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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone: 870-933-8110.
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.
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.
|State||City||Club Name||First Name||Last Name||Athletic Director Email||Club Website|
|AR||Batesville||White River Juniors||Natalie||Simpsonemail@example.com||http://www.whiteriverjuniors.com|
|AR||Benton||Chaos Volleyball Club||Tony||Guerrafirstname.lastname@example.org||http://chaosvolleyballclub.org|
|AR||Bentonville||Club Net Volleyball||Beverly||Snyderemail@example.com||http://clubnetvolleyball.com|
|AR||Cabot||Cabot Juniors Volleyball Club||Kevin or Debbie||Russellfirstname.lastname@example.org||http://www.cabotjuniorsvolleyball.com|
|AR||Cherokee Village||Tri-County Juniors||Tiffani||Curtwrightemail@example.com|
|AR||Conway||Cabot Elite (Cabot, AR)||Bailey||McKeefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|AR||Conway||Conway Juniors Volleyball Club||Angela||Wallsemail@example.com||http://conwayjuniors.com|
|AR||Fayetteville||NorthWest Arkansas Juniors Storm||Larissa||Watsonfirstname.lastname@example.org||http://www.nwajstorm.com|
|AR||Fayetteville||Ozark Juniors Volleyball Club||Evgeniya||Lingenfelteremail@example.com||https://www.ozarkjuniors.com|
|AR||Fort Smith||Fort Smith Juniors Volleyball Club||Lee||Deweyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|AR||Greenbrier||Spikopaths Volleyball Clubemail@example.com|
|AR||Greenwood||Club Velocity, Inc.||Mona||Jonesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|AR||Harrison||Extreme Slam Volleyball||Jeff||Prattemail@example.com||http://www.ExtremeVolleyball.net|
|AR||Hot Springs||Hot Springs Force||Lanette||Stinemanfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|AR||Hot Springs||Hot Springs Select Volleyball Club||Erica||Trustyemail@example.com|
|AR||Jonesboro||Arkansas Juniors Stormfirstname.lastname@example.org||https://www.arkansajrsstorm.com|
|AR||Jonesboro||NEA Crush||Calandra||Shortemail@example.com||http://Membership # DE2282665FR20|
|AR||Little Rock||501 Volley||Eric||Eversonfirstname.lastname@example.org||http://www.501volley.com|
|AR||Little Rock||Arkansas Crush||Thomas||Nixonemail@example.com|
|AR||Little Rock||Arkansas Stars||AnDreia||Crawfordfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|AR||Little Rock||Elite Volleyball Academy||Tanja||Eckartemail@example.com||http://www.elitevolleyballacademy.org|
|AR||Little Rock||Little Rock Juniors||BJ||Goldenfirstname.lastname@example.org||http://lrjuniors.com|
|AR||LONSDALE||Spa City Juniors||Tina||Mooreemail@example.com|
|AR||Malvern||Brick City Juniors||Carrie||Barberfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|AR||Maumelle||Rock City Juniors||Lorri||Joshua-Beasleyemail@example.com|
|AR||North Little Rock||Central Arkansas Volleyball||Brandie||Sandersfirstname.lastname@example.org||http://www.centralarkansasvolleyball.com|
|AR||North Little Rock||Rock city juniors||Khia||Wilsonemail@example.com|
|AR||Paragould||Arkansas Bombers||Tara||Langston Bowdlerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|AR||Plumerville||Faulkner County Juniors||Brooks||Ruhmanemail@example.com|
|AR||Redfield||Pine Bluff Juniors||Delanie||Cooperfirstname.lastname@example.org||https://sites.google.com/view/pinebluffjuniors/home|
|AR||Russellville||River Valley Juniors||Kerrie||Carothersemail@example.com|
|AR||Russellville||Suns Volleyball Club, Inc||Lori||Eshnaurfirstname.lastname@example.org||https://www.sunsvolleyballclub.net/|
|AR||Sherwood||Little Rock Volley||Robby||Bennettemail@example.com|
|AR||Vilonia||Vilonia United Volleyball Club||Courtenay||Piercefirstname.lastname@example.org||http://www.viloniaunitedvolleyball.com|
|MS||Bailey||Southern Select Volleyball Club||Kim||Larsonemail@example.com|
|MS||Belden||Monroe Elite Volleyball||Morgan||Herefordfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|MS||Brandon||Coqui Volleyball Club||Gabriel||Riveraemail@example.com||http://coquivolleyballclub.com|
|MS||Canton||Mississippi Velocity Volleyball Club||Cheryl||Crumfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|MS||Columbus||Level Elite Sports - Miss Jrs and Shoals Attack||Tina||Sealsemail@example.com||https://www.levelelitesports.com/|
|MS||Greenwood Springs||SWAT Volleyball Club||LANICE||WHITEfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|MS||Madison||Infinity Volleyball Academy||Jenny||Hazelwoodemail@example.com||http://infinityvba.com|
|MS||Madison||Madison Reign Volleyball Club||Ross||Dorrfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|MS||Meridian||Queen City Athletics||Courtney||Schimelpfeningemail@example.com|
|MS||Nesbit||Southern Storm Volleyball Club||Cole||Davisfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|MS||Olive Branch||Desoto Legacy Volleyball||Robert||Lewisemail@example.com||https://dlvbc.com/|
|MS||Oxford||Oxford Volleyball Club||Kacie||Henglerfirstname.lastname@example.org||https://www.oxfordvolleyballclub.com|
|TN||Bells||Jackson Juniors Volleyball Club||Phylis||Anyangoemail@example.com||http://www.jacksonjuniors.com|
|TN||Collierville||VIPER Volleyball Club||Eric||Bouchocfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|TN||Cordova||Memphis Juniors Volleyball Association||Danis||Fuellingemail@example.com||http://memphisjuniors.com|
|TN||Dyersburg||Grind City Volleyball Academy (Lakeland, TN)||Kendel||Ratlifffirstname.lastname@example.org||http://www.grindcityvolleyball.com|
|TN||Halls||West TN Volleyball||Jason||Turnbowemail@example.com|
|TN||Henderson||West TN Waves||Todd||Humphryfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|TN||Jackson||LB Volleyball Club||Martha||Sheffieldemail@example.com|
|TN||Jackson||West Tennessee Force Volleyball Club||Douglas||Webbfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|TN||Memphis||Loyalty Volleyball Club||Candace||Davenportemail@example.com||https://www.loyaltyvolleyball.com|
|TN||Memphis||Memphis Metro Volleyball||Juraj||Okolicanyfirstname.lastname@example.org||http://memphisvolleyball.com|
|TN||Memphis||Sting Training Academy||Matt||Nelsonemail@example.com|
|TN||Milan||Purple Aces Volleyball Club||Todd||Sheppardfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|TN||Olive Branch||Memphis Volleyball Academy||In-Sik||Hwangemail@example.com||http://memphisvbacademy.com|
|TN||Pinson||Hub City Heat||Caitlin||Diggsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
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:
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’.