What is club volleyball?
Club volleyball is an opportunity for volleyball players of varying abilities to continue their development past the fall school season. USA Volleyball (USAV) is the national governing body and is responsible for local, regional, national and international rules and competition. USAV is divided into 40 regions. We fall under the Chesapeake Region Volleyball Association (CHRVA) which includes clubs in Maryland, Delaware, and Northern Virginia. Each year, players and teams must become members of USA Volleyball in order to participate in practice and tournament play. Club volleyball or Junior Olympic volleyball consists of regionally organized and governed training programs for boys and girls interested in obtaining advanced level training and competition in the sport of volleyball. Players participate after or before their school volleyball season and compete against other club programs. Club volleyball also works to promote the sport of volleyball and to teach the skills needed for a lifetime of play. Club volleyball is much like select soccer and softball. There are open tryouts for team selections after which teams will practice 2-3 times a week and play a tournament about every other weekend for 4 - 6 months.
How old do I have to be to start playing club volleyball?
It is never too early to start! We have had players as young as 9 year olds playing on our 11’s team in past years. The earlier athletes are introduced to the sport of volleyball the more likely they are to develop the correct technique.
Who can play club volleyball?
Our club will focus on player’s ages 8-18. We hope to have teams in the following age groups - 11’s, 12’s, 13’s, 14’s, 15’s, 16’s, and 17/18’s. The final age groups, team levels, number of teams will depend on the number and skill level of players participating in tryouts.