Five Leadership Lessons You Can Learn on the Volleyball Court

“Playing volleyball teaches you a number of lessons that are applicable to life both on and off the court. Volleyball is an amazing game with lots of little subtleties to it that make it really enjoyable to watch, especially once you know what’s going on. I’ve played volleyball almost my whole life, and still play [...]

By |2017-10-05T07:31:50+00:00October 5th, 2017|Learning the Game, The SoCal Way|Comments Off on Five Leadership Lessons You Can Learn on the Volleyball Court

How to Stand Out at Tryouts (in a Good Way!)

Tryouts are coming up, and no matter what year you are, or how secure you feel, you need to pull out all of the stops at tryouts. Volleyball is becoming an increasingly competitive sport, and here’s are some helpful tips for you to put your best foot forward at tryouts. Good luck and as [...]

By |2018-07-16T12:13:27+00:00October 3rd, 2017|Learning the Game, The SoCal Way|Comments Off on How to Stand Out at Tryouts (in a Good Way!)

“Changing Positions: Embracing the Change”

“School seasons have begun, with which comes inevitable change. Changes in teammates, coaching staff, opponents, team dynamics, abilities, and roles on the team. For some, there can be seemingly larger change, your position. Oftentimes, the outlook of playing a new position can be slightly negative, so let’s examine the positives behind a position change and [...]

By |2017-09-07T08:13:09+00:00September 7th, 2017|Learning the Game, The SoCal Way|Comments Off on “Changing Positions: Embracing the Change”

5 Essential Nutrition Tips for Volleyball Players

A big part of getting players to perform their best is making sure they’re eating the right things at the right time. Experts will tell you that eating and drinking is as much a part of playing good volleyball as fitness training and practicing skills. Not surprisingly, the Penn State women’s team, which won the [...]

By |2017-08-24T07:51:29+00:00August 24th, 2017|Health, Lifestyle, The SoCal Way|Comments Off on 5 Essential Nutrition Tips for Volleyball Players

“Team Sports Boost Life Satisfaction, says London School of Economics”

“People who are still choosing which sport to take up this January should pick something that involves a team, a new study suggests. Researchers from the London School of Economics found that by playing sport in a team participants not only gain the health benefits of exercise, but can boost long-term happiness. In the study of 459 athletes those in teams reported being [...]

By |2017-08-16T08:29:33+00:00August 16th, 2017|Health, Lifestyle, The SoCal Way|Comments Off on “Team Sports Boost Life Satisfaction, says London School of Economics”

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!

“5 Critical Reasons Your Child Should Play Team Sports”-Brandon Capaletti

The competitive nature and intense pressure that often comes with team sports may make parents think twice about allowing their children to take part. Before you completely write off team sports, though, consider the many social, psychological and academic benefits that can be enjoyed just by taking part in a sport as a member of the [...]

By |2017-06-02T10:13:36+00:00June 2nd, 2017|Health, Lifestyle, The SoCal Way|Comments Off on “5 Critical Reasons Your Child Should Play Team Sports”-Brandon Capaletti

Professional Player and Vanguard Graduate, Sarah McKinny, Joins Santa Barbara SoCal Staff

SoCal Santa Barbara is proud to announce a new addition to the coaching staff! Here's a warm welcome to Sarah McKinny!   ●      B.A in Business Marketing with minor in Psychology, Vanguard University of Southern California ●      Graduate and former athlete at Dos Pueblos High School in Goleta, CA.  ●    [...]

By |2017-05-25T10:49:28+00:00May 25th, 2017|Learning the Game, New Coach, The SoCal Way|Comments Off on Professional Player and Vanguard Graduate, Sarah McKinny, Joins Santa Barbara SoCal Staff

This Week at SoCal Santa Barbara with Megan – 5/17/17

Hi All, Megan here with This Week at SoCal! 13-Sarah had a great tournament, going 3-0 as the third seed. The girls went down in their first two matches but battled back to win both in three and then finished with a two set win. Way to go girls, on to the Finals in June! [...]

By |2017-05-24T08:32:38+00:00May 24th, 2017|Lifestyle, The SoCal Way, This Week at SoCal, Travel|Comments Off on This Week at SoCal Santa Barbara with Megan – 5/17/17

This Week at SoCal Santa Barbara with Megan – 5/17/17

Hi All - Megan here with this week at SoCal! Thank you to all the members who volunteered at the Santa Barbara County Foodbank's Letter Carrier Food Drive this past weekend. It was a great off the court bonding event for the teams and we had a great time giving back to the community. Please [...]

By |2017-05-17T11:24:18+00:00May 17th, 2017|Lifestyle, The SoCal Way, This Week at SoCal, Travel|Comments Off on This Week at SoCal Santa Barbara with Megan – 5/17/17