5 Things To Know When Choosing A Volleyball Club
Club Volleyball season is rapidly approaching, making this the perfect time to start thinking about choosing the right club to join. While it may not seem like it, every volleyball organization is unique in its own way! From their home facility to proposed season schedules, a volleyball club in Colorado and the rest of the country differ on several very important factors that can drastically affect you or your daughter. Before deciding on joining a volleyball club, consider the following five factors:
The Club Philosophy
When you’re looking for the right club for you or your daughter, it’s important to make sure that their philosophy matches yours. If your daughter is looking for a club to help advance her game and get a scholarship, then a club whose main goal is just to play around with friends won’t work, just like someone looking to just shoot around and play a few sets isn’t a good fit for a club that only aims for trophies at every tournament. Finding the right match is essential to get the most out of your club experience. It’s important to read into a club’s philosophy and mission as well as meet the coaches to find out if this is the best fit for both.
How Long The Season Is
Joining a club team is a commitment, so it’s vital to be aware of what the season schedule is like. Travel dates for tournaments will require families to adjust their entire schedules in advance, while matches and practices will likely overlap through the week. If a season is going to overlap with school we highly recommend making sure that it doesn’t interfere with school. Most clubs make sure their schedules won’t interfere with the school day, however, it’s important to be aware of the time commitment required and if you’ll have the time for it on top of your schedule.
What The Practice Schedule Is Like
Just as important in knowing how long the season, athletes and their families should know what the practice schedule is like. Most club programs have rigid practice dates and times for each club to accommodate every team in their organization. You should speak with the club and coaches to find out what their policy is about practice. Some clubs may dock playtime if you miss practices, so families should be aware of what their practice policy is like before signing up if you know you may not be available for practices at any point during the season.
Coach Teaching Methods & Expertise
Before joining a volleyball club, families and athletes should meet with their potential coaches. This will allow them to decide if their prospective coach’s teaching methods work best for them. All coaches have their methods for teaching and helping their players be the best they can be, but that might not always be the right strategy for your athlete. Meeting a coach beforehand to understand their rules, coaching method, and what their own goals are as a coach can be a major difference-maker.
Your Budget For The Season
Before signing with one of the best volleyball clubs in Colorado or elsewhere in the country, make sure their financial requirements match how much you’re willing to spend. Take into consideration registration fees, travel, uniforms, as well as hidden costs such as traveling to and from practice, gas, tolls, etc.
Before signing up with a volleyball club, make sure that it’s the right fit for you and your daughter’s volleyball career. If you’re searching for the best volleyball club in Colorado, look no further than Relentless Volleyball Club. We’re proud to offer an environment that thrives off success, while also mentoring and coaching our athletes to be the best they can be on and off the court. If you’re interested in learning more about our club teams and registering for the upcoming season, simply contact us online or give us a call at (303) 718-6240.