2016-2017 Ohlone Juniors Volleyball Club
Welcome to Ohlone Juniors Volleyball Club. Ohlone Juniors strives to provide quality training for the youngest volleyball athletes. Our goal is to grow the game of volleyball for both boys and girls by providing opportunities to play at the youngest age divisions of competition.
2017 Season Update #1 [March 9, 2017]
With all our teams having competed in at least one tournament for this season, we wanted to highlight a couple accomplishments the teams have achieved thus far.
The 14-1s team began their first tournament of the season seeded 110 at the Power League Qualifier. After some tough matches and hard fought wins, the team ended the two-day tournament by moving up 38 spots to seed 72! Since that tournament the team has been hard at work during practice in preparation for their next tournament, Power League #1. Having not played in a tournament in over a month, the team has done well to improve in a lot of their skills, specifically jump serving. "The majority of the team can jump serve, with just a couple that only need to get more consistent," said coach Anna Ottavis. She went on to say, "We have a really great group of girls that work together so well and so hard." Good luck to the 14-1s as they travel to Watsonville for Power League #1.
The 14-2s have been steadily improving all season. One of the main focuses has been understanding the system and rotations so that players are in the right positions to start rallies or in offensive/defensive situations. Coach Emily Marden is confident that her athletes are starting to understand the rotations and will continue to work on it to improve their system. The team competed in their second AAU league tournament on February 25th, and it was filled with a bunch of "firsts". The team won their FIRST matches of the season, winning two of their four matches for the day. They also won their FIRST 3-set match of the season, earning the win with a kill to get the final point.
The 12-1s have been on a streak of success. Starting with AAU League tournament #1, the team narrowly missed out on a top finish and ended the day in second place. That would not stop our athletes from striving for more as AAU League tournament #2 came. The team steadily improved in the three-touch system and almost always finishes a possession with an attack. The girls also are serving consistently, a few of which are even jump serving. Even the athletes who had a hard time making a serve over the net at the beginning of the season are now consistently overhand serving with ease. All that improvement culminated with a 1st place finish at AAU League tournament #2 and a current third place seed in points for the AAU League season. "Our girls are very fun to work with and always have a lot of energy," said coach Tasha Harger. "It is also amazing to watch them grow individually and as a team."
2017 Ohlone Juniors Development Team
Registration for the 2017 Ohlone Juniors Development Team is now open! Register online now before the spots filled. The team will only move forward if a minimum number of players of 10 is reached, and we fully anticipate that to happen. Registration will close when the maximum number of players of 14 is reached or at the end of January (whichever comes first). This is a practice only team. For a full description of the team, please read the downloadable 2016-2017 Girl's Season Information Sheet (PDF). For any questions, contact club director Jeremy Penaflor at email@example.com.
Tryout Update for 2016-2017 Girls Teams - posted October 25, 2016; updated November 9, 2016
Tryout times for Sunday, November 13 have been changed to the following:
- 12s Tryout: 5:30pm-7:30pm
- 14s Tryout: 7:30pm-9:30pm
A second tryout date of Sunday, November 20 has been added for both age groups. The time of the tryout is confirmed for 9am-11am for both age groups. Registration is now open online. Those already registered for the November 13 tryout date are not required to register and attend but are more than welcomed to come. This second date has been added to accommodate the many inquiries we've received regarding the inability to attend the first tryout date. Teams will not be completely formed until after this second tryout. The team meetings that follow the formation of each of the teams will be Tuesday, November 22 at 7pm in Building 7. This will be for uniform sizing as well as an information session with the Ohlone Juniors staff.
We plan on fielding the following three competition teams:
- 14-2s (13s/14s combination)
Remember to refer to the 2016-2017 Age Definitions to make sure your daughter qualifies for the specific age group you look to tryout for. Please also refer to the girls schedules below of each team to make sure your personal schedules allow for attendance at all (or most) competition dates. Tryouts, as well as all practices, are held in Epler Gymnasium located on the second floor of building 9. There is a tryout fee of $25, and online registration for the tryouts is open now. A link to the registration page, as well as the information sheet including specific details regarding each team is available in the section below. Please feel free to email us any questions you might have regarding the club or the teams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2016-2017 Girls Season Info Sheet and Tryouts Online Registration - posted October 20, 2016
Registration for tryouts is now open online. Go to the registration page to register for the appropriate tryout for the age group you plan to (or qualify to) play for. Girls who plan to tryout for both age groups need only to register for one of the tryouts. Please email us to let us know that you are registering for one tryout but plan on participating (or being considered) in both, and we will note that accordingly. No NCVA tryout pass purchase is required for our tryout. For details about each team, download the 2016-2017 Girl's Season Information Sheet (PDF). For questions, email club director Jeremy Penaflor at email@example.com.
