Brazos Valley Juniors: Welcome
Brazos Valley Juniors, also known as BVJ, is a USAV club volleyball program serving Junior Olympic volleyball players in the Brazos Valley area. Brazos Valley Juniors is a non-profit 501(c)(3) club and is based out of Bryan-College Station, Texas. The club strives to provide quality volleyball training and competition, to female athletes from 10-18 years of age in Bryan, College Station and all surrounding cities.
Sunday, July 23
We are hosting a pre-tryout clinic for Junior High age players on the first 3 Sundays in August at Rudder High School from 2:00-4:00. BVJ coaches will be review fundamentals in all skills and also give girls opportunity to practice the skills in game like conditions. Make sure you're ready for your school tryouts! You can attend one, two, or three sessions.
Enrollment is limited so sign up today! It only costs $35 for the two hour clinic. (If you wait until the day of the to register and/or pay there is a $10 late fee.
To register, click on the Player Registration link on the side menu bar.
Brazos Valley Juniors invites any girl that has an interest in getting better in volleyball to attend our tryouts! The great thing about our teams each season is that we have girls from many different schools and cities in our club, so you will make many new friends and be challenged to get better by playing with people from different areas.
Tryout REGISTRATION will open by September 1, 2017
All athletes must attend at least one tryout, but it is to each athlete's advantage to attend both sessions, if applicable, for their age group.
Our 11's (we plan to have 1 team) will tryout with the 12's. The initial tryout session will be on Sunday, October 22nd from 2:00-4:00 at Bryan High. We will then have a second tryout session from 6:30-8:30 on Wednesday, October 25th at Davila Middle School. To tryout for our 11's team, the athlete will turn 10 or 11 on or before August 31, 2018. If an athlete that is an "11" makes the 12 National team, we will place her there. If she would have made 12 Mizuno or 12 Premier, she will be placed on 11 National.
Our 12's (we plan to have 2-3 teams) We will have two tryout sessions for our 12's. The initial tryout session for the 12's will be Sunday, October 22 from 2-4 pm at Bryan High. We will then have a second tryout session from 6:30-8:30 on Wednesday, October 25th at Davila Middle School. To tryout for a 12's team, athletes will turn 11 or 12 on or before August 31, 2018.
Our 13's (we plan to have 3 teams) tryouts will be on Sunday, October 29 from 1:30-3:30 pm at Bryan High and on Wednesday, November 1st from 6:15-7:45 at Davila Middle School. To tryout for a 13's team, an athlete will be at least 12 and turn 13 between Sept. 1, 2017 and August 31, 2018.
Our 14's (we plan to have 2-3 teams) tryouts will be on Sunday, October 29 from 4:00-6:00 pm at Bryan High and on Wednesday, November 1st from 8:00-9:30 pm at Davila Middle School. To tryout for a 14's team, an athlete will be at least 13 and turn 14 between September 1, 2017 and August 31, 2018.
Our 15's (we plan to have 2-3 teams) tryouts will be on Wednesday, November 15th from 6:30-8:00 at Brazos Christian and on Sunday, November 19th from 12:30-2:00 at Bryan High. To tryout for a 15's team, an athlete will be at least 14 and will turn 15 between September 1, 2017 and August 31, 2018.
Our 16's (we plan to have 2 teams) tryouts will be on Wednesday, November 15th from 8:00-9:30 at Brazos Christian and on Sunday, November 19th from 2:15-3:45 at Bryan High. To tryout for a 16's team, an athlete will be at least 15 and will turn 16 between September 1, 2017 and August 31, 2018.
Our 17's (we plan to have 2 teams) tryout will be held on Sunday, November 19th from 4:00-6:00 at Bryan High. If you are a 17/18 and will not be in town on November 19, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange to come to the tryout on November 15th. To tryout for 17's/18's, an athlete must be at least 16 and will turn 17 or older between September 1, 2017 and August 31, 2018.
At the current time, we don’t plan on having an 18’s team in 2018. If you are an 18 and would like to play, please contact our Tryout Director, Patrick Hazlett, at email@example.com and he will be glad to give you additional information.
Check-in and late registration will begin 30 minutes prior to each tryout. Tryout Registration will begin on September 1, 2017. Please click on the Tryout Registration on our website.
