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.

Sunday, August 16
2015 Awards and Honors

Congratulations to the following BVJ players that have excelled individually or with their team:

*Congratulations ...

Informational Meeting Scheduled for October 25!

Brazos Valley Juniors will hold their annual information meeting on Sunday, October 25 at 4:30 p.m.  at Rudder High School, 3251 Austin's Colony Parkway, Bryan, TX 77808. The meeting will be held in the Armory, so please enter on the North End of the school (the parking lot closest to the tennis courts). General information about USA Junior Volleyball, Brazos Valley Juniors, tentative season schedule, player fees, and a question-answer session will provide you with information about the 2015-2016 season. Tryout fee covers a BVJ t-shirt, gym rental, and the USAV annual membership fee ($45) for all athletes that accept a spot on one of our teams.

New families to Brazos Valley Juniors usually find this meeting very informative. Returning players will find that they know most of the information presented, however they are still welcome to attend.

Information presented at the meeting on October 25th  will be available on this website under "Handouts" by October 26th.

Brazos Valley Juniors Try-Out Schedule for 2016 Club Season

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 is ON LINE and is open!

  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 1st from 12:00-2:00 pm at Bryan High. We will then have a second tryout session from 6:15-7:45 on Wednesday, November 4th  at Davila Middle School.   To tryout for a 12's team, athletes will turn 10, 11 or 12 on or before August 31, 2016. (Depending on numbers of girls trying out, we may have one 11's team in addition to our 12's teams).

Our 13's (we plan to have 3 teams) tryouts will be on Sunday, November 1st from 2:30-4:30 pm at Bryan High  and on Monday, November 2nd 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, 2015 and August 31, 2016.

Our 14's (we plan to have 3 teams)  tryouts will be on Sunday, November 1st from 5:00-7:00 pm at Bryan High  and on Monday, November 2nd 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 4th 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, 2015 and August 31, 2016.

Our 15's (we plan to have 3 teams) tryouts will be on Sunday, November 22nd from 12:00-2:00 at Bryan High  and on Monday, November 23rd from 6:15-7:45 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, 2015 and August 31, 2016.

Our 16's (we plan to have 2-3 teams) tryouts will be on Sunday, November 22nd from 2:30-4:30 at Bryan High and on Monday, November 23rd from 7:45-9:15 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, 2015 and August 31, 2016. 

Our 17's/18's (we plan to have 2-3 teams) tryout will be held on Sunday, November 22nd 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 24 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, 2015 and August 31, 2016.  

Check-in and late registration  will begin 30 minutes prior to each tryout. Tryout Registration begins on August 1, 2015. 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 $45, 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 2016 Handbook and planned team schedules will be distributed and then posted after the October 25th Info Meeting.

Interested in Coaching for the 2015-2016 Season?

For the 2016 Club season, Brazos Valley Juniors is looking for enthusiastic, mature, and responsible coaches that are experienced in teaching/coaching volleyball to girls 10-18 and that have a passion for kids and the game of volleyball. Basic job requirements include working tryouts in November, and running one to two practices a week from December through April (Sunday and Wednesday's). The tournament schedule varies by age group, but works out to about 2 tournaments per month. Compensation includes a salary, tournament per diem, and mileage and hotel expenses reimbursed. Interested applicants should email and/or complete the application that can be downloaded in the "handouts" section of this website. Interviews will be conducted in late September/early October.

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 25 and will continue for 8 weeks ending on March 28. (no sessions on President’s day or Spring Break). Sessions will be from 6:30-8:30 pm.

Where: Area Schools (specific locations posted as we get closer)

Cost: $285, if paid in full by January 11. $325 beginning January 12, if space is available.

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 beginning December 14th. There are no tryouts involved for this league.

Additional Opportunity: BVJ will invite 8-10 players from the Developmental League to participate in the Lone Star Classic in April in Dallas, Texas in the 11's Division. Those players will incur an additional cost  to cover additional practice sessions and tournament expense.