What is Club Volleyball
Club volleyball is a national developmental program for boys and girls 4 -18 years old. Club Volleyball involves specialized training and advanced, experienced coaches. Clubs are comprised of girls and boys from senior, middle, and elementary schools from a specific geographical area. These clubs compete within a “region”. We are the Southern California region, which encompasses clubs from Santa Barbara to San Diego and east to Las Vegas, Nevada. Individual teams are divided into age groups. All clubs fall under the guidance of the United States Volleyball Association (USAV), which is the governing body for volleyball in the United States, including our Olympic Team/USA National Team programs.
What We Offer!
Apex1 Volleyball Club is in its 8th year of developing players for competition at middle school, high school, and collegiate levels. ALL of our coaches are current/former collegiate players and/or Professional Athletes. We have an amazing coaching staff that we are proud to filter the technique and love of the game to our athletes. We make sure our coaches have played at the top level to help inspire your player to take their game to the next level. WE ARE ONE. -- Here at Apex, we are family. We care about each and every player of ours, and make sure they are fulfilling their max potential. At Apex1, we pride ourselves in giving your player all the technique and training they need to go forward in their volleyball careers.
Travel Teams: Aside from the regular Southern California (SCVA) tournament schedule, the Black, Green & White (high school level) will all travel to at least 1 Jr. Olympic Qualifying Tournament during the season and the Jr. National Championship at the end of the season (pending qualification). Teams that do not qualify for the Jr. Nationals will possibly be competing in the newer Jr. National levels, entry to which are not based on qualifying, or other tournaments such as AAU, Festival, or Summer Soiree.
Many Apex1 players will be serious prospects for college recruitment. High schoolers may be in the position of fielding a scholarship offer or seeking scholarship opportunities. We provide a class and have partnered with SportsRecruits for our athletes that teaches them the necessities to help them get recruited. Sports Recruits to help your athlete connect with ALL colleges at an easier & faster rate! Backed by data, research and feedback from college coaches, athletes and club staff, every SportsRecruits feature is built to maximize the efforts of your athletes and staff and provide transparency throughout the recruiting process. There are over 1,500 colleges on SportsRecruits for your athlete to connect with to make sure they found the perfect school. Apex1 Staff will assist any interested players with writing his/her recruiting letter, videotaping skills, and contacting college coaches, scouts and recruiters on the player’s behalf.
We are excited to partner our high school teams with Orange Theory Group Fitness because they are the smartest workout with the best results! We offer 3x classes PER month Nov-Mar. Apex will hold private weekly training sessions with Orange Theory. We are ready to get your athlete in the best shape yet!
Travel Teams: Aside from the regular Southern California (SCVA) tournament schedule, the Black & TBD Green teams will travel to at least 1 Jr. Olympic Qualifying Tournament during the season and the Jr. National Championship at the end of the season (pending qualification). Teams that do not qualify for the Jr. Nationals will possibly be competing in the newer Jr. National levels, entry to which are not based on qualifying, or other tournaments such as AAU, Festival, or Summer Soiree.
Non-Travel Teams: Will have two practices a week along with monthly tournaments held by SCVA. These travel team will be attending the end of the year tournaments: SCVA Summer Soiree located in Anaheim, CA.
Apex1 Juniors: Practice 1 time per week. This is a beginner’s program teaching the fundamentals and love for the game!
Our focus is to support and maximize every single player's potential when they enter our gym. At every level, each team will have 2-3 coaches and alternating alumni and coaching that will help train every player. Our experienced and hands on Apex1 Staff support and encourage players on and off the court
More about Club Volleyball
The Apex club season is approximately seven months long, beginning with November/December practices. The tournament season starts in December and ends in June/ first week July. Regular local tournaments are held on mostly Saturdays and Sundays, generally one-two a month per age division, with two to three day tournaments at the beginning and the end of season (local qualifiers and regional seeding tournaments). Regular season tournaments are generally scheduled the Wednesday prior to the tournament day. The individual tournament locations and times are usually posted to their website up to a week before scheduled tournaments.
Tournaments generally last at least six hours, some up to 12 hours (depending on playoffs). For early season qualifiers and mandatories, you may be scheduled morning wave- beginning at 8am; or an afternoon wave-beginning at 3pm. You will be required to report to your tournament site approximately 45 minutes prior to the first scheduled match whether you are playing, sitting, or have referee assignments. Most regular season tournaments begin in the morning. You should pack enough food for one good meal plus plenty of healthy snacks, water, or drink.
Some Apex1 teams will be entering additional tournaments during the season. These tournaments are very important to our players that are seeking athletic scholarship opportunities, and to qualify for the Junior National Volleyball Championship Tournament. Expenses incurred for these trips will be the responsibility of the individual player and his/her family. Three day tournaments require four total days of travel. End of the year tournaments last up to five to six days, including travel. Fees for travel go toward entries, all coaches’ expenses, possible air and ground transportation, breakfast lunch and snacks, and lodging. Refer to your travel contract for the destinations and costs of these tournaments.