Out-of-state Qualifier Tournament
Each club team, from 12U through 17/18U, will play in one (1) out-of-state Qualifier Tournament. Qualifier tournaments are 3 days in duration and held at various states and venues. In the past, we have attended the Nike Mideast Qualifier. It has not been determined which tournament we will attend. The 2023 Nike Mideast Qualifier dates are:
The Qualifier tournament allows the team to compete for a bid to the National Volleyball Championships.
The Qualifier participation fee is covered in your Club dues. The Qualifier tournament opportunity allows the girls to play in a large setting (convention center) against teams from all over the Midwest. It is a great experience for the girls to show off their talent and see talent from several states.
Participation in Qualifier Tournament is encouraged. The team will only attend the Qualifier if at least 8 players from the team commit to attend. The team will stay at one hotel as a group usually within walking distance from the convention center. Players must stay with their parents. It is each family’s responsibility to provide transportation to/from the destination, lodging fees (3-nights) and all personal costs.
Uniform Package for 12U - 18U
New Players will need to purchase the full uniform package at $225. The Uniform package will include:
- 2 Long Sleeve Jerseys
- Warm-up Jacket or Hoodie
- Team Logo Backpack
You must supply your own black spandex shorts, knee pads, and gym shoes.
(Note that returning players may not need to purchase the full uniform package. There will be exceptions if distributors discontinue jersey styles from year to year. Separate items such as new Jerseys, Jacket, and Backpack are also available)
Club fees do not include:
- Uniform package for 12u-18u - $225
- USAV Membership - approximately $55
- Midwest Travel Qualifier personal expenses, travel to/from qualifier tournament, and lodging.
*Club Fees also cover: Team Registration, Tournament Costs, Coaching Costs, Insurance, Gym Time, Equipment and Administration/Overhead
Included in Club Season Fees:
A $300 non-refundable deposit (unless covid restrictions alter the season) is due when your daughter accepts a position on one of our teams. *Other payment plans can be discussed depending upon need. We also offer discounts to families with multiple players.
Payment Schedule - Club Fees
*Covid19 conditions and refund policy: If there are any changes with the current covid19 conditions forcing the season to be altered.
The refund policy related to the $300 down payment is:
· Down payment is not refundable once practices start.
· Full refund of down payment if the season is canceled prior to practices starting.
The refund policy related to the Club Fees is:
· Club Fees are not refundable if there is a full season.
· Full refund of paid Club Fees if the season is canceled prior to practices starting.
· Pro-rated refund of the Club Fees if the season is canceled after practices start.
USA Volleyball (USAV) Membership
All team members must register at USAV via the Great Lakes Volleyball Registration Site. Registration at this site is mandatory to participate on any club volleyball team. There is a yearly registration fee of approximately $55 payable at time of USAV registration. USAV is the governing body for volleyball in the U.S.
*This charge covers administrative costs of USA Volleyball, general liability insurance during sanctioned events, secondary sports accident for those with primary insurance and primary sports accident insurance (with $1000 deductible) for those registrants without health insurance during USAV sanctioned events. Find out more information on membership benefits by clicking on this link: http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Volleyball/Membership.aspx