Club V Premiere

Club V Premiere

The SELECT Program (ages: U12 – U18)

Teams: 1-4 Select teams in each age group (depending on athletes’ skill level & athleticism within the age group)

Players per team: 9-11 players on each team (goal is 10 to make practices competitive yet not too many to limit playtime)

Practices: 3 x per week; 2 hours on court and 1 hour of strength & conditioning/sports psychology/character training

Base Cost: $2,200 (Black & Red includes assistant coaches) $2,000 (White & Grey) for the season (December 1st – April 2017)

*12’s Select base cost will be $2,000.   

Tournaments:  UCVA Power League + 2 Junior National Qualifiers (JNQ)

Uniforms:  2 Jerseys, 1 Spandex, Warm ups (top & bottom), bag, 3 practice t’s, swing shirt

Travel Cost: $275 per JNQ (this fee does not cover players travel or hotel – this is to cover the tournament fee and coaches travel and accommodations) 

Nationals:  “Black” teams are required to attend either AAU or USAV Nationals.  Red, White, & Grey teams will attend if they qualify or as a team vote to go.  U12-U14 Black Teams is also a team decision. 

  

Team Overview

*Recommended for players who desire to play collegiate volleyball*

These teams are nationally competitive and operate according to the rules of performance-based playing time. The “Performance-Based” coaching guideline requires that players be fully committed to attending all practices and tournaments while adhering to all team and club rules. The athlete's’ performance and attitude on and off the court will determine their play time in tournaments.  The evaluation of player performance for the determination of playing time, as well as team strategy decisions, is entirely up to the discretion of the coaching staff. These guidelines are used to keep teams nationally competitive and to achieve team goals. Coaches will provide a fair and impartial environment for each player to earn playing time. Coaches will not discuss playing time as it relates to other players, and will not discuss strategy and techniques with any parent or player.  Players must be committed to attending ALL practices, ALL 5 Power League tournaments, and ALL out of state tournaments that have been decided by the team at the parent meeting.

 

National Tournaments

Select Teams are required to attend 2 national tournaments (17’s & 18’s will attend 2 JNQ’s and either Triple Crown in SLC or the Las Vegas Classic).  The top team (Black) of each age group will participate in the Triple Crown in Salt Lake City in February.  Teams in the 18’s and 17’s age group that are not attending the Triple Crown, will be headed to the Las Vegas Classic over the same weekend.   Teams may decide to travel to more than they’re required, however, it must be decided at the beginning of the year and done by a unanimous vote.  Select Teams will be attending 2 of the following tournaments:

 

  • Colorado Crossroads (Denver, CO) - Stay and Play
  • Las Vegas Classic (Las Vegas, NV) - 17’s & 18’s Only
  • Southern California Qualifier (Las Vegas, NV)
  • Far Westerns National Qualifier (Reno, NV)

 

  • Nationals (Indianapolis, IN/Orlando, FL) – Black Teams required to attend

 

Tryout Format

Tryouts for Select Teams will be done in two steps.  First, after the 2 day tryout, players will be asked to join the Select Program.  Second, players will then practice altogether starting Monday, November 14th.  They will practice and compete for 2 hours MWF that week, and the following Monday and Tuesday of the next week. Teams will then be posted that following Wednesday, November 23rd.  We will then break for Thanksgiving and have our final parent meeting to decide travel tournaments on November 28th. Official team practices will start on November 28th.   

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What if I don’t make the first Select Cut?

You will come back on Wednesday and Thursday for the Elite, Comp, & club tryouts.  This will not cost you another tryout fee.

  1. I am not sure if I should try out for the Select Program because I don’t know where I compare competitively.

Try out anyways!  There is no harm in trying out and trying to make the most competitive team possible.  Athletes that make Select Teams have a solid skill base and high athletic abilities.

  1. I can’t commit to 3 x week practice but I want to play for a SELECT team.

Unfortunately, SELECT TEAMS are reserved for the most skilled, athletic and committed players.  Thus, you will be placed on an Elite team to accommodate your schedule.

  1. When would we practice?

Either a Monday/Wednesday/Friday or Tuesday/Thursday/Friday practice schedule.

