Frequently Asked Questions
WHEN DOES THE SEASON START?
The club season starts in December and goes until April/May, depending on what level you are.
WHAT IF I CAN'T COMMIT TO A CLUB TEAM?
There are many team options available to help meet the needs of all athletes. However, if you are unable to dedicate the time needed to compete on a team (two practices per week, four-six tournaments per season), then Academy is a great option for you to work on your skills without participating on a team.
WHEN DO TEAMS PRACTICE?
Practices will be held on Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday. Practices will be held in local gyms until we move into our facility. Skills development practices for Elite and Premier teams will be announced in advance so athletes can plan accordingly.
HOW OFTEN DO TEAMS COMPETE?
This depends on what level your team is. Elite teams will compete more as these teams attend two or more national tournaments in addition to their in-state tournaments. Premier teams will compete in 4-6 tournaments between the months of January-April, so 1-2 tournaments per month. Competitive teams will compete in 5 tournaments.
DO YOU HAVE PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE?
Yes. Each competing athlete has the option to pay his/her club dues in full or through a monthly payment plan. Any funds raised through our club youth camp fundraiser will be deducted from the athlete's total balance.
IF I DON'T MAKE A "1'S" TEAM, ISN'T IT BETTER FOR ME TO TRY TO PLAY ON A "1'S" TEAM FOR ANOTHER CLUB?
Players are concerned when they don't make the top team and feel it is more important they go somewhere where they can make a "1's" team assuming it will help them in recruiting or make them a better player. If you are not on a "1's" team, this does not mean you will have less opportunity to improve or be recruited. Our coaches will help you improve and reach your goals at the level you are currently playing. All of our teams are competitive and will push each other to work hard every day. Research our Board of Directors and coaching staff to see what our program has to offer. Our goal is to help you become the best you can be.
DO I NEED TO TRYOUT TO BE A PART OF ACADEMY?
No, you will not need to tryout if you would like to be a part of Academy ONLY with no team play. You will just need to register for Academy online using our registration form and complete payment for that month.
HOW DO I KNOW THAT TRYOUTS WILL BE FAIR AND UNBIASED? I'M WORRIED THAT SOME ATHLETES WILL BE GIVEN PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT BASED ON WHAT HIGH SCHOOL THEY ATTEND OR WHO THE COACH IS.
Our tryouts have various Board Members and coaches from all across the valley to give a fair evaluation of each athlete. Many individuals are involved in the decision-making process when creating teams. The school your child attends or the coach she/he may have had in the past will not be considered in the decision for team placement.