2023-24 Season Information
Tryouts for ages 15+ were held on Sunday, November 12 and teams have been announced.
Tryouts for ages 14 and under were held on Sunday, October 29 and teams have been announced.
Team Store will be open through November 30, 2023.
Levels of Play
- Youth Development (10/11/12 year olds)
This is for players newer to volleyball, At this level, overhand serving and passing skills will be emphasized. Positions and rotations will also be learned. The playdates for this team will consist of mini-tournaments around 2.5 hours long.
- 12s Team
This is for players newer to volleyball, or have played simple rotation volleyball who are familiar with the basic rules of the game. At this level the coaches will be working on overhand serving; serve receive; 4-2 international offense; pass, set, hit; transitions and independent thinking. The tournaments for this team will consist of playdates around 2.5 hours long and full-day tournaments lasting up to 6 hours long.
- 13s/14s Teams
At this level the coaches will be working on overhand serving; serve receive; different types of offenses(4-2, 5-1, or 6-2); pass, set, hit; transitions; spot serving; strategic development and independent thinking. The tournaments for this team will consist of playdates around 2.5 hours long, full-day tournaments lasting up to 6 hours long, and two-day tournaments.
- 15s/16s/17s/18s Teams
At this level the coaches will be working on overhand serving; serve receive; different types of offenses(4-2, 5-1 or 6-2); pass, set, hit; transitions; spot serving; strategic development; independent thinking; out of system development; and strategizing the opponent. The tournaments for this team will consist of playdates around 2.5 hours long, full-day tournaments lasting up to 6 hours long, and two-day tournaments.
Players on teams can play based on age or grade level.
What is the practice commitment?
Plan on 2 practices per week that each last 2 hours in duration. Youth development practices 1 day a week for 2 hours.
What do the fees cover?
Fees cover rental spaces, club fees, coaching stipends, tournament registration, equipment, uniforms and gear.
Are there any other costs?
Tryout fee, regional membership fee and open gym fees are NOT included in the season fees. Personal equipment such as spandex shorts, court shoes, and knee pads are also player responsibility. Other costs to consider include gas/travel expenses, entrance fees and food on tournament days.
Can I still participate in other school activities? Go on vacation? Spring Break?
Yes. Please check the calendar page for breaks. It is always your decision to have your player participate in practices and games. No player will be penalized if they miss practice. However if their skills struggle from lack of time committed, their playing time can be affected.
What are the tournaments like?
We participate in many local and regional tournaments within approximately a 60-90 minute drive of Andover, MN. Tournaments are usually held on Saturdays and Sundays. They can last 3 to 8 hours. Some tournaments are played over two days. Every player has to go through online training to be an upper referee, scorekeeper, line judge, etc. to help learn the rules of competition.
What do I bring to a tournament?
Most players bring things to keep them comfortable…blanket, pillow, headphones, homework, cell phone, etc. You may be at a tournament for some time and there will be downtime to rest. Under normal situations, parents should bring a comfortable chair, something to read, food/snacks for the players. Some facilities have a concession stand, but not all do.