Important Information

Tuesday night was extraordinary! The number of athletes and the level of effort put forth was a great beginning to the new season. We are still receiving a few new athlete registrations.

The continuing process of teaching and evaluating does require that athletes share as soon as possible with the coaching staff the highest level of participation an athlete is eligible for so we can begin the process of forming teams. Thank you for your help and support.

Parent Meeting

We will have our organizational Parent Meeting on Thursday, September 18 beginning at 7:45 PM. Please plan to attend. As a part of the meeting, we will have a presentation by Mr. Sean Abid, CCSD NCAA Eligibility Liaison. Mr Abid will present on “college preparedness” and share valuable information regarding GPA and standardized tests.  Again, please put this on your calendars now.

Middle School Clinic

Starting Wednesday, October 1, 2014, we will begin hosting a Coed Middle School Clinic. The clinics will be held weekly from 3:30 – 5:00 PM on the Schofield Middle School campus. Families will be able to register monthly for the clinics. Monthly tuition will be $65.00 per month for each athlete. The clinics will be for both boys and girls. We will emphasize sound technique in a fun, positive environment. Please look for more information soon and look for instructions on how to register early next week.

Tuition

Tuition for the 2014-2015 season has been published on the Boys page. We worked very hard to responsibly build the tuition rates for the coming season.

Tuition for National teams rose only 4% over last year’s rate and the tuition rates are for the entire season (September 2014 through July 2015).

The tuition for the Regional and Non-Travel levels commits the athlete to VVC for the whole season but the tuition only covers expenses for months of September 2014 through January 2015. Regional and Non-Travel athletes will have a separate and additional tuition for the months of May through July. Those tuition rates will be posted in early spring 2015. 

Fall Collegiate Scrimmage

We are thrilled to announce that we are working with a NCAA Men’s Division 1 program and expect to host a fall scrimmage on Friday, November 21, and Saturday, November 22. Currently BYU and Cal Baptist are scheduled to play.

While the scrimmage will be open to the general public (and we want everyone to attend), we are organizing an event for VVC athletes and families with those college teams and coaches. Look for more information soon!

#family

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Today is THE day

We are so excited to begin tonight! We are thrilled with the large number of registrants to date. Please revisit the information on our flyer below to make sure that you attend all the required tryouts. If you have a conflict, please contact Coach Rios in advance to make arrangements. And, you can still sign up for tryouts online. Bring your HS teammates and friends. Let’s get better together!

Tryout Information

IMG_0385Please take a moment to review the SCVA Boys Tryout Procedures posted below. We will have the Tryout Procedures available to be viewed electronically at the tryouts too.

Tryout Procedures

Location

Tryouts and practices will be held on the campus of Henderson International School. The school address is 1165 Sandy Ridge Ave., Henderson, NV 89052.

Tonight (Sept. 9) the school has asked our athletes to park on the street and not in the parking lot as the school is having a back to school night and they prefer to reserve the parking spaces for their school families. Thank you for your help with this request tonight.

Age Definitions

We have posted a link on our BOYS page with the USA Junior Olympic Volleyball Age Division Definitions for 2014-2015. Please visit the page to learn what “age group” you are eligible to participate in.

Tuition

We will post Tuition rates for 2014-2015 before our second tryout night. 

“Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.”  Warren Buffett

Levels of Participation

We offer three levels of participation. We may not offer each level for every age group. We as a program reserve the right to create teams or not offer teams in a specific age group or level of participation based on several factors including, but not limited to, the number of participants, the competitiveness of the potential group and the availability of a great coach. 

National ~ This level of participation is a 10-month commitment commencing Friday, September 19, 2014, and ending on July 31, 2015. This level of participation competes in every SCVA regional and inter-regional event. This level of participation will compete in the USA Volleyball Boys Junior National Championships. The USAV BJNC 2015 will be held in Columbus, OH. Our tuition for this level of participation includes all fees except airfare to USAV BJNC and regular meals while traveling. 

Regional ~ This level of participation is a 10-month commitment commencing Friday, September 19, 2014, and ending on July 31, 2015. This level of participation competes in selected SCVA regional and inter-regional event. This level of participation may participate in the USA Volleyball Boys Junior National Championships. Our tuition for this level of participation includes all fees for season as defined except regular meals while traveling.

Regional team athletes may be considered for a National team vacancy should one become available during the season. Further, a Regional team, with the program’s approval, may choose to participate in the USAV BJNC at an additional cost.

Non-Travel ~ This level of participation is a 10-month commitment commencing Friday, September 19, 2014, and ending on July 31, 2015. This level of participation participates in every scheduled practice. Our tuition for this level of participation includes all applicable fees.

Non-Travel athletes may be considered for a National or Regional team vacancy should one become available during the season.

#family

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Preparing for the new season

We are so excited for the upcoming season. We are busy checking things off our “to do” list.

Register

It is less than a week until our Tryout Clinics. Create your account using our secure online account management system. Our system allows you to manage your participation in the program, organize forms and pay your tuition.

REGISTER now!IMG_0385

Coaches

We are thrilled to announce our anticipated coaching line up for the fall/winter season. VVC has the best, most successful coaching staff in Las Vegas.

16 Royal ~ Scott Nelson, Head Coach

17 Red ~ Christian Augustin, Head Coach & CJ Neser, Co-Coach

18 Black ~ Robert Rios, Head Coach

Program Coach ~ Josh Shea

*We may reassign coaches based on need of the program.

Forms

Please visit our FORMS page. All of the forms required to complete your registration are available via this page. Please note there are many signatures required on the forms AND you must list “Vegas Volleyball Club” as the affiliated club. Finally, you may choose to keep your mailing information private or unavailable to third parties by selecting such in the Individual Membership form. 

Calendar

There will be some minor changes to the Calendar in the coming days. We will post an “update on date” at the top for the Calendar page when we make changes to help alleviate confusion. We try to minimize any changes but some are either unavoidable or in the best interest of the program. Thank you for your patience.

Hotel

We have already confirmed our accommodations for the upcoming season. Our preferred hotel partner remains the Fairfield Inn in Anaheim Hills. Room rates for parents have been negotiated at $89/night. You may begin reserving as soon as Monday, September 8, 2015. Parent Block Reservations may be made by calling (714) 921-1100 and asking for the “Vegas Volleyball Parent Block“. The number of rooms are limited.

Coming soon…

…information about tuition!

…information about a middle school program!

#family

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Calendars posted for Fall/Winter season

We are excited to share our schedule for the 2104/2015 Fall/Winter season. You can visit our CALENDAR page to view each month, September through January. You can view the schedule for each month on the page and each month can be downloaded as a PDF using the link above each month (in amber font). Thank you and please feel  free to email Coach Rios via our CONTACT US page with questions. 

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Almost time for NEW season…

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.

(Proactive Coaching)

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 (rrios@vegasvolleyball.org).

WELCOME

Please join us in welcoming home Leo Durkin from his mission. We are excited for him to rejoin fellow alum at BYU this season.

GO VEGAS!