Golden Bear has vast experience in the many different components that make for a successful club experience. Our coaches provide instruction
and leadership in practices, and our teams compete at a rarefied level. But to make the experience complete, we supplement the team setting
with a club-wide experience which gives every player opportunities to benefit from what the entire club has to offer. This starts with our
clinics, which expose players and coaches to Golden Bear's most knowledgeable specialists. It extends to the teamwork between Golden Bear
coaches and teams. In the end, players and parents are the beneficiaries of a wealth of volleyball knowledge and experience.
Power League (Mizuno Teams)
Highly competitive travel teams lead by our experienced Golden Bear coaching staff.
Teams: 12 Mizuno, 13 Mizuno, 14 Mizuno, 15 Mizuno, 16 Mizuno & 18 Forefront
2016 NCVA Power League Tournament Schedule
Highly committed athletes playing in local tournaments. Each week Premier teams will have one team practice and one scrimmage practice.
Teams: 18 Gold, 16 Gold, 15 Gold, 14 Gold & White, 13 Gold & White, 12 Gold & White
2016 NCVA Premier League Tournament Schedule
Sports Performance Training
For all teams other than 12s, Gold, and Cubs, there will be a preseason sports performance program, designed to build volleyball-specific strength, explosiveness, agility, speed, and prevent injuries. The 15s – 18s teams will work out together twice weekly, 13s and 14s teams once a week. Pre-season training will include technical training in volleyball skills. By the beginning of January, practices will incorporate team skills and game situations.
Recruiting Workshop – Early February
Golden Bear offers a recruiting workshop for parents and players. Anyone in the freshman year or later who has not attended a Golden Bear recruiting workshop in the past is required to attend. The workshop is a comprehensive review of the recruiting process, including an overview of the process, the player's role, NCAA rules, and an thorough Q & A.
Golden Bear will offer a seminar covering rules, coaching techniques, and strategies. All teams will offer several team meetings to include players, parents, coaching staff, and administration.
Athletic Training and Injury Prevention
Stan Nakahara, Golden Bear Trainer-in-Residence. For years, Stan has worked wonders with injured Golden Bear athletes. Stan will have regular drop-in hours at Golden Bear practices, free to all Golden Bears. Stan will also advise coaches on injury prevention and treatment.
Sharing our experience as college coaches and student-athletes, we address topics such as time management, stress management, and goal setting (short and long-term).
Golden Bear has “open practices.” With the advance consent of both coaches, players may attend practices of other teams. Additional practices are available on weekends for 15s and older. The 14s and younger may occasionally add a 3rd practice. (Please refer to the Golden Bear Player and Parent Packet for the general schedule. Please contact your coach for updates and changes during the season.)
Emerson Salonga’s only role with the club this year is as Director of Volleyball. As such, he will take the lead in clinics offering specialized skills, position-specific training, and advanced team tactical training.