Ohlone Juniors Girls to Join Pacific AAU League for 2016-2017 Season
In an effort to meet the needs of our players and families of quality training at affordable costs and time commitments, Ohlone Juniors has decided to join the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) for its competitive development teams. The teams that will compete in the newly formed AAU league are the 12-1s and (tentatively) the 14-2s. By doing this, these teams will now be afforded less travel time (all tournament locations are in the greater south bay), shorter competition days, and paid officials to officiate all matches. The 14-1s will continue to compete in the NCVA Power League division. More details for the season will be published shortly.
- 14-and-under division
Players born on or after September 1, 2002
- 12-and-under division
Players born on or after September 1, 2004
|January 28, 2017||Tournament #1||San Jose State University, One Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192|
|February 26, 2017||Tournament #2||Granada High School, 400 Wall Street, Livermore, CA|
|March 18, 2017||Tournament #3||City Beach, 2911 Mead Avenue, Santa Clara, CA|
|April 2, 2017||Tournament #4||San Jose State University (address above)|
|May 13-14, 2017||Final 2-day tournament||To be announced|
|January 29, 2017||Tournament #1||San Jose State University, One Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192|
|February 25, 2017||Tournament #2||Mountain View Volleyball Club, 477 North Mathilda Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA|
|March 19, 2017||Tournament #3||San Jose State University (address above)|
|April 1, 2017||Tournament #4||City Beach (address above)|
|May 13-14, 2017||Final 2-day tournament||To be announced|
|February 4, 2017||Qualifier - Day 1||Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814|
|February 5, 2017||Qualifier - Day 2||Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814|
|March 12, 2017||League #1||Watsonville High School 250 E. Beach Street Watsonville, CA 95076|
|March 26, 2017||League #2||To be announced|
|April 15, 2017||League #3||Modesto Junior College, 435 College Avenue, Modesto, CA 95350|
|May 6, 2017||Region Championships - Day 1||Cal Expo 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95815|
|May 7, 2017||Region Championships - Day 2||Cal Expo 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95815|
|September 24-25, 2016||Power League Qualifier||San Mateo Event Center 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo, CA 94403|
|October 9, 2016||Power League #1||To be announced|
|October 23, 2016||Power League #2||Clovis High School, 1055 Fowler Avenue, Clovis, CA 93611|
|November 19, 2016||Power League #3||William Jessup University, 333 Sunset Blvd. Rocklin, CA 95765|
|December 4, 2016||Power League #4||To be announced|
|December 17-18, 2016||Power League Region Championships||San Mateo Event Center 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo, CA 94403|
NCVA can change venues up to the Friday before the scheduled tournament. For the most up to date location of each tournament, go the Boys Power League section of the NCVA website.
- Club Director: Jeremy Penaflor (6th season)
- Ohlone College Head Volleyball Coach (9th season)
- Ohlone College Summer Volleyball Camp Director (2009-present)
- City Beach Volleyball Club Head Coach (2010-2014)
- San Jose State University Assistant Coach (2003-2006)
- Boys Team Coaches
- Anna Ottavis
- Ohlone Juniors Volleyball Club Head Coach (6th season)
- Ohlone College outside hitter (2010-2012)
- 2011-2012 Ohlone College Volleyball team captain
- San Jose State Women's Club Volleyball Outside Hitter (2012-2014)
- Graduated from Fremont Christian High School
- Tasha Harger
- More to come
- Deyanira Bautista
- More to come
- Anna Ottavis
Ohlone Juniors Volleyball Club strives to be the premier volleyball club for youth training of true beginners of the game of volleyball as well as provide a transition to the highest competitive levels of volleyball in the Fremont community and surrounding areas. We look to instill a foundation of learning the game that will last them a lifetime both on and off the court, and it is the hope of the club that we are able to grow the game of volleyball in the area in both interest level and participation.
The 2016-2017 season will mark the first year that the club will participate in the newly formed Pacific Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) League for the girls competitive development teams. The girls competitive power teams and all the boys teams will continue to compete in the Northern California Volleyball Association (NCVA) Power League.
Tryouts will be held in August for the boys with practices beginning immediately after the formation of the teams. Tryouts for the girls will be held in November with practices starting in December and early January.
The focus of our teams will be to:
- provide a starting point and an opportunity for aspiring, young volleyball players to learn the game,
- receive coaching and instruction from experienced coaches and current/former players, and
- competitively develop their skills by allowing all players as much equal playing time as possible.
We believe that, although the goal in sports is to finish ahead, athletes that are first learning a sport should learn from instruction and feedback based on their experience on the court in-game situations.
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