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.

Monday, July 11
Small Group Training Sessions

To Register: click on Player Registration on the left hand menu bar!
 
BVJ is going to kick off small group training! We plan to offer the training sessions on Monday evenings through most of the fall and through the spring season. We hope that it will help girls gain confidence and reps on skills that they may desire extra work in during their school and club season.

We will do our very best to group the groups 3-6 people by age or skill for a particular group. We can't control what range of skill level signs up for any given session/skill, but we will make the the training worth your daughter's time.

A few questions:
1) When: Monday nights. Click on the registration link to see dates and sessions available.
 
2) How much: $25 per session for 55 minutes. Click on Player Registration on the left hand menu bar. 
 
3) Can my daughter do two or more sessions in a night? Yes, just must register separately for each session. All sessions will start and end as scheduled.

4) What if I don't want to pay online? If we have not received your payment by the 11:00 pm the night before the lesson, either online, in our PO box, or our drop box, then the fee will increase to $35.

5) What will the training session be like? Coaches have been asked to train in individual skill work. There will not be game play in these sessions and it will not be as fast paced as many of you may be accustomed to seeing in your daughter's practices.

6) What coach will I get? Coaches will vary, depending on the skill being taught and the week that it is. We will have up to 4 courts for each session, so that will allow us to utilize 4 different coaches and have up to 4 different groups each session of training.

7) For first sessions each evening, athletes should arrive 15 minutes before the session to help set up equipment. For the second and third hour, 10 minutes before the session is adequate.

8) Does attending athlete have to have played for BVJ this past season? No, but if a person doesn't have an account within the BVJ registration system, they will need to create their player account when they register for small group training.

9) What if my plans change? Because of the fact that your payment reserves a spot in the lesson, we will not be able to provide a refund. If there are significant, extenuating circumstances, please contact us at least 24 hours in advance to discuss.

10) Can I request a coach? If you hope for specific coach, you may send an email to brazosvalleyjuniors@gmail.com and your request will be considered within the parameters of other girls of similar skill level/age that are registered for that session.

11) Why is BVJ offering these sessions? We have had feedback from many of you that your daughter would like additional time to work specifically on skills, without the impact of working on team play. By offering small group training, your daughter will get more individual attention than is possible in a team practice situation and our hope is that she will develop her confidence and her skill set.


Brazos Valley Juniors Try-Out Schedule for 2017 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 will open on August 1, 2016!

  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 23rd from 2:00-4:00 at Bryan High. We will then have a second tryout session from 6:30-8:30 on Wednesday, October 26th at Davila Middle School. To tryout for our 11's team, the athlete will turn 10 or 11 on or before August 31, 2017. 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 3 teams) We will have two tryout sessions for our 12's.  The initial tryout session for the 12's will be Sunday, October 23 from 2-4 pm at Bryan High. We will then have a second tryout session from 6:30-8:30 on Wednesday, October 26th at Davila Middle School.   To tryout for a 12's team, athletes will turn  11 or 12 on or before August 31, 2017.

Our 13's (we plan to have 3 teams) tryouts will be on Sunday, October 30 from 1:30-3:30 pm at Bryan High  and on Wednesday,  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, 2016 and August 31, 2017.

Our 14's (we plan to have 3 teams)  tryouts will be on Sunday, October 30 from 4:00-6:00 pm at Bryan High  and on Wednesday, November 2nd 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, 2016 and August 31, 2017.

Our 15's (we plan to have 2-3 teams) tryouts will be on Sunday, November 20th from 12:00-2:00 at Bryan High  and on Monday, November 21st 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, 2016 and August 31, 2017.

Our 16's (we plan to have 2 teams) tryouts will be on Sunday, November 20th from 2:30-4:30 at Bryan High and on Monday, November 21st from 7:45-9:15 (if needed) 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, 2016 and August 31, 2017. 

Our 17's/18's (we plan to have 2 teams) tryout will be held on Sunday, November 20th 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 22 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, 2016 and August 31, 2017.  

Check-in and late registration  will begin 30 minutes prior to each tryout. Tryout Registration begins on August 1, 2016. Please click on the Tryout Registration  on our website.

 The non-refundable tryout fee is $25 and can be paid online when you register. On the Thursday night at 11:00 pm, before the tryout, the tryout fee will increase to $45, 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-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 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 last year's Handbook. The 2017 Handbook and planned team schedules will be distributed and  posted by October 15th.



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Bronze Medal at Nationals!
Saturday, July 2
BVJ 17 National Wins 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!

Thursday, July 21
BVJ Players Selected for High Performance Programs!

Emily Hubacek Commits to Texas A&M-Corpus!

Congratulations to Emily Hubacek from Brazos Valley 17 National and Bryan High School. She has committed to play volleyball at Texas A&M Corpus Christi. Emily has played for BVJ all of her club years and will now further her education and her volleyball career after graduating in 2017.

Emily joins fellow 2017 teammate, Allison Vaughan who has committed to play at UTSA and 2016's Haley Slocum who will play at Texas A&M, and Landri Brown and Brittney Hohlt who committed to play at Southwestern.

 We look forward to following you in your college career!



Interested in Coaching for the 2016-2017 Season?

For the 2017 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 brazosvalleyjuniors@gmail.com 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.

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Abby and Keira Headed to Milwaukee!
Saturday, June 4
USAV Beach Nationals!

Teammates Keira Herron and Abby Peterek from Brazos Valley Juniors 12 National finished second in the Austin Open Junior Beach Tour Qualifier, earning a berth to the National Sand Championships in Milwaukee July 22-24.

The Austin Open Junior Beach Tour Qualifier - Results
1st Madfrog   8-0
2nd BVJ   6-2
3rd Tornados   5-1

Congratulations and Good Luck at the National Tournament!



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17's Are Going to Nationals!
Monday, April 25
Going to Nationals!

Brazos Valley Juniors 17 National went 11-0 over the three day Lone Star Classic National Qualifier and earned a bid to the USA Junior National Championships to be held in June 29-July 2 in Indianapolis. What a weekend and what a team!

Congratulations!



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Club Volleyball Debut for 11 Mizuno!
Monday, April 25
The Future is Bright!

Check out the future stars of BVJ! Our 11 National team has had a terrific season and will captivate you with their enthusiasm! Our 11 Mizuno team was selected at the conclusion of our Patriot League and experienced their first volleyball tournament at the Lone Star Classic. These girls have big potential!

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11 National Shines!

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12 National Wins 13's Tourney
Wednesday, April 13
12 National on Top!

Brazos Valley 12 National warmed up for the Lone Star Classic by playing in the Spike Sport 13's tournament this past weekend. The team didn't drop a set and finished in First Place!  This is a fun team to watch!

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Haley Slocum
Sunday, March 20
Thank you to Haley Slocum!

Congratulations and Thank You to Haley Slocum who concluded her 8 year club volleyball career with Brazos Valley Juniors today! She has been an unbelievable representative of our club and our community on and off the court since the time she was a chubby cheeked 5th grader. Haley was a part of teams that earned 6 bids to the Junior National Championships, a bronze medal at Nationals, 3 National qualifier gold medals, and three Regional Championship gold medals, along with many, many regular season championships. Haley has been a standout player at A&M Consolidated High School and will be the second BVJ player to continue her playing career at Texas A&M next fall where she has committed to play for the Aggies! Thanks  and Congratulations to Haley, and her family who have supported her throughout her BVJ career!

Sunday, March 20
Medals with Mickey!

Monday, January 4
Gold is a Great Color!

BVJ Patriot Developmental League