Fall Mini-Season

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FALL Girls School-based teams  —  General Info  —

Tryouts are held in late August, and LJV Fall teams are formed primarily to compete against other middle school-based teams.  LJV Fall teams will participate in 2-3 tournaments in Poway, September-October.  Some LJV Fall teams will also compete in matches/scrimmages against other local middle school teams.

(the Fall Mini-Season is for players who do not have or make their school-based team…  it’s a great way to have a short-season team experience and stay sharp during the Fall and be ready for he longer Girls CLUB season…  or just play on a Fall team and compete against other clubs and schools!)

Fall Teams are formed by age/grade:
– 3rd – 6th graders will compete in 12U division (“Club” or “Open” level of local team play)
– 7th – 9th graders will compete in “16U Club” division
– advanced Fall team(s) will compete in local “Open/HS” division (advanced 7th-12th graders)

Birthdate does not matter for Fall season, only your grade in school.  Scroll down for TRYOUTS info!


All the information BELOW is from last year (Fall 2018) …  We anticipate following the same general format, structure and pricing for Fall 2019

During the Fall mini-season, we strive to provide opportunities and make teams for all interested players, in order to help player development and prepare young players for the Primary Club Season Tryouts (which take place in October).

Fall Mini-Season is open to all players in grades 4th-12th, who are not playing on their high school team.  It is against CIF rules for a player to play on their HS team and a club team during the same season.


Congrats to all the players in making their teams at tryouts, here are your teams & schedules

Team-specific pages for Fall 2018 LJV teams:
– 4th-6th grade teams Fall 2018 (12U division, VolleyLite ball & lower net)
– 7th-12th grade teams Fall 2018 (Club division or Open division, 13s-18s, by team level)

send an email to LJV if you’d like to join a Fall team, we do have a few spots available


Fall 2018 – MIDDLE SCHOOL TRYOUTS: – will be updated for Fall 2019 soon…

  • Tues. Aug 28th (Day1):  4:30-6:00pm for 4th-6th graders and 6:30-8:00pm for 7th-10th graders
  • Wed. Aug 29th (Day 2):  4:30-6:00pm for 4th-6th graders and 6:30-8:00pm for 7th-10th graders (incl. in $40 tryout fee).  Parent Info meeting for 10-15 minutes at end of each Wed. tryout (5:55 & 7:55pm).
  • Thurs. Aug. 30th (Day 3/practice):  4:30-6:00pm for 4th-6th graders and 6:30-8:30pm for 7th/8th graders (this will likely be the teams’ first practices if teams are finalized)

Tryouts are held at “TSA” gym – The Salvation Army gym.  Pre-registration and tryouts fee ($40) is required for all participants. 10-15min parent info session at end of Wed. 8/29 tryouts.

Click here for TRYOUTS Registration & Payment  – select GIRLS Fall Mini-Season button (must pre-register online prior to arriving at gym)

HINT:  sign up and attend the first two Sunday Clinics (Aug 19th & 26th) to brush up before tryouts, and/or our 2-day Girls Clinic on Aug 22-23rd!

Weekday tryouts/practices are held at TSA gym and all Sunday practices are held at La Jolla High School
– click Locations for details

Questions?  send an email to LJV



4:00-5:50pm each Sunday at LJHS Big Gym, starting Sunday August 19th

This is a great option for those who either do not make a Fall team or simply prefer to wait until Spring season to join a team and wok on skills once a week during August/September…  Weekly Sunday clinics to learn & improve your skills before Spring season tryouts (which start October 6th!).  All Sunday clinics open to 4th-9th graders, all levels.  Click on Fall Sunday Clinics 2018 for more details.

Sunday Clinics are $30 each Sunday.  Must pre-pay/pre-register online (even a few moments prior is okay).



Fall school-based teams typically have 9-10 practices and will have 2-3 local half-day tournaments in Poway.  Team-specific schedules and practice days will depend upon your daughters’ team placement.  All Fall teams will have one weekday practice and a Sunday practice on non-tournament Sundays.  First practice for all Fall teams will be on Sunday September 3rd at LJHS 2:00-4:00pm

practice days/coaches for Fall teams 2018:

6th grade and younger will practice on Thursdays (at TSA gym), sometime between 5:15-8:30pm.  Head Coaches for 10-12U Fall teams: Debbie “DK” Brown, Nicole Blackwell, Clare Farley

7th & 8th graders will practice on Wednesdays or Thursdays (at TSA gym), approx 7-9pm.  Coaches for 13/14U Fall teams: Roy Agbulos, Jon Murphy, Nicole Blackwell

rosters will be posted on this website by mid-September Girls Fall Teams 2018

We hope to field teams for all interested players. However, we can never accurately predict the turnout of players and we may need to cut some players.  Those players may choose to register for the series of Sunday practices in order to improve skills and confidence prior to Club Season Tryouts Oct 6th-7th.

TOURNAMENTS & GAMES for Fall teams
– 2-3 half-day tournaments in Poway (“Volley-Fest” Series at Epic VBC), on Sundays in Fall
– 3rd/4th graders will compete in 10U division, using the VolleyLite ball
– 5th/6th graders will compete in 12U division, using the VolleyLite ball
– 7th/8th graders will compete in Club or Open division (TBD), using regular weight volleyball and full-height net
– 9th-12th graders will compete in Open division, using regular weight volleyball and full-height net
– Games with other middle schools may be scheduled and will posted on LJV Calendar

Fall tournaments start with the very first weekend after Labor Day, September 8th & 9th!

Link to Tournament dates: Fall-Series Tournaments 2018

Team-specific pages for Fall 2018 LJV teams:
4th-6th grade teams Fall 2018 (12U division, VolleyLite ball & lower net)
7th-12th grade teams Fall 2018 (Club division or Open division, 13s-18s, by team level)

(division/level of tournament series for each LJV team will depend upon team placement at tryouts)

revised to include all 5 tournaments:  $745 for 2018 Fall season

The $40 tryouts fee (required) covers gym rental time, equipment, coaches, and all tryout dates.
Fall Season fees include LJV team jersey, equipment, gym rental, tournament fees, coaching, and insurance.
Fall fees may be paid in one or two payments.  Pay-in-full by 9/2 and receive 5% discount rate.  Pay in two payments: First payment ($445) is due by Sunday Sept. 2nd; full balance by 9/21 ($300).

Link to pay season fees: Girls Fall 2018 Mini Season

Fall 2018 Coaches: 

Roy Agbulos, DK BrownJon Murphy, Nicole BlackwellJon MurphyKirsten Zeise, Clare Farley.

Assistant & floater LJV coaches will help out and supplement as needed too!


Click here for TRYOUTS Registration & Payment  – select GIRLS Fall Mini-Season button (must pre-register online prior to arriving at gym)