FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
Why play club volleyball?
There are many reasons to play club volleyball such as:
- to learn more about the sport of volleyball from experienced coaches,
- improve your individual and team skills,
- continue to play at a competitive level after school season, and
- showcase your abilities to college recruiters.
Many players join the Texas Image family because we provide a positive, yet challenging experience that prepares them to play volleyball at a high level in high school, college, and beyond.
What is the cost to tryout?
Pre-registration will be $45.00 (on or before Oct. 20, 2012). The cost after the pre-registration period is $55.00, which is non-refundable. Athletes must bring $55.00 cash or check payable to “TEXAS IMAGE VOLLEYBALL CLUB” to their first day of tryouts. Athletes need to complete the medical waiver and release form and bring it to the tryouts.
How are tryouts conducted and players selected for each team?
Tryouts for each age group are held over three separate days to ensure that the right decisions are made. The tryout fee covers all three tryouts. Several Texas Image Volleyball coaches will be involved in the tryouts and selections. All players will be given an equal opportunity. No athlete will be offered a position without participating in the tryout process. The better your skills are the higher probability of making a team. Skill is not the only factor considered. Teams need to be balanced with all positions, so the position that you play may be a factor. Attitude and leadership are also taken into consideration.
What does it cost to play club volleyball?
Each team’s dues depend primarily on the amount of practice time and the level and number of tournaments in which they participate. We strive to keep the dues feasible while maintaining a high quality coaching staff and facility. Cost generally range from $550 – $4000 depending on the team you play on. To see the different levels of participation and their costs, go to the Club Volleyball page. Click the following link if you are interested in the Metro Program.
What do the fees actually pay for?
The fees are for facility rentals, uniforms, coaching salaries, tournaments, hotels, region registrations, equipment, college recruiting program, and administration fee’s.
Is playing time guaranteed?
Equal practice time is what is being paid for in the fees. All players will have equal practice time. Playing time of 20% is guaranteed for tournament play. There is no guaranteed tournament playing time for MIZUNO teams. Playing time is determined by ability, attendance, attitude, position the athlete plays and the level of tournament.
How long is the club season?
Tryouts are are held in late October and early November with practices starting shortly thereafter. Tournament play starts in December/January and ends in May. For those teams that qualify, the National Tournament is scheduled at the end of June through early July.
Where are practices held?
Texas Image Volleyball teams practice at the Winning Edge Volleyball Facility at 2225 109th Street, Grand Prairie, TX 75050, just 5 minutes from DFW Airport and Six Flags. Convenient for all.
When are practices held?
Specific practice times will be determined once teams have been selected. Generally two days a week, Monday – Friday between 6:00pm – 10:00pm..
Is volleyball a physically demanding sport?
Practices are fast paced, with plenty of exercises and movements. Jumping, running, and “hitting the floor” are all part of volleyball. To be at your best during a game, you must be ready physically and mentally in volleyball. In volleyball, you move to the ball, you don’t wait for the ball to move to you. So yes, it’s a demanding sport.