The non-refundable tryout fee is $30 and can be paid online when you register. There will be a late fee charged for any registrant from 15's-17’s that hasn't registered by Monday night, November 13th at 11:00 pm. The tryout fee will increase to $50, so get it done early! Your tryout fee includes the tryout session(s) and a tryout t-shirt. It is easiest to pay online. However, if you prefer to pay by check or cash, please mail the fee to Brazos Valley Juniors, P. O. Box 10475, College Station, TX 77842.
Please note that for girls trying out for 15's-17's, you must pay your $400 deposit fee at the tryout. If you are selected to a team, the only thing left to do will be to make your uniform payment. If you are not selected to a team, we will VOID your check. If you are selected to a team and do not accept the spot that is earned, you will forfeit your deposit. (For girls trying out for 11's-14's, you will have appx. 3 days to accept your spot on a team by paying your deposit after team selection).
For specific questions about BVJ, you can get a good overview by going to "handouts" and click on our 2017 Handbook. The 2018 Tournament Schedule and Handbook will be posted by October 1, 2017.
|Headed to Beach Nationals!|
Keira Herron and Abby Peterek, teammates from BVJ 13 National recently won the 37 team USAV Texas Gulf Coast Open Qualifier in the 14's Division. Winning earned them a bid to the USAV Junior Beach Championships in Sarasota, Florida July 23-25. Good Luck Girls!
|13 National is Awesome!|
|14 National Loves Their Support Chain!|
Brazos Valley Juniors concluded the regular season with a great showing at Lone Star Regionals in Houston. Brazos Valley 11 National completed a tremendous season by finishing 5th in the Region. BVJ 12 Mizuno won the Silver bracket as did BVJ 17 National. BVJ 12 Premier also played great and showed outstanding improvement from the beginning of the season.
In the first weekend of Regionals, competition was outstanding and BVJ 13 National won the Silver Bracket, losing only their cross match all weekend in a thrilling contest that ended 20-18 in the deciding third set. 16 Mizuno earned a strong 9th place finish in the gold bracket and 14 National was one win short of the gold bracket, dropping the match to the eventual Regional Champion.
Overall, it was a wondeful regular season with remarkable improvement for the teams and the individual players. Congratulations to all of our players, coaches and families!
We look forward to our 14 National, 15 National, and 16 National teams participating in the USAV National Championships in Minneapolis in late June.
|12 Mizuno Celebrates a Great Season|
|BVJ 12 Miz Wins Bronze Bracket at Lone Star|
|13 National Claims Bronze in Philly!|
|BVJ 15 National is a Great Team!|
BVJ Teams have been representing our community and our club in fine style the last three weekends playing in Philadelphia, Kansas City, Atlanta, Orlando, and Dallas! For the 8th consecutive year, we have had a team medal at a National Qualifier. This is a great accomplishment! This year, our 13 National team lost in the semi-finals at NEQ, to the eventual champion, to win bronze medals.
Other great accomplishments are: 16 National finished 5th at Disney, falling to the eventual tournament champion. 14 National finished 9th at Lone Star Classic and 17th at Big South going 15-2 over the two weekends. 15 National finished 9th at Show Me in Kansas City and 17th at Big South losing only to the tournament champion in the Cross Match. The team was 14-2 over the two weekends. 12 National finished 9th at Disney. Although they had three losses, they came to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in the tournament! 17 National also had a successful showing at Disney tournament, winning their flight and winning 4 straight matches.
In Dallas, for LSC #2, our 16 National team lost a heartbreaker in the Gold bracket, 15-13 to finish 9th overall, dropping only that match during the weekend. 12 Mizuno won the bronze bracket in their division!
|16 National Finishes 5th at Disney!|
|12 Premier Finishes First!|
|14 Premier Has an Undefeated Day!|
Brazos Valley Juniors had incredible results at the Houston Power League Championships this past weekend. Playing in different sites all over the city, our highlights were as follows:
11 National: 3rd Overall (17 teams)
12 National: 7th Overall (57 teams)
13 National: 5th Overall (91 teams)
13 Mizuno: 7th Overall (91 teams)
14 National: 4th Overall (94 teams)
Also finishing the final round of Power League on a strong note were: 12 Premier, 14 Premier, and 15 Premier all had an undefeated day and 12 Mizuno also finished 1st in their pool by winning the tiebreaker.
