How Does the Peace Cafe Honor System Work?

Everyone needs a snack or a coffee once in a while and that is why we have the Peace Cafe.  It’s a place for you to spend some time, watch what is going on in the gym, and yeah, it’s full of snacks for you to purchase.  Purchase?  But, there is never a cashier in there. Yep, you can purchase whatever is in there and it’s an honor system.  We trust you to pay the marked prices by placing money in the red box and/or paying by Venmo.  This is a project we’ve offered for years and it takes some trust on our part that the members will pay for the snacks that are taken.  Ultimately, it’s up to the members to decide if we want to continue to have this program because we only purchase items with the money we receive…so, no money…no snacks. Pretty simple economics.

It’s never been a problem and we don’t expect it will be but we just wanted to remind everyone to support this properly. Have some ideas for things you’d like to see in there?  Send us a note and we will see what we can do.

2022-12-05T16:50:19-08:00December 6th, 2022|

Reminder to pack your food item for Rudolph Rally “entry fee”🥫

Our annual food drive for the North County Food Bank kicks off at the Rudolph Rally! The “entry fee” is at least one non-perishable food item per person. See the lists below for the most needed food items.

This is also a SoCal team contest, so write your team name on your food containers. The team that donates the most items wins a dinner sponsored by SoCal Volleyball Club!

The deadline for donations is 8:00 pm Sunday, December 18th. 

Drop your non-perishable food items in the red bins in the gym!
Team contest closes in

Most Needed Food Items

Canned Chicken & Tuna
Dry & Canned Beans
Rice Nuts & Seeds
Peanut Butter
Canned Soup
Canned & Dried Fruit
Canned Vegetables
Powdered Milk
Infant Formula

Nutritional Choices

Tuna in Water
Low-Sodium Canned Beans
Brown & Wild Rice
Low-Sugar Whole Grain Cereal
Unsalted Almonds Flax Seeds
Low-Sodium & Low-Fat Canned Soup
No Sugar Added Peanut Butter
Canned Fruit in Water or Juice
Low-Sodium & No Salt Added
Canned Vegetables
Low & Nonfat Powdered Milk

The North County Food Bank cannot accept glass jars or homemade food products.

2022-12-02T17:38:45-08:00December 3rd, 2022|

🏆 Play Along with our NCAA Bracket Contest!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – NCAA Division 1 College Championships time!!!

Watching and learning from the very best college volleyball players in the country will absolutely make us better volleyball players and it’s just so fun to engage in these matches by filling out your own bracket and following all of the action.

The top 64 teams have just been announced, and matches start Thursday, 12/2.  Our very own University of San Diego is ranked #2 in the nation and will be so fun to follow through the tournament!

We’d love it if you participated in the bracket contest with us!  The finishers with the highest point total after the Championships will receive a SoCal prize.  Here’s how to play:

1. Visit 
2.  Create an account
3. Click “Join a Group”
4. Enter the Group Code RL233
5. Fill out your bracket all the way to the finals
6. Name your bracket

Fill out your bracket before noon on Thursday, December 1st, to participate.  Visit the NCAA Championships home page to see when and where you can watch all the action.

2022-12-01T11:49:52-08:00November 30th, 2022|

13-Kerena Community Service Project: Casa de Amparo Gift Drive

13-Kerena Team,

It’s a SoCal Travel Team tradition to fulfill a holiday wishlist for a child or young adult at Casa de Amparo. Click the following link to view your team’s holiday wishlist: 13-Kerena Wishlist

Typically, a team parent will help coordinate this project and ask each team member to contribute a gift off the list, or make a small donation and the team parent buys the items. Don’t stress about getting everything on the list. Do the best you can, and don’t overstretch yourself.

Drop off all unwrapped gifts at SoCal Volleyball Club between Saturday, December 17th (8:00 am – 6:30 pm) and Sunday, December 18th (8:00 am – 6:30 pm). Please do not bring gifts before December 17th.

Watch this video to learn more about Casa de Amparo and how to fulfill this community service project for your team.

✍️ And a note for you…

2022-11-30T13:23:51-08:00November 30th, 2022|

Reminder: Travel Rudolph Rally details and schedule (Sun, Dec 4, 2022)

What to bring

🥫 One canned food item per person with your team name written on it.

🎁 Cash for the gift fair because some shops are cash-only.

Tournament Pools

9:00 am-12:00 pm

Court 1 Court 2 Court 3 Court 4
1 12-Michelle 14-Aimee 13-J&J 14-Jose
2 12-Annie 14-Wendy 13-Kerena 14-John
3 12-Angel 14-Tati 13-Cheynne 14-Arielle
4 12-Shannon 13-Alli

Swipe to view more →

1:00-4:00 pm

Court 1 Court 2 Court 3 Court 4
1 17-Sola 18-Haley 16-Colleen 15-Tati
2 16-Eric 17-Colleen 15-Brian 15-Evelyn
3 15-Jason 17-Brian 16-Jen 15-Kerena
4 17-Mark 15-Tanner 15-Alli 16-Alana
5 16-Brian

Swipe to view more →

Pool Schedule

Games are timed — so leave your scoreboard at home and enjoy the volleyball!

Three team pool

Play Ref
1-3 2
2-3 1
1-2 3

Four Team Pool

Play Ref
1-3 2
2-4 1
1-4 3
2-3 1
3-4 2
1-2 4

Five Team Pool

Play Ref
1-5 4
2-4 3
1-3 2
2-5 1
3-4 5
1-2 4
3-5 1
1-4 2
2-3 5
4-5 3

Parking & Team Camping

Park on S Pacific Street or La Mirada Drive.
Set up your team campsite behind the gym.
Spaces are first come, first served.

2022-11-29T10:38:30-08:00November 29th, 2022|

The college weight room: the work you don’t see

The NAIA and NCAA Women’s Volleyball Championships are happening now, and we’re STOKED! We’ll be streaming multiple matches in the gym so you can cheer on your favorite school. While watching these top athletes compete, remember the preparation behind the scenes.

An element often overlooked by young athletes is the college athletes’ weight room hustle.

The best college teams ❤️ the weight room.

They lift multiple times a week — even during the season.

Why do they do this?

The athletes will tell you the glamorous reasons. Performance training increases their vertical, quickness, and power.

All of which is true.

Talk to the coaches, strength and conditioning staff, and athletic trainers, and they’ll share their primary reason why:
it prevents injuries. 

You can train like a college athlete — now!

We recommend that all SoCal Local and Travel members train with JG Performance (inside SoCal Athletics)All ages and skill levels can benefit from performance training.

JP Performance’s supportive instructors, Cogen, Monica, and Tony, challenge athletes with high-intensity interval training (HIIT), plyometric, and functional programming. Kids love the confidence they build on and off the court. And because this program is under the guidance of a volleyball-minded physical therapist, they can stay on the court longer because injury prevention aspects are woven throughout the training. 

View current sports performance programs here.
Space is limited and will sell out.

What school are you rootin’ for in the NCAA tournaments? Let us know in your team’s GroupMe!

2022-11-29T10:41:41-08:00November 28th, 2022|

Under Armour apparel 50% off sale ends this week!

Under Armour apparel is half off in the SoCal Athletics Store! The sale applies to in-store purchases between November 1-30, 2022. Excludes spandex, backpacks, knee pads, and socks.

2022-11-07T12:12:20-08:00November 27th, 2022|
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