What is Club Volleyball?
At NVVA we define club volleyball as competitive teams for intermediate to advanced skill level athletes that are ready to invest more time and energy in volleyball. Club volleyball teams have a busier practice and tournament schedule and a longer season than recreational leagues.
If you are unfamiliar with club volleyball age groups and levels, don't worry, it's normal, and we are here to help.
Our regional program is for athletes and families ready to participate in club volleyball but still don't have the time to commit to a heavier practice and tournament schedule. Teams practice twice a week and only play local events within driving distance.
Our travel program is for athletes and families ready to commit to more weekly practices and longer-distance tournaments. Travel teams practice three times per week and drive to further tournaments.
Our X-Performance program is for high athletic and academic performing athletes that are committed to pursuing playing college volleyball. Athletes in this program will practice three to four times per week, participate in our conditioning program, and commit to purse excellence in volleyball
Should I join a team?
Club volleyball is ideal for athletes that have already had some experience playing and participating in leagues, camps, or clinics. Playing club volleyball is a 6 to 8 month commitment to weekly practices and weekend tournaments. Families should only commit to participating if they fully understand the commitments club volleyball requires.
If you haven't played much volleyball before, we recommend that you participate in our Galaxy League or some of our camps or classes. Our coaches are always looking for talented athletes. If we see potential in you, one of our staff members will contact your family to discuss your following options, including club volleyball.
What are the costs?
Costs will depend on which team level better fits your athlete's abilities. At NVVA we divide our club teams into three different levels.
Regional level: teams that practice twice weekly and play most tournaments regionally within a three-hour driving range. The average cost is $475 per month.
Travel level: teams that practice three times per week and play tournaments further away but still within driving distance. The average cost is $711 per month.
X-Performance: the highest level of play at NVVA. Teams practice volleyball three times per week, have conditioning twice weekly, and play tournaments further away, including flying distances. The average cost is $1000 per month*
* The X-Performance program is NVVA's flagship program, created to allow any player committed to volleyball to participate. We offer scholarships that cover up to 50% of the team's fees..
What level is best for me?
The best level is the one that fits the athlete's skills, abilities or potential, family budget, and ability to commit time to practice and tournament days. Athletes will be invited to a team by a coach/NVVA staff invitation or by participating in our tryout process. Either way, we will let you know what team level better fits your athlete. Accepting a position on a team is a big family decision and you should always make sure you have all your questions answered before committing. If you have any questions, please schedule time with our athlete success team.
Tryouts usually take place in the first week of November. To increase your chances to get placed on a team, it is very important that 1) you attend fall clinics with your desired age group and 2) Come to the earliest possible tryout date.
There is a $55 non-refundable tryout fee
How Should I Prepare?
Athletes usually participate in our fall clinics on Sundays to prepare for tryouts. Our club volleyball coaches coach these clinics. Athletes and coaches can get to know each other's playing and coaching styles during the clinics. If a coach believes that your athlete is a perfect match for their team, he or she may notify NVVA staff to contact your family to discuss the next steps.
NVVA also offers skills classes and private lessons through NVVA Plus.