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Women's Volleyball

Women's Volleyball Practice and Match Schedule

Updated 10/15/18



Monday, October 15, 2018 Home vs.  San Lorenzo VAR 4:00 JV 5:30
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Home vs. Arroyo JV 5:45 VAR 7:00 (Senior Night) 
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 VAR Practice 3:15 to 5:30, JV 4:30 to 6:30,  JJets 3:15 to 4:30
Thursday, October 18, 2018 Away vs.  Hayward JV 4:00 VAR 5:15
Friday, October 19, 2018 VAR Practice 3-5pm
Saturday, October 20, 2018  
Sunday, October 21, 2018  
Monday, October 22, 2018 VAR Practice 3:15 to 5:30
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 1st Round NCS Championships
Future NCS rounds if we advance NCS Championships - October 27, 31, November 3, 2018

Nor-Cal/CIF Championships - November 6, 7, 8, 10, 13, 16, 17, 2018

Encinal Women's Volleyball Interest Form

If you are interested in receiving updates about camps, clinics, or if you are an incoming student that is planning on trying out for JV or Varsity volleyball, please fill out the following info sheet:


If you have any immediate questions, please email Coach Chen at

2018 Fall Women's Volleyball Tryout Information

IMPORTANT!!! You must have a physical completed after July 1st and be Athletically cleared before you can practice or tryout


In order to tryout for the volleyball team, all athletes must first be athletically cleared with FamilyID, a secure online registration platform for all Encinal athletic registration and clearance.  The link is here:


Part of the registration process involves having the attached physical form uploaded to Family ID after it is signed by your doctor after July 1, 2018 The form is here:


If you need to get a same day or walk-in physical appointment, I have been told that you can go to the following doctor.  Be sure to bring the physical form with you.  


John K. Konstantin M.D.  M.P.H, 2584 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94602  (510) 530-5400  Mon - Fri, 10am to 5pm


JV and Varsity Pre-Tryout Practices

  • Practice before tryouts are an opportunity to practice and build their skills prior to tryouts. 
  • Family ID must be completed before any player can practice or tryout.
  • JV and Varsity practices will begin from 3:30 to 6pm on Tues Aug 7 to Thu Aug 9th and Mon Aug 13 to Wed Aug 15.


Women's Varsity Volleyball Tryout Info:

  • No Varsity roster spots are guaranteed, even if you were on Varsity the previous season.
  • CIF/NCS allows for the first official day of tryouts and practices to be on July 30, 2018.  That is far in advance of the first day of school. 
  • Encinal Varsity will begin having workouts as early as Mon Aug 6th.  The schedule is TBD. 
  • Encinal Varsity tryouts are currently scheduled for Mon Aug 13 to Wed Aug 15th, 3:30-6pm.  There will be a Varsity scrimmage Thu Aug 16 from 3-5pm.  (No practice Fri Aug 17th)  
  • Although we want to have a championship program, as a teacher and a father myself, I understand that vacation time with family can be hard to come by.  The expectation for Varsity players is that if they are in town, they should be coming to workouts and tryouts.  If you cannot make it, please be sure to let Coach Chen know.  The key is communication.

  • Freshmen are able to tryout for Varsity, especially if you have some club volleyball experience.  

  • If you are an incoming freshmen or a returning JV player that is unsure of your level, please let Coach Chen know so that he can give you some idea of where you stand.  In general, up until the roster is  finalized, Varsity workouts are open to anyone with the appropriate volleyball ability.

  • If you plan on trying out for Varsity, please email Coach Chen at  If you are an incoming freshmen, also be sure to fill out the Encinal Women's Volleyball Info Form located above.


Women's JV Volleyball Tryout Info:

  • JV tryouts begin the first day of school, Mon Aug 20 to Thu Aug 23rd, right after school 3:15 to 5:30 pm.
  • If you are interested in trying out for JV Volleyball, show up for as many days as possible.
  • If there are days you need to miss in order to tryout for a different sport, please let the Coach know at the beginning of tryouts.
  • If you are an incoming freshmen, also be sure to fill out the Encinal Women's Volleyball Info Form located above.
  • The JV roster should be finalized by Friday Aug 24th



Email Coach Chen at

Encinal Women's Volleyball Program Information

Eddie Chen, Varsity Head Coach

Encinal High School Physics and Math Teacher, UC Berkeley Graduate, Engineering


Coach Chen is a Physics and Math teacher at Encinal High School.  He is originally from Southern California and has been playing volleyball for most of his life and coaching for over fifteen years.  His first season at Encinal was Fall 2017, but prior to Encinal, he was at St Joseph Notre Dame High School, leading them to a school best 2nd place in North Coast Section D5 and CIF Nor-Cal Finals in 2013.  


His coaching experience includes Women's and Men's High School Volleyball, club women's, club men's, NCVA High Performance Beach, and more.  He is currently a director and coach for Red Rock East Bay Volleyball Club and SandLegs Beach Volleyball Club.  His playing background is as a setter and outside hitter, but he currently plays beach doubles.  He is a member of the Positive Coaching Alliance and believes in positive coaching for his programs.


Coach Chen is incredibly proud of being both a teacher and a coach at Encinal and strives to make playing high school volleyball a positive and rewarding experience for all his players.



Encinal Volleyball Goals and Values


Team First.  Play as a team and practice good sportsmanship.  Every member of the team is valued for their contributions to the program.


Respect.  Respect the ROOTS of the game.  Rules, Opponents, Officials, Team, and Self. 


Love the game.  Have fun learning, working hard, and putting forth your best effort.  Love the challenge that the game brings to you.


Practice and Play at a competitive level to prepare for the next level.  Always try your hardest in practice and in games.  Work to be a better player and person at every practice.


Balance academics with athletics.  Successes on the court and in the classroom go hand in hand.  A successful athlete can manage the commitment between sports and school work.



Encinal Varsity and JV Volleyball teams

We have both Varsity and Junior Varsity teams. JV is typically comprised of freshmen and sophomores while Varsity has mostly juniors and seniors, although freshmen and sophomores are also on the team.  Ultimately, the goal of the JV program is to lay the foundation for the game so that players can compete successfully at the Varsity level.  


The season starts at the beginning of the school year, with the JV and Varsity regular season ending the first week of November, with Varsity potential playing till the end of November in the post-season.  The team practices 2 hours every day after school during the season. 


2018 Summer Coed Volleyball Camps and Clinics

Encinal Summer 2018 Coed Volleyball Camp

Monday to Thursday,  June 18 - 21, 2018, 1-4pm

$140 early registration... increases to $160 on June 1st!


The camp location has been moved to the Alameda Point Gymnasium, 1101 W Red Line Ave, Alameda, CA 94501

Players may begin arriving at 12:30 pm


This is a co-ed camp for 6th to entering 9th grade students based off next Fall's 2018 school year.  This camp is for beginning to intermediate players.  Players will be divided into groups based on their skill level.


Girls and boys players can attend from any school.  Have fun and improve your volleyball skills by working on drills and playing the game with current teammates and players from other schools!


This camp is great preparation for your school team!!!


For middle school students in Alameda School District, volleyball is a coed sport run by the Alameda Education Foundation, and school tryouts are generally at the beginning of the school year.  


For high school girls, tryouts are in August, and for high school boys, tryouts are in February.


This camp is run by Encinal Head Coach Eddie Chen and players.  Proceeds will benefit the Encinal High School Volleyball Program!


Register by clicking the following link which will take you to Sports Engine: