Hi. My name is Martin Calle. I publish VolleyCall® | southern California volleyball. VolleyCall® is a work of passion, not profit. I work for free. I work for food. I prefer to work for food. This is my 12th year as an SCVA (Southern California Volleyball Association) Division 1 club volleyball parent. There are many ins and outs to SCVA volleyball. I frequently think, “If I only knew then what I know now.” With a J.D. Power & Associates approach to understanding and customer satisfaction VolleyCall is a parent’s Michelin Guide to southern California club volleyball – The Parent’s Guide To Southern California Volleyball Clubs. VolleyCall is also an eye on emerging talent for college coaches who don’t have the schedule or the budget to attend all SCVA Qualifiers and Mandatories and watch players grow. Uniquely, the bulk of our content comes from club players and parents. I am not a reporter nor do I know volleyball as well as a player or coach. However, in that Dale Carnegie said, “If you’ve lived through it you’ve earned the right to talk about it” I find our “user-generated” content to be far more readable and believable than sites more interested in game results and stats. We feature strictly girl’s SCVA, CBVA, AAU, NVL and USAV High Performance volleyball.
My oldest daughter was heavily recruited by the Ivy League, is a sophomore setter and OH, now playing at NYU (she wanted a big city for her undergraduate experience). Hurricane Sandy interrupted The Violet’s trip to Emory and the 2012 NCAA Championships. All flights were cancelled. We’ll get ’em next year! She started at Ripcurls, migrated to TCA where she, as the only setter, was part of a team that beat everyone in two and enabled Neil Mason & Company to win a gold medal at the Las Vegas Classic. As an 18 she played for Tstreet’s 18-Randy in the 2012 USAV JNCs. Lots of high performance and privates along the way. We love to watch her play! As first time parents the club scene was a steep learning curve. My youngest daughter now plays for Tstreet; first year #13 OH 13-Curtis, last year #13 OH 14-Mike and this year #13 OH Tstreet 15-Chris. As a high school freshman she was team captain and one of Orange County Register’s 2013 Top 10 Players to Watch and has a volleyball resume longer than my memory. She wants to play at Princeton or Stanford, gets kudos on her passing and all around game and to tell you the truth we couldn’t be happier if she stays at Tstreet all the way to college. For us Tstreet is the Disneyland of local volleyball – the happiest place – but just so you know VolleyCall® is not a Tstreet promotional site.
Players, parents and coaches: Submit pictures, videos and content for your daughter, your son and your team. (Go to the “Submissions Page” for instructions. You’ll get the spelling right and we’ll strive to get their name in print to fill your volleyball experience with priceless timeless memories. You only get your kids once. Everyday is a Kodak moment. We hope to capture some of those here.