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Return to Play Program

We are pleased to announce an opportunity for female youth volleyball players to safely return to playing volleyball under public health and safety COVID protocols. Though we don’t yet have approval to compete, we would like to offer this program to begin conditioning and preparing our athletes for possible competition opportunities in the coming months, should health and safety guidelines allow.

Who?

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

What?

Following the registration deadline, we will send out an email to all participants with the dates and times for their practices and who their coaches will be. Be sure to note on your registration form if any particular days of the week are problems for you so we can take that into consideration when forming your practice schedule.

The program begins with two weeks of skills assessment clinics to help introduce or reintroduce volleyball fundamentals to the participants.

Players will initially be assigned to a group based on their age but may be moved to a different group after the two-week skills assessment period, depending on their skill level and where we think they might fit best.

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

After the two-week skills assessment clinics, the next eight weeks will consist of practicing with your assigned group. This means practice drills that focus on developing individual technical skills (serving, setting, digging, spiking and blocking); drills that focus on team strategy, and drills that condition your muscles for endurance.

If, during this 10-week program we are lucky enough to move into the yellow tier, we will be able to add some scrimmages with area volleyball clubs or possibly even attend a tournament. Additional fees would apply and would be subject to group/team agreement to participate.

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?

  • March 29 – June 5, 2021
  • Mondays – Fridays, between 5:30 and 9:00pm, and Saturdays (times TBD)
  • 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:

  • $500 for the 10-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.
  • If placed on a team, a $70 USAV Membership will be required [NCVA/USAV Membership].

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.