Frequently Asked Questions

Every year many people discover club volleyball for the first time and have many questions. While this will not answer all of them, we hope we can address a few of the common questions. 

Q. WHEN DID SVA BEGIN AND HOW HAS THE PROGRAM GROWN?
A. SVA began in May of 2016 after our founder was led to change careers from a Physics Professor to a Coach/Club Director. She started the club from nothing and we have grown by the grace of God since then. We are looking to develop character through volleyball for years to come. You are welcome to reach out to any of our athletes parents and they can share what it is like to be part of SVA.

Q. DOES MY ATHLETE HAVE TO ATTEND THE TRYOUT AT THE LOCATION THEY HOPE TO PRACTICE AT?
A. No, players are welcome to try out at either location for the team they choose. Upon arrival at tryouts on one of the forms you will tell us your preference. Also, we do our best to accommodate each athletes preference, but we hope that you will trust our judgment regarding which team your daughter is placed on.

Q. HOW DO THE COACHES EVALUATE THE ATHLETE’S DURING THE TRYOUT?
A. Our staff is looking for skill, work ethic, and contribution to team chemistry. Height and skill are certainly a plus but not required.

Q. HOW MANY ATHLETES WILL THE CLUB SELECT?
A. SVA would love to take all athletes, but we are limited to space and a certain number of coaches. The number of teams per age group is based on the number of athletes attending the tryout and talent pool available.

Q. DO YOU GUARANTEE ALL ATHLETES TO PLAY?
A. Unfortunately, there is never a guarantee. We are here to train your daughter in practice and they should receive about the same amount of practice as the rest of the team. Your daughter’s court time during tournaments is typically determined by skill, work ethic/grit, and contribution to team chemistry.

Q. FROM A PARENT: I SEE THAT COSTS ARE ESTIMATED IF 10 ATHLETES ARE ON THE TEAM AND I WANTED TO KNOW THAT IF NOT ENOUGH GIRLS TRYOUT OR ARE ON THE TEAM HOW WILL THAT AFFECT THE COST? 

A. The maximum about for that your total would increase is 25%, but I don’t expect that to happen. We desire to make sure those that want to get better and take the initiative to improve will be able to do that with SVA and we don’t want money to be the deciding factor. There is always fundraising options for our athletes and that information can be requested via email to us once you are part of the club.

Source: http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Volleyball/Education/Coaching-Education-Programs/Resources/CAP-II-Articles/Parent-FAQ