Club Information and Policies

Cost:
The Sacandaga Volleyball Club is a not-for-profit organization with no paid coaches or staff; all fees are used to pay for the cost of club equipment, tournament entries, travel expenses of our coaches, and other administrative costs of operating the club.  The cost to participate in the club includes three components (1) a basic club registration fee of $240, (2) a mandatory IREVA registration of $60, and (3) tournament fees which average approximately $400 per player for the season.  These fees are collected / paid as described below.

Basic Club Registration Fee
The basic club registration fee is $240 for the season and is used to pay for all administrative costs of operating the club.  The basic club registration fee includes two jerseys, a team jacket or volleyball bag, and each player’s financial contributions to the operation of the home concession stand.

IREVA Registration Fee
All players MUST register with IREVA (Iroquis-Empire Volleyball Association) in order to participate in the club.  More information on IREVA registration and requirements can be found here.  Please note that the IREVA registration is in addition to the Sacandaga Volleyball Club registration and must be done by each player individually before they can participate in any practices.

Tournament Registration Fee
The cost to play in tournaments is above and beyond the basic club registration cost.  The average cost per season per player for tournament registration is $400; this cost will vary slightly depending on the number and location of tournaments each team is registered for.  Sometime in December each player will be notified of the annual tournament fee based on the number of tournaments their team is registered for.  Each player’s annual tournaments fees will be due in three equal installments; the first installment due by January 1, the second due by February 1, and the third due by March 1.  In general there will be no refunds if a player can not attend a tournament unless there are extenuating circumstances which will be addressed on a case by case basis.

Please note, this fee does not include the cost of lodging for away tournaments.  For most travel tournaments, the club will reserve blocks of rooms at nearby hotels; however, players and their families will be responsible for the cost of all lodging.  Please note that some tournaments require players to stay at certain hotels (more information will be provided during the season on these “stay and play” tournaments).

Practices:
Practices will generally be held one to two days per week, in the evenings and on Sundays, depending on available gym space.  Specific practice schedules will be vary by team and may be held at Broadalbin-Perth, Gloversville, or Mayfield based on available gym space.

Playing Time:
Playing time will be decided by individual team coaches.  As a general club policy, coaches will make every attempt to maximize playing time for all players through the pool play rounds of tournaments.  As play progresses at each tournament, coaches will play the players that they feel give the team the best opportunity to advance.

Home Tournament Concession Stand:
For the 2018 / 2019 season, the purchase of primary food and supplies for the concession stand will be done by the club; however, all parents are required to help with the operation of the concession stand.  More information on the operation of the concession stand can be found here.  Additionally, baked good and other treats are always needed and welcome.

Mandatory Scoring Clinic:
All players will be required to attend a half day Scoring / Referee Clinic typically held at the Broadalbin-Perth High School on a Saturday in early January.  Specific details on the date and time will be provided when available.  Attendance at a scoring clinic clinic is mandatory for all players as players will be required to assist in scoring / referee work at tournaments.

Participation in the Club:
Participation in the club is by invitation only; you will receive a link to register via email (typically sometime in November).  If you are interested in participating have your school coach contact Travis Mitchell at mitchell.travis.j@gmail.com.

About Us:
The Sacandaga Volleyball Club is a registered 501(c)(3) tax exempt not-for-profit formed in 2015.

Practices and home volleyball tournaments are held within the Broadalbin-Perth Central School District facilities.  In general, kids as young as 10 years old up to 18 years old are eligible to participate in the club.  Our season generally will run from the middle of December through early April with practices 1 or 2 nights per week.

Club Directors and Coaches are listed below:

Club Director: Travis Mitchell (mitchell.travis.j@gmail.com)

Club Administration / Registration: Greg Bown (greg.bown@ftr.com) & Travis Mitchell (mitchell.travis.j@gmail.com)

Tournament Coordinator: Allison Fariello (allisonfariello@gmail.com)

Coaches: A listing of our current coaches and teams can be found here.