Junior CLUB BALL

What You Need to Know!

USA Volleyball is the National Governing Body of the sport, serving registered members of all ages and levels, through its 40 regions and other affiliated members.

Junior Volleyball is the official name of this USA Volleyball-sanctioned program directed at individuals 18 years or younger. All Junior Volleyball participants are required to register with USA Volleyball (USAV).

Desoto Legacy Volleyball Club is in the Delta Region of USA Volleyball, representing the Mid-South area of the country.

USAV Volleyball Team

Club Ball offer youths an opportunity to become involved in a great sport which they can pursue at various skill levels for a lifetime. Club Ball is the natural pathway for any player to follow who has interest in scholarships and collegiate play, as well as Olympic and Professional aspirations!

As an officially-sanctioned sport, youth volleyball has progressed beyond the abilities of High School sports and coaches. Club Ball season is over twice as long as High School, and coaches have more time to work with players at practice, private practice, clinics, and workshops.

Also, collegiate recruiting scouts no longer travel to watch High School games – they attend regional and national tournaments and use online services like FieldLevel, which Desoto Legacy Volleyball supports.  

Club Ball is an organized sport and it should be noted that we DLV nor USA Volleyball’s Delta Region cannot guarantee that every youth participant will be invited to play on a team because clubs and teams are private enterprises.

Teams are based on age-groups from 10 through 18-years old.

Within those age-groups, players are invited to play on teams that designated by the colors blue, red, purple, and white. These colors differentiate levels of skill that support each player’s capabilities and make Club Ball fun, exciting, and still competitive.

Blue Teams

For highly skilled and competitive athletes who may be planning a collegiate athletic career.

Goal of this team is to compete at the highest levels of athletes within the region. These teams have historically finished within the top 10 within the region.

Level of commitment: All practices and tournaments are mandatory. Allowances made for school-related requirements.

Travel radius: within 300 Miles

Red Teams

For highly skilled and competitive athletes who may be planning a collegiate athletic career.

Goal of this team is to be highly competitive within the region. These teams have historically finished in the top 25 within the region.

Level of commitment: All practices and tournaments are mandatory. Allowances made for school-related requirements

Travel radius: within 300 Miles

Purple Teams

For the athlete with some club experience that is trying to improve to the level of Red or Blue

Goal for this team include taking what they learn in practice and apply it during tournament play.

These teams historically have the highest improvement rate with the Club and most are ready for the next team level upon completion of the season

White Teams

An opportunity for younger athletes to play and begin training earlier to participate at a higher level of competition.

Usually ages 9-12

Goal of this team is to transition younger athletes into club competition

(Blue) National Teams

These teams are usually in the age groups of 15 and above. They are designed for the highest skilled and elite level athletes who may be planning a collegiate athletic career. The goal of a national’s team is to compete at the highest level of competition within the nation.

Level of commitment: All practices and tournaments are mandatory. Allowances made for school-related requirements. Travel Radius: within 500 Miles

2020-2021 USA Volleyball Junior Player Age Definition

The USAV had determined that “grade in school” does not best serve as a sole determinant of age group. The birth date has moved up from September 1 to July 1. To determine the correct age division, please find the Month of Birth in the left column and then the year of birth in the same row. The heading of the column matching the Year of Birth is the correct age bracket.

Desoto Legacy Volleyball Tryouts!

Desoto Legacy Volleyball Club holds annual Tryouts that provides the coaching staff an opportunity to evaluate and consider each player.

  • Notification/Invitations for Blue teams are released first
  • A selected player needs to accept that invitation within 24-hours
  • Red, Purple, and White team notification/invitations follow every day or so until the teams are filled up

Once the teams for the season are chosen, the DLV coaches’ mission is to help every player become a “Complete Player” and support their playing team!

DLV Dues for Club Play

Club dues are based on the team level of play; some teams will play in more tournaments than others. Here is a breakdown on club dues, what you get, and what your fiscal responsibilities are as a DLV Club player.

Club Dues

Your dues includes all regular season tournament fees, practice fees, uniforms (2 jerseys, 2 pair spandex, 2 pair socks, 2 practice shirts, 1 warm-up outfit) and more. Travel cost for each family is separate.

25% deposit is due upon acceptance. 25% installments are due upon acceptance. You can pay in 5 equal monthly installments with no penalty, or pay in full. It’s your choice.