Georgia Adrenaline Volleyball 2020-2021 Information
Mission Statement: To improve volleyball skills in the North Georgia, Chattanooga and other surrounding areas at the middle and high school levels.
Expectations: We want to WIN games but our main focus is to get our girls exposed to higher level of play so that they can become better overall volleyball players. There are 2 ways to learn the game of volleyball: watch it, or play it. A player can be on an average club team and still get better as a player because of the competition they compete against.
Adrenaline Founders: Lisa White-Davis founded Georgia Adrenaline Volleyball Club (GAVC) in 2011 which was 10 years ago this season. The GAVC Director has played high school, college and club volleyball, is a former U.S. Olympian, and has coached club volleyball for 15 years total. The GAVC Director and ALL GAVC Coaching Staff are COMMITTED to giving your child a better opportunity of learning and playing the game of volleyball. The GAVC Director’s contact information is as follows:
- Lisa White-Davis, Director (Contact Person) (423) 320-5470,
Teams: We are in going into our 10th season as a select travel club and we want to continue to maintain and manage our teams appropriately. Our short-term goal is to have as many manageable teams as our coaching staff will allow, addressing all age groups. Our long-term goal is to assist and direct your player into becoming the best all around volleyball player while providing her opportunity to get exposure by colleges to play at the next level if that goal is desired by the player. Our club goal is to maintain a positive reputation within the community while having successful volleyball teams on the court. In addition, and for the older group, the goal is to assist and advocate for as many high school athletes that desire to play at the college level.
Age Groups: The ages that qualify for club are ages 10-18, however 12-year-old age division is the youngest team age at this time. The cut off date for age groups is August 31, 2021. Your child will play on the age group based on the age they are on the above date. If deemed appropriate, they can be younger and play up in age. The GAVC Director is an advocate for challenging players and reserves the right to move players up in age if there is parent approval and it is deemed appropriate ability wise.
Club Volleyball Season: Once GAVC Teams are picked, practices will begin within 1-2 weeks provided that no barriers arise. Tournaments usually start the beginning of January and go through the end of April. GAVC will practice a minimal of 2 times a week. However, holidays and holiday travel will be taken into consideration. GAVC Coaching Staff reserves the right to have an additional practice throughout club season if there is gym availability.
Planned Practices: ALL practices will be pre-planned to use the gym time most effectively. The goal is to keep our practices locally based on the team population, number of teams, and identified practice facilities. GAVC Coaches can choose to have CLOSED practices if appropriate for their team but do not have to. The attention of the players needs to be a focus at practices and if parents are a distraction factor, the GAVC Director will step in to provide help and support. We are currently working with several local churches and gyms to secure practice locations. Due to COVID-19, we are limited on practice locations at this time so the loaction will depend on age group and availability. The goal is to keep practice locations local in the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas. However, this will depend on which Adrenaline team your daughter is on and gym availability.
Player Commitment: School/Church activities are a commitment and we at Adrenaline encourage that involvement in your daughter’s life. However, club volleyball is a commitment as well and with club season being as long as it is, club volleyball needs to be a priority. If you know that your daughter cannot consistently be committed to her Adrenaline volleyball team, please know that playing time will be affected. Excessive absences from practices and tournaments also affect the progress and success of the entire team. Communication with GAVC Coaching Staff is HUGE. If at any point you are not happy with Adrenaline or your daughter makes the unfortunate choice to quit her team, there will be NO REFUND. Adrenaline practices a NO REFUND POLICY and, in the event, that a world epidemic occurs as did in March, 2020, there will be NO REFUNDS for club fees. The choice to play club volleyball is an important decision that affects both your daughter and your family and needs to be well thought out before choosing to commit to playing for an Adrenaline team.
Tournaments: Home tournaments are played in Chattanooga, Cleveland, and Dalton. These are not always tournaments that GAVC hosts, just opportunities to play in front of a home crowd. The goal is for each Adrenaline team to play a minimum of 2 times per month, depending on tournament availability. The most common tournament format is a 2-day tournament, Saturday and Sunday. Most of the National Qualifiers are a 3-day format and most 1-day tournaments are for the younger age groups. Adrenaline will pay for up to 9 tournaments and schedules will be based on tournament and Coaching Staff availability. Regional Tournament at the end of season is OPTIONAL and if the Coaching Staff is available and the team feels they can be competitive, parents will be asked to pay for that tournament. This is not taken out the $975 fee.
Travel: Travel to tournaments is usually up to 2 hours in distance. There are instances where tournaments may be a little more time in travel but this will be communicated with the GAVC Parents and approved by the GAVC Director. 1-day tournaments occur on Saturdays and 2-day tournaments occur on Saturday/Sunday. All 3-day National Qualifier tournaments will have to be approved by the GAVC Director and occur either Friday-Sunday, or Saturday-Monday.
Cost: If your child makes an Adrenaline team, her fee is $975. This fee covers insurance, tournaments, coaches’ pay, spandex, socks, and warm-up shirt. Additional Adrenaline apparel will be an additional cost and optional for your player. Fundraisers and sponsorships are always welcomed. A sponsor can be for an individual player, GAVC Team, or a donation to the entire club.
Deadline for Fees: The fee for GAVC can be made in 1-2 installments. AT LEAST half of the $975 is due by December 1, 2020 and the FULL payment is due by January 1, 2021. Parents that choose to pay the full amount will need to pay it by December 1, 2020. Tournaments go live December 1, 2020 and we ask that as our first deadline date because without money, tournaments can not be secured. This also allows time for ordering procedures as well as additional equipment as it is needed. GAVC Director Lisa White-Davis is handling ALL money issues if there are any questions.
Parent Information Meeting: There will be a parent informational meeting on:
- Wednesday, October 20th, @ 6:30 pm (6216 Perimeter Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37421)
ALL are welcome but this meeting is mainly for players that have either NEVER played Club Volleyball or NEW to Adrenaline Volleyball Club.
2021-2022 Tryouts will be as follows:
- > 14 & under > Saturday, October 23rd.
- 15 & older > Saturday October 30th.
Both Tryout ages are at Brainerd United Methodist Church Gym (4315 Brainerd Road Chattanooga, TN 37411)
Times are 2:00-5:00pm
Tryout Fee $50 (Includes T-Shirt)
If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact GAVC Director Lisa White-Davis. I want to personally thank you for trusting my GAVC Coaching Staff and me with your children. It is an honor to have this opportunity to meet you and help your child grow in the game of volleyball.
Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered,
you will NEVER grow!”
– Michael Jordan
Lisa White-Davis, GAVC Director