Junior Club Volleyball
Foster City, CA 94404-1712
 Call Us:(888) 616-6349




Club Tryouts Nov 1st

October Clinics (Sundays)

Open House Information Event:

Sunday, Sept 28th 6 PM

Payes Place, San Carlos





Proudly Serving the SF Peninsula:

Atherton | Belmont | Burlingame |Foster City |  Hayward | Hillsborough |  Menlo Park |San Carlos |San Mateo | South San Francisco | Palo Alto |Redwood City |






Club Tryouts

November 1st.  Additional information will be forthcoming. 

Open House Information Event

Sunday, September 28th, 6:00-6:30 PM, Paye's Place, 595 Industrial Rd, San Carlos

October Clinics

Sundays, October 5th; 12th; 19th; and 26th

5:30 PM-7:00 PM, ages 11s, 12s, and 13s.

7:15 PM-8:45 PM, ages 14s, 15s, and 16s.


Elite Volleyball Club originated Foster City, California, offers an array of services related primarily to girl's junior volleyball, ages 7-18. Committed to education and success, we desire to see our participants succeed both academically and athletically. We are centrally located in Foster City and San Mateo on the peninsula of the San Francisco Bay Area.  Most of our practices and clinics are hosted in Foster City, San Mateo, and Redwood City.  We are entering our seventh year.  The primary basis of our club program is to support the development of volleyball on the peninsula.  We run tryouts for junior club volleyball teams, ages 7-17, in the early part of November.  These teams begin practicing as early as mid-November with competitive tournament play 2-5 weekend/holiday days each month from January through the end of May, with some teams extending their season into the early part of July for Junior Nationals. 

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Our mission is to produce an enjoyable experience in the sport of volleyball by developing players that are technically sound and tactically progressive in an environment where everyone is valued for their contributions.

Our motto..."NOTHING LESS."
Like the greatest coach of all time, John Wooden, used to say, "the focus should be on the effort performed by the staff and by the players, not on winning."  Our club philosophy shares Mr. Wooden's perspective, in that, "Nothing less than the very best effort is expected from our staff and from our players."  We do not focus directly on winning and mistakes.  Instead, we focus on coaching education and player development.  Another relatable quote, "Don't stive to be better than others, instead strive to be your best self." As a result, oddly enough, we have a very successful program. We are the ELITE!

Club Team Format

There are three different types of teams that compete in club volleyball during the season. The Premier and Hybrid teams compete under our NEXXT ELITE Volleyball Club; and the Power teams compete under our PAYE'S ELITE Volleyball Club.  The term, "development," refers to a team consisting of inexperienced players.


Premier teams will practice twice a week for two hours and compete in the Premier League of the Northern California Volleyball Association (NCVA).  Typically these teams do not have to travel more than an hour and a half to get to their league tournament sites.  Our teams tend to stay in the bay area with the farthest travel for an Area team typically being Salinas, Santa Cruz, or Pleasant Hill. We do tend to allow multi-sport players to participate on our Area teams if the impact on team events, including both practices and tournament play is minimal.



Power teams tend to be more competitive than Area teams.  Although tryouts do occur at the same time the costs and level of commitment for a Power team is more than for an Area team.  Power teams compete in the Power League of the NCVA.  There is a Power League Qualifier at the end of January that will break the teams into divisions of twelve teams with similar ability.  With each of the three league tournaments the top three teams will move up a division while the bottom three teams will move down a division.  The top three divisions of the league are GOLD, SILVER, and BRONZE.  They are then alpha-catogorized with the next division, A-qua, then B-lue, and so on.  Because the competition is against teams of similar ability and every match has a consequence on your team's standing, and overall points, each match is much more intense than can be found in an Area league tournament.  Power teams will participate in at least two Regional National Qualifiers.  The NCVA hosts the Far Western Qualifier in Reno, Nevada.  Power teams are required to participate in this tournament while Area teams are encouraged to do so.  Power teams will have two primary practice time slots each week for two hours.   However, they are encouraged to have a third practice when possible, typically on Wednesday evenings, Fridays, or Sundays.  These additional practices are not typically required.  Power teams will begin practicing on November 13th.


Hybrid teams do not participate in either the Premier or the Power League of the NCVA.  Instead these teams participate in Invitational Tournaments and Non-League Tournaments.  Hybrid teams have one practice each week (usually Sunday evenings) and participate in about one tournament each month from January through May.  The cost and time commitment for a Hybrid team is less than for a Premier or Power team.



We make every effort to provide the most sound and efficient approach to training our participants the skills for the sport of volleyball.  From our Tikes Youth Program for ages 7 and up to our girls in their final year of high school, we want our training approach to each skill to be the same from one coach to another, from one team to the next.  Our Volleyball Training Academy is the backbone of our club teams as well as our coaching certification program and our clinic offerrings. 


If you have additional questions, comments, or concerns that you would like to address to our Club Director, Brian Thomason, please feel free to contact us directly:

(888) 616-6349

Thanks for your interest in ELITE Volleyball Club!