Boy’s Program

9-Week Winter Session

This fall/winter we will be offering a nine-week session with eight practices due to taking Sunday, December 27th off for Christmas. The cost for this session will be $350

To register your child please fill out the registration form.

If you are new this year or did not participate in the last 10-week session please also fill out the medical form and consent waiver.

Payment can be made online or you can hand a check to the coach at the first practice. The one and only payment of $350 must be paid by November 8th, 2020.

17’s Team

Head Coach: Gino Gamboa
Assistant Coach: Allison Ota
When/Where: Sundays from 7 PM – 9 PM @ Good Shepherd Gym
Spots Available: Due to Covid we can’t accept more than 12 players
Dates: 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 01/3

13s/14s Team

Head Coach: Justin Bates
Assistant Coach: Luciano Jimenez
When/Where: Sundays from 5 PM – 7 PM @ Good Shepherd Gym
Spots Available: Due to Covid we can’t accept more than 12 players
Dates: 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 01/3

*** Depending on the amount of interest we may have a tryout on Sunday, November 7th from 5-7pm.

Team Selection

All players that register will be notified Thursday if they have made the team or if they need to attend the possible tryout. Please makes sure that you register if you want to play.

Far Westerns Tournament
There is the possibility that the NCVA will be holding the Far Westerns tournament on January 9th and 10th. We will be continuing to stay updated on information about this tournament. Should the tournament happen each team will decide around early December if this is something they would like to participate in. If the team decides to go there will be additional fees for jerseys.

Covid Protocol for Indoors
In addition to the protocols followed during our last session (signed paper, checking temperatures, sanitizing hands, and equipment) we will be implementing a couple of new protocols since it will be indoors and not outdoors. Players will need to wear their masks the whole practice and doors will remain open to allow for airflow during the practice.

Parent Zoom Meeting

On Friday, November 6th @ 6:30 pm we are have a manditory parent Zoom meeting to go over new protocols and our season expectations. It should be quick. (10~15 minutes)

Covid Safety Protocol:

Main Beach Volleyball Club’s number one priority in this time is maintaining the health and safety of the athletes, coaches, and families. Main Beach is adhering to the most up-to-date Santa Cruz County, CDC & State of California guidelines regarding safety, sanitation, and social distancing requirements. We will be following the safety protocol provided by the county of Santa Cruz Health Services Agency, California Department of Public Health, and the CDC. With that, the following rules will be in place at every team practice/event in order to minimize risk and the spread of Covid-19.  

Group Safety:

  • Players will be required to stick with their training groups for the full session and can not join other programs.
  • No more than 12 per team.
  • 2 coaches per team.
  • Coaches will stick with their max 12 players.

***Otherwise sanctioned by the director and required to wearing a mask at all times.

  • No cross-team intermingling at practices.
  • Teams will use 1-2 courts.

Social distancing:

  • Maintain a safe distance of 6 feet or more while in team huddles, on water breaks, waiting in line during a drill, chalk talk, and any other times when players are not actively participating in practice. 

Health and Safety Checks:

  • It is very important that all parents and legal guardians keep players at home if they are sick or have a fever or flu-like symptoms. We will check temperatures upon check-in each day. If a player’s temperature is above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit for the forehead thermometer, they will be asked to set aside for 15 minutes to take their temperature again. If there is no change, they will not be able to participate. They can return to the program after they have been fever-free for 72 hours (without the use of medicine) AND have waited a full 10 days since the onset of symptoms. 
  • During practice: If a player begins exhibiting any signs of illness during practice they will be physically separated from the rest of the group and will be required to wear a face mask until they can be picked up. 

Screening questions:

  • Before practice coaches will perform screening questions to ensure team safety.
  • Parents/Guardians will be required to check players in. 


  • Mask will be required before and after all practices and entering all facilities whether indoor or outdoor.
  • All coaching staff will wear masks at all times.
  • Please do not forget your mask – No excuses (Main Beach has a limited supply of masks on hand)


  • All equipment will be sanitized before and after each practice.
  • Players will wash and sanitize their hands before and after each practice.
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided and players will sanitize hands during practice and in between drills/water breaks etc.
  • After ball handling, shared balls will be sanitized throughout the practice.

Minimized Contact:

  • No sharing waters or food.
  • No high fives, just air fives.


  • Maintain a safe distance while watching players at practice.
  • Coaches will use their judgment to tell parents or other spectators to back up further to follow our safety protocol.
  • While in the gym there will be no parents or other spectators allowed.

Main Beach Volleyball Club has been following the recommendations to maintain a safe environment from the California Department of Public Health and the County of Santa Cruz Health Service Agency for the reopening of business. With that said, we seem to be headed into safer days where parks and beaches are opening and athletes are beginning to head back into the gyms throughout California.

Here is the latest Information from the County of Santa Cruz Health Service Agency,

Past Boys 2019 Fall Season

Congratulations to our boys on a successful season. Our 18s finished 2nd in the final tournament of the season. Our 16s finished 3rd in that tournament, earning themselves a place at the Junior Nationals tournament in Reno this summer. Our 16-white team finished the season at the top of their division.

Please contact with any questions.

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