Club volleyball begins at the completion of the school volleyball season in late October – early November and can continue through the USA Volleyball Junior National Championships and/or the AAU Volleyball Championships in June-July.

Club volleyball is an opportunity to play volleyball outside of high school or middle school- sponsored activities. Families pay to join a volleyball club that arranges for team practices, coaches, uniforms, insurance, etc. so that the team plays against other clubs in tournaments. Usually a club will have a number of teams for different age groups and skill levels. A tryout is an assessment of the athlete’s ability and skill level, how well an athlete learns from instruction, and how well they play with others. Each club determines its own tournament and travel schedule; some travel a great deal while others stay more local.

How do I select a club?

Selecting a club is a family decision and takes some research. Each club is different in the way they run their organization and train their athletes.

Questions to Ask a Potential Club:

What is the club philosophy? Winning at all costs? Joy of the the game?  Long term development?

What is the tryout and commitment process at the club? Are they a no-cut club?

What is expected of coaches? What are the club coaches’ credentials?

Which age group teams are they fielding this season?

Can your child play other sports during the volleyball season?

When, where and how often are practices?

Will teams practice/play over the school holidays (Winter Break & Spring Break)?

How far will teams travel?

Cost? What will the expenses be for the season? Is it due up front? Is there a payment plan option?

How many players will be on each team?

What are the standards set for players in the club?

Will athletes be expected to fund-raise?

Spending time researching your options will help you have the best season possible.

Club Tryouts

Many of the local clubs hold Summer Tryouts and Fall Tryouts.  Summer Tryouts typically happen in July, while  Fall Tryouts are in late October or early November, after the school season is officially over.

Frequently Asked Questions
Can my child “play up” in an older age division?

Yes, if your child is selected to play on an older team, then they can “play up.”

What are the official Age Definitions?

The youngest age division a player can participate in is determined by their age on August 31 after the season has completed.  For instance, someone born on July 15, 2004 would be considered a 16u player for the 2019-2020 season, meaning the youngest age they can play is the 16s level.

My child is too old to play on 12’s, 14’s, 16’s, 18’s team. Can I get an Age Waiver?

Age waivers are only granted to players with developmental needs or their geographical location presents limited opportunity to play. Age waivers are very limited and must be submitted by the club director to the region.  Age waivered players cannot play at USA Volleyball National Qualifiers, and are typically limited to only Regional play.

How can I best prepare my child for tryouts?

Tryouts can be a very stressful experience as dozens of girls may be trying out for a place on a team. Our best advice is to have your child well fed and rested before tryouts begin. Get the necessary registration done at least a week before tryouts start so nobody is stressed the day of tryouts. If a club is hosting a Parent Meeting, try to attend and learn about the club before tryouts. Have your child talk to another club player (even just a year older) to get a feel for what tryouts will be like. Parents, you should talk to other parents as well. Focus on coming to tryouts with a positive attitude and having fun during the entire tryout. And have a back-up plan in case she is not selected. After tryout week, many clubs are still seeking players.

Once my child signs with a club, can they change their mind and join another club?

No, unless their club releases them, your child has made a season-long commitment to that club. And clubs are under no obligation to release her until the season is finished after USA Volleyball Junior National Championships. Clubs will ask parents/players to sign a Letter of Commitment after tryouts. Many clubs will also require a verbal or written contract. The contract may be a legally binding agreement. Please read and understand what you are committing to before signing!

Why does my child have to keep score, referee and/or line judge?

Club Volleyball believes in teaching players the entire game and that includes officiating. When they are not playing, players will develop leadership skills and knowledge of the game when they assist in officiating. Players may be asked to complete some sort of training prior to their first tournament.

Where can I find high school & collegiate eligibility rules?

Keep in mind that high school activities associations and intercollegiate athletic associations (NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA) have rules that can affect eligibility. It is the responsibility of the parents and the clubs to be familiar with these rules to stay in compliance.

For more Information, visit these websites:

Idaho High Schools Activities Association

NCAA

NAIA

NJCAA

If my child plays club volleyball, will they earn a college volleyball scholarship?

