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Our club program consists of 3 practices a week ranging from 5:30pm to 10pm during the week. Sunday practices can be as early as noon and will also go in two hour increments. We expect all of our coaches to commit to using this time to help your son improve by emphasizing individual skills first and then building toward team skills. Each of our teams will play about two tournaments a month.

Other benefits from being included in the Circle City program are full access to recruiting aides, top level uniform and apparel provided by Nike (2 jerseys, 1 pair of shorts, kneepads, socks, warm-ups, athletic bag, one volleyball), and the USAV Membership and Insurance. Hopefully, with the commitment of great players and coaches, we will continue to build an environment of fairness, improvement, and fun!

Coaching Method

For the first portion of practices, players will work on individual skills. Our players may be grouped by position to work in more of a controlled environment. We are geared to ensure that each player is being taught the correct technique while also making sure that the Circle City ideals and principles are being emphasized by each and every coach in our program. Practices will then focus on team concepts and game scenarios. 


Definition of Teams

National

(14s, 16s, 18s)

  • 3 Practices a week
  • Full uniform package (2 uniforms, shorts, socks, backpack, kneepads, warmups)
  • Access to recruiting aides
  • Free admission to any boy's tournaments held at Capitol Sports Center and Armstrong Pavilion
  • At least 9 tournaments

Tournament Schedule

Circle City works very hard with each team’s players and parents in order to make an affordable and appropriate schedule for their team. While other clubs try to limit their schedules to either JVA or USAV events, we will do what is best for each individual team. Other clubs claim that we are more expensive because we participate in USA Volleyball, but that is incorrect. While we do support USA Volleyball and the US National Teams by registering our teams with USA Volleyball, we work hard at running tournaments almost every week and this helps us keep our fees significantly lower at all levels than any of the other major clubs in the area. We also have comparable or fewer hotel room nights per player and our teams do not travel any more or any farther than those clubs. If you would like a detailed cost comparison between our club and any other, we will gladly provide it.

While working to make sure our tournament schedules are appropriate, affordable, and travel reasonable, Circle City also works to play the most competitive schedule of any club in Indiana. We are fortunate to have the Dennis Lafata Bid Classic close to home allowing our teams to play other clubs from all across the country. Teams can expect to play in a minimum of 9 events and a warmup/National event in the summer.


Club Fees

Circle City offers 3 payment plan options for paying club fees. Each plan is detailed below. At tryouts parents will register for the plan of their choice. Additional expenses not included in the club fees will be billed separately to each player's FreshBooks account. See below for additional fees outside of club fees.

Plan A

Due on 15-18s 14s
1st Day of Tryouts $50 $50
October 20 $325 $275
November 20 $375 $325
December 20 $375 $325
January 20 $375 $325
February 20 $375 $325
March 20 $375 $325
Total $2,250 $1,950
Nationals Option - Apr 20 Additional $400 Additional $400
Total $2,650 $2,350

*If teams/players choose to attend a National event, there will be an additional club fee payment of $400 due April 20th.

Plan B

Due on 15-18s 14s
1st Day of Tryouts $50 $50
October 20 $240 $205
November 20 $240 $205
December 20 $240 $205
January 20 $240 $205
February 20 $240 $205
March 20 $240 $205
April 20 $240 $205
May 20 $240 $205
June 20 $240 $205
July 20 $240 $205
Total $2,450 $2,100
Nationals Option - Due Aug 20 Additional $400 Additional $400
Total $2,850 $2,500

*If teams/players choose to attend a National event, there will be an additional club fee payment of $400 due Aug 20th.

Plan C

Due on 15-18s 14s
1st Day of Tryouts $50 $50
October 20 $2,100 $1,850
Total $2,150 $1,900
Nationals Option - Due Apr 20 Additional $400 Additional $400
Total $2,550 $2,300

*If teams/players choose to attend a National event, there will be an additional club fee payment of $400 due Apr 20.


What is NOT included in the club fees.

Tournament Expenses: Costs for lodging, if attending a tournament requiring overnight travel, are billed as required. The coach’s travel and hotel expenses are in addition to team fees.

Postseason Expenses: Coach travel expenses and entry fees associated with an end of the season National event will be billed once decided upon.

Transportation: Travel to tournaments is not covered.