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The Edge Volleyball Club Middle School Program

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Train Like A Champion

Unleash the best athlete you can be

The Middle School Program is designed for 6th through 8th graders looking to learn the ins and outs of the game. The athletes will be trained in multiple skills as well as focusing on one to two specific position(s) that suite them. They will be taught overarching game knowledge as well as execution of core skills and techniques. Athletes will get to display their skills in tournaments around the area as well as an out of town travel tournament (8th Only). Athletes will have the opportunity to try again in the spring to be taken to a national tournament. Our middle school program also offers strength training, vertical training, and conditioning throughout the entire season.

The Details

The Middle School Program runs September to March with another tryout in March. This Spring tryout will determine which athletes we will be taking to a national tournament in Phoenix, AZ or Orlando, FL. We will select athletes for one 13U and one 14U team to take to this tournament. Athletes who are not selected for the national teams have the opportunity to play with us for a Spring Season and attend local tournaments.
All athletes must have current AAU and USAV memberships to participate in practices or tournaments.
Practice Days & Times
12U & 13U:
Monday & Wednesdays
5:15 P.M. - 7:15 P.M.
14U:
Monday & Wednesdays
7:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.
14U Hybrid:
See Schedule Below
Holidays & Breaks
  • 11/22 & 11/23 (Thanksgiving)
  • 12/11 & 12/12 (Our Lady of Guadalupe Festival)
  • 12/22-1/7 (Winter Break)
Why The Tryout in March?
As you know, there is a TON of learning and growth at the middle school level. Athletes who may have come into the program in September with very little knowledge or experience may have grown leaps and bounds during the course of the season. On the contrary, some athletes may not be working as hard at practice. These tryouts allow everyone to reset and compete for a spot on a national team. Athletes that are not chosen for the national team can still be chosen for our Spring Season to compete locally. This tryout also allows athletes not currently associated with a club the ability to join our program during the spring. Athletes that played with us during our fall/winter season are NOT guaranteed a spot in the Spring Season.
Middle School Program (12U-14U)
2023-2024 Fall Season
  • Season Length
  • September - March
  • What is covered:
  • Practice Package
  • Practice fees
  • Tournament fees
  • Coaching fees
  • Uniform Package
  • 2 practice shirts
  • 2 uniforms
  • Spandex
  • Athletic Bag
  • Kneepads
  • Warm-up top
  • Warm-up pants

Tryout Requirements

All Athletes must provide proof of a valid AAU or USAV Membership to tryout.

Fall/Winter Season

(Sept - March)
12U:
$2,150
13U:
$2,150
14U:
$2,150
ALL TRAVEL AND HOTEL COSTS ARE NOT INCLUDED
Teams that participate in a travel tournament will billed an additional $200 one month before the tournament. The top 13U and 14U teams will participate in at least one travel tournament.
Payment Schedule
  • $500 commitment deposit due 24 hours after accepting offer
  • 2nd payment - due in Sept
  • 3rd payment - due in Oct
  • 4th payment - due in Nov

Late Payment Policy:

All invoices older than 30 days without payment will incur a 10% late fee.

Tryouts

Registration is currently closed for Fall/Winter Season.

Spring Season

(April - June)
Local
$875
ANY TRAVEL AND HOTEL COSTS ARE NOT INCLUDED
12U & 13U:
Monday & Wednesdays
5:15 P.M. - 7:15 P.M.
14U:
Monday & Wednesdays
7:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.*
* Some 14U teams may be moved to the earlier timeslot to accommodate gym space. Families will be made aware at time of tryout results if their athlete will be in the early or late timeslot.
National
$1,125*
ANY TRAVEL AND HOTEL COSTS ARE NOT INCLUDED
* Athletes that make the national team that did not participate in the most recent fall/winter season will be required to purchase a uniform package for their additional jerseys. 14 Elite, 14 Black, & 13 Elite will have additional costs based on the tournaments they will attend, see National & Travel Tournaments section below for more detail.
13U & 14U:
Monday & Wednesdays
Conditioning*:
6:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
Practice:
7:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.
* Conditioning for National teams is mandatory.
National teams may have additional practices added at other locations

National & Travel Tournaments
Amishland AAU Grand Prix - Shipshewana, IN
14 Elite & 14 Black
Arrive in Shipshewana on Friday, 5/10
Last day of play is Sunday, 5/12
13 Elite
Arrive in Shipshewana on Friday, 5/17
Last day of play is Sunday, 5/19
14 Elite, 14 Black, and 13 Elite will be charged an additional $150 for this tournament
AAU Nationals - Orlando, FL
Arrive in FL on Wednesday, 6/12
Last day of play is Sunday, 6/16
The cost of this tournament is included in base pricing for all national teams
USAV Nationals - Las Vegas, NV
(14 Elite & 14 Black Only)
Arrive in NV on Sunday, 7/7
Last day of play is Thursday, 7/11
14 Elite and 14 Black will be charged an additional $250 for this tournament
Any additional travel tournaments added that are not listed above will be billed at an additional cost
Payment Schedule
  • $450 commitment deposit due 24 hours after accepting offer
  • $425 payment - Due Apr 15th
  • $150 payment - Due Apr 30th (14 Elite, 14 Black, & 13 Elite Only)
  • $250 payment - Due May 15th (National Only)
  • $250 payment - Due June 15th (14 Elite & 14 Black Only)

Late Payment Policy:

All invoices older than 30 days without payment will incur a 10% late fee.

Tryouts

Registration is currently open for Spring Season!

14U FALL Hybrid Schedule Teams

Due to high demand we have added two Hybrid Schedule 14U Teams for the 2023-2024 Season. These Hybrid schedule team will practice at both the Maryville and Oakton locations. Each practice date and location is listed on the schedule below.
THIS SCHEDULE ONLY APPLIES TO YOU IF YOU HAVE ACCEPTED A SPOT FOR THE HYBRID 14U PROGRAM

Tryout Acceptance

Tryout results are posted the night of tryouts on our website and emailed the following day. Athletes will be asked to accept or decline their position in our program. Athletes may be listed as alternates and may be asked to return to future tryout dates.

An acceptance is an agreement to participate and pay in full for the entire season.

If you have an outstanding balance from the previous season, you will not be able to participate until balance is paid.
Practice Location

MARYVILLE ACADEMY

SYLVIA AND BEN R. STEIN SOCIAL CENTER

1150 N River Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60016

Weight Lifting Schedule

This schedule is for weight-lifting prior to team assignments. Athletes apart of a group will be assigned alphabetically by last name. Athletes may trade groups to accommodate car pools however they MUST swap places with another athlete. Once teams are assigned the schedule will change to be by team.
Monday
Time Group
5:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. Make-Up
6:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. 14 Asics & 14 Gold
8:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. 15 Elite & 16 Elite
Tuesday
Time Group
5:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. 14 White & 14 Red
6:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. 14 Maroon & 14 Silver
8:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. 14 Elite & 14 Black
Wednesday
Time Group
5:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. None
6:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. 15 Black & 15 Maroon
8:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. 16 Black & 16 Maroon
Thursday
Time Group
5:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. 12s & 13s
6:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. 16 Silver & 15 Silver
8:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. 17 Elite & 17 Black

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