Joining a Club Team
Joining a Club Volleyball team can be a bit hectic or confusing -especially if you're new to Club Volleyball.
Here are 6 easy steps to help you navigate the process.
Courtesy of Badger Region Volleyball
1. Identify Clubs In Your Area
Depending on where you are from, you might have a number of club options to choose from. If you are a boy, click here to view club options. If you are a girl, click here to view club options.
2. Determine Your Age Division
When trying out for a club team, you need to know which age division you belong to since all teams are based on age. Click here to figure out which age division you need to tryout for this season.
3. Do Your Research
We strongly recommend looking over our tried-and-true tips on choosing a club. Club volleyball is a commitment of both time and money. It is important to consider all of your options before diving in head first. Each club offers something a little bit different. Doing your research is an important step in finding a club that provides a good fit for your player.
4. Tryout, Tryout, Tryout
You will (probably) need to attend a tryout once you have decided which club teams you are interested in playing for. Since there are no guarantees you will be offered a spot, try out for several programs if possible. You need to be a member of Badger Region/USAV to tryout for or play with a club. If you are not already a member, click here to create a Webpoint account and register for our junior tryout membership or full junior membership. Please note that since each club is an independently run business, you will also need to sign up with the club to attend their tryout.
5. Accept An Offer
You can tryout for as many clubs as you want, but you can only play for one club each season. After being offered a spot on a team, you will have a set amount of time to decide whether or not you want to accept it. Click here for this season’s tryout and commitment date policy as it changes each year and all clubs must abide by it. Once again, we stress doing your research BEFOREHAND so you know what you are getting into. To officially accept an offer, you must open your Webpoint account and select the club.
6. Become A Full Badger Region Member
A player must have a full junior membership to play with a junior club team during the season. If you registered for a tryout membership, click here to upgrade it to a full junior membership. If you registered for a full junior membership, you are set!
Badger Region Commitment Policy
At the time of an offer, a player may accept, put on hold, or decline the offer. An offer made to a player must be held for that player until the commitment date (see link below). A club may withdraw an offer that is not accepted by the commitment date.
There have been questions regarding the offer and acceptance policy or rules as implemented by Badger Region and USAV.
Here are a few FAQ's
As always, players are encouraged to let clubs know of your intentions as soon as the decision has been made – a player does NOT need to wait until the deadline to accept or decline an offer. Individual clubs may choose to extend offer deadlines, at their discretion, or athletes may ask for this extension.
A club program who has given an offer of membership to a player may make one (1) club-initiated follow-up contact with that player between the time of the offer and the subsequent commitment date. A club-initiated contact shall be defined as a phone call, email, text or Facebook message by a representative of the club program making the offer.
Formal acceptance of an offer is determined by when the player selects their chosen club in Webpoint. Players should leave the club selection as “Undecided” until an offer has been made by the club and accepted by the player.
Upon official commitment to a club that is registered with Badger Region/USA Volleyball, the athlete must remain with that club/team for the remainder of the Junior Volleyball season.