Below are some Frequently Asked Questions.

If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to email us at wipremiervolleyball@hotmail.com

We want to help you make informed decisions so you can find the best fit for your player.

How is Wisconsin Premier different than the other clubs in the area?

Great question. Wisconsin Premier was formed to bring high level volleyball to the North Shore and Northwestern Milwaukee communities. We know there is a huge amount of talent here and we wanted to offer you the best with a short drive to a practice. To do this, we take our players and put them in the best position to advance by investing in phenomenal coaches. Our amazing coaches work with our players to be successful on and off the court. Whether it’s making the high school volleyball team or to getting college scouts to see how you are on the court, we will get you ready.

What is the cost of tryouts?

The cost of tryouts is $45.00.  This is a one time payment and good for both tryouts days. Player will receive a Wisconsin Premier Volleyball tryout shirt. We want each player to participate in both tryout days.

Which tryouts should I attend?

All 40 regions of USA Volleyball use a player’s birth date, NOT GRADE, to determine what age-level the player can participate in during the club season. For the specific chart, please go to: http://badgervolleyball.org/age-definitions/. Please note, we want each player to attend both tryout sessions as this is in their best interest.

What do I need to bring to tryouts?

First, a great attitude. We know some may be nervous so we do our best to make the player feel comfortable.
— There are 4 forms and a copy of Player’s Badger Region Membership Card that are a MUST to attend the tryout. For specific info and to download the forms, please go to Tryouts Page and scroll to Forms
–Tryout fee can be cash or check made out to: Wisconsin Premier Volleyball Club.
–Water bottle is not necessary but highly encouraged.

Can parents watch tryouts?

No. We have learned the players perform better without the pressure of parents or guardians watching.  Parents can sit in the lobby while waiting.

What is the process for tryouts?

Players will check in 30 min before their tryout time begins. Check-in includes: Turning in all forms and payment. Fill in registration form at the registration table. Pick up tryout t-shirt. Pose for photo to be taken of your player with their shirt number. NOTE: Player MUST bring  important forms!  (All of these can be found on our website at: /forms/.)   Tryouts on first day will last two hours and will involve many different volleyball drills.  We do our best to make the tryout process easy for your athlete so they can have a clear mind when stepping on the court. We are sensitive to each of the players’ feeling and attitudes and have them in mind at all times.  Once tryouts are done, offers (identified by shirt numbers) will be posted that evening on our website under the WBVC news post.  It is to the player’s advantage to attend both days.

How are players selected? Is it always the best players? Do I have a chance?

We have a staff that evaluates during tryouts. Naturally, the better your skills are, the higher probability of your selection. Please know that skill is not the only factor considered by a particular coach. Each team needs to be balanced in all positions, so the POSITION that you play, or look able to play, may be a factor. If you are the third best player at tryouts, and also the third best setter, you may not be selected unless the coach feels that he/she can easily train you into another position. The advantage to going to both days of tryouts is you may have a “better” tryout the second day and show other talents strengths. Some coaches may factor in general athleticism and movement on the court. For others, attitude and team focus as well as a clear enthusiasm for volleyball are an important part of the equation. In all cases, the coaches will consider you not just on your own but as part of the team they are creating as they go through the selection process. Tryouts are a learning experience. Attend several tryouts or clinics to increase your comfort with the process.  At any tryout, we like when players are loud, have a positive energy and show great hustle during. We look for a positive attitude and passion for the sport. WE MAY NOT GIVE OUT ALL THE OFFERS ON DAY ONE.

I want to play for Wisconsin Premier. What do I have to do to make sure I'm on the team?

  • Be loud and show positive energy
  • Work hard and hustle through out the tryout
  • Be a good teammate
  • Show us why you love volleyball and have the passion for playing it.

What is an Offer?

An “Offer” is the term for when a WPVBC coach invites a tryout player to be a part of one of the WPVBC teams.  When an athlete receives an Offer from one of our WPVBC staff it is because they feel she would be a great addition to our club and that select team. Our hope is that you let us know as soon as possible if you are accepting. This allows our coaching staff to make necessary decisions going forward.

