When should my child begin playing / learning the sport of volleyball?
Boys and girls may begin to play recreational volleyball as early as the age of 4 or 5. However, this is merely a personal preference for parents. At VCNebraska, we believe that young kids benefit from receiving correct training at a young age, but we do not push kids to make volleyball their sole sport. We believe kids attain full athletic development when they participate in as many sports as possible.
How do I know what age group my son / daughter falls into?
Locate your child's birthdate on the chart below to find out what age group they belong in.
What is a typical club volleyball season like?
Club volleyball seasons vary in length and commitment based on age groups. Most ages will start their club season at the beginning of January and will run through the end of April.
Youth Club (11-13's) Program: January 1 - April 30th with no postseason tournaments
High School Prep (14-15's) Program: January 1 - April 30 with the possibility of extending the season into May and traveling to Nationals in June
College Prep (16-18's) Program: January 1 - May 30 with the possibility of extending the season into June and traveling to Nationals
For more information about the specific time commitments of each age group, please refer to VCNebraska "Programs".
Will my daughter be able to play every position?
When a coach asks a player, "which position do you play", most girls have an immediate response. But at VCNebraska, we believe no one has a specific position, and that everyone is a volleyball player. Having every player train in every position is the most beneficial way to develop as a complete athlete. Especially at a young age, our players learn all positional skills and use them in training. As the girls progress in age, they will continue to learn and train every position, but their focus becomes more narrowed.
Should my child be attending private lessons, group lessons, camps, clinics, etc?
Camps and clinics throughout the year are a great way to get to know all of our coaches at VCNebraska as well as learn the way we train our players. We will not offer clinics and camps during the club season as we believe it is our job to provide the best training for the players in our club on a weekly basis.
VCNebraska club players are not allowed to take private lessons from their club coach during the season. However, they are permitted to take lessons from another VCN coach or Director.
During the summer/fall months, we encourage girls to join our camps and clinics to continue to refresh their skills as well as interact with our coaching staff. Lesson/group lessons are also available and can be organized through our club director, Maggie Griffin.
Where does VCNebraska practice?
VCNebraska has signed an agreement with Abbott Sports Complex to lease their 4 suspended volleyball courts in the north gym. All VCNebraska camps, clinics, and practices will be held at Abbott, 7600 N 70th St. Lincoln through the 2014 club season.