Frequently Asked Questions
This page has been designed to help answer some of the Frequently Asked Questions associated with Club Volleyball in general and Revolution Volleyball Club specifically. Print this material (without the age requirements table ). If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Dan LaBonte .
New for the 2012 - 2013 Club Season
Open Gyms During the high school season club programs may sponsor (1) three hour open gym per week per age group, on Sunday only. Girls may not attend two open gyms in the same day. All 12, 13, and 14-and-under teams are exempt from this provision. Open gyms are NOT exempt from recruiting rules.
Tryouts Clubs are not required to hold tryouts. Every participant in the tryout must be a current member-in-good-standing of USA Volleyball. Tryout dates - 14U or below (unless in 9th grade playing in State Championship) - no earlier than 10/28. Tryout dates – 15U & above - 11/11 or later. Players in 9th grade and above, regardless of age group, who are participating in their school’s Varsity or Jr. Varsity volleyball program may not participate in tryouts or practices until their season is completed. This includes participation in the PIAA District and State Championship Tournaments. These players are permitted to attend the tryout sessions and practices, but must remain in street clothes, and may not take part in any warm-ups, exercises, drills, or scrimmages, or any other activities except for team meetings.
Contact Clubs may contact parents of the players at any time throughout the year. They may NOT contact any players for any reason; the only exception being players that were on team rosters and played for their Club in the previous season. Club representatives that switch Clubs during the season or off-season may NOT contact players from their previous Club. If any Club Representative is contacted directly by a player, they must respond that all questions must come from a parent. The Club Representative may, however, ask the player for contact information for her parent or instruct the player to have her parent contact the Club. High school coaches, administrators or teachers may not pressure athletes into playing for a specific Club. The Region can take no action unless the violation is reported, in writing to the Junior Girls Chairperson (firstname.lastname@example.org). All suspected violations should be reported immediately. Clubs that violate these tryout and recruiting rules will be subject to discipline and entitled to Due Process review, as provided in the KRVA Governing Documents. Playing contracts, invitations or offers can be made any time throughout the year between Clubs and parents, however:
Contracts, invitations and/or offers made prior to the announced start of the tryout period each year shall be considered non-binding
No money or deposits of any kind may be accepted by, or paid to, a Club until after the beginning of the tryout period. (Tryout cost is not a team fee).
Acceptance of any offer to play for a club must be submitted in writing to both the Club Director and the Junior Girls Chair. Written acceptance can be either a hard-copy letter or an email addressed to both parties.
Playing contracts, promises, invitations or offers can NEVER be made with or to players at any time of year.
Offers Offers can be made as early as the first tryout and must remain open for 4 days. Once a Club (through a player’s parent) offers a player a position on a team roster, the offer must remain open, without changes in conditions, for a minimum of four (4) days from the date of the offer unless the offer is declined prior to the expiration of the offer period. Once an offer is accepted, it is binding to that club unless the player is released in accordance with provisions of the Junior Girls Operating Code. Binding offers cannot be made to any player until the start of the tryout period. Parents or guardians and players have the right to request that an offer to play for a Club be put in writing.
Related Information Fee for junior players and coaches - $52
For more details, see the Girls Junior Operating Code
2012-2013 Age Requirements
To determine the correct age division, locate the row corresponding to your Birth Month. Go across the row until you locate the birth year. The Age Level at the top the column is the correct age bracket.
|18 & Under||17 & Under||16 & Under||15 & Under||14 & Under||13 & Under||12 & Under||11 & Under||10 & Under|
- Why club volleyball?
- Why Revolution?
- Who are the coaches?
- Why so many locations?
- How do I tryout?
- How are teams selected?
- Will all kids get equal playing time?
- When does the season start?
- When and where is practice?
- What tournaments will we play in?
- How much does it cost?
Why club volleyball? There are number of benefits. Club volleyball provides age specific competition and training over a period of 4 - 6 months, (much longer than high school seasons). Teams may participate in sanctioned tournaments held throughout the US. It also provides great exposure to college coaches who spend significant amounts of time recruiting at club volleyball tournaments as opposed to high school matches and tournaments.
