11934 Portal Rd, Omaha, NE  68128

Important factors to consider

  • Do they think the sport is fun?  #1 reason anyone should participate in a sport
  • Player desire
    • Should not be a parent desire, when the player wants to do this they will do it longer
    • Is it a social choice (wanting to because their friends are)
    • Are they trying to advance to another level because they want toadvance their skill and/or make their school team
    • Do they want to potentially play in college
  • Cost (must be talked about due to the higher expenses select sports demands with paid coaches, travel, entry fees, facility rental, etc)
  • Travel or no travel teams
  • Club Philosophy (check out each club's philosophy, go watch practices, see teaching styles, cost comparison)

When should we enter club volleyball?

Club Volleyball Facts

  • In the Omaha metro area club costs can range between $1000-$2000 for the base dues
    • There can be addititional costs for (ask which clubs charge and which do not)
      • Travel
      • Uniforms
      • Strentgh/condidtioning programs
      • Specialty Training/Position Training
  • Some clubs do not encourage or allow players to participate in a school sport while participating in their club season, some will work with the player so they can do both activities.
  • Season
    • Some clubs will run from Jan through mid June with ending at a national tournament
    • Some clubs will run from November through the beginning of July with ending at a national tournament
  • Tryouts
    • Most clubs will hold tryouts for 10-14s in October
    • All clubs cannot hold tryouts for HS until the HS State Tournament is complete (this is usually the Sunday after, appx mid  Nov)

What age is the starting age for entering club volleyball?

There are teams for 10 & under, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 17 and 18 under.The age guideline is based on what the child will be on Sept 1, of