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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
#SonomaStrong: NCVA Supports HomeTown Relief Rally
Volleyball Association’s Warehouse Transforms Into Project Skylane For Displaced Kids And Families. We all know what happened on Oct 8, 2017: flames rapidly destroyed the Sonoma and Napa areas displacing thousands of people from their homes and claiming lives. Then on Oct 11, the Northern California Volleyball Association (NCVA) had an... Read more
JAMES LOGAN-UNION CITY – VOLLEYBALL – SENIOR TATIANA TOLEAFOA Tatiana Toleafoa finished one kill off of her season high on Nov. 25 when she thundered down 25 in a four- set win over Sacred Heart Cathedral-S.F. This sent the Colts to their rst CIF State Championship nal. Toleafoa also... Read more
Monte Vista Mustangs-Danville – Volleyball – Senior Maddie Dailey A three-year starter for the Mustangs, Dailey helped Monte Vista finish out a 30-win regular season with a 3-0 sweep of cross-town rival San Ramon Valley-Danville on Oct. 26. The fierce middle blocker led the Mustangs with 14 kills on... Read more
It’s time for Club Tryouts. Here’s What You Can Expect.
Club Tryouts can be stressful however all Club Directors work together to make sure that the tryout process is smooth as possible. Below are some insights to mitigate stress and make the tryout process fun and exciting. For those new to club volleyball these will introduce you to the... Read more
SportStars Joins NCVA as Official Media Partner
IT’S OFFICIAL. After years of continual and mutual support, the Northern California Volleyball Association (NCVA) and SportStars Media have joined forces formalizing an Official Media Partnership. And it’s gonna be good!  Since 1982, NCVA has been on a mission to build one of the nation’s most comprehensive and encompassing... Read more
Figuring Out FALL
Just like that, we’re already more than a full month into the fall athletics season. Which means it’s time for us to share a few things that we think we’ve learned to this point. Here’s a running list of those things. >> Despite a hiccup in the desert to... Read more
Bruin Confidence
After A 16-2 Start To Its Season, The Ponderosa Girls Volleyball Team Isn’t Shy About Its Big Goals • Story by STEVEN WILSON | Photos by JAMES K. LEASH Julin Kenison isn’t wasting any time with typical goals. The junior outside hitter for Ponderosa High School’s girls volleyball team... Read more
Horse Power: Monte Vista-Danville Volleyball Rolling Early
Monte Vista Continues East Bay Dominance In Fast Start To 2017 • When Sara Dukes Johnson left her assistant job at Stanford University to take over the program at Monte Vista High prior to last season, the former Cardinal player and Carondelet-Concord grad probably had a good idea of... Read more
SportStar Of The Week: Makaela Tanaka
Archbishop Mitty-San Jose – Volleyball – Monarchs’ Senior Makaela Tanaka Tanaka, the All-American setter bound for Fordham next fall was the Monarchs’ lone All-Tournament selection at the prestigious Nike Durango Fall Classic in Las Vegas from Sept. 15-16. Mitty went 6-1 at the tournament and took fifth place in... Read more
Six Shooters
Archbishop Mitty-San Jose Takes Aim At An Unprecedented Sixth Straight State Crown • Story By JAMES G. KANE | Photos By DOUG STRINGER It doesn’t take long. Only a few moments into the conversation, and Archbishop Mitty-San Jose coach Bret Almazan-Cezar recognizes what’s ahead. The name of another legendary... Read more