Middle/Elem School

Question:  how does a tiny little market like Louisville consistently produce National Championship Caliber High School and Club Teams?

Answer:  They start ‘em young

PCVC is home to a wide variety of summer camps and clinics specifically designed for the youngsters.  Additionally, Volleyperformance hosts classes, camps and clinics throughout the year.  PCVC will also be home for the Southside version of the Competitive Volleyball League (“CVL”), which trains and competes on Sunday evenings January through May.  For additional information and registration instructions:  volleyperformance.com

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PCVC is also the training center for A5 South Volleyball Club, one of the top junior volleyball organizations in the region.  Tryouts for younger players (14 and below) typically occur in mid-October, and the Club season runs from December through April.  Many times they have the ability to add players to the team in mid-season.  If you are interested in discussing this with someone, contact Club Director Joe Whigham at joewhigham@yahoo.com or via phone at (678) 763-7901.

Lastly, A5 South hosts a variety of camps and clinics for younger players throughout the year.  For additional information:  A5South.com or contact Joe.

53 Responses to Middle/Elem School

  1. patrice mathauer says:

    When will I be able to register my daughter for your middle school program?

  2. Christine says:

    where do I get the Gwinnett forms?

    • michael says:

      Thanks for the question. Gwinnett forms are now downloadable from the website. I think they are identical to the GHSA forms already posted, but there is no way for you to have known that. Sorry for any confusion.

      • Christine says:

        The first page of the Gwinnett forms asks for High School info, not middle school. My daughter is starting 8th grade.
        Do I just put Norcross High School anyway?

  3. Renee Reddic says:

    what time will practices start on Tuesday and Thursday? We are coming from Norcross area and school does not let out until 4:15. Thanks, Renee Reddic

  4. Kathy says:

    What time will the training take place on Tues and Thurs evenings?

    • michael says:

      We will have two sessions each night–nominally two hours long each, though if necessary we can compress them slightly so as to work around the realities of traffic and bedtime. so think 5 – 7 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m., or 5:15 – 7:00 and 7:00 – 8:45. Though we won’t know for certain until signups are complete, we will try to rotate sessions such that each team has one early session and one late session per week.

      hope that helps.

  5. Ellen says:

    Will this program be only for those new to the game, or experienced players as well?

    • michael says:

      The program is specifically designed to benefit middle school players of all experience and skill levels. The training sessions will be constructed such that all athletes benefit–the VP coaches have a great deal of experience at this. As the end of the six-week session approaches, competition will be devised to pit teams of similar skill levels against one another.

  6. Shaza says:

    What is your refund policy if our schedule changed?
    Thanks

    • michael says:

      We are happy to refund your money if it turns out that you can’t participate the program. We ask only for a week’s advance notice so that we can fill the slot you have vacated with a wait-listed athlete.

  7. Lml says:

    Is the physical required and who should I make the $195 check out to? Thanks for your help.

    • michael says:

      I am told that the physical form is required for all County students participating in school-related athletics. Since this feeder program is sanctioned by the High Schools, we have erred on the side of caution in asking the forms to be completed.

      Checks should be made to Southern Volleyball Center.

      Thank you.

  8. Ashlee says:

    Information on this program was given out at the end of the West Forsyth camp on July 20th. Due to the rush of every kid in the area trying to get a sports physical before school I will not be able to get my child in before the third week in August. Can I send in all forms and a check in order to reserve a spot and then send in the physical release when complete or do I have to send everything in at the same time?

    • michael says:

      Gosh, it wasn’t our intent to create stress or cause a fire drill with the forms. By all means submit your registration and all of the other documentation that you can, and follow up with the physical form after you have it–either by mailing it or simply bringing it with you the first day of the program.

  9. Heidi says:

    Is there a program for Johns Creek?
    My daughter would love to participate if eligible

    • michael says:

      No, Johns Creek is not participating in the Middle School Feeder program @ SVC. They may have their own; I don’t know.

