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San Diego City Starlings


Every Tuesday and Thursday starting on March 6th, from  6pm-7:45pm in Harry West Gym across from SDHS or in SDHS Gym.

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.


Irene Mello

San Diego City Starlings Director

Phone: Office: 619-388-3923 Cell: 519-572-8382


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.


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.