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Wednesday, Feb. 1st 2023 • Volleyball Winter League

Week 3 Update

Hi Parents,

This Saturday marks the halfway point of our Winter Volleyball League. All divisions have had a great two weeks of practice/play so far. This upcoming week we will be implementing serving into our practice and scrimmages. We hope to start setting up scoreboards for weeks 4 through 6 so we begin playing full games.

As a reminder, the remainder of the season will be played at University High School and start times for each division will be the exact same as Week 2:

  • 4th-5th Division: 1:00PM to 2:30PM @ University High School (Main Gym)
  • 6th-7th Division: 2:30PM to 4:00PM @ University High School (Main Gym)
  • 8th-9th Division: 4:00PM to 5:30PM @ University High School (Main Gym)

You can also check the schedule for the remainder of the season on our team page, https://socalelite.org/volleyball/teams/ or through TeamSnap under “Schedules” for each week. If there are any changes to the schedule or location, we will notify all divisions immediately and update our website.

TeamSnap Check-in/Availability: We are still receiving questions about parents not being able to edit their child’s attendance. This is set up for our staff to check-in players and take attendance each week. Parents do not need to update your child’s availibility.

For those that have still not received their t-shirt or ordered items, please notify us through email so we can schedule a time for you to come by our office to pick them up.

Friday, Jan. 20th 2023 • Volleyball Winter League

Week 1 Reminder and Make-Up Pick Up

Hello Parents,

We are excited for our Week 1 of play starting tomorrow! Here are some quick reminders about Week 1 (January 21st, 2023):

Make-up Apparel Pick-up: For players that did not pick up their ordered apparel at Evaluations, we will have a make up pickup at our office warehouse on Saturday, Jan. 21st. Please look for the SoCal Elite Canopy.

  • Address: 12 Mauchly Ste P Irvine 92618
    Hours: 10:00a – Noon
    Date: Saturday, January 21st

Any exchanges or questions that you may have can be addressed during this time as well.

Division Start/End Times:

  • 4th-5th Division: 2:00PM to 3:30PM @ University High School (Main Gym)
  • 6th-7th Division: 3:30PM to 5:00PM @ University High School (Main Gym)
  • 8th-9th Division: 5:00PM to 6:30PM @ University High School (Main Gym)

Please note after this week, all teams will be starting/ending an hour earlier for the remainder of the season. 

Rosters will be posted on the bleachers with a court number to report to at the start of practice. Staff will be assisting players to their courts. 

Tues, Jan. 17th 2023 • Volleyball Winter League

Week 1 Update and Schedule Published

Hello Parents,

As a reminder, Week 1 of our 2023 Winter Volleyball League starts this Saturday Jan. 21st. We will be utilizing University High School’s Main Gym as our primary location for the duration of the League.

Schedule: The schedule for the 6 week season has been published on our website and posted on TeamSnap. If you have not done so already, please check what team your child is on and what time their session starts. You can locate this information here, https://socalelite.org/volleyball/teams/ (Search player’s name under appropriate division). 

Throughout the season, all players will get an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of volleyball (passing, setting, hitting, and serving) and work on developing coordination and motor skills. Our goal as a program is to provide a welcoming and fun environment to facilitate the best learning experience for all of our players.

Quick Reminders/Updates:

Make-up Apparel Pick-up: For players that did not pick up their ordered apparel at Evaluations, we will have make up pickup at our office warehouse on Saturday, Jan. 21st. Please look for the SoCal Elite Canopy.

Address: 12 Mauchly Ste P Irvine 92618
Hours: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Date: Saturday, January 21st

Please be prepared to provide your child’s name and grade. This is also an opportunity for you to exchange t-shirts sizes if you would like.

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

TeamSnap Check-in/Availability: Please do not worry if you are not able to edit your child’s availability on TeamSnap when you receive event reminders. It is set up that way for our staff to check-in players and take attendance each week. 

Please have your player wear their black SoCal Elite Volleyball t-shirt each week of the league. Outside of the t-shirt, we encourage all of our players to wear comfortable athletic apparel (bottoms and shoes). Other optional apparel would be knee pads or forearm sleeves (No jeans, skirts, and sandals/slippers). 

Thurs, Jan. 12th 2023 • Volleyball Winter League

Preseason Update 3: Evaluation Follow Up

Hello Parents,

Thank you to those who attended Player Evaluation last Saturday! If your child did not attend Evaluations, they were placed on a team randomly. As an IMPORTANT reminder, we do not have anything scheduled this weekend. Week 1 of the Winter Volleyball League is scheduled to start on Saturday, January 21st.

Team Rosters: Teams have been built, https://socalelite.org/volleyball/teams/ (Search player’s name under appropriate division). *Please note if you can not find your players name in a division, please check the other divisions before contacting us. If you are a parent who volunteered to coach, please make a note of which team you are assigned to.

