Coaching Positions

Aftershock Volleyball Club (AVC) seeks experienced coaches who want to transfer their love of volleyball to young female athletes and inspire them to challenge themselves to reach their full potential. If you have a passion for teaching and helping young players become better athletes, and would like to work with a family-and-team-oriented organization with the full support of experienced coaches who will help you succeed, then consider coaching for Aftershock Volleyball Club!

Job Type

Seasonal, part-time: Head Coach; Assistant Coach; Volunteer Coach (Intern)

The Club Season begins with Tryouts in mid-October and ends in May or June, depending on the type of team and the tournaments they are scheduled to compete in.

Practices are 1 – 2 times per week, usually on a weeknight, but may also be on the weekend (Sundays). Practices are held at the NCVA headquarters in Santa Rosa, CA. (near Windsor)

Tournaments are once or twice a month for one or more days over the weekend, again depending on the type of team (Premier vs. Power). League and Regional Tournaments are usually within a one to three hour drive. Certain teams attend national tournaments in Reno, NV.


The coaching stipend for the season is dependent on position level and team type. Some out-of-pocket travel expenses are reimbursable.


The candidate must be patient, reliable, fun, punctual, and enjoy working with youth. Must be able to work with a large group in a fun manner.


  • Promote the philosophy and objective of the AVC sport program
  • Create and implement practice and game plans
  • Help players develop a healthy competitive nature, teach and demonstrate ethical behavior and good sportsmanship, and assist in the development of leadership skills
  • Adhere to the policies and procedures of Aftershock Volleyball Club
  • Attend practices and games and be punctual
  • Develop each player’s potential and encourage excellence in execution and performance
  • Provide positive feedback and post-game analysis to the players
  • Contribute to the recruitment and retention of players
  • Provide leadership and guidance to build and sustain team morale
  • Partner with other AVC teams on position-specific skills practices and scrimmages
  • Promote and ensure the safety of the team and condition/operation of practice facilities

Minimum Qualifications

  • Extensive knowledge and experience in volleyball
  • Experience coaching girls ages 10 to 18
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent organization, leadership and communication skills, including but not limited to written, oral and interpersonal skills and computer literacy
  • Good judgment and decision-making abilities
  • Strong conflict resolution and service orientation
  • Ability to function in a fast-paced environment and adapt quickly to changing priorities
  • Have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and car insurance (if transporting players)
  • Understand the dynamics of a volleyball club
  • Think outside the box and communicate new ideas and visions
  • Must be able to regularly (physically) attend practices and scheduled tournaments
  • To learn more about coaching opportunities with Aftershock, please contact the Club Director, Craig Hardisty, at (707) 479-9645.