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seeking recommendation for beginner middle school volleyball program

Original post made by question, another community, on Nov 5, 2012

I am wondering whether anyone has pointer for good beginner volleyball program for middle school students. Ideally within Palo Alto, could be classes, camp,or youth athletic program for recreational purposes.

It does not have to be competitive, in fact, better not.

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Posted by Experienced Volley Mom
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Nov 5, 2012 at 10:37 pm

Developmental volleyball is offered for grades 3-5. Teams are formed beginning 6th grade.

Club volleyball tryouts are the first weekend in November each year so they were this past weekend.

Club volleyball season is January to May.

Clubs offer clinics in the summertime but not during club season.

Palo Alto Elite is known to take beginners. They are not as competitive of a club as other volleyball clubs. Web Link

I don't know of any actual non-competitive volleyball clubs. There is no AYSO for volleyball.

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Posted by Experienced Volley Mom
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Nov 5, 2012 at 11:01 pm

I forgot about Aurora Volleyball Club, which is in Los Altos. The director is really nice. Their teams are not competitive even though they attend tournaments: Web Link

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Posted by Ducatigirl
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Nov 6, 2012 at 8:58 am

Stanford has a summer program for kids in volleyball, but that is a long way off. Worth keeping in mind, though.

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Posted by John94306
a resident of Barron Park
on Nov 6, 2012 at 9:42 am

John94306 is a registered user.

Check out Palo Alto Youth Volleyball: Web Link

Ages 7-15, girls and boys.

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Posted by Parent
a resident of Jordan Middle School
on Nov 14, 2012 at 3:40 pm

This is a new volleyball club. Based upon the coaches, I can guarantee most of the players are going to be new to the sport. These coaches only have recreational coaching experience (so don't expect much) and Jordan volleyball teams often win championships simply due to the talent. They are offering tryouts this Friday, 11/16 and it's at a convenient location in Palo Alto.

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