About Audrey Green

Audrey is the General Manager at SoCal Athletics. A former All-American, she's holds a B.A. in Psychology from UCSD and a Masters of Science in Applied Clinical Nutrition.

The Importance of Post-Season Active Rest

Over the past six to eights weeks, I have been creating summer workout manuals for the teams that I work with during the school year. These manuals are meant to bridge the strength and conditioning gap between the time they leave for summer break and when they return for the fall semester. There is much [...]

By |2018-07-05T18:59:56+00:00July 5th, 2018|Advice|Comments Off on The Importance of Post-Season Active Rest

What Worked for Me: Recruiting Questionnaires and Emailing College Coaches

SoCal Member Emma Doherty recently signed with William Woods University to play volleyball and study American Sign Language. She shared her process and the exact steps she took to achieve recruiting success. Many college programs will have a recruiting questionnaire, so the contact order of operation can be confusing. Do you send the coach an [...]

By |2018-06-04T10:33:38+00:00June 4th, 2018|Advice|Comments Off on What Worked for Me: Recruiting Questionnaires and Emailing College Coaches

How to Email College Coaches

Sending an introductory email to a college coach can get your foot in the door with a program you’re interested in and give a coach the opportunity to conduct their initial evaluation of you. However, emailing college coaches as a means to get discovered isn’t as effective as it was five years ago. Coaches [...]

By |2018-04-03T14:34:27+00:00April 3rd, 2018|Advice|Comments Off on How to Email College Coaches

The Important Role of Highlight and Skills Videos in Recruiting

There is no denying the crucial role highlight videos can play for many student-athletes in their recruiting process. College coaches are extremely busy; it would be impossible for them to travel the country to evaluate every potential recruit. Highlight videos are a chance to get student-athletes in front of coaches and give them an unbiased [...]

By |2018-04-03T14:08:13+00:00April 3rd, 2018|Advice|Comments Off on The Important Role of Highlight and Skills Videos in Recruiting

Complete List of Extracurricular Activities: 100s of Examples

How do you like to spend your time after school? Did you know that how you choose to spend this time could be one of the most important ways you shape your future? Extracurricular activities are a critical component of your college application, and you need to impress colleges with your interests. But you might [...]

By |2018-03-28T08:35:23+00:00March 28th, 2018|Advice|Comments Off on Complete List of Extracurricular Activities: 100s of Examples

13 Steps to Being a Winning Sports Parent

If you want your child to come out of their youth sports experience a winner (feeling good about themselves and having a healthy attitude towards sports), then they need your help! You are a vital and important part of the coach-athlete-parent team. If you do your job correctly and play your position well, then [...]

By |2018-03-27T10:10:20+00:00March 27th, 2018|Advice|Comments Off on 13 Steps to Being a Winning Sports Parent

What Makes a Good Coach?

#1) The very best coaches GET THEIR ATHLETES TO BELIEVE in themselves - good coaches inspire their players to do more than they think they can. In fact, all good teachers do this. They get their students to entertain possibilities that stretch the limits of their beliefs. Part of this involves building the athlete up [...]

By |2018-03-27T10:02:36+00:00March 27th, 2018|#BEKIND, Advice|Comments Off on What Makes a Good Coach?

5 Areas Sleep has the Greatest Impact on Athletic Performance

“Fatigue makes cowards of us all.” — Vince Lombardi The modern elite athlete knows that physical conditioning and good nutrition are critical in reaching peak athletic performance; however, sleep, while often overlooked, plays an equally important role. In recent years, it’s become clear that the quality and quantity of sleep obtained by elite athletes [...]

By |2018-03-27T09:59:13+00:00March 27th, 2018|Advice|Comments Off on 5 Areas Sleep has the Greatest Impact on Athletic Performance

22 Essential Social Media Tips for College Sports Recruitment

Coach outreach, official visits, team tryouts: you’re officially in the middle of the college athletic recruitment process. It’s high stakes, exciting and terrifying. You just want things to go well, so you’ll get recruited by your #1 college to play your #1 sport. It’s not easy, of course—and making things even more difficult is the [...]

By |2018-03-27T09:56:36+00:00March 27th, 2018|Advice|Comments Off on 22 Essential Social Media Tips for College Sports Recruitment

Community-minded Coach, Todd Shea, joins SoCal VBC Santa Barbara!

          Local coach Todd Shea is joining our stellar SoCal Volleyball Club Santa Barbara staff. Todd has success playing and coaching teams from novice to the college level. With an approachable and fun coaching style, he drives athletes to achieve change and results. Todd believes that the keys to success lie [...]

By |2017-06-22T09:29:43+00:00June 23rd, 2017|New Coach, The SoCal Way|Comments Off on Community-minded Coach, Todd Shea, joins SoCal VBC Santa Barbara!