A double-block executed by the US Women's National Team (photo courtesy of FIVB).
 

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Welcome

Thank you for visiting Velocity VBC's website. For the 2013-2014 season, the Club is in its ninth year. As always, we're looking forward to another exiciting Club season!


Girls Tryouts

VELOCITY NORTH
Glenview, Northbrook, Northfield, Wilmette, Des Plaines

Date: October 6th, 2013
Venue: Christian Heritage, 315 Waukegan Rd., Northfield, IL

U-12's and U-13's
Registration: 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Tryout: 5:30 PM to 6:45 PM
Fee: $15

U-14's
Registration: 6:45 PM to 7:15 PM
Tryout: 7:15 PM to 8:30 PM
Fee: $15

VELOCITY SOUTH
Niles, Morton Grove, Skokie, Lincolnwood, Park Ridge

Date: October 6th, 2013
Venue: Niles West High School, 5701 Oakton St., Skokie, IL 60077

U-12's, U-13's & U-14's
Registration: 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Tryout: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Fee: $10

Note:
* Any and all players interested in trying out must complete USA Volleyball online registration. See Registration Process below for details.
* If needed, a second tryout will be held at a date and time TBD.


Registration Process

Registering for a club tryout, regardless of the club, is a multi-step process. The steps outlined below are intended to guide you and your child through the process with both USA Volleyball (USAV) and Velocity VBC. This section will ensure you and your child walk into the tryout venue with the proper documentation in hand.

STEP 1A
Returning Players - If you were a player on a USAV Junior Club team during the 2012-2013 season, then request online access to the USAV website here. (Step-by-step instructions for filling out the form can found here.) Use the "Print Membership Card" link in the USAV system to print out a membership card (if you don't already have one).
New Players - If this is the first time you will play on a USAV Junior Club team, then register online for a limited tryout membership here. (Step-by-step instructions for filling out the form can found here.) Be sure to print out a membership card using the "Print Membership Card" link.
*** BRING THE MEMBERSHIP CARD TO THE TRYOUT. ***

STEP 1B
Regardless of whether you are a Returning Player or New Player, download, print, and fill out the Medical Release Form which is available through the "Member's Area" link on the USAV website or click here.
*** BRING THE MEDICAL RELEASE FORM TO THE TRYOUT. ***

STEP 2 - Download, print, and fill out Velocity VBC's Player Information Sheet.
*** BRING THE COMPLETED FORM TO THE TRYOUT ***

STEP 3 - Download, print, and fill out Velocity VBC's Waiver and Release Form.
*** BRING THE COMPLETED FORM TO THE TRYOUT ***

STEP 4 - Make a check payable to Velocity Volleyball Club for the tryout fee.
*** BRING THE CHECK TO THE TRYOUT ***

STEP 5 - Attend the age appropriate tryout. Arrive at least 30 minutes before the designated start time with the signed/completed documentation specified in Steps 1-4 above (e.g. USAV Membership Card, USAV Medical Release Form, Velocity Player Info Sheet, Velocity Waiver and Release, Check).

Questions? Email the Director of Velocity VBC, John Kofod.


Mission Statement

The focus of the Club is to develop players with strong fundamental and individual skills in preparation for a competitive high-school experience. At all levels of the Club, our Coaches ask for energy, desire, willingness to learn, and a commitment from both players and parents to the Club, the Coaches, and our system of play. Our practice drills focus on continuous movement, a high number of touches on the ball, and at least 1 or more core skills. Our Coaches are USA Volleyball IMPACT certified and many of them hold additional certifications such as VIRTUS and Positive Coaching Alliance Double-Goal.

Our program starts at the 12 and Under level where we teach fundamental skills, e.g. passing, setting, hitting, and serving. Any player interested in playing at the junior-high level or higher can only be successful if she is completely comfortable executing the core fundamental skills. Prior volleyball experience is not needed at this level.

Next, the 13 and Under level is where we introduce advanced offensive schemes such as the 6-2 offense, perimeter defenses, and positional specialization such as Outside Hitter, Middle Hitter, Setter, and Libero (defensive specialist). Our experience shows that teaching these skills and concepts prepares a girl for 8th-grade tryouts and play. Prior volleyball experience is not needed at this level but is helpful.

At the 14 and Under level our focus is to prepare girls for high-school tryouts and competition. We continue with advanced offensive schemes and perimeter defenses. We also reinforce the importance of positional specialization since all local area high-schools use advanced offensive schemes which require mastery and playing experience at a specific position. We also begin to stress the importance of blocking because the game is typically played above the net at this age. Prior grade-school or club experience is strongly recommended at this level but not absolutely necessary.

For high-school level players, we introduce even more advanced offensive schemes such as the 5-1 and advanced offensive plays like shoot sets, quick sets, tandems, and x-plays. Competition for spots on junior-varsity and varsity teams in high-school is fierce. Club or high-school experience is a must at these levels.

 
 
 
     
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