Del Sol Volleyball Club
Originally based in San Diego beginning in 2007, now in Hawai'i for the 2019-2020 club season. The Del Sol Volleyball Club is a private non-profit entity under Hawai'i Internal Revenue Code 501(c)3. Tax ID/EIN # 83-1006117.
By emphasizing the values of discipline, hard work, integrity, loyalty, and resiliency through competition, Del Sol Volleyball Club is dedicated to advancing the lives of girls through physical activity, sport, and teamwork.
Del Sol Volleyball Club is committed to helping young female student-athletes determine and attain challenging but achievable goals for their upcoming volleyball seasons whether it be for their high school or when entering their freshman year at a two or four-year college.
Aloha! Time to go through our closets, drawers, garages, and storage units! Bag up all our gently used clothes, small household goods, and household textiles! Gather it all up for our 2020 @delsolvolleyballclub @fundrivefundraiser . Our goal is to fundraise $2,000 to supplement our travel costs for the 47th @aauvolleyball Girls Junior National Championships. Our event dates are from January 3, 2020, through March 27, 2020. All pledges can be made at https://fundrive.savers.com/e/delsolfundrive Mahalo!
We can accept all items in good, clean and sellable condition as follows:
1. Clothes (bagged) - men's, women's and children's - shoes, fashion accessories, belts, purses, bags, backpacks
2. Household Textiles (bagged) - blankets, sheets, towels, tablecloths, curtains
3. Small Household Goods (boxed) - kitchen items, decorative items, knick-knacks, toys, and games, small electronics
Club Fees & Orlando Fees
Our 2019-2020 Del Sol Volleyball Club Fee is $1,600.00. Del Sol Volleyball Club will work with all of our families in making payments cost-effective and suitable. Please contact Chris Spalding to discuss alternate payment arrangements if the payment plan options listed below do not meet your needs.
There are no additional fees added to any payment option selected. We are offering 20% discounts for sibling student-athletes. We will begin accepting payments beginning on November 10 and every month going forward.
Fees are allocated for team registration, player registration, chaperon registration, background checks, tournament entry fees, club insurance, facility rental, player/team uniforms, coach salaries, and club administration.
November 10 = $1,600
November 10 = $800
December 10 = $800
November 10 = $534
December 10 = $533
January 10 = $533
November 10 = $400
December 10 = $400
January 10 = $400
February 10 = $400
November 10 = $320
December 10 = $320
January 10 = $320
February 10 = $320
March 10 = $320
November 10 = $267
December 10 = $267
January 10 = 267
February 10 = $267
March 10 = $267
April 10 = $265
November 10 = $229
December 10 = $229
January 10 = $229
February 10 = $229
March 10 = $229
April 10 = $229
May 10 = $226
November 10 = $200
December 10 = $200
January 10 = $200
February 10 = $200
March 10 = $200
April 10 = $200
May 10 = $200
June 10 = $200
AAU Orlando Trip* currently estimated at $1,600
December 22 . $400
January 22 . $400
February 22 . $400
March 22 . $400
*Purchasing airline tickets approximately 70 days out from the proposed arrival date per age group.
*Purchasing play and stay rooms approximately 70 days out from proposed arrival date per age group, OR, as soon as rooms are made available for reservations through AAU/Disney Sports Travel Group
Coach Chris Spalding
Coach Spalding was a three-sport scholar-athlete at Aptos High School in Santa Cruz County California, earning All Monterey Bay honors in football, basketball, and baseball from 1972 through 1975.
Coach Spalding was also a two-sport scholar-athlete at Graceland University. First on a football scholarship as an All-District free safety, strong safety, and kick returner then on an accompanying volleyball scholarship as an honorable mention setter for the back-to-back NAIA national championship teams in 1979 and 1980, led by Hall of Fame coach L. Rod Schall. While at GU, he was selected as the setter for the South Men's team during the U.S. Olympic Festival which was then called the National Sports Festival in 1979.
