Eden Prairie Volleyball Association (EPVA) JO/Travel Program
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.
On-line registration will be open on October 1, 2021
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 October 15th (U12 / U14) or October 30th (U16)
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:
U12 (5th and 6th Grade) (DOB 7/1/2009 - 6/30/2012) and U14 (7th and 8th grade) (DOB 7/1/2007 - 6/30/2009)
Grades listed for general guidance. Placement into age category is based on USAV guidelines (USAV Age Definitions)
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 mid-January. - Outstanding balance is due mid-March.
Below is an 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 *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.