VolleyFX strives to field 3 teams per age group each year, with the exception of 12u where the program takes up to 80 participants (see volleyfx.com/youth-programming). We plan each year to have a regional team at each age level, however if there are enough players interested in travel, the club is prepared to field 3 travel teams instead.
1s - Our first travel team will compete in 8 - 10 tournaments, including 2 national qualifiers, 3-4 travel tournaments, and 3-4 local tournaments. Costs for 1s rage from $2,500-$3,000
2s - Our second travel team will compete in 7-9 tournaments including 1 national qualifier, 3-4 travel tournaments, and 3-4 local tournaments. Costs for 2s range from $2,000-$2,500
3s - Our third travel team will compete in 6-8 tournaments including 3-4 travel tournaments and 3-4 local tournaments. Costs for 3s range from $1900-$2200
Regionals - Our regional programs compete in 7 tournaments, all of which are local in Rochester and West Seneca. Costs for Regionals range from $1450-$1900
*The tournament schedules as proposed by the club can be added to if the team agrees they would like additional tournaments. Contact the club director to consider additional tournaments for your team*
USA Volleyball Nationals for the 18 Open, USA, National and American take place at the end of April, compared to late June for the rest of the age divisions. The VFX 181 team will be for seniors only and our 182 and 18R team structure to be determined during the tryout process based on player feedback. Our 182 and 18R teams have historically been combined teams made up of juniors and seniors. Since the teams are in different programs and offer different options to the players, we will use the tryout process to determine what is best for all the players involved.
VFX will support travel and regional teams in the 13's - 17's age groups this year, with our anticipated teams in each program listed below:
Travel Teams: 182, 171, 172, 161, 162, 151, 152, 141, 142, 131, 132,
Regional Teams: 17R, 16R, 15R, 14R, 13R
Travel teams will participate in a mix of local and travel events during the season. These teams will be exposed to competition in the Northeast and Midwest through their travel events and will compete locally for a bid to represent VFX at Nationals. At local events, our travel teams often will play up an age group to seek the best competition possible for the team. At travel events, the player's family will be responsible for booking their room. We will have a VFX room block for each travel event where parents can book at a special rate.
Our 162 team will be made up of the best combination of players in grades 9 and 10. We made this change in the 2015 season and expect to do the same for the upcoming year.
Regional teams will attend most of their tournaments in either Buffalo or Rochester. Their schedule will potentially include 1-2 out of the area events that are within a four-hour driving distance for families. Regional teams will compete at their own age for all events and will be responsible to make their own individual hotel arrangements for the travel events. The team costs will include the coach's hotel room whenever it is necessary.
Both programs will run December - Mid May. Teams that qualify or choose to participate in a post - season event will continue to practice through June in preparation for the event.