Club volleyball is an opportunity for girls ages 11-18 of varying abilities to develop their skills through training and competition. It is a select sport where you must attend a scheduled tryout and be chosen for a team based upon skill, athletic level, and potential. Club volleyball is more competitive than league volleyball where anyone can sign up and play with others recreationally and socially depending on age requirements.
Katy United Volleyball is an elite junior volleyball club sanctioned through USA Volleyball and through the Lone Star Region.
Katy United Coaches are all paid professional coaches that have playing and coaching experience. Our coaches are held to a high standard and are certified by through USAV, IMPACT, PCA, and Safe Sport. All our coaches must pass a background check as well.
The fees cover the cost of gym rental, equipment, uniforms package, USAV registration, tournament entry fees, coaches salaries, administrative fees, and printing costs. All KUV players will have access to a full-time college recruiting coordinator, their own Sports Recruits webpage and Vert training systems.
Fees do not include: airfare, hotels, food, and any ground transportation to and from practice sessions and out-of-town tournaments, or shopping. Hotels for teams will not be included in your club fees. The majority of our travel tournaments are Stay-to-Play tournaments. This requires players to stay in specific hotels the tournament director has a contract with. These prices are lower than usual and generally 20 minutes or less from the venues.
A non-refundable $600 commitment fee is due immediately following tryouts for those selected to a 11s through 18s team. The remaining balance is spread out in monthly payments (August – April) or may be paid in full by August 1st.
We will honor sibling discount to player/sibling on the team with lesser or equal club fees. Discounted amount will be 5% off the balance due after commitment fee is paid. The fee can be paid in full or paid in 9 consecutive payments*. “Pay in Full” discount and “Sibling” discount CANNOT be combined.
*All credit card payments are subject to a 3% convenience fee.
For more information about sibling discount, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The tryout fee is $60 during early registration. If you register after early registration or at the door, the fee is $75. The early registration period typically ends 1 week prior to the first day of the tryout.
There are no refunds once registered. If you do not show up or if you try out for another club and choose to stay with them, you forfeit your registration fee.
Katy United requires that everyone tryout in their predetermined age groups. See Age Classification Chart. Some players do play up, but at the request of Katy United Volleyball only. If you are still unsure, contact Tiffany at email@example.com.
Age Classification for the 2020 – 2021 Season
All tryouts will be at the Katy United Volleyball gym.
1423 Vander Wilt Lane
Katy, TX 77493.
Inside the Katy West 1 parking lot.
It is always in your player’s best interest to attend regular tryouts. If you are unable to attend the tryout days, you can still be considered for a team, however, this limits the opportunity to be seen with other players in the same age division at the same time. If you are considering the Make Up Tryout date (after all other tryout dates have passed), please understand, most teams will be filled at this time and we may only need a few specific positions.
You will be contacted either by phone or email by the end of the tryout day.
We typically place 9-12 players on a team. There are numerous factors that make this determination such as the level of talent and the needs of that particular team.
We recommend players be at least 10 to tryout for club. Katy United does offer our Starlights program for players 8-11 years of age. This program is an excellent start for club players.
If you have a player that is younger than 10 and you feel she needs to be seen by our directors, please email Mike Kent to discuss firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Parent or legal guardian must accompany player to the tryout sessions to sign paperwork and submit initial deposit. There will also be a parent meeting at the beginning of tryouts.
- Water bottle
- Wear appropriate volleyball attire
- Copy of certified birth certificate
- Small headshot photo of player
Parents are only allowed in the designated parent area at the entry of the gym. Please do not try to get the player’s attention for any reason during the tryout; this only hinders the players from having their full focus on what we are asking them to accomplish. In some circumstances, a KU staff person may want to discuss options for your player. Please make yourself available so that these types of conversations will not lengthen the tryout time. We understand that this is a stressful time for players and families; we will always try our best to help make this experience enjoyable and educational.
Time Commitments – Missing School/Practices
All teams attending any National Qualifiers (Lone Star, Crossroads, PNQ, MEQ, NEQ, Show Me, or Big South) will miss one day of school to participate. Depending on what time you fly out, you may miss another day for travel.
All of our teams attend the Lone Star National qualifier in April.
Every athlete is expected to be at all practices and tournaments. All players (especially National 15s-18s) will make a commitment to Katy United volleyball as their top priority, however, we understand things may come up that can not be avoided. Problems also arise when players and parents do not look ahead and preplan their schedule based upon other siblings, school assignments, and tests. Missing practices not only affects your child but also everyone else on your team.
At Katy United Volleyball, we encourage multiple sport athletes, especially through Junior High. We believe that helps you become a better all around athlete. It is your responsibility to communicate any conflicts with your coach. We suggest a two-week notice for all missed practices and a minimum of a month notice for any missed tournament.
Issues & Concerns
Playing time is very important to us. It is important to apply the skills and fundamentals taught in practice in a match situation. Only then can a coach and player truly realize which skills the player is proficient at and which skills require more training. Nearly every tournament the Katy United Volleyball teams play in are of high significance – whether they are in-region (where finish determines overall seed within the region) or out of region (typically national qualifiers, or tournaments with a lot of recruiters present).
Your club membership fees go toward practice time and instruction by qualified experienced coaches, NOT playing time in tournaments. When assessing the amount of playing time, make sure that the comparison is being made among players that play the same position. For example, there may be only two middle hitters on a team and three outside hitters. One outside hitter must sit out, since only two outside hitters are in the game at a time. Yet the two middle hitters play all the time. More playing time is earned by being at practice and working hard to improve, as well as, executing the skills when given the opportunity to play. Coaches are advised to give everyone an opportunity to contribute their individual skills and abilities to the team during pool play matches. Those skills and abilities may include being a hitter in the front row, serving and playing defense in the back row, or playing “all the way around”. When teams advance past pool play, this is the time to reward those players that have excelled when given opportunities earlier in the day. Amount of playing time for all players is at the coach’s discretion and may not be equal for all players.
Throughout the season, a conflict may occur. If you have an issue, the first step is for you to encourage your child to communicate with their coach. If this does not resolve the issue, the 2nd step is for a meeting with the coach, player, and parent. The final step is to set up a meeting with the club director, coach, player, and parent. There will not be any meetings without the player present. There will not be any meeting with the club director until step one and step two has occurred.
If you are missing equipment or have damaged equipment, you need to contact your coach. They will then contact the club coordinator. Please do not contact the club coordinator unless notified.
Yes. Katy United Volleyball has a Head-To-Toe contract with Adidas. Our reps with Adidas go to great efforts to outfit and provide quality equipment to our club. We take this very seriously so no competitor logos during any team activities (practices and tournaments).
Memberships and Certifications
Go to lsvolleyball.org and scroll down to the 3 options. Choose new or renewal. While registering as a junior player, make sure to change club affiliation to Katy United Volleyball. When paying, choose “pay per region” and KUV will be billed for your player’s membership until October 1st.
After October 1st, players are responsible for the $45 fee.
Once registered with the membership. Log out, log back in and you will see the 2018-2019 Medical Release form link. This is mandatory for all players and must be turned into KUV before the 1st practice. (This is not a part of the membership registration process…those waivers are different)
We will offer 1 day at Katy United for players to get certifications. Score keeper and down ref (16-18s). KUV will pay for 2 players on each team (1st come 1st serve, let your coach know you are interested). Any others may still attend and pay Lone Star Trainers directly. If you are unable to attend at KUV, you may go to any other classes in the area. See lsvolleyball.org for a list of classes/locations.