RISE VOLLEYBALL ACADEMY

TEAM PROGRAM

Our Team Program runs from November through the first part of May each year. We hold two rounds of tryouts to select players for our teams:

Summer Tryouts

Held in the second half of July, Summer Tryouts are only for our National & Regional levels.  Tryouts at this time allow families to start paying on the season earlier, spreading out the cost over a greater period of time.

Fall Tryouts

Held the first week of November, Fall Tryouts are for all three levels of our Team Program.

TEAM LEVELS

NATIONAL

Est. Cost: $3500*
Season: Mid Nov-Early May
Practices: 3 per week
Tournaments: 2-3 National Tournaments
League: Local Power League

REGIONAL

Est. Cost: $2000*
Season: Mid Nov-Early May
Practices: 2 per week
Tournaments: 3 Regional Tournaments
League: Local Power League

LOCAL

Est. Cost: $600 (14s) $800 (16s)*
Season: January-Early May
Practices: 2 per week
League: Local Power League

* Estimated costs include all costs for the athelte for the entire season except for food costs at tournaments.

All team members will be responsible for fundraising $175 during the season using one of our two fundraising options.

Team members can choose to pay this amount in addition to their dues rather than fundraise.

Any amount raised over the $175 will be applied to the athelte’s balance for the season.

TRYOUTS

FIND MONTH AND YEAR OF BIRTH IN TABLE BELOW TO DETERMINE AGE GROUP FOR TRYOUTS

YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THE YOUNGEST AGE GROUP YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR

YOU ONLY NEED TO ATTEND ONE OF THE TWO DAYS LISTED.  

WE DO RECOMMEND ATTENDING BOTH IF YOU CAN THOUGH!

15u SUMMER TRYOUTS

5:00-7:00pm
JULY 20 & 25
  • Born on or after September 1, 2002
REGISTER

17/18u SUMMER TRYOUTS

7:30-9:30pm
JULY 20 & 25
  • Born on or after September 1, 2000
REGISTER

WHY CHOOSE RISE?

MENTOR COACH SYSTEM

Director Loren Anderson is responsible for all training protocol. He implements training methods used by the U.S. National Team, Division 1 Colleges and the top club teams in the country and works with the team coaches to develop and implement our practice and training plan. The Mentor Coach System allows all players and coaches in our club to learn a consistent set of techniques, tactics, and terminologies that are used throughout the higher levels of our sport.

Practices are designed by the Mentor Coach (MC) with a specific focus on decision training, constraints based coaching, long term development, and purposeful play. This philosophy allows all club members to learn a foundational set of skills from footwork to decisions and everything in between. Players can build upon these skills, enabling them to increase their proficiency quickly and potentially play on different teams throughout the club or fill in for a player that may miss an event. This also means that our athletes master skills necessary for all positions on the court, allowing players to be proficient in more than one position.

This coaching structure has proven to be efficient and effective. Each team coach works closely with the Mentor Coach to provide feedback from practices and tournaments, including areas needing improvement. This interaction sets the direction for future practices.

With the Mentor Coach System, all of our athletes go through the same practice plans and get the same excellent level of training, no matter what team they are on.

DECISION TRAINING

DECISION TRAINING CREATES OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE ATHLETE TO COMBINE SKILL LEARNING WITH THE APPROPRIATE AWARENESS OF WHEN TO USE IT

Decision Training begins with a “hard-first” approach putting the “technique within tactics” demanding a higher cognitive effort right up front. The concept behind this is that the coach is not on the court with the player during competition, so the player must learn to rely on their own combination of skill and game awareness. Research from Joan Vickers and others shows that this provides a more lasting retention of knowledge, while more traditional bottom-up training with heavy coach feedback delivers a stronger short-term performance gain, but that success in practice does not often translate later in games. Practice and training need to mirror game situations as often and as completely as the real thing.