Why Revolution? Here is a link to a video that tells you a little more about us: www.revolutionvb.com/tryouts/ We take great pride in our ability to teach the game, to coach kids, and to impact the lives of young people in a positive way…to challenge them to extend beyond their comfort zones, to build relationships, and to begin to recognize their purpose.
Who are the coaches? Who are the coaches? We have been fortunate to have some excellent coaches in our club including current and former college coaches, high school coaches, veteran club coaches, and college players who we feel have the maturity, knowledge, and desire to impact young people. Specific coaching assignments will be posted prior to tryouts but we are confident in our coaches ability and desire to coach the game effectively and give the players and families a positive experience. Our coaches also will be provided with the support of Dan LaBonte, Club Director, as well as the support of our Regional Directors – Dan LaBonte in Chambersburg, Julie Miller in State College, Jason Leppo in York, and Jeff Stephens in the Lehigh Valley.
Why so many locations? We started in Chambersburg 5 years ago and simply had opportunities and interest in various locations in Pennsylvania. Our main purpose is to impact the lives of young people and additional locations gave us more opportunities to do just that.
How do I try out? Check out our “Tryouts” page: www.revolutionvb.com/tryouts/
How are teams selected? We select the best players who display the desire to be the best within the context of the team and the club. We obviously need to balance positions so that each team has players who can fill the positions on the floor. We have no obligation or preference to any one particular high school team over another.
Will all kids get equal playing time? No. While we realize that everybody on a team pays the same amount of money, that doesn't guarantee playing time. I have always had the belief that it is a bad message to send young people that no matter what they do, how they perform, or what type of attitude they display, that they will all play the same amount of time. The game doesn't work like that and our club doesn't operate that way. Saying that, if players are willing to commit to the team, to work as hard as they possibly can, and embrace the role that they are given, they will be given the opportunity to play. Playing time is determined by the performance of the player and the evaluation of the coach regarding what is best for the team.
When and where is practice? It depends on the location and the specific team your daughter plays for. All teams practice 2x per week (one weeknight and one weekend practice) from December through the end of May. The only possible exception could be during the middle school season in some locations when we sometimes cut practice back to 1x per week.
- Chambersburg: Revolution Warehouse 130 Industrial Drive Chambersburg, PA 17201
- State College: Christ Community Church 200 Ellis Place State College, PA 16801
- York: Southern Middle School (Susquehannock) 3280 Fissels Church Rd. Glen Rock, PA 17327 New Freedom Community Center 150 East Main St. New Freedom, PA 17349 Hanover YWCA 23 W. Chestnut St. Hanover, PA 17331
- Lehigh Valley: East Side Youth Center 1140 East Clair St. Allentown, PA 18109 East Hills Moravian Church 1830 Butztown Rd. Bethlehem, PA 18017
What tournaments will we play in? Our tournament schedule is based on the age and strength of each team. Our teams in the past have participated in the top events in the east. For our U-14 teams, we do our best to keep travel reasonable (within 1-2 hours). For our teams ages 15-18, our teams have played in the Northeast Qualifier (Baltimore), various Power League Events (Richmond, Virginia Beach, Raleigh, Philadelphia), the MLK Event in Lancaster, the PVA Invitational in Philadelphia, Capitol Hill Classic in Washington DC, and the Happy Volley Tournament at Penn State. We anticipate similar schedules for our teams this year but will have schedules finalized by mid-December when we can begin registering for these events. You can expect the following # of events by age group below: 14 – 6 events 15 – 7-8 events 16 – 8-9 events 17 – 8-9 events 18 – 8-9 events
How much does it cost? It depends on the age and location as some facilities are more expensive than others. You can check out our Payments page on our website: You will find other clubs that are cheaper and you will also find other clubs that are more expensive. We take pride in sharing our experience with your daughter and making this experience something that they will always remember. Once you are a Revolution Kid, you will forever be a member of the Revolution Family.