About The Club Season
The Club Season
The club season can be a confusing and overwhelming part of our club. Please use the information below to help you better understand the full range of opportunities that Vibe can provide to you.
The Duration of the Season
While planning for the season takes a full year, Vibe Volleyball Club season officially kicks off each year in November. This does not necessarily mean that every team will start then.
The season for competitive teams start in December when Vibe hosts tryouts. Once teams are assembled, practices will start at a designated time right after tryouts.
BOYS TOURNAMENTS - Start in December, Conclude in Early March
GIRLS TOURNAMENTS - Start in February, Conclude in Early May
Due to a shortage of gym space in the winter, we will be seperating the competitive and developmental seasons. The Developmental teams will now have their seasons in the late winter/spring. To make these teams, you do not need to tryout, and automatically make the team. The season for these teams are typically shorter..
Registration to participate
No matter which team you are interested in participating on, all student-athletes must register.
Registration information will be posted prior to the season beginning.
Starting in the 2023-24 season, Vibe will NOT be conducting a formal single-day tryout. All registered players will be automatically placed on a team based on age division defined by USA Volleyball (age classification doc can be found here). The first 2 weeks of practice's will be used for coaches to evaluate player skill and their ability to play up at a higher age classification. Coaches and Club Director(s) will notify the player and their parents if we feel a player has an opportunity to play up. Previous season players that have already been playing up an age classification will automatically be placed up for this season.
As always, our player safety and growth of the sport while having fun is our main priority. However, there are times when a player is simply not ready or at the level to play for a competitive team. For those players, we reserve the right to not place them on a competitive team roster and suggest moving them to one of our In-House developmental team(s).
Vibe Volleyball Club gives their teams the opportunity to practice one to two times per week in facilities located in Chittenden County. While the priority for practice slots go to competitive teams, we have partnered with facilities such as CVU, Christ the King School, Williston Central School, Allen Brook School, Rice Memorial HS, Vermont Commons School, among others to help provide practice slots. Please note that practices can be on weekdays and/or weekends.
Practice schedules will be posted in our Club Calendar.
Matches and Tournaments
We are a member of the New England Regional Volleyball Association (NERVA), which offers our teams the opportunity to play against the region's best all over New England. These tournaments are classified as NERVA Tournaments or Showcase Tournaments.
NERVA offers each team from Vibe the opportunity to play five tournaments, which can be located anywhere in New England. Dates for these tournaments are announced by NERVA and Vibe. Actual locations for NERVA tournaments are not announced until at least one week prior to the date of the tournament, and schedules are not announced until at least 48 hours prior. It is highly encouraged that players travel down to the location the day prior, as tournaments typically start at 8:00am sharp. All tournament information will be posted on our Club Calendar.
Vibe enters our Elite teams into Showcase Tournaments, giving them the unique opportunity to compete against highly talented teams across the country and play in front college coaches and recruiters. These tournaments do bring an extra cost to the traditional price of playing for Vibe. In the past, our "Elite" teams have participated in the Rhode Island Rumble (Providence, RI), Winterfest New England (Hartford, CT) and the Boston Nike Volleyball Festival (Boston, MA).
Developmental teams will sometimes play against each other locally, and sometimes during practices to show off their skills and improvement throughout the season. They will not participate in any official matches or tournaments as the teams are focused on development.