X-TREME VOLLEYBALL CLUB: My Site News
Friday Jan 12 Practice Cancelled
Due to a scheduling conflict with the Fleetwood School District, an added school dance, we will not be able to have practice this Friday. See you next Wednesday.
Wednesday, December 27
January Practices Finalized
Practice dates and times have been finalized and are posted in the Monthly Practices tab to the left. January practices are all in the Fleetwood Middle School. Almost all are from 6:30 to 8:30, except January 5, which is 7-9.
Tuesday, December 12
We have registered for the following tournament dates for the two teams: 14U - Jan 28, Feb 11, Mar 11 and Apr 21; 17U - Feb 4, Feb 25, Mar 4, Mar 18, May 6 and May 20 (we are looking for a date in April as yet) and Penn State Memorial Day Weekend. In addition to these playing dates, we host two events at Fleetwood Middle School, Feb 10 and Mar 10, which the girls are asked to work part of the day in our concenssion stand. The host tournaments help off-set some of the players expenses, so we expect them to be available to work a portion of each of these days. For more information about each event (location), please go to the appropriate date in the calendar.
What is USA Volleyball, the X-treme Club Mission and General Costs
USA Volleyball is a Junior Olympic organization that promotes volleyball around the country for girls, boys, and adults. There are both indoor and beach volleyball associations, as well as junior and adult leagues.
We participate in the Girls Junior Program, girls under the age of 18. The season usually has tournaments from the end of January through May. The season ends with a Memorial Day tournament for the oldest team at State College, PA.
The tournaments are all on the weekends, Saturday or Sunday, and last the whole day. We travel anywhere from Reading to Allentown to York. In the past, we have also gone to Juniata College in Altoona and Shippensburg University. We check with the individual teams before scheduling such an event. Normally, most tournaments are within an hour to an hour and a half drive.
USA Volleyball is broken down into age brackets to determine the level of play, for example, 12 and Under, 15 and Under, 17 and under. The age of the participant is determined by their age as of September 1, 2018 for this year's play. There is also a separation within the age group for Open play, higher level competition, and Club level, an attempt to give lesser ability teams a chance to compete.
Our teams will be formed based on the basis of age and skill level. We normally enter our teams as Club level teams, but we have had Open level teams as well.
The X-treme Volleyball Club started in 2000 with two teams. The objective of the club is to provide a place for girls to play volleyball together in the USA Volleyball association. It is our goal to achieve individual improvement and introduce new team concepts to help advance the player's overall skills and versatility in the sport.
We are not trying to be like other volleyball clubs. We attempt to give players of all ages, 11 to 18, a challenging environment while allowing other activities to be a part of the volleyball player's life. Practices and tournaments are scheduled to allow for maximum player involvement in the sport, without having to sacrifice the rest of their hobbies and activities, both related to school and otherwise.
It is our intent to form teams based on age and skill to make the best fit of players that show interest in playing with our club. We do not go out and recruit the top players in the county to play for our club, as we hope to build the club with players from Fleetwood first. We will have players from outside who show interest in the club participate as needed.
While winning is an incentive, it is not the primary objective of our effort. We look for each team to be competitive in the events that they enter and to move forward in the development of their volleyball skills.
Most of all, we seek players who want/desire/need to play volleyball for the love of the sport and the goal of continued improvement.
The cost will vary by the team level and the number of tournaments the team plays. In general, the cost will be around $300-$350 for the season. This includes one to two uniform shirts, USAV and/or AAU registration (both individual and team), practice facility costs and tournament fees (approximately $200 to $225 per tournament per team). These costs are distributed over the individual's team, so the number of players on a team will effect the cost per member. We try to have the teams be 9-10 players, so that a sick or injured player does not hurt a team badly, but each player will still get plenty of playing time during the season.
A team that goes to the State College (PSU) tournament at the end of the season will have an additional cost of ~ $350 for just that tournament. We try to offset some of the costs by running our own tournaments. The players are expected to work the concession stand at those tournaments for a couple hours each tournament we run.