Coach Spalding continued to compete after earning his Bachelor Of Arts degree in Physical Education. He was an undrafted free agent in 1980 who signed with the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs, playing in three preseason games.
For the remainder of 1980 through 1982, Coach Spalding achieved four additional milestones. He became the youngest men's volleyball coach in NCAA volleyball history at that time, leading the 1980 UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs to a fourth-place finish in the California Collegiate League, which included defeating the #9 ranked Stanford Cardinal, knocking Stanford coach Don Shaw and his team out of the national rankings. He then became the A3 setter for the USA Junior National Team in 1981, known back then as the U23 team which competed in the NORCECA Championships in the Dominican Republic. During that same three-year span Coach Spalding coached the Santa Cruz Falcons Boys 17-1 club team and played beach volleyball earning an AA rating.
Professionally, Coach Spalding is a Certified Athletic Trainer, having earned his NATA/BOC certification in 1983 and interned for the San Francisco 49ers during the 1983 season. Thereafter, he traveled internationally with the USA Men's Volleyball National Team as part of their medical staff during the 1984 Summer Olympic Games held in Los Angeles, which captured their first-ever Olympic gold medal defeating Brazil in three straight sets. Three of the most heavily decorated players with 10 international gold medals and 3 international silver medals were on that team, Karch Kiraly, Steve Salmons, & Steve Timmons.
Coach Spalding's international journey has also included being the Chief Medical Officer for the Tongan National Olympic Committee from 1987 to 1995, a member of the American Samoan National Olympic Committee from 1997 to 2012, and a member of the Guam National Olympic Committee in 2016. His commitments with Tonga, American Samoa, and Guam has taken him to the Summer Olympiads in Seoul (1988), Barcelona (1992), Atlanta (1996), Sydney (2000), Athens (2004), London (2012), & Rio (2016).
During that same time, Coach Spalding's domestic commitments have included being the head trainer at Menlo College from 1990 to 1994, serving as an ATC/PTA at Stanford University from 1994 through 2001, and directing the Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Department for Naval Special Warfare Group THREE, which is a branch of SOCOM and the Navy SEAL from 2001 to present day.
Coach Spalding also returned to coaching girls volleyball at the club and high school levels in 2007, followed by earning his USA Volleyball IMPACT coaching certification in 2009 and his USAV CAP II certification in 2014.
His California tenure included the Mission Bay Starlings 14's team and the Bridge 17-1 team in 2007, the Del Sol 18's team from 2008 to 2011, and the Coast 16's and 18's teams from 2012 to 2013. Coach Spalding was the head coach at Hilltop High School from 2007 to 2011 and Otay Ranch High School from 2012 to 2013.
His Hawaii tenure included the Ka Ulukoa 15's and 16's teams from 2016 to 2017. Coach Spalding was the head boys coach at Radford High School in 2014, head girls coach at Kailua High School from 2014 to 2015, and an assistant coach with Le Jardin Academy for the girls and boys programs from 2015 to 2017.
In his free time, Coach Spalding enjoys visiting the North Shore, traveling internationally, and driving the Pacific Coast Highway while listening to the greatest hits from the 1970s and 1980s.
Club Volleyball's Surreptitious Five
There Are No Secrets
1. Club Directors Protect You ~ Every club director is well aware that you want to play with better players. The issue for club directors and you are that if club directors grant you your wish, it will affect your playing time on the weekend. Club directors and coaches seek to “gap” players when forming teams. They attempt to not pair players who are a lot better and they do not want players who are not good enough. Parents have a different view on this subject. Defer to the judgment of the club director and coach. This is what they do best.
2. Club Volleyball Is Set Up For Your Team To Lose ~ Parents think they can buy their way on to a good team and that the team will win most of their matches. No. Question: If you are on a good team, who do you think you are going to play against? Answer: Other good teams. Which means you are not going to win every match. Question: Even if you do win, who are you going to play in the next bracket or round? Answer: Even better teams. Club directors and coaches get e-mails, phone calls, and text messages about this very issue. Playing against better teams is what it is all about. Win or lose, learn from your mistakes and move on.
