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Empire Juniors

Empire Juniors

Empire Volleyball Club is proud to announce Empire Juniors!!

In the Fall of 2017 Empire Volleyball Club started something new for the North Bay area.   "Empire Juniors."  Empire Juniors is for players ages 7-13 (girls and boys) who are looking to get introduction to the game of volleyball.

Leading up the Empire Juniors program will be Coach Daryl Kapis who comes to Empire Volleyball Club with 25 years of coaching experience at all levels from junior high to college. Coach Kapis recently came to the North Bay after serving as Head Volleyball Coach at Hawaii Pacific University for ten years.  Coach Kapis was also one of the lead coaches at Jammers Volleyball Club, and assisted in the running of Jammer Juniors which was instrumental in the teaching young volleyball players in Honolulu. 

Assisting within the program will be other current Empire Volleyball Club coaches, and players who are giving back to the sport they love. 

ln the first year Empire Juniors came to Ukiah, Petaluma, Sonoma, Santa Rosa, and Rohnert Park nearly selling out in each city it ran a program.   

In 2019 Empire Juniors will be expanding in Sebastopol, and Novato, while also making returning visits to above mentioned cities.

Each program will either consist of seven/eight sessions, lasting 1 hour and 20/30, or will be in a four day-three hour camp format.   Each of the sessions will start with a general body awareness warm-up and stretching sessions, and will have a focus of two/three volleyball skills for the day, and game play.  

Teaching proper basic volleyball techniques and having fun is the goal of the program. Empire VBC will be using modified lighter volleyballs to allow maximum success per individual. All individuals will start at Level I training, and will move up to Level II upon satisfactory proficiency of each of the basic skills. Level II training will focus on more fast-paced and game-like drills.

The cost of the program is $165-$180.00 for the eight sessions.

Each session will be limited to 25-30 participants, and a maximum of a 10:1 player to coach ratio, maximizing the player experience.




Currently running, or upcoming events:


Spring 2020 Classes:   (Links will be provided when available)

Empire Juniors-Santa Rosa (Feb 21st-April 10th)--Friday Nights

6:00 PM-7:40 PM ---Registration through Santa Rosa Parks and Recreation

Link to guide:   (page 15 Spring, Page 26 Summer)   Registration starts Jan. 30th.

Click here to register!!!   (SPRING SESSION IS SOLD OUT)

Please register for summer


Empire Juniors-Novato (March 16th-April 27th)--Monday Nights     (SOLD OUT)

5:30 PM-7:10 PM--Registration through Novato Parks and Recreation

Click Here to Register:     Key word volleyball


Empire Juniors-Santa Rosa (Summer)

June 15-18th:

Click Here to Register:      (23/30 spots remaining as of 2/10)

Look for Camps section, and then Sports Camps in registration page

Empire Juniors-Rohnert Park (Summer)  9:00 AM-12:00 PM

June 29th-July 2nd--Link Coming Soon


Empire Juniors-Petaluma (Summer)   EVENINGS  5:30-7:10 PM

June 29th, June 30th, July 2nd, July 6th, July 7th, July 9th, July 13th, July 15th

Link coming soon through Petaluma Parks and Recreation Department


Empire Juniors-Ukiah (Summer)

July 27h-July 30th--Link Coming Soon  through Ukiah Parks and Recreation Department     9:00 AM-12:00 PM


Empire Juniors-Sebastopol (Summer)       9:00 AM-12:00 PM

August 3rd-August 6th--Link Coming Soon from Sebastopol Community Center


Empire Juniors-Novato (Summer)     (9:00 AM-12:00 PM)

August 10-13

Click Here to Register       (Enter Empire Juniors in Key Word box)