Q: When are Tryouts?
Updated Tryouts info will be posted here as we get closer to August. Tryouts are in early November.
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: How much does it cost to play PVC? Isn’t PVC really expensive?
PVC fees compare favorably with other established clubs. 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.