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.

Wednesday, June 17
Time For Nationals!

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Ready for Nationals!
Brazos Valley Juniors will send 4 teams to the USAV Nationals between June 23 and July 2 this summer. Our teams represent 8 Brazos Valley area middle schools and 10 area high schools.  Good Luck to all four teams as they represent our club and community in New Orleans, Louisiana. Go BVJ!

Sunday, May 24
Brazos Valley Juniors Players Selected for National Stage!

Several Brazos Valley Juniors players were selected, after tryouts held all over the country, to participate in USA High Performance camps, which is the base structure for the USA National team. Congratulations to Emily Hubacek, 16 National (Bryan High) who has been invited to Colorado Springs to participate in the A-2 camp. Also, kudos to Emily Edwards, 14 National, (will attend A&M Consolidated), Natalie Martin, 14 National (will attend College Station High School), for being selected to attend A-3 Camps and Coco Gillette, 13 National, (will attend Brazos Christian School) who was selected to attend the Future Select National Skills Program.

Also, the Lone Star Region has announced their High Performance teams and McKenzie Dimery (A&M Consolidated High School and 15 National) has been selected to represent our region on the Youth A1 team and  Emily Edwards, Natalie Martin, both from 14 National, and Makenzie Mendez (Caldwell High School and 15 National) have been selected to represent the Region on the Select A2 Lone Star High Performance team at the USA High Performance Championships to be held in July in DesMoines, Iowa.

Congratulations and Good Luck to each of you!


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 2015 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, 2015.

  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.



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13 National Celebrates Their Bid!
Tuesday, April 28
Going to Nationals!!

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BVJ's First Ever 18's Team to Earn a Bid to Nationals!

  What a season! Brazos Valley 13 National,  14 National,  16 National, and 18 National have all earned bids to Nationals and will travel to  New Orleans in late June  to play in the USA Volleyball Junior National Championships.   Less than 5% of the club volleyball teams, nationwide, qualify for this prestigious event. It is quite an accomplishment! Our teams will compete in the American Division and will represent our club and our community with great pride!

Congratulations to all the players, coaches, and families of these teams!



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14 National After Bid Match!

Interested in Coaching for the 2015-2016 Season?

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18's are Silver Medalists!
Sunday, April 19
Great News from Lone Star Classic!

Two full and great weekends at Lonestar Classic ended with our Brazos Valley 18 National team finishing second in the 18 American Division after a very impressive weekend, prepping them for the Regional Championships in two weeks! Other terrific news from Lone Star Classic is that our 14 National team played for a bid in 14 USA, falling to the tournament champion and finished 4th overall. BVJ 16 National, had a great tournament finishing 5th in 16 USA and Brazos Valley 13 National won the Silver bracket on Sunday with some quality play on the weekend.All of our BVJ teams played hard and had good times!

Also, Brazos Valley 11 National had their volleyball debut (after 4 team practices) with an exciting experience in Dallas. The team had their first Ace, their first OPA, their first kill, and their first win, along with many other highlights!



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BVJ 11 National Debut!

13 National Wins Gold!
13 National Wins Gold!
Saturday, April 4
Brazos Valley 13 National Wins Lone Star Warm-Up!

Brazos Valley 13 National won the Gold Medal after going undefeated at the Lone Star Warm-Up tournament in Austin.

 

 



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Headed to Nationals!
Thursday, March 26
16 National! Champions at MEQ Earn Bid to Nationals!

Brazos Valley 16 National won the MEQ in Indianpolis this past weekend! The team went undefeated through the tournament and by being the best in the 125 team field earned a bid to the Junior National Championships to be held in New Orleans in late June. Congratulations!

Wednesday, March 18
Top Sophomores Recognized!

Congratulations to 3 of our top sophomores that have received National recognition for their outstanding high school seasons in 2014. Allison Vaughan just missed the Soph 79 being named to the Highest Honorable Mention List. Tamaira Armstrong and Blaire Smith were named to the Elite Honorable Mention list.

 All three players were significant contributors for their high school teams and received several Post Season Awards for their talented play.

 



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14 National Wins Silver Medal!
Silver Medal for 14 National at Mid East Qualifier!

Congratulations to Brazos Valley 14 National, who finished second in a field of 95 teams at the Mid East Qualifier in St. Louis. The team didn't drop a set through the 3 day tournament until the Championship match where they fell to a strong Dynasty team from Kansas City Missouri in a 3 set match. The team was 9-1 on the weekend and came home with silver medals!

12 National also had a great tournament finishing 9th overall and advancing to the Gold Bracket and 13 National and 15 National both finished in the top half of the field. 

Good Luck to our older teams as they compete at MEQ in Indianapolis this weekend.



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18 National Takes First!
Sunday, March 1
BVJ Teams at the Top!

As we head into March, several BVJ teams were in action this weekend. Brazos Valley 18 National cruised through the Spike Sport Classic to take the Gold Medal. Brazos Valley 14 National was undefeated at the Tour of Texas Finals to win their bracket. Brazos Valley 13 National  finished second at the Willowbrook Classic, Brazos Valley 16 Mizuno finished second at the Skyline Classic and Brazos Valley 15 National finished third at the FAST Tournament in Houston.

Congratulations to our BVJ Teams!



Winners at ATX Showcase!

Congratulations to Brazos Valley 16 National who finished in 1st place at the ATX Showcase on 16 Open in Austin. A shout out also to 14 National who finished third in 14 Open and 14 Mizuno who finished third in 14 Club.

Tuesday, February 10
First Ever Patriot League!

Brazos Valley Juniors is having a blast with our first ever Patriot League. 22 energetic and spunky  young volleyball players are learning the fundamentals and having fun on Monday nights this spring!

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2015 Patriot League!

BVJ Patriot Developmental League

Brazos Valley Juniors Patriot Developmental League

REGISTRATION OPENS ON DECEMBER 10!

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, if paid in full by January 10. $325 beginning January 11, 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 www:eteamz.com/brazosvalleyjuniors beginning December 10th. 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.