Shakopee Juniors Volleyball is a community based program that is run by the Shakopee Volleyball Association (SVA). Our program is for girls that attend school in Shakopee or live in the Shakopee School District.
The season starts in November with tryouts and generally ends in April. Our teams typically practice 2 days per week in Shakopee, and will participate in a variety of playdates and tournaments throughout Minnesota. The SVA hosts the December Dig Tournament for the 12s and 14s teams in mid December to kick off their seasons.
We also offer SAQ (Strength, Agility and Quickness) Training throughout the season.
Players try out for 12s, 14s, 16s or 17s teams. (See below for breakdown of age categories.) We typically have 10 players per team. Our coaches are paid and each team usually has a paid assistant coach.
The goal of the SVA is to get as many girls as possible on the court playing volleyball at a high level and discovering a passion for the sport!
12s (5th and 6th graders | must be born on or after 9/1/2007)*
14s (7th and 8th graders | must be born on or after 9/1/2005)
16s (9th and 10th graders | must be born on or after 9/1/2003)
17s (11th graders and possibly under) | must be born on or after 9/1/2002)**
The SVA does allow for age-waivered players. For example, if your player is in 8th grade but her birthdate falls before September 1, 2005 she may sign up to play with her grade.
*4th graders who want to try out must petition to the board and have referral from a previous coach and be evaluated by an SVA coach prior to tryouts
**17s players must try out for the team and will not automatically be placed on a team. Sophomores will also be trying out for either a 16s or 17s team. Freshman are only trying out for a 16s team.