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Iris O’Connor | Sacred Heart Prep’s Triple Threat
Iris O’Connor’s Stellar Freshman Year At Sacred Heart Prep Included Three Varsity Sports — Now She Waits To See How Many She’ll Be Able To Play As A Sophomore • Iris O’Connor knows how to make a good impression.  Even when she’s not aware that she’s making one.  O’Connor,... Read more
Amador Valley Boys Volleyball | Dons Ready For A Last Stand
Nine Months After COVID-19’s Arrival Abruptly Ended Its Start To A Dominant NCS Title Defense, The Amador Valley Boys Volleyball Team Hopes To Make Up For Lost Time — And Titles • Updated Dec. 2 to reflect CIF restart update After tremendous flashes of exceptional success, the Amador Valley... Read more
Starlings Volleyball | NCVA Helping Club’s NorCal Expansion
Starlings Volleyball, A Nationwide Organization Offering Club Volleyball To At-Risk Youth And Low-Income Families Continues To Grow In Northern California • For a couple years in the late 90s, one of the best kept secrets in club volleyball resided at a single high school in San Diego. Starlings Volleyball didn’t... Read more
Lindsey Berg’s Volleyball Drills to Improve “Touch”
Hi y’all. Last blog I talked about keys to accurate setting, using what I call the “W” hand positioning. You can find that post here. Today I want to share with you two drills to improve touch; Catch and Toss and Floor Sets. Lets dive right in. TWO DRILLS... Read more
NCVA 2021 Schedule | Girls Tournament, Power Leagues Set
With Its Girls Tournament And Power League Slate, The NCVA 2021 Schedule Does Its Best To Avoid Too Much Conflict With Concurrent School Season • Nothing is a certainty in these times, but there’s always hope. That’s what Northern California girls volleyball clubs will be leaning into after seeing... Read more
Relationship Goals | Club Sports, Schools Face New Era
If High School Sports Happen In 2021, It Will Likely Coincide With A Brave New World Of Collaboration With Certain Club Sports • In a world filled with “ifs,” there is one large question for youth sports. If current scenarios stand, could Northern California high school and club sports coexist in... Read more
SportStars’ 2019-20 NorCal Team Of The Year VOTE
In A Final Tip Of The Cap To The 2019-20 Year In High School Sports, SportStars Seeks Reader Help In Choosing Its NorCal Team Of The Year • As we begin that looong wait for December — with masks on and fingers crossed —  our recent August issue sought... Read more
’19-’20 Bay Area 75 Rankings, Part 3 | Nos. 25-1
SportStars Magazine Counts Down The Bay Area’s Top 75 Athletes From 2019-20 In Its Eighth Annual Bay Area 75 Rankings • Welcome to our eighth annual Bay Area 75 rankings — SportStars’ countdown of the top 75 Bay Area athletes from the 2019-20 school year. Obviously, the 2019-20 season... Read more
’19-’20 Bay Area 75 Rankings, Part 2 | Nos. 50-26
SportStars Magazine Counts Down The Bay Area’s Top 75 Athletes From 2019-20 In Its Eighth Annual Bay Area 75 Rankings • Welcome to our eighth annual Bay Area 75 rankings — SportStars’ countdown of the top 75 Bay Area athletes from the 2019-20 school year. Obviously, the 2019-20 season... Read more
’19-’20 Bay Area 75 Rankings, Part 1 | Nos. 75-51
SportStars Magazine Counts Down The Bay Area’s Top 75 Athletes From 2019-20 In Its Eighth Annual Bay Area 75 Rankings • Welcome to our eighth annual Bay Area 75 rankings — SportStars’ countdown of the top 75 Bay Area athletes from the 2019-20 school year. Obviously, the 2019-20 season... Read more
Lindsey Berg’s Volleyball Keys to More Accurate Setting Using the “W”
Hi there, Lindsey Berg again imparting strategy from my “Short Setters Handbook”! In my last volleyball tips for setters blog post we discussed setting “touch”. Your ability to have a good feel for the ball. It’s a very important part of delivering what your hitters need. A good feel helps... Read more
Virtual Recruiting 101 | NCVA Helps Host Volleyball Recruiting Webinars
Recruiting 101: Advice for all athletes / sports. With Coronavirus Still Impeding The Return Of Competitive Play, NCVA Is Using Webinars To Help Athletes Answer Volleyball Recruiting Questions • Even during normal times, navigating through the volleyball recruiting process is hard enough. So what happens when you add a... Read more