If you think practice and tournaments are all you get from your SoCal VBC membership, you’re mistaken. You get MUCH MORE. Below are 10 ways to get the most out of your membership. Please use, enjoy, and let’s make this the best experience ever!
1. Be a gym rat | “You can’t hire someone to practice for you.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.
Your SoCal VBC Membership gives you unlimited volleyball training, make the most of it by playing!
· Attend all of your team’s practices.
· Attend other team’s practices. You’re welcome to join another team’s practice that matches your skill level by coordinating with the team’s coach beforehand, or reach out to me at [email protected]
· Play all summer after your end-of-season tournament in weekly maintenance sessions. As a member your fee is waived.
· Nail down a skill at our weekly Open Gym – it’s always free for members.
2. Download the GroupMe App to stay in the loop | app.groupme.com
GroupMe is a group texting app for parent, player, coach and admin communication. You can also add family and friends to the group by selecting the group icon in the upper right in the app, selecting members, then “Add Members”
An active GroupMe is a sign of a healthy team, but if you ever feel overwhelmed with the notifications, there are tutorials on how to mute the app in our support forum, at: sandiego.socalvbc.com/forums
3. Milk your member discount on Sand Volleyball Training
We’re so lucky to live in Southern California where we can train outdoors year-round. You’re so lucky to be a SoCal member because you save up to 50% on sand volleyball training! Before you commit, come try it out for free.
4. Save on tuition by Fundraising
If you are looking to save on tuition by doing fundraising, email us at [email protected] and we can help to organize tuition fundraiser opportunities for members like you. This season’s December See’s Candy fundraiser brought in over $1,743 combined for participating members to use towards future tuition payments.
There are also opportunities to raise money by using GoFundMe. Start by watching this tutorial: gofundme.com/how-it-works.
5. Get your free movement evaluation with a Physical Therapist who knows volleyball
If you have aches, pains, or just feel like you could be moving better, come see Gwen Alden, PT for a free movement evaluation. She’s more than your average Physical Therapist, she’s a Physical Therapist who knows volleyball — she’s a coach, a mother of three SoCal players, and a former DI player herself.
Schedule your appointment at: healthwesttherapy.com
6. Pick up your SoCal Store gift on your birthday
Did you know, as a member, you get a free headband on your birthday? Swing by the SoCal Store in the gym, show the attendant your birthday email from us, and pick up your gift.
There are lots of great gift ideas for the volleyball player in your life.
Shop online at: socal-athletics.myshopify.com.
7. Earn community service hours (and good karma)
Club sports and community service looks stellar on your college application. Here are a few ways you can earn service hours at SoCal, and players can also become a SoCal Sister and help coach in beginner clinics and camps.
Email us at [email protected] to get started!
8. Share in the bounty at the Orchard’s Edge
“Give what you can, take what you need” is the Orchard’s Edge motto in the gym. This food sharing program gets better the more you participate. If you have more food than you need, leave it in the bins. If there’s food in the bins you’d enjoy, take it! By participating you’re eating good food, and reducing community food waste.
Learn more and get alerts about food availability at: facebook.com/TheOrchardsEdge
9. Tell us how we’re doing on Facebook or Instagram
To make the absolute most out of this year, tell us exactly what you want! More father/daughter beach tournaments? Become pen pals with a youth volleyball program in Samoa? You’ll be surprised what can happen when you reach out.
Question: What’s your favorite part of your SoCal VBC Membership? Let me know in the comments below.