Tryouts!


Aftershock Pre-Tryout Clinic

This clinic precedes our 2021-2022 Tryouts and is an opportunity for junior girl athletes to brush up on their volleyball skill sets and help prepare them for our tryouts. It also gives our coaches a preview of your volleyball skills which will help them to place you on a team most suitable for you for the 2021-2022 season.

All girls are welcome, including girls who are brand new to volleyball. You do not need to commit to trying out for Aftershock to attend this clinic. It is open to all girls ages 10 to 18 regardless of your intent to tryout or not.

When and where?
October 10, 2021 at Northern California Volleyball Association, 5621 Skylane Blvd, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

8th Grade & Under
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm, Check-In
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Clinic

9th Grade & Above
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm, Check-In
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm, Clinic

$25. We accept cash, checks, money orders, or cashier’s checks.

Please complete the COVID Waiver Form and bring it with you to your designated clinic.

Masks will be required. Please do not attend if you are experiencing COVID-like symptoms or have recently been exposed to someone with COVID. Thank you.


2021-2022 Season Tryouts

Aftershock tryouts are open to all junior girl athletes. No invitation or past experience is necessary.

Every effort is made to place players on teams that are in alignment with their experience and skill sets.

Age groups are per USA Volleyball Age Definitions.

14 Years and Under

Saturday, October 16 and Sunday, October 17

12 & 13 Years Old
Registration: 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Tryouts: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

14 Years Old
Registration: 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Tryouts: 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

15 Years and Above

Saturday, October 30 and Sunday, October 31

15 Years Old
Registration: 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Tryouts: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

16, 17, and 18 Years Old
Registration: 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Tryouts: 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Piner High School, 1700 Fulton Rd., Santa Rosa, CA 95403

$50 for both days of tryouts. We accept cash, checks, money orders, or cashier’s checks.

Tryout Registration Form
Download and complete the Tryout Registration Form in advance of tryouts and bring it with your payment to your designated tryout.


For Both Groups:

  • No previous volleyball experience required
  • Players are encouraged to attend both tryout days
  • COVID-19 and variants safety protocols will be followed according to the county health guidelines in place at the time
  • If a player is 14 years of age but will be going into 9th grade in the Fall, they may choose to tryout in the 15’s age group
  • We want you to know that when you (the player) try out for Aftershock, we make a commitment to YOU that we will do our very best to place you on a team that is in alignment with your skill level and where you have the best chance to build your skills and achieve your goals, and that by doing so, you will have a more positive experience.


Other Information

Please be advised that current public health guidelines require masks for indoor settings. Since our tryouts will be held indoors, masks will be required for anyone entering the gym.

An optional informational meeting with the Club Director will be provided at each tryout approximately 15 minutes after the start of the tryout.

Member handbooks will also be available at tryouts, which includes the Fee Schedule, Competition Schedules, and information about the club and how we operate.


Player Sign-Ups and First Team Practice

Player sign-ups and the first team meeting and practice will take place on November 7 at Piner High School.

Coaches will inform their teams of the time for their practice and sign-up.

Players will be sized for uniforms at this practice and both players and parents will have a chance to meet their player’s coach, team-mates and fellow parents. Parents will also complete the Aftershock Sign-Up Packet and pay club fees for the year, either in full or via a payment plan. We accept personal checks, cash, money orders and cashier’s checks.


If you have any questions please contact Club Director Craig Hardisty via email ([email protected]) or phone (707) 479-9645. Alternatively you may use our contact form.

Return to Play Program – Session #2

We are continuing to offer an opportunity for female youth volleyball players to safely return to playing volleyball under public health and safety COVID protocols. This next session will involve more play time, scrimmages, and fun! We hope you can join us!


Girls ages 10 – 18. Beginners are welcome. No previous volleyball experience required.


Following registration, we will send out an email to all participants with the dates and times for their practices and who their coaches will be.

Players can expect to spend about one third of the time doing drills and building skills, and two thirds of the time scrimmaging with other teams. Practice drills will focus on developing individual technical skills (serving, setting, digging, spiking, and blocking), team strategy, and conditioning your muscles for endurance.

We will be following the current Sonoma County health and safety protocols for team sports.

Space is limited, so register early to ensure your spot. We will be forming groups based on skill levels, ages, and positions to ensure a positive experience for the players.

We are aware that players may not have touched a volleyball in over a year. Please rest assured that players will receive instruction in the safe, caring, and nurturing environment that Aftershock is known for.


  • July 6 – August 5, 2021
  • Tuesdays – Thursdays, between 5:30 and 9:00pm
  • Twice a week for 1-1/2 hours each practice


Self Monitoring:

  • Participants will be expected to self-monitor for COVID symptoms.
  • Please stay home if you have any symptoms.
  • Let us know if you have contracted COVID, so we can initiate the contact tracing process.

