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Middle school volleyball tryouts will be held in late August through early September for boys and girls in grades 6 through 8.
Middle school volleyball tryouts will be held in late August through early September for boys and girls in grades 6 through 8.
Tryout times are posted at the bottom of this article.
Tryout times are posted at the bottom of this article.

Middle School Volleyball returns this Fall

Friday, August 15th, 2014
Issue 33, Volume 18.
JP Raineri
Staff Writer / Multimedia Editor

As school gets back into session, sports parents are sure to be excited to get their kids off the couch and back into the swing of things when it comes to workouts, practices and games for the fall sports their children play.

One sport in particular that has been making waves in our area is Volleyball at the middle school level, "Which is not just for girls anymore," said Christina Pulver, Director of the Forza for All Middle School League.

"Boys Volleyball made some heads turn at the High School level here locally last season and we had been getting a great response from parents when we made mention of starting a division for boys last season and now we are packed with them at our open gym sessions," Christina said.

Christina has been the Director of the Middle School Volleyball leagues here in the valley for the past three years which were formerly ran through Club West, but has since been purchased by another local club over the past year.

"This year we will have a new look and club to bring to the table, but we still plan to bring the same commitment to the program that has been there in the year’s past," Christina added.

Christina is taking the program she has been running for the past three years to Forza1 Volleyball, which is brand new to the area and being ran by Dana Burkholder, a former USA Volleyball team member and NCAA Final Four participant as well as a 2x First Team All-American setter for the University of Arizona from 1998-2001.

"We are excited to have her on board at Forza1 and our staff is looking forward to providing students with the opportunity to play for their school again this year," said Burkholder "We will have boys and girls teams at each school and just watch, boys volleyball will be the next up and coming sport here in the valley, especially with school’s like Vista Murrieta High School having their first Boys team ever under the direction of Kristen Cooke and Ed Tatiano."

"Many of our coaches for the upcoming 2014 Fall Season coached for the Middle School League last year and we will have some new coaches on board as well and of course if anyone is interested in coaching, please contact

Forza for All will host the Middle School League at the Courthouse facility which is a two court facility with an air-conditioned lobby and viewing area inside the gym so parents can easily watch and enjoy practices. The Courthouse is located at 26067 Jefferson Avenue, Murrieta, CA 92562.

Girls Tryouts for TVUSD will be located at the Jefferson location:

  • Bella Vista Middle School: Monday, August 18 from 4:30pm-6:30pm

  • James L Day Middle School: Monday, August 18 from 7:00pm-8:30pm

  • Margarita Middle School: Wednesday, August 20 from 4:00pm-5:30pm

  • Temecula Middle School: Thursday, August 21 from 6:00pm-7:30pm

  • Vail Ranch Middle School: Thursday, August 21 from 7:45pm-9:15pm

  • E.S. Gardner Middle School: Saturday, August 23-from 1:00pm-2:30pm

Girls Tryouts for Murrieta Middle Schools:

  • Dorothy McElhinney Middle School: Tuesday, August 19th from 3:30-5:30 (inside the school gym)

  • Shivela: Wednesday, August 27th from 4:00pm-5:30pm at Jefferson location

  • Thompson: Monday, August 25th from 5:00pm-6:30pm at Jefferson location

  • Warm Springs: Thursday, August 28th from 6:00pm-7:30pm at Jefferson location

Boys Tryouts for TVUSD: September 3rd, 4:00pm-6:00pm at Jefferson location:

Boys Tryouts for MVUSD:

  • September 3rd, 4:00-6:00pm at Jefferson location.

*Makeup Date: August 23rd from 3:00-4:30pm at the Jefferson location.

For more information visit Forza 1 Volleyball online at



Comment Profile ImageMike Caldera
Comment #1 | Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 6:28 pm
Great job Chistina! Keep up the good work!
Comment Profile ImageLeon Harris
Comment #2 | Saturday, Aug 16, 2014 at 7:04 am
Christina ran a great program last year and we are looking forward to another Colts victory.
Comment Profile ImageHeather
Comment #3 | Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 at 2:07 pm
Well volleyball I played 4 years in college and it's a great sport if you have great coaches. For me the 2014 was new to my 6 th grader and has been a nightmare in h.... Coaches not being hard enough. Coaches making 2 hr practices on Fridays 7 pm to 9 pm and Saturdays ruined also cos they make girls jv1 wait til 3 pm to play first game the second at 5 pm. Total h...... Also coaches not even showing up for their teams kids and sending a newby in to teach and has no idea that only 6 girls showed up for practice and when games are to be played they throw in these kids that make no effort to show up to practice and team looses. I don't recommend forza volleyball cos they take 149 for a jersey shirt and .... training. Not worth it if time is valuable cos they don't care it's all about collecting the money. If you have a middle schooler don't try this because it's hard late Friday's and late Saturday stuff ruins day for kids. Early morning games and kids can go home and have a life. Wow I'm sorry but Forza 1 took fun out of volleyball and also to make another complain kids gotta hit ball with open hand no more underhand. So if you can't serve your ,,,,, out of luck and there goes game. Thanks for listening. Cos none of this is a lie
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Comment Profile ImageV H
Comment #4 | Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 at 9:07 pm
People not showing up to practices or games and not being there for their teem mates. Parents calling coaches and saying there kids are sick when the kids are having parties and not caring about a team they signed up for. It's just not a fun game if parents can't get heir kids to a game they signed up for. I believe some parents called in saying their daughter was sick and when I came home she was having a pool party. Thanks a lot jv1 parents for not being responsible.

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