Will I find out at Tryouts if I made a Wisconsin Premier team?

No.  Offers will be posted on our website: wipremiervb.com under “TRYOUT RESULTS” under the CLUB VB tab. The list identifies the player by her tryout number on her tryout shirt. Day One Tryout Offers will be available at 10:00pm on Saturday Evening. Day Two Tryout Offers will be available within an hour of that age level tryout time. Offers will be given out on both days.We ask everyone to return on Sunday, whether Player did or did not receive an Offer. As much as our selection process is about the individual player, it is about the team as a whole and we need as much time as we can to evaluate players.Players who see their number on the website list will also get an e-mail confirmation.

What if I don't see my name on the Offer List?

If you do not see your Player’s # on the Offer list and want to find out where she stands on the full complete list, we ask that you come back on Day Two of tryouts to compete. THIS IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT!!! THERE WILL STILL BE OPPORTUNITIES SO DO NOT BE DISCOURAGED!!! Then e-mail: wipremiervolleyball@hotmail.com so we can tell you where she stands in relation to her peers.

What do I need to do if my name is on the Offer List ?

  • Player can accept the offer immediately via email or she can wait until the first commitment day:
    14 & Under Girls (born Sept. 1, 2001 and after)
    • First available date for tryouts: Oct. 1, 2015
    • Previously registered players commitment date: Tuesday, Oct. 13
    o A player will not be required to commit to a club for which they were a registered member the previous season until 9:01 p.m. on Tuesday.
    • All other players commitment date: Thursday, Oct. 15
    o A player will not be required to commit to a club for which they were not a registered member the previous season until 9:01 p.m. on Thursday.
    • Commitment dates for all offers made after Oct. 15 is at the discretion of the club.15 & Older Girls (born Aug. 31, 2001 and before)
    • First available date for tryouts: Nov. 14, 2015
    • Previously registered players commitment date: Tuesday, Nov. 17
    o A player will not be required to commit to a club for which they were a registered member the previous season until 9:01 p.m. on Tuesday.
    • All other players commitment date: Thursday, Nov. 19
    o A player will not be required to commit to a club for which they were not a registered member the previous season until 9:01 p.m. on Thursday.
    • All offers made after Nov. 19 must be held until 6 p.m. on Nov. 24.If Player accepts, Player MUST go to the Badger Region website and change their club affiliation to “Wisconsin Premier Volleyball Club”.

What does it cost to play for Wisconsin Premier?

The plan is to have 2-3 teams per age level depending on tryout turnout.
Each team will have different pricing levels. The variables included in the team fee are as follows: tournament fees, practice facilities, uniforms, coaches, travel expenses, warm-ups and equipment (balls and carts).

11/10Teal= 700   

12 Teal = 1100       

13 Teal A. = 1475
13 Teal K. & J. = 1475
13 White = 1100    

14 Teal = 1900
14 White = 1450
14 Black= 1250  

15 Teal Alec = 1975
15 Teal Mary = 1975   

15 White =  1715

16 Teal Krista = 1975
16 Teal Mark= 1975        

17 Teal Sue = 1975
17 Teal R.J. = 1975        

18 Teal Jake= 1975

Fees are subject to change based on final team details and variables noted above.

Does Premier have Fundraising opportunities?

Yes. We currently have 3 opportunities to raise funds that ALL go to the Player. Fundraising starts in November to take advantage of the holiday buying season. We are always open to fresh, successful ideas so please share any suggestions. http://wipremiervb.com/fundraising/http://wipremiervb.com/fundraising/

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When is payment due?

Payment is due Oct 21st for 14 and Under Teams.
Payment is due December 15th for  15’s and above Teams.

Why is there different pricing for the teams?

The difference in pricing is due to number of tournaments played and the length of the season, travel & coaching staff.

How often are practices and when and where are they held?

