How old do I have to be to play PRIDE?
Players may try out at any age. For specifics on age definitions please reference the USA Volleyball Age Classifications.
What does it cost?
The cost for each player this year will be $450.
Its a lot of money. What do I get for it?
Jerseys, balls, coaches, practice time, tournament entry fees, administrative fees, etc. are all included in athletes fees. Players are required to provide their own shoes, socks, kneepads, and spandex bottoms. The registration fee for each player is NOT included in the club dues and is a separate fee payed directly to USA Volleyball through the WEVA website.
Can I get a refund?
We will commit to you so we expect the same commitment from you. All fees are non-refundable.
Players that fail to pay their dues on time will be suspended from training and tournaments until such a time as their account is paid in full.
How are teams formed?
Teams will range from 7-12 girls and be based on ability level, team concepts, proper attitude, and in some cases available players. Everyone who participates in tryouts is not guaranteed a spot on a team.
All tryout participants will be notified by email within 72 hours of their tryout as to whether or not they have been chosen for a team. If chosen for a team, the participant will have 24 hours to accept the invitation.
What about Playing Time?
One of the most difficult issues facing our club is that of playing time. Please understand that your fee does not include paying for any playing time at tournaments. Playing time is earned by the participants through attendance, work ethic, good communication, and attitude.
We at Pride will always do our best to provide fair playing time to each player. Please understand that does not necessarily mean equal time to each player.
How many tournaments are there and where are they?
Our A Level teams will participate in 5 tournaments total.... 4 one-day and 1 two-day.
Our B Level teams will participate in 4 one-day tournaments.
We try to keep travel as local as possible. Our normal venues can be found in Rochester, Buffalo, and Erie. We will travel to other cities in order to fulfill our quota of available tournaments.
What if I want to talk to the coach about a concern I have with my daughter?
Parents, under no circumstances, are not allowed to approach any coach with issues during the tournament. If you have an issue you may contact any coach one day after the tournament to talk about your concerns or any problems. If no solution can be found then the club director may be involved to help find a solution.
We want a great experience for everyone involved with our club. Please understand that we expect parents to support our club as a whole. That means supporting and having respect for all of our coaches and players, not just for your daughter. Criticizing players, coaches, or officials in a demeaning manner will not be tolerated.
If these guidelines are not followed, the result may be suspension of the player in question from future training and tournaments.