National

Why three levels offered?

There are many reasons players & parents choose to play club volleyball.  At RC we offer a multiple of levels of competition and training to accommodate as many of those needs as possible. Players and parents must fully understand the level of play they are selecting and choosing to tryout for. Each have goals and objectives to help all players improve.

Why a National level?  Are you a player who wants to be at the top of their game?  Do you want to compete at the highest levels? Do you or will you compete for a HS with a strong VB program?  Do you have high goals for yourself in VB?  If you answered yes, even once, you are probably a player needing to play at the National level.

National Level Parameters

  • Higher, more competitive and intense level of training
  • Coaches experienced in club, HS and/or college coaching
  • National tournament is required
  • Help you pursue your next level (higher level in school or making a college team)
  • Hudl Accounts for every player for video game analysis and stats
  • Hudl Accounts for coaches for game review and team learning

Projected teams being selected at the National Level

12 Navy

13 Navy

14 Navy & 14 Red

15 Navy & 15 Red

16 Navy & 16 Red

17 Navy, possible 17 Red depending on numbers at tryouts

18 Navy and 18 Red

The number of National teams will depend on the total number of players trying out.

National Teams Information

Players playing on National level teams who want to reach their goals make a strong commitment to their improvement through both time and expense,. They want to play at the highest of levels. These teams will travel more than Regional teams, see below.

  • Season officially begins 1st week of Jan. and ends at the AAU National Tournament in mid to late June
  • Number of players per team:  10
  • Tournaments for the season: 9-10 (includes Natls)
  • Players base dues:
    • $2350
  • Included in base dues are:
    • All local tournaments (Lincoln/Omaha)
    • Coaches salary
    • Court rental
    • Administration fees
    • Insurance fees
    • Equipment fees
    • Hudl Account
    • Stength & Conditioning Program
      • Plyo/Agility Training is from 7:00-7:30pm Mon-Thur on your practice night

River City National teams will train and compete on the national level.  Players who make these teams will travel beyond our region to potential tournaments in:

  • Minnesota
  • Louisville, KY (JVA World Challenge)
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Sioux Falls, SD
  • AAU Nationals in Orlando.

We have other tournaments in our "region" (Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas,).  Teams will play 9-10 tournaments including the National Tournament. We would attend only ONE 3-day tournament during the school year. All other tournaments are one or two-day so parents miss less work and kids miss less school.

Teams practice twice a week.  Please see the Calendar page or the Team page for practices days and times. Practices are 2 hours long.

Tournament schedule is currently in the works and will be finalized as soon as all other club directors post their tournament schedules.

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National Tryout Dates/Times (11-14s)

Oct. 10, 2021 from 8:00-11:00am (Sunday)

Mandatory Player/Parent Meeting (11-14s)

Oct 31, 2021 12:00-2:30pm (Sunday)

All National team players and at least 1 parent are required to be in attendance

National Tryout Dates/Times (15-18s)

Nov 7, 2021 from 8a-11:00am (Sunday)

Mandatory Player/Parent Meeting (15-18s)

Nov 15, 2021 12:00-2:30pm (Sunday)

All National team players and at least 1 parent are required to be in attendance

Players who wish to tryout for a National level team at River City understand that, should they would make the team, they will be required to go to the National AAU Tournament in Orlando in June of 2022.

Players will be made offers immediately following the tryout.  Players must accept or decline at this time.  Any player declining will have their spot offered to the next player in line.  Players accepting their offer will be handed a contract and other information.  A $400 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of acceptance.

How many will be selected?  If 25 girls tryout, it is highly possible two National teams could be chosen. The coaching staff will rank players in order of ability from #1, #2, #3.....to the maximum number that tryout.  The top ten will make the 1st team and players ranked 11-20 will make the 2nd team.  If anyone on the 1st team declines their position, #11 will be asked to move up. If anyone on the 2nd team would decline their position #21 would be asked if they want that spot on the team.