Club Practice schedule over the holidays:
Below is the schedule for Dec 23-Jan 1 for BAVA. Your coaches will let you know if they are making any further adjustments.
BAVA will run a normal practice schedule up until (and including) December 23.
December 24, 25 – no practices
December 26 – open gym at API 6-9pm (no API training) - no sign up necessary, you can show up anytime!
December 27 – drop in 4v4 tournament at API 6-9pm - click here to sign up!
December 29 – no practices; doubles tournament at Grace Point Comm Church – scroll down for details
December 30 – no practices; scorekeeping clinic 6-8pm at SPCC – scroll down for details
December 31, January 1 – no practices
January 2 – resume normal schedule (including API)
Inclement Weather Policy for practices
For practices Monday thru Friday, we follow AACPS
If AACPS open late - practices as usual.
If AACPS close early - no practices
If AACPS are closed - no practices
For practices on Sundays, BAVA will make the call.
For tournaments, the decision is made by the tournament director the morning of the tournament.
Any time there is a change to practices due to weather, information is posted on the website and sent via email. If tournaments are affected by weather, your coaches will be contacted, then will send out an email or group text.
BAVA will again offer weekly clinics with focus on various skills. There is no cost to attend, but we ask that you sign up so know how many players will attend!
All players are welcome and we will focus on three skills per evening from 6-7:30pm. After the skill work there will be game play for 30-60 minutes!
If you have a tournament the weekend of Jan 4-5, arrangements will be made to get your uniform to you prior to (or at) the tournament! You may still need to attend Jan 11 to pick up remaining items.
3rd Annual BAVA Holiday Throwdown Doubles Tournament!
- Only current BAVA members may participate.
- Players must be from teams ages 15-18.
- You may choose your partner, but they cannot be from your own team.
- Coaches may play, but not with a player on their team.
- "Old school scoring" (side out) with beach rules
- male coaches must hit behind the 10' line
- prizes for winner/runner up
- 20 teams maximum, entry not confirmed until you email Coach Dave.
Scorer and Referee Certification
With an updated scoresheet for the 2014 season, all players must go through the certification process, regardless of your status from last season. Please visit the Scorer/Ref Certification link on the left toolbar for certification instructions!
BAVA will offer a live class to go through the Scorer clinic, Monday, December 30 6-8pm at SPCC
* Bring your laptop if you want.
College Recruiting Process
Step #1 in the recruiting proces----tell your coach and parents you want to pursue volleyball in college! Your BAVA coaches will help you with the rest!
Recruiting Talk with College Coaches - January 12
Meet and talk with college coaches on January 12, 7-8pm at SPCC. Jamie Leventry (Washington College) and Mike Bossom (Goucher College) will be available to walk through the recruiting process and answer any questions you may have.
BAVA will offer time in January for players to make the skills portion of their recruiting video. Date and time TBD.
BAVA provides: gym space, balls, coaches, knowing what skills to demonstrate, how to record the skills
Player provides: wear a jersey, skill performance
Parent provides: all video equipment, be there to record
Register for your API Pass
All players will need to register to access to the API Facility. There is no cost for this; however, players must register. Please follow these steps to register:
1. Go to the registration site
2. Scroll to the bottom and choose the radio button "I am registering for a 2014 Group"
3. From the drop down menu choose "BAVA" as your Group Name.
4. Fill in the required information, accept the terms at the bottom, and click Submit.
BAVA App for your phone!
Bay Area Volleyball Academy now has their own Smartphone App. It'll keep you up-to-date with your team news, events, and much more.
Get the Bay Area Volleyball Academy Team App at http://teamapp.com/app, or download Team App directly from the Apple App Store or Google Play. It's 100% FREE!
1. Launch Team App and search for Bay Area Volleyball Academy.
2. Sign-up to Team App. You'll be sent an email to confirm your registration.
3. Search for your BAVA’s App and request access to group(s) that apply to you.
BAVA Concert Night
Mark your calendar for Saturday, February 8, 2014 for the 3rd Annual BAVA Concert Night! The event will be held at JKing's restaurant in Gambrills. More details to come!
BAVA End of Season Celebration
BAVA will host a club-wide end of season gathering on Sunday, May 18, 2014. Details to follow, but mark your calendar!
Congratulations to BAVA player Kara Glynn!
Kara recently committed to play volleyball at the Stockton College! Kara is a senior at Severna Park HS. She has worked hard throughout her volleyball career in both club and high school and it will pay off as she joins the Stockton volleyball program in the fall of 2014. Kara joins a long list of BAVA players who continue their volleyball career at the college level. Congratulations Kara!!
Congratulations to BAVA player Cara Stine!
Cara recently committed to play volleyball at the Gettysburg College! Cara is a senior at Severna Park HS. She has worked hard throughout her volleyball career in both club and high school and it will pay off as she joins the Gettysburg volleyball program in the fall of 2014. Cara joins a long list of BAVA players who continue their volleyball career at the college level. Congratulations Cara!!
Congratulations to BAVA player Rachel Pierson!
Rachel recently committed to play volleyball at Salisbury University! Rachel is a senior at South River HS. She has worked hard throughout her volleyball career in both club and high school and it will pay off as she joins the Seagull volleyball program
in the fall of 2014. Rachel joins a long list of BAVA players who continue their volleyball career at the college level. Congratulations Rachel!!
Support BAVA when you are shopping online!
Register your credit cards on www.escrip.com
, BAVA's ID is 500007161. When you shop at the online mall, BAVA will benefit! (there are some great coupons on this site too for various stores) Click here
to visit the Online Mall.