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FIRST TIME MEMBER OF USA VOLLEYBALL

WELCOME TO DELTA REGION VOLLEYBALL

When you join Delta Region Volleyball, you become a registrant of USA Volleyball. Delta Region Volleyball Association is incorporated as a legal entity and is a Member Organization of USA Volleyball. The Delta Region serves the grassroots function for USA Volleyball and collectively serves as a catalyst for USA Volleyball functions.

The  Delta  Region is  composed of the states of Arkansas, Northern  Mississippi  and  the  part  of  Tennessee  west  of  the Tennessee River. The following Delta Region procedures and rules supplement USA Volleyball rules for the USA Volleyball season (September 1–August 31 following year).  Direct any questions or requests for interpretation to Joe Williams, Delta Region Commissioner (com@deltavolleyball.net) or phone: 870-933-8110.

USAV AGE DEFINITION

Click on this link to determine which age division the player will be placed in according to their birth date.

NEW TO JUNIORS VOLLEYBALL

Trying a new sport for the first time can be intimidating, but there’s a reason volleyball has exploded in popularity across the world. It is a dynamic, fun game that can be played in the backyard, in the pool, on the beach or in the gym. All you need is a net and a ball, and you are ready to play.

Before your child gets started, it might help to understand a few of the game’s rules and what equipment is needed to play. Click on this link where you will find a guide that breaks volleyball down so new players and their parents can be prepared to dig in.

Why Should My Kid Play USA Volleyball

When you join the Delta Region, you become a registrant of USA Volleyball (USAV), just like the players who won Olympic Games medals in Rio de Janeiro. Based in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA Volleyball is the National Governing Body of the sport, serving the lifetime sport of volleyball at all ages and levels, through its 40 regions and other affiliated members. Click on this link to find the benefits of USAV Membership through the Delta Region.

MAKE AN INFORMED DECISION WHEN SELECTING A CLUB

Finding the right club for your son or daughter can be a daunting task. If you are new to club volleyball you will want to find out as much information as you can about the clubs in your area before you make your selection.

First of all, it is a serious commitment of time and money. We hope that this guide will help the volleyball family make an informed decision.

At a minimal level, club volleyball provides the opportunity to learn and improve volleyball skills through hours of additional practice and competition. Club volleyball gives players the opportunity to enhance athletic, social and leadership skills, making new friends from other schools and areas. In addition, since players regularly officiate matches when they are not playing, leadership skills and knowledge and understanding of the game is enhanced.

Many players have gone on to be successful college players (at all levels); some are on partial to full athletic scholarships. Others have gone on to coach at the high school or college level or returned to coach at the club level.

Some teams will only travel to tournaments in the Delta Region, while others will also travel to other parts of the country. While there is no guarantee that you will be seen by a college coach, the chances are better if they play club ball. The high school season coincides with the college season, making it difficult for college coaches to watch players during the school season. In many cases the high school matches start around 5 or 6 making it difficult for a coach to even get to local matches without having to miss their team’s practice. The heaviest recruiting time is during the club season. A majority of college coaches search for prospective players at USAV Junior events. Larger tournaments involving teams from several states, national qualifiers and the Junior National Championships attract the most college coaches.

Club volleyball is a HUGE commitment of time. The club season generally begins in November with tryouts and runs through mid-April for in-region play and can run through early July for teams going to the Junior National Championships. Teams generally practice around 2 hours at a time and practice 1-3 times per week. Teams will generally play in at least 6 tournaments (some will play in as many as 12). Tournaments last from 1 day up to 4 days.

Club volleyball also requires FINANCIAL commitment. The cost can run as low as $250 to over $5,000 depending on the level of competition, number of tournaments, practice facility costs, coaches’ travel costs, coaching expenses (some volunteer, some receive expenses, some get a salary), supplies, equipment, balls, printing, postage, etc. and sponsorship. Costs should be used for comparison between clubs to make sure you know what is and is not covered in their fees. Costs may vary depending on quality; two jerseys and a pair of shorts can cost $100, USAV registration can be up to $52 per player, tournament entry fees vary from $175-$495 for regular season tournaments to $800 for national qualifiers and $1000 for the Junior National Championships. Hotel, food and transportation costs are generally the responsibility of the player/parent.

