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Team Profile - 16's

Teams, Commitment, and Expectations

At the 16's level...
* BAVA plans to offer 2 teams
* BAVA has high expectations for player commitment

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* the team will practice 3 times per week December-March and 2 times per week in April-May due to the tournament schedule
* the team will attend 10-11 tournaments, many of them multi-day with overnight travel
* players generally have multiple years of experience at the high school and club level

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* the team will practice 2 times per week December-May
* the team will attend 9-10 tournaments, some of them multi-day with overnight travel
* players generally have a year of experience at the high school level and likely have club experience.

For this age group, BAVA club volleyball is competitive, it is not a recreational league.  BAVA fields competitive teams, which requires a serious commitment from players and their families.  There will be around 10-12 players selected per team.


Coaching Staff

BAVA takes pride in offering two dedicated coaches to each team.  Our coaches have extensive volleyball experience and participate in continuing education to expand our volleyball knowledge.


Costs


Practice Schedule

The practice schedule will be available after tryouts have concluded.


Planned Tournament Schedule

BAVA expects the teams at this level to play in the following tournaments for the 2020 season.  The schedule is subject to change.

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January 16-18: Monument City Classic (Richmond, VA)
February 6-7: Steel City Freeze (Pittsburgh, PA)
February 15-17: Capitol Hill Classic (Washington, DC)
March 13-14: AAU Grand Prix (Ocean City, MD)
April 9-10: Northeast Qualifier (Philadelphia, PA)
April 24-25: Revolutionary Rumble (Williamsburg, VA)
May 8-9:  Beachfest (Ocean City, MD)
Plus 3-4 one day tournaments hosted by CHRVA clubs and BAVA.

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February 13-15: Capitol City Classic (Washington, DC)
February 6-7: Steel City Freeze (Pittsburgh, PA)
March 13-14: AAU Grand Prix (Ocean City, MD)
March 27-29: Northeast Qualifier (Philadelphia, PA)
April 17 or 18: CHRVA Regionals
May 8-9: Beachfest (Ocean City, MD)
Plus 6-7 one day tournaments hosted by CHRVA clubs and BAVA.


Types of Tournaments

Regional Tournaments

Tournaments held within CHRVA (the Chesapeake Region).  They can be anywhere in Delaware, Maryland, and Northern Virginia.  They are typically 1 or 2 days per weekend.  Sites for these tournaments will be published in December by the Region.  BAVA does not have a role in determining the site locations for regional tournaments. 

BAVA-Hosted Tournaments

We host tournaments during the season at Truxtun Rec Center, Washington College, and Athletic Performance, Inc. (API).  Hosting these tournaments offsets the costs each family pays.  Helping sell t-shirts, set-up, and clean up at the tournaments is appreciated from all our BAVA families.  All BAVA tournaments are 1 day per weekend.

Multi-Day/National Tournaments

 Tournaments include 2 or 3 days of play and may require an additional travel days.  They are regularly scheduled on holiday weekends that may include Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, Easter, and Memorial Day weekend.


College Recruiting Process

BAVA coaches and staff are available to help players through and in the college recruiting process.  Please know the majority of the responsibility will be placed on the players and their family; however, BAVA has resources to help the process.  Below are a few of the services included in the season for our players:

* Questionnaire and discussion with BAVA coaches on player’s college interests to narrow the colleges to a manageable list for recruiting and contacting the college coaches.

* BAVA coaches and staff are available and willing to talk with college coaches on the behalf of players at tournaments, via email, and phone.

* Player information posted on the BAVA website.  Player pages can include links to your skill and game videos.

* BAVA will offer sessions during the season for players to make their skill videos.  BAVA will provide the gym, equipment, and coaches, while the player provides the skills, and the parents do the recording.