We hold practices a minimum of two times per week and attendance is expected. Practice location and time is based on the team. Gym availability is limited and can’t always be adjusted to player needs, but we do our best to work around other sport schedules that may be in season as the same time as volleyball. Practices are scheduled to be at University School of Milwaukee, Lake Shore Middle School, Grace Lutheran, Homestead High School, Calvary Lutheran, Milwaukee Lutheran, St. Francis Borgia (and we’re working on others.)

What is a Positional Practice?

Unique to Wisconsin Premier is our Positional Practices. This opportunity reaches all players in our entire club to get additional instruction and practice focusing on individual positions.  It’s a fantastic way to develop the player and really dig deep on enhancing those position skills. Days and times to be determined once teams are established.

How long does the club season last?

Practices begin in December (November for the U12-U14 teams). Tournaments run from January through Memorial Day Weekend for the regular season for 15s and up. Some teams will attend  post season competition in  June or early July. Some post season events accept all teams while others like the USAV National Championships requiring earning a bid through a qualifying event.

How often are tournaments held?

Each club selects a tournament mix. Teams may choose one-day tournaments in the metro region and/or weekend tournaments in other areas. Clubs may play weekly, monthly, or something in-between. Some tournaments require overnight travel. The tournaments mix affects the cost/time commitment required by the players, and the family.  Our goal at Wisconsin Premier is to have tournaments twice a month, so there is never a big gap of time between events.

Can I see tournament schedules so I can see if that schedule will fit my family needs?

Most tournament dates are not posted or known at the time of tryouts. Unfortunately, we are unable to even sign up for one-day tournaments until December 1. This is governed by Badger Region. We ask that once you accept an offer from one of our teams to please email coaches any conflicts in your schedule so we can try to work around it. Some examples of tournaments that Premier will be attending include:  The Showcase, GLPL (Great Lakes Power League), President Day tournaments, Badger Region Championships, Nike Shoot out, Minneapolis qualifier, JVA events and other local Wisconsin tournaments and out of state tournaments.

How do the costs work for teams that qualify for Nationals or have their season go longer?

If a team qualifies for Nationals then WPVBC will cover the cost of the Nationals tournament entry fee. The qualifying  team families will cover the coaches travel cost and any additional fees; such as extra practice time, extra tournament, etc.

Some clubs say they are Elite and imply they get scholarships for their players. Can WPVBC help me get a college scholarship?

We cannot guarantee any player a college scholarship. However, many players that earn volleyball athletic scholarships and play in college developed their skills and got exposure to and recruited by college coaches through club programs across the country. At Wisconsin Premier, we give our players the necessary tools to help them get to the next level of volleyball whether it’s NCAA D3, D2, D1 or NAIA level, we work hard to make that happen.  Our staff is lined up with former players who went through the process of being recruited at all the college levels mentioned.  We make sure to help out colleges to get a chance to look at our teams and players.

I also play basketball and softball for my high school and plan to have a part in the spring musical. Will that be a problem?

Wisconsin Premier works well with players who play multi-sports.  Our expectation is that our players attend all practices and tournaments. We do our best to work around everyone’s schedule but please know that we cannot guarantee playing time if your player continually chooses to miss practices or tournaments for her other interests.

Is there a camp refund policy?

Yes.

In the event you wish you cancel more than 3 weeks prior to camp start date, a written request must be submitted to Wisconsin Premier either via email: wipremiervolleyball@hotmail.com or mailed to: 1317 W Towne Square Road, Mequon, WI 53092 for a full refund less a $35 cancellation fee. Or you may receive a full credit to a future Wisconsin Premier event that may be transferred to family member or friend under the same terms and conditions as the original registration.

 

If less than 3 weeks, no refund will be issued. The amount may be transferred to a family member or friend under the same terms and conditions as the original registration.

 

If the event is cancelled by Wisconsin Premier, you will automatically receive a full refund of any registration fees paid. Participant waives any and all damages that may arise as a result of the event being cancelled.