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Rally Time | Kennedy Crane, Sac-Joaquin Volleyball Stars Face Reality, Stay Hopeful
Rocklin’s Kennedy Crane And Seniors From Some Of The Sac-Joaquin Section’s Top Volleyball Programs Face Stark Reality, Tough Decisions As Time For Any Season Narrows • Updated Jan. 27 to reflect Sac-Joaquin Section’s updated calendar She was always the tall one. Entering her freshman year at Rocklin High School,... Read more
Lindsey Berg Benchmarks For Good Volleyball Setting Touch
The younger you start to refine your setting touch, the better chance you have of being really good at it when you get older. Reps, reps and more reps are the key. As you work on your touch, here are 4 benchmarks for good setting touch to gauge your... Read more
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
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
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
Lindsey Berg Volleyball Tips for Setters
SETTING TOUCH Hi all, Lindsey Berg here again! In my last volleyball tips for setters blog post we discussed volleyball footwork and how proper footwork can assuage a number of passing errors. Today I want to help you get a feel for the ball. You see, your ability to have a... Read more
Volleyball Footwork: Lets Take the Next Step Together
Hi all, Lindsey Berg here! In my last blog we dove into the importance of proper volleyball footwork. Like in all sport, footwork leads to efficiency and effectiveness. You can say, it’s a critical first step toward mastering your position. As I mentioned last time, to be efficient means... Read more
Alexa Edwards, St. Francis-Sacramento | SportStar of the Week
St. Francis Volleyball’s Alexa Edwards Is Named SportStar Of The Week After Earning The Sac-Joaquin Section’s Top Student-Athlete Scholarships • Alexa Edwards is no stranger to SportStars adulation. The Magazine recently named her one of the Top 10 girls volleyball players of the decade. On Friday, April 17, St. Francis... Read more
Lindsey Berg: Volleyball Footwork Makes Perfect Passes
Olympian Volleyball player Lindsey Berg espouses one thing that she thinks all might agree on in the volleyball footwork world. That a shorter/smaller setter will make faster moves to the ball. She’s been addressing these and other skill sets specific to small setters in her recent blog posts, like... Read more