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2018-2019 Pre-tryout Clinics

Empire pre-tryout clinics are designed as both a tune up for travel team tryouts for our high school athletes, and as a training ground for younger players. All skill levels are welcome to attend.

Both new and returning athletes intending to tryout for travel teams are encouraged to attend. The more our staff sees athletes, the more accurate eventual tryout placements will be.

These three clinics are held on:

Sunday, October 14th

3:00 - 4:30pm             4th - 8th graders

5:00 - 6:30pm             9th - 12th graders

Sunday, October 21st

3:00 - 4:30pm             4th - 8th graders

5:00 - 6:30pm             9th - 12th graders

Sunday, October 28th

3:00 - 4:30pm             4th - 8th graders

5:00 - 6:30pm             9th - 12th graders


Cost:$25 per session

Location:Sonoma State University main gym


Travel team tryouts will be held on November 3rd and 4th at SSU.  



Empire Juniors-Santa Rosa (Sunday --AUGUST 26th-Oct. 7th) --sign up through Santa Rosa Parks and Recreation Department    (SOLD OUT)


(NEW!!!)  7th and 8th Grade Clinics #2 (Sept. 12th-Sept. 30th) 

Sunday's and Wednesday's or Just Sunday option



Empire Juniors-Ukiah (Level I and Level II) (Monday's--starting September 17th)

10/24 spots remaining as of 9/17/2018

Click Here to Register:     


7TH AND 8TH Grade Clinics-Supplemental ----Wednesday's Only in October

6:30 PM-8:10 PM @ Santa Rosa Middle School

(Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24)  



Empire Volleyball Club-Sunday Clinics!

Registration coming soon!   (SEE TOP OF PAGE)


Empire Juniors-Sonoma (Saturday's--starting Oct. 27th)

12/24 spots remaining:  As of 9/13/2018

Click here to register:





Click on above (Empire Juniors) tab to register for Empire Juniors Clinics

Click on above Lessons and Clinics tab at top of page to see our future schedule.



Breaking Records in Ukiah

06/23/2018, 1:45pm PDT
By Daryl Kapis

Ukiah--For the week of June 17th, Empire Juniors ran their 3rd camp for the year in the great city of Ukiah.  Smashing original records of past participants Empire Juniors (Ukiah) had 31 signups, which beat the original record of 24 set by Ukiah in the Fall.

Daryl Kapis Technical Coordinator and Assistant Director ran the four day camps assisted by Hannah Andrews, and Kierstin Andrews co-coaches of the 14-Gold Team, along with Ashley Mills a current Ukiah High School, and long time clinican with the Empire Junior programs.

"It was a huge success", commented Daryl Kapis.  "This area gets better every time we come up, and I continue to look forward to future clinics in the area."

Starting in the Fall, Ukiah will be hosting their first ever Level II program along with initiating in a new group of Level I players.

Empire Juniors Level II 2018 Graduates

06/15/2018, 4:45pm PDT
By Daryl Kapis


For four straight days these twelve individuals who had participated in Level I training 1-2x's got up early for workouts to get better at their overall skills.  

In the training these players not only refined their skills they had learned in Level I, but worked on advance attacking techniques, learning how to be a pass to hit attacker, emergency floor moves, transition hitting, and team play.

These players look forward to moving forward in their group training when Level III opens up in the Fall of 2018.

Pictured Above:

From Left To Right: (Top Row)  Katie Davis (Grade 6), Caroline Gruenbaum (Grade 7), Ashley Sanford (Grade 7), Sydney Shayewitz (Grade 6), Natalia Woods (Grade 6),  Bottom Row:  Juliet Allen (Grade 5),  Rachel Dyer (Grade 5), Evelyn Finney (Grade 5), Rachel Gruenbaum (Grade 4),  Kimberly Wilson (not pictured (Grade 5)

2018 Carnival

Thank you everyone who participated in this year's Carnival. A special thank you to the Brownlee family (and alumni/friends) who put on a spectacular BBQ, and to Alicia Lozano for her countless hours of preparation. You all are the best!

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