2021 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 (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