Save the date! 2022-2023 Tryouts!

2022-tryouts

Save the date!

Aftershock Tryouts will be…

October 22 and 23 for the 11-14 age divisions.

October 29 and 30 for the 15-18 age divisions.

Age groups are per USA Volleyball Age Definitions.


NCVA and other volleyball organizations have authorized tryouts for girls in the 15-18 age divisions beginning July 29.

We have always taken pride in our belief that our focus should be on what’s best for players and their families. We truly care and believe that all aspects of well-being should be considered when preparing for our volleyball season.

Though we recognize the potential conflict for players who wish to tryout for multiple clubs with varying tryout schedules, we have decided that our tryouts for this age group will take place following the high school volleyball season.

Delaying club tryouts allows prospective players to focus on their high school season team tryouts and families to enjoy their planned summer vacations before the start of the school year. This lessens any anxiety with players participating in simultaneous tryouts (club and school) and allows families to not stress about returning from vacation early.

In addition, we expect players to improve during their high school season. Holding tryouts near the end of the high school season will lead to more appropriate team placement for the player.

Finally, it doesn’t make sense to us to form teams in July but not be able to begin practicing until November, as per NCVA regulations.

Thus, tryouts for girls in the 15–18 age divisions will take place on October 29 and 30.

One final thought: If the trend in club volleyball is toward becoming a year-round sport, we must be very conscientious about overuse and injury prevention in order to keep everyone healthy, excited and inspired all year long.

Tryouts for Girls in the 11-14 Age Divisions

NCVA has authorized tryouts for girls in the 11-14 age divisions to begin October 21.

Therefore, tryouts for girls in the 10-14 age divisions will take place on October 22 and 23.

Times and Locations

We will be posting the tryouts schedules and locations soon. If you have signed up for club notifications, you will get an automatic notice. Otherwise, please check back here in mid-September for more details.

Once the schedule is finalized and posted, let us know if you are unable to attend tryouts for your age group so we can work with you on a possible solution. Contact Craig Hardisty at (707) 479-9645 or email [email protected].

Pre-Tryout Clinics

We will have pre-tryout clinics in October. Details will be posted in September. Be sure to subscribe to receive club news by email so you don’t miss clinics and tryouts information!

Enjoy the rest of your summer, everyone! We’ll see you in October!

Why choose Aftershock?

There are other clubs within the local area that will continue with their early tryout schedule for the older age groups. We ask you to remember why you previously chose or are considering Aftershock Volleyball Club.

  • We strive to produce accomplished athletes while promoting a life-long love for the sport.
  • Skill development, confidence, and teamwork are emphasized in a competitive, yet supportive, environment.
  • We do our best to place players on a team that is in alignment with their skill level and where they have the best chance to build upon their skills and achieve their goals.
  • Our coaches are committed to all-around player development and well-being, and as NCVA members, have access to a multitude of coaching resources and training materials.
  • We respect and follow the rules and regulations as a model of good sportsmanship.
  • Our governing organization, NCVA, provides more varied and high-level competition opportunities and has years of experience with organizing tournaments.
  • Our primary focus is on the players and their developmental experience. We do this in concert with the support of players’ parents and families who we regard as our partners in this endeavor.

Summer All-Skills Clinics 2022

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Whether you are a beginner or a skilled player who wants to maintain their skills, this 5-week program has something for everyone. Our focus will be on developing individual technical skills (hitting, serving, passing, defense), and position specific skills (setters, hitters, passers, libero/defensive specialist, middle) to help you improve your technique and gain confidence on the court.

No prior volleyball experience is required. This program is open to all girls, whether or not they have played on a club or school team.

Who?

Girls ages 10 – 18. Help us to spread the word and invite a friend to participate with you!

What?

The first one or two clinics will be to evaluate participants’ abilities in order to place them in a group with similar skills and experience.

The remaining clinics will consist of practicing with your assigned group. These practice drills will help athletes to become stronger, more accurate, and more knowledgeable in their volleyball skills and the game of volleyball.

When?

  • June 15 – July 14, 2022
  • Wednesdays and Thursdays
    • 10-14 years old: 6:00-7:30pm
    • 15-18 years old: 7:30-9:00pm
  • Twice a week for 1-1/2 hours each clinic

If you are 14 years old and you played on a 15’s club team this year, please come to the clinics for the 15-18 year old age group.

Where?

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

Parking at the site is limited, but there is usually additional no-cost parking available across the street during the evening hours.

How?

Participants will need to bring their own knee pads, water, and face mask (if they desire to wear one).

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
  • Hand sanitizer will be on-site.
  • Face masks are not required but are recommended.
  • Proof of vaccine is not required.
  • Parents may attend clinics to observe.

Cost

  • $250 for the 5-week program, due on or before the player’s first clinic.
  • We only accept checks or cash. Your player may bring payment with the completed and signed WAIVER OF LIABILITY FORM to their first clinic or you may mail a check and the form to:
    • Aftershock Volleyball Club, PO Box 8023, Santa Rosa, CA 95407
  • Fees are non-refundable.

Registration

Complete the REGISTRATION AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY FORM.

Questions?

If you have any questions, please 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]. Alternatively, you may use our contact form.

See you at the clinics!

Aftershock Shockshop is now open!

It’s here! It’s that time of year Aftershock fans! The “Shockshop” Spirit Store is NOW OPEN!

Grab your fan gear for the season to support your team in style.

The Shockshop closes for the season on 2/21 @ 11:59PM PDT, so don’t wait to grab your goods!

😃 Happy Shopping 🛍️

Aftershock Shockshop

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!

Who?

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

What?

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.

When?

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

How?

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.
  • Read the RETURN TO PLAY SAFETY PLAN.

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

Cost:

  • $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.

Registration:

Questions?

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:

PLAN A

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.

TENTATIVE PLAN B

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.

TRYOUTS

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.