Player / Parent Info

Below are some highlights and important information about our travel program. For a more comprehensive look into our program, please see our Player Parent Handbook 2019-2020

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Important Dates

  • Online Registration: September 9, 2019 – October 20, 2019
    • Late Registration: (charged an additional $75 late fee) October 21, 2019 – November 9, 2019
  • Informational Parent Meeting: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 7:00 – 8:00 PM at RVC Byrdhill
    • We recommend parents who are new to the RVC Travel program or those with questions about the commitment involved with playing at a higher level attend. 
  • Pre-Tryout Orientations (pick one date to drop-in):
    • September 21, 2019 drop-in between 1:00 – 4:00 PM
    • Saturday, September 28, 2019 drop-in between 1:00 – 4:00 PM
    • Sunday, October 20, 2019 drop-in between 12:00 – 3:00 PM
  • Robison Fund: Junior Travel Athlete Grants Application Deadline – Monday, October 7, 2019
  • Try-outs: October and November – see Try-outs page for exact dates and details

Practices

  • VYVL teams practice 1x a week with an extra optional practice sessions on Sunday afternoons
  • State and Regional teams practice 2x a week
  • Zonal and National teams (1’s and 2’s) practice 3x a week

Competition

  • The Virginia Youth Volleyball League  is designed to be an introductory travel program.  There will be five tournaments over the course of the season – three held at RVC, one at Northern Virginia Volleyball Association (NVVA), and one at Tidewater Volleyball Association (TVA). See the VYVL page for more information. 

  • Regional teams (1-2 teams per age group): Regional teams compete  in 9-12 tournaments across the state, with the majority being regional tournaments (ODR) held here in Richmond. The season finishes with playing in the South Atlantic Championships/ Boys East Coast Championships hosted by RVC here in Richmond over Memorial Day Weekend. See the Team Info page for the 2019-2020 anticipated tournament schedules. 

  • State teams (1 team per age group): State teams compete in 9-12 tournaments across the state. The season finishes with playing in the South Atlantic Championships hosted by RVC here in Richmond over Memorial Day Weekend. See the Team Info page for the 2019-2020 anticipated tournament schedules. 

  • Zonal teams (1 team per age group): Zonal (2’s) teams compete in 10-12 tournaments along the east coast. Tournaments are typically 2-3 day tournaments and could include attending National Championships at the end of the season. Past years teams have traveled to Atlanta, GA, Washington DC, Greensboro, NC, and Atlantic City, NJ. See the Team Info page for the 2019-2020 anticipated tournament schedules. 

  • National teams (1 team per age group): National (1’s) teams compete in 10-12 tournaments across the country. Tournaments are  2-3 day tournaments and could include attending National Championships at the end of the season. Past years teams have traveled along the east coast in addition to places such as Dallas, TX, Denver, CO, Minneapolis, MN, and Indianapolis, IN. See the Team Info page for the 2019-2020 anticipated tournament schedules. 

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USAV Membership

All players who make a travel team (except for VYVL) are required to have a USAV Membership (complete this step after you have accepted a spot on a travel team but BEFORE your first practice):

If you had a USAV membership at any time

If you have never had a USAV memebership

Expectations

We expect our players to abide by the USA Volleyball Participant Code of Conduct and our parents to abide by the National Youth Sports Safety Foundation Sport Parent Code of Conduct. Both documents , along with a more detailed list of player and parent expectations can be found in our Player Parent Handbook 2019-2020

Billing Statements

As part of this web site, you may login, view and pay your account online at your convenience. Instructions for logging in to the website are located at the bottom of the home page. Once you login, you will look in the menu under “Member Area” and access “My Account.” This will show you a list of charges and indicate the amount due. Then, you may pay your balance using a credit card.  If you have more than one junior player, each account is handled separately. You will need to indicate which account you want to access when you log in. You will be prompted by the system to choose one. You will be sent an email reminder on the first of each month and your payment is due by the first of the following month. Should you not wish to pay online, we will accept checks and cash in the office or sent to us in the mail. As usual, there will be $25 late fee added to accounts that have no payments made during the month and a 1% interest fee for any balance carried over.

Richmond Volleyball Club (RVC) has a ZERO TOLERANCE for abuse and misconduct. This includes not only on-court safety, but also off-court safety in any part of RVC’s programs.

All RVC staff and coaches who work directly with our junior members are SafeSport Certified which means they have been trained to recognize and report all forms of abuse including bullying, harassment, hazing, physical abuse, emotional abuse, and sexual misconduct and abuse. Additionally, all staff have been provided with this information and are required to report observed or suspected abuse.

To find out more about the SafeSport policies Richmond Volleyball Club abides by, and to find resources for athletes, parents, or coaches, visit USA Volleyball SafeSport or The U.S. Center for SafeSport