1. Where are practices held?
This year our main practice locations will be:
(1) Duluth High School
(2) Lanier High School
(3) Collins Hill High School
(4) Best Friend Park
We plan to also have 2 other practice locations to help the players and families that are not located around the Duluth Area. Once we have secured our dates and times with our new gyms, we will post them on our webpage.
2. When are tryouts?
All tryouts will be located at TBA. Please check out our Tryout Information page for required paperwork and the exact locations based on your daughter's age. Please arrive a MINIMUM of 30 minutes early on Day one of tryouts as we want to make sure that we have all of your paperwork and forms completed. For the callbacks night, please come early enough to put your gear on, get stretched and are ready to go by the official tryout time.
3. How many tournaments will AEVC teams attend?
Our competitive teams regular season will go from November to May (6 months) and we will compete in approximately 7-10 tournaments. Some team will attend nationals in the post season and those teams seasons will go to June. Our developmental teams season will go from December to April (5 months) and we will compete in approximately 1-3 tournaments. Some tournaments are 1 day while some tournaments might be 3 days.
4. What ages will we have teams for this year?
We will have teams that cover the ages 8-18 years old. We will have a developmental team for the ages 8-12. This will be a fun team that focuses on the basic skills of volleyball. Although there will be "tryouts" we will not cut anyone from our developmental team as long as we have enough interest to field a team. Our competitive club and power teams will range from 12-18 years old.
5. How many days a week do we practice?
Our club & power teams practice 2-3 times a week until our tournaments start in January/early February. Our developmental team will practice 1-2 times a week until our tournaments start in February. This is mainly dependent on the team's tournament schedule & the school's holiday schedule.
6. How many girls will be on each team?
We will have 8-12 girls per team. This number may be different on our 8-12 development teams.
7. How long is the season?
The average competitive season is November to May where as the developmental season is from December to April. Some teams will have the option to attend Nationals which is in late June.
8. Where will the tournaments be? Will they be extra?
The tournaments will mainly be located in the southeast with some of the biggest here in Atlanta. Cities that some teams have traveled to the most in the past include: Birmingham, AL, Chattanooga, TN & Columbia, SC. We try to keep all of our away tournaments within a 2-5 hour driving range. The price of regular season tournaments are included in the club dues and are not extra! Som of our favorite tournaments include: Big South, SRVA Regionals, the Peachtree Classic, Southern Classic and the Valentines Day Bash just to name a few.
9. Do we do any fundraising?
Yes, we do a lot of fundraising both on and off season. Some girls have paid their whole club tuition just from fundraising. Please speak to the Fundraising Chair or the Director for opportunities for your daughter.
10. What is the main way that we differ from other clubs?
The main way we differ from other clubs is our price and quality of coaches. We truly believe that no girl should not be able to play due to money and that you should not have to spend thousands to be a part of a quality volleyball club. We want to give opportunities to all girls and all families to be apart of club volleyball. We are so thankful to our sponsors and everyone who supports us to make this possible!
We are fortunate to have one of the best coaching staffs in the southeast. We are very selective on our coaches as they represent the club and are working hard with your daughters to have them reach their highest potential. To be a part of our program coaches must go through the selective process of: 1) we must see them coach in action 2) being highly reccomended 3) must pass a background check 4) must have coaching/volleyball experience 5) must join our continuing education program where we focus on keeping our coaches up to date on the newest techniques and plays.
Our coaching staff includes:
- Previous college coaches
- Current college players
- National team members
- National award winners
- Previous college players
- Adult club team members
- Sand volleyball players
- Certified award coaches
- High school coaches
- Experienced club coaches
11. Can my child be active in another sport? Can my child play a sport during club season?
YES! We encourage our players to stay active by playing other sports, especially off season! We designed our practices to be after normal HS practice hours not to conflict with high school practices. We also work closely with the other coaches to make sure that the player is not getting penalized, on both sports, if they have to miss due to a game. We also have our tournaments on weekends which rarely conflicts with HS sports. We have had many many Basketball and Track athletes over the past 3 seasons and all have worked out well. We just ask that you communicate with your head coach so that they are able to understand and to work with you.
Did we not answer you question here? Please email us at info(at)aevc.org.