You should also think about why you want to play club (recreation, more experience for high school play or possible college scholarship). No matter what your objective, you should be playing because you have fun, love the game and want to play. You must be willing to work hard and take the responsibility for your improvement. Your coach is there to help you work toward your goals.

The most important factor is the kind of coaching you will receive. Coaches at each club have a wide range of coaching experience, from very successful high school and college coaches (head and assistant) to those with little experience. Parents of a volleyball player have a shared responsibility with the player. A few of the biggest responsibilities are encouraging good sportsmanship and responsible behavior, support and encourage your child win or lose, providing support financially and assist with transportation. Parents also have the responsibility to conduct themselves in a reasonable, responsible manner. Parents must be aware that they have as much, if not more, influence on the chemistry of their team than the coach. How can a player be a good team member when they have to listen to a parent bad mouth their teammates or coach? How can the team have good chemistry when parents sit in the stands and make disparaging comments about players or coaches to other parents?

Once a player commits to the club, the club will then be able to put that player on the roster of a team. The player is then officially committed to that club. Any financial commitments made to a club are between the individual and the club (not the Delta Region) ~ Clubs are private enterprises.

2019-2020 DELTA REGION JUNIOR CLUBS~ WATCH FOR NEW CLUBS FORMING FOR 2020-2021 SEASON

State City Club Name First Name Last Name Athletic Director Email Club Website
AR Austin Natural Disasters Hannah Douglas hwyss2@gmail.com
AR Batesville Southside Sting Suzanne Rains suzanne.rains@southsideschools.org
AR Batesville White River Juniors Natalie Simpson whiteriverjuniors@gmail.com http://www.whiteriverjuniors.com
AR Benton Benton Juniors Tadd Farmer taddfarmer@hotmail.com
AR Benton Chaos Volleyball Club Tony Guerra chaosguerra@gmail.com http://chaosvolleyballclub.org
AR Bentonville Club Net Volleyball Beverly Snyder clubnetvolleyball@gmail.com http://clubnetvolleyball.com
AR Cabot Cabot Juniors Volleyball Club Kevin or Debbie Russell cabotjuniors@yahoo.com http://www.cabotjuniorsvolleyball.com
AR Cherokee Village Tri-County Juniors Tiffani Curtwright tri.countyjuniors@gmail.com
AR Conway Cabot Elite (Cabot, AR) Bailey McKee bailey.mckee@icloud.com
AR Conway Conway Juniors Volleyball Club Angela Walls conwayjuniors@gmail.com http://conwayjuniors.com
AR Fayetteville NorthWest Arkansas Juniors Storm Larissa Watson director@nwajstorm.com http://www.nwajstorm.com
AR Fayetteville Ozark Juniors Volleyball Club Evgeniya Lingenfelter jenny@ozarkjuniors.com https://www.ozarkjuniors.com
AR Fort Smith Fort Smith Juniors Volleyball Club Lee Dewey fsjclubmanager@gmail.com
AR Greenbrier Greenbrier Juniors Greg Oaks goaks@oaksbrothers.com
AR Greenbrier HollenBall Juniors Marissa Dent hollenbaughmarissa@yahoo.com http://www.hollenballjuniors.com
AR Greenbrier Spikopaths Volleyball Club holly hardy hhardyalaskagirl@hotmail.com
AR Greenwood Club Velocity, Inc. Mona Jones theblindwoman@cox.net
AR Harrison Extreme Slam Volleyball Jeff Pratt jeff@extremevolleyball.net http://www.ExtremeVolleyball.net
AR Hot Springs Hot Springs Force Lanette Stineman hotspringsforce@gmail.com
AR Hot Springs Hot Springs Select Volleyball Club Erica Trusty hsselectvolleyballclub@gmail.com
AR Jacksonville J'ville Volley Keisha Harris keishamama8@gmail.com
AR Jonesboro Arkansas Juniors Storm margie mcgee arkansasjrsvolleyball@gmail.com https://www.arkansajrsstorm.com
AR Jonesboro Arkansas Warriors Devin Montgomery arkansaswarriorsvolleyball@gmail.com
AR Jonesboro Jtown Juniors Julie Wyatt jtownjuniors@yahoo.com
AR Jonesboro NEA Crush Calandra Short calandraf@gmail.com http://Membership # DE2282665FR20
AR Jonesboro NEA Tomahawks Ronda Sullins neatomahawks@gmail.com
AR Little Rock 501 Volley Eric Everson info@501volley.com http://www.501volley.com
AR Little Rock Arkansas Crush Thomas Nixon nixont71@yahoo.com
AR Little Rock Arkansas Stars AnDreia Crawford acrawford32@yahoo.com
AR Little Rock Elite Volleyball Academy Tanja Eckart eckartvolleyball@gmail.com http://www.elitevolleyballacademy.org
AR Little Rock Little Rock Juniors BJ Golden admin@lrjuniors.com http://lrjuniors.com
