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Team selections are done. What to do if you did not get placed on an Open or Club team

Team selections have been completed. Please visit the 'Teams' page for rosters. Note: Condors has not been posted but the team has been finalized (if you did not get and accept an invitation to play for the Condors, then you are not on the Condors).

This was a difficult selection process this year due to the large number of players and their high level of play.

If you have been placed on a team, congratulations!

If not, then we invite you to join us in our In-House League, or Training Academy.

The team selection process definitely takes longer than we believe it should, but we have not found a way around it to speed it up.

USAV team selection process:

1. Send out an invitation.

2. Wait for a response

3. Receive response:

  If invitation is declined, then repeat steps 1 - 3.

  If invitation is accepted, then place the player on the team.

This process can take multiple days to complete.

The process is finally done, and the teams have been posted on our 'Teams' page.

We understand this is a challenging time of the season for everyone. We would prefer to find a team for everyone, but with the limited number of gyms in the Concord area, and the limited number of head coaches, it is not possible.

We created the In-House League in an attempt to help alleviate the issue of players having no place to play,

If you did not get an invitation, but are still interested in playing this season, you may want to come and play in our 'In-House' league. The placing of players on the various In-House teams will begin this coming Sunday November 27th (12:00 - 3:00pm) at Rundlett Middle School. Please plan on attending the In-House 'Tryouts' if you wish to participate.

The In-House League will run for ten weeks.

Teams will be organized by playing ability level (not by age). So, it should be a fun time.

Each week there will be some drills, and a lot of games against the other teams in the League.

We also have Training Academy for new players that need to work on the basics.

Both the In-House League and the Training Academy are coached by the Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches of the travel teams (Open/Club).

 

How do I tryout for CRVBC?

To tryout for a Team, Shuttle Squad  or the Training Academy at CRVBC you need to do the following:

  1. Register online with USA Volleyball. (click on the 'USAV REGISTRATION' menu item on our home page) Pay the USA Volleyball fee. Print your Membership card. bring it to tryouts (or you may not be able to step on the court)
  2. Register online on our website (use the 'CRVBC REGISTRATION' menu item on our home page). Pay the CRVBC Tryout Fee.
  3. Check out our calendar for tryout dates/times and locations
  4. Come to tryouts, play hard and have fun.

NOTE: The USAV Membership fee and the CRVBC Tryout fee are separate fees and go to separate places. Once tryouts are over there are additional fees you must pay according to the program in which you will be participating. Please refer to our 'Fees' page for additional information.

CRVBC is a competetive volleyball club. That being said, we do not require any prior experience and we do our best to help everyone learn and improve. Many aspects are considered when putting together a Team or a Shuttle Squad and we do have to make cuts. Not everyone makes a Team or a Shuttle Squad. We have limits to our gym space and the number of available coaches. We have a Training Academy and an In-House League specifically designed to help players to continue to learn and have fun with the sport of volleyball.

2022-2023 Season Registration is Open

Registration for the upcoming JO/Club season is Open.
Early-Bird Registration deadline will be mid October (save money and get a tryout T-shirt).
Tryouts for Travel teams (Club and Open) will begin Sunday November 6th.
Tryouts for the In-House and Training Academy will begin the first weekend in December.
If you wish to play on a Travel team, you will need to tryout beginning November 6th.
If you wish to only play for an In-House team or the Training Academy, then you should not tryout until the In-House and Training Academy tryouts in December.
If you tryout for a travel team, but are not invited to play on a travel team, you are still eligible to tryout for the In-House and/or Training Academy.

Quick breakdown of the different levels and their practices

Open Level: Highest level - Practices Sundays and Thurdays

Club Level: Traditional Level - Team Practice on Saturday or Sunday, Combined club practice Tuesdays.

In-house League: Teams put together by level and practice and compete against each other. - Practice on Sundays

Training Academy: For beginners to learn technique - Practice on Sundays

How to handle SafeSport on Sportsengine registration

For Older Players ages 17 and 18: When you register on Sportsengine, it may mark you as ineligible because of a SafeSport requirement.  You will be able to handle this after tryouts.

Tournament Site Information 2022

Tournament Site Information 2022 (nevolleyball.org)

Not receiving emails?

If you are expecting to receive emails, and you are not getting any, then:
1) Login to your CRVBC account.
2) Visit the CRVBC Registration page.
3) Verify the email addresses associated with your account, and update them if they are not correct.

We are getting some undeliverable email notifications when send out emails.

Thank you!

Quick breakdown of the different levels and their practices

Open Level: Highest level - Practices Sundays and Thurdays

Club Level:  Traditional Level - Team Practice on Saturday or Sunday, Combined club practice Tuesdays.

In-house League: Teams put together by level and practice and compete against each other. - Practice on Sundays

Training Academy: For beginners to learn technique - Practice on Sundays 

 

Understanding the Team Selection Process

Understanding the Team Selection Process

How it works:

  • As players are chosen, they are sent an “Invitation” via Sportsengine
  • These players either accept or decline.

o   If a player accepts, they are added to the roster

o   If a player declines, the next player in line is offered a postion

  • The timing is predicated on how quickly players respond to the invitation.

This process inhibits us from notifying players who were not chosen for a team because we simply don’t know. Perhaps your player is right on the cusp. If one player declines, your player is now on the team.

Patience is the name of the game.  As soon as we know, we will notify you.

Once the tournament teams are full, then notifications will go out to any remaining players to ask if they would like to join our In-House League. If you requested from the outset to be part of our In-House League, then you should show up at the first In-House League tryouts.

