Club FAQs

What is Real Volleyball Academy Club?    

We are a limited liability company dedicated to the growth of volleyball in Paulding County and the surrounding counties. Developing young athletes, ages 9-18 yrs. old, to the peak of their ability. Our club is part of the national volleyball program administered by USA Volleyball Association; we will participate in local, state and national competition

How many teams does Real Volleyball Academy Club will have?

We plan to have multiple teams for the Club season.  This can vary depending on interest.  Additional teams will be added in age groups where there may be increased interest.

How many players are picked per team?

Each team will have between 10 and 12 players.

How much does it cost to play for Real Volleyball Academy Club? 

 Season Start- End Nov-April Nov-April Nov-April Nov-Jun
Head CoachXXXX
Practices Per Week2233 - 4
RealVB Special Clinics1 per month2per month2per month
USAV MembershipXXXX
AAU MembershipX
Little Big SouthXX
Big South National Q.XX
AAU NationalsX
Practice T-shirts2233+1AAUT
Back Pack1111
Season Fees1300150017002400

If you pay the full amount of the Club fees on the Commitment Day (cash or check), you will receive a 5% discount.

What do club fees cover? 

Club fees go toward coaches fees, gym rental, volleyball equipment, uniform package, USA Volleyball, Southern Region Volleyball, Amateur Athletic Union Volleyball, &  AAU Southern Region Volleyball registration, tournaments, and other administrative costs. 

** The "Total Cost" listed covers all fees paid to Real Volleyball Academy. Parents will need to pay for any player and parent travel costs separately. Real Volleyball Academy chooses NOT to include player travel costs in our fees because it would often mean that parents would pay twice for most travel costs.

Are there any additional expenses we should expect?

You can anticipate travel expenses for a few tournaments per season; such as gas, food, and possibly hotel stays.  Group rates, carpooling, and room sharing is often used to minimize these expenses.  These costs vary depending on a Level of the team as some teams don't travel as much and as far as other teams.

When and where are the tryouts for the 2017/2018 season?

The tryouts for all ages will be held at 172 Shipp Cir, Hiram GA 30141

Tryouts for players ages U11 to U14 will be Sat, October 21, 12pm – 2pm              Callback - Sun, October 22, 2pm – 8pm                 Commitment Day - Sat, October 28, 12pm – 1pm

Tryouts for players age U18 will be Sun, October 29, 12pm – 1:30pm             Callback - Mon, October 30, 6pm – 7:30pm               Commitment Day - Sat, November 11, 10am – 11am

Tryouts for players age U17 will be Sun, October 29, 6pm – 7:30pm              Callback - Fri, November 3, 6pm – 7:30pm       Commitment Day - Sat, November 11, 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Tryouts for players age U16 will be Sun, October 29, 4pm – 5:30pm                       Callback - Thu, November 2, 6pm – 7:30pm        Commitment Day - Sat, November 11, 1pm – 2pm

Tryouts for players age U15 will be Sun, October 29, 2pm – 3:30pm                  Callback - Wed, November 1, 6pm – 7:30pm          Commitment Day - Sat, November 11, 11am – 12pm

What do coaches evaluate at tryouts? 

At tryouts, coaches will evaluate Athleticism, Effort, Leadership, Teamwork, Communication, Attitude, Commitment, Hustle, individual skills and TEAM play in a game like situations. 

Coaches will determine what team fits best for each player based on their age and skills level. Coaches will also determine what Level of the team and in what tournaments the team will participate.

Tryouts Policy 

When & Where does Real Volleyball Academy Club practice?

Practice dates and times vary based on the team's player level but will practice 2-4 times per week. Practices will take place at 172 Shipp Cir, Hiram GA 30141.

When and where does Real Volleyball Academy Club play in tournaments?

Each team will be allocated a budget to use for USAV  and AAU tournaments. One-day tournaments are on Saturdays, and two-day tournaments are both Saturday and Sunday, and three-day tournaments are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

How do the players get to tournaments?

Parents are responsible for getting their players to the tournaments on time. Many parents are open to carpooling, for local and out of town tournaments, as needed.

How long is the club season?

The Club Volleyball season lasts from Nov to Jun; however, most teams conclude their seasons in April. 

How is team placement handled?

Another major concern for many players and parents is team placement. I can assure you that the tryout system we use is very fair and accurate. There will be players who are on the border between being placed on a higher or lower team. If a player is a number 11 or 12 players on the team, they could be the number 1 or 2 player on the next team. There are advantages to playing on a lower team, more playing time, being one of the top players versus the lower players, self-esteem, etc. Our entire coaching staff evaluates each player, and a committee makes placement decisions. Teams from previous years are not necessarily kept together. Each year talent is re-evaluated.

Will I play the same position that I play in school?

Not always. We may move and train a player to play a different position than they played in school-based on the need of the team. On our top teams, you must be willing to play any position.

How is tournament play time handled?

Most parents want or expect their child to play all the time during tournament play. This is the number one problem of clubs throughout the United States. We hope the following will resolve most concerns. Real Volleyball Academy Club has designed a program to offer everyone a choice. All players should get equal practice time.
Real Volleyball Academy Club will give NO guarantee of playing time for the teams; coaches will offer fair playing time to each team player. Fair is not equal! We will play your daughter as much as possible taking into consideration skill level, competition, position, attendance, and attitude.
The player and only the player can discuss playing time with a Coach. Do not discuss playing time at a tournament. The time to discuss playing time is at the practice following the tournament.