About Audrey Green

Audrey is the General Manager at SoCal Athletics. A former All-American, she's holds a B.A. in Psychology from UCSD and a Masters of Science in Applied Clinical Nutrition.

MORE FutureStars times added! T/Th at Eden Park

By popular demand we’re adding more times to this Spring’s FutureStars schedule! Join us for a four-week mini season at our Eden Park location. FutureStars is a fun, developmental clinic for girls and boys designed to give a fundamental understanding of volleyball techniques and skills in a comfortable, kind environment. This is a popular program that sells out fast!

March 9, 2021 – April 1, 2021 at Eden Park

  • Tuesdays 5:30pm – 6:45pm (Space available!)
  • Thursday 5:30pm – 6:45pm (Space available!)

Attend one clinic per week for $90.
Attend two clinics per week for $180.

Online Registration Required Here

Want to try beginner beach clinics too? Join us Wednesdays March 10-April 28 at Mission Hills Church in San Marcos. Register here! Save $50 on your first SandStars season with code: futurestars

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FutureStars Starter Kit

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MORE FutureStars times added! T/Th at Eden Park2021-03-03T13:58:19-08:00

NEW! SandStars Beginner Beach Volleyball Clinics Start Wednesday, March 10th

A fun, developmental clinic for girls and boys designed to give a fundamental understanding of beach volleyball techniques and skills in a comfortable, kind environment. This is a popular program that sells out fast!

Train Wednesdays 4:30-5:45pm, March 10, 2021 – April 28, 2021 at Mission Hills Beach Courts.
Attend one clinic per week (eight weeks) for just $180!

Online Registration Required Here
NEW! SandStars Beginner Beach Volleyball Clinics Start Wednesday, March 10th2021-03-03T11:13:33-08:00

Best Practices on How to Build a Highlight Reel

In today’s recruiting process, video has become a need-to-have. College coaches cannot be everywhere, therefore it is important to have a highlight reel, skills video, or full game footage, easily available for college coaches to view. Here we will discuss how to put together the most effective highlight reel. We will talk about what types of clips you should have, how to pick your clips, how to order your clips, and how long your highlight reel should be.

What Do Coaches Want to See in a Highlight Reel? 

No matter what sport you play, there are some things all coaches look for in a highlight reel:

  • Versatility: Coaches want to see a student-athletes who can do more than one thing  well. Do not show them the same move over and over again.  It is important to make sure your highlight reel is demonstrating a variety of different skills.

  • Hustle: Show that you are scrappy. Coaches want to see student-athletes who will rise in times of adversity in a game. It is okay to show that you make an error if in the same clip you work hard to make up for it with a great play.

  • Strength: Show that you refuse to get pushed around. That you can stand your ground.

How Do I Choose My Clips? 

Here at SportsRecruits, we advise families to use the 5-Star Method when going through film for a highlight reel. When you go through film make sure you write down the name of the game, the clip times (start and finish), a description of the play, and then rate the clips on a 5-star rating system. Obviously, 5 being the best and 0 being the worst. Write down this information as you go along and watch film, this will make it easier for when you are ready to build your highlight reel.

How Do I Order My Clips?

When you are ready to make your highlight reel, pick the best clips (5-star clips) to be at the beginning, save one great clip for the end, and in the middle put the rest of your solid clips. We advise not to put anything in your highlight reel that is lower than a 4-star rating, keep your video lean and mean. Do not put clips into just to fill space. College coaches would rather watch a 2 or 3-minute reel with awesome clips than a 5-minute reel with some ok clips in the middle.

How Long Should My Highlight Be?

We suggest no more than 20 clips, which would then make 3-5 minutes of footage. Coaches watch hundreds of highlight reels therefore they do not have time to watch someone’s 10-minute video. They want to watch something that is going to catch their eye. If you only have 10-15 solid clips that are great do not add five more just to add more video, remember to keep your highlight reel lean and mean!

How Can I Build My Highlight Reel?

Whether you want to make your highlight reel on your own or you need a little extra help, SportsRecruits offers some great resources to help you get your highlight reel together:

  • Use the SportsRecruits Highlight Reel Editor: This tool is very easy to use and is available right on your SportsRecruits profile! Once you create your reel and post it to your profile, you will be able to see what college coaches are watching it!

