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The 18th season of Encinal School 4th and 5th grade girls’ volleyball is here! The girls will be playing in the Menlo Park Recreation League competing against other area schools. All Encinal teams will be comprised of Encinal 4th and 5th grade girls and with balanced skill and experience levels. All coaches are parent or teacher volunteers.

Games will be on Thursday. The game schedule will be determined by mid-September as it depends on the number of teams in the league. Games begin week of September 12th and will end around November 14th. Last year, game start times ranged from 3:40 pm to 5:30 pm. Players need to arrive 20 minutes before start time to warm up. Games are held at the Menlo Park Arrillaga Family Gymnasium at Burgess Park.

Teams will practice two times each week (depending on coach availability) in addition to the game. The teams will be practicing sometime Sunday as well as Monday or Friday, depending on the team. Please STATE ANY PRACTICE TIME CONFLICTS on your registration. We do our best to accommodate requests, but is not guaranteed. We expect practices to begin in September prior to the first game. All practices will be held in the Encinal Large Multipurpose Room.

Mandatory Player evaluation for all players will be held on September 3, 2019 from 3:30 to 5:00 pm in the Encinal Large Multipurpose Room. Both new and returning players should attend. The open gym is organized to begin teaching basic volleyball skills and to help in team placement so all Encinal teams have players with similar skill levels. Everyone will make a team.

As a group, we will attend a Stanford Women’s Volleyball home game in the fall. The date will be determined later.

The cost for the season will be $120.00. This fee covers the cost of the Burgess Registration fee, PTO expenses, uniform shirt, ticket to a Stanford game and equipment. We are asking that each player supply her own knee pads to ensure the proper sizing and comfort. If for some reason this is not possible, the program will have extra knee pads.

Scholarships are available. Please contact the athletic administrator at

Sign ups must be received by September 1, 2019 11:59pm. All registrations are timestamped. In the event we do not have enough coaches, players will be placed on a wait list (by registration time) until a space becomes available. A waitlist will begin after registration closes, if anyone drops out, openings will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Volunteers are needed to support the teams and make the program viable. Coaches are parent volunteers. Please note on your registration if you can help coach or contact athletic administrator directly at There will be a coaches training prior to start of the season.

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