2014-15 Tryout Schedule
Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014
All tryouts will be held at Athey Creek Middle School in West Linn. 2900 Southwest Borland Road. (Google Map)
- 14U: 9:00AM - 11:30AM, 2:00PM - 4:00PM
- 12U: 12:00PM - 2:00PM, 5:00PM - 6:00PM
PVC will be offering 3, 14U teams this year: Red (Gold Division team every season and defending Regional Champion), Green, and Yellow (Developmental). Our 12U program will offer 2, 12U teams: Pink (back to back defending Regional Gold Champions and 3rd last year) and Orange (2 years ago high Silver team finisher).
In total we are looking for 36, 14U’s and 24, 12U’s. Team offers to players will happen on Sunday, November 2nd - most likely in person - but can be done by phone. Additional selections could happen after Sunday but it would be the club’s goal to have all of our 12U/14U teams in place by the end of the weekend.
It is our every intent to work in the spirit of the new tryout rules by respecting your opportunity to shop clubs. In that effort PVC does not want to keep you from attending other try outs if other clubs are a better fit. Our best decisions will come from our longest opportunities to evaluate someone’s play. To that end, we intend to offer 2 sessions of each age group on Sunday, November 2nd. We encourage you, if you are seriously interested in PVC as your club this year, to give yourself the best possible chance - and the longest possible chance - to be seen by our staff.
Best of luck to all of you and have a great tryout weekend. (Times and age groups for 16U and 18U will be posted soon. The dates are November 22nd, and 23rd).
2013-14 Season - Wow, What A Great One!
The 2013-14 USA volleyball season was highlighted by record numbers at tryouts, 11 terrific teams, a 14U Regional Championship, 2, 18U teams finishing top 5 at Gold Regionals, Gold Division finishes in 16U and 12U, and consistent improvement in finish with literally every team in the club throughout the year.
Steven Bodo’s 14U Red Team led the way by winning the Gold Division Power League and followed up with a CEVA 14U Regional Championship when they did not lose a game for 2 days. You can find more information by reading, "Steven Bodo Coach of the Year – Again!" 14U Red also distinguished itself by finishing top three in February at the NCVA Presidents Day Tournament in San Jose, California. Additionally, Red took a 3rd place finish at Volleyball Festival in Phoenix in June losing only to the finalists during the week.
Coach of the Year, AGAIN!
By Jim Kirby
2014 14U CEVA Gold Division Regional Champion Red Team Head Coach Steven Bodo, is the deserving recipient of this year’s PVC Coach of the Year Award. Steven’s award is directly the result of a Red Team “Dream Season.” Red 14U started the season with a 3rd place finish at the NCVA President’s Day Tournament in San Jose, won 3 of the 4 Gold Power League Tournaments winning the Gold Power League Championship, went undefeated in a perfect Gold Division CEVA Regional Championship win, was 14U Finalist at the Emerald City Classic, and achieved a top three finish at Volleyball Festival in Phoenix, losing only to the finalists.
PVC Restructures Top Coaches
While some might say, “If it isn’t broke don’t fix it,” PVC asked, “But could we just tweak it a little and make it even better?”
PVC has enjoyed a consistent, high quality staff for a number of years, especially on our highest level teams. This year, however, PVC will specifically focus on our developmental teams by moving coaches who have “first team” experience to head jobs on lower level teams. Further, extra developmental help has been sent to our 14U and 12U teams. The Technical Director Job is now handled by two Technical Directors who not only coach teams, but also help direct the training at all age group levels. There is over 65 years of coaching experience between Carl Neuburger – Club Director – who now assists 14U and 12U teams and Jim Kirby – Technical Director and veteran head coach – who assists with 16U and 18U teams. Further, our first team coaches oversee age groups that are specific to their experience expertise.
Sometimes Less Is More!
Portland VBC is dedicated to putting our college bound athletes in the best tournaments to be evaluated by the most college coaches possible. PVC was at the first Volleyball Festival, first Bayview Classic in Berkeley California, first Colorado Crossroads National Qualifier, first Spokane National Qualifier, Arizona Fiesta Classic in Phoenix, and the first Las Vegas Invitational to name a few. PVC has never been afraid or unwilling to travel to major tournaments to compete with the best.
Where Does Your Volleyball Dollar Really Go?
A normal CEVA Junior Girls Volleyball Season is generally last of November through May, ending at the Emerald City Classic in Seattle the last weekend of May. During that time, most top clubs will have 5 to 6 hours of training during the week and attend a one-day Power League tournament and one other 3-day traveling tournament somewhere. Beside experience, the larger 3-day tournaments offer exposure to college coaches and their evaluations.
Clubs offer various styles of season payment plans, but power leagues cost everyone the same fees, regional championships cost everyone the same fees, all traveling tournament fees are the same, motels are similar, air fares similar, and food costs similar. Truth is, money is not what separates clubs from each other (Attending extra tournaments at long distances obviously does raise additional expenses.).
Year Round Volleyball Camps & Lessons
Portland VBC has for years offered camps and private lessons. Now PVC also has offered specific Train and Play Leagues for younger age groups that give them all the advantages of clinics, mixed with playing opportunities.
Generally speaking “Performance Camps” are for athletes who already have some background in club volleyball, and are interested in adding skills. These are not camps for beginners or players without club experience. You will find all PVC camps to be priced very reasonably.