Q: How much does it cost to play PVC? Isn’t PVC really expensive?
PVC fees compare favorably with other established clubs. Download our Club Dues/Cost sheet HERE. Costs vary by age-group: they also vary within an age-group depending on that team’s competitive level and amount of travel. Typically, teams at the highest competitive levels and in the older age-groups cost the most. Portland Volleyball Club does offer a number of different payment options to match your budget.
Q: How many times a week do PVC teams practice?
All teams typically practice 2 times per week (once on the weekend, once during the school week), weather permitting. Our top competitive teams will have additional practices scheduled throughout the season before designated “high-visibility-tournaments”. PVC will also be offering positional-specific training at no additional cost once per week during the competitive tournament year.
Q: Where do you practice?
Most teams practice in the West Linn area using elementary, middle and high school gyms. Occasionally some teams will use facilities in the Portland Metro area along with some private gyms.
Q: How many tournaments a month do PVC teams attend?
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 California. Teams may also participate in national-level tournaments in June contingent on meeting certain qualifying standards.
Q: What is Club volleyball?
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 or middle school seasons and a way to continue playing volleyball year-round. 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.
Q: What is a tryout? What can I expect at tryouts?
A tryout is an assessment of an athlete’s ability and skill level, as well as how they learn from instruction and how well they play with others. PVC will hold one tryout session for each age division. Tryouts are November 5th for 12U and 14U, and November 12th for 16U and 18U. PVC is looking to field two 12U teams, three 14U teams, three 16U teams, and two 18U teams. Team offers are made at tryouts, and we expect to complete our team rosters at that time.