Click on the link below to register for WVBA Tryouts
Club volleyball is for players who want to play competitively with a high level team. Our season runs from November to June with 3 practice days per week (Wednesdays optional), and up to 2 tournaments per month. Our travel teams will occasionally travel out of state for a tournament and our regional teams stay in state.
We have 2 different practice units: High School Prep (U12-U14) from 6:30-9:00 and College Prep (U15-U18) 4:00-6:30. Practices are on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Our goal with the High School Prep unit is to get players ready to perform at varsity level when they get to high school. Our goal with the College Prep unit is to prepare players to play in college. We have over 200 former players who've played in college after graduating from our program, many of them going D1. Check out Sam Drechsel and Lauren Sanders playing for the Huskies right now!
Our practice environment is fast paced and effective. Our philosophy on practice is to provide the most ball contacts possible as we've found that is the fastest way to improve the skill level of our athletes. When forming teams we almost always assign 10 players per team to minimize the amount of kids who sit on the bench at a time (many clubs have teams of 12, only 6 people can play at a time!)
If your child is in love with volleyball and wants to play competitively then club season is the way to go! If you are looking to learn more about WVBA and our club season join our open house on October 24th from 12:00-1:00PM and scroll down for our FAQ.
Our Open House will be October 24th from 12:00-1:00PM, hosted by WVBA's Club Director Dave Weitl. This meeting is open to all parents interested in our 2021-2022 Club season. Information and questions about the club season will be addressed here.
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If you're nervous about tryouts or just want to get some reps before the real deal, WVBA's third annual mock tryout is being held the week before both tryout dates! This is a great opportunity to meet coaches and go through drills and testing in advance so that you know exactly what to expect during tryouts.
The Registration "2021-2022 WVBA Tryouts" is not currently available.
Q 1. How do I know which tryout time to go to?
A 1. Your daughter should attend the tryout based on her USAV age which is how old she will be on July 1st, 2022. Example: a 7th grader who is 12 years old today, but will turn 13 on or before July 1st . This means she is a U13.
There are a few exceptions to this rule: If you are interested in the Regional Team option, then you may select that option. U14 Regional Tryouts are open to all U11-U14 players. U16 Regional Tryouts are open to all U15 and U16 players.
Q 2. What is the difference between the Regional Team and Travel Team?
A 2. There are very few differences between these two different types of teams:
* ALL TEAMS (TRAVEL/REGIONAL) WILL PRACTICE 3 TIMES A WEEK - TUE/WED/THUR.
*ALL teams will be traveling to Spokane for at least one weekend for Northwest Power League. The Power League has expanded to now include even more teams from WA, ID, MT, and BC Canada.
* Season Length - The regional teams finish their season at the end of May through the Memorial Day Weekend tournament. The travel teams continue through the middle of June to compete at AAU Nationals in Orlando, FL.
* Tournaments -
U14 & U16 Regional Teams WILL travel to SPOKANE in February for a 3 day tournament and again for Northwest Power League. This is their only overnight tournament. All other tournaments will be in the Puget Sound Area.
U15 (and under) Travel teams will also go to Spokane for a 3-day tournament in February for Northwest Power League and they will finish their season with a week long trip and 4 days of play in AAU Nationals in Orlando, FL at the end of June.
U16-U18 Travel Teams have more travel - they would also travel to Spokane but also travel by plane up to 3 additional times. Possible trips include JVA World Challenge in Louisville, KY, JVA Showdown in the Smokies in Knoxville, TN and the AAU National Championship in Orlando, FL in June.
* Cost - There are significant cost differences in the TRAVEL ASSESSMENT between the Regional Team option and the Travel Team option. Club dues will be similar between all age divisions.
These numbers will be made available soon.
Q 3. I think my daughter should "play up" one year. What should I do?
A 3. Our mission is to prepare all players to be nationally competitive in their age division. WVBA coaches will assess your daughter during her official tryout to determine if we believe that is the best option for her development.
Q 4. When will we know if we made a team at WVBA?
A 4. Offers are made to players to join the club during the tryout.
Q 5. Do you have to accept the offer during the tryout? What if we are planning on attending another tryout?
A 5. If more time is needed or you still have other tryouts to attend before you can decide, you will be allowed until the Wednesday at 5:00pm after Tryouts before a decision needs to be made.
Q 6. Will we know what team we made during the tryout?
A 6. No. We do not feel it is fair to the player, the parents, or the coaches to make such an important decision within the limited time of our tryouts. We need to place players on teams that we believe offer the player the optimum opportunity for their growth and development during the current club season. Players will be offered a spot with our club, but not a specific team. We take the first 2 weeks of practices for more evaluation and then we place players onto teams that we believe will allow for the greatest progress for the player during the upcoming season..
The Academy Sports Center is the home for WVBA. Our state-of-the-art practice and tournament facility features:
Our facility is located at 2810 Lincoln Way, just east of the interchange of SR-525 (turns into Mukilteo Speedway) and SR-99 and less than 5 minutes from the junction of I-5 and I-405. Get Directions
This season we are planning to fill the following teams: (1) U12 Teams, (1) U13 Travel Teams, (3) U14 Travel Teams, (1) U14 Regional Teams, (3) U15 Travel Teams (2) U16 Travel Teams, (1) U16 Regional Teams, (1) U17 Travel Teams and (2) U18 Travel Teams
Our tryout fee is $30