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2022 Volleyball General Registration

Next Level Girls Volleyball - Advanced Program - Danville

We are excited to roll out our new Next Level Girls Advanced Volleyball program this upcoming spring!

The Next Level Girls Advanced Volleyball Program has been developed to provide more development opportunities for aspiring volleyball players. The program will have more direct focus on competitive play while also allowing for on-court technical instruction. While our traditional Next Level Volleyball program provides an opportunity to learn the basic skills and functions of competitive volleyball - the Advanced Program takes it up a notch! Our program is aimed at the youth athlete who wants to push their development level furhter along while building towards game competence!

The program will be limited to 4 teams per group session (4th/5th Grade Group & 6th/7th Grade Group) with a maximum of 12 participants per team. To maximize the competitiveness of the program, effort to create equitable rostering will be made so that teams are comprised of as close to a 50/50 split between younger grade and older grade players. The objective at the roster level will be to maintain a maximum of 6 participants from the same grade level and school per team. Naturally, there will be some fluidity with this rostering approach.

On a weekly basis, each team will play three 30-minute timed matches (all 4 teams play each and every week). Matches will be split into two 15-minute sets. Players will rotate during the sets within each match. Student-Coaches will set lineups and coach from the sidelines but will not be directly involved in the game play unless where needed to continue game-facilitation. Scores will be kept for all competitions with the award of the first ever Next Level Volleyball Championship!

Registration is now open for all participants. Previous Next Level Volleyball experience is not required.

For more information and a general overview of the Next Level Advanced Volleyball program in Danville, please review the information below prior to registration!

League Operations

  1. Season Operations: The Next Level Girls Advanced Volleyball program at Monte Vista High School will run with 6 program dates over the program schedule.
  2. Game Dates: All games/activity are on Sundays. Training/games are on the same day - parents need only allocate up to a 2-hour window of availability for their child's involvement.
  3. Team Roster Size: Teams are 12 players maximum, limited exceptions on a case-by-case basis.
  4. Playing Time: We push for equal playing time for all players through constant team rotations via both skill development and game activity. Participants will rotate during game matches and otherwise.
  5. Season Fees: $325.00 - Fees are inclusive of the participant's custom volleyball jersey and other equipment/offerings. Shorts and kneepads are not included as part of the fee.
  6. Optional Player Packs: During the registration process, participants have the option to purchase additional Player Packs upon check out. For the Advanced Volleyball program, just one option is available for purchase (see below). Player Pack costs will be added to the base league registration fees at check out. All Player Pack merchandise will be delivered with your participant's Next Level Volleyball uniform/jersey.
    • Knee Pads Player Pack - $20.00: Nike Essential Volleyball Knee Pad (Black).

Season Times

  • 4th/5th Grade - 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • 6th/7th Grade - 10:00 PM - 12:00 PM

Program times are final.

Game Schedule

Week 1Sunday, March 27th
Week 2Sunday, April 10th
Week 3Sunday, April 24th
Week 4Sunday, May 1st
Week 5Sunday, May 15th
Week 6Sunday, May 22nd

The program is OFF on April 17th due to Easter Sunday and May 8th due to Mother's Day.

General Program Operation and Additional Information

Review the general program operations, program information and philosophies of the Next Level Volleyball program - CLICK HERE TO REVIEW

Site Director: Coach Sara Dukes-Johnson

Sara Dukes-Johnson was born and raised in Danville, CA. She began playing volleyball in 6th grade at St. Isidore, and attended Carondelet where she was the Contra Costa Times Player of the Year in 1998 and 1999 as well as the 1999 NCS Player of the Year. Sara accepted a full scholarship to continue her playing career at Stanford University from 2000-2003. She was a member of the 2001 National Championship team as a sophomore and appeared in the finals again as a junior.

Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree in Communications and a minor in Sociology, Sara began her professional playing career on the Association of Volleyball Professional (AVP) Beach Tour. From 2006-2010, she played in 40 events on the ACP, with a career best 9th place finish on three occasions.

Sara returned to the Farm in 2013, as the volunteer assistant coach, for Stanford's inagural season of beach volleyball. She coached for the Cardinal from 2013-2016, assisting in all areas of coaching for the program.

Sara joined the Monte Vista volleyball program in 2016. There she guided the Mustangs to the East Bay Athletic League title, the North Coast Section Division 1 championship and the CIF Division 1 Norcal Semi-Final match. In 2017, the Mustangs went 18-0 in league play and 34-3 overall while defending their EBAL and NCS titles. They also appeared in the CIF Open Division Norcal Quarterfinal match.

Sara and her husband, Eric, live in Danville with their three children!

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