Decatur Force VBC: Team Types and Fees

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Force's 14White 2013 (picture taken after SA vs Bellmont game this year)
Little Diggers $315 1 practice/wk; 1 tournament & 4 Saturday events; ends spring break
Winter $580 2 practices/wk; 5 one-day tournaments; season ends spring break
Regional $680 2 practices/wk; 6 one-day tournaments; season ends ends in April
Regional Plus $780 2 practices/wk; 6 one-day + a 2-day tournament; season ends April
Elite $1050* practice 2-3 times/wk; mixed tournament schedule tba
National $1550* practice 2-3 times/wk; mixed tournament schedule tba

 

Club Fees

  • The club fee covers for all players: tournaments, uniform (jersey, spandex & socks), practice facility rental, insurance fees, equipment, coaches’ compensation & administrative expenses.
  • Winter, Regional & Regional+ players will receive kneepads.

  • Elite players will receive same uniform package as Regional, but with the addition of second jersey, spandex, & socks.

  • National players will receive same package as elite players, with the addition of shoes and sport shorts.

Travel

Little Diggers stay primarily in Decatur and may travel to Fort Wayne.  Winter/Regional/Regional Plus teams travel within a two-hour radius of Decatur.  Elite & National level teams will compete in a combination of one & multi-day events ranging from one to four hours away.  National teams have more play dates at national level—including a possible qualifier.

Payment Terms

The first payment (1/4 for National teams, 1/3 for Elite/Reg+ teams and 1/2 for all others) is due by December 1st. The second payment (1/4 for National teams, 1/3 for Elite/Reg+ teams and 1/2 for all others) is due on January 10th. Elite/Reg+/National teams will have a third payment due on Feb 10th. National teams will have a fourth payment due March 10th.

Alternative payment arrangements can be made by contacting the fees administrator. There will be a charge of $10 per extra payment. Optional fundraisers will be available to defray a player’s individual costs. A $25 fee will be added to any account that is past due or for a check that is returned by the bank.

There are no additional charges!! Fees include all team costs. (Hotels & Forcewear are extra.)  Volleyball skills training sessions (setting, hitting, passing, etc.) will be offered to Decatur Force players at no charge.

Age Divisions

18 and Under Division:   Players who were born on or after September 1, 1996 or a 12th grader

17 and Under Division:   Players who were born on or after September 1, 1997 or an 11th grader

16 and Under Division:   Players who were born on or after September 1, 1998 or a 10th grader

15 and Under Division:   Players who were born on or after September 1, 1999 or a 9th grader     

14 and Under Division:   Players who were born on or after September 1, 2000 or an 8th grader   

13 and Under Division:   Players who were born on or after September 1, 2001 or a 7th grader

12 and Under Division:   Players who were born on or after September 1, 2002 or a 6th grader

11 and Under Division:   Players who were born on or after September 1, 2003 or a 5th grader

Little Diggers Program:    Players in the 2nd thru 5th grades