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RVJ Beach Teams 2018

RVJ 2020-2021 Head Coaches List

** We are still waiting to announce all our staffing, because we are waiting to see the numbers at tryouts. Once we make our teams, the team pages will reflect all coaching assignments.

18 Nationals: Caleb Adams

16 Nationals: Savanna Burton

15 Nationals: Brian Gillespie

18 Elite: Mandy Haven

16 Elite: Haley Duncan

13 Elite: Ellen Sloss

RVJ 2020-2021 Information

Practices:

We are still securing facilities, so we will have an updated practice schedule as soon as we are done. Our goal is end of October. For our regional teams, they will practice twice a week and elite/national teams will practice 3 times a week. Our staff will be working closely with local high school and middle school coaches to ensure the safety and health of all of our athletes.

Types of Teams:

Regional: These teams will play in 5 tournaments with season beginning in December and ending at the end of March. All tournaments will be within a 2-3 hour range. Cost of these teams will range between $1000-1200 (depends on the amount of players are on each team).

Tentative Schedule:

Spectrum Classic (Roanoke) January 9th

Monument City (Richmond) 3 day tournament MLK Weekend **Stay n Play**

Madness at the Smokies  (TN) February 6-7th

Maroon & Orange (Roanoke) February 20-21st

Dick Sporting Goods (Roanoke) March 6th

Peak Challenge (TN) March 27-28th

 

Elite:

These teams are for more advanced athletes who have played multiple years of club. These teams will play in 8 tournaments. Season will begin in December and end the first weekend of May. THe price range of these teams will be $1500-1800.

Tentative Schedule:

Monument City (VA) MLK Weekend **Stay n Play**

Wilderness at the Smokies (TN) January 30-Feb 1st

Presidents Day Bash (TN) February 13-14th

St. Paddy's Day (TN) March 6-7th

Peak Challenge (TN) March 27-28th

NEQ (PA) April 2-4th **Stay n Play**

Showdown at the Smokies (TN) April 24-25th

Charlotte JVA (NC) May 1-2nd

National:

These are for our local top athletes, and pursuing higher volleyball aspirations. These teams will practice 3 times a week. Will play in 10 tournaments including AAU/ or USAV Nationals at the end of Summer. These teams will have different schedules based on age group. For example the 18 national team will end at the end of April. The price range of these teams will range between $2500-3200. The higher range will be if the team votes to team travel, then it will be included in the price.

18 National Tentative Schedule:

JVA Rock n Rumble January 16-17th (OH)

K2 Elite (TN) January 23-24th

Capitol Hill Classic (DC) February 15-17th

MAPL (NC) February 27-28th

Bluegrass KIVA (KY) March 6-7th

NEQ (PA) March 20-22nd  ** Stay n Play**

Showdown at the Smokies April 24-25th (TN)

16/17 Nationals Tentative Schedule:

JVA Rock n Rumble January 16-17th (OH)

K2 Elite (TN) January 23-24th

MAPL (NC) February 27-28th

Bluegrass KIVA (KY) March 6-7th

ACPL Roanoke BID (VA) March 27-28th

NEQ (PA) April 2-4th ** Stay n Play**

Showdown at the Smokies April 24-25th (TN)

East Coast Championship (PA) May 29th-June 1st

JVA Worlds (KY) June 6-11th

AAU Nationals (FL) TBA

15 Nationals Tentative Schedule:

JVA Rock n Rumble January 16-17th (OH)

K2 Elite (TN) January 23-24th

MAPL (NC) February 27-28th

Bluegrass KIVA (KY) March 6-7th

ACPL Roanoke BID (VA) March 27-28th

NEQ (PA) April 2-4th **Stay n Play**

Showdown at the Smokies April 24-25th (TN)

Charlotte JVA (NC) May 1-2nd

Commitment Fee:

To accept your place on a roster, you will need to pay $300 by October 14th. This can be by venmo, paypal, cash, or check.

Make Checks Out to:

River Valley Juniors

Mail Address:

121 Summit RDG

Radford VA 24141

 

 

Restarting Volleyball

Hello RVJ Family!

We are so excited to announce that we will start small group beach practices for all RVJ athletes. If anyone who did not participate with RVJ wants to partake, please purchase an AAU membership and pick RVJ as your club.

To participate in our beach practices, your athletes will need to sign up for a practice slot. We are only able to have a certain number of athletes at each practice. Click on the Bold Text below to be taken to the website.

Save Your Spot

RVJ administration has taken the time to write some new COVID-19 policies that are based on the CDC's, AAU, and USAV recommendations for the safety of our staff, players, and families. There will be a link for the document below, along with a liability waiver for each athlete to have filled out before they participate in any kind of RVJ practices.

 

RVJ Beach Teams Interest Meeting

We are trying to get the athletes interested in the beach side of volleyball. This year we would like to try to put together some teams that would travel to Virginia Beach, Lynchburg and to North Carolina for about 4-5 tournaments during the months of April-June. We are looking for ages 14-18!

We are having an interest meeting March 8th at BHS at 2:45pm. We will hand out a tentative tournament and practice schedule.

If you have any questions, please email nmkessner@gmail.com


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A COMPETITIVE EDGE

River Valley Juniors is dedicated to giving girls in the New River Valley and beyond with a passion for volleyball a chance to excel and play at the next level. Our staff is made up of motivated coaches with experience both in teaching fundamental skills and helping our youth prepare for the rigors of college athletics. Our teams offer a highly competitive atmosphere and 14-18 year old age group teams travel regularly to compete against high-level national opponents.

Nicole Kessner Taylor

Club Director

Phone: 5405531332

Play Safe

As members of USAV, AAU, & the JVA, all of RVJ's coaches are at a minimum USAV IMPACT certified, have completed AAU's Positive Coaching Alliance training (PCA), and the United States Olympic Committee's SafeSport child safety program. Additionally, each coach is cleared through background screening from each of those governing bodies.

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