AR LONSDALE Spa City Juniors Tina Moore tmoore@flcobras.com
AR Malvern Brick City Juniors Carrie Barber brickcityvb@gmail.com
AR Marion Crittenden Crushers Chris Wilson shazaamtopher@msn.com
AR Marion Mid-South Volleyball Emily Burns em.burns22@gmail.com
AR Maumelle Rock City Juniors Lorri Joshua-Beasley lorrijb1218@sbcglobal.net
AR Mena Club G1 Brooke Hines menaclubg1@gmail.com
AR North Little Rock Central Arkansas Volleyball Brandie Sanders centralarvolleyball@gmail.com http://www.centralarkansasvolleyball.com
AR North Little Rock Rock city juniors Khia Wilson lorrijb1218@sbcglobal.net
AR Paragould Arkansas Bombers Tara Langston Bowdler tarabowdler@yahoo.com
AR Paragould Arkansas Slam Angela King arkansasslamvolleyball@gmail.com
AR Paragould Swarm Randy Carpino neaswarmvolleyball@gmail.com
AR Plumerville Faulkner County Juniors Brooks Ruhman hoops042@gmail.com
AR Redfield Pine Bluff Juniors Delanie Cooper delaniesays@aol.comĀ  https://sites.google.com/view/pinebluffjuniors/home
AR Russellville River Valley Juniors Kerrie Carothers kerrie@russellvillebroker.com
AR Russellville Suns Volleyball Club, Inc Lori Eshnaur sunsvolleyballclub@outlook.com https://www.sunsvolleyballclub.net/
AR Searcy Fearsome VBC Meredith Fear fearsomevbc@gmail.com http://fearvolleyball.com
AR Sherwood DAUNTLESS VOLLEYBALL Jennifer Bean dauntlessvolleyball@gmail.com
AR Sherwood Little Rock Volley Robby Bennett rbennett@batson.com
AR Vilonia V-Town Volley Colleen Wells vtownvolley@gmail.com
AR Vilonia Vilonia United Volleyball Club Courtenay Pierce viloniaunited@yahoo.com http://www.viloniaunitedvolleyball.com
AR yellville Arkansas Apex Brianna Layton arapexvb@gmail.com
MS Bailey Southern Select Volleyball Club Kim Larson southernselectvolleyball@gmail.com
MS Belden Monroe Elite Volleyball Morgan Hereford monroeelitevolleyball@gmail.com
MS Brandon Coqui Volleyball Club Gabriel Rivera griveracoqui@gmail.com http://coquivolleyballclub.com
MS Canton Mississippi Velocity Volleyball Club Cheryl Crum cherylacrum@gmail.com
MS Columbus Level Elite Sports - Miss Jrs and Shoals Attack Tina Seals levelelitevolleyball@gmail.com https://www.levelelitesports.com/
MS Corinth Core Volleyball Keith Haney corevb1@gmail.com http://core-vball.com
MS Greenwood Springs SWAT Volleyball Club LANICE WHITE swatvolleyballclub@gmail.com
MS Jackson MS Volleyball Raven Scott msvolleyball601@gmail.com http://msvolleyball.com
MS Madison Crush Volleyball Richard Norris crush.volleyball.601@gmail.com
MS Madison Infinity Volleyball Academy Jenny Hazelwood meaghan@infinityvba.com http://infinityvba.com
MS Madison Madison Reign Volleyball Club Ross Dorr madisonreignvolleyball@gmail.com
MS Meridian Queen City Athletics Courtney Schimelpfening queencityvb@gmail.com
MS Nesbit Southern Storm Volleyball Club Cole Davis stormvolleyball@ymail.com
MS Olive Branch Desoto Legacy Volleyball Robert Lewis organization.dlv@gmail.com https://dlvbc.com/
MS Oxford Oxford Volleyball Club Kacie Hengler opvckacie@gmail.com https://www.oxfordvolleyballclub.com
TN Bartlett Premier GVC Curtis Bell premiersfc@gmail.com http://www.premiergvc.com
TN Bells Jackson Juniors Volleyball Club Phylis Anyango nyangi72@gmail.com http://www.jacksonjuniors.com
TN Collierville VIPER Volleyball Club Eric Bouchoc vipervbtraining@gmail.com
TN Cordova Memphis Juniors Volleyball Association Danis Fuelling danis@memphisjuniors.com http://memphisjuniors.com
TN Dyersburg Grind City Volleyball Academy (Lakeland, TN) Kendel Ratliff grindcityvolleyball@gmail.com http://www.grindcityvolleyball.com
TN Halls West TN Volleyball Jason Turnbow turnbow287@bellsouth.net
TN Henderson West TN Waves Todd Humphry thumphry@fhu.edu
TN Jackson LB Volleyball Club Martha Sheffield marthashffld11@gmail.com
TN Jackson West Tennessee Force Volleyball Club Douglas Webb westtnforcevolleyball@gmail.com
TN Memphis BOLD Athletics Porsha Parks boldathletics901@gmail.com http://www.boldathletics901.com
TN Memphis Loyalty Volleyball Club Candace Davenport loyaltyvolleyball@gmail.com https://www.loyaltyvolleyball.com
TN Memphis Memphis Metro Volleyball Juraj Okolicany director@memphisvolleyball.com http://memphisvolleyball.com
TN Memphis Sting Training Academy Matt Nelson mcnelson@hutchisonschool.org
TN Milan Purple Aces Volleyball Club Todd Sheppard sheppardt@milanssd.org
TN Olive Branch Memphis Volleyball Academy In-Sik Hwang chwang@memphisvbacademy.com http://memphisvbacademy.com
TN Pinson Hub City Heat Caitlin Diggs atlduke13@aol.com