Club volleyball is the main arena from which coaches will recruit players to play collegiately.  However, simply playing club volleyball is no guarantee of a scholarship.

Once the season gets under way

Drop off and pick up your child from practice and be on time. Most clubs rent practice space, so if you’re late, they may be on the hook for an additional hour of rent.

Encourage your child to speak to their coach if they’re concerned about practice drills, skills and/or playing time. Almost all coaches want to speak directly with the player about playing time, not the parent.

Find like-minded parents to car pool with and arrange for travel on the road. Club volleyball becomes less expensive when parents share travel expenses.

First Aid

It is recommended to have the following items for your daughter’s personal first aid kit. Many club coaches will carry a team first aid kit, but it’s good to have your own, just in case.

Band Aids

Athletic tape

Pre-Wrap (in case she sprains an ankle)

Antiseptic wipes. Antiseptic spray

Cold packs

Elastic bandages (to wrap ice on sprains)

Blister pads

Pain Relief (Advil, Aleve, etc.)

Sanitary napkins/tampons (because female athletes never know when)

Hair ties and hair bands

Large Ziploc bag to hold ice

Lip balm

Facial wipes

Club volleyball can be the most fun parents and kids have together in middle and high school years, so focus on the road trips and time together. And watch your child become an athlete and a leader. It’s their road, but you can enjoy the ride.
We want your child to have a great experience this year!  And hopefully continue to play the sport we all love for a lifetime.

We want all players to reach their personal best. Maybe their best leads them to adult recreational leagues. Maybe their best leads them to college or even on to professional volleyball. Maybe their best leads them into music, dance, art or science.

Time will tell.

Regardless of their ambition, we ask three things of each player in our gym:

DO YOUR BEST.
HAVE FUN.
BE A GREAT TEAMMATE.

If you do this day in and day out, good things happen.

TEAM PROGRAM DETAILS

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TEAM TRYOUTS

Open tryout for ALL NATIONAL, REGIONAL, and LOCAL TEAMS

THE ATHLETE'S AGE LEVEL IS DETERMINED BY HOW OLD THEY WILL BE ON AUGUST 31, 2020.​

16-18U

JULY 19
9:00 - 11:00 AM

15U

JULY 19
12:00 - 2:00 PM

14U

JULY 19
2:30 - 4:30 PM

13U

JULY 19
5:00 - 7:00 PM

16-18U

JULY 26
9:00 - 11:00 AM

15U

JULY 26
12:00 - 2:00 PM

14U

JULY 26
2:30 - 4:30 PM

13U

JULY 26
5:00 - 7:00 PM

Our Team Program

Our Team Program runs from November to may and consists of 3 levels of teams.

Prices listed below do not include travel costs -- hotel or airfare when needed.

NATIONAL TEAMS

National Teams are our highest level of competitive team. They will travel to 3 National Tournaments, and compete in the local Power League. We do not offer a 14u National level, as we feel the cost and degree of travel are not necessary at this age.

  • SEASON COST: $3100
  • PRACTICE: 3 days per week
  • TEAM SIZE:  9-10 Players
  • SEASON: Mid November – May
  • TOURNAMENTS: 3 National Level Tournaments
  • LEAGUE:  High Desert Volleyball League

REGIONAL TEAMS

Regional Teams are second level of competitive teams we offer. They will compete at Regional Tournaments in OR, WA, and/or UT as well as the local Power League.

  • SEASON COST: $1900
  • PRACTICE: 2 days per week
  • TEAM SIZE:  9-10 Players
  • SEASON: Mid November – May
  • TOURNAMENTS: 3 Regional Level Tournaments
  • LEAGUE:  High Desert Volleyball League

LOCAL TEAMS

Local Teams are the third level of competitive teams we offer. They will compete solely in the greater treasure valley area.

  • SEASON COST:   $900
  • PRACTICE: 2 days per week
  • TEAM SIZE:  9-10 Players
  • SEASON: November to May, with mandatory practices starting in January.
  • LEAGUE:  High Desert Volleyball League

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS