Club Benefits & Fees

 

Club 'Sota Volleyball is one of the largest Junior Olympic volleyball clubs in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area, and prides itself on providing excellent practice facility accommodations, equipment and coaching at an affordable price to its members.

As our club grows and our members continue to seek a more competitive environment, we have structured our club to accommodate a wide spectrum of players - from those new to volleyball, to experienced players with an eye toward playing collegiate volleyball.

 

Our club is made up of three different team levels:

 

Select (the top team at each of the 14U, 15U, 16U, 17U and 18U age divisions*)

- The players in this group not only display the best skills at each of these age divisions, but they are also able to commit to the longer season and handle the stronger competition in the most rigorous schedule the club offers.

- Players at this level will compete in the area's larger tournaments, providing greater potential exposure to collegiate coaches and recruiters.

 

Tournament (13U, 14U, 15U, 16U, 17U and 18U age divisions)

- The most "traditional" level of the club. The players in the club at this level have a firm understanding of the fundamentals of volleyball and can demonstrate solid mechanics and techniques.

- The teams in this group will compete in a variety of one-day tournaments, as well as competing in the popular Presidents' Day Festival tournament (a two-day event) and an additional two-day tournament over the course of the season.

 

Club (12U, 13U, 14U, 15U and 16U age divisions)

- The players in this group are relatively new to volleyball and/or want to continue to improve their skills in a less stressful competitive environment.

- By being in a "power league" competition environment, teams at this level will play against other club teams with similar skills on a more consistent basis, allowing them to have a greater potential for individual and team success.

 

 

What Do You Get?

In addition to practicing in the Twin Cities' best facility, all players receive full membership in USA Volleyball. The table below provides additional detail regarding the benefits players will receive during the upcoming season.

  Team Level
    Select   Tournament   Club  
Team Practices Per Week   2   2   2  
Coaches Per Team   2   2   2  
Position-Specific Training   Yes   Yes      
Number of Competition Events   10   8   6  
Club 'Sota Challenge League (5 Dates)   Yes          
Big City Luau Tournament (2-day event)   Yes          
Presidents' Day Festival (2-day event)   Yes   Yes      
Club 'Sota Volleyball Tournament (2-day event)   Yes   Yes      
MNL Qualifier Tournament (3-day event)   Yes          
Pentagon Memorial Day Bash, South Dakota (2-day event)   Yes          
Various 1-day Tournaments       Yes (6 events)   Yes (1 event)  
Mizuno Northern Lights Power League           Yes (5 events)  
Uniform Package:              
2 jerseys, 2 shorts, warm-up jacket & pants, knee pads, backpack   Yes          
1 jersey, 1 short, warm-up jacket & pants, backpack       Yes      
1 jersey, 1 short, warm-up jacket & pants           Yes  

 

 

What Do You Pay?

Club 'Sota Volleyball strives to provide excellent benefits while keeping costs to its members as low as possible. An initial deposit of $300 is required at the time of tryouts - this will be refunded if the player does not become a member of Club 'Sota Volleyball. Below is the payment schedule, per team level, for the upcoming season.

 

Team Level Deposit Dec 1st Jan 1st  Feb 1st  Mar 1st  Apr 1st  May 1st  Total 
Select $300 $300 $300 $300 $300 $300 $300 $2,100
Tournament $300 $220 $220 $220 $220 $220 X $1,400
Club $300 $162.50 $162.50 $162.50 $162.50 X X $950

 

Club 'Sota Volleyball is no longer accepting online payments. All payments will be made in the form of checks made payable to Club 'Sota Volleyball. Members are required to submit post-dated checks for their season by the date of the parents' meeting (11/18/2013).

 

*Club 'Sota reserves the right to not have a Select team at any of the above age divisions if, at the time of tryouts, the staff does not feel the team(s) will be strong enough to compete successfully in the scheduled tournaments. The team(s) would be placed at the Tournament level for the entirety of the season.