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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

2019 NCVA Power League Schedule

 

  11    12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Qualifier February  2-3 February 2-3 February 2-3 February 2-3 February 2-3 February 2-3 February 2-3 December 15-16

 

Qualifier Information
Site: San  Jose Conv. Ctr - South Hall

Site: San Jose Conv. Ctr - South Hall

Site: Jackson Sports Academy

Site: Cal Expo - Sacramento

Site: San Mateo Event Center

Site: Cal Expo - Sacramento

Site: San Mateo Event Center

Site: San Jose Conv. Ctr
                 
                 
                 
League # 1 February 23 February 23 February 23 February 23 February 24 February 24 February 24 January 6
League # 2 March 17 March 16 March 17 March 16 March 17
*updated 9/13/18
March 10 March 10 February 2
League # 3 March 23 March 24 March 23 March 24 March 30 March 30 March 30 April 6
                 
Region Championship May 4-5 May 4-5 May 4-5 May 4-5 May 11-12 May 11-12 May 11-12 May 11-12
Region Bids for 
Junior Nationals
National: 1
American: N/A
National: 1
American: 2
National: 2
American: 3
National: 2
American: 3
National: 2
American: 3
National: 2
American: 3
National: 2
American: 3
National: 2
American: 3
Awarded following League #2

2019 Extra Tournaments/ Qualifiers

Nike teams compete in at least one USA Volleyball National Qualifier Tournament.

NATIONAL QUALIFIER

Far Westerns (Reno) 
April 13 - 15, 2017 Ages 12-15
April 26 - 28, 2017 Ages 16-17

18 Nike Kansas City- Triple Crown Tournament
February 15-18, 2019

ADDITIONAL NIKE TOURNAMENTS

Nike Teams play in 3 of the additional tournaments listed below:

KickOff  January 19th – January 21st, 2018
Kick Start (12N) Saturday, January 19, 2019

President’s Day Tournament February 16-18, 2018

Golden State Classic March 2 & 3

Spring Fling March 23 & 24

March Madness March 23 & 24

Bay View Classic May 25-27, 2018 

2019 Nike Team Fees

Subject to revisions:

Team Dues Events Total 
18N $3,682 $1,105 $4,688
       
16N $3,682 $895 $4,817
15N $3,682 $895 $4,813
14N $3,682 $895 $4,813
13N $3,682 $895 $4,813
12N $1,845 $845 $2,805

 

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 
Uniforms
 


Premier League

Highly committed athletes playing in local tournaments. Each week Premier teams will have two team practices per week, access to skill specific clinics, and compete in the NCVA Premier League (schedule below)


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

2019 Premier League Schedule

  12 14/13 16/15


18/17

Qualifier    January 26
 

     January 27
 

   January 27
 

     January 27
 

League # 1 March 9

 
March 9
 
 
March 10

 
March 10

 
League # 2 March 16

 
March 17

 
March 31

 
March 31

 
League # 3 March 30

 
March 31

 
April 7

 
April 6

 
League # 4 April 28

 
April 28

 
May 4

 
May 4

 
Region Championship    

 

May 11-12

 

May 11-12

 

May 18-19

 

May 18-19

 

 

 

Premier Team Fees

2019 Premier Team Pricing:

18G $1,959 $0 $2,034
16G $1,959 $0 $2,034
15G $1,959 $0 $2,034
14G $1,959 $0 $2,034
13G $1,959 $0 $2,034
12G $1,959 $0 $2,034
Cubs $404 $0 $423

 

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

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


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.

Parent/Coach/Administration

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. 

Practices

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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