Winter Programs to Help Athletes Be Their Best
With Winter here, there’s never been a better time to be at The Foundry, rated one of the top volleyball facilities in the country. With 6 indoor courts, a performance training center, 4 new sand courts and a staff of over 40 coaches and trainers, we have all the ingredients for your success. In addition to our 28 club teams, we have a selection of Winter programs to help athletes of all ages develop their skills and love the game.
THE MISSION OF OUR VOLLEYBALL PROGRAMS:
We focus not only the technical side of the game but the physical and mental side too. With all of our programs, participants will learn new techniques, mechanics and game play.
Our coaches and trainers will be striving to push each athlete outside of their comfort zone to have an overall better game. Our goal is to have each player work hard, feel confident, have fun and leave a better player than when they came in.
For Beginners: Youth Rec League
Skill Level: For beginners 7 – 11 years old
Cost includes one jersey & practice shirt
Time Commitment: (Feb 13 to May 27, 2017)
– 1 practice a week on Mondays from 4:00 – 5:30 pm
– 1 match a week on Saturdays between 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Location: League will be held entirely at The Foundry (2575 E Bayshore Rd)
The Foundry youth recreational league program is designed to get more young kids playing the game in a fun and competitive environment while minimizing the time and monetary commitment of club volleyball.
The Youth Rec League is open to all girls and boys ages 11 and under. Unlike club volleyball, there are no tryouts, and all eligible kids can join on a first-come, first-served basis.
Who runs the Rec League?
The Youth Rec League is led by the experienced instructional staff at The Foundry including coaches from Encore, Drive and Monsoon Volleyball.
Youth League vs Premier League vs Power League
At The Foundry, we are proud to manage 28 girls club teams. Some of those teams play in Premier League practicing twice a week and playing in local tournaments. Some of our teams play in Power League practicing on average three times a week and often traveling. Youth League practices once a week and competes on Saturdays at the Foundry.
For Intermediate/Advanced: Setters Academy
Get Ready for Tryouts and Tune All Around Skills
Skill Level: Minimum 2+ years setting for a club team
Cost: $160/4 sessions, $45/single session
Time Commitment: (4 Saturdays: Jan 21/Feb 4/Feb 11, Feb 25))
– 1 session a week on Saturdays from 5:00 – 6:00 pm
– self-driven homework assignments
Location: Setters Academy will be held exclusively at The Foundry (2575 E Bayshore Rd)
The foundation of every great team starts with great setting. At the Foundry, we are committed to developing the best setters in Northern California by providing them expert instruction focused on the physical and mental aspects of the position.
Setters Academy is open to all athletes serious about becoming great setters. We give first priority to members of Encore, Drive & Monsoon but the program is available on a limited basis to setters from other clubs as well.
Who leads the Setters Academy?
To build the first-ever Setters Academy in the region, we are excited to have none other than Katie Goldhahn. Coach Katie is the technical director for our 28 teams and head coach of Encore 15 Navy. A four-year setter for the Stanford Women’s Volleyball Team, she captained the Cardinals to the NCAA championship in 2004.
Katie has trained and coached many elite club athletes over the last 8 years. She has achieved great success at the club level, taking multiple teams to the USAVB Junior National Championships and AAU Championships.
For All Levels: Beach Training
Sharpen Your Skills through Game Play Training
Skill Level: All levels
Cost: Costs will range based on level of commitment
Time Commitment: (Jan-Apr)
Location: Sand Training will be held at the Beach Village at The Foundry (2575 E Bayshore Rd)
Develop the most complete athlete for their desired level of performance in the sport by integrating the components of beach volleyball training and education, Sports Psychology, Nutrition and Strength and Conditioning.
We offer programs for girls and boys ages 8-18 and adults 18 and up. The juniors programs focus on preparing athletes for high school and collegiate play, as well as tournament play. The adult programs focus on preparing the adult athlete to compete at the professional and international level. Players will be grouped by age and skill level to ensure that the level of play is appropriate, in order to maximize performance at each practice.
Who leads the program?
Beach training for AVP Norcal at The Foundry will be led by AVP master instructors and AVP-certified beach coaches. The Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) is recognized as the premier U.S. pro beach volleyball league and features the very best in elite professionals.
How do we get started?
Tryouts for beach will take place Saturday, Jan. 21 at The Foundry. Unlike the indoor process, beach tryouts are simply an opportunity for the coaches to group the athletes into appropriate training groups. Different levels of competition within the sport do exist and it is the coaches job to properly place the athlete where they will have the best opportunity to grow within the sport.
Frequently Asked Questions
All the programs take place at The Foundry’s state of the art facility. We are located at 2575 East Bayshore Road, Redwood City, CA. Parking and checkin are located in the rear entrance of the building. We encourage parents to stay, sit in the bleachers and watch the students.
You can sign up clicking here or by clicking the Register/Login link on the Encore web site. We have launched this member portal to make it easy for you to sign up, reserve sessions, track attendance and more.
If you are new to Encore or The Foundry:
- Click Signup and select the program you want,
- Complete the form either for yourself or for your child,
- Pay the membership and sign the digital waiver,
- Once confirmed, click Calendar and reserve the session date(s) you plan to attend.
If you or your athlete have participated in programs at The Foundry this year:
- Click Login and enter the username (email) and password you should have received from us,
- If you forgot your password or did not receive the login email, click Forgot Password to re-send,
- Update your profile and sign-off on the digital waiver,
- Once completed, click Signup to register and pay for the clinic(s).
On this page, you can also simply click the Register Now buttons below the package options to get to the Signup page listing all programs.
There are no refunds. In the event you or your athlete are unable to attend and you notify us before the start of the program, we can apply a credit towards future clinics or camps at The Foundry during the same calendar year.
After you register for a program, you will be logged into your account where you can select the date(s) you are planning to attend. You should reserve your spots in advance by doing the following:
- Click Calendar on the Sidebar
- Select the athlete from the Calendar dropdown
- Use arrows to get to the right month
- Click into an Open Gym date you want to reserve
- Select Family Member from dropdown & click Reserve
Repeat steps to reserve more dates.
Sharpen Your Skills through Game Play Training
For questions, contact Jillian Bivert, Program Director at The Foundry by emailing email@example.com or calling 1-800-494-1319, ext 4.