Diablo Valley Volleyball Club is a non-profit organization founded to provide junior boys and girls the opportunity to improve their volleyball knowledge and skills. It is our goal that each player will find the Diablo season rewarding, educational, and fun! Diablo is a member of USA Volleyball (USAV) and the Northern California Volleyball Association (NCVA), and operates under their rules and Code of Conduct.
Diablo is going into its 25th year offering teams… We have a few main club philosophies that we would like to share with you:
- Provide a friendly and family-like atmosphere where all of the players feel supported by the coaching and administrative staff.
- To develop the players’ skills in a competitive, fun and positive environment.
- To promote good sportsmanship and also to develop life skills.
- To encourage each player and team to improve to their potential by season’s end.
The majority of our Diablo players have shown incredible dedication to the sport as well as to Diablo in general – the players are wonderful and things seem to be getting better every year!! We hope to have you involved in the program this upcoming season! Please feel free to read our by-laws on the website for more information…
Tryouts will be held in the early weeks of August. Practices for the Power League teams will begin in the middle to end of August. We will try to have practice times posted online as soon as possible so that players/parents can get an idea of the time commitment and days of the week for practices. Practices are listed on the website under Boys Division and posted by the age division/Team name (ex. Boys 18 Black). Teams have an average of 2 hr. practices two days a week. The times you will see listed online now for each team/coach as well as the exact coach placement listed online is subject to change based on tryouts. Play time is not equal and must be earned by each player.
The main sites we use for practices are:
Tice Valley Gym, Foothill Middle School Gym, Walnut Creek Intermediate Gyms in Walnut Creek, Seven Hills
On occasion we might have to use Acalanes High School, Lafayette, San Ramon Valley High School, Danville
The Diablo Power League teams participate in all Power League Tournaments.
Power-league teams will participate in tournaments anywhere within the Northern California region – that would be Chico to Fresno (or farther south) and anywhere in between! Play time is not equal and must be earned by each player. Communication between coach and player is important. Chain of Communication – Phase 1 – Player and Coach – Phase 2 – Player, Coach, Parents – Phase 3 – Player, Coach, Parents, Board member
We do not know the sites of the tournaments usually until about a week in advance but, as soon as we find out we will post it on our website as well as send out emails to all of the families. Usually the Qualifiers and Regional tournaments are held at Convention Centers.
Season cost includes: (Our Diablo exact season cost is subject to change until we get the costs from the NCVA and our gym contracts)
Coaching Fees, Tournament Entries, Gym fees, Insurance, NCVA team fees, , NCVA Coach Membership & NCVA coach/chaperone background checks, uniform, equipment, and misc cost to the Club – fees do not include travel to any tournaments that require hotel/food/transportation costs.
Please check the website for additional information & exact tryout info: www.Diablovolleyball.org
Take care and thanks so much – we hope to see you at tryouts in August!!!!
Sean Stratton – Diablo Valley VBC – President 925-451-6581
Teresa Stratton – Diablo Valley VBC – Director DiabloVBC@yahoo.com
Brian Fujinaga – Diablo Valley VBC – Vice President
Willie Marchesano – Diablo Valley VBC – Vice President