      Got a couple of options for you, though. Check out A5′s Fall Youth Clinic, starting this Monday (7/30) by going to http://www.a5vball.com/?page_id=2534. Alternatively–or perhaps in addition to–we will be happy to put your daughter on Chattahoochee’s feeder team presuming there’s room.

      • Heidi says:

        My daughter’s first choice would be to be on the Chattahooochee feeder team. How do I know if there is still room? I would have to register for the A-5 training session by tomorrow if there isn’t room on the Chattahoochee team.
        Is there a number where I can talk to someone? I have called and left a voice mail at the number on the site but have not received a call back. Thanks

        • michael says:

          There’s plenty of room right now, Heidi; I understand your dilemma. Go ahead and get your paperwork in and you will be good to go.

          Some enterprising families are doing both the A5 camp and the Feeder Program. A5 starts three weeks prior to the Feeder Program starting, and ends the week after, so there’s only one week of overlap (in which there would be four sessions in the week).

          Sorry you didn’t get a return call; I’ve retrieved everything from SVC’s box and didn’t get it. If you have further questions, try my cell – 404-936-6723.

  10. Megan Fantroy says:

    Hi, can you please tell me if you have room left on Chattahoochee’s team. We are downloading paperwork now. Thanks

  11. Lori says:

    My daughter has been playing for 5 years with Roswell Rec/Academy, she is a rising 6th grader…would love to get her into such a program especially since her middle school only offers competition for 7th and 8th graders. How can we get her middle school (Holcomb Bridge Middle) and high school (Centennial High) involved and represented?

    • michael says:

      Lori, I thought that Centennial had a feeder program. However, if it’s just for 7th and 8th graders, your 6th grader is welcome to participate in ours. We would assign your daughter to a contiguous program–Roswell, North Springs or Chattahoochee. Give us your preference with your registration.

  12. Allison says:

    We are out of town until 7/31, but want to sign up. I don’t have my checkbook or access to a printer. What is the situation with the Norcross feeder team? Do you think there will be room?

    • michael says:

      Since this is the first year that the Feeder Program has been offered, it’s hard to know how quickly it will fill. Registrations are flowing in daily, but I’m virtually certain there will still be room at any school if registrations are received by the first week of August. My guess is that we will be slammed with registrations in mid-August, when school starts and families are more focused on fall offerings, so I would certainly suggest that you beat THAT rush.

  13. Marlene says:

    Is this limited to girls within the “feeder schools”? My daughter is a 7th grader and attends Shiloh MS (a GCPS school like Norcross), but Shiloh is not a feeder school.

    Any consideration??

    Marlene

    • michael says:

      It’s really intended for girls who will be feeding into one of the participating schools, Marlene. That said, we want to give younger girls every opportunity to learn and fall in love with the sport. If the high school into which your daughter will feed a) has no middle school program; and b) is not participating in ours, we can add her to a participating program, space permitting. Alternatively, you should consider sending her to one of A5′s or GA5′s or Suwanee Sports Academy’s Youth Clinics, which focus more on individual skills training than the team dynamic.
      For A5: http://www.a5vball.com/?page_id=2534
      For SSA: http://ssasports.com/volleyball/programs
      Information on GA5′s clinics is not yet posted.

      • Stacey says:

        Hi Michael,

        We are in Dekalb where there is no feeder program. My daughter has been working out at SVC all summer…is there room for her in this program? I noticed your reply above and am hopeful. We are going to be at the hitting clinic today and can drop off the paperwork. She mostly knows girls from Riverwood as we are on the Fulton/Dekalb county line.

        • michael says:

          yes, it looks like there’ll be room. We’ll place her with the Riverwood athletes. Just put your paperwork in the box just inside the entry door.

  14. Kelly Spangler says:

    I am curious if you have any middle school girls forming a team for Lambert HS?
    Thanks!

    • michael says:

      Yes, registration from Lambert-headed middle schoolers and indeed all participating high schools are now flowing in. The number per high school seems to be directly correlated with how diligent the particular high school is in getting the word out. We expect a flood of registrations the first week of school; those who act early are assuring themselves of a slot.

  15. Geri says:

    Looking for Vball training for a 4th grader, any ideas where to go? Thanks!

