FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the difference between club volleyball and a rec league?
Club volleyball offers "a next level" approach to the sport where athletes will learn position skills, proper mechanics, how to compete, and how to be a good teammate. Club volleyball is for those who can commit and be dedicated to doing what it takes to improve. The paid coaches have been trained in the updated current game of volleyball, how to teach volleyball, how to be a positive and uplifting coach, and how to help their team be the best they can be. We require our coaches to participate in an on-going coaching training program so that they can always be improving themselves as a coach. If you'd like your daughter to get to "the next level," club volleyball is a great choice.
What are tryouts like?
Fast paced and intense! :). Needed for tryouts: good court shoes, knee pads, and athletic clothing.
What are coaches looking for at tryouts?
The goal of a try out is to place athletes with others who have similar skill sets to make the experience enjoyable for all team members. Because of this goal, there may be times that we don't have enough athletes to field a team at the same level. But we will do our best finding a place that will benefit the athlete the most. We do not hold a "draft" style when we select teams. Each athlete will wear a color coded name tag signifying their age. They will all start out with their age group but after evaluating skills and abilities the athletes will be moved around, and some may be moved to an older age group. But no athletes will be moved to a lower age group than their own age.
What will my daughter gain from Juab Sting Volleyball Club?
A better understanding of the rules of the game
Why is club volleyball so expensive?
At first glance the price tag of club volleyball looks very high. For this reason we are allowing monthly payments to help it be more affordable. There is a payment chart found under Pricing.
Why do I need to get an AAU membership before my daughter commits to a team?
We have an agreement with the AAU policy that all athletes must have a membership card before stepping on the court for a tryout. This membership takes care of several insurance and liability issues. The cost to register with AAU is $16.
Do we need to register for tryouts?
Does my daughter need to play club in order to make the high school team?
Making the high school team isn't specifically about your daughter playing club, but about how much skill she has developed. It's often quite easy for the high school coaches to tell who has played club and who hasn't developed through the club experience. The athletes who play club develop large amounts of skill and determination that shows at their high school tryouts. The athletes that show these skills and determination are they ones selected to make a high school team.
When and where are the club tournaments?
Local tournaments are always on Fridays/Saturdays. There are usually 5-7 tournaments throughout a season. Some are 2 days, being a Friday afternoon/evening, and most of Saturday. And some are Saturday only, which will usually last all day.
How long is the season?
Practices will begin the first week in December, and go until the end of April. There will be no practices over Christmas Break and Spring Break.
How often are practices?
Practices will be held for 2.5 hours, twice a week. Depending on when we are able to schedule a gym, some practice times/days may vary.
Will all players get equal playing time?
Coaches are instructed to play all athletes fairly, but they do not have to play equally. The nature of the game of volleyball allows for only a certain number of substitutions and only in certain positions. Each team will have a different make up of each position, which makes it virtually impossible to play all athletes equally. All players will get a guaranteed PRACTICE time, but not always a guaranteed GAME PLAYING time. However, each team will only have 8-10 players which allows for each player to have a role on the team.