Many prominent California volleyball clubs like Laguna Beach VBC, Impact
VBC and Vision are examples of programs that focus on teaching both
individual and team skills while also providing competitive playing
opportunities for their members.
These programs are promoted among parents of middle school and high
school aged players who pay to receive volleyball training on a travel or
nontravel team each year during a club season that starts in November
after most high school girls volleyball seasons end and continues into
the summer until July.
These West Coast junior volleyball clubs and several others in the state
are responsible in part for the tremendous growth in talent among some
of the top young prep volleyball players in southern California.
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The Laguna Beach VBC has developed into a year round full service
volleyball club offering training and playing opportunities to new players
just learning how to play volleyball and aspiring college bound players
hoping to receive scholarships.
This innovative junior developmental program is for prep players ages 10
-18 who pay for high quality training while learning the importance of
various social aspects of the game including sportsmanship, ethics
during competition, and building long lasting friendships.
Like many California volleyball clubs, Laguna VBC is a member of the
Southern California Volleyball Association, which hosts and sponsors
regular tournaments from November to July.
Laguna VBC has gained a national reputation for its ability to coach
championship winning junior girls volleyball teams in the Open division
and Club divisions of these SCVA tournaments.
In fact, a film about the game of volleyball featuring Laguna Beach's
2010 Hava "Davis" 12s girls volleyball team was produced by Point of
View and follows the team along their championship winning journey.
"Ball!" the movie can be seen on the Laguna Beach Volleyball Club
Located in Laguna Niguel, LBVC claims national championship title wins
for three years in a row from 2007 to 2009.
In February 2010 in Vegas, the 17-1 volleyball team won the Open
Division while the 18-2 captured a first-place finish in the Club division.
Exactly one month later the 15-Wizard volleyball team qualified for the
Junior Olympics Volleyball championships by winning a bronze in the
Open Division while the 17s volleyball team went undefeated to win the
In April, Laguna Beach's 15s team finished first at the Northern Lights
volleyball tournament while the 18-1s won their bid to go to the National
Junior Olympics Volleyball tournament in Reno by finishing first at the Far
Laguna VBC hosts tryouts each year for competitive travel elite teams
or regional local volleyball teams.
Starting in late November, girls can try out for 18s, 17s, 16s, 15s and
14s and under while in May, boys high school try outs are held for 17s,
16s and 15 year olds.
Numerous Laguna Beach VBC club players have earned college volleyball
scholarships to educational institutions including:
Alaska, Hofstra, Humboldt, Stanford, Baylor, Iowa, Arkansas, Texas A
&M, James Madison, Boston College, Louisiana Tech, UCLA, MIT, BYU,
Nebraska, North Carolina, Notre Dame, CSULB, Ohio State, Oklahoma,
Princeton, Oregon and USC just to name a few.
Players who've received volleyball scholarships include:
Brook Marino, Kenna Crouse, Natalie Hamill, Alex Palmer, Leah Sully,
Kirsti Whitney, Lauren Bergold, Bojana Todorovic, Olivia Staffon, Jenny
Martin, Taylor Cramm, Jessica Leek, Jessica Lopez, Christina Berry,
Felicia Arriola,Allie Dibernardo, Allison Palmer, Alex Kciszek,Chanel
Stewart, Danielle White, Elsie Ruddins, Erin Talafus, Claire Ham, Annie
Flynn and Isabelle Emrich. .
To assist in the volleyball recruiting process, LGVBC offers its athletes
the option to have custom recruiting web sites created specifically for
Laguna hosts an extensive summer volleyball camp program starting in
July, where specific camps are offered including Skills Camps for grades
3 to 8 and another one for incoming high school freshmen and
sophomores; a volleyball setter's camp, a hitters/blockers camp, a
libero/defensive specialist camp, and a High Performance and Elite
volleyball camp offered to varsity and strong junior varsity volleyball
Impact VBC is one of the oldest California volleyball clubs in the state having just celebrated its 24th birthday.
