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Golden Bear Programs

Golden Bear has vast experience in the many different components that make for a successful club experience. Our coaches provide instruction and leadership in practices, and our teams compete at a rarefied level. But to make the experience complete, we supplement the team setting with a club-wide experience which gives every player opportunities to benefit from what the entire club has to offer. This starts with our clinics, which expose players and coaches to Golden Bear's most knowledgeable specialists. It extends to the teamwork between Golden Bear coaches and teams. In the end, players and parents are the beneficiaries of a wealth of volleyball knowledge and experience.

We are adding an in house Director of Volleyball: Justin Caraway will be at practices advising head coaches on advanced strategies, working with skill specific groups, and ensuring Golden Bear as a club is all working with the same purpose. He will also lead club wide skill specific clinics throughout the season.

During pre-season we are utilizing access to ProAction Athletics for all teams to diversify their training on and off the volleyball court. 

Golden Bear is 100% dedicated to each of our players success.


Power League (Nike Teams)

Highly competitive travel teams lead by our experienced Golden Bear coaching staff. Competition is at it's top level in Power League. The best way to improve is to play teams that challenge you.

Teams: 12 Nike, 13 Nike, 14 Nike, 15 Nike, 16 Nike & 18 Nike

2018 NCVA Power League Schedule


  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Qualifier February 3-4 February 3-4 February 3-4 February 3-4 February 10-11 February 3-4 February 3-4 February 3-4
League # 1 March 17 March 17 March 17 March 17 February 25 March 10 March 10 March 10
League # 2 March 25 March 25 March 25 March 24 March 18 April 8 April 7 April 7
League # 3 April 8 April 8 April 7 April 7 April 8 April 14 April 15 April 15
Region Championship May 12-13 May 12-13 May 5-6 May 5-6 May 12-13 May 12-13 May 12-13 May 12-13

Extra Tournaments

Nike teams 16N, 15N, 14N, 13N compete in at least one USA Volleyball National Qualifier Tournament.

Far Westerns (Reno) 
April 22 - 24, 2017 Ages 12-15
April 28 - 30, 2017 Ages 16-17

18 Nike will attend the Las Vegas Invitational
February 17-19, 2018

Nike Teams play in three of the tournaments below:

KickOff  January 13th – January 15th, 2018
President’s DayTournament February 17-19, 2018
Bay View Classic May 26-28, 2018 

2018 Nike Team Fees

Subject to revisions:

Team Dues Events Total 
18N $3,682 $1,105 $4,787
17N $3,682 $1,105 $4,787
16N $3,682 $895 $4,577
15N $3,682 $895 $4,577
14N $3,682 $895 $4,577
13N $3,682 $895 $4,577
12N $1,845 $845 $2,690


Fees based on all things necessary for a successful season:

Head Coach
Assistant Coach
Skill Specific Coach (Justin Caraway- Director of Volleyball)
Skill Specific Clinics
ProAction Athletics Pre-Season Conditioning 13+
NCVA Power League
3 Extra Tournamets
1 National Qualifier 13s-16s

Premier League

Highly committed athletes playing in local tournaments. Each week Premier teams will have two team practices and compete in the NCVA Premier League. 

Teams: 18 Gold, 16 Gold, 15 Gold, 14 Gold, 13 Gold, 12 Gold 

  12 14/13 16/15 18/17
Qualifier January 20 January 21 January 21 January 21
League # 1 January 27 January 28 January 28 January 28
League # 2 February 24 February 25 February 25 February 24
League # 3 March 18 March 18 March 11 March 11
League # 4 May 5 May 5 April 15 April 14
Region Championship May 19-20 May 19-20 May 12-13 May 12-13


Premier Team Fees

2018 Premier Team Pricing:

18G $1,959 $0 $1,959
16G $1,959 $0 $1,959
15G $1,959 $0 $1,959
14G $1,959 $0 $1,959
13G $1,959 $0 $1,959
12G $1,959 $0 $1,959
Cubs $404 $0 $404


Price includes everything necessary to be successful (except the actual work):

Head Coach
Skill Specific Coach (Justin Caraway- Director of Volleyball)
Skill Specific Clinics
NCVA Premier League

Sports Performance Training

ProAction Athletics is Golden Bears' premier training facility. Our coaches will work with their teams with the goal of strength and conditioning. The gym gives us private access and a variety of tools to reach and exceed our pre-season goals and continue at the coaches discretion throughout the season. 

Training off the volleyball court is valuable to head off injuries and build stronger players. Athletes will work with TRX straps, Kettlebells, Weights, and various Plyometric tools.

Our goal at Golden Bear is to provide a college type committed experience to their sport. We will provide an age specific training program with progressions throughout the program. Serious athletes use every advantage afforded to them and we feel ProAction is one more tool in our tool belt to give us a leg up on our competition. 


Recruiting Workshop – Early February

Golden Bear offers a recruiting workshop for parents and players. Anyone in the freshman year or later who has not attended a Golden Bear recruiting workshop in the past is required to attend. The workshop is a comprehensive review of the recruiting process, including an overview of the process, the player's role, NCAA rules, and an thorough Q & A.


Golden Bear will offer a seminar covering rules, coaching techniques, and strategies. All teams will offer several team meetings to include players, parents, coaching staff, and administration.

Athletic Training and Injury Prevention

Stan Nakahara, Golden Bear Trainer-in-Residence. For years, Stan has worked wonders with injured Golden Bear athletes. Stan will have regular drop-in hours at Golden Bear practices, free to all Golden Bears. Stan will also advise coaches on injury prevention and treatment.

Student-Athlete Skills

Sharing our experience as college coaches and student-athletes, we address topics such as time management, stress management, and goal setting (short and long-term). These skills are wonderful to instill in young players. These lessons will stay with them through college and beyond into their adult years. 


Golden Bear strives to keep our practices consistent through the club from the older teams to the youngest team. The intensity and the expectations change, but the core trainings are the same. This allows us to  offer “open practices.” With the advance consent of both coaches, players may attend practices of other teams. We train our coaches to be proficient at developing each player individually and improve their team collectively with common goals.  

Fall Skills Clinics

Fall Skills clinics start in mid-September and run Sundays up to tryouts. We use this opportunity to work with athletes on individual skills and position-specific training. Our clinics give players and parents time to meet our coaches and experience our club philosophies of hard work even on the simple things.

Golden Bear Volleyball Club Partners and Affiliates

Interested in sponsorning a youth volleyball player?

Your donation will go directly to a player in need and Golden Bear will match your donation toward player dues.

Golden Bear Volleyball Club is a non-profit organization and all sponsorships are tax deductible.


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