Volleyball

2018-19 Club Teams Information

Ballyhoo Volleyball Academy features many different programs and levels for players of all ages and ability levels. From club teams, to camps, to position and skill specific clinics, Ballyhoo Volleyball has the offerings to help you take your game to the next level.

Club Teams

Club volleyball teams are a way to develop your skills in a team environment, competing in tournaments against other club programs. The club season begins with tryouts/evaluations in November.  After the team selection process, practices start in early December and continue through the conclusion of the tournament schedule in March/April.  Teams typically practice twice per week based upon age and skill level.  While there sometimes are exceptions, teams are typically composed of 8-10 athletes.

All of the events that our teams participate in are ran be one of three organizations: KRVA (Keystone Region Volleyball Association), JVA (Junior Volleyball Association) or AAU (Amateur Athletic Union).  For York tryouts, all athletes must have the a current KRVA Tryout Membership ($15) and a completed 2018-19 USAV Medical Release Form.

To sign up for tryouts, visit our ‘Register’ Page!

 

Levels of Play

Ballyhoo fields teams at many different age groups and ability levels.  The AAU level is for players that are looking for less of a time and financial commitment but still want the experience of playing club volleyball locally.  This level is primarily developmental and skill/team development will be the primary goal for coaches and players.  Ballyhoo South, which will be based out of the Spring Grove Community Center and Spring Grove Intermediate School, will operate as AAU level teams and have similar tournament and cost structures.  The Regional level is for players that are ready for a higher level of competition and some bigger tournaments, but still want/need to further improve their individual skill set and volleyball IQ.  Here players will get a taste of higher-level volleyball but will also be able to still focus on their own development.  The National level is for players that are ready physically, mentally, and have the skill set to compete at the highest level.  Being on a team at this level is a commitment, and players on these teams usually have a strong desire to want to try to play at the collegiate level.  While individual skill development is still hugely important, team success and development are bigger factors at this level than the others; playing time is not guaranteed and may not be equal.

All Ballyhoo teams practice twice per week during the regular season (Dec-Apr for 15s-18s, Dec-mid-Mar for U14s), with a third ‘skill development’ practice that will be optional being offered most weeks as well.  Most regional and national level teams will practice twice during the week (most likely Mondays & Wednesdays), while most AAU & U14s teams will practice one-week night (most likely Tuesdays) and once on the weekend (most likely Saturday morning).  Skill Development practices will be on Thursdays at the LIU York Learning Center.  Practices will primarily be held at Heritage Hills Athletic Club, but the LIU York Learning Center may also be used.  Sports performance training and mental training will also be apart of team practices on a regular basis.

At the end of the regular season, Ballyhoo players may choose to attend a ‘post-season’ event that will occur in either May or June.  The post-season tournament will be an additional cost to the projected costs below, with the exception being the 16 & 17 National levels that already have AAU Nationals built into their schedule.  To be eligible for post-season tournaments, players must be in good standing and have paid off all regular season costs.

 

2018-19 Projected Tournament Schedules & Costs

All tournaments listed are tentative and subject to change until official acceptance into event occurs.  If a tournament is unavailable, every attempt to find a similar replacement will be made.  Final costs are not set until after tryouts and team selection, as the number of athletes on the team can have an impact on what the final cost ends up being.

12s AAU: 3-4 single day AAU Events.  Projected Cost: $500

13s AAU: 3-4 singe day AAU Events.  Projected Cost: $500

13s Regional: 3-4 single day AAU or KRVA events, Blue Ribbon Brawl, Irish Rumble.  Projected Cost: $600-$750

14s AAU/Regional: 3-4 single day AAU events, Blue Ribbon Brawl, Irish Rumble.  Projected Cost:  $600-$750

14s National: 1-2 single day AAU or KRVA events, MLK Kickoff Classic, Blue Ribbon Brawl, Irish Rumble, MAPL York, President’s Day Classic or Capitol Hill Classic.  Projected Cost: $1400-$1600

15s AAU: 4-5 single day AAU events, Blue Ribbon Brawl, Irish Rumble.  Projected Cost: $1000

15s Regional: 2-3 single day AAU or KRVA events, MLK Kickoff Classic, President’s Day Classic, Blue Ribbon Brawl, Irish Rumble, AAU Grand Prix.  Projected Cost: $1500-$1800

15 National: 1-2 single day KRVA or AAU events, MLK Kickoff Classic, JVA Steel City Freeze, Blue Ribbon Brawl, Irish Rumble, MAPL York, JVA World Challenge or Capitol Hill Classic, North East Qualifier.  Projected Cost: $1900-$2100

16 AAU: 4-5 single day AAU events, Blue Ribbon Brawl, Irish Rumble.  Projected Cost:  $1000

16 Regional: 1-2 single day AAU or KRVA events, MLK Kickoff Classic, Capitol Hill Classic or President’s Day Classic, Blue Ribbon Brawl, Irish Rumble, AAU Grand Prix or MAPL York, North East Qualifier   Projected Cost:  $1800-$2100

16 National: MLK Kickoff Classic, MAPL Hampton or JVA Steel City Freeze, Capitol Hill Classic, Blue Ribbon Brawl, MAPL York, JVA World Challenge or MAPL Raleigh, North East Qualifier, AAU Nationals.  Projected Cost:  $2100-$2400

17 AAU: 4-5 single day AAU events, Blue Ribbon Brawl, Irish Rumble.  Projected Cost:  $1000

17 Regional: 1-2 single day AAU or KRVA events, MLK Kickoff Classic, Capitol Hill Classic or President’s Day Classic, Blue Ribbon Brawl, Irish Rumble, AAU Grand Prix or MAPL York, North East Qualifier.  Projected Cost: $1800-$2100

17 National: MLK Kickoff Classic, MAPL Hampton or JVA Steel City Freeze, Capitol Hill Classic, Blue Ribbon Brawl, MAPL York, JVA World Challenge or MAPL Raleigh, North East Qualifier, AAU Nationals.  Projected Cost:  $2100-$2400

18 Regional: 1-2 single day KRVA events, MLK Kickoff Classic, Capitol Hill Classic, Blue Ribbon Brawl, North East Qualifier, MAPL York.  Projected Cost: $1500-$1800

18 National: MLK Kickoff Classic, MAPL Hampton, Capitol Hill Classic, Blue Ribbon Brawl, North East Qualifier, MAPL York.  Projected Cost: $1600-$1900

Ballyhoo South

Ballyhoo South will be a satellite branch of Ballyhoo VBC that will operate under the guidance of long-time coach and club director Dean Marcionette.  South teams will be AAU level teams and will compete locally in single and multi-day events that will not require any hotel or overnight stay unless the family chooses to do so.  Teams will practice twice a week: Thursdays evenings and Sunday afternoons/evenings (when teams don’t have tournaments).  In addition to regular weekly practices, South players will also have an optional skills night practice on Tuesday evenings.  Practices will be held at either the Spring Grove Community Center or the Spring Grove Intermediate School.

2018-19 Projected Tournament Schedule & Cost

U14s South: 3-4 single day AAU events, Blue Ribbon Brawl, Irish Rumble.  Projected Cost: $475

15s-17s South: 3-4 Single day AAU Events, Blue Ribbon Brawl, Irish Rumble, AAU Grand Prix.  Projected Cost: $775

 

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