A letter from the Director on the upcoming 2022-23 Season

Hope you are doing well and get a few days off from your 2021-22 club season before starting your 2022-23 club season.  Yes, I said a few days!  Hate even saying that, but this is the volleyball world we live in today.  We have been the last club to announce our tryout dates, because we had hoped other clubs who published pledges last year to do what was best for the athletes would have continued that and we were looking forward to giving our players AND coaches time off the rest.  But, that didn’t happen, in fact they went even earlier than previous clubs the year before so now everyone is being forced to have tryouts in July.  Well, it is what it is so we have announced our tryout dates for National Teams to be held at the end of July along with most other clubs.  You can see our specific times on our website and social media.

This being said we will not have any mandatory practices until after the high school season.  We will have some open gyms, but nothing mandatory.  We want our players and coaches to rest and enjoy some time off.  Our Elite / Regional / Zonal Teams wont tryout until late October.  More info on specific times will be up on our website soon along with registration.

I am very proud of our teams and coaches over the years as our national teams overall have outperformed the other clubs in the Triad area on a consistent basis.  We may not be the biggest club, probably never will be, but we want to ensure we have solid coaches at each level and our training is quality.

I have attempted to meet with the other Directors of the larger clubs in the area in the past to discuss coming together to form a true “national team” that could compete in Open Level events and against larger cities, but for various reasons they chose not to.  I truly believe that is the only way our area will be able to compete at the Open Level and against bigger cities clubs, and I have been willing to set aside monetary (which greed can play into) or pride/ego (wanting to take credit solely or have a certain name on the jerseys) to make It happen.  Instead if this happening we are going in the opposite direction here locally with more and more pop up clubs happening, which just does nothing but weaken volleyball as a whole and makes everyone a starter on a sub par team that happens to have the word “national” attached to it.

Hopefully one day more of us can come together, but until then we will continue to do what we have been doing and offering great training and striving to provide a good experience for everyone who is apart of our club.  We also strive to make it more of a family environment and not just players being a number.

Wherever you play club indoor at we hope you have a good experience and don’t just grow in the sport of volleyball, but grow in life through the process and as a person.  Best wishes to everyone wherever you may tryout and play this season.

– Scott Castevens

2022-2023 Indoor Volleyball Tryouts

National Team Tryouts – July 30th 

14u to 18u – 1pm to 3pm

National Team Tryouts – July 31st 

14u to 16u – 4:30pm to 6:30pm
17u to 18u – 2:30pm to 4:30pm

Tryout Fee: $25. Signed Consent form required prior to admission.

All Tryouts will be held at our Indoor Facility
(Wesleyan Academy – 1917 N Centennial St, High Point NC, 27262. Use the Eastchester Dr entrance)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Indoor Volleyball Open Gyms

$10 AT THE DOOR

WESLEYAN ACADEMY

DATES AND MORE INFO TO COME!

Team Program Guide

18’s | 17’s | 16’s | 15’s | 14’s | 13’s | 12’s

Practices will be held at Wesleyan Academy in High Point NC and at Caldwell Academy in Greensboro NC.

Questions?

Please contact Dan Bozarth at beachsouthvb23@gmail.com

or Kelly Castevens beachsouthvb20@gmail.com

TEAM INFO AND FEE SCHEDULE

Team skill set will determine level as follows:

Elite

These teams compete in the Carolina Region as well as a few out of region and travel tournaments. Season begins in December and ends in April. These teams will practice 2x/week on Sundays/Wednesdays.

NATIONAL

The highest team level, usually offered for ages 13-18. National teams compete in major National Qualifying events, out of region tournaments and can travel extensively. Season begins in December end in June. After Big South we will give our teams a short break for about a week and then start back two days a week.  We will give the athletes another week break at some point mid May before gearing up to go to AAU Nationals in June.  We will also have schedules where national team only athletes can participate in our spring Beach Development Program at a discounted price to help with cross training, ball control, and conditioning.  All National Team athletes and parents will also have to sign a contract/pledge this season acknowledging our expectations of a national team athlete. This will be required along with the signed bid if accepted. Our season will run December through mid June. Post dated checks due by September 1st.

Elite Team Cost

12s = $800
If needed, payments can be broken down into 2 payments for 12u ( $500 at registration / $300 Dec 1)

13’s – 18’s = $1,400
If needed, payments can be broken down into 3 payments if needed ( $700 at registration / $400 Dec 1st / $300 Feb 1st )
(Cost includes four – 1 day tournaments and two – 2 day tournaments)

National Team Cost

13’s – 18’s = $2,900***
(Includes coaching, facility rental, tournament entry fees, and admin fees.
Player package, travel and food expenses for events not included )
Payments can be broken down into 4 installments if needed ( $1,000 at registration / $800 Dec 1st / $600 February 1st and $500 April 1st )
*** Tournament schedule subject to change. May incur additional fees.

2021-2022 Practice Times & Locations (Final Time Slots TBD)

Elite Teams practice

Commitment deadline is 48hr  from time bid received. Official Signing Day and first payment with all post-dated checks due on TBD. We will start training on Sundays beginning December 5th one day a week.

Sundays 4 – 6pm

Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:30pm

 

National Teams practice

Commitment deadline is 48hr  from time bid received. Official Signing Day and first payment with all post-dated checks due on TBD. We will start training on Sundays beginning TBD one day a week. Starting December 5th, national teams begin three days per week practice.

Sundays 5:30 – 7:30pm

Mondays 7pm – 9pm

Wednesdays 7:30pm to 9:30pm

 

All practices will be held at the Wesleyan Academy High School Gym

USA VOLLEYBALL AGE DEFINITIONS

Grade is not the primary determinant of USAV age. For current age definitions, click here.