Montecito Volleyball Club sets tryout dates

The Montecito Volleyball Club will be staging tryouts for its girls age 13-14 teams on Sunday, Oct. 17 at 10 a.m., at Girls Incorporated, 4973 Hollister Ave.

Tryouts for the 15-16 teams are scheduled for Nov. 6, and for the 17-18 teams on Nov. 13.

The tryouts cost $25.

Make-up dates are Oct. 23 (13s-14s) and Nov. 13 (15s-16s).

A fall clinic for 9th through 12th grade players is planned for Oct. 29 at 4 p.m.

For more information contact Erika Lilley, the club director, at erika.lilley@lavacademy.com

The Montecito Volleyball Club is an affiliate of the Los Angeles Volleyball Association, which is a network of clubs in Southern California.

Besides training players, the club also aims to raise the level of coaching.

“We put as much effort into training our coaches as we do into training our players,” said director Abbey Lane. “It’s a different mindset than most other clubs; we have our coaching manual, our coaching clinics, and the collaborative nature of our network which allows ideas, feedback, suggestions, thoughts to flow freely from coach-to-coach.

“We also have directors whose primary job is oversight of coaches, helping them improve, coach better. This in turn makes our coaches better, which directly impacts our players as they get the benefit of better coaching.”

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