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Travel Teams


With so much uncertainty, planning for the upcoming season has been challenging. As an organization we will continue to balance prioritizing our community responsibility to safety with the long-term development of our athletes. To that end, we will be following our governing body and local and state guidelines for returning to play:

Program Plan


We are offering a fall program, which will be focused on outdoor volleyball and are looking ahead to getting back indoors for the 2021 season, circumstances allowing. We will strive to be adaptable, responsive, and find ways for our players, coaches and families to stay connected through the game we all love.

For the time being outdoor practices/training will be held at Rincon Valley Park in Santa Rosa. Outdoor practices will be held at Rincon Valley Park in Santa Rosa. Sessions will be held weekdays at 4:00 pm, beginning the week of Monday, September 28th. The cost for this 6 week program is $200.00.

Age Group Schedules: 

Week 1 Schedule:

  • 7th grade and Younger: 4 pm on Monday and Friday
  • 8th Grade and Older: 4 pm on Friday and Sunday

Empire master coaches including Bear Grassl, Kathy O'Neil, Daryl Kapis, Ally Deal and Ryan Hughes will run each session. Accommodations will be made for practice schedule conflicts.

The anticipated 2021 league schedule can be accessed here.


Registration is now open for 2021 teams. One of the changes announced is that clubs can offer players spots for the upcoming season starting Saturday, 8/29. Empire will be extending offers to last year's players when an equivalent team is available.

Spots not claimed will then be offered to people on a select basis. Open positions will be available to both new and returning athletes.

Athletes new to Empire should complete the 2021 Interest Form to put you in consideration for spots on our 2021 teams. Please complete the form and look for a response from an Empire administrator.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to send us an email at

If you opted for credit instead of a refund for last season and would like to redeem credit for this registration, please email for a code.

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