We could use some help finding gym space

There is a common theme that underscores this time of the year for the Capital Region Volleyball Club and other volleyball clubs. After tryouts we hear via emails, texts, phone calls and word of mouth that those players that did not make a team are upset and disappointed. 
At the Capital Region Volleyball Club we try extremely hard every year to give as many players as possible the opportunity to play, learn and enjoy the sport of volleyball.  Over the years we have added additional programs to our travel teams because we understand our limitations and want to provide that opportunity.

The limiting factor as to why not everyone is selected for a team is not playing ability!  Our coaches have very difficult choices to make because of the skill level of the players in the gym.   In the Concord area there are so many good volleyball players, combined with limitations on both gym space and quality coaches who are able to commit to high school/college seasons then club while balancing being present for their families, that we just aren’t able to place all players on travel teams.  We are so proud of the coaches we have and are very thankful for all they do for the players and the Club.  Last year we had the coaches, and scraped together the gym space, to field 7 travel teams, 2 In-House League teams and 1 Boys' Travel team for the 130+ players that tried out. Each year is different and brings its challenges and opportunities.

Basically, if you want to help give more players the opportunity to play, help us find reasonably priced gym space and some experienced, quality coaches. Or, if you know of a warehouse for rent where we could put multiple volleyball courts, please let us know. If you can help, let us know by calling or emailing us (info@capitalregionvolleyball.com).

We created the In-House League for two main reasons:
1) To give players who do not make a travel team the opportunity to continue to learn, grow and play the sport.
2) To provide a place to play volleyball for those families that either cannot afford a travel team, or do not want to travel.

Our hopes for the future of the In-House League is to expand it to include additional teams. And, even include some groups of 'Travel Team' members. Again, most of this future is dependent upon acquiring enough gym space.

Thank for you listening and our biggest hope is everyone can continue to play somewhere.

Junior Olympic Age Definitions for 2022-2023 Season

The age definitions for the 2022-2023 Junior Olympic season have been updated by USA Volleyball. Please click the above link to see your JO age to determine which tryout sessions you should be attending.

If your age is 16, 15, or 14 and think you may be able to compete at the highest level in our region, then you may want to attend the 16-Open tryouts (please note that the season cost for the Open level teams is more than for the Club level teams; visit our Fees page for more information).

If your age is 18 or 17 and think you may be able to compete at the highest level in our region, then you may want to attend the 18-Open tryouts (please note that the season cost for the Open level teams is more than for the Club level teams; visit our Fees page for more information).

Hawks win NERVA II
Hawks win NERVA II

 

 

Player rights

Harassment Policy: "We are a member club of New England Region of USA Volleyball. As a player you may stop any unwanted contact from a club representative by simply asking (either verbally or in writing) that all contact cease. Any player believing a club representative of any New England Region volleyball club has been intimidating, harassing or acted inappropriately in any manner of contact or recruiting should contact the New England Region office at (508-868-5316)."

SafeSport
SafeSport

Due to a law passed by the US Congress, any player that is, or turns, chronologically 18 years old must have taken the SafeSport course to play in a Tournament once they are 18 years old. Therefore, if you are 18 now, your must take SafeSport to play in a Tournament. If you turn 18 prior to a Tournament, then you must take SafeSport prior to the Tournament to be able to play in the Tournament. You only need to take SafeSport once this season.

Please check with your coach to make sure this requirement is met.

Quick breakdown of the different levels and their practices
Quick breakdown of the different levels and their
Hawks win NERVA II
Hawks win NERVA II

Open Level: Highest level - Practices Sundays and Thurdays

Club Level:  Traditional Level - Team Practice on Saturday or Sunday, Combined club practice Tuesdays.

In-house League: Teams put together by level and practice and compete against each other. - Practice on Sundays

Training Academy: For beginners to learn technique - Practice on Sundays 

 

Inclement Weather Policy

In the case of inclement weather, the decision as to whether your team will have practice is made by your coach and also by you.  When in doubt contact your coach.

In the case of a big weather event, CRVBC as a Club may make the decision. Please check our home page for such possible situations.

Please remember that even if your team has decided to practice, the final decision is up to you.
Stay safe.

 

KBP: Kyle Brown Performance
Kyle Brown Performance

CRVBC has connected with KBP (Kyle Brown Performance). CRVBC Members can get a one time discount of $50 off their initial fee.
Kyle, a world-class Olympic athlete and functional training specialist, has created a fantastic training program for athletes of all ages.

What is the Training Academy?

The CRVBC 'Training Academy' is a great opportunity to learn and improve your volleyball skills using the same techniques as our national teams.  The format consists of going through skill building drills followed by playing time.  You will be coached by members of the coaching staff on a rotating basis.  Practice runs for 2 hours each week except for Easter and Tournament days.  In addition you will learn how to referee and keep score during a game.

What is the In-House League?

The In-House League will practice on for 2 hours each week (except for Easter and Tournament days) and play matches against some of the other players in the In-House League. The purpose of this team is to get these players an opportunity to continue to learn and grow in their volleyball knowledge and volleyball skills. The cost for playing in the In-House League can be found on the 'Fees' page.
This is a fairly new program at CRVBC whose intent is to allow us to include as many opportunities as possible for as many players as possible. If we have enough players at that level, we will be able to set up fixed teams who will play together throughout the season.  If we do not have quite enough players, we will create teams every week based on who attends. Either way they will experience the competition aspect of volleyball. In addition you will learn how to referee and keep score during a game.

We have contacted some of the other area Clubs and will be trying to set up a match schedule in the near future.