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Frequently Asked Questions

Does my child need a physical?

You do not need a physical. By registering online, and arriving at your tryout or first practice, you are acknowledging that your child is physically fit and healthy. 

What age group can my child play in?

USA Volleyball’s cutoff is July 1. Before that day, you must play an age older. To calculate your age of eligibility, please use our calculator on this page.

What days are practices? What times?

Travel team: 2 hour practices on Sundays (with the exception of Boys 18s, which is Wednesday nights).

Practice only team: 1 and a half hour practices on Sundays.

My child has never played volleyball before. What are the chances she makes the travel team?

That is very hard to determine until tryouts. In general, if you are trying out for 14 and under, you have a better chance since most other athletes have never played organized volleyball. 15 and older is very competitive since most have played high school ball by then.

What is the difference between regional team and travel team?

There is no difference. The travel team travels within the region to compete against other clubs.

What are the costs?

Boys Info

Girls Info

Where do you practice?

Please scroll to the bottom of this page to see our locations in Nutley and North Haledon.

How long does the season last?

Boys: Mid-September through the end of February.

Girls Travel: November through the first week of May

Girls Practice (non-travel): First week of December – First week of April.

How far are the events? 

We try to keep the tournaments and events within an hour’s drive. We were 90% successful at that in 2021. No tournament was over an hour and a half away (with the exception of the non-required additional sleepaway tournament).

Does NJVBC provide transportation? Or do I have to drive my child?

We do not provide transportation to practice, tournaments, or events. We encourage the players to set up carpools.

What discounts does the club offer?

Siblings: If you have 2 children in the club, we take 10% the total. If you have 3 or more, we take 15% off.

Military/Veteran: Parents, if you are currently in the military or were honorably or medically discharged, your child will receive a 10% discount.

I want my child to “play up” (play for an older team). Is that possible?

Your child still needs to attend their age group’s tryouts. However, if we believe they are ready, we have no problem moving up a child to an older age group. If a request is denied, please do not take it personally – we will not move up a child if they will not get much playing time at an older age.

Is there a tryout or tryout fee for the non-travel (practice only) team?

No, you just show up!

When, and how, do we pay our dues?

If you are trying out for a travel team, there is a tryout fee:

  • $50 for girls travel tryouts.
  • $25 for boys travel tryouts.

Cash or check must be brought to tryouts. Check can be made out to:

North Jersey Volleyball Club

For both travel and non-travel teams, payment is due at the first practice. Cash or check is accepted. You can pay in full, or pay in payments over three months. More information about the payment plan will be emailed to you as the first practice gets closer.

My child needs to miss a tournament due to another commitment. Can I be reimbursed?

Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate those requests. We prepay everything in club volleyball (jerseys, tournaments, gym time, insurance, etc.) before the season even begins.

When are the tournaments and events?

We cannot book until December 1st, so we do not know either! However, all tournaments and events will be on Saturdays or Sundays. We will do our best to keep tournaments and events to Sundays.

What time will my practices be? Who will be my child’s coach?

High school coaches cannot coach the players from their high school. Therefore, we have to see who makes our travel teams first, then we will assign coaches to them. We also have to work around our coaches schedule. Therefore, we cannot answer these two questions until after tryouts.