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Next Level Girls Volleyball @ Monte Vista HS

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2024 Next Level Volleyball Season - Monte Vista High School

Join us for our 6th season of Next Level Volleyball in Danville at Monte Vista High School! We are excited to get things back rolling with our Next Level Sports staff and Coach Sara Dukes-Johnson.

General Registration is now open for all players.

The Next Level Girls Volleyball program has been developed to provide aspiring volleyball players an opportunity to learn the basic skills and functions of competitive volleyball - at an introductory yet competitive level. Our program is aimed at the youth athlete who has 'some-to-none' exposure/experience with the game of volleyball yet would like to develop the core skills required to participate at a higher level in the future (club, middle school, high school). Our staff is comprised of current high school/club-level volleyball coaches who have taught the game to a wide variety of age groups - both at the more casual level as well as the elite club and elite high school levels. As traditional within Next Level, all teams will be mentored/coached with the assistance of a high school student-athlete involved within the game.

This program is instructionally based yet will contain head-to-head game activity as a secondary focus.

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

League Operations

  1. Season Operations: The Next Level Girls Volleyball program at Monte Vista High School will run with 8 program dates over the program schedule.
  2. Game Dates: All games/activity are on Saturdays. Training/games are on the same day - parents need only allocate up to a 1.5 hour window of availability for their child's involvement. (We don't believe in specialization, but we believe in having FUN and being competitive!)
  3. Team Roster Size: Teams are 10 players maximum, limited exceptions on a case-by-case basis.
  4. Playing Time: We guarantee equal playing time for all players through constant team rotations via both skill development and game activity.
  5. Season Fees: $365.00 - Fees are inclusive of a participant's custom volleyball uniform and other equipment/offerings. (After 12/14, a $10.00 expedited production and shipping fee will be added to any registrations.)
  6. Optional Player Packs: During the registration process, participants have the option to purchase additional Player Packs upon check out. For the 2024 Next Level Volleyball season, 3 options are 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 shipped with your participant's Next Level Volleyball uniform - unless otherwise communicated from our team. Sizing verification will be sent via email as your season uniform heads into production!
    • Knee Pads Pack - $25.00: Nike Essential Volleyball Knee Pad.
    • Volleyball Shirt Pack - $40.00: Nike Long Sleeve Dri Fit (Black) featuring the Next Level Volleyball Logo (Gold) on the front, participant's last name on the back.
    • Volleyball Hoodie Pack - $60.00: Nike Fleece Hoodie (Black) featuring the Next Level Volleyball Logo (Gold) on the front, participant's last name on the back.

Facility Overview and Arrival Information

Season Times

  • 3rd Grade - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • 4th Grade - 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • 5th Grade - 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • 6th/7th/8th Grade - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Schedules are now final.

Program Dates

Week 1Saturday, January 13th
Week 2Saturday, January 20th
Week 3Saturday, January 27th *
Week 4Saturday, February 3rd
Week 5Saturday, February 10th
Week 6Saturday, February 17th
Week 7Saturday, February 24th
Week 8Saturday, March 2nd
  • Due to a gym conflict, the program will shift to earlier in the day on January 27th: 3rd Grade - 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM 4th Grade - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM 5th Grade - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 6th/7th/8th Grade - 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

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 AVP, 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 and has guided the Mustangs to North Coast Section Division 1 Championships in 2016, 2017 and 2021. Sara received recognition as the NCS Girl's Volleyball Honor Coach in 2022.

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

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