WELCOME TO SOUND VOLLEYBALL CLUB!
WHY SOUND?: Please see Our Philosophy to learn more about what a Sound VBC experience is like.
We plan to host 2 club level teams along with running our very popular Sound Development program for the 2019-2020 season. See below for additional information.
ORGANIZATION: We will host a 15s and 14s team. Players born on or after September 1, 2004 are eligible for the 15s team. Players born on or after September 1, 2005 are eligible for the 14s team. These age definitions are firm and set by USA Volleyball.
CALENDAR: Our season will run from Dec. 1st to March 1st. Practices will be held on Sundays at Connecticut College (most likely 5-7 PM) with no practices held on 12/29. Additionally, we will hold optional and occasional weekday practices (we anticipate holding one to two of these per month on Wednesday nights from 6:30-7:45 PM).
COMPETITION: We intend to compete in one 2-day event and three 1-day events. They include:
January 11 & 12: Winterfest held at the Hartford Convention Center (all day)
January 26: Home event at Connecticut College (9 AM – 1 PM)
February 9: Home event at Connecticut College (9 AM – 1 PM)
March 1: NERVA event (site TBD, all day)
FEES: $900. This fee covers your uniform (game jersey & spandex), practice shirt, sweatshirt, coaching, facility and equipment, USA Volleyball membership and tournament fees. Costs not included in your program are: travel and food necessary for the events outlined above.
REGISTRATION: Opens 9/25
SOUND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
A unique and evidence-based approach to teaching youth volleyball!
FORMAT: Research tells us that younger athletes should be playing in a modified/smaller space to increase skill development. It makes sense right? Soccer, lacrosse, basketball and other sports shorten their playing areas and/or alter their equipment (lower hoops or smaller goals) in this age group…so Sound VBC is implementing this widely used, developmentally appropriate principal to volleyball. We believe that our unique model of a smaller court, with four players, using a lighter ball, on a lower net will provide an excellent environment and competitive experience for our youth players. This will be our third year using this format and we have experienced great success! Have questions about this format and why we feel like it is the best method? We are happy to answer your questions. Email Josh at: firstname.lastname@example.org . Remember, we are the only club in the area whose staff is certified by the Positive Coaching Alliance!
ORGANIZATION: We place an emphasis on learning what it is like to be a member of a team and how each individual can contribute to the success of others while building skill development. Part of this program will be our very popular “bring a parent/guardian day” where our athletes get a chance to invite a parent/guardian to go through the practice with them. This is a great step in the development of our players as they take ownership and feel empowered to share their learning experience and process with others close to them. Enrollment will be capped at 20 players with positions granted on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Sound Development program is open to players currently in 4th – 7th grade. Athletes in 3rd grade and younger can take part in our Volleykids sessions.
CALENDAR: The program will meet on Sunday evenings (most likely 3:30 – 5 PM) from December 1st through February 9th with no practice on 12/22 (10 sessions). In addition to our “bring a parent/guardian day” we anticipate holding a playdate (scrimmage with other clubs) on 2/9 so our players can put into practice all the great things they have learned!
FEES: Cost to attend this session is $300. Your fee includes a T-shirt, coaching, and facility and equipment costs.
REGISTRATION: Opens 9/25