We are excited to announce our plan for the 2020-2021 season, including:
A brand new local tournament series
Three program options with different levels of commitment (Regional, Club, & Open teams)
A new Athlete Mentality program partnership with @vbmindsetter
Enhanced strength and conditioning program with Upper Deck Fitness
Missed the Girls Virtual Open House?
Don't worry - we've got you covered!
This year's virtual Open House was different from previous years. In order to create a unique experience and share as much detail as possible, we created and premiered five videos outlining important information about our club and the upcoming season. Check them out on our Youtube Channel.
Team Info & Schedules
Practice times. Head Coaches. Tournament Schedules.
The information you need for every Girls Club team this season.
Tryout registration will CLOSE on Friday, November 6th to ensure we have ample time to plan and run a safe tryout.
Key Dates to mark in your calendar:
Wednesday, Oct 14: Tryout Registration Opens
Friday, Oct 30: Early Bird Tryout Registration ENDS (tryout fee goes up to $60)
Saturday, Oct 31: USA Volleyball memberships from last season expire on 10/31/2020 - you must renew before tryouts!
Sunday, Nov 1 at 7:00PM: NEVBC Girls Club Virtual Open House - If you missed Open House, check out the videos we aired at the virtual event on our Youtube Channel!
Friday, Nov 6: Tryout Registration CLOSES
Monday, Nov 9: Tryouts begin (exact dates and times for each group can be found here)
Monday, November 30: First day of Girls Club & Open teams practice!
Sunday, December 6: First day of Girls Regional teams practice!
Girls Club Team Programs
Below is an overview of our Girls club team offerings for the 2020-2021 season, from lowest commitment level to highest commitment level (Regional Teams U12-U18 > Club Teams U12-U17 > Open Teams U14-U18).
*NEW* Regional U12-U18 Teams
New this Winter is our Regional Team program, which will allow more opportunities for athletes to play club this winter. With reduced costs, only 1x weekend practice per week, and local competition/in-house tournaments, our Regional Team program for Grades 5-12 is an ideal continuation of your middle school or high school volleyball season and could be a pathway onto a Club team program in future seasons. This program requires a higher level of commitment than our classes and clinics (1x/weekly practice and 5 local tournament over a 20 week season), but still allows a lot of flexibility for multi-sport athletes. Coaches will emphasize building effective training habits and fundamental skills, 6 v. 6 gameplay, and having FUN through competition.
Athletes who want to play on our Regional teams should NOT attend Open and Club team tryouts, but should instead attend Regional Team Tryouts.
Program Cost: $1,350 for U14-U18 / $1,250 for U12 team (no travel fee)
Season Dates: Dec 2020 - May 2021
U12 CLUB Team
The U12 Club Team program for Grades 5-6 includes 2 practices per week run by a NEVBC Head Coach. We are planning a competitive tournament schedule with limited travel within our region. With reduced costs and fewer practices per week than our U14-U18 teams, our U12 team program is an ideal stepping stone into club volleyball. This program requires a higher level of commitment than our developmental classes and Fall Club (2x/weekly practice), but still allows flexibility for multi-sport athletes. Coaches will emphasize building effective training habits, modified gameplay, and having FUN through competition.
U12 Program Cost: $2,975 (no travel fee)
Season Dates: Nov 2020 - May 2021
U13 - U17 CLUB Teams
(previously called "2s" and "3s" teams)
The U13-U17 Club Team program for Grades 7-12 includes 2 practices per week run by a NEVBC Head Coach, as well as a Compete Day, for an extended Winter/Spring season. Many athletes from our U16-U17 Club teams are experienced Varsity level players or if they are less experienced, they will very likely have strong testing numbers (i.e., height, vertical jump/approach touch). Varsity volleyball experience is not required, especially for our younger club teams (U13-U15), but experience playing on a competitive team (school or club) is recommended. Some athletes from last year's U16-U17 Club level teams are actively looking at college volleyball opportunities as well. Based on feedback from previous seasons, we have also added:
*NEW* Compete Day training session on Saturdays where Club teams will play against other NEVBC teams in their cohort
Hudl video accounts for all Club teams
2 weekly volleyball-specific strength & conditioning sessions with Upper Deck Fitness using their #eyesonyou livestream workout platform, allowing athletes the flexibility to work out with their team from home on off days
Competitive tournament schedule with limited travel within our region
Extended 25 week club season (up from 22 weeks last year)
For our Club teams, there will be an emphasis on continuing to build a strong foundation of technical skills, developing high IQ volleyball athletes, and learning to compete at a high level. This program requires a high level of commitment, as athletes will be expected to attend practices 3x weekly and weekend tournaments. Our Club teams will usually play in the Club or USA divisions at travel tournaments.
Program Cost: $3,975 (no travel fee)
Season Dates: Nov 2020 - May 2021
U14 - U18 OPEN Teams
(previously called "1s" teams)
These are our highest level teams. Our Open Team program offers athletes in Grades 8-12 more opportunities to train with 3 training sessions per week (2 longer team practices and 1 Compete Day where teams will play matches against other NEVBC teams in their cohort), a volleyball-specific strength and conditioning program in partnership with Upper Deck Fitness which includes 1 team lift in our onsite weight room and one virtual workout using their #eyesonyou livestream workout platform, allowing athletes the flexibility to work out with their team from home on off days.
Our tournament schedule will include the strongest competition from our region, although for safety reasons, our travel will be limited this year to within the region (teams will play in the Open division whenever possible). Team rosters will be kept small to increase each athlete's game experience, so this program requires the highest level of commitment.**
Program Cost: $5,075 (no travel fee)
Season Dates: Nov 2020 - May 2021
**It is extremely challenging for our Club and Open team athletes to play on other travel teams or winter/spring high school sports with the level of commitment expected. Any athletes who are considering a second sport should consult with the directors before making the commitment to a Club or Open team. The expectation is that club volleyball commitments, especially tournaments, will be prioritized over winter or spring high school sports, and we will ask you to work with your high school coach to ensure your commitment can be met.
Girls Club - Payment Plans & Cancellation Policy
Payment Plan Options
1. Five monthly installments - Please note that these dates and installment amounts align with our COVID-19 Season Cancellation checkpoints below.
2. 100% paid upfront (due in November)
COVID-19 Season Cancellation Policy
Knowing that another COVID-19 outbreak is a possibility, we created a formal policy to protect your investment in club volleyball. If the season is fully cancelled due to another shutdown, we would implement the following policy to determine non-refundable tuition and refund amounts.
If the season continues with restrictions that do not affect our ability to train, this will not apply.
50% off second sibling club tuition and 25% off third sibling club tuition
Practice Player Discount
30% off club tuition (includes all team practices, team workouts, & Ren warm-up gear / does not include Compete Day, game uniforms or tournament play)