Q: WHY SHOULD I PARTICIPATE IN YOUR PROGRAM VS OTHERS?
A: We have two goals for all of our programs. First, to help student-athletes become the best version of themselves on the volleyball court … and secondly, to help them become the best versions of themselves off the volleyball court. We know we have the opportunity to have a significant impact on our athlete’s lives and want to see them become great young men and great leaders just as much as we want to see them become great volleyball players! We would not be doing our jobs if your son left our program as a better volleyball player, but had not become a better young man in the process.
We use a master coaching system, meaning all team practices are organized by Director, BJ Boldog, a 3x AVCA All-American at Lewis University, and we use that elite training to maximize player feedback and mindful repetition. We feel these two things, correct feedback and mindful repetition, when maximized lead to better athlete retention and transfer into game-like situations. We train ugly, meaning we train in an environment set-up as game-like as possible. This is called “Random Training,” and as opposed to “Blocked Training” science has shown us is one of the best ways to help athletes transfer practice skills into game performance.
If you come to Pipeline Volleyball Club, your son will be treated with respect, encouraged to go beyond his comfort zone, where all growth happens, and pushed daily to become the best version of himself on and off the court.
Q: where are tryouts / practices held?
A: Tryouts will be held at the Schaumburg Sports Center (1141 W Irving Park Rd, Schaumburg, IL).
Practices will primarily be held at either the Schaumburg Sports Center or the Hanover Park Park District (1919 Walnut Ave, Hanover Park, IL). Some practices/training will also be held at Prairie Stone Health & Wellness Center (5050 Sedge Blvd, Hoffman Estates, IL).
Q: what age group would my child participate in?
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Q: how / when are teams divided?
A: Teams are broken up first by age group, and then by skill. Pipeline tries to create the correct mix of players on each team in order to place every player in the best position to succeed. If there is more than one team in a particular age group teams are usually broken up a few weeks into practice.
Q: HOW many teams does pipeline have per age group?
A: During the 2018-19 fall/winter season, Pipeline fielded 3 U18 teams, 3 U17 teams, 5 U16 teams, 1 U15 team and 2 U14 teams.
Q: WHAT COSTS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THE FALL/WINTER SESSION?
A: Our fall / winter pricing can be found on the program information tab. National High School dues are $2,499 plus uniforms (around $325), and travel to out-of-state tournaments (around $250 total). Premier High School dues are $1,999 plus uniforms (around $300), and travel to out-of-state tournaments (around $50 total). National Middle School dues are $1,999 plus uniforms (around $300), and travel to out-of-state tournaments (around $250 total). Session 1 Regional Middle School dues are $699 plus uniforms (around $225). All players will also have to purchase a USA Volleyball membership at $55 for the year.
*very flexible payment plans are available