2024 Spring League

Hi Parents,

Thank you to those that attended this past Saturday’s Player Evaluation/Introduction to Skills! As a reminder, there will be a break this upcoming weekend due to teams and the schedule being built. 

Please be aware, SoCal Elite Sports has been experiencing issues with securing gym time for our community based basketball tournament, the Hoops Classic for the intended weekend of March 15th-17th. Due to this, the start of the 2024 Spring Volleyball League may be delayed as we want to make sure the tournament is accommodated for. In the coming week, be on the lookout for schedule updates to our calendar of events.

Communication/Updates: Please check your email weekly throughout the season for any updates or potential location/schedule changes. You can always refer to our updates page here, https://socalelite.org/volleyball/updates/#leagues

Hi Parents,

If you have not done so already, please check our Spring preseason page for details on specific evaluation times for each division and all ordered apparel:, https://socalelite.org/volleyball/preseason/. If there are any changes that need to be made with your child’s information please let us know immediately (ex. grade, t-shirt size).

Date: Saturday, February 24th

Location: University High School Indoor Gyms

Address: 4771 Campus Drive Irvine, CA 92612

4th-6th Grade: 1:00PM to 2:30PM

7th-9th Grade: 2:30PM to 4:00PM

*Please plan to arrive 10-15mins before your child’s start time to get checked in

Communication/Updates: For the duration of the league, please check your email regularly for any updates or potential location/schedule changes. You can always refer to our updates page here, https://socalelite.org/volleyball/updates/#leagues where we post all emails that were sent out pertaining to the league under “2024 Spring League.”

As always let us know if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow!

Hi Parents,

 

This upcoming Saturday, we will be hosting our mandatory Player Evaluations/Intro to Skills for our 2024 Spring Volleyball League. 

 

Date: Saturday, February 24th

Location: University High School

Address: 4771 Campus Drive Irvine, CA 92612

 

Please review our preseason page for details on specific times for each grade level and all ordered apparel: https://socalelite.org/volleyball/preseason/ 

 

The player info and orders table (filtered by first name) can be found before information about evaluation and shows what each member has ordered during their registration. If you feel like there is an error either in grade, gender or ordered apparel please contact us so we can address your issues before arriving at evaluations. This will streamline the check in process. Grade should reflect the “2023-2024 School Year.”

 

Evaluations/Intro to Skills will be conducted by grade level:

  • 4th-6th grade: 1:00PM to 2:30PM
  • 7th-9th grade: 2:30PM to 4:00PM

 

Please plan to arrive 15 mins before your child’s start time as we need to get each player their “Evaluation ID Tag.” Dynamic warm-up will start promptly at 1:00PM for 4th-6th graders and 2:30PM for 7th-9th graders. Within the 1.5 hour evaluation, players will be introduced to foundations in passing, setting, hitting, serving, and team systems. 

 

Throughout the season we will be sending out emails. You can find all of our most recent updates posted on our website under League: https://socalelite.org/volleyball/updates/#leagues 


Important Upcoming Dates:

Sat, Feb. 24th: Player Evaluations & Intro to Skills

 

Mon, February 26th – Fri, March 1st: Formation of teams and Schedule Building

Tue, March 5th: Team rosters and schedule published

 

Sat, March 9th: Week 1 – Practice/matches

 

Sat, March 16th: No Play – Hoops Classic

 

Sat, March 23rd: Week 2 – Practice/matches (IUSD Spring Break*)

 

Sat, March 30th-31st: No Play/Easter Weekend (Holiday)*

Hello Parents,

 

Thank you for registering for our 2024 Spring Volleyball League! Here are some quick updates before our start date.

 

We will have Player Evaluations on Saturday, February 24th, 2023. During Evaluations, our coaching staff will be introducing basic fundamentals in passing, setting, hitting, serving, and team systems. This gives our coaches an opportunity to observe each player’s volleyball ability and knowledge before teams are formed by Week 1 of practice/scrimmages. Teams will be formed by our coaches to provide a competitive and fun experience for all. Players will have a designated hour and a half  time slot to get evaluated by our coaches based on grade level. Please make sure the grade and gender of your child is correct on TeamSnap.

 

More information about Evaluations will be sent closer to the date with times and location. We are still awaiting gym permits/approvals. All divisions will be able to pick up their ordered items and t-shirt at Evaluations. Those who volunteered to be Evaluation Coordinators or Volunteer Coaches will be contacted separately on how you will be helping out during the league.