Schedule: We hope to release a finalized schedule by next week. Our organization is still waiting on gym approvals and permits. Please expect your child to play during the time frame of 1pm-7pm, typically the youngest divisions first. 

Communication/Updates: Please check your email weekly for any updates or potential location/schedule change. You can always refer to our updates page here, https://socalelite.org/volleyball/winter/updates/ 

Check-In/Attendance: Players will be checked in by our staff through TeamSnap’s availability feature during the duration of the League. Parents do not need to update players’ availability each Saturday. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us. 

Sun, Jan. 1st 2023 • Volleyball Winter League

Preseason Update 2: Player Evaluations

Hi Parents,

Player Evaluations will be held at Irvine HS’s Practice Gym from 4:00PM to 6:45PM.

Date: January 7th, 2023

Location: Irvine High School Practice Gym (Gym closest to the school’s back parking lot) *Parking is available in the back parking lot off Escolar street*

Address: 4321 Walnut Ave, Irvine, CA 92604

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

The ordered apparel tables can be found at the bottom of the page filtered by division 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 and ensure that we can focus on your child.

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

Important Upcoming Dates:
Jan 7th: Evaluations/Introduction and apparel pickup

Jan. 9th – Jan. 13th: Formation of teams

Jan. 12th: Team Rosters Published 

Jan. 21st: Week 1 

Best Regards,

SoCal Elite Sports

Wed, Dec. 7th 2022 • Volleyball Winter League

Preseason Update 1: A Month Out!

Hello Parents,

Thank you for registering for our 2023 Winter Volleyball League! We are about a month away from the start of our league. Here are some quick updates before our start date.

We will have Player Evaluations on Saturday, January 7th, 2023. 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. Each division will have a designated time slot to get evaluated by our coaches. Please make sure the grade and gender of your child is correct.

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 Coach will be contacted separately on how you will be helping out during the league. 

Following Evaluations, The League will run for 6 weeks from January 21th through February 25th on Saturdays. Each week there will be an hour and a half session for players to 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 goes on, more time will be designated to play. The full duration of Week 6 (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.

Location: Like mentioned above, we are still waiting for gym permits/approval from the City and District. We currently do not know the exact locations/gyms we will use for the upcoming 2023 Winter League. Typically our volleyball leagues utilize the following locations: Irvine High School, University High School, and Northwood 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 12:00pm-5pm on Saturdays during the 6 week league.

Mon, Sep. 26th 2022 • Volleyball Winter League

2023 Winter Volleyball League Early Bird Pricing 2 Extended to End of Month!

2023 Volleyball Winter League

January – February 2023

SoCal Elite’s Youth Volleyball Winter League is a recreational league for all boys and girls in 4th–9th grade. The 2023 Winter League runs from January thru February with six practices/matches. This league is for beginner, intermediate and anyone in-between those skill levels. Each division will practice together and play games/scrimmages each week. Teams will be formed based on skill level to provide each player with the best experience to develop their volleyball game.

EARLY BIRD PRICING 2 has been extended to Friday Sept. 30th, 2022

Throughout the season, all players will get an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of volleyball (passing, setting, hitting, and serving) and work on developing coordination and motor skills. Our goal as a program is to provide a welcoming and fun environment to facilitate the best learning experience for all of our players.

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Tues, May 24th, 2022

Memorial Day Weekend Break

There will be no practices/scrimmages on Saturday May 28th, 2022. We will resume the season for our final week on Saturday June, 4th.

Wed, May 18th, 2022

Week 5 Update – Back at Irvine High School

Thank you for your patience and cooperation last week with the location change to Northwood High School! Here are some updates for the remainder of the League:

  1. Week 5 (May 21st, 2022) – Location back to Irvine High School. All practice/scrimmage times will be moved back to Irvine High School’s practice gym.
  2. Memorial Day Weekend Break – Due to Memorial Day Weekend, we will not have practices/scrimmages on Saturday May 28th, 2022.
  3. The last week (Week 6) of the League will be on Saturday, June 4th. All remaining t-shirts and ordered items will be passed out the last week. More details will be sent out about the make-up handout leading up to that week.
Tues, May 10th, 2022

Week 4 Update – Location Change

All practices/games for each division will be moved to Northwood High School, 4515 Portola Pkwy IrvineCA 92620, for this upcoming Saturday (May 14th, 2022). Practice/Game times will remain the same. We will resume back at Irvine High School following this week.

Thursday, April 14th, 2022

Week 1 Update: Team Rosters and Schedule

Thank you to those who came to our Spring Volleyball League Evaluations. If your child did not attend, they were placed on a team randomly. Teams and schedules have been built.

