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Eden Prairie Volleyball Association (EPVA)
JO/Travel Program

 
2019-2020

 

The JO season is EPVA’s competitive, travel program.  It is sanctioned by USVA (United States Volleyball Association, www.usavolleyball.org) and is designated “Junior Olympic” by that organization.  The EPVA is a member and participant of the North Country Region of USA Volleyball (www.ncrusav.org) as well as the Junior Volleyball Association (JVA)
 
EPVA's JO Program is offered to girls/families that live/work in Eden Prairie or attend Eden Prairie Schools.  Players and teams are designated by age group and are intended for girls in grades 4th through 12th.  The season starts with tryouts in October/early November.  Teams begin practicing in November with competitive leagues and tournament play starting in January and continuing through late spring/early summer based on their age group and team. 

 
All teams are assigned paid, experienced coaches who are under the overall direction of Club Director Chad Becker (Eden Prairie High School Head Volleyball Coach).  The program is aligned with Eden Prairie High School’s volleyball program; utilizing the same philosophies, approach and expectations as the state champion program.   

 
 

REGISTRATION:

  • On-line registration will be open on September 14th, 2018.
  • Registration Fee:  $500, which is applied toward your total program fees.
  • “Early Bird” Registration Discount of $100 deducted from the program fee if registered by September 29th (U12 / U14) or October 27th (U16 / U18).
  • All forms associated with the JO program are available for download. Completed forms need to be turned in at Tryouts.

 
TRYOUTS AND UNIFORM TRY-ON: 

U10 & U12  Sunday, Oct. 6, EPHS Activity Center, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00
                     8:00 – 9:00 – Registration, Check-in & Uniform sizing
                     9:00 – 11:00 – Tryouts


U14     Sunday, Oct. 6, EPHS Activity Center, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00
            8:00 – 8:30 – Registration & Check-in
            8:30 – 10:30 – Tryouts
            10:30 – 11:00 – Uniform sizing


U16 and U17 Sunday, Nov. 10, EPHS Activity Center, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00
            8:00 – 8 15 – Registration & Check-in
            8:15 – 9:00 – Uniform sizing
            9:00 – 11:00 - Tryouts


Tryouts will determine players that have secured a spot within their age level in the program. 

Exact team placement will be determined by the end of December 15, 2019.


AGE LEVELS: 
 

Age            Grades         Season         Practices       

Tournament / League Play

Out of Town 

        Tournaments          

U10 4th Nov-April 2 evenings per week Approx every other weekend Zero
U12 5th & 6th Nov-April 2 evenings per week Approx every other weekend One
U14 7th & 8th Nov-June 2 evenings per week Approx every other weekend One-Two
U16 9th & 10th Nov-June 2 evenings per week Approx every other weekend Two-Three
U17 11th & 12th Nov-June 2 evenings per week Approx every other weekend Two-Three

 


Grades listed for general guidance.  Placement into age category is based on USAV guidelines based on the age of the player on September 1, 2020 (i.e. the September following the END of the season).

 

Practice schedules for teams will be announced after tryouts when players are assigned to teams within their age level. 
 
Fee Payment Installments: 
JO Player Fees cover a 6-8 month-long season and include coaches salaries, practice facilities, league and tournament team fees, uniforms, equipment, insurance and administration.  Player fees do not cover individual and family travel expenses to out-of-town tournaments (transportation, hotels, meals, etc.).  
 
Fee Payment Schedule: 
- Registration fee due at the time of registration (all of which applies to total fees for the program).
- First installment (1/2 remaining balance) due December 15th
- Outstanding balance is due March 15th.


Below is the currently estimated range of Player Fees per Age Level.  Fees within an age level vary depending on the number of tournaments scheduled for each team.  Exact fees per team will be communicated when teams are formed. 
 
U12     $1,500 - $1,800 
U14     $1,800 - $2,200 
U16     $1,900 - $2,300 
U17     $2,000 - $2,300 
 
*Any participant that registers and attends tryouts but does not make the club will have all of their registration fee refunded. 

*Players who earn a spot in the program but then choose to not participate are still responsible for the full season player fees.