 

Following Evaluations, The League will run for 7 weeks from March 9th through May 4th on Saturdays. Please review our calendar of events, https://socalelite.org/volleyball/spring/#calendar. Each week players will get an opportunity to practice and play scrimmages/games. Practices will be run by our volleyball coaching staff and assisted by our Parent Volunteer Coaches.

 

League Scrimmages: After practice is over, it is immediately followed by teams playing scrimmages/games. Depending on the division’s volleyball ability, there might be modifications to the games to provide the best experience (serve from anywhere on the court, coach initiated ball, allow a bounce, height of net, more than three contacts, etc.). Records will not be kept. Please expect for practices to be longer at the beginning of the league (weeks 1-3) as we want to make sure players have a greater understanding of how to play the game. As the league progresses, more time will be designated to play. The full duration of Week 7 (last week) will be designated to play scrimmages/games. 

 

Teams: Teams will be formed following Evaluations by our coaching staff to provide the best and competitive experience for all players. Teams can be Co-Ed and formed by dispersing talent as evenly as possible to ensure fairness – they are not limited by the number of boys or girls on each team. If there are enough players in your division, we will build an intermediate and beginner bracket. Divisions may be modified based on number of registrants.

 

Location: Like mentioned above, we are still waiting for all gym permits/approval from the City and District. We currently do not know the exact locations/gyms we will use for the upcoming 2024 Spring League. However, it looks like we will most likely be utilizing University High School starting at 12pm on Saturdays during this season. Other locations that we have used in the past are Northwood High School and Portola High School.

 

Schedule: Our schedule for the whole season will be sent out after teams are formed. Practice/Game times will be dependent on the number of players in a division and gym availability. Please expect your practice/game time to be played within the time slot of 11:30am-6pm on Saturdays during the 7 week league. Typically, the youngest divisions play first.

If you have any questions or concerns about any information explained above, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Weekly Volleyball Academy

Hi Parents,

All volleyball academy classes will still be offered this upcoming Monday, February 19th (President’s Day) at our usual times. All volleyball academy location statuses’ and email updates can be found on our website, https://socalelite.org/volleyball/updates/#academy.

Hello Parents,

In preparation for the holidays, please make note of the following changes. We will be moving Monday’s volleyball academies to Wednesday the week of Christmas and New Years. This means volleyball academy on Monday, December 25th will be moved to Wednesday, December 27th and academy on Monday, January 1st will be moved to Wednesday, January 3rd. Practice times and location will remain the same for each class. The coaching staff will be reminding the players leading up to the holiday weeks and we will send out a reminder the week before.

Hello Parents,

This Friday, November 10th, we will still be offering our volleyball academy practices as usual. We will be having another “game-situation” day similar to last week’s session where it revolved around play. We hope to see you there!

We will be canceling our Friday academies on Friday, November 24th due to Thanksgiving. I will make adjustments to your next payment on TeamUp to reflect the cancellation on that day. You can find this under your “Payments” tab on your profile. If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.

I will be reminding the players in the coming weeks and will send out a reminder the week of Thanksgiving. 

Best Regards,

Coach Tommy

Camps

Hello Parents,

Thank you for registering for our 2023 Summer Volleyball Camp 3! If you have not done so already, please review the following pre-camp resources page for general information and group assignments for the upcoming camp: https://socalelite.org/volleyball/camps/resources/.

Group numbers will be updated this Friday, July 28th and will be posted on the gym wall on Day 1. Please double check your child’s t-shirt size listed with the camp groups and notify us if you would like it to be changed.

“Availability” Feature on TeamSnap: Please note, we have disabled the “availability” feature for parents as we will be utilizing it to track player attendance for the duration of the camp. Do not be concerned that you are unable to edit your child’s availability when you get the event reminders from TeamSnap. Parents will not need to update players’ availability each day.

Date: Monday, July 31st – Thursday, August 3rd

Location: New Horizon Irvine Upper School Gym

Time: 9:00AM – 12:00PM (*Early drop off starts at 8:30AM*)

Entrance: Please enter through the side gates closest to the soccer field. The gates will be propped open.

*Each Camper is responsible for bringing the following: Water, Snacks, and Athletic Attire

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask. 

Best Regards,

Coach Tommy

Director/Head Trainer of SoCal Elite Volleyball

New Horizon Irvine Upper School Gym Academy Status

All Classes

Open

Orchard Hills School Gym Academy Status

All Classes

Open

Boys & Girls Club of Irvine Gym Academy Status

All Classes

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