Winter Volleyball Programs

Club Alternative Program Winter 2021-22

Official Dates for GCU Location:

5-7PM is for 10 years old-9th graders + all beginners

7-9PM is for 10th-12th graders

12/5/21- Practice @ GCU (5-7PM, 7-9PM)

12/12/21- Practice @ GCU (5-7PM, 7-9PM)

12/19/21- Practice @ GCU(5-7PM, 7-9PM)

12/21/21- Open Gym @ GCU (Evening RSVP)

1/2/22- Practice @ GCU (5-7PM, 7-9PM)

1/5/22- Open Gym @ GCU (Evening RSVP)

1/9/22- Practice @ GCU (5-7PM, 7-9PM)

1/16/22- Tournament @ GCU *exact times TBA afternoon to evening

1/23/22- Practice @ GCU (5-7PM, 7-9PM)

2/6/22- Practice @ GCU (5-7PM, 7-9PM)

2/13/20- Practice @ GCU (10AM-12, 12-2PM) *Super Bowl Date

2/15/22- Open Gym @ GCU (evening RSVP)

2/20/22- Practice @ GCU (5-7PM, 7-9PM)

2/27/22- Tournament @ GCU *exact times TBA morning to evening

3/6/22- Practice @ GCU (5-7PM, 7-9PM)

Weather make ups TBA

Official Dates for MGUMC Location:

630-830PM is for 8th-10th graders with some VB experience.  All others must email us to be permitted into this program at this site.

12/10/21- Practice @ MGUMC(630-830PM)

12/17/21- Practice @ MGUMC (630-830PM)

12/21/21- Open Gym @ GCU (evening RSVP)

1/5/22- Open Gym @ GCU (evening RSVP)

1/7/22- Practice @ MGUMC (630-830PM)

1/14/22- Practice @ MGUMC (630-830PM)

1/16/22- Tournament @ GCU *exact times  TBA afternoon to evening

1/21/22- Practice @ MGUMC (630-830PM)

1/28/22- Practice @ MGUMC (630-830PM)

2/4/22- Practice @ MGUMC (630-830PM)

2/11/22- Practice @ MGUMC (630-830PM)

2/15/22- Open Gym @ GCU (evening RSVP)

2/18/22- Practice @  MGUMC (630-830PM)

2/25/22- Practice @  MGUMC (630-830PM)

2/27/22- Tournament @ GCU *exact times TBA morning to evening

Weather make-ups also TBA (3/4/22 possible).

The two tournaments, and three open gyms, will require RSVP's so we can plan accordingly.

Ages 8-11 should click here for our beginner winter clinic.

Program Info:

This program has historically filled, so please register early to ensure your spot is saved.

This program was created to give athletes an alternative opportunity to continue to play and improve their volleyball skills in the off-season.  This program serves as a balance between the simple instructional clinics, and the travel/commitment/costs of club volleyball.

Included in the "Club Alternative Program":

1.  Training Sessions at site/time selected

2.  Two Mini Tournaments (1/2 Day-GCU)

3.  Three Open Gyms (TBA- weeknights)

4.  Shore VB T-Shirt

5.  Insurance coverage

(No additional membership required- no AAU, no USAV, no JVA extra costs)

Those beginner athletes aged 8-11 should register for our basic Winter Clinic at the below link:

LINK HERE

Why this specific program?

- The best coaching in the area (all sessions will have a Coach with current college level experience running/overseeing the session), Court Coaches also have years of college coaching/playing experience

- Program wraps up as HS/MS Spring sports start up

- Majority of the program is on Sundays at GCU/Fridays at MGUMC (to avoid other winter sport conflicts)

- Know what you are signing up for.  Dates are up front. Costs are up front.  Outside of weather make-ups, there are no last minute changes/costs for our program.

- Less required commitment (financially and time-wise) than official club teams 

- We started this program in 2018, and it has been a huge success (except our canceled COVID year of course).

- This program best serves all skill and age levels, as we have enough athletes to break them into groups according to age/skill.

Club Alternative Registration Process:

TWO Steps to reserve your spot:

1.  Complete this registration form:

      REGISTRATION FORM LINK

2.  Make a payment (online or check)

A follow up email will go out for those who are not paying by card.

PAYMENT OPTIONS:

$360 - Cash/Check Payment in Full

$380 - Online Credit Card Pay in Full

$380 - Payment Plan ($190 Due Now, $190 due by 1/5/22)

All spots are first come, first served.  Registration is not complete until registration AND a payment are made.  A confirmation email will follow.  Space is limited.  

At this time, this clinic is open to girl's only aged 10-18.

FAQ's:

 Will this program fit my daughters   experience level?

Yes! Groups will be split up according to age/experience.  Those wishing to play with an older group must contact Dan Sempkowski to be admitted into a different group.  The site at Monmouth Grace United Methodist Church has only 1 court- so all levels of experience are not permitted.

 Do I need to pay in advance?

Payment options are listed above.  Your registration is not complete until a payment is made.  There are no other surprise charges in this program (example: other membership fee's with USAV/AAU/etc., tournamant fee's).

 What sort of travel/commitment is required?

All practices will be held at your assigned location.  Both tournaments will be at Georgian Court University.  Nothing will be held outside of Monmouth/Ocean counties.   Attendance is not required at any of the events, we just need RSVP's to plan according(open gyms and tournaments).  Each tournament will have new teams created with those attending.  Athletes who miss lose the opportunity to get better, but do not impact the program as a whole.

My child is advanced for their age, can I sign them up for an older group?

We have created a short questionnaire we are using to determine if we will move athletes up to an older group.  We reserve the right to not move athletes up, as our goal is to preserve the integrity and level of each group.  Those with proven success and are  interested in moving up should email us before submitting a payment.

My child seems to young for this program, are there other options?

We have set up a winter clinic for those girls aged 8-11 this winter.  Please click the winter clinic tab at the top of this page.

What is new/different for 2021-22?

1.  The program starts earlier to allow for more sessions

2.  We hope to better separate our athletes at practices and tournaments based on age/skill.  This becomes easier with more participants.  

Will you host a spring clinic again?

At this time, we do plan to run a spring clinic, but will not have it announced until December/January.

What are the mini-tournaments?

Simply put, we break everyone into teams to play against other teams in our program (and a few teams from outside the program).   Everyone is invited to play with us!

What are the open gyms?

Structured open gyms with the goal being a lot of play.  ​ While technically "open", they are only open to those in our winter program.

I have other questions, where can I reach out?

Emailing us is the best route (ShoreVolleyballAcademy@gmail.com).  Please allow a few days for response as we are in our college volleyball season.