WHO WE ARE:
Dead Frog Volleyball is a traveling volleyball program that is geared towards ages 12 - 18. We offer 3-month regional, 6-month regional and National teams (see below for program level information). Dead Frog Volleyball is affiliated with The Courthouse Athletic Center. All practices and tryouts are held at our Kalamazoo and Byron Center locations. Our coaching staff is comprised of college coaches, high school coaches, and college student-athletes who are committed to our mission. Our coaches are knowledgeable about the game of volleyball and use the most up to date training techniques.
DEAD FROG CLUB TEAM LEVELS:
3-month regional - (12’s - 18's): Athletes trying out for a 3-month regional team can play Winter (late December - March), Spring (mid-March - early June) or both sessions. There are two practices per week (days/times are to be determined), 4-5 play dates, competition level determined once teams are formed and most travel is to Grand Rapids with one minimal travel tournament (Detroit).
6-month regional - (15’s - 18’s): Athletes interested in trying out for a 6-month regional team must commit to play a full season (December - June). There are two practices per week (days/times are to be determined), 9 - 11 play dates, competition level determined once teams are formed, and travel is more intense including tournaments in Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Detroit and Grand Rapids.
National - (14’s - 18’s): Athletes trying out for a National team can expect to compete in the largest and most competitive tournaments in the region and are expected to perform at their highest level. National players must commit to play a full season (December - June). There are 3 practices per week (days/times are to be determined),
9 - 11 play dates, competition level determined once teams are formed, and travel will include Chicago, Cleveland, Louisville, and Detroit
WHAT TO EXPECT BEFORE TRYOUTS:
Pre-Tryout Parent Meeting: A pre-tryout parent meeting to help answer all questions will be held before club tryouts. Stay tuned to our social media pages and website for details on dates and times.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT TRYOUTS:
To allow athletes a focused tryout without distraction and interruption, parents are not allowed to stay in the facility during tryouts.
Tryout Cost: There is a $50 non-refundable tryout fee. We encourage you to pre-register online. Pre-registration is to be completed by midnight the night before the tryout. For those who register on-site the day of the tryout, will be required to pay a $60 non-refundable tryout fee. If an athlete would like to tryout for both a National level and a Regional level, we encourage them to attend both tryouts. Only one tryout fee is required for multiple level tryouts.
Tryout Format: Athletes will check-in, confirm birth date, grade, preferred position and program level. They will receive a t-shirt with their tryout number. For uniform sizing purposes, athletes will also be asked to try on jerseys and warm ups to allow us to place uniform orders as soon as tryout results are posted. Athletes are required to attend both tryout dates. Tryouts will consist of skill testing and game play situations.
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER TRYOUTS:
Tryout results will be posted on our website using the assigned tryout numbers. Final team rosters will be assigned a few weeks after tryouts. We will do everything in our power to place every player who tries out for Dead Frog Volleyball. If for some reason we cannot place an athlete on a team, the athlete can be placed on a waiting list. If a chosen player declines her position, athletes on the waiting list will be notified. Once tryout results are posted, the athlete needs to accept her position via email within 48 hours of the posting.
Post Tryout Parent Meeting: Prior to the first practice, a post tryout parent meeting will be held to discuss practice schedules, tournament schedules and payment information. Stay tuned to our social media pages and website for details on dates and times.
CLUB TEAM COSTS:
Club fees: Pricing varies based on the age and level of the program. Information on pricing will be given at the
pre-tryout parent meeting. You have the option to pay the fee in full by cash, check or credit card and via our website. We also offer a monthly payment plan, with a small finance charge.