East Valley VBC: U-16-News

Thursday, January 6
NW Jamboree Tournament in Yakima


March 12-13, 2011

Yakima, WA

The U16 team will compete in the NW Jamboree in Yakima, WA in March.  The players have no school on Friday and late start on Monday!!  The tournament will consist of two rounds of pool play followed by a single-elimination tournament.  The first round of pool play will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday and then the teams will be re-seeded.  After re-seeding is completed, the first two matches of the 2nd pool play will be completed. The estimated time to be done on Saturday is around 5:00-6:00 p.m.  Play will begin again on Sunday at 8:00.

The team will be staying at the Hilton Garden Inn in Yakima.  Rooms have been reserved for each team for Saturday night only.  The dues paid to EVVBC include the cost of the room and breakfast for Sunday morning for each player.  If players wish to also stay on Friday night, please let Patti or Denelle know right away so we can reserve additional rooms.  The cost of the room will vary depending upon how many players are in a room. The cost per room (including tax) is $110.48.  The cost of breakfast is an additional $5.25 per person (plus tax).  Please let us know right away if your player wishes to room with their team on Friday.

We have also set aside a block of rooms for all parents and fans traveling to the tournament for both Friday and Saturday night.  The cost of the rooms are $98.00 per night for one king or two-queens (normal price is $139).  Breakfast is NOT included and is an additional $5.25 per person (full cook-to-order breakfast) –we negotiated the cost from $11.95 to $5.25 so this is a great deal!!.  Rooms are first-come-first-serve.  The regular room rate will apply once all rooms are reserved or after February 28, 2011; whichever happens first.

If you would like to reserve a room, you have three options:

Click   here to be directed to our club page on the Hilton website, or

Visit www.hiltongardeninn.com and book your room.  You will need the group name and number listed below, or

Call the Hilton and book over the phone.

Group Name: Yakima Jamboree
Group Code: 601
Check-in: 11-MAR-2011
Check-out: 13-MAR-2011
Hotel Name: Hilton Garden Inn Yakima
Hotel Address: 401 East Yakima Avenue
  Yakima, Washington
Phone Number: 509-454-1111

If you have any questions, please contact Patti at 891-2324.  Thank you!

Tuesday, December 14
Tournament & Practice Schedules

Tournament Schedule: 

January 23, 2011 EV Sizzler East Valley High School 9:00 a.m.
January 30, 2011 Snowflake Dig East Valley High School 8:00 a.m.
February 13, 2011 Shadle Showdown Shadle Park High School 8:00 a.m.
February 27, 2011 Stars & Spikes Riverside Schools 8:00 a.m.
March 12-13, 2011 NW Jamboree Yakima, WA TBD
March 27, 2011 VIP Block Party Central Valley School 8:00 a.m.
April 3, 2011 Queens of Court HUB (Barker & Freeway) 8:00 a.m.
 Practice Schedule: 
Date Start Time Finish Time Location    
Monday, January 03, 2011 7:00 PM 9:00 PM East Valley High School
Wednesday, January 05, 2011 7:00 PM 9:00 PM East Valley High School
Monday, January 10, 2011 7:00 PM 9:00 PM East Valley High School
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 7:00 PM 9:00 PM East Valley High School
Monday, January 17, 2011 7:00 PM 9:00 PM East Valley High School
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 TBD   East Valley High School
Monday, January 24, 2011 7:00 PM 9:00 PM East Valley High School
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 7:00 PM 9:00 PM East Valley High School

 ***TEAM NOTES*** 

Referee/Scorekeeping Clinic:  As soon as the region notifies us of dates and times, we will schedule the team.  Please check the website often as we post the information under your team’s page.  If you cannot make it that date, let Patti know right away.  891-2324 

NW Jamboree:  The team will stay together for this tournament.  Reservations have been made for Saturday night.  If the team would like to stay together on Friday night as well, we can reserve 2 additional rooms for them (5 to a room).  The cost for Friday will need to be paid by the players (approx $25-30 per person including breakfast for Saturday).  We also have a block of rooms available for any fans that are attending the tournament.  We have both double-Queens and single King rooms available.  We will provide more information on rooms and locations in January.   We are looking at dinner options for Saturday night and doing our best to keep the cost to a minimum.  We also want to have a team cooler for this tournament so all players will not have to worry about food during the two-day tournament.  The cost should be around $5.00 per person plus we will ask each person to donate one item to the cooler.  More info on this later. 

Friday, December 10
Welcome to East Valley Volleyball Club

Congratulations on making East Valley Volleyball Club.  Coach Christi is looking forward to a fun and exciting year.

We are in the process of putting together practice schedules and will post the dates and times as soon as we have it all together.  Practices will begin the first week of January.

December 11th we will register your team for the 2011 tournaments.  We will also post this to your page and to the calendar.  Please remember the entire team will not attend all tournaments.  Ten players will attend each tournament.  Your coach will discuss with you which tournaments work best for your schedule to make sure everyone gets to play in 6 tournaments. 

A couple of reminders...

  • If you have not yet completed your registration or paid your dues (or deposit), this must be done right away.
  • Jerseys and warm-ups should arrive by the first of the year.  We will then have them printed and delivered to the players by mid-late January. There are a few jackets that are on back-order and will not arrive until the first of February.

If you have any questions, please call Patti Dorr at 891-2324.  We look forward to a great 2011 Season!