Congratulations to all the players and coaches!
|BVJ 12 Mizuno Enjoying Cross Court Classic!|
BVJ had quite a few teams participating at the Cross Court Classic at the George R. Brown Convention Center this past weekend. It's so exciting to see girls skills continuing to improve!
Highlights on the weekend were BVJ 13 Mizuno and BVJ 16 National both finishing 3rd overall in the Elite Division. BVJ 11 National finished 5th overall in their very competitive field.
|BVJ 15 National Wins Lone Star Championship Series!|
|BVJ 13 National Finishes Second!|
|BVJ 14 National Finishes Third!|
|16 National Finishes Second!|
Brazos Valley 16 National finished in 2nd place at the Skyline Tournament in Houston on Saturday, and Brazos Valley 16 Mizuno finished in 3rd place at their tournament after winning their pool. Congrats!
|BVJ 12 National Wins All Day!|
|12 Mizuno Has a GREAT day!|
|BVJ 13 Mizuno Wins Again!|
Brazos Valley 13 Mizuno continued their terrific season by going undefeated (7-0) at the ATX Showcase President's Day weekend. The team was the best in the 32 team field! 12 National also had a great tournament going 4-1 during the weekend.
Wednesday, February 15
What others call mulish stubbornness is what we call dogged determination. What others call chasing a lost cause is what we call relentless pursuit. What others call an unhealthy obsession is what we call an ardent passion. What others call volleyball is what we call our favorite sport. ---Amy Hu, BVJ 15 National and College Station High School
|BVJ 11 National is BEST in Houston Power League|
|14 Premier Has an Undefeated Day!|
Five Brazos Valley Junior teams finished in First place in Round 2 of the Houston Power League!
11 National was BEST in the field! Winning their pool and then winning in the Championship match. 13 National, 13 Mizuno, 14 Premier and 15 Mizuno all finished in first on the day. 13 Mizuno and 15 Mizuno remain undefeated after two rounds of Power League play!
|BVJ 13 National Headed to Division 1|
Wednesday, January 18
BVJ 13 Mizuno Wins!
Thursday, December 29
|BVJ and USA!|
Congratulations to two of our BVJ athletes that were selected to attend the prestigious USA Volleyball Holiday Camp in Colorado Springs. For 5 days over the winter break, Kate Georgiades (BVJ 15 National and College Station High School) and Coco Gillett (BVJ 15 National and Bryan High School) are playing and training with many of the top players in the country. The girls were invited to the Holiday camp based on their High Performance tryout last spring and then their performance at the camps that they attended this summer. It is quite the honor to be invited to attend the camp.
2017 Season Kicks Off With Lots of Medals!
Brazos Valley Juniors Patriot Developmental League
REGISTRATION OPENS ON DECEMBER 19!
What: Brazos Valley Juniors (BVJ) will provide quality instruction and weekly competition in an environment that will introduce young players to the fundamentals of volleyball. Each week will have 60-90 minutes of skill training followed by 30-60 minutes of competition. The Patriot (Developmental) League will be limited to 28 players.
Each week will have a primary focus, but can/will also practice additional skills. Schedule is:
Week 1: Passing
Week 2: Serving
Week 3: Serve Receive
Week 4: Setting
Week 5: Hitting
Week 6: Defense
Week 7: Attacking Strategy
Week 8: Putting it All Together
Why: As enthusiasm grows for volleyball in the Brazos Valley, more and more girls are looking for opportunities to learn the game. We believe that a low pressure, skill based training program will introduce girls to the great sport of volleyball in a way that will give them a strong foundation for future instruction and competition.
Who: The League is primarily structured for 4th and 5th graders but 3rd and 6th graders can also enroll.
Where: Area Schools (specific locations posted as we get closer)
Cost: $175, if paid in full by January 19 at 11:00 pm. The cost is $200 beginning January 19 at 11:01 pm, if space is available.Includes: Gym Rental, Training, 1 BVJ DryFit Shirt
How: Register at www:eteamz.com/brazosvalleyjuniors beginning December 19th. (Click on the Player Registration tab and then click on Patriot League Registration button). There are no tryouts involved for this league.
|Bronze Medal at Nationals!|
Brazos Valley Juniors 17 National won the Bronze Medal at the USA Volleyball Junior National Championships! What a great accomplishment for a tremendous team! We are so proud of you!
Emily Hubacek Commits to Texas A&M-Corpus!