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2023-2024 Tryouts and Clinics!


Pre-Tryout Clinics

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 these clinics. They are open to girls ages 9 -18 regardless of intent to tryout or past volleyball experience.

Our Pre-Tryout clinics provide an opportunity for junior girl athletes to brush up on their volleyball skill sets and to help prepare them for our Tryouts for the 2023-2024 season.

The clinics also give our coaches a preview of players’ skills, which combined with the tryouts, will help them to place players on teams that are best suited to their skill levels.

The clinics will cover individual technical skills and position specific skills. Practice drills will help athletes become stronger, more accurate, and more knowledgeable in their volleyball skills and the game of volleyball.

Clinics Dates, Times, and Location

Sundays, October 1 and 8

8th Grade and Under

Check-In: 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Clinic: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

9th Grade and Above

Check-In: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Clinic: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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

Additional Info

  • Waiver of Liability Form is required to participate. Please print and sign, and bring to clinics.
  • Players may attend one or both clinics.
  • Players should arrive appropriately dressed with kneepads and tennis shoes, no tank tops.
  • Parents who wish to observe may want to bring their own folding chair. Seating may be limited.


$25 for each clinic. We accept only cash, checks, money orders or cashier’s checks. If planning to attend both clinics, you will need to pay separately for each clinic and provide a Waiver of Liability Form form for each clinic that you attend.

2023-2024 Season Tryouts

Please refer to the USA Volleyball Junior Player Age Definition Chart to determine which age group tryout to attend.

Aftershock tryouts are open to all junior girl athletes. No invitation or past experience is required. Every effort is made to place players on teams that are in alignment with their experience and skill sets.

8th Grade and Under (Ages 9-14)

October 14 and 15*

9-13 Years Old

Registration: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tryouts: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

14 Years Old

Registration: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Tryouts: 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

If you are 14 years old and are in the 9th grade, you can opt to tryout with the 15’s. However, if you are fairly new to volleyball, we suggest you attend the 14’s tryouts. If we feel you can compete at the 15’s level, we will invite you to attend the 15’s tryouts (at no additional charge).

* There will be a make-up tryout for girls 14 and under who missed tryouts due to illness or other extenuating circumstance, as follows:

Make-Up Tryout for 8th Grade and Under (Ages 9-14)

Saturday, October 21
Registration: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tryouts: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

9th Grade and Above (Ages 15-18)

October 21 and 22

15 Years Old

Registration: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tryouts: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

16 Years Old

Registration: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Tryouts: 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

17-18 Years Old

Registration: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tryouts: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Players in the 15-18 age group who miss their tryout weekend due to extenuating circumstances should contact the Club Director for possible solutions:
Craig Hardisty, (707) 479-9645, [email protected].

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

$50 one-time fee. We accept cash, checks, money orders or cashier’s checks. Sorry, no debit or credit cards, or mobile payment apps such as Venmo are accepted.

Tryout Registration Form
Please download and complete the Tryout Registration Form in advance of tryouts and bring with your payment to your designated tryout. This helps to speed up the registration process. For those who are unable to download and print out the form in advance, we will have blank forms available at tryouts.


Other Information

  • There will be optional parent meetings offered at each tryout approximately 15 minutes after the start of the tryout for those who have questions about Aftershock club volleyball.
  • Parents who wish to stay to observe may wish to bring their own folding chair as no seating is provided.
  • Visit our FAQ’s for more information about club volleyball in general and what to expect from tryouts.
  • Help us spread the word about our tryouts and share this post with your friends!


First Team Practice/Parent Meeting and Member Sign-Ups

Sunday, October 29, 2023
Piner High School, 1700 Fulton Rd., Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Following tryouts, the coaches will contact players/parents with team placement information. Upon acceptance, players/parents will be informed of next steps, including what time to show up on October 29th for the first team/parent meeting and club member sign-ups. So, please hold this date on your calendars so you don’t miss this mandatory team/parent meeting & practice.


We look forward to seeing you at clinics and tryouts!

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.

Club Season Begins in October!

We are pleased to announce that Aftershock Tryouts for the 2023-2024 season will be…

October 14, 15 and 21 for the 9-14 age divisions.

October 21, and 22 for the 15-18 age divisions.

Age divisions are per USA Volleyball Age Definitions.

  • NCVA and other volleyball organizations have authorized tryouts for girls in the 15-18 age divisions beginning July 28th.
  • Tryouts for the 9-14 age divisions are authorized to begin October 13th. 

Though we are permitted to hold tryouts for the older age divisions as early as July 28, we are opting to hold them in October so all ages are trying out around the same time.

Our Reasons For This Decision

  • 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 the 15-18 age divisions will take place closer to the end of the high school volleyball season.
  • Delaying club tryouts reduces competing demands which 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.
  • In addition, we anticipate players will 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 form teams in July but not be able to begin practicing until November 1.

Did you know?…

… that Letters of Commitment are not recognized between Northern California Volleyball Association (NCVA) and West Coast Volleyball Association (WCVA). This means that signing a Letter of Commitment with WCVA does not prohibit a player from trying out or signing a Letter of Commitment with Aftershock, or any member club of NCVA.

You can still tryout and play for Aftershock Volleyball Club EVEN IF you have signed a Letter of Commitment with a WCVA Club. This is because we are members of the NCVA, not WCVA.

See About Letters of Commitment below for a more detailed explanation.

Tryout Info

We will be posting the tryouts schedules and locations soon. If you have signed up for club notifications, you will get an automatic notice. You can sign up to STAY UPDATED on club news through our website, or simply check the website in September for updates.

Pre-Tryout Clinics

We will have pre-tryout clinics on Sunday, October 1 and Sunday, October 8. These clinics are designed to help players prepare for tryouts. Please check our website in a few weeks for more details, or subscribe through our website to STAY UPDATED on club news.

Why choose Aftershock?

  • 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.

About Letters of Commitment

Clubs utilize “Letters of Commitment” within the same association (in our case NCVA) to prevent competition between clubs for players. Signing a NCVA Letter of Commitment with a particular club prevents other clubs in the same association from recruiting you to play for their club. If you wish to play for a different club from the one you “committed” to via the Letter of Commitment, you must get the club you signed with to “release” you from your commitment.

Again, the purpose of the Letter of Commitment is to secure a player’s commitment to ONE club within a club volleyball association and to prevent recruitment of that player by another club within the same association.


Contact the Club Director, Craig Hardisty at [email protected] or (707) 479-9645. Alternatively you may use our contact form.

Summer All-Skills Clinics 2023


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.


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


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.


  • June 13 – July 19, 2023 (no clinics the week of July 3-7 in observance of the 4th of July holidays)
  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays
    • 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.


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.


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


  • $275 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.




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!

Back by popular demand!

The Shock Shop has reopened for a limited time! Support your team in style this season with the latest spirit gear!

The Shockshop closes for the season on 2/25 @ 11:59PM, so don’t wait to grab your goods!

😃 Happy Shopping 🛍️

Aftershock Shockshop