DELTA REGION TRANSFER POLICY

If you are new to club volleyball you will want to find out as much information as you can about the clubs in your area before you accept an invite from any club.

Once a player accepts an invite to a club, the club will then be able to put that player on the roster of a team. The player is then officially committed to that club for the entire season. In addition, once an athlete has participated in a regional or national qualifying bid event, athlete transfers/releases are bound by the transfer/release rules of the Girls’ Junior National Qualifier/Spring Championships, Championships or the Boys’ Junior National Bid/Championships manuals.

Exception to Delta Region transfer policy:

  • A change in geographical location of the family due to a change in job, military, scholastic or inner-collegiate status may receive special consideration. Application for a waiver to the Transfer Policy must be made by the parent of the player to the Delta Region Commissioner.
  • If a team/club disbands prior to the end of the season. A player can be reassigned to a different club in the Delta Region if the team the player is currently affiliated with has disbanded and no longer intends to participate in any USA Volleyball sanctioned event, whether in or outside the Delta Region. This must be confirmed by the current Club Director before any contact can be made with the player.  Players from a disbanded team may enroll with another team if the disbanded team or club provides written authorization to the Delta Region office releasing the player(s), and the new team provides Delta Region office with an acceptance letter.  A disbanded team may withhold such authorization if the player is not in good standing with the club. Any financial commitments to a club are between the individual and the club~ Clubs are private enterprises. If a player on a disbanded team transfers without filing the proper written authorizations, then the player and the new team or club may be sanctioned.

DELTA REGION REFUND POLICY

As a rule, the Delta Region will not refund membership purchases. Special cases of hardship and injury prior to using a full membership will be examined on a case-by-case basis. If a refund is approved, credit card service fees will be applied. Any membership refunds will be pro rated based on the length of utilization. 

REFUNDS WILL NOT BE ISSUED, EITHER IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DUE TO THE COVID-19 SEASON CANCELLATION.

It is recommended that athletes purchase the Tryout Membership while participating in club tryouts. If you are new to Junior Volleyball or you are not sure you want to play this season, the Delta Region now offers a $10 tryout fee which is cost-effective. If you are chosen for a team the $10 will be taken off the total cost of a ‘Regular Junior Membership’.