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.
How much does it cost to join?
Fees for the 2010-2011 season will be announced at our tryout sessions.
Payments are made twice during the season. Extended payment plans are available.
What does this 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.
Do you have boy’s teams?
No, unfortunately due to limited resources we will not be offering boy’s teams for the 2009-2010 season.
Where do your teams play?
Select teams play regionally. Regional tournaments are located throughout the Chicagoland and Southern Wisconsin area. Select teams will play in approximately 8 local events. Competition teams play twice monthly and nationally (3 times).
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.
Where do you practice?
All practices are held at Waukegan Park District’s Field House at Hinkston Park. The Field House is located at 800 Baldwin Avenue, Waukegan, two blocks east of the Grand Avenue/Green Bay Road intersection.
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.
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.
What if we do not want this structured of a program?
Park Districts (including Waukegan Park District) frequently offer less intensive training programs for players interested in clinics. Private lessons are also available through Net Force coaches and clinicians.
How often do you practice?
Teams practice a minimum of twice a week. On occasion, a team may practice three times weekly.
How long is the season?
Select teams compete December–April. Competition teams compete December–June.
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.
How many players are on a team?
What age group should I play in?
- 18 and Under Players born on or after September 1, 1994
- 17 and Under Players born on or after September 1, 1995
- 16 and Under Players born on or after September 1, 1996
- 15 and Under Players born on or after September 1, 1997
- 14 and Under Players born on or after September 1, 1998
- 13 and Under Players born on or after September 1, 1999
- 12 and Under Players born on or after September 1, 2000
Players are able to “play up” a division with prior approval from club directors.
How can I find out more information about your club?
A variety of information is available at our club’s website at: www.netforcevolleyball.com
Coach Tom Coté 815-385-8046
Coach Mike Falk 224-430-4581