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Middle School Program

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 out for a spot 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. 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.

Practice Days & Times

All athletes must have current USAV memberships to participate in practices or tournaments.
For the first two months of practice, all teams will be practing during the 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM timeslot on Mondays and Wednesdays. After which we will split the athletes into their teams. Some teams may be moved to the later timeslot of 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays to allow for maximum coach saturation for the teams.

Everyone (First Two Months)/Early Wave:

Monday & Wednesdays
5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Late Wave:

Monday & Wednesdays
7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.

Holidays & Breaks

  • 11/24 & 11/25 (Thanksgiving)
  • 12/21-1/2 (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.

Middle School Program (12U-14U)

2022-2023 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

Pricing

Fall/Winter Season (Sept - March)

12U:

$2,000

13U:

$2,000

14U:

$2,200

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

Spring Season (April - June)

In March We will hold tryouts for our Spring Season. At the tryouts athletes will chose if they would like to try out for the national teams or the local teams. Athletes who try out for the national team and are not chosen can still be offered a spot on the local team.

Local:

$850

National:

$1,100

Payment Schedule

  • $450 commitment deposit due 24 hours after accepting offer
  • $400 payment - Due Apr 15th
  • $250 payment - Due May 15th (National Only)

Tryouts

Date & Time:

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. 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

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