Players will need to be registered on the Great Lakes webpoint before try out day ( Nov. 2nd) with Excess Volleyball. Go to GreatLakesVolleyball.org to get registered. It is very important to choose Excess Volleyball from the dropdown box for choosing your club. If this is not done, your player will be on an undetermined club list. You will need to bring your Great Lakes membership number to registration. Be sure to download the insurance form and bring this to the parent meeting. The Great Lakes Region provides insurance and screens all coaches.
|13 - 15 yrs||1pm - 3pm|
|16 - 18 yrs||3pm - 5pm|
We will be having tryouts this year on November 2nd, 2014 from 1:00 until 3:00pm for 13-15 age brackets. Tryouts for 16-18’s will be from 3:00 until 5:00. The age your child will be on or before 8/31/2015, is the age division she will try out for. We will have a parent meeting on November 16th, 2014 at 2:00pm. First Practice will be on November 30th. We would like to have 8 to 9 players per team. Friends may request to be on the same team for carpooling. You must let us know at registration. Players will be selected by November 14th. Team placement will be made after 2 or 3 weeks of practice. Tryouts and parent meeting are at the Pecatonica High School.
We will also offer a selected team option. This would be a team already formed by the players and parents. This team would consist of at least 8 players.
Excess Volleyball fees allow for a fair and decent stipend for coaches. It also covers all the usual expenses of court rental and tournament entry fees. We will have 6 tournaments this season for the 14-18 age divisions. Most of these tournaments will be played at the ISC center in Rockford. Practices will be on Sundays. Times will vary between noon and 6 o'clock every Sunday unless the team is in tournament play. 13 year olds will have 5 tournaments at the ISC Center. There may be some open gyms on Wednesday nights later in the season at no extra cost.
Fees for this year will be: 13 year olds will be $500, including a jersey. All other ages will be $575. We will be using last year’s jersey. If you need a new jersey, it will be an additional $35. Payments can be made in 3 installments. They are due on Nov. 16th,2014, Jan.4th,2015, and Feb. 1st,2015.The Great Lakes membership fee is $55. Tryout fee is $25(includes t-shirt). These 2 costs are not included in the club fee of $575. The only other cost is a pair of black spandex, if needed. There will be additional clothing that is optional. For example: sweatshirts, warm-ups, t-shirts, etc.
We do have a fundraisers of cookie dough and candles that can offset club costs. The players get ½ of the money that they sell to put towards club fees and/or clothing. This year, we will be selling over Christmas vacation. Cookie dough will be delivered towards the end of January. This is about a month later than other years.
Excess Volleyball Club is a satellite club of Rockford Volleyball Association, which has been in exsistence since 1985.Practices are at the Pecatonica High School in Pecatonica, Illinois. The school is located approximately one mile north of Route 20. This location is centrally located for all the different area athletes. Excess Volleyball Club is directed by Rick Manus. Rick has coached High School and club for over 25 years.