*If Friday’s are unavailable, then practices will be held early Saturday mornings.

The ELITE Program (ages: U12 – U18)

Teams: 1-6 Elite teams in each age group (depending on athletes’ skill level & athleticism within the age group)

Players per team: 9-11 players on each team (goal is 10 to make practices competitive yet not too many to limit playtime)

Practices: 2 x per week; 2 hours on court and 1 hour of strength & conditioning/sports psychology/character training

Base Cost: $1,700 for the season (December 1st – April 2017) 

Tournaments:  1 & 2 Elite Teams 5 AAU Tournaments + 1 Junior National Qualifier (JNQ)

Uniforms:  2 Jerseys, 1 Spandex, Warm ups (top & bottom), bag, 2 practice t’s, swing shirt

Travel Cost: $275 per JNQ  (this fee does not cover players travel or hotel – this is to cover the tournament fee and coaches travel and accommodations) 

 

Team Overview

*Recommended for players who desire to play collegiate or high school varsity volleyball*

These teams are regionally competitive and operate according to the rules of performance-based playing time. The “Performance-Based” coaching guideline requires that players be fully committed to attending all practices and tournaments while adhering to all team and club rules. The athletes’ performance and attitude on and off the court will determine their play time in tournaments.  The evaluation of player performance for the determination of playing time, as well as team strategy decisions, is entirely up to the discretion of the coaching staff. These guidelines are used to keep teams nationally competitive and to achieve team goals. Coaches will provide a fair and impartial environment for each player to earn playing time. Coaches will not discuss playing time as it relates to other players, and will not discuss strategy and techniques with any parent or player.  Players must be committed to attending ALL practices, ALL 5 Power League tournaments, and ALL out of state tournaments that have been decided by the team at the parent meeting.

 

National Tournaments

Each elite team will be required to travel to at least one National Tournament/Qualifier. Teams may decide to travel to more than they’re required, however, it must be decided at the beginning of the year and done by a unanimous vote.  Elite Teams will be attending 1 of the following tournaments:

 

  • Colorado Crossroads (Denver, CO) - Stay and Play
  • Las Vegas Classic (Las Vegas, NV) - 17’s & 18’s Only
  • Southern California Qualifier (Las Vegas, NV)
  • Far Westerns National Qualifier (Reno, NV)

 

Tryouts

Teams will be finalized for the Elite Teams right after the 2 day tryout.  Players trying out for Elite Teams who do not make an Elite Team can be placed on a Comp Team.  Team practices will begin on November 28th.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What if I don’t make an Elite Team?

You will be placed on a Comp team, depending on skill, athleticism, and commitment.

  1. I am not sure if I should try out for the Elite Program because I don’t know where I compare competitively.

Try out anyways!  There is no harm in trying out and trying to make the most competitive team possible.

  1. I want to play on an Elite Team but I don’t want to travel.

Unfortunately, ELITE TEAMS are required to travel to at least one out of state tournament.  Thus, you will be placed on a comp team to accommodate your needs.

  1. Why do we have to travel?

By competing against different clubs from different states, it exposes athletes to an entirely new level of volleyball which helps them to develop faster and compete at higher, more competitive levels.

  1. When would we practice?

Either a Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday AND one Friday night a month for Friday Night Lights. 

The COMP Program (ages: U12 – U16)

Teams: 1-3 Comp teams in each age group (depending on athletes’ skill level & athleticism within the age group)

Players per team: 9-11 players on each team (goal is 10 to make practices competitive yet not too many to limit playtime)

Practices: 2 x per week; 2 hours on court and 1 hour of strength & conditioning/sports psychology/character training

Base Cost: $1,450 for the season (December 1st – April 2017) 

Tournaments:  5 AAU Tournaments

Uniforms:  2 Jerseys, 1 Spandex, Warm ups (hoodie & pants), bag, 2 practice t’s, swing shirt

 

Team Overview

*Recommended for players who desire to participate in High School and Junior High School volleyball*

Competitive Development teams emphasize learning before winning.  Playing time and position are balanced between each player’s need to learn a skill or position and that player’s ability to contribute to winning.  This allows for every player to play part of every match, although play time is not equally distributed.  Strong competition provides the context for players to learn and develop.

