FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Club Volleyball?
Club volleyball brings players from all school together to form traveling teams completing in the Northern California Volleyball Association (NCVA). As member of USA volleyball, NCVA offers Power League, Premier Leagues, Recreational Youth League and Special Tournaments to youth ages 10-18. Club volleyball is where players get recruited for college and where players get quality coaching to develop their skills and knowledge of the game.
What is the difference between Power, Premier, and Recreational?
- Power League - The most competitive league, for advanced athletes seeking to play at the highest level of play. Requires traveling up to 3 hours to compete in Power League Tournaments
- Premier Area League - An intermediate level of play, with less travel typically tournaments are within 1 hour travel
- Developmental Youth Leagues - Are ideal for beginner or recreational players, weekly games are in Folsom. Teams will have the option to play in the NCVA youth tournaments in Sacramento
For additional information on the Teams we offer please see the Girls Club page
When does the season start and end?
Tryouts for Power and Premier teams are always in November, usually the second weekend. Practices begin in December and end the second week in May.
Our Recreational Youth League signups will open in October. Registration is thru the City of Folsom 984-2850, details can be found on the Developmental Page. Practices start early January and the season ends March 15.
Where are the tournaments?
Tournament locations for Power and Premier teams vary and are determined by NCVA. Power teams can travel up to 3 hours to compete in League Play. Premier teams can travel up to 1 hours to compete in League play. In addition to the single day league tournaments our teams have overnight special tournaments in San Jose, Reno, and Santa Clara. The schedule with tournament sites (if known) is posted here.
How much does it cost?
Team fees vary each season depending on the tournament schedule, coaches, and other facility fees. The more competitive teams have more travel and therefore more expenses. We offer recreational programs as well which have no travel and are best suited for beginners.
What do the fees cover?
All of our team fees cover: tournament registration fees; insurance and background checks for coaching staff as well as required training certifications; uniforms for the players and the coaches; facility fees for practices; coaches accommodations; all coaching stipends and administrative fees.
Fees do not cover hotels or transportation for the players or NCVA membership.
What is the difference between a NCVA membership and NCVA tryout pass?
You need the membership to be eligible throughout the whole season. Cost is $60. If you are not sure about the whole season and want to start with the try out first, you can opt to purchase the NCVA tryout pass for $15. If you choose to register for a try out membership, the cost of that membership is not applicable towards a full membership. Memberships available at NCVA.com
The NCVA membership is the liability insurance required by the league and facilities.
What age group should my daughter tryout for?
Age divisions are determined by your daughters age on 9/1/xxxx
If your daughter was 12 on 9/1/xx she is an Under 13 player.