In that time, one of the remarkable things this club has managed
to do is to eliminate one of the most common headaches many club teams
face each season, and that is finding and paying for adequate volleyball
Many clubs in California and elsewhere find themselves scrambling to find open gymnasiums, high school gyms, YMCAs or local park and recreation facilities where they can regularly hold their practices at decent hours.
They are forced to hold practices only during the hours dictated by the gym facility owners. This usually limits the availability of extra practice sessions because of the need for clubs to pay extra gym rental fees.
Impact doesn't seem to have this problem because they own their gym facility. The Heritage Oak Gymnasium is located at 17000 Brooklyn Avenue in Yorba Linda, California, and has three volleyball courts, an astro turf running and plyo track and rock climbing wall (and other amenities). This is the beautiful location where Impact volleyball players pay to train, compete and represent their club.
This girls volleyball club began in 1989, with only three
teams, but over time and with a dedication to teaching young women in
the surrounding areas of the Yorba Linda community an appreciation for
the game of volleyball, it has made an "Impact" each year as one of the
top California volleyball clubs in the area.
A number of Impact VBC trained high school volleyball players reached the California Interscholastic Federation State playoffs specifically Katie Mcmahon, Katie Kirby, Amanda Brown, Hannah Nabbout.
Amanda Brown, Katie Kirby, Hannah Nabbout, Katie McMahon were four Impact VBC girls volleyball players that competed in the CIF finals.
Five Impact volleyball alumni--Ni Waterfield, Nicole Favreau, Lauren Gross, Amanda Pacheco, and Brittany Crenshaw have competed in the NCAA volleyball tournament playoffs.
College Volleyball Scholarship Recipients
Some of the college volleyball teams where Impact club players have signed letters of intent include: Duke, Notre Dame, Biola, UCSB, Gonzaga, Stanford, Yale, Cal State Fullerton, Brown University, Dartmouth, Oral Roberts, Boise State Norther Arizona, North Carolina, Southern Mississippi, University of Tulsa and Penn just to name a few.
If you have attended Impact VBC or if you've had a daughter to do so please write a review about your experiences in the space provided below.
Coach Ripp, the long time club director, leads an impressive roster of seasoned coaches that regularly train 13 Vision volleyball teams in different age groups.
A member of the Northern California Volleyball Association, this girls volleyball club was established in 1998, and hosts competitive area league, power league and travel teams that compete regularly in NCVA local, NCVA national and USA qualifier volleyball tournaments.
Volleyball Practice Sites
Vision has a number of practice sites where their teams train including Notre Dame Belmont, Presentation High School, Stanford University, West Valley College, San Jose City College, Archbishop Mitty, Calvary Church, Foothill College, Los Gatos High School and Santa Clara University.
A number of Vision-trained players have received college volleyball scholarships at prestigious institutions located in state and around the country including Pepperdine, Stanford, Rutgers, Boston College, Butler, Miami, Minnesota, Dartmouth, Notre Dame, South Florida, USC, USC Sand, Brown, Biola, UCLA, Maryland and Harvard.
Girls Volleyball Camps
Girls volleyball camps and clinics teach team drills and reinforce the mechanics of the game are held at regular intervals during the year.
Carefully chosen volleyball team drills help players fine tune their understanding of tactics and emphasize the team aspect of the game including how to win together and how to lose together, a lesson often neglected by other volleyball clubs.
Vision Volleyball Team Accomplishments
Improving on their 2008 record, in 2009 Vision had 12 of their 14 volleyball teams qualify for the Junior Olympic Volleyball Championships.
In 2010, at the NCVA Regionals, Vision was represented in the championship match at every age level and finished as 2010 NCVA Regional Champions in 5 of the 6 divisions in which they participated.
In 2102, nine Vision teams qualified for the Junior National Championships.
Vision Volleyball Club Players Honored
Volleyball Magazine named two Vision Volleyball Club players, Brittany Howard and Emily Sklar to their Fab 50s List of Outstanding Volleyball Players.
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