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Jr/Youth Clubs & Programs

There are numerous outstanding Juniors/Youth clubs and programs around Alaska.  Most of the clubs have Comp and Developmental programs and travel teams.

Players in local USAV programs must be registered with USAV through the new SportsEngine/USAV system.  Use the link below to get yourself registered. The 2021/22  registration is now available. Last year's membership expired on 1 Sept 2021.   You don't need to select a club yet.
You will need to pay the full or tryout USAV fee online.  Club or team fees will be collected later by your club.

If you have not signed up with the new USA Website, here is the direct link:
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 -ACE Volleyball Academy (AVA) (Mat-Su Valley) ACE/AVA,   Facebook  ACE/AVA facebook
-Elevate AK Volleyball (Fairbanks) fhfitnessstudio@gmail.com Director Tina Ferringer

-Inspire (Eagle River/Chugiak)  Inspire VBC
-Impact/ASA   IMPACT
-Kodiak  KODIAK-ISLAND-VBC
-Marathon Volleyball Club - Seward, AK Jodi Kurtz marathonvball@yahoo.com
-Midnight Sun (Anchorage) Midnightsun VBC
-Peninsula Wild Director Luke Baumer Peninsula-Wild Facebook
-Pass To Play AK Beach/Sand (Anchorage) PassToPlay
-USAV Indoor Girls Youth National USAV Girls

2021-22 Season USAV Age bracket definition (note USAV has changed the cutoff date to 1 Jul vs 1 Sept)  younger players can play on older teams

Age Division Date of Birth 7/1 thru 6/30
11U 7/1/2010 - 6/30/2011
12U 7/1/2009 - 6/30/2010
13U 7/1/2008 - 6/30/2009
14U 7/1/2007 - 6/30/2008
15U=JVsilver/C 7/1/2006 - 6/30/2007
16U=JVgold 7/1/2005 - 6/30/2006
17U=VarSilver 7/1/2004 - 6/30/2005
18U=VarGold 7/1/2003 - 6/30/2004
Female Only -Players who were born on or after July 1, 2002, (who are defined as 18 & under by the USAV Age Definition) and are in the 11th grade for the current academic year are waivered to compete in 17 & under.(This age waiver is based on recruiting concerns for 11th grade girls previously required to participate in girls 18’s qualifiers and the18’s GJNC.)
*18U=VarGold 7/1/2002 - 6/30/2003 if a Sr. during academic year1Players who were born on or after July 1, 2002 OR players who were born on or after July 1, 2001 and a high school student in the twelfth (12th) grade or below during some part of the current academic year.2
2022 18s Champs IVC 18 Blue
2022 18s Champs IVC 18 Blue
2022 17s Champs ACE Kate
2022 17s Champs ACE Kate
2022-16s Champs IVC 16 Black
2022-16s Champs IVC 16 Black
2022-15s Champs IVC 15 Yellow
2022-15s Champs IVC 15 Yellow
2022 14s Champs ACE Steve
2022 14s Champs ACE Steve

Juniors news

First USAV AK regional tournament results (April 2022)
18s IVC 18 Blue
17s ACE 17 Kate
16s IVC 16 Black
15s IVC 15 Yellow
14s ACE 14 Steve


Travel team
summer Tryouts 2022/23

Some clubs, (not all) will hold tryouts for their travel teams this summer.  Summer tryouts are for the 2022/23 travel teams only.  If you don't make a travel team, you will still need to try out for the regular club season in the Fall. Travel team tryouts can take place starting July 1 and must finish by July 31.  No Commitments/Contracts can be signed and returned until Aug. 1st.  The long summer travel tryout period gives clubs more flexibility in scheduling their tryouts.  Tryouts may not interfere with scheduled UAA, UAF or high school camps.  Clubs should do their best to avoid conflicts with other club tryouts.  We encourage players to explore your club options, as the decision you agree to will be binding for the entire 2022/23 club season.
Contact individual clubs to see if and when they are holding tryouts for Travel Teams.
Some questions to ask when making the decision to commit to a travel team.
  • How many tournaments will this team go to (when & where)?
  • What is the estimated cost, and what is included in the cost?  What is not included?
  • What is the total cost for travel and regular season?
  • Does the club have any fundraising opportunities?
  • How many times a week will this team practice?
  • Will this team be my regular season team? Are we only together for traveling?
  • What is the purpose of traveling to out of state tournaments?
  • What is the club's policy on playing time for travel team members?

       TOURNAMENT Dates for 2022/23  (4/25/2022 update)
Most tournaments will be held at Anchorage, Eagle River, and Mat-Su facilitiesTournament dates are pending they range from mid Dec to early April with a AK regional tournament in early April

Juniors Club Night @UAA. Pending There is usually a volleyball club information night at UAA before during during Sept/Oct during a UAA at the UAA Alaska Airline center.   Please stop by all the club booths to ask questions to determine which clubs might fit your needs best and find out more about club tryouts.

Club Regular Season TRYOUTS
The AK Region has set rules regarding tryouts periods and club commitments. These rules are made in the best interest of the athlete and are similar to other states. If players have conflicts with tryout dates or 2 clubs on the same date please contact the club the make special arrangements for possible alternative tryout dates.
++14 & under (14U, 13U, 12U teams)- The 1st day for tryouts will be two Sundays prior to the start of the high school regional tournaments. This coming season the tryout window begins on 24 Oct.  Commitments to a program by a 14u player can not take place before Nov 2nd 2021.
++18 and under (18U, 17U, 16U, 15U teams)- The 1st day of tryouts for players  (high school players), will be the Sunday immediately after the High School State Championship. This season the tryout window will be 14 Nov.   The 1st-day players (18U-15U) can commit or be asked to commit to a program/club is Nov 26 2021 (was normally Dec 1).  Commitment dates could change if there is unanimous agreement between all club directors.

 

 

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Player Commitment to a Club program
The USAV Alaska Region and USA Volleyball agree that a commitment to a club is for the entire season – this means from the date that a contract is signed by a player and her family and returned to the offering club, until the end of the Girls Junior National Championships. Therefore, any club that attempts to pick up players for a season ending event must first have a release by the player’s current club in order to invite or offer a player committed to another club the opportunity to play with the new club. Players/coaches/club directors/parents of players and anyone else associated with the club should not be recruiting players to play with the team for any season ending event unless players have been released. The requesting club should contact the other club director first.  This includes AAU events.

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