[accordion] [pane title="What is club volleyball?"] 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.
[/pane] [pane title="How much does it cost to join?"] Fees for the 2013-2014 season will be announced at our tryout sessions.
Payments are made twice during the season. Extended payment plans are available.
[/pane] [pane title="What do the fees cover?"] Dues pay for: tournament entry fees, gym rental, coaches salaries, insurance, uniforms, equipment and office supplies. This does not cover travel expenses that players incur.
[/pane] [pane title="Do you have boy’s teams?"] No. We do not have a boys program at this time.
[/pane] [pane title="Where do your teams play?"] Select and Club level teams play regionally. Regional tournaments are located throughout the Chicagoland and Southern Wisconsin area. Competition and Select teams participate in the Windy City Power League. Club teams play in approximately 5 local tournaments. Competition teams compete nationally and will usually participate in (3) National events involving some level of travel.
[/pane] [pane title="How do players get to events?"] Families are responsible for getting their daughters to events. Players and families frequently carpool and share travel duties. Club administrators frequently offer travel packages to players and families when traveling to national events.
[/pane] [pane title="Where do you practice?"] All practices are held at Waukegan Park District’s Field House. The Field House is located at 800 Baldwin Avenue, Waukegan, two blocks east of the Grand Avenue/Green Bay Road intersection.
[/pane] [pane title="When do you practice?"] Practices are held weeknights between the hours of 5:00pm and 9:00pm (5–7pm & 7–9pm). Teams may also practice Saturday mornings (8–10am). A practice schedule is posted monthly on our website and available for download.
[/pane] [pane title="How do you get involved?"] All players must tryout. Try Outs are held in October and November. Players are chosen at tryouts based on a variety of attributes including athletic ability and attitude.
[/pane] [pane title="What if we do not want this structured of a program?"] Net Force Volleyball Club offers two youth training programs that are held throughout the year. VolleyTots and VolleyKids are 7 week programs run in conjunction with the Waukegan Park District. Registration for these programs is available through the Waukegan Park District’s website. Private lessons are also available through Net Force coaches and clinicians.
[/pane] [pane title="How often do you practice?"] Cub level teams practice 5 times monthly. Competition and Select teams practice a minimum of twice a week. On occasion, a team may practice three times weekly.
[/pane] [pane title="How long is the season?"] Club and Select level teams compete December–March. Competition teams compete December–June.
[/pane] [pane title="Do all players play equally?"] No. While every player will get opportunities to play at every tournament, the specific amount of playing time is at the coach’s discretion and will not be equal for all players. Players earn playing time through game situations and practice. Every player will get the same opportunities in practice to earn playing time.
[/pane] [pane title="How many players are on a team?"] Between 10–11.
[/pane] [pane title="What age group should I play in?"]
  • 18 and Under             Players born on or after September 1, [year minus="17"]
  • 17 and Under             Players born on or after September 1, [year minus="16"]
  • 16 and Under             Players born on or after September 1, [year minus="15"]
  • 15 and Under             Players born on or after September 1, [year minus="14"]
  • 14 and Under             Players born on or after September 1, [year minus="13"]
  • 13 and Under             Players born on or after September 1, [year minus="12"]
  • 12 and Under             Players born on or after September 1, [year minus="11"]

Players are able to “play up” a division with prior approval from club directors.
[/pane] [pane title="How can I find out more information about your club?"] You can send additional questions to coach@netforcevolleyball.com.
Players and families can also contact either of our Club Directors for additional information.

Coach Tom Coté        815-385-8046
Coach Mike Falk        224-430-4581
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