Team Rosters and Schedule: https://socalelite.org/volleyball/spring/teams/ 

Please note, all divisions will be reporting to the Irvine High School Practice for their practices/scrimmages.

CoEd 4th-5th: 12:45pm-2:15pm

  • Location: Irvine High School Practice Gym (Gym closest to the school’s back parking lot)

Girls 6th-7th: 2:30pm-4:00pm

  • Location: Irvine High School Practice Gym (Gym closest to the school’s back parking lot)

Girls 8th-9th: 2:30pm-4:00pm

  • Location: Irvine High School Practice Gym (Gym closest to the school’s back parking lot)

Upper Boys 6th+: 4:15pm-5:45pm

  • Location: Irvine High School Practice Gym (Gym closest to the school’s back parking lot)

Our coaching staff will be leading a practice for each division with the help of our Team Managers. This will be followed by a scrimmage played against another team. Like mentioned before, there might be modifications to the rules to provide the best experience for the players.

Players will be checked in by our staff through TeamSnap’s availability feature. Parents do not need to update players’ availability each Saturday. 

Tuesday, April 5th, 2022

Player Evaluations Update

This Saturday is going to kick off the start to our 2022 Spring Volleyball League with Player Evaluations.

*Please Review All*

Player Evaluations

Date: April 9th, 2022

Location: Irvine High School Practice Gym (Gym closest to the school’s back parking lot) *Parking is available in the back parking lot off Escolar street*

Address/Map Link: 4321 Walnut Ave, Irvine, CA 92604

Player Evaluations give our coaches an opportunity to observe each player’s volleyball ability and knowledge before teams are formed by the following week. Teams will be formed by our coaches to provide a competitive and fun experience for all. Each division will have a designated time slot to come by the Irvine High School Gym to get evaluated by our coaches.

4th-5th grade: 12:45pm-1:30pm

6th-7th grade: 1:30pm-2:30pm

8th-9th grade: 2:30pm-3:00pm

T-shirt and volleyball handout will occur during check-in. Please be ready to provide your players’ name and grade. All players will receive a t-shirt. However, volleyballs will only be handed out to players that purchased one.

 

Volleyball League Calendar of Events

Please note there will be two weeks off during the season due to holiday weekends.

April 9th (Evals): Introduction & Player Evaluations

April 16th (Easter Weekend) – No Practice/Games

April 23nd (Week 1): Creation of Teams/Divisions & Scrimmage #1

April 30th (Week 2): Team Practice & Scrimmage #2

May 7th (Week 3): Team Practice & Scrimmage #3

May 14th (Week 4): Team Practice & Scrimmage #4

May 21st (Week 5): Team Practice & Scrimmage #5

May 28th (Memorial Day Weekend) – No Practice/Games

June 4th (Week 6): Team Practice & Scrimmage #6

Practice times will be updated and finalized once teams are built on your TeamSnap Team page under “Schedule.” During the League, please review the schedule and any email updates weekly. Please expect to practice for an hour and a half between the time frame of 12:45pm-5:45pm. The youngest division usually starts first.

Thursday, Mar. 31st, 2022

2022 Spring Volleyball Preseason Update

Hello Parents and Players,

We are excited to get our Spring Volleyball League underway! Here are some quick updates before our start date.

Player Evaluations: We will be having Player Evaluations on Saturday, April 9th, 2021 at Irvine High School’s Practice Gym (4321 Walnut Ave, Irvine, CA 92604). This gives our coaches an opportunity to observe each players’s volleyball ability and knowledge before teams are formed by Week 1 of practices/scrimmages. Teams will be formed by our coaches to provide a competitive and fun experience for all. Each division will have a designated practice time to come by Irvine High School to get evaluated by our coaches.

More information about Evaluations will be sent out leading up to the date as registration has not closed yet. Those who volunteered to be Evaluation Coordinators will be contacted separately on how they will be helping out that day. 

Following Evaluations, The League will run for 6 weeks from April 23rd to June 4th on Saturdays. Each week there will be an hour and a half session for players to practice and play in scrimmages. Practices will be run by our volleyball coaching staff and assisted by our Team Managers.

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 closer to the net, coach initiated ball, allow a bounce, adjust height of net, etc.). Records are not kept and teams may be modified.

Teams: Teams will be formed following Evaluations by our coaching staff to provide the best and competitive experience for all players. Divisions and teams may be modified during the season.

Schedule: Our schedule for the whole season will be sent out after teams are formed. Please note the following Saturday after Evaluations, we will not have practice/scrimmages due to it being Easter weekend. Practice/Game times will be dependent on the number of players in a division and gym availability. Please expect your practice/game to be played within the time frame of 12:30pm-6pm on Saturdays during the 6 week league. Usually our younger divisions play first.