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 GEVA region to compete against other clubs.
What are the costs?
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: December 4 through April 2
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.
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 a higher age.
Is there a tryout for the non-travel (practice only) team?
No, you just show up!
How do we pay?
If you are trying out for a travel team, there is a $50 tryout fee. Cash or check must be brought to tryouts. Check can be made out to:
North Jersey Volleyball Club
Then, cash or check must be brought to the first practice (for both travel and practice only teams). You will receive an email on the payment plan schedule.
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, 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.