Sports Academy Volleyball Club will strive to train, support and encourage athletes to reach their highest levels of achievement

Find out more about the Sports Academy Volleyball Club season below


Not sure what age division you should try out for? Simple. Just figure out how old you will be next year on August 31, 2019 or check the guide below. You are eligible to play in that age group or an older age group. Players are allowed to play up in an older age division, but are not allowed to play down in age. Once you know your age division, sign up below.
Click here for the USAV age definition chart

Register For Girls Tryouts
Register For Boys Tryouts

For questions, contact or 844-518-7246.


Sports Academy Volleyball Club’s home training courts are located at Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks, Ca. Club athletes are directed by 27-year volleyball veteran, Erikka Gulbranson, former club, college and USA Volleyball National Teams Master Coach. SAVC stands in high regard of volleyball trainers around the world for its athletes’ unique, advanced access to a variety of training methodologies.

SAVC is devoted to elevating all its athletes to be “Full Circle Athletes” by ensuring each coach and trainer maintains high quality programming throughout the season, following a model developed by National Teams and high-level sports teams. Engaging all the state-of-the-art training methodologies available at Sports Academy, SAVC is focused on becoming one of the top volleyball institutes and training centers in the world. 

3 girls playing volleyball at Sports Academy

While developing this all-inclusive training model our goals are set high to include:

  • Introducing new athletes to the sport at age appropriate training levels
  • Teaching skill progressions and developing self-confidence for boys and girls
  • Coaches wanting to take their knowledge to the next level

Other goals include:

  • Engaging with athletes mindset development and learning how to work with teammates and coaches
  • Developing high-level volleyball players, who will go on to be elite athletes in college and professional volleyball
  • Properly engaging parents in the sport, the lifestyle and the values Sports Academy can have upon their own lives as well as their family

Sports Academy’s club volleyball philosophy offers a smart approach to training, competition and giving time back to your family’s life. Training schedules include well thought-out models for best practices. Competition schedules take the team’s age level, goals and athletes best interests in mind prior to final scheduling.

Below you will find detailed information including club benefits for member athletes and family members as well as and training schedules.

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Club Information

Athletic Services

Sports Academy Volleyball athletes have access to the following sports-specific services

Sports Performance

Sports Performance utilizes cutting edge technology and an elite coaching staff to train athletes of all skill levels.  For volleyball athletes, our sport-specific training methodology is designed to prevent injury while elevating the players strength and conditioning.  Sports Performance coaches will also work with each athlete in improving their speed, agility, and quickness to give each athlete the edge over their competition.

Integrated Sports Medicine

Volleyball athletes have access to our ISM services including:

Recovery Center:
State-of-the-art Recovery Center for post-performance treatment.

Nutrition and Vitality Lab:
Nutrition & Vitality Lab informational sessions for optimal health and wellness capabilities.

Biomechanical Testing:
2D Biomechanical analysis for performance optimization and injury prevention.
Learn more about Biomechanics testing

Multi-Disciplinary Approach
All of these can be combined with our multi-disciplinary medical approach with access to SA’s BDX and Kerlan & Jobe physicians and clinicians who utilize sports science and integrate Medical, Chiropractic, Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy, to efficiently diagnose and rehabilitate our athletes.
Learn more about our medical approach

Recruiting Assistance

Players will receive feedback during their recruiting experience. Our aim is to educate, guide and help families understand the road to college and its many facets in making the “right” decision along the way. Families are advised to be diligent in their search for a college for their athlete. Joining a recruiting service, making game footage links, posting and writing emails to coaches are all part of the lengthy process. It is suggested that each of these topics are addressed and families are encouraged to seek out the best recruiting representation to fit your athletes needs. Sports Academy coaches will be available to mentor and advise throughout the process, but it is advised that they are continually updated by the athlete and their family.

Gametime Footage
GameTime Footage is a proud supporter of Sports Academy Foundation offering highlight videos for athletes pursing their college volleyball dreams. With every package purchased GameTime Footage will offer a $50 discount to the athlete and then donate $50 to SA Foundation, to encourage developmental volleyball players to achieve greater things in life through sports programming. At checkout please use the code SA50.
Sign up for Gametime Footage


In addition to the regularly scheduled practices for SA Volleyball Club, benefits include discounts on various offerings on campus. Please enjoy your SA Volleyball Club discounts on behalf of Sports Academy.


Developmental Indoor & Beach volleyball for boys and girls in 3rd-6th grade

Boys and girls in 3rd-6th grade are invited to participate in Academy, the developmental division of SAVC, overseen by Indoor Director E. Ashley Dean, a Master Coach with over 15 years of experience, and Beach Director Tim Jensen a Master Coach with over 30 years of experience. Academy is a year-round program designed to introduce the fundamentals of volleyball in a constructive, confidence-building environment. Athletes will learn the foundations of all skills taught at the highest levels of SAVC, on the court and in the sand.

The Academy is organized into four phases, year-round:
Indoor Academy
  • Indoor Summer Skills Clinics | June 4 -Aug 29 | Monday and/or Wednesday 4:30-5:30
  • Indoor Skills Lab | June 5- May 28 | Tuesday 4:30-5:30
  • Indoor Pre-Season Training | Sept 3-Nov 28 | Monday and/or Wednesday 4:30-5:30
  • Competition Season 1 | Dec 3-Feb 27, 2019 | Monday and/or Wednesday 4:00-5:30
  • Competition Season 2 | March 4-May 29, 2019 | Monday and/or Wednesday 4:00-5:30

One Saturday or Sunday per month during Season 1 and Season 2, all Academy players will be invited to participate tournaments to practice competing and game-like drills in a positive, everyone-plays environment.

Beach Academy
  • Beach Summer Skills Clinics | June 7-Aug 24 | Thursday 4:00-5:30
  • Beach Pre-Season Training | Sept 6-Nov 28 | Tuesday 4:00-5:30
  • Beach Training Season 1 | Dec 4-Feb 28, 2019 | Tuesday 4:00-5:30
  • Beach Training Season 2 | March 5-May 30, 2019 | Tuesday 4:00-5:30

Beach Academy does not include off-site competitions at this time.

Summer Skills Training

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