Happy Summer Everyone! We hope you enjoyed your summer and it was as memorable as ours…
Our program enjoyed a superlative 2014 Boys Junior National Championships in Houston, TX. Our athletes and families showed again why we are simply the best in Nevada. Congratulations to our 16 Royal and 17 Red teams on a wonderful tournament and to our 18 BLACK team for finishing FIFTH in the nation!
We are busy preparing for the upcoming 2014-2015 season and found this quote that succinctly states what separates VVC:
Teams that are consistently excellent are not normal. These teams follow an abnormal path. Their intentional culture includes discipline, commitment, sacrifice and work habits that are incomprehensible to others who “wish” they would be successful. Those outsiders might be capable but they are unwilling to follow the path or do the work. Great cultures win because they deserve to win and they rehearse it every day.
Entering our 9th season of sustained excellence, we are excited to continue our mission with the best athletes and coaches in the valley. Thank you for collaborating to make our program and family the pinnacle of volleyball in the state.
Q & A
As we work on the schedule and information about the upcoming season, we hope you will find answers to some commonly asked questions below.
Q. When are tryouts?
A. We will host our clinics in early to mid September. Our clinics take the place of “tryouts”. Athletes will be encouraged to attend all the clinics hosted but will only be required to attend specified clinic dates to be considered for a team.
Q. Why “clinics” instead of tryouts?
A. We believe that we teach volleyball differently and practice differently than most programs, high school or otherwise. Giving athletes maximum exposure to our environment affords the athlete the best opportunity to determine if our program is the best fit for him. Also, our coaches are able to use the longer evaluation period to make more informed choices and placements with teams.
Q. How do I register?
A. You will register online using our REGISTER page for the link to our online system. The link to that page is found in the right margin of the homepage. You will register for the clinics then register for the team you are invited to join.
Q. Can I tryout for more than one club?
A. Yes, an athlete may tryout for as many programs as he pleases. Relatively new is a “commitment letter” required by our governing body, SCVA. Once the athlete signs the commitment letter, he is obligated to the program he selects for the entire season (both parts of the season).
Q. Is play on Sunday required?
A. We require that any athlete that accepts being placed on a traveling team be available for all practices and all dates of competition. As we play a team sport, it is critical that all our athletes on a team are committed to the team. The schedule this season has very few one-day tournaments on a Sunday yet each major multi day tournament has competition on a Sunday.
Q. What levels of participation do we offer?
A. We offer training for boys from middle school through high school. Our travel teams have had athletes from 8th grade through 12th grade participate. Our National teams commit to participate in a full season and to a complete schedule that includes all tournaments offered via the SCVA and culminates with the USA Volleyball BJNC tournament. Regional teams play fewer competition dates in the fall/winter, all the SCVA events scheduled in May and June of the 2015 summer but do not attend the USA Volleyball BJNC tournament. Local or Non-Travel athletes are committed to the program but do not have any competition dates scheduled.
Q. What is tuition?
A. We are in the process of finalizing the tuition for each level of participation. It is important to note that our tuition includes all associated costs for participation including registration, tournament entry, coaches, practices, hotel, transportation and uniforms. The only costs not included are meals and airfare for athletes traveling to BJNC tournament each season. Each season our program has worked with individual families to create effective tuition payment options and each year we scholarship part of the tuition for deserving athletes in need. If your family needs accommodation or assistance, please contact Coach Rios to discuss.
Q. What is the schedule?
A. You can find the tournament schedule posted on our CALENDAR page. Also, the practice schedule will be posted as soon as it is completed.
Q. Where are tournaments?
A. Our tournaments are organized by the SCVA and held in the greater Orange County, CA area.
Q. Where are practices?
A. We have a happy long standing relationship with Henderson International. We host our practices on their campus which is located at 1165 Sandy Ridge Avenue, Henderson , NV 89052. We understand that the location necessitates longer drives for many of our families. Understanding the extraordinary and unparalleled value found at VVC, our families have been wonderful at organizing carpooling to help with the commute.
Q. Any other questions?
A. Use the CONTACT US page or email Coach Rios directly (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please join us in welcoming home Leo Durkin from his mission. We are excited for him to rejoin fellow alum at BYU this season.