National Level – we will field one team at the 12-17U age groups. These teams are coached and trained by our most recognized and experienced college and high school coaches. The National program is for the most accomplished players at their age group, drawn from a multi-county area. Each team will practice 2-3 days per week for 2-3 hours, position training is included in practice time. Players are allowed to play a winter/spring sport as long as it does not interfere with your Legacy team. Practice length will range from 2-3 hours. Teams will compete in a Power League and other national level tournaments. Season Length: December – June
Nike Level - we will field one team at each age group 12-18U. These teams are coached and trained by distinguished area high school coaches or former college players. The Nike program is for the player that wants a high level of play with a slightly lighter travel schedule. Each team will practice 2 days per week for 2 hours. Position Training will be completed by a National level team coach. Players are allowed to play a winter/spring sport as long as it does not interfere with your Legacy team. Teams will compete in a Power League and other national/regional tournaments. ?Season Length: January – June
Regional Level - we will field teams at each age group 12-18U. The Regional program is for players looking to for elite training and instruction outside their school season. Area college players and former Legacy players coach these teams. Teams will practice 2 days per week, 1.5-2 hours in length. Teams will have a mixed USAV/AAU tournament schedule. Most events will be within 2 hours of the Metro Detroit area. Many of our Regional players compete in winter/spring sports.?Season Length: February – June
Local Level - we will field teams at each age group 12-18U. The Local program is for a beginning players looking to gain more experience and prepare for their school season. Area college players and former Legacy players coach these teams. Local teams will practice 2 nights per week, 1.5 hours in length. Team will compete in AAU tournaments only. Most events are within 1 hour of the Metro Detroit area. The Local program is the lowest commitment level in our club. Many of our Local players compete in winter/spring sports.
Season Length: Jan-March and/or March – May
During tryouts, we will evaluate each player and appropriately place them on one of our 2013-14 teams based on their requested team level (National, Nike, Regional, Local) as well skill level, athletic potential and work ethic. All players are asked to try out for their appropriate age group. See age definitions below.
Please see our TRYOUT page for all details!
Can I tryout for more than 1 level?
- YES. You may tryout for multiple levels, but you will only pay one tryout fee. Players are encouraged to tryout for the highest-level team they wish to compete. If a player does not make the level they tryout for, players will be offered a spot on the next level.
- Do not tryout for a level that you do not intend to participate with. For example, if you know you do not want to play on a national level you should not attend this tryout. If national level is your first choice but would play on a Regional level team you only need to attend the national level tryout.
- If you are unsure about which team to tryout for send us an email
Will there be a Parent Meeting at Tryouts?
No. Tryouts are a very stressful time for our staff, parents, and players. Our staff will be focusing on evaluating players. Please email questions to Novi site director, Jen Cottrill – email@example.com
What should I bring to Tryouts?
You should bring your volleyball equipment, a water bottle and your tryout fee. We will have all the paperwork available at tryouts for you to fill out.
How long are Tryouts?
We have allotted 2-2.5 hours for each tryout session. Tryouts will encompass different drills to evaluate skill and controlled game play.
Can I play up an age group?
You may “play up” if you are in the graduating class of the older group, e.g. a 14-year-old freshman may play with U-15. If you are considered an “IMPACT” player at the upper level (would be a starter on the team), you may “play up”. You must advise the Legacy VBC staff of your intention to tryout at the older age group. You MUST tryout at your correct age group as well.
Can I play another sport and participate in Legacy Volleyball Club?
The simple answer is yes. Players must choose the team level, which suits them best. All National level teams must be the first priority of each player. Athletes on these teams can play other sports as long as Legacy VBC is the number one priority. Legacy VBC reserves the right to move players down if they are continually missing due to other sport or other commitments. Athletes on our Nike/Regional/Local level teams are permitted to play winter and/or spring sports without any penalties. If players do miss practice they will be missing important instruction from the coach which may affect playing time.
What if I can not make Tryouts?
If you can’t make the regular tryout, please attend our Make Up Tryouts. If you can not make either those either please email us to make other arrangements.
Can I watch my child tryout?
YES, parents are allowed and encouraged to watch tryouts.
Once I am selected to a team, when will practices start?
National Level: Early December?Nike Level: January?Regional Level: February?Local Level: Jan (Winter Season) or March (Spring Season)?A complete practice schedule will be included in your team selection email.
What if my middle school season is in the winter?
If you attend a school that has not switched the volleyball season to the fall do not worry. We still have programs for you. If you will be competing with a school team during the winter the best choice would be to play on a regional or local level team. This will allow you to participate on both teams without penalty or missing events. Local level tryouts will be held in January for a season length of March-May. Contact Legacyvolleyball@yahoo.com for more information on local level teams.
How are travel arrangements coordinated?
There may be tournaments that require overnight hotel accommodations. We will be working with HelmsBriscoe to secure a required club hotel for each tournament. A lot of consideration goes into choosing the hotels that we stay at. We will book hotels with a reasonable rate, free parking and continental breakfast whenever possible. Since some of the convention centers are located in the heart of larger metropolitan areas, the closer to downtown a hotel is, usually means a higher cost and charges for parking. Some people like the convenience of being able to walk to the tournament, while others would prefer to stay outside of the city for a cheaper option. When necessary, we will provide both options to our families. This year, at tournaments with multiple playing locations Legacy will also have more than 1 hotel location to choose from. Parents are free to reserve hotels that suit their family. However, your coach may hold team meetings at the team/club hotel. Please be prepared to attend these meetings.
What are the costs and what does that cover?
Costs for teams are still being determined. National level teams all have the same base fee and then added cost per travel tournament they choose to attend. Fees include all tournament entry fees, equipment, coaching salaries, court rental, coaches’ travel, uniforms and administration fees for the entire regular season. Please note that uniforms are included in your club fees.
Fees that are not covered: personal travel costs, AAU and USAV memberships
Why is club volleyball so expensive?
In addition to the above determining factors in club costs, we at Legacy VBC also look into more…we do not rent just any gym space. We have leased a 17,000 square foot volleyball exclusive facility we use because of the location, cost and most importantly – the quality of the facility. We have what we believe is a coaching staff that cannot be compared to in Southeast Michigan. Our coaches are not just bodies – they have all been handpicked based on their experience and proven successes. We believe that in order to obtain the highest quality coaches, we must compensate them. As this does add a little to the cost, we feel the benefits to our athletes far outweigh the cost associated.
MPB Fieldhouse 42350 Grand River. Novi, MI. 48375 * Located behind Cort Furniture
18U Division/Seniors: Players who were born on or after September 1, 1995 or Players who were born on or after September 1, 1994 and are a high school student during some part of the current academic year
17U Division/Juniors: Players who were born on or after September 1, 1996
16U Division/Sophomores: Players who were born on or after September 1, 1997
15U Division/Freshman: Players who were born on or after September 1, 1998
14U Division/8th Grade: Players who were born on or after September 1, 1999
13U Division/7th Grade: Players who were born on or after September 1, 2000
12UDivision/6th Grade: Players who were born on or after September 1, 2001