Volleyball FAQs Why should my kid play club volleyball? to learn more about the sport of volleyball from experienced and skilled coaches, improve your individual and team skills, learn to be a great teammate, continue to play at a competitive level after school season showcase your abilities to college recruiters. Many players join our V-Nation because we are an organization completely dedicated to providing the valleys young athletes and coaches with technical, intellectual, physical training to reach of their highest potential as a volleyball player and coach; while providing a positive, yet challenging experience that prepares them to play volleyball at a high level in high school, college, and beyond. What is the cost to tryout? Online registration will be $35.00 ($45 at the door). Registering online helps us with planning and staffing the tryout. We are happy to accommodate walk-in registration by cash, credit card or check (payable to " Vipers B-ball SF LLC" ). Athletes must complete a medical waiver in order to participate in the tryouts. How are tryouts conducted and players selected for each team? Several RGV Venom Volleyball coaches will be involved in the tryouts and selections. All players will be given an equal opportunity. No athlete will be offered a position without participating in the tryout process. The better your skills are the higher probability of making a team. Skill is not the only factor considered. Teams need to be balanced with all positions, so the position that you play may be a factor. Attitude and leadership are also taken into consideration. When will the player know if they have made the team? We will try to have the results posted within one to two weeks after the tryout. This is to insure we have ample time to go through evaluations with our coaches and directors. We will post the results on either social media (Facebook and Instagram) or at the facility windows. Please note, we will only post with the participants BIB number given at tryouts! So, REMEMBER YOUR BIB NUMBERS!! How long do I have to make my commitment? Our offers must be notified within 48 hours of notification from the club and with $500 commitment deposit. Players positions will not be held until a deposit is received! What does it cost to play club volleyball? Each team's dues depend primarily on the amount of practice time and the level and number of tournaments in which they participate. We strive to keep the dues feasible while maintaining a high-quality coaching staff and facility. Cost generally range from $1850 - $2350 depending on the team you play on. What do the fees actually pay for? The fees are for facility rentals, uniforms, practice/coaching salaries, tournament fees, coach's hotel rooms /meals, region registrations, equipment (2 jerseys, tights, 2 practice tees, socks, knee pads, top and bottom warmups, back pack and shoes) and administration fees. Is there a payment plan to pay the club dues? Yes! We will have a monthly payment plan option, starting after your first "commitment deposit" (which is included in the club dues). This deposit can be made once the player has either registered their account or log in to our club website ( www.rgvsportsfacility.com) to pay and select our payment plan to pay off the club dues. You will have to the end of June to have your balance to be paid off in full. **PLAYERS NOT CURRENT WITH THEIR PAYMENTS/DUES, WILL NOT PRACTICE OR TRAVEL, until arrangements are made with the Director*** Is playing time guaranteed? Equal practice time is what is being paid for in the fees. All players will have equal practice time. There is no guaranteed tournament playing time for VENOM teams. Playing time is determined by ability, attendance, attitude, position the athlete plays and the level of tournament. How long is the club season? Tryouts are held in late JULY and early SEPTEMBER with practices starting around Late November /Early December. Tournament play starts in January/February and ends in May. For those teams that qualify, the National Tournament is scheduled at the end of June through early July. *** Due to these times with COVID-19, these dates/months may change year to year, depending on the situations in our area and with USA Volleyball. When are practices held? Specific practice times will be determined once teams have been selected. Generally, teams are guaranteed two days a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays and we can add a third day, depending on what is available for the weekend. Anything additional will be an extra charge to the team if wanting extra practices. The teams training times are either 5:30pm- 7:30pm or 7:30pm- 9:30pm. This would depend what court availability given to us by the City and The Vipers.