General Info

General OVR Volleyball Information

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Velocity Volleyball participates in the Ohio Valley Region (OVR) of USA Volleyball. At most age levels, the OVR supports 3 increasing levels of play — Regional, American, and National. Regional and American teams typically play OVR sanctioned tournaments in Ohio, with American team occasionally traveling to larger tournaments that might be outside of the OVR region. National teams typically play in some OVR sanctioned tournaments, but will typically travel to National qualifier tournaments that are generally outside of Ohio.


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Currently, Velocity plans to register club teams at both the Regional and American level for most age groups from 11 through 18.  Velocity teams typically consist of 10 players. However, you may notice some teams that show a roster of 12 or 13 players. We recognize that some players are only available (or may choose) to participate in Club volleyball during just the Winter or Spring season. As such, where the need exists and we have sufficient players that can accommodate the situation, we will have one player play the first half of the season (Winter only) and then a different player play the second half of the season (Spring only). In these situations a team roster will typically list more than 10 girls.

 

The decision on how many teams at each level and at each age group will depend on the number of athletes that participate in tryouts and then ultimately decide to join the club. It is our belief that having a team that is competitive, while still being challenged, creates the best atmosphere to allow an athlete to continue to grow and expand their skills.


Season schedules and practiceerika-haley

A typical season schedule will consist of 8-13 tournament play dates, with some tournaments being 2-day tournaments that encompass both Saturday and Sunday (and hence two play dates). All of our teams will participate in the OVR Championships at the end of the season that are held at the Columbus Convention Center.

 

practicePractices are currently scheduled to be held at the Lancaster YMCA or the Rec Plex (also associated with the Lancaster YMCA).  Players only playing Winter season will typically exchange their position with a Spring-only player in mid-March.


Teams Offered and Tryout Information

With respect to teams that will be offered during the 2015-2016 club season, we expect to offer Regional and American level teams. The specific number of teams at a given age group will not be determined until we have a better understanding of the number of players planning to try out. Club fees are based on a team participating with 10 players. In some circumstances, teams may be asked to play with 9 players. For teams with less than 10 players, club fees will likely be adjusted based on fewer players. Click the following link to see the tryout schedule and registration.