2018 Eastside Cleveland Juniors Team Level Descriptions


National (18 Elite** & 18 Sky**, 17 Elite & Sky, 16 Elite & Sky, 15 Elite & Sky, 14 Elite & Sky) 

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 in 10 tournaments including 3 qualifiers, most of which are multiple day events. These tournaments will be mainly throughout the mid-west. Elite & Sky teams are selected by a tryout process.  All teams will be guaranteed to compete in a national championship tournament (USA Volleyball or AAU).  It is included in the fee, and will not be returned if a team chooses not to participate.


Cost: $2600 based on 10 players per team. If there are less than ten, the other players will each pay the proportionate fee. 


**18 Elite & 18 Sky will attend 9 tournaments including two Junior National Qualifiers. Fees will be $2100 not including a national tournament.  


National (13 Elite & 13 Sky) 
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 in 8 tournaments including two qualifiers, most of which are multiple day events. The tournaments will be throughout the mid-west.  These teams are selected by a tryout process.     

Cost: $1800 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 Elite) 

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 in 8 tournaments including two qualifiers, most of which are multiple day events. The tournaments will be throughout the mid-west.  These teams are selected by a tryout process.     

Cost: $1700 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 (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, 5 one day OVR tournaments and 2 American Challenges.  The team will also play in the OVR Bid Tournament if they qualify via the Bid Play-in Tournament.  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 4 one day OVR tournaments.  These teams are selected by a tryout process.


Cost: $1450 


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 in 8 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: $1450 


Regional (12-14 & 12 American)

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 in 8 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: $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 3 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 may also play in  1 or 2 Diva tournaments (see below) held at the Eastside Volleyball Club.  These teams are selected by a tryout process.


Cost: $950 


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: $575