The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati's Club Volleyball Program is dedicated to providing young female athletes with quality training and higher-level competition. We aim to enhance both individual and team volleyball skills through practice, scrimmage, and tournament play. Our goal is to help foster life-long skills such as discipline, responsibility, teamwork, and sportsmanship in each player. We put a strong emphasis on ensuring that each of our players is dedicating their time to being first a 'student' and 'athlete' second.
WHAT ARE THE AGE GROUPS?
Club Volleyball is for girls between the ages of 11-17 (Specific age groups for teams are determined by OVR and USA Volleyball).
WHERE DO TRYOUTS, PRACTICES, AND GAMES TAKE PLACE?
Tryouts are held in November of each year at the Clippard Family YMCA. Each team practices two times per week for two hours (One weekend practice and one weekday practice) held at the Y. The season runs from January through May. Game locations vary based on your child's team.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The cost depends on which team your child is placed on after the initial tryouts. Below are the prices (this includes tournament fees) for the 2015 season:
18 Regional: $850 per season
17 Regional: $700 per season
16 Regional: $700 per season
15 Regional: $650 per season
14 Regional: $600 per season
13 Regional: $565 per season
12 Regional: $565 per season
11 Regional: $565 per season
10 Regional: $565 per season
*Fundraising opportunities are available for athlete's to reduce their seasonal cost.
For more information or questions, contact Sports Coordinator Sarah Mossman or call (513) 923-4466.
The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati offers three competitive teams for talented YMCA gymnasts: Monarchs (Powel Crosley, Jr.), Bounders (Blue Ash) and Gators (Gamble-Nippert YMCA).
MONARCH GYMNASTICS TEAM
The Monarchs are one of the top YMCA teams, competing USAG Levels 3-9, in the Great Lakes Region. The team competes in YMCA gymnastics on the Local, Regional and National level. Team tryouts are open to serious gymnasts ages 6 and up. Team is for YMCA members only, who pay seasonal team fees. Team practices vary between Monday and Friday, 4 p.m. -7 p.m. Email Coach Kristin Gallo or visit their website for more information.
BOUNDERS GYMNASTICS TEAM
The nationally recognized “Blue Ash Bounders” Cincinnati gymnastics team program seeks to develop self-esteem, good sportsmanship, and discipline through competitive gymnastics. The program provides each gymnast the opportunity to develop his or her potential as a total person – mentally, physically, and emotionally. Through team participation, gymnasts develop self-confidence, personal responsibility, leadership qualities and the ability to work together while respecting the rights of others.
The Blue Ash Bounders teach progressive gymnastics in a USAG standard format. This formatting differs from other YMCA programs.
For more information, visit blueashbounders.com.
GATORS GYMNASTICS TEAM
The Gamble-Nippert YMCA Gators Gymnastics team is another YMCA Southwest team competing in the Great Lakes region. The team competes in YMCA gymnastics on all levels. For more information, contact Marilyn Horning or visit the Gamble-Nippert YMCA Welcome Center.