Frequently Asked Questions
Most teams practice in the West Linn area using elementary, middle, and high school gyms. Typical school gyms include Athey Creek Middle School and Stafford Primary School. Some teams also practice at a private gym located in West Linn.
Our teams practice twice a week. Most teams will practice once on Sunday afternoon with a second practice on a weeknight such as Wed or Thur.
All teams typically practice 2 times per week. Our top competitive teams will have additional practices scheduled throughout the season before designated “high-visibility-tournaments."
PVC teams attend on average 2 tournaments per month during the competitive season beginning with the month of January. Tournaments can be one, two, or three days in length. They are held on Saturdays, Sundays, and/or over three-day holiday weekends. All teams play in a minimum of 1 local tournament per month with higher-level teams participating in a number of travel tournaments throughout the Northwest and across the US. Teams may also participate in national-level tournaments in June contingent on meeting certain qualifying standards.
Here are the direct links to individual PVC team pages that list the tournaments.
Club volleyball begins at the completion of the high school volleyball season in November and continues through May or June. It is an opportunity to play volleyball outside of high school, middle school or "rec" seasons. Families pay to join a club that arranges for team practices, coaches, uniforms, etc. Teams play against other clubs in tournaments. Each club determines its teams' tournament and travel schedules. You can view our tournament schedules by team on this website. PVC teams are chosen via tryouts.