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San Diego City Starlings

San Diego City

Welcome to the San Diego City Starlings site.  Here you will find information about our season, Tournament Schedules and Coach Communications. Visit often to stay up to date on upcoming tournaments, practice and events.

Mission

To provide the equal opportunity for girls from diverse, lower, socioeconomic environments to train and compete at USA Volleyball's Junior Olympic level; to encourage teamwork, health, positive life skills and academic achievement; to establish member clubs throughout the nation that are community-based and self-sustaining.


History

San Diego Starlings is the largest Junior Volleyball Club in the nation.  We began with a single  inner-city team in 1996. Starlings now serve over 2,500 girls in 38 clubs across the nations. 
    
The guiding concept has been to provide an opportunity for girls (ages 10 to 18) to participate regardless of socioeconomic background. Club dues are a fraction of most Junior Club costs and no girl is turned away because of inability to pay.

The Starlings philosophy is a holistic one: competition is good but sports should also be fun. Finally, an athlete should seek to develop all her talents, and, for this reason, we proudly promote our annual Literary/Art Contest. 

Since its inception, over 200 girls have received collegiate volleyball scholarships.


Parent Notes

Parents,

Please bring the items your Starlings player was assigned to the practice on Thursday, May 5 even if your daughter is not participating on Saturday we appreciate your help and support.  This is a critical opportunity for San Diego City Starlings to raise funds to help keep dues low in cost each season. 

Parents please let us know if you are able to volunteer all Day 7a.m. to 4:30p.m. so we can add your name to the preferred parking list.   

Tomorrow Thursday:

- Bring your assigned concession items to practice

- Bring WHITE t-shirt to decorate

Saturday:

7a.m. Girls gather supplies from Harry West Gym and begin to set up concession stand.

4:30p.m.  - ALL San Diego City Starlings help clean up field and Gym.  

Thanks to everyone!!!

Project Edeline - How Can I Help?

Dear Starling and Parents:
Starlings Volleyball Club has been involved in raising funds for Haiti since the devastating earthquake hit on January 12, 2010.  This year the same goal applies throughout the United States and Mexico teams are raising funds to continue to help so many people who were affected by the earthquake. 
In the spirit of this effort Starlings Volleyball Club is sponsoring a literary/art contest that each of our team members can participate in.  The really exciting part is that the winner receives $1000 cash to be put towards college.  The theme of the contest is “Project Edeline – How Can I Help”.
 
For more details please log on to:
http://starlings.org/project-edeline-to-launch-with-starlings-too/
 
Our Coaches would like for each of our girls to participate.  There is no cost to enter the contest only the chance to win $1000!
Please let us know if you have any questions.

Youth Without Borders was established in 2005 through the vision of its founder, Byron Shewman.
The concept was the result of a sports outreach effort for poor children of Tijuana, implemented by Starlings Volleyball Clubs, USA ─ a national program also founded in 1996 in San Diego and currently directed by Shewman.
The across-the-border sports development activities led Shewman to recognize the tremendous needs of families living in the poorer colonias of Baja California and create Youth Without Borders to address those challenges.
Since its inception, Youth Without Borders has realized donations, funding and resources for impoverished families and communities in Tijuana including:

  • Over 500 computers donated to schools and orphanages.
  • Financial support for several children’s surgeries and other medical care.
  • Gymnasium flooring valued over $500,000 donated to community sports centers.
  • Hundreds of sports balls (soccer, basketball, volleyball), uniforms, nets and other sports equipment donated to schools.
  • Over 5,000 pounds of food supplies donated to local Tijuana organizations, such as La Casa de los Pobres, that serve the poor.
  • Medical supplies and equipment donated to such institutions as Hospital Infantil de las Californias and the medical clinic at La Casa de los Pobres.
  • Educational equipment and materials (microscopes, art supplies, sewing machines, hand tools) donated to several schools.
  • Funding for inscription, uniforms, and school supplies for over 30 children.
  • Creation and funding of a sexual abuse prevention/treatment program in several orphanages in Tijuana.