As is the case with everything this year, Club Volleyball season will look differently from years past.
Because of COVID-19 and the late fall season for high school volleyball, we cannot conduct tryouts as we’ve done in the past. Instead, we have a different process:
Register. Complete the registration for our Winter JO Season. Registering means you are interested in playing for Northern Impact. Once players are registered, and up until Commitment Day (listed below), players will have opportunities to be evaluated in other ways than a traditional tryout.
Commitment Day. On Commitment Day, players who are selected will receive a commitment form to sign. This signature means you are committed to playing for Northern Impact for the 20-21 season. Downpayment is made at this time.
Oct 25: Commitment Day for 14 and under
Placement. Once players have committed, we will hold a series of placement sessions. These will be smaller groups, by age, and will be used to determine team assignments.
Players 14 and under
Players 15 and older
For the 2020-21 season, we expect to:
Field 11 teams: One team each at 12s, 13s, 18s; two teams each at 14s, 15s, 16s, & 17s
Hold 2 practices/week/team
12-16 weeks of conditioning through Acceleration North
Send each team to approximately 12 days of competition, (dependent upon age and competitions available.).
Cost for the season to range from $1200 - $1900. Costs include practice time, strength and agility training, coach fees, events, uniform package, and JVA/USAV Membership. Costs will vary based on the number and expenses of events and length of season.
The events we attend this year are to be determined. We expect some of the big events we usually attend to be on, but we need to wait for these event organizers to determine their plans. We have not decided about including any travel events. We are also open to attending more events if players and parents are interested.
We have an extensive COVID-19 preparedness plan that we have successfully implemented and followed during our short Fall 2020 season.
Because our policy requires players to quarantine if they have symptoms or test positive, we recognize this can cause significant missed playing time. To that end, this year we will offer refunds to players who miss four consecutive weeks or more of the season due to injury or illness. In the event the season is cut short (like last year), refunds of the costs we are able to recover will go to all players.
The age breakdown has changed! Please use the table below to determine your eligible age group.
If you have any questions about tryouts or Northern Impact's volleyball programs, please contact Kraig O'Rourke at Kraig@nivb.org