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Gold Cal Jrs Volleyball Club believes that success is a result of developing the players. Our desire is to provide opportunity for highly motivated volleyball players to further develop and enhance their skills through participation in USA Volleyball’s Junior Program. Gold Cal Jrs offer various programs depending on individual skill levels and the commitment of each player and team. We are dedicated to structuring programs that focus on providing the best possible opportunities for young athletes to develop basic and advanced volleyball fundamentals. Our commitment is to help young athletes achieve their individual and volleyball goals, ultimately achieving success and the overall goals for Gold Cal Jrs Club success.

Gold Cal Jrs Team Objectives and Goals

gcjstar We hope to provide for each player, a positive experience. We would like every member of every team to feel good about their volleyball experience. We also would like for players to feel confident about themselves achieving inner excellence www.youthachievingexcellence.com. Our intension is to promote winning attitudes, and an enjoyable, successful Club volleyball season.

gcjstar We promote good sportsmanship and character, having skilled and professional coaches who seek to exhibit strong leadership qualities. We would like to develop these important athletic qualities for all of the Gold Cal players. 

gcjstar We focus on developing volleyball fundamental skills and advanced techniques. The Club strives to provide the best possible coaching staff to improve the player’s basic individual game and team fundamentals and to compete at the highest level.

gcjstar We will seek to provide continuing education thru clinics, guest coaches, core strength training with additional opportunities for players and coaching staff to refine and develop their overall skills and capabilities.

gcjstar Our staff pursues “Gold Medal Squared training, a collaborative effort of four of the most successful and experienced coaches in the history of volleyball in the United States. Dr. Carl McGown, Dr Marv Dunphy, Dr. Doug Beal, and Jim McLaughlin bring over 100 years of combined experience, and have been at the top of the game at every level: High School, Club, Collegiate, Professional Foreign Leagues and International competition”. – GMS

Playing Time & Time Involvement

gcjstarGold Cal Jrs Volleyball desires our teams to be serious about their commitment to their team. Success of players, coaches and the improvement of each team are dependent on a high level of commitment.  Each player will have opportunities to play volleyball. Players purchase a “seat” on the “team”. The fees do not guarantee playing time. Playing time is at the discretion of the coaching staff.

gcjstarThe Club volleyball season is approximately 6-7 months, from December thru the May/June. 

gcjstarPractices are generally 2/3 times per week for about 2 hours.

gcjstarPOWER TEAMS (AIR/ELITE) compete with Northern California Volleyball Association (NCVA) Power League, travel to National Qualifier Tournaments and potentially attend USAV Junior Nationals (location TBA) or AAU Nationals in Orlando, Florida. NCVA Power League consists of 2, 2day tournaments and 3, 1 day tournaments held on a Saturday or Sunday Additional fun tournaments are 2 or 3 days. Tournaments can be held 2-3 hours drive from the Folsom area. In addition, it is the desire for teams to qualify for USAV Junior Nationals.

gcjstarAREA TEAMS (FUSION) compete with Northern California Volleyball Association (NCVA) Premier League and have local weekend, 1 and 2 day tournaments. Team will also participate in NCVA fun tournaments.

gcjstarJUNIOR COMPETITION TEAM (JCT) is for beginner athletes ages 6-12 years old. The have 1 practice a week on
Wednesdays from 5:45-7:45pm at Folsom Sports Complex and 4 local weekend 1 day tournaments through NCVA League.

How Does It Work? What's Included?

Athletes are required to “try-out” for Power & Area Teams. Tryouts consist of approximately 1.5-2 hours, per age division, competing in volleyball drills. Coaches evaluate athletes and select players based on skill, age, athleticism, potential, etc. Coaches will meet at the end of the tryout to finalize rosters. Rosters will be posted on the wall within 15 minutes of the tryout completion. Players and parents will meet with their coach to receive a commitment night packet. Required forms are listed on the Gold Cal Jrs website. It is suggested to pre-register online for tryouts to avoid the line, however we do accept walk ins. There is not an organized warm up. Court play will begin promptly at tryout time.

Head and Assistant Coaches Expenses (Stipends, Travel Expenses, & Food Reimbursement), NCVA Team Registration, Team Tournament Fees, Practice Facilities, Equipment, Season Travel Advisor Packet, Club Clinics, Recruiting Information and more! (items subject to change upon finalizing season budgets)

Player/Parent travel expenses (airfare, food, gas, hotel, etc.), USAV or AAU National tournament entry or expenses, Season uniforms (Gold Cal Jrs reuses uniform pieces to help reduce the cost of club volleyball. Players that played last year will have jersey # priority.)

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By John C. Maxwell ~ Success One Day At A Time