On-Site Monitoring:

  • Temperatures will be taken at the door upon arrival to your clinic/practice session.
  • Players will sanitize their hands upon arrival (hand sanitizer will be provided) and can use the hand sanitizer as often as they wish.
  • Only 2 cohort teams per session. They will be separated by one court.
  • Balls and courts will be sanitized between sessions.
  • Face masks are required at all times.
  • Drills will be established to allow for distancing as much as possible.
  • Bring your own water, and do not share with others. This is a time when sharing is discouraged!
  • We’re very sorry but parents will not be permitted to be in the building to observe during this program. If your beginner player is somewhat shy, this may not be the best way to introduce them to the sport of club volleyball.

Program Location:

Northern California Volleyball Association (NCVA) Headquarters
5621 Skylane Blvd
Santa Rosa, CA 95403


  • $200 for the 5-week program, due on or before the player’s first clinic.
  • We only accept checks or cash. Your player may bring a check with the WAIVER FORM to their first session or you may mail both check and form to:
    Aftershock Volleyball Club, PO Box 8023, Santa Rosa, CA 95407
  • Fees are non-refundable, except under extenuating circumstances, subject to approval by the Club leadership team.



Contact the Club Director, Craig Hardisty, at (707) 479-9645 or [email protected] or the Director of Player Development, Rich Schwarz at (707) 478-5593 or [email protected].

We hope to see you soon!

2020-2021 Club Season Update

11/17/20 Update – View our Covid Updates section for the latest club news regarding COVID-19.

We would like to update you on the current status of youth volleyball for the 2020-2021 season and our current plans for proceeding. Without a doubt, the current pandemic has caused a drastic change to things we once considered normal. We, NCVA, and USA Volleyball are all making the necessary adjustments to coincide with these changes. Here at Aftershock our primary focus is to provide a quality volleyball experience while keeping everyone safe. We are and will continue to abide by all guidelines set forth by the Sonoma County Health Order as well as by the state of California.

NCVA has established the Girls Program Advisory Committee (GPAC) – comprised of Club Directors and NCVA staff. This committee has been meeting for the last 6 weeks to discuss and establish plans for the re-opening of youth volleyball, once it is safe and permissible to do so. Here are the two plans that were established by NCVA and GPAC:


Currently the NCVA plans to start the 2020-2021 season as regularly scheduled with competitions beginning at the end of January. Please understand that this is the schedule as of today. Any changes or developments with the current pandemic may create changes to our season, but we have an optimistic plan to return.


The NCVA and GPAC Committee are currently discussing plans for a tentative start date later in the season, if need be. We will update you on these options once we know further details.


Since traditional tryouts are not allowed, or safe, the NCVA in conjunction with the Girls Program Advisory Committee (GPAC) has determined that all clubs within the NCVA may offer roster spots to all returning and new players, beginning August 29, 2020 without a traditional tryout. It is felt that this change will ease the many pressures families and clubs are feeling during this turbulent time.

If your player would like to be considered for a position on a team with Aftershock for the 2020-2021 season, we invite you to complete our AVC Interest Form.

We will use the information we receive from your submission to gauge interest for the 2020-2021 season and if there is enough interest, we may begin formulating teams so that if and when we are given the green light from the county and state health authorities, we will be ready to get started!

Just as with tryouts there are no guarantees of placement on a team, however, we will do our best to place all interested players on teams most suitable for their position and skill level.

If you have not played for Aftershock before, we may arrange for a mini-tryout session (if we can do so safely) so we can assess your skill level for proper placement.

As always, we will continue to prioritize the health and safety of our members during our decision making and will keep each of you informed along the way.

While these past few months have been wrought with fears about the pandemic and wildfires, uncertainty about the future of America, unexpected job losses, and anxiety over sending our children back to school and figuring out new ways to learn, socialize, and work, we hope you are taking care of yourselves and are getting support where you need it.

Check back often for updates or subscribe to receive club news by email.

Feel free to contact Craig Hardisty, Club Director at (707) 479-9645 if you have any questions.

Picture Day 2020

Picture day will be taking place on March 3rd & 4th at the NCVA practice facility (5621 Skylane Blvd, Santa Rosa).

You will be notified of your teams picture day by your coach soon.

Alicia Parks Photography will be taking the photos this year. Be sure to download your order form below!

Picture Day Order Form

Tryout Update

Hi Everyone

We wanted to give you all an update tonight on tryouts, as promised.

It has certainly been one crazy week with this fire, the evacuations and families being displaced, the seemingly never-ending power outages, and the stress, fear, and anxiety that comes with the all too familiar Fire Season in Sonoma County.

In light of all that has happened this week and considering what we have all been through as a community, we have decided to cancel tryouts for this weekend, November 2nd and 3rd to give families the extra time to settle back into their homes and their routines.

In addition, Piner High School is currently cleaning their gym of all the smoke and ash, and we want to ensure that is concluded before we hold tryouts for everyone’s health and safety.

Tryouts for November 9th and 10th will be held as scheduled.

If you are unable to attend tryouts on the 9th and 10th, please contact our Club Director Craig Hardisty at (707) 479-9645, or our Director of Player Development Rich Schwarz at (707) 478-5593.

We are trying to reach as many people as we can with this information. If you all could help us do so by sharing with your friends, we would greatly appreciate it! Thank you.

Please enjoy your time with your family and friends this weekend, and we will see you next week!