Competitive Development teams will lose more matches than Performance Based teams primarily because they are designed to emphasize development of players rather than emphasizing only winning.  However, coaches will balance player’s strengths and weaknesses for the team to have a stable level of performance.  Thus, playing time is not equally distributed. The competitive development coaching strategy enables us to give play time to players who, if managed under the performance-based guidelines used by Select and Elite Teams, would not play in many matches.

Competitive development teams play a less demanding schedule to allow players to participate in school activities.  Players who show a poor attendance record to practices should only expect to play in positions with an amount of playing time that benefits the team, not the individual.  These teams will play in the AAU Open League and play in 6 Tournaments.

 

Tryouts

Teams will be finalized for Comp Teams right after the 2 day tryout.  Players trying out for Elite Teams who do not make an Elite Team can be placed on a Comp Team.  Team practices will begin on December 1st.  

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What if I don’t make a Comp Team?

You will be placed on a club team, depending on skill, athleticism, and commitment.

  1. I am not sure if I should try out for the Comp Program because I don’t know where I compare competitively.

Try out anyways!  There is no harm in trying out and trying to make the most competitive team possible.

  1. What are some of the qualifications to making a Comp Team compared to a Club Team?

At all levels, we always focus on skill development.  However, Comp Teams require that certain skills be mastered in order to make teams competitive against other clubs.  For an exact list of required skills, please take a look at the skills being taught at the Club Program level.  An athlete’s ability to make a Premiere Team is dependent on their ability to execute those skills in a competitive setting.    

  1. When would we practice?

Either a Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday.

The Club Program (ages: U12 – U15)

Teams: 1-3 Elite teams in each age group (depending on athletes’ skill level & athleticism within the age group)

Players per team: 9-11 players on each team (goal is 10 to make practices competitive yet not too many to limit playtime)

Practices: 2 x per week; 2 hours on court and 1 hour of strength & conditioning/sports psychology/character training

Base Cost: $1,000 for the season (December 1st – April 2017) 

Tournaments:  5 AAU Tournaments

Uniforms:  2 Jerseys, 1 Spandex, bag, 2 practice t’s, swing shirt

 

Team Overview

*Recommended for players who desire to participate on a team who have graduated the Academy*

Club Development teams emphasize learning before winning.  Playing time and position are balanced between each player’s need to learn a skill or position and that player’s ability to contribute to winning.  This allows for every player to play part of every match, although play time is not equally distributed.  Strong competition provides the context for players to learn and develop.

 

Club Development teams will lose more matches than Performance Based teams primarily because they are designed to emphasize development of players rather than emphasizing only winning.  However, coaches will balance player’s strengths and weaknesses for the team to have a stable level of performance.  Thus, playing time is not equally distributed. The competitive development coaching strategy enables us to give play time to players who, if managed under the performance-based guidelines used by Select and Elite Teams, would not play in many matches.

Competitive development teams play a less demanding schedule to allow players to participate in school activities.  Players who show a poor attendance record to practices should only expect to play in positions with an amount of playing time that benefits the team, not the individual.  These teams will play in the AAU Open League and play in 6 Tournaments.

 

Tryouts

Teams will be finalized for Club Teams right after the 2 day tryout.  Players trying out for Comp Teams who do not make an Comp Team can be placed on a Club Team.  Official team practices will begin November 28th.  

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What if I don’t make a Club Team?

You will be placed in the Club V Academy according to the level of your ability to continue working on developing skills.

  1. I am not sure if I should try out for the Club Program because I don’t know where I compare competitively.

Try out anyways!  There is no harm in trying out and trying to make the most competitive team possible.

  1. What are some of the qualifications to making a Club Team compared to the Club V Academy?

At all levels, we always focus on skill development.  However, Club Teams require that certain skills be mastered in order to make teams competitive against other clubs.  For an exact list of required skills, please take a look at the skills being taught at the Club V Academy at each level.  An athlete’s ability to make a Premiere Team is dependent on their ability to execute those skills in a competitive setting.    

  1. When would we practice?

Either a Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday.