Surfside Volleyball Club Information
Age groups for the 2014 season:
- 10/11’s –Born on or after 9/1/02,
- 12’s – Born on or after 9/1/01,
- 13’s – Born on or after 9/1/00
- 14’s – Born on or after 9/1/99
Surfside Volleyball Club started 12 years ago with one 12-and-under team. Our teams have always done well and the girls have a lot of fun. In the last ten years, we have had over 100 former Surfside Girls play on Mira Costa’s volleyball team, along with numerous girls on the teams at Redondo Union, Chadwick, Marymount, Notre Dame, Peninsula, South, El Segundo, Bishop, Harvard-Westlake, Culver City, West and other local schools. Our director, Carolyn Lawson, also ran Manhattan West Volleyball Club from 1984-1993 and has produced many scholarship volleyball players to schools including UCLA, Pepperdine, University of Virginia, University of Hawaii, Texas A & M, Cal State’s Long Beach & Fullerton, NC State, Davidson, Colgate, Harvard, Rutgers, VA Tech, Biola, Cal Lutheran and University of Colorado.
Our dedicated coaches are not only great players with many years of coaching experience, but they relate well and are wonderful mentors to pre-teen and teenage girls. Our goal is to teach proper volleyball technique, motivate the players to reach peak performance, and have fun while doing it. Although we believe in middle school aged girls doing multiple sports, if you are on our “1” team in 12’s, 13’s, 14’s, you must put volleyball first if more than one player is missing. Please let us know when we call you to accept you if you have another commitment, as this will affect which team you are put on. All players must make all practices unless sick regardless of team.
This season we are partnering again with Prime Athletes to increase agility, strength, quickness and jumping ability. We will have a mandatory plyometric and conditioning session in the 30-40 min. preceding most of our regular gym practices starting mid November. Cost for this program will be $450 for the season, paid separately to Prime Athletes. (Normal cost for Prime Athletes twice a week sessions is $120 per month.) Mandi Collins, Founder of Prime Athletes, is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist & former Mira Costa All American, who received a volleyball scholarship to UCLA.
Coaches include Erika Stevens, Brooke Donahue, Hayley Lawson, Brooke Phillips, Amy Mosebar, and Amanda Ilgunas. Mandi Collins is our Strength and Conditioning Coach. Check our website for coaches’ biographies.
We have always tried to carry 10-12 players per team because we believe that play time makes the girls improve and have an overall better volleyball experience. Other clubs have consistently carried 14-15 on a team, leaving many on the bench for whole tournaments. However, this year the SCVA has mandated a new policy regarding club commitments and deposits taken that will affect our control over the number of girls on each team. Verbal commitments will be taken in the days following tryouts, but the signed letter of commitment cannot be accepted until Oct. 18 at 4pm along with a $1000 deposit. Surfside assumes that your word is good if you decide to give us a definitive verbal commitment.
We expect to start practices once a week the week of October 22nd. Starting the week of November 5th we will either have two practices a week or one team practice and one specialty (hitting, setting, defense, serving, etc) practice. Starting after Thanksgiving, practices will be twice per week. We will not practice the week of December 24th, and will resume practices starting January 2nd. Some other weeks with school holidays may only have one practice per week. Gyms for practice include MBMS, Dana Middle, Del Aire, Betty Ainsworth, Adams Middle, & Universal Sports Center in El Segundo. Days may vary. Tournaments are 6-8 hours twice a month on either a Saturday or a Sunday starting in January. Check www.scvavolleyball.org, click on juniors, then girls, then schedule to see schedule. (13’s play in 14’s., 11’s in 12’s.) All 13’s, 14’s and top 12’s teams will do SoCal JO qualifier. Due to overwhelming parent response, only those teams qualifying to go to the Junior Olympics will have a post season tournament the end of June.
Costs for 2013 season:
12-Extreme, 12-Gold, 12-Platinum: $3000 (assuming they are not participating in the SoCal JO Qualifier)
12-1, 13-1, 13/14: $3200 – includes 3-day JO Qualifier in Anaheim
15-1: $3200 + cost of traveling JO Qualifier (Cost TBD based on location and number of girls on the team) and travel related costs for So Cal JO Qualifier held in Las Vegas
Prices do not include uniform and PrimeAthletes fee paid directly to Prime Athletes ($450). Returning players can use the same uniform. Uniform cost is approximately $190 for 2 jerseys, one pair sox, one sweatshirt, one duffle bag, and one volleyball bike short. The rest is optional. Sweatpants are $52 & nylon jacket with name is $62. Uniform sizing will be done starting Oct 18th accompanied by uniform payment. Season fees will be paid in $1000 increments on Oct 18th, Dec. 1st and Jan. 2nd ($1200 on Jan 2nd for teams playing in JO Qualifier). Surfside does not do traveling Jr. National qualifying tournaments for 14’s and younger, only the So Cal Jr. National qualifier. That is an unnecessary expense for any 14U teams. High school players do need to do these tournaments to get seen by college scouts.
Regarding any teams qualifying for Junior National Tournament: Fees for that tournament are approximately $600 extra, but does not include room, food or transportation. 14’s and under will stay in rooms with their parents, or if a parent cannot go, can make arrangements with another parent to keep their daughter. 15’s will stay in rooms with other teammates arranged by their coach.
We look forward to another great season at Surfside.
Carolyn Lawson, director
1515 9th St. Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Questions: Carolyn Lawson 372-6595 email: firstname.lastname@example.org