When is the Club Volleyball Season?
Club season starts with tryouts mid November immediately followed by the start of practices. The bulk of the competitive season runs January through end of April. If a team qualifies for the Girls’ Junior National Championships or attends another end-of-season tournament, their season could end in June.
How much time commitment is required for the club season?
Each team will practice twice per week. During the competitive season (January through June) club teams will play an average of 2-3 weekend tournaments per month. Club season ends in May/June depending on end-of-season tournaments. Teams will practice up until end of the season tournament.
What can my daughter expect in terms of playing time?
We believe actual games/tournament playing is imperative for the athletes to improve their individual skills, transition understanding, team communication and motivation and overall game strategy. With all of our athletes working and playing together, we leave no position or strategy gaps in the event some players are unable to attend a tournament. We aim to provide valuable competitive experiences to compete and succeed at the highest levels locally, nationally and for the athletes’ future volleyball endeavors.
How many players are on the team?
The teams will be made up of 9-10 players. This allows for considerable playing time for each athlete in tournaments and team coverage should a player be unable to attend a tournament.
What happens if my daughter doesn’t make the 2017-2018 team?
Skills can dramatically change year to year. Not making the team one year does not preclude athletes from trying out for a NFVBC team in the future. Similarly, if athletes choose to play for a different club, they are always welcome to come tryout for our club.
Will we allow an athlete to “play up” an age group?
Yes. This is determined primarily by the athlete’s skill level, among other attributes. If the athlete’s performance and skill level warrant a team position, we will allow a player to play up one age group. If an offer is made to the athlete, the athlete and her family will make the final decision if it is the best fit for them.