  • Get Help From a Professional: SportsRecruits has an editing team that can help put together a professional highlight reel. This includes a title card and isolation effects.

  • Make a Highlight Reel on Your Mac or PC: If you are tech savy and you want to add your own effects, you can do this too! Just don’t forget to upload your video on SportsRecruits to easily send your video to coaches and see who is viewing it.

(Original article source)

Best Practices on How to Build a Highlight Reel2021-02-26T09:16:45-08:00

FutureStars Beginner Clinics Starts March 7th

A fun, developmental clinic for girls and boys designed to give a fundamental understanding of volleyball techniques and skills in a comfortable, kind environment. This is a popular program that sells out fast!

March 7, 2021 – April 29, 2021 at SoCal Athletics Center

  • Tuesdays 4:00pm – 5:30pm (Space available!)
  • Thursdays 4:00pm – 5:30pm (SOLD OUT)
  • Sundays 4:00pm – 5:30pm (Space available!)

Attend one clinic per week for $180.
Attend two clinics per week for $340 ($20 savings!)
Attend three clinics per week for $499 ($41 savings!)

Online Registration Required Here

Grab Your Gear

FutureStars Starter Kit

SHOP FUTURESTARS STARTER KIT

FutureStars Beginner Clinics Starts March 7th2021-03-03T13:48:54-08:00

FLASH SALE! Youth Sports Performance & Adult Fitness (Limited time offer)

FOR NEW ATHLETES ONLY − finish the club volleyball season EMPOWERED and STRONG! Jump in HealthWest Therapy’s Youth Sports Performance Program starting March 1st. For a limited time this 16-weeks of training is just $300 ($168 savings!). Payment plans are available.

This offer expires in five days (Feb 25th) − then registration goes up to $468. The clock is ticking and space is limited, so grab your spot today!

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Here is what kids are saying:

“I enjoy this program, because it makes me feel better about myself and the way I feel. I feel that I have gotten stronger and more confident. I love how the trainer pushes you to do your best and helps you along the way. He is also very kind.”
– Sarah

“Sports Performance has a fun and friendly environment, but the trainers also push you to achieve your personal goals. If you have an injury, they are knowledgeable to get you back to your peak performance. We have been going for over 3 years and will continue because they treat us like family.”
– Kea and Kloe

“Sports Performance has really helped me with my strength, mentally and physically. It’s a really fun way to improve my athletic abilities with my teammates and friends.”
– Stella

Plus NEW for Adults!

Join HealthWest Therapy’s new eight-week fitness program (16 workouts) starting March 1st.

Classes are Monday through Thursday 5:30-6:20pm and Saturday 8-8:50am.

Sign up by Feb 28th with code spring2021 for a 10% discount!

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FLASH SALE! Youth Sports Performance & Adult Fitness (Limited time offer)2021-02-19T15:23:13-08:00

Advanced High School Beach Players That Want to Play in College! Come train Saturdays in San Marcos ☀️

If you’re an advanced high school beach player who wants to play in college, come train with Hall of Fame Coach and Player Eric Sato on Saturdays 10:30am – 12:00pm at Mission Hills Church in San Marcos.

Remember — SoCal VBC Travel Members save 25% on beach training! Choose an installment plan and pay just $62/month for Saturday beach training with an Olympic Gold Medalist! At checkout use promo code: GT25 and choose Advanced Beach Training on Saturdays!

Details about tournament coaching program coming soon.

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Advanced High School Beach Players That Want to Play in College! Come train Saturdays in San Marcos ☀️2021-02-20T09:09:15-08:00

Next Round of FutureStars Beginner Clinics Starts March 7th!

A fun, developmental clinic for girls and boys designed to give a fundamental understanding of volleyball techniques and skills in a comfortable, kind environment. This is a popular program that sells out fast!

At SoCal Athletics Center
Tuesdays / Thursdays / Sundays
4:00pm – 5:30pm
March 7, 2021 – April 29, 2021

Attend one clinic per week for $180.
Attend two clinics per week for $340 ($20 savings!)
Attend three clinics per week for $499 ($41 savings!)

Online Registration Required Here
Next Round of FutureStars Beginner Clinics Starts March 7th!2021-02-26T08:42:08-08:00
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