Attack Volleyball Frequently Asked Questions and Facts for Club Volleyball
How to choose a volleyball club that best suits the player and the family?
Club volleyball requires an investment of both time and money. It is critical for every family to be educated, so please take the time to read through this information. Being informed helps to make sure you are aware about the club and what is available to you before making any decisions. When looking at club fees, compare Apples to Apples, not Apples to Oranges! Please don't make assumptions like a big club is better than a small club, or because something costs more, it is better. Don't assume the right fit for your friend is the right fit for you. Talk to several different clubs as you start to gather information.
Be informed and ask questions no matter what club you decide to choose this season. Find your volleyball home!
QUESTIONS TO FIND OUT FROM THE CLUB……
What age groups do you offer?
How do you select your players?
How many teams do you have at each age level?
Who are the coaches at my age level?
What is their background in coaching?
What is the club philosophy? (Does everyone play? Is it "play to win" all the time?)
What are your membership fees?
Is there a payment schedule?
What is covered/not covered in that fee?
Are there any other financial obligations? Travel? Fundraising? Uniforms?
Where, when and how often do you practice?
Are practices mandatory? What if my child misses a practice? Misses a tournament?
How long is your season?
How far will the team be traveling?
Do we make cuts?
· We try to place as many athletes as possible, but we are always limited by the number of courts and the number of coaches we have as we try to place athletes on teams.
· At the 10U/12U level – Any athlete that is not placed in the program is recommended for private instruction or in-house training.
· At the 13U/14U level – We use a combination of athletic testing and skill evaluation to determine the best fit for each program. Position choice is taken into consideration, but we do move athletes to what we believe is the best fit.
· At the 15U-18U level – We use a combination of athletic testing and skill evaluation to determine the best fit for each program. Position choice of the athlete is strongly taken into consideration, but we do move athletes to what we believe is the best fit. Position placement does influence our ability to make teams (we can’t have a team of all setters).
Once you have gathered this information, take a minute to think about what you hope to get out of the experience.
QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF/YOUR CHILD
What does my child want to get out of the club experience?
Does my child want to play in high school? At what level in college?
Does my child just want to enjoy the game and play with friends?
What is my child's priority for allocating free time: job, activities with friends, other club sports, etc.?
Can my child keep up with schoolwork?
Can we afford the program we choose?
How important is it that we, as parents, travel with our child? Can we save money if our child travels with the team?
Sit down as a family and figure out which clubs match your player's goals, commitment level, financial situation, etc. Once you have picked several top choices, look at the registration requirement for tryouts. You will need to register for the tryout through each individual club as they are a separate organization. One club may decide to offer you a roster spot while a different club may not, so be prepared with your options.
~ If you have a question and you cannot find an answer on our website, please go to the contact section and send us an email and we will guide you through the process.