Winter Volleyball Programs

Club Alternative Program Winter 2022-23

Official Dates for GCU Location:

12:30-2:30 is for 10 years old-9th graders + all beginners

2:30-4:30PM is for 10th-12th graders

WAITLIST ONLY FOR GCU SITE(1230 and 230) AT THIS TIME.  We are tentatively full from those who are paying by check with a 7 day grace period, but those spots may open up on 12/12/22.

1/1/23- Practice @ GCU (1230-230, 230-430)

1/8/23- Practice @ GCU (1230-230, 230-430)

1/10/23- Open Gym (Time TBA from RSVP's)

1/15/23- Practice @ GCU (1230-230, 230-430)

1/22/23- Practice @ GCU (1230-230, 230-430)

1/25/23- Open Gym (Time TBA from RSVP's)

1/29/23- Tournament @ GCU  (Morning/ Afternoon - need RSVP)

2/5/23- Practice @ GCU (1230-230, 230-430)

2/12/23- Practice @ GCU (10AM-12, 12-2PM)

*Super Bowl Date- Times adjusted earlier

2/19/23- Tournament @ GCU (Afternoon/ Evening- need RSVP)

2/26/23- Practice @ GCU (1230-230, 230-430)

3/5/23- Practice @ GCU (1230-230, 230-430) 

3/12/23- Practice @ GCU (1230-230, 230-430) 

Hold if needed for weather cancellation:

3/19/23

Official Dates for Capelli Location:

7-9PM is for 8th-11th graders with some VB experience.  All others must email us to be permitted into this program at this site.

1/2/23- Practice @ Capelli (7-9PM)

1/9/23- Practice @ Capelli (7-9PM)

1/10/23- Open Gym (Time TBA from RSVP's)

1/16/23- Practice @ Capelli (7-9PM)

1/23/23- Practice @ Capelli (7-9PM)

1/25/23- Open Gym (Time TBA from RSVP's)

1/29/23- Tournament @ GCU  (Morning/ Afternoon - need RSVP)

1/30/23- Practice @ Capelli (7-9PM)

2/6/23- Practice @ Capelli (7-9PM)

2/13/23- Practice @ Capelli (7-9PM)

2/19/23- Tournament @ GCU (Afternoon/ Evening- need RSVP)

2/20/23- Practice @ Capelli (7-9PM)

2/27/23- Practice @ Capelli (7-9PM)

Hold if needed for weather cancellation:

3/6/23- Practice @ Capelli (7-9PM)

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

Ages 8-11 pure beginners 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 female 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.  Two Open Gyms (Dates above)

4.  Shore VB T-Shirt

5.  Insurance coverage

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

Those pure 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 primarily runs during the "winter" season of HS/MS sports

- Majority of the program at GCU is on Sundays (avoid HS 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 at each location.

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).  Payment information is listed on the registration form.  Those who elect to pay by check have their spot reserved for 1 week to account for the mail lag.

PAYMENT OPTIONS:

$385 - Cash/Check Payment in Full

$400 - Online Credit Card Pay in Full

$400 - Payment Plan ($200 Due Now, $200 due by 1/15/23)

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 (even within a session there will be splits).  Those wishing to play with an older group must contact Dan Sempkowski to be admitted into a different group.  For GCU, the early slot would have separate groups for those who are beginners and those who have played on HS teams this Fall.  The site at Capelli Sport Complex Bubble will only permit those with experience due to space limitations.

 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.  Both open gyms will be at Georgian Court University.   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 beginner winter clinic for those girls aged 8-12 this winter.  Please click the winter clinic tab at the top of this page.

What is new/different for 2022-23?

1.  The program starts after the holidays

2.  We have changed our Monmouth county site which will permit us to host more athletes (and host better mini-tournaments with more athletes).

Will you host a spring clinic again?

At this time, we will plan to run 1 spring clinic.

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 on occasion).   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 covered by our insurance.

How do I join the wait-list, what is it?

Once a program fills, which a majority of ours do, we start a wait-list.  Often times, spots are offered to those on the wait-list, which are offered in the order they signed up.  To join the wait-list for a program/site that is full, please complete the registration form (w/ the wait-list option).  Please do not make a payment, but it would be refunded if you did mistakenly.

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 still in our busy college season.