We offer camps and clinics during most of the year. Our year-round camp/clinic learning opportunities include our popular indoor & sand 3rd-6th grade Girls clinics (Hardcourt Heroes and Sand Stars), as well as our 3rd-8th grade Boys MiniSeason. We also offer a K-2nd grade Ripple Program (open to girls in Fall/Winter/Spring, co-ed in Summer)! WAVE offers a variety of skill-specific Summer camps and clinics and generally releases information to the public on our website and through email in late spring. We also offer a comprehensive Agility & Strength program. Our college-preparatory indoor club team program for Girls and Boys has seasonal tryouts every year and is highly competitive.
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For girls, our youngest age group offered is our indoor K-2nd grade Ripple Program. Girls can also participate in our 3rd-6th grade Girls clinics on indoor or sand surfaces (Hardcourt Heroes and Sand Stars). Our youngest age group offered for year-round competitive club competition is our Youth Development and 9 and under team program for Girls. Beach club is open to girls in 6th-12th grade in Fall/Spring and open to girls in 3rd-12th grade in Summer.
For boys, the youngest age program we offer is our 2nd-8th grade Boys MiniSeason through the Fall, Winter, and Spring. The youngest competitive team is our 11 and under team for Boys up through 18 and under. Beach club is open to boys in 5th-12th grade in the Summer.
For Girls: 14 and under team tryouts are generally in late September – early October. For girls 15 and older, tryouts take place in late July.
For Boys: tryouts for all ages take place in late August (only one tryout for the season for boys 14U); for high school age boys, there are two tryouts in a season, one in September (for September through January play; athletes are committed to play thorough postseason in June/July), then again for new players in for our short season in May (for May through June play). Click here for tryout information and registration. All cost information, coaching information, practice days/times, and schedules are released the weekend of each tryout.
WAVE typically fields two to four teams per age group with approximately 12 players on each team. Many age groups will offer 4 or more teams per age group.
Girls indoor season runs from November through May for teams 11 and under, and from November/December through the end of June for our teams 12 and older. Boys season for 14 and under runs from tryouts in September through June; boys season for 15s and older is from September through January, with a break in the spring from February-May, then resumes for May-June (to allow for the high school season in the Spring).
WAVE’s cost is consistent and competitive with high-caliber elite volleyball clubs in the Southern California region. Cost varies by age group and team, with our younger teams costing less than our older teams. All cost information is readily available at tryouts. Club dues cover all tournaments, practices, uniforms, registration/membership fees, administrative costs, coaching expenses, and equipment costs. Families are separately responsible for any travel expenses and room and board.
For Girls 10s: During the competitive season (January through May) teams practice generally twice per week and play in tournaments 1-2 weekends per month (1 day tournaments). Our 10s play locally in San Diego or within a 45 minute drive. Our Youth Development and 9U teams practice 1-2 days per week dependent on team, and play in WAVE-hosted events about 1 weekend day per month.
For Girls 11s and older: During the competitive season (December through June) teams practice generally 2-3 times per week and play in tournaments 2 weekends per month (1 day tournaments), as well as travel to National Qualifier tournaments (1-2 of these in the Spring, 3 days each). The end of the season for select teams 11 and older ends in late June/early July with a final 4-5 day travel National tournament. Teams participate in the SCVA (scvavolleyball.org).
For Boys 18 and under, practice is two days per week. Check out the SoCal Cup schedule for Boys (socalcupvolleyball.com); additional tournament(s) and AAU Nationals attendance is team-specific.
Our Middle School Academy training program is open to girls & boys in 7th-8th grade, is based on tryout placement by our coaching staff, and trains 1x/week November – May in a committed team environment.
USAV Age Group Definitions are here for 2023-2024.
Yes, by committing to WAVE for the club season you are committing to a post-season tournament event at the end of June for most teams and age-levels (with exception of Girls 9U/10U/Youth Development, Girls & Boys MS Academy, select older girls’ teams, and Boys 11U).
Yes. Please click here and feel free to contact any of our great coaching staff to set up a private lesson with the coach directly.
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