    • michael says:

      She’s probably a little young for our feeder program, Geri, but I’ve got a couple of ideas for you. First is A5′s Youth Training Session currently on-going. They started on 7/30; train on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.. That’s a perfect place for your 4th grader. Details are available at A5volleyball.com. ….and don’t worry that she missed the first 2 weeks. There are 4 weeks still to go and A5 will pro-rate the cost.

      Another idea is one of the beginner’s sessions at Volleyperformance, the best volleyball training organization in the South. Check out volleyperformance.com, and choose a beginner’s session that works. If you don’t see one, not to worry. VP will in all likelihood start a weekly training regimen strictly designed for 3rd – 6th graders. Check back on their website within the next week.

  16. Joe Sciaretta says:

    We just heard about the middle school volleyball league from a friend, and are wondering what the specific schedule be this fall with regards to practices and matches? It might be posted and I just missed it. How many practices and matches, and what days and times are they? Also, is Bill Hoy coaching any of the teams? We have heard good things about him and hope our daughter has a chance to work with him.

    • michael says:

      Joe,

      Teams will practice Tuesday and Thursday evenings for 2 hours each evening and the sessions run for six weeks. We will post the exact schedule (times) toward the end of the week, when numbers are close to being final. The program will transition from skills development to rules and team play to competition toward the end of the program.

      Yes, Bill Hoey is indeed an outstanding coach; however, he will not be participating in this program. Your daughter will, however, have the benefit of learning from other fine coaches who specialize in this age group.

  17. Maya says:

    I gave you my registration form a few days ago on saturday or sunday, when will you get back to me if my daughter got on the team or not? :)

    • michael says:

      If we got your registration your daughter is in the program. This being our first year, we didn’t know what to expect in terms of registration. It now appears that everyone who wants to play will have that opportunity.

      • Maya says:

        ok so i just showup with shorts and an exercise shirt on tuesday? Like what am i supposed to do? :)

        • michael says:

          Hi Maya,

          Thanks for your question. As a result of it we’ve posted new instructions on the website. Wear tennis shoes, a t-shirt and shorts or spandex. Knee pads if you have them (if you don’t, you will probably want to buy a pair; we will endeavor to have some on sale in our (new) pro shop next week). Everything else will be furnished.

          See you Tuesday.

  18. Kelly Spangler says:

    I am going to sign my daughter up for the Lambert Team… Who do I make my check to? Should I just bring it on Tuesday or would you prefer I mail/drop it off?
    Thanks

    • michael says:

      Check should be made payable to Southern Volleyball Center. It’d be best if you mailed the paperwork in at this point, thereby speeding up the process on Tuesday.

  19. Ellen says:

    I have not received any information or confirmation that my paperwork and payment were received….do we just show up and hope for the best, or will we get an email?

    • michael says:

      If you’ve sent your registration in it has almost certainly been received. We won’t have to turn anyone away, so by all means show up prior to the 6 p.m. start time.

      ….and as indicated elsewhere, we are able to accept walk-ins.

  20. Bella says:

    is there still room left for new participants?

  21. Cathy says:

    Is my child going to be put on a team to compete or will they just practice?

    • michael says:

      They will do both. Think of the 6-week program as 3 phases: 1. – work on skills and do a little drilling; 2. – fewer skills, more drills, review of rules and a little scrimmaging; 3. – team formation and matches vs. other teams.

  22. Michelle says:

    My daughter is in 7th grade in Newnan and is in her 2nd year of playing school and recreation volleyball, she will be 13 in November. She is interested in playing at the club level and we just found out about the facility opening in Tyrone. When will they start signing up for teams and what will the cost be?

    • michael says:

      hi michelle,

      registration for A5 South Volleyball Club is currently live. go to a5south.com and follow the prompts. A5 south will train at the new peachtree city volleyball center.

      A5 South’s last information meeting is this sunday evening at PCVC at 6:30 p.m. in that brief meeting we’ll tell you all you could possibly need to know about club volleyball, A5 south, cost, commitment, whatever. hope to see you there

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