Velocity Sports is dedicated to helping young players grow in the sport of volleyball. We provide players with a positive and challenging learning environment that fosters growth on and off the court by using our mutual passion of volleyball as a segue to help reach their full athletic and personal potential.
- $125 for our Footsteps “Beginner” program
- $200 for our U12 Division
- $330 for our U15 & U18 divisions.
*please visit Division page(s) for further registration details
We have 4 Seasons per year. Each season is 7 weeks. In our U12 through U18 Divisions, the top teams will play, tournament style, for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place awards.
- Winter: Jan – March
- Spring: April – May
- Summer: June – Aug
- Fall: Oct – Dec
For our U12 through U18 Divisions, practices begin generally being 2-3 weeks prior to prior to the 7 week season. Practices are generally 1-2 times per week. Velocity Sports’ minimum requirement is at least 2 hours of practice a week. (Most teams have 2 practices a week for 1.5-2 hours each)
Your coach determines the practice days, times, and locations. The league does not provide practice facilities. Most teams practice at city parks, community parks, etc. and each team coach selects their preferred location. NOTE* Some players may have to travel farther if they elect to join a certain team as they advance in our league.
For our U12 through U18 Divisions, all games are played on Saturdays. Our current Game location is at Shephard Jr High in Mesa.
- Footprint Beginners: 8:45 – 10am
- League games start at 10am
TEAM COACHES & CLUB ASSOCIATES
Our team coaches are volunteer parents. We feel that paid coaches are paid to create results (wins) with paid coaches, most times the more advanced players are the ones who receive the most attention and specific methods are used to create wins. As this is not uncommon in sports as all, we want to make sure the focus is not just on wins, but the development of individual players and a team(s) as a whole.
To assist our volunteer parent coaches, we have “Club Associates.” (Advanced Club level individuals) that visit teams at practices and run Clinics for our players. They help create drills to fit each teams needs based on their current skillsets and goals each season. We feel that the combination of having volunteer parent coaches and club level associates to help is the perfect combination for our players to grow.
Each coach will have authority to run their team as they wish within the parameters set by Velocity Sports. We want each team to have its’ own personality & culture so players can find a team (a family) they enjoy playing and growing with.
Coaches have the authority to set their own minimum expectations for their team. Some teams may have different goals than others. If a player wishes to be part of that team, they will be expected to meet the coach’s minimum expectations. If these expectations are not being met, a player may be benched from practice and/or games for such things as: not being properly dressed out, not participating (following instructions/directions) or having poor sportsmanship. Coaches will communicate with a player as needed if there is a concern. We ask all parents to understand and respect a coach’s decisions as play time is earned by self-accountably, participation, effort, & sportsmanship.
By participating in this league, you agree to have a positive and fun competitive attitude with the players, coaches, opponents, and referees.