Club Volleyball

2019-2020 Club Season                            
Club Tryouts

What is the Real Volleyball Academy Club?    

We are a limited liability company dedicated to the growth of volleyball in Paulding County and the surrounding counties. We are developing young athletes, ages 8-18 years old, to the peak of their ability. Our club is part of the national volleyball program administered by the USA Volleyball Association; we will participate in local, state and national competitions.

Real Volleyball focuses on quality over quantity.


How many teams/players are will be?

Real Volleyball will be hosting 18U, 17U, 16U, 15U, 14U, 13U, 12U and 8U-11U teams. The 8-11 team can be coed teams.

Each team will have between 8 and 12 players.

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


Season Fees

Age 

U10-U13

U14-U18

 Commitment Day

600

700

Nov 10

400

-

Dec 10

400

500

Jan 10

400

500

 
Feb 10
 
-

 500
 Total 1800 2200


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



If you have more than 1 child participating in Club Volleyball you will receive a 5% discount on the total.
 






What are the Club fees covering?

U10-U13U14-18
Season Start- EndNov-AprNov-Apr
Coach

Practices x Week23
Tournament up to 5 Days 10 Days
Regional 
Big South--TBD by Coach
BackPack11
Practice T-shirts23
Jersey22
Spandex11
Warm-Ups 11
Socks11
End of the Season Party ✓ ✓




We plan to keep our club’s tournament schedule mostly local, attempting to stay in Georgia, but perhaps visiting a neighboring state, if we choose. Ultimately, we want to keep costs down as much as possible while also playing in quality tournaments.












Are there any additional expenses we should expect?

Extra Tournaments Cost

1 Day Tournament$50 x player
2 Days Tournament$100 x player
Big South$200 x player
AAU Nationals$700 x player
 AAU Nationals            Dates: June        Location: Orlando, FL

AAU Nationals Registration

AAU Membership

May and June Practice 

Extra Tournament

Coach Fees 

 

Assistant Coach  Fees 

Coaches Travel Expenses 

Real VB AAU T-shirt 

AAU  T-shirt 

Gym Rent

Administrative Cost

AAU Fees: $700 due on February 15. 
If a decision made before 
February 1. 

AAU Fees: 
 $800 due on March 15. 
If a decision made 
after February 15 but before March.



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 2019/2020 season?

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


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 1-4 times per week. Practices will take place at 172 Shipp Cir, Hiram GA 30141.

Facilities are available for extra practice time if needed at NO EXTRA COST.


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 at the end of 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 playerFair 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.