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Eden Prairie Volleyball Association (EPVA)
JO/Travel Program

 
2017 – 2018

 
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)
 
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.  The season starts with clinics and tryouts in late 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 October 1st 2017.
  • Registration Fee:  $350, which is applied toward your total program fees.
  • “Early Bird” Registration Discount of $100 deducted from the program fee if registered by October 15th.
  • All forms associated with the JO program are available for download. Completed forms need to be turned in at Tryouts.

 
PRE-TRYOUT CLINICS
U12 & U14 Sundays, October 15 & 22, 6-8 p.m., EPHS Activity Center      
U16 & U17 Sundays, October 29 & November 5, 6-8 p.m., EPHS Activity Center   


TRYOUTS AND UNIFORM TRY-ON:

U12      Sunday, Oct. 29, EPHS Activity Center, 8:00 a.m. - Noon
            8:00 – 9 a.m. – Registration, Check-in & Uniform sizing
             9:00 – Noon – Tryouts

U14      Sunday, Oct. 29, EPHS Activity Center, 8:00 a.m. - Noon
            8 – 8:15 a.m. – Registration & Check-in
            8:15 – 11:15 – Tryouts
            11:15 – Noon – Uniform sizing

U16 and U17 Sunday, Nov. 12, EPHS Activity Center, 8:00 a.m. - Noon
            8 – 8 15 a.m.  - Registration & Check-in
            8:15 – 9 Uniform sizing
            9 – 12 Noon - 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 November 2017.

 
AGE LEVELS:
 
AGE GRADES* SEASON PRACTICES TOURNAMENT-LEAGUE PLAY OUT-OF-TOWN TOURNAMENTS
U12 5th & 6th ** November - May 2 evenings per week Approx. every other weekend  One
U14 7th & 8th November – June 2 evenings per week Approx. every other weekend  Two – Three
U16 9th & 10th November – June 2 evenings per week Approx. every other weekend  Two – Three
U18 11th & 12th November – June 2 evenings per week Approx. every other weekend  Two – Three

 
* Generally the grades.  Placement into age category is based on USAV guidelines for age which is the players age as of Sept 1 2018 (Sept following the END of the season).

** 4th Graders (U10) with advanced volleyball skills/experience for their age and the desire to “play up” are encouraged to try out for a team spot on U12 teams. 
 
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 7-8 month season and include coach’s salaries, practice facilities, league and tournaments 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:
- $350 fee due at registration ($250 if registered before 10/15) that applies to total fees for the program
- First installment due approx December 15th, late fee of $50 for payments received after the deadline.  
- Outstanding balance is due approx March 15th, late fee of $50 for payments received after the deadline.
 
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 within the age Level.  Exact fees per team will be communicated when teams are formed after Tryouts.
U12     $1,500 - $1,800
U14     $1,800 - $2,100
U16     $1,900 - $2,000
U18     $2,000 - $2,300

 
Any participant that registers and attends tryouts but does not make the club will have their registration fee refunded in full.  No refund will be given to a player who earned a spot in the program but then choose to leave the program after tryouts.

 

Questions? Please contact:
Brian Kraft - EPVA Vice President / JO Committee Chair
bkraft55@gmail.com

612-803-1301