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March Brings Tournaments Aplenty For NCVA
NCVA Volleyball Players Throughout NorCal Will Have Plenty Of Options To Stay Local This Spring With multiple NCVA tournaments taking place almost every weekend, March represents one of the busiest months of the spring season for the Northern California Volleyball Association.  For clubs and parents looking to keep travel... Read more
TRUE STORY | Amador Valley Volleyball Delivers On 2023 Expectations
East Bay Coaches Weren’t Shy About Telling The Newest Amador Valley Volleyball Coach His Team Was Ready To Take Off — And The Dons Appear To Be Proving Them Right PICTURED ABOVE: Amador Valley senior outside hitter, Zoe Allison. After a long stretch of focus on club volleyball, Jacky... Read more
Alden Standley, Sacred Heart, Volleyball SportStar of the Week!
 ALDEN STANDLEY Sacred Heart Cathedral-S.F. – Volleyball – Senior- Honored as SportStar of the Week! They say it’s hard to beat a good team three times. Try five! Standley delivered 44 assists and added eight digs on Nov. 9 as she and her Fightin’ Irish teammates defeated Archbishop Mitty-San... Read more
Go To School: Tips On Making Yourself More Recruitable
Make Yourself More Recruitable — Professional Tips To Help Volleyball Juniors And Seniors Put Their Best Foot Forward • The recruiting season can be an emotional rollercoaster for an unsigned/uncommitted senior volleyball athlete (and for juniors in the same situation). As the author of, I receive numerous emails... Read more
High School Athletes Video “Day In The Life” Voting Contest Presented by Fantag
SportStars has made a goal this school year to include more High School Athletes Video with its storytelling. Hopefully our more regular readers have noticed. As we begin to close out fall and transition to winter sports, we’re planning a pair of “Day In The Life” video feature projects... Read more
Power Hungry: Elite NCVA Clubs Prepare For Boys Power League Season
If the Northern California Volleyball Association’s Boys Power League Qualifiers on Sept. 15-16 and Sept. 22-23 were any indication, club volleyball fans should prepare for more of what they saw in 2017. Which is a lot of Mountain View Volleyball Club, Northern California Volleyball Club and Bay To Bay... Read more
NCVA’s Nine High Performance Teams Show Well At National Event
Another sparkling summer for the NCVA and its member clubs wrapped up at the end of July as the organization’s NorCal High Performance program sent nine different teams to compete in the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships in Tulsa, Oklahoma. With five boys teams and four girls teams, NCVA... Read more
Vision’s Quest
Los Gatos-Based Vision Volleyball Club Sends Its 17 Gold Team To The USA Volleyball Girls Junior Nationals With High Hopes • In some quarters, club volleyball doesn’t always get the same attention as high school volleyball, but the competition is at the highest levels. And the Bay Area’s Vision... Read more
NCVA: Screening for Better Volleyball Coaches
NCVA’s Steps Towards Ensuring A Safer, Healthier Team Space. All coaches are different. And while philosophical differences some times come into play, parental concerns around coaching start at the most basic level: Is my son or daughter safe in his or her care? It’s a question the USA Volleyball... Read more
2017 Final NorCal Girls Volleyball Rankings
Mitty Is A Slam Dunk No. 1 After Winning A Second Straight CIF Open Division Title • NorCal Girls Volleyball Rankings Are Final PICTURED ABOVE: Archbishop Mitty seniors Julia Devine, Makaela Tanaka, Lauren Haniger, Kamrin Caoili and Nicole Liddle. (Photo by Doug Stringer) 1. (1) ARCHBISHOP MITTY-SAN JOSE (37-5)... Read more
Traversing TRYOUTS
Here’s an approach to make the process more rewarding.  Club tryouts can be stressful; however, all the club directors in the area work together to make sure that the tryout process is as smooth as possible. Below are some tips, and tricks — for both players AND parents —... Read more
4 Simple Postseason Pitfalls You’ll Want To Avoid
It’s that time of year when fall sport athletes are focusing on end-of-the-season results as we discuss the 4 postseason pitfalls to avoid. For some, it’s a welcomed surprise; for others, it’s the sole purpose of hard work throughout the season. Postseason performance matters, and it’s easy to get... Read more