3. The Top Teams At Major Clubs Have Already Been Decided ~ Have you ever been to a tryout and notice that a "combination" of players have already been selected to play together? This is not a coincidence. Club directors actively recruit players 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. The number one team at major clubs, for the most part, have already been decided - unless a surprise comes in the door at tryouts. Some of the top clubs are engaged in financial bidding wars over some of the top players. Club directors will work to lock up the two best outside hitters and one solid setter. These players alone will bring in other top players as the word spreads quickly
4. Do Not Worry About Playing For Your High School Coach’s Club ~ Many high school coaches will "recommend" that you play for a certain club to guide you into “appropriate” instruction. Sound familiar? Why do you think so many clubs have the high school coaches on their payroll? The reality is a high school coach does not care what club you choose. If you are good, they are going to play you during your high school season. It is ludicrous to believe otherwise. High school coaches do not wake up and think of ways of making their team worse. They are in it to win. If you are part of the winning equation, you will get your opportunity.
5. Be Careful Of Clubs That Play Up The “College Scholarship” Angle ~ Are you playing volleyball with the hopes of getting an athletic scholarship? According to the NCAA, only 2.3% of high school girls actually get an athletic scholarship - another 1.6% go to Division III schools which offer no athletic scholarship. The reason you play volleyball is the girls on your club team are the girls you want your daughter to be around two to four times per week. If you are one of the fortunate ones that actually get to play collegiate volleyball, then do this: Utilize the sport of volleyball to get into a school that you would not normally get into and earn your college degree.
Coach ~ 33 years of basketball and volleyball coaching experience working with 75 teams in 26 states and 13 countries . 24 head coach positions, 41 assistant coach positions, and 12 athletic administration positions held . Current won-loss record of 1349 wins against 800 losses for a winning percentage of .627 . 9 1st place, 14 2nd place, and 13 3rd place finishes in league play. 7 undefeated league seasons . 33 playoff appearances . 22 wins against 16 losses for a winning percentage of .578 in championship games or matches
Corporate ~ Boys & Girls Club Of Fullerton Athletic Director . Mack Calvin Basketball Camps Camp Director . Anaheim Angels Ticket Taker . Orange Unified School District Educator (Freshman Physical Education . Sophomore Health . Junior American Literature . Senior British Literature) . Verizon Wireless Call Center Associate Manager . Pro-Tek Enterprises Grant Writer . Union Bank Of California Online Banking E-mail Coordinator . Creative Image Management Transportation Services . ILH Site Manager . i9 Sports Honolulu Youth Football & Basketball Site Manager .
Education ~ St. Theresa School . St. Joseph School . Damien Memorial High School Diploma . Marymount College Associate Arts Liberal Arts Degree . California State University, Fullerton Bachelor Arts Communications Degree . University Of London Master Arts American Literature Degree . University Of London Master Arts British Commonwealth Literature Degree
Certifications ~ Marymount College Leadership Retreat, California State University, Fullerton Student Leadership Institute . The Global Environmental Facility Small Grant Program by The Palau Conservation Society . The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement by The Government of Palau . Expert Rating Global Personal Trainer Certification ID 2490874 . 72 LinkedIn Credentials .
Affiliations ~ MCPV Publications Committee . MCPV Peer Counseling . MCPV Admissions Office Recruiter . CSUF Society Of Professional Journalists . Association Of Boys & Girls Club Professionals . Southern California Municipal Athletic Federation . Southern California Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association . National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association .
Volunteerism ~ In The Streets Poverty Alleviation Facilitator . Family Promise Of Hawaii Poverty Alleviation Facilitator . Hawaii Ocean Expo Health .
Awards ~ West Oahu Employment Corporation Scholarship . Elan Award .
Publications ~ The Mariner Newspaper . Le'Espoire Yearbook .