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Austin Volleyball Academy “Indoor" Team Information
Our program is unique, in that our player development is extremely important to us. We give our athletes the opportunity to receive quality playtime for the first half of the season, then later finalize a solid core and make the push to the end of the season and y’all know, it’s all about “playtime”. This gives the coaches time to see these athletes play under difficult situations and how they interact and compete on the court with their teammates.
**CONGRATULATIONS AVA 18 ELITE TEAM
If you have any questions, please call 512 786-2605.
ALL TEAMS WILL PRACTICE AT:
The WESTLAKE ATHLETIC COMMUNITY CENTER across the street from Westlake HS (and North, depending on the makeup of the teams)
Travel and Regional team definitions:
15-16-17 ELITE travel teams will start practice three days a week (two hours a practice) starting the first week of December. Just before Spring Break, they will move to two practices a week. PREMIER / Elite 13's and 14's travel teams will practice two days a week the entire season.
Compete in approximately 10 tournaments during the season (Tour of Texas Power League, Lone Star Classic and Lone Star Regional).
Tournaments will start in January and will culminate at an “End of the Year” tournament (USA Nationals or the AAU Junior National Championships), mid June into the first week of July. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
Regular season practice will end just before leaving for “End of the Year” tournament (mid to late June).
The costs of all Travel teams are a “One Time Cost”. There are no hidden fees and you will not be asked for additional monies for training. Transportation to and from Tournaments, Hotels and Food are not included.
ELITE teams are only traveling to one out of state tournament (End of the Year Tournament).
Our feeling at the Austin Volleyball Academy for only traveling to one out of state tournament is a two-part answer. The first part, it’s going to save the athletes and parents about $1,200 at the very low end each trip. The second, we have two opportunities (Lone Star Classic and Lone Star Regional) to make the USA Nationals in our area. WE WILL MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO QUALIFY. There are other tournaments out there. Trust me. Having gone to the AAU /JVA Junior National Championships in the “Open Division” for the fifth season now, I found after talking with many Division I college coaches, their feeling is the AAU Junior National Championships has better competition with all the same college coaches watching. I know this is a different way to do things, but it’s worked with our program in the past and will continue to do so. Things are changing in the volleyball world; you might want to read up on them (http://www.avca.org/ or http://aauvolleyball.org/Events/NationalChampionships/2011GirlsNationalChampionships.aspx).
Regional Teams: 12 ELITE and PREMIER / 13 and 14 Elite / PREMIER / 15-16-17 PREMIER
The Regional teams will practice two days a week (two hours a practice) starting the first week of December.
Compete in approximately 10 tournaments during the season (Lone Star Classic, Lone Star Regional).
Tournaments will start in January and will culminate at the Lone Star Regional (first week of May/last week of April).
Regular season practice will end just before the Lone Star Regional tournament.
18 ELITE and PREMIER will practice 2x/wk.
17-16-15 ELITE will practice 3x/wk until March 1st (then will move to 2x/wk)
17-16-15 PREMIER will practice 2x/wk
12-13-14 ELITE and PREMIER will practice 2x/wk.
2017-2018 Cost for all teams:
18 ELITE – $3895*
18 Premier –
17 ELITE – $4495
17 PREMIER – $3895*
15-16 ELITE: $4495
15-16 PREMIER: $3895*
*14 Elite: $3,495
*14 Premier: $3,495
*13 Elite: $3,495
*13 Premier: $3,495
12 Elite: $2,395.00*
12 Premier: $2,395.00*
*Does not include end of the year National tournament. Extra payment if necessary.
Fees cover all the below:
Tournament Entry Fees
Administration fees do “Not” cover:
Airfare, hotels, food, transportation to and from ALL tournaments. We will make arrangements for carpooling.
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