When is the Club Season?
Club Season begins the first week of November and runs through the end of April. Tournaments usually start the 2nd week of January and go through the Regional Tournament at the end of April.
When will Adrenaline Tryouts Be?
Tryouts for the 2021-2022 Adrenaline Club Season will be 1 day only this year for each age bracket designated below:
Tryouts for ages 14 and under > Saturday, October 23rd
Tryouts for ages 15 and up > Saturday, October 30th
BOTH Tryout locations will be at Brainerd United Methodist Church Gym from 2:00pm-5:00pm
Tryout Fee is $50 (Includes T-Shirt)
Unless TOLD otherwise, players WILL attend the tryout based on their age group. (players that play up in age are subject to be asked to tryout with a higher age group)
How many players are kept per team?
The goal is for EACH Adrenaline team to have a maximum of 10 players. No Adrenaline player will be considered for a team UNLESS that player gets adequate playing time. However, the amount of playing time will be the ultimate decision of the GAVC Coaching Staff and work of that individual player.
How many teams will Adrenaline Volleyball Club have?
GAVC is known for being “elite”, few teams and few players per team. The number of established teams each Club Season is based on the tryout numbers. There have been instances where there will be more than one team in the same age group if needed. We have had as many as 10 teams in a season as opposed to the 2 teams we started with 11 years ago. Our goal is to remain small but competitive.
What is the Player’s Fee?
The fee for Adrenaline is $1000. This fee covers player insurance, spandex, socks, warm-up shirt, coaches’ salaries, gym rentals, and tournament fees (9). Fundraisers will be considered to help with gym rental expenses as needed. There will also be an extra expense for Adrenaline Apparel such as sweats, bags, etc. once it is decided on for the 2021-2022 Club Season. That extra apparel will be known as our “bundle” and will be at a discounted fee but is part of the uniform attire required.
When is the Fee due?
The fee can be split up in 2 installments or in full. The first payment will be due December 1, 2021 and the second/final payment will be due on January 1, 2022. Players that choose to split their payments will have to pay AT LEAST half by December 1, 2021. If the half payment is not paid by December 1, 2021 OR full payment made by January 1, 2022, PLAYERS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICES OR TOURNAMENTS UNTIL IT IS PAID IN FULL. Players that choose to pay in full will have to pay the full fee by December 1, 2021. ALL Adrenaline financial transactions will be confidential and should an unforeseen circumstance arise, the GAVC Director reserves the right to adjust the payment plan.
How do Refunds work with Adrenaline?
Adrenaline practices a NO REFUND policy. If a player chooses to not finish the Club Season or a player is injured and cannot finish the Club Season, there are NO REFUNDS. In the event that another world epidemic occurs and tournaments cancel as in the season prior, there will be NO REFUNDS granted as occurred in the 2021-2022 Club Season.
How often are Tournaments?
Adrenaline Teams play an average of 8-10 tournaments based on the age group and tournament availability. The Adrenaline budget is designed to finance 9 tournaments depending on tournament and Coaching Staff availability. All tournament schedules will be set up based on tournament and Coaching Staff availability. Tournaments begin mid January and run through the end of April. The availability of tournaments varies from month to month. The average tournaments are scheduled for at least twice a month. For the older age groups, the GAVC Director reserves the right to recommend and sign teams up for more challenging tournaments with college exposure.
Where are Tournaments held and how many days?
Tournaments that are considered local are held in Chattanooga, Dalton, and Cleveland areas. Out of town tournament are usually no more than 2-2 ½ hours unless there is a specific opportunity to play in a more challenging event. These events usually occur in Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville, and Birmingham. If an Adrenaline Team gains a national bid, the AAU National Tournament is in Orlando, Florida. National bid tournaments are 3-day tournaments, but most overnight tournaments are 2 days. There are still some 1-day tournaments but they are slowly being transitioned into a 2-day format. Most of the 1-day tournaments are for younger teams but there are some instances where they have 1-day tournaments for older age groups. Should a tournament arise that is farther than 2 ½ hours, team discussions will be necessary. For 3-day and 2-day tournaments usually include round robin format (3-4 games) and then tournament play (single or double elimination) will occur on the last day. For 1-day tournaments it is an ALL day event with 3-4 round robin games and then tournament play after.
How often will Teams Practice?
GAVC will practice a minimal of 2 times a week except for the week of Thanksgiving and Christmas. GAVC Coaching Staff reserves the right to add an additional practice in an “open gym” format but it will be optional for players to attend. On the week of a tournament, coaches have to optional to add/reduce practice times based on the event and scheduling.
Where are the Practice Locations?
Georgia Adrenaline Volleyball Club was founded in Chickamauga, Georgia. However, the GAVC Founder and Director now lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee. GAVC IS NOT JUST A GEORGIA CLUB. We actually follow the tryout schedule with SRVA for Tennessee tryout times because the address of the club is in Tennessee. It is based on the address of the club, not the name. Practices occur throughout the community at local churches and school gyms, depending on the GAVC Team. We practice in a range of areas: Hixson, Ooltewah, Fort Oglethorpe, Ringgold, East Brainerd, etc. If a GAVC Coach has access to a gym, that coach will be allowed to use it regardless of the location. Our goal is to make practice locations convenient for our parents if at all possible. During this difficult time, if you have access to ANY gyms (church or school) that would available as a practice location for Adrenaline, please reach out to the GAVC Director ASAP. Adrenaline has insurance and a Liability Release Form accepting ALL financial responsibilities for their coaches and players should an injury occur. This prevents ANY facility from being liable.
We would LOVE to have your daughter join our Adrenaline Family! If you have any additional questions, feel free to reach out.
Lisa White-Davis, Founder & Director GAVC
(423) 320-5470, firstname.lastname@example.org