Fall Ball

Fall Ball 2022

NorCal Volleyball Club is pleased to offer the 14th Annual Fall Ball season.

Our Fall Ball program is one of the East Bay’s premier and most competitive Fall Ball programs amongst local clubs. It is also one of the most popular programs at NorCal for Pre-High School aged girls, selling out every single year.

Our Fall Ball program is a 10-week competitive “skill development” season that runs from Aug 8 – Oct 13.

Specifics

NorCal Fall Ball

Player Age – 7th/8th graders (approximately 13-14 years old)

Days: Monday and Wednesday

  • Session 1: 5:30 – 7:15 pm
  • Session 2: 7:30 – 9:15 pm

Players who will be in 7th or 8th grade (approximately 13-14 years old) in the Fall from August 8th – October 12th, from either 5:30 – 7:15 or 7:30 – 9:15 pm, based on age and/or skill level. Six groups of 14 players (6×14=84) will be organized into six teams that will practice, develop skills, and scrimmage. The six groups will be organized by age and/or skill level. Players with higher skills will practice at the later time slot. NorCal reserves the right to move players between courts and time slots depending on changing relative skill level and progress through the 10-week season. Please help your daughters understand that there will be movement between groups.

Dates: August 8th – October 12th

Cost: $575 (+ fees)

Weeks 1 and 2 of Fall Ball are big movement weeks for all Fall Ball sessions. Players may be asked to move from one session to another, so please be aware to keep both time slots conflict-free in case your player must move from an earlier session to the later session and vice versa.

REGISTRATION DATES

REGISTRATION NOW

12s/Juniors Fall Ball

Player Age: 6th grade and under (approximately 7-12 years old)

Gender: Open to Boys & Girls

Days: Tuesday and Thursday

  • Session 1: 4:30 – 6:00 PM **subject to change**
  • Session 2: 6:15 – 7:45pm **subject to change**

Court placement will be determined by NorCal staff based on age/skill. Players may be asked to move courts periodically throughout Fall Ball.

Dates: August 9th – October 13th

Cost: $525 (+ fees)

Weeks 1 and 2 of Fall Ball are big movement weeks for all Fall Ball sessions. Players may be asked to move from one session to another, so please be aware to keep both time slots conflict-free in case your player must move from an earlier session to the later session and vice versa.

REGISTRATION DATES

REGISTRATION NOW

Registration and Assessment

Fall Ball and Juniors Fall Ball will both have an 84 player capacity (42 players per session).

All Fall Ball sessions are filled on a “first-come, first-served” basis. Spots will fill quickly and those who are not able to secure a spot can be placed on a waitlist if desired. More information about waitlisted players is outlined below.

Assessment of players and court placement will be determined during our evaluation day on Sunday, August 7th. More information about our Evaluation Day is located below. Throughout the duration of Fall Ball, movement may occur between courts/sessions to ensure that all players are surrounded by teammates of their same caliber and to keep skill levels consistent across courts.

Priority Registration Opens June 20th

Regular Registration will be available June 27th.

Evaluation Day

Prior to the start of Fall Ball, we will be hosting a mandatory session for all registered participants to have their current skills assessed by a variety of NorCal coaches. The purpose here is to evaluate the level of each player to better place them within a group of like-caliber teammates. This is also a chance for participants to get familiar with the NorCal facility, meet new players, and interact with the coaching staff – a chance to have some fun on the court before officially starting the Fall Ball season! Please see the times below for each program:

  • Fall Ball (13s/14s): 10 – 12 PM
  • Fall Ball Juniors (7 – 12s): 2 – 4 PM

If your player is unable to attend, please contact our Fall Ball Coordinator, MacKenzie Draper  ASAP to make other arrangements.

Substitution List

Both programs, will also maintain a pay-as-you-go substitution list.  Substitutes are invited to participate, one session at a time, to fill in for the regular roster players who have planned absences.  $25/session rate for Fall Ball and $20/session rate for Fall Ball for Juniors.

NorCal waitlisted players will be placed on courts using a “self-assessment” questionnaire, asking questions such as years of club experience, previous clubs played for, specified position, etc.

Important Dates

DateDescription
6/20Priority Registration - 2021-2022 NorCal Players Only
6/27Registration - Open to ALL
8/7Evaluation Day - mandatory for all registered players (see times above)
8/8First Day of Fall Ball (13s/14s)
8/9First Day of Fall Ball Juniors (7-12s)
8/10Parent Meetings for Fall Ball - one meeting per session
8/11Parent Meetings for Fall Ball Juniors - one meeting per session
10/12Last Day of Fall Ball
10/13Last Day of Fall Ball Juniors