Extracurricular Activities

Golden Valley takes pride in its extracurricular programs. From Ukulele Club and creative writing to basketball, volleyball and tennis, GV students have a wide range of activities to choose from. New programs are added based on student and parent interest.

  • Basketball +


    basketball03Grades: Boys and Girls in 6,7,8th grades, 2 teams each.

    Must keep a certain GPA average to play.

    Basketball begins to take shape in October with student registration and parents meeting. The coaches and athletic director speak to the player’s parents about expectations, goals, and the schedule.

    Practice: Begins in November. Practice takes place at the Orchard school MP room. Monday and Wednesday 3:30-5 PM for girls

    Tuesday 3:30 pm-5 Thursday 1 PM- 2:30 boys. The boys coach can opt out of the Thursday practice and hold practice Friday 3:30- 5 PM instead.

    Games: Held at Sacramento Waldorf School on Saturdays and start right after Winter break. The season ends the week of February break with a players’ tournament at Sacramento Waldorf School.

    End of season: at the end of the season there is an alumni basketball game for current and passed players held at Sacramento Waldorf School.

    Uniforms: Each player will get a uniform at the beginning of the season and return it after the alumni basketball game.

    Fees: $100 per player

    Head Coaches

    Boys Basketball:

    Girls Basketball: Anna Rainville

    Basketball Registration Form (PDF)

    Basketball Rules & Regulations (PDF)

    Sports Activity Waiver (PDF)

  • Cross Country +

    Cross Country

    Grades: 6,7,8th grades boys and girls 1 co-ed team. Competition is girls vs girls. Boys vs boys

    Must keep a certain GPA average to practice and compete

    Practice: Monday and Wednesday 7:30 AM- 8 AM River Staff parking lot. Students run 2 miles +- per practice.

    Meets: Held on Saturdays within the greater Sacramento area

    Uniforms: will happen!

    Fees: $100 per player



  • Volleyball +


    volleyball02Grades: 6,7,8th grade girls 4 teams (or less depending on amount of players)

    Must keep a certain GPA to play

    Volleyball is run through OV Parks and Rec but we hire our own coaches. The coaches often offer an open gym throughout the summer. Practice begins right as school starts.

    Please come in to the office to fill out a release of liability form. This form is required before your daughter will be allowed to practice. Registration is through Orangevale Parks and Recreation. Please visit them to fill out registration paperwork and pay the fee.

    Practice: Our first practices will be all inclusive and on Tuesday 8-29 and Wednesday 8-30, from 3:45-5:15, on the black top at the River School. Regular practices will begin the week of September 4th. Coaches will communicate which team practices when. Teams are formed by age and skill level not by class. No tryouts.

    Games: Held at La Sierra Community Center. OV Parks and Rec sets the game schedule and give it to the athletic director and coaches.

    End of the season: Coaches hold their end of season party in October

    Uniforms: OV Parks and Rec supplies a T-shirt and parents purchase shorts and knee pads.

    Fees: $105 per player

    Volleyball Form


  • Juggling Club +

    Juggling Club

    Promoting artistic healthy and skillful movement activities appropriately to students who are interested in developing those skills.

    Ages: 10 years old and up max 25 students

    Club Meets: Fridays 3:30Pm- 5 PM River MP Room starts September – end of school year. Will not be held during holidays.

    Fee: $25

    Instructor: Zachary Phillips


  • Ukulele Club +

    Ukulele Club

    ukuleleTo learn how to play the Ukulele and perform.

    Grades: 3-8th (beginner, intermediate, and advanced groups formed)

    Ukulele Club (Beginning) – Learn and practice beginning ukulele skills

    • Strumming 
    • Basic Chords
    • Playing familiar songs
    • Thursdays from 12:55-1:25 pm

    Ukulele Club (Intermediate) – For members who have mastered the beginning skill set

    •  Play songs: folk, blues, rock, pop, and classical
    •  Learn new chords and techniques
    •  Learn fingerpicking and how to read tabs
    •  Sing, if you like
    •  Thursdays from 12:55-1:25 pm

    Fee: None

    Location: Golden Valley Orchard School, 6550 Filbert Avenue, Orangevale



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