Fall ball

********************************************* Vibe’s new gym in Walnut Creek will open September 2nd!!! Yay!! We are taking registrations for that location using the link below and will run fall ball there through the end of October prior to Tryouts. Our fall ball sessions in Orinda and Danville/Alamo are now full, but please contact coach Kris get on the waiting list and/or notifications when something opens up at kris@vbvibe.com or call 925-300-6166 *********************************************

The goal of fall ball is to provide a combination of top level technique training and competitive game opportunities for athletes to learn and enjoy the game and prepare them for the 2019-2020 club volleyball season.  Sessions usually fill up so sign up early.  Here are the details:

We are open for 2019 fall ball registration now to insure we both capture your contact information as well as reserve a spot for this program. We utilize teamsnap for our registration process and a $60 registration fee is required. To register and reserve a spot, click here:


Fall ball is a eight week training program starting in late August ending towards the end of October  (prior to Tryouts November 2 & 3rd).  It consists of two 1 1/2 to 2-hours sessions per week of both instructional training and competitive games.  We expect players to learn the correct techniques of passing, hitting, serving and setting, as well as anticipation, teamwork, chaos management, quick decision making, competitiveness, and win/lose understanding; all essential in this amazing game.  Mid week sessions focus on skill development, with week-end’s focus on performance/level based player grouping competitive games; grouping similar levels of players together, adjusted as required for individual’s growth and needs and play, play, play.  Age and skill level groupings of 10’s-12’s Beg/Inter/Adv and 13’s-14’s Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced happen throughout the program.  We also plan a variety of additional skill specific clinics to help with both fall ball play and prepare for tryouts and the club season.   Bottom line, we want girls to learn correct skills and play as much as possible in game situations.

  1.  Three geographic locations and multiple practice gyms will be utilized for your convenience

    1. For LaMorinda families, we utilize Wagner Ranch gym in Orinda, Monday/Wednesday evenings

    2. For Danville/San Ramon/Alamo families, we utilize multiple gyms on a variety of evenings and week-ends at the Athenian school, Charlotte Wood Middle school, SRV United Methodist Church, and Stone Valley Middle School.  Girls have the opportunity to choose/move locations to get the most and best experience.

    3. For Walnut creek residence, the brand new Vibe gym in the Shadelands sportsmall will be utilized. Since this is available for Vibe 7 days/week, 24 hours/day, session time for each age/level group is tbd.

  2. Cost per participant is $455 for our eight week program running from late August through the end of October.  A $60 registration fee is collected up from with the balance to be paid at the beginning of the session.

  3. Players will be evaluated and grouped into ability level as/if necessary to provide challenging, enjoyable and high individual growth competitive experiences.  With multiple locations/gyms/days/and times, we have the ability to group girls of similar abilities for ideal play environment for all levels.  We will have an Elite level of play as well as groups for skill based development.  Time and location changes may be necessary to accommodate groupings.

  4. Saturdays and Sunday will be utilized for additional play, competitive games, specialized skill training, and small group training.  Additional days/times could be added as gym time gets finalized and sessions fill up.

Practice detail times currently planned as follows:

  1.  Ages 10-12’s

    1. Beginners will be in:

      a) Orinda, Mondays and Wednesdays 4-5:30pm and Sundays (times tbd),

      b) Alamo, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4-5:30 pm, with Sunday tbd. and

      c) Walnut creek, Tuesday/Thursday, 5:30-7:00 and Sat/Sun, (times tbd)

    2.  Intermediate/Advanced will be in

      a) Orinda, Monday/Wednesday 5:30-7:00;

      b) Alamo, Tue/Thur 5:30-7:00  in Danville and Sundays;

      c) Walnut Creek, Tuesday/Thursday, 5:30-7:00pm and Sat/Sun, (times tbd)

  2. Ages 13/14’s

    1. Beginners/Intermediate/Advanced player will be in:

      a) Orinda, Monday/Wednesday 7:15-9pm;

      b) Danville/Alamo, Monday/Wednesday 7:15-9pm;

      c) Walnut Creek, Tuesday/Thursday, 7:15-9pm and Sat/Sun, (times tbd)

  3. Ages >14’s.. Usually you are playing on your high school teams.  Join the 14’s advanced if not.


Preliminary plans for the 2019-2020 club season include:

1)  Vibe’s newest gym opens August 31st (current plans).  This two court gym will be Vibe’s exclusive home court is part of the Shadelands SportsMall, will be a top-of-the-line volleyball training facility with the Olympic flooring, video capture/playback systems, high ceilings, many training aids, etc.

2)  We will continue to utilize “satellite” gyms:
a)  At Wagner Ranch in Orinda.  The schedule there is usually Mon/Wed; gym allocation is being finalize now.
b)  At the three-court Athenian gym school in Danville now that their campus rebuilding project is complete.  We usually take open times Mon-Thursday and week-ends here, and
c)  At the brand new court every Tue/Thur in Alamo at the SRVUMC.
d)  At Charlotte Wood Middle school in Danville/San Ramon, Tue/Thur
e)  At Stone Valley middle school for our younger players, again on Tue/Thur.

Please email kris@vbvibe.com regarding any questions on comments.   Details of each session will be sent periodically to insure the latest information is communicated.

The hope is to provide both great/convenient locations for the girls to play at (and parents to transport) and group girls with equal ability to make each game/session very competitive.  Depending upon the flexibility of each athlete, I will suggest players to participate in different time frames and location for improved grouping to support this plan.  With the amount of court time we have reserved and the number of excellent athletes we have, I expect every location to have play at every level.  Both beginners and experienced players will benefit through this program.   Times and locations could change and/or be added as issues/opportunities arise.

Along with the training, information about the game, the club season, and the variety of opportunities to play in the area will be provided.  Parents are always welcome to get involved.

With the training we are doing over the summer in Vibe’s summer clinic program, the number of girls in our beach program, the special sessions with our guest coaches, the returning players from last year, and that the word is out on the street about our plans and expectations for this upcoming season, I expect our Fall Ball program to rock!!!  I am quite excited about what the sport of volleyball is doing in the area.

Clinics/camps will be run by Kris Keller:
— 3-time Junior Olympic Gold Medalist,
— 4-year D1 University Starting Setter (SDSU),
— 7 years Women’s Varsity High School coach and assistant coach (Bentley High School, Los Lomas HS),
— 15th year Club Director, club coach, team and summer/fall clinics.
— 3 years beach volleyball coach
— Volleyball dad, and
— total Volleyball enthusiast.

Assistant clinic coaches will include a variety of Vibe Coaches, Returning Vibe players, and special guests.

For any questions, concerns, thoughts, ideas, and requests, please contact Kris Keller, Director/coach/training/dad/volleyball enthusiast at 925-300-6166 or email kris@vbvibe.com

–Charlotte Wood Middle school, 600 El Capitan Drive, Danville, CA 94526
–The Wagner Ranch Gymnasium, 350 Camino Pablo, Orinda, CA 94563
–The Athenian School, 2100 Mount Diablo Scenic Blvd, Danville
–Stone Valley Middle School, Miranda Rd, Alamo
–SRVUMC (San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church), 902 Danville Blvd., Alamo, CA 94507
–Vibe gym, Shadelands sportsmall, 2675 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek, CA  94598