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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

-ACE Volleyball Academy (AVA) (Mat-Su Valley) ACE/AVA,   Facebook  ACE/AVA facebook
-Arctic (Fairbanks) ArcticVolleyballClub.com   ARCTIC VBC Facebook
-Inspire (Eagle River/Chugiak)  Inspire VBC
-Impact/ASA   IMPACT
Midnight Sun (Anchorage) Midnightsun VBC
-Peninsula Midnight Sun Peninsula-Midnight-Sun- Facebook
-Pass To Play AK Beach/Sand (Anchorage) PassToPlay
-USAV Indoor Girls Youth Naational USAV Girls

2019-2020 Season USAV Age bracket defintion-  younger players can play on older teams

Age Division Date of Birth 9/1 thru 8/31
11U 9/1/2008 - 8/31/2011
12U 9/1/2007 - 8/31/2008
13U 9/1/2006 - 8/31/2007
14U 9/1/2005 - 8/31/2006
15U=JVsilver/C 9/1/2004 - 8/31/2005
16U=JVgold 9/1/2003 - 8/31/2004
17U=VarSilver 9/1/2002 - 8/31/2003
18U=VarGold 9/1/2001 - 8/31/2002
*18U=VarGold 9/1/2000 - 8/31/2001 if a Sr. during academic year

Juniors news

Juniors Club Night.  A successful club night was held at UAA on 7 Sept where players & parents learned about all the different USAV Jrs Clubs in the area.

The USAV Jrs program several change for this upcoming 2019/2020 to conform more closely to other regions in the US.

The AK Region has set some new rules regarding tryouts. These rules are made in the best interest of the athlete and are similar to other states.
++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 is Sunday, Oct 27 thru Nov 11, 2019.  Commitments to a program by a 14u player can not take place before Nov 5th, 2019 (was Nov 11).
++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 coming season the tryout window is Nov 11 thru Sun 1 Dec 2019.   The 1st day players (18U-15U) can commit to a program/club is Nov 26 2019 (was Dec 1). Committment dates were changed based on a unanimous agreement between all club directors.

CLUB Tryouts 14u + Mid Sch 16U/15U 18U/17U other
ACE Oct 29 Nov 19 Nov 18
Impact Oct 27 Nov 17 Nov 17
Inspire Oct 28 Nov 18 Nov 19
Midnight Sun Nov 2 C Nov 18 Var Nov 20
JV Nov 19

TOURNAMENT Dates 2020 18U Section=18U+17u+16U teams, 15U section=15U+14U+13U+12U teams
-Jan. 4/5 - Pre-Season Jamboree - Both 15U  & 18U sections to establish initial ranking.
-Jan. 18/19 – 18U Section tourney weekend
-Jan. 25/26 – 15U Section tourney weekend
-Feb. 15/16 – 15U Section tourney weekend
-Feb. 22/23 – 18U Section tourney weekend
-Mar. 21/22 – 18U Section tourney weekend
-Mar. 28/29 – 15U Section tourney weekend
-Apr. 18 and 19 Region Championship tourney weekend

other info

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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