2020 Eastside Cleveland Juniors Team Level Descriptions


National (18-1, 17-1, 16-1, 15-1 & 15-2, 14-1) 

This is the top level at Eastside.  This level is designed for the top level athlete who is looking for a challenging training environment along with a superior commitment to the team. These teams practice three times a week and play 23-24 tournament days. These tournaments will be mainly throughout the mid-west. National "1" & "2"  teams are selected by a tryout process.  All teams will compete in a national championship tournament (USA Volleyball or AAU).  It is included in the fee for all teams except 18-1, and will not be returned if a team chooses not to participate.


Cost: $2700 based on 10 players per team. If there are less than ten, the other players will each pay the proportionate fee. 


**18-1 will play 19-20 tournament days. Fees will be $2200 not including a national tournament.  


National (13-1) 
National level teams are designed for the top level athlete who is looking for challenging training in a competitive environment. These teams practice 3 times a week and play 15-16 tournament days. The tournaments will be throughout the mid-west.  These teams are selected by a tryout process.     

Cost: $1850 based on 10 players per team. If there are less than ten, the other players will each pay the proportionate fee.  Note: Fees to attend a national tournament are not included.   


National (12-1) 

National level teams are designed for the top level athlete who is looking for challenging training in a competitive environment. These teams practice 3 times a week and play 14-15 tournament days. The tournaments will be throughout the mid-west.  These teams are selected by a tryout process.     

Cost: $1750 based on 10 players per team. If there are less than ten, the other players will each pay the proportionate fee.  Note: Fees to attend a national tournament are not included.   


American Plus (14-17)

The American Plus level was designed for players wanting to play at a high level but with a moderate travel schedule.  These teams practice 3 times a week.  Teams in this level may play in the Bid Play-in Tournament, OVR Regional Championships, national tournaments, Power League, multiple one day OVR tournaments and American Challenges.  The team may also play in the OVR Bid Tournament if they qualify via the Bid Play-in Tournament.  The team will play 15-16 tournament days. These teams are selected by a tryout process.  Note, if an American Plus team qualifies for the OVR Bid Tournament, an additional fee per player will be charged.


Cost: $2000 


American (15-17)

The American level was designed by the OVR for players wanting to play at a high level but with a limited travel schedule.  These teams practice 3 times a week.  Teams in this level may play in the Bid Play-in Tournament, OVR Regional Championships, one day OVR tournaments and American Challenges.  The team will also play in the OVR Bid Tournament if they qualify via the Bid Play-in Tournament.  The team will play 11-12 tournament days.These teams are selected by a tryout process.  Note, if an American team qualifies for the OVR Bid Tournament, an additional fee per player will be charged.


Cost: $1600 


American (13-14)

The American level was designed by the OVR for players wanting to play at a high level but with a limited travel schedule.  These teams practice 3 times a week.  Teams in this level play in multiple regional challenges, the OVR Regional Championships and one day OVR tournaments.  The team will play 9-10 tournament days.These teams are selected by a tryout process.


Cost: $1500 


American (12)

The American level was designed by the OVR for players wanting to play at a high level but with a limited travel schedule.  These teams practice 3 times a week.  Teams in this level play in multiple regional challenges, the OVR Regional Championships and one day OVR tournaments.  The team will play 9-10 tournament days.These teams are selected by a tryout process.


Cost: $1350 


Regional (15-18)

This level of team is designed for the player looking to improve their volleyball skills while playing in a competitive environment.  These teams practice 3 days a week and play 9-10 tournament days in the regional area. All tournaments are usually within a 1.5 hour drive of Mentor with the exception of the OVR Regional Championships held in Columbus, Ohio.  These teams are selected by a tryout process.


Cost: $1500 


Regional (12-14)

This level of team is designed for the player looking to improve their volleyball skills while playing in a competitive environment.  These teams practice 3 days a week for the first 2 months of the season and then twice a week for the remainder.  They play 8 tournament days in the regional area. All tournaments are usually within a 1.5 hour drive of Mentor with the exception of the OVR Regional Championships held in Columbus, Ohio.  These teams are selected by a tryout process.


Cost: $1300


Regional (10-11)

This level of team is designed for the player looking to improve their volleyball skills while playing in a competitive environment.  These teams practice 2 days a week and play in 7 OVR tournaments in the regional area.   All tournaments are usually within a 1.5 hour drive of Mentor with the exception of the OVR Regional Championships held in Columbus, Ohio.  These teams are selected by a tryout process.


Cost: $800 


DIVA (Developmental and Instructional Volleyball Academy)

The DIVA program was designed for the youth player of ages 9 through 15 (3rd through 9th grade) interested in learning the game while making a lesser commitment to the program. These teams will practice twice a week and play in 5 tournaments at the Eastside Volleyball Club. All players looking to play in the DIVA program will be accepted. 


Cost: $600