Beginner Program

Welcome to our Beginner division!

Fundamental Footsteps Program

Registration cost: $125 per player 

Velocity Sports is dedicated to the development of our young volleyball players and as we host tryouts, we see such potential in many players but some are just not quite ready to join one of our teams yet.

As we initially did not plan on hosting a beginner level program, we have now come to realize that we can’t send players back to a rec level in hopes of them developing enough to return the following season to try out again. We need to help them under our roof, so we know they are getting the proper training.

Our Footsteps program is exactly what it sounds like. We walk the players through a 7 week clinic to help them develop the needed fundamentals of volleyball, starting with their footwork and working our way up to form, passing/bumping, serving and most importantly, learning the mechanics of the game of volleyball (example: teaching our players to roles of each position on the court, the difference between defensive and offensive moves, communication and what calls mean that players use to communicate on the court, etc.)

The program is run by our club associates who are active players still themselves. Your player will meet with our associates every Saturday from 8:45 – 10. During our regular season schedule and is open for both boys and girls ages 9 -13

As your players grow in their skill set, a club associate with give the green light to promote them! Once a player has the green light, we will look to place them on a team in the coming season and your tryout fee is waived. ($30 savings)

We know that not all players will graduate in a single 7-week course, and some might need to return for a second time and go thru the program again. For those struggling, we will also help them develop and work with the parents on things they can potentially do at home as well.

U12 (10-12) DIVISION RULES

  • A team needs 5 players to avoid a forfeit.
  • The match is over when once a team wins two sets
  • Serves must be made behind the 20 ft serving line.
  • Players rotate in and out on each change-of-possession that team scores, except for the first serve on the first match.
  • Players must start in the same position on the second and third sets that they ended in on the set before. The rotation may not switch between sets.
  • If a player serves 5 times in a row. Team will rotate and new server will serve.
  • Net violations are not called.
  • Sets 1 & 2 are played to 25 points.  Set 3, if necessary, is played to 15 points. (Win by 2)
  • During your teams play, if the ball hits the ceiling and returns to your end of the court, the ball is still in play. If it lands on the opposing team’s side, the ball is ruled out and the opposing team is awarded a point.

Ages 9-13 years old COED Beginner Volleyball Division in the East Valley.