Welcome to the
St. Augustine Volleyball
SAVA was created in
2004 with three teams and has become a
permanent presence in the St. Augustine community. Our main goal is to
facilitate in the development of strong competitive volleyball players. We
strive to ensure every participant has an enjoyable experience
while improving skill level.
If you have
any questions please to email us at
What is Club Volleyball?
Club volleyball is a
nationwide competitive volleyball network that enables both male and female
youth to participate on a regional and national level. It is highly
competitive and exposes high school athletes to college recruiters.
What is the mission of St.
Augustine Volleyball Association?
Our mission is to
provide a fun, safe and disciplined environment in which we expose the
athletes to the rules, practices and strategies of a higher level of
competitive volleyball. We are dedicated to helping each athlete improve
individually while learning to compete successfully as a team.
What type of time commitment
is required to participate in SAVA?
Generally, most teams
will practice twice a week, and will participate in a range of tournaments
numbering one to three per month. Dependant upon your child's team
placement, travel could be restricted to the state of Florida or throughout
the US. All tournaments are held on weekends including some on three-day
are the age limits for participants?
The age divisions USAV
recognizes are 12 and under through 18 and under. However, the number of
players we have at tryout and the age range will dictate the divisions we
will compete in.
does the Club Season start?
Tryouts are usually held just around Thanksgiving and the season runs from
January through the beginning of May.
much does it cost to play?
The annual fees for club are determined each year based on tournament
participation and the number of players for each team. Price ranges from
$600 for the younger teams to $1300 for the advanced teams. The fees include
training, gym time, coach’s fees, and uniforms. Fees do not include hotel
expenses or equipment, which will be your responsibility.
How do you pay for club?
St. Augustine Volleyball will work with every family to try and make the
payment of fees manageable. Payment plans have been devised to assist your
budget. Once fees
have been determined they are final and there will be no negotiation. We do
have a payment plan in place to reduce the cost burden. There will be no
reimbursements for any reason as the fees are determined by the total
cost for the team divided by the number of players. If a player decides to
quit there is no change in the cost to run the team.
What is the
There will be no
refunds unless under extreme circumstances. In that case the head coach,
parent liaison and club director will meet to decide if and how much of a
refund will be awarded.
What is the roster size and
number of teams in SAVA?
We make every attempt to keep team rosters below 12. However this is
dependant upon the age range and number of players at tryouts. If there is
not enough interest in the age group of your son or daughter then the
opportunity may be given to move up to the next age level that has room.
This may limit playing time, however they will still be exposed to the same
conditioning and training in practice.
and when do teams practice?
We are fortunate enough to be able to use the St. Augustine Boys & Girls
Club and Ketterlinus Gym. The coach will determine practice dates and times and they will be
posted on the site. If for any reason there are not enough players able to
attend any one practice the coach is given the discretion to cancel
practice. Practice during the week will be at the Boys & Girls Club
and at Ketterlinus on Sundays.
the multi-sport athlete play for SAVA?
Yes, many participants in SAVA engage in more than one sport, especially in
the younger age divisions. However, during club season it is expected that
every player will be able to attend tournaments unless noted before season’s
start. Please understand that if you choose to play another sport during the
club season is imperative that the player inform the coach of their practice
and game schedule.
What arrangements are made
regarding travel and hotel accommodations?
Parents are required to travel with their child to all tournaments unless an
authorized USAV chaperone has been contacted and is willing to take your
child with them. At the beginning of the season we will ask that several
parents volunteer to be chaperones for the season. At no time is a coach
allowed to drive a player or have a player stay with them at tournaments.
Parents it is your responsibility to book your hotel rooms. At some
tournaments SAVA will reserve a block of rooms and inform you in advance.
Coaches will not be responsible for finding hotels or making arrangements
with other parents to chaperone your child.
How do I handle
Any dispute or complaint should first be addressed with the coaches. Any dispute
that cannot be handled by head coaches should be brought to the attention of
the club director via email at
either by the coach or person with a dispute. The club director will meet
with the parent liaison and head coach first then with the person filing a
complaint and parent liaison which will hopefully resolve any disputes
Recruiting Guidelines adopted by the
USAV Florida Region:
1. Definition of Recruiting - To solicit players for the purpose of
persuading them to tryout or play for a junior volleyball club. Solicitation
can be performed by any of the following individuals: club directors,
coaches, or anyone acting on behalf of a junior volleyball club.
a. Acceptable Recruiting Methods - The following methods are acceptable if
initiated by a club representative: flyers, bulk e-mails, press releases,
newspaper ads, or any printed material that is distributed to the masses.
The following methods are acceptable if initiated by the player or
parent/guardian: telephone calls or private meetings to discuss the clubs
programs and offerings. Documentation should be kept on file by the club
representative denoting all player-initiated contact in the event a
recruiting violation is filed with the Region Office.
b. Unacceptable Recruiting Methods - Telephone calls or private meetings
(either in-person or electronically) initiated by a club representative.
In-person visits initiated by a club representative at a
practice or event other than to distribute written materials. Any one-on-one
meetings between a club representative and a player. Verbal or written
promises made by club representatives with regard to positions available or
team placement. Verbal or written offers for full or partial scholarships to
influence the decision making process.
2. Penalties - The following penalties will be imposed on any club
representative that is found guilty (by an Incident Review Committee) of
violating the recruiting guidelines above.
a. 1st Offense - $500 fine and 1 year probation from the date of the
b. 2nd Offense - $1,000 fine and 1 year suspension of membership from the
date of the offense.
c. 3rd Offense - Life time ban of membership with the Florida Region and
notification to the National Office of USA Volleyball.