Brazos Valley Juniors: Welcome

Brazos Valley Juniors

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.

Good Luck at State!



Good Luck to the A&M Consolidated Tigers and the Iola Bulldogs as they have reached the Final Four of the UIL State Volleyball Championships and will compete this weekend in Garland.

Congratulations to McKenzie Dimery, Lindsey Gore, Carly Hicks, Danielle Hood, Mindy Hudspeth, and Haley Slocum who led the Tigers to the Region 3-5A Championship and a berth at the State Tournament.

 Congratulations to Amanda Gooch, Shelby McKnight, and Landry Wagner who led the Iola Bulldogs to their Region Championship and a berth in the State Tournament. Check out the great article about Amanda Gooch in the Eagle: http://www.brazossports.com/schools/iola/article_c10e34e2-6ef1-11e4-9a42-471a180e7939.html

 Good Luck to both teams! We are pulling for you to do great!



Saturday, November 8
State Champions!!

Congratulations to Brazos Christian for finishing FIRST in Texas in TAPP's 2A State Volleyball Tournament! We are so proud of each of you! Congratulations  to Taylor Bennett, Tiffany Gunnels,  Hayden Holcomb Bethany Rogers, and Sydney Stolz!

Missed the Info Meeting?

We had a great turnout at the info meeting!  If you missed it, no problem, just click on the handouts section and you will find our Handbook that explains everything about our upcoming club season in addition to the tournament schedules.

Remember, if you preregister (registration and payment received by the Friday before your daughter's Sunday tryout) for tryouts, you will save $25.00!  You must register for tryouts online. Please click on the menu item that says  "Registration". All new players to our club must also bring a birth certificate (that we can keep) to tryouts.  Please contact us if you have any questions! Email address is: brazosvalleyjuniors@gmail.com.

We are looking forward to seeing you at tryouts!!

 



Brazos Valley Juniors Try-Out Schedule for 2015 Club Season

Brazos Valley Juniors invites any girl that lives in the Brazos Valley, with 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 is ON LINE and opened on August 1, 2014.

  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 12's (we plan to have 3 teams) We will have two tryout sessions for our 12's.  The initial tryout session for the 12's will be Sunday, November 9th from 12:00-2:30 pm at Bryan High. We will then have a second tryout session from 6:15-7:45 on November 12th,  to determine team placement, at Davila Middle School.   To tryout for a 12's team, athletes will turn 10, 11 or 12 on or before August 31, 2015.


Our 13's (we plan to have 3 teams) tryouts will be on Sunday, November 9th from 3:00-5:00 pm at Bryan High  and on Monday, November 10th 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, 2014 and August 31, 2015.


Our 14's (we plan to have 3-4 teams)  tryouts will be on Sunday, November 9th from 5:30-7:30 pm at Bryan High  and on Monday, November 10th from 7:45-9:30 pm at Davila Middle School.  We will then have a "call-back"  for a final tryout session on Wednesday, November 12th from 7:45-9:30 pm at Davila. To tryout for a 14's team, an athlete will be at least 13 and turn 14 between September 1, 2014 and August 31, 2015.


Our 15's (we plan to have 3-4 teams) tryouts will be on Sunday, November 23rd from 12:00-2:00 at Bryan High  and on Monday, November 24th from 6:45-8:15 at Davila Middle School. To tryout for a 15's team, an athlete will be at least 14 and will turn 15 between September 1, 2014 and August 31, 2015.

Our 16's (we plan to have 3 teams) tryouts will be on Sunday, November 23rd from 2:30-4:30 at Bryan High and on Monday, November 24th from 8:15-9:45 at Davila Middle School. To tryout for a 16's team, an athlete will be at least 15 and will turn 16 between September 1, 2014 and August 31, 2015. 

Our 17's/18's (we plan to have 2 teams) tryout will be held on Sunday, November 23rd from 5:00-7:00 at Bryan High  and there will NOT be a tryout on Monday. However, if necessary, we would have a Callback on Tuesday, November 25 at a site to be determined.  To tryout for 17's/18's, an athlete must be at least 16 and will turn 17 or older between September 1, 2014 and August 31, 2015.  

Check-in and late registration  will begin 30 minutes prior to each tryout. Tryout Registration begins on August 1, 2014. Please click on the Tryout Registration  on our website.

 The non-refundable tryout fee is  $50 if registered and paid for by the Friday at midnight before your Sunday tryout. After that time, up to and including walk-ups, the fee is $75. The tryout fee will include your USAV registration fee of $40, a BVJ t-shirt and your tryout session(s). You can only register for tryouts if you pay the tryout fee. It is easiest to pay online. However, if you want to pay by check or cash, you must pay BVJ first by mailing the fee to: Brazos Valley Juniors, P.O. Box 10475,  College Station, TX 77842. We will confirm receipt and then you can register online.

 Please note that for girls trying out for 15's-18's, you must pay your $350 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 12'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 last year's Handbook. The 2015 Handbook and planned team schedules will be distributed and then posted after the October 26th Info Meeting.



Monday, October 27
BVJ Patriot Developmental League

Brazos Valley Juniors Patriot Developmental League

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 an hour of skill training followed by an hour of competition. The Patriot (Developmental) League will be limited to 32 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. Girls in 5th grade are strongly encouraged to try out for BVJ’s travel teams as their first priority.

When: The Monday sessions will begin on January 26 and will continue for 8 weeks ending on March 30. (no sessions on President’s day or Spring Break). Sessions will be from 6:45-8:45 pm.

Where: Davila Middle School (First 5 weeks) Rudder High School (last 3 weeks)

Cost: $285

Includes: USAV Registration, Indvidual Volleyball, Gym Rental, Coaches Salary, 1 Mizuno DryFit Jersey, 1 Pair of Mizuno Spandex, 1 Pair Mizuno Kneepads, 1 Pair of Mizuno Crew Socks, 1 Mizuno SakPak, 1 BVJ Hoody

How: Register at www:eteamz.com/brazosvalleyjuniors beginning December 1st. There are no tryouts involved for this league.

Additional Opportunity: BVJ will invite 8-9 players from the Developmental League to participate in the Lone Star Classic on April 18 and 19 in Dallas, Texas as Brazos Valley 11 National. Those players will incur an additional cost  to cover additional practice sessions (April 6, 12, and 13) and tournament expense.


Sunday, August 17
BVJ Players Recognized by Lonestar Volleyball.com