ABOUT THE NETWORK VOLLEYBALL CLUB
The Club that Cares
In 1988 a group of parents and coaches brainstormed to form a volleyball club that would serve as the local off-season training grounds. With only a couple of dozen players, this group laid the foundation to what is now the area's premier development program.
The Network Volleyball Club provides area athletes the chance to train and compete off-season in order to compete at the next levels.
"Network is truly the club that built me into a division one volleyball player. From day one the coaches ensured we mastered the fundamentals through repetition and discipline, while also encouraging strong work ethics to carry us on and off the court. Network isn't just a volleyball club, it's a community that cares about each and every athlete, far beyond their athletic accomplishments, and a catalyst for lifelong friendships."
"Network VBC is where I found my love for volleyball! Between the practices, coaches, and competitive tournaments, a platform was set to achieve goals. They genuinely care about the development process and pursuing the game from all angles. Receiving a scholarship to play D1 volleyball would not have been possible without Network's commitment to my success!"
Abbey Worrell (Szlanfucht)
Network VBC: 5th-10th Grades, 1995-2000
Mishawaka High School, Varsity, 1998-2002
University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Varsity, 2002-2006
"I began playing for Network when I was 9 years old and although I didn't know it at the time, it led to a 20 year journey as a player, then coach, and club owner. Throughout my time with the club, I gained the critical fundamental skills that were necessary to be competitive and continually improve as an athlete. The coaches settled for nothing less than our highest level of performance and helped me to understand the importance of specific and consistent feedback in order to progress as a player. The skills that I gained during my time with the club served me well as a student-athlete and beyond whether it was during my time competing at Arizona State University, starting my teaching career or eventually taking on the challenge of launching a volleyball club in Phoenix, AZ. The lessons I learned on the court are immeasurable and I will forever cherish the memories."
Sarah Watkins Widhalm
Mishawaka HS 2002
Arizona State 2006
"Playing volleyball at Network for 5 years broadened both my knowledge and experience of the game. Playing for coaches with several years of coaching experience and those who played collegiate volleyball taught me so much about the sport and how I personally could become a better player. My experience at Network allowed me to form connections that helped me on my journey to play collegiate volleyball, without which, I probably would not have had the opportunity that I have now."
Marian HS 2014
2 Levels of Participation
Local / Regional or Elite Travel
All levels give players opportunities to continue skill development and team play.
All teams practice 2 times a week
All teams play in the Northern Indiana Power League Tourneys
Regional Travel Teams add a few extra tourneys before during or after Power League, and play AFTER Spring Break, thru April.
Sometimes these Regional teams become the Elite Travel teams and play through Nationals in June.
Elite Travel teams are for selected players who want to play at the highest level and for the longest season offered.
The Regional/ Elite Travel teams decide on AAU tourneys/or USAV tourneys.
At Network, the coaches and parents sit down and make the travel schedule. We feel this works best for everyone.
Additional tournaments cost extra $. Those costs are added up and divided by the number of players.
Fees will Include uniforms, practices, and ALL 6 of the Sunday Power League Tournaments.
U10's (3rd graders) - $375
U11's (4th graders) ~ $375
U12’s (5th and 6th graders) ~ $425
U 13’s (7th graders) ~ $575
U 14’s (8th graders) ~ $575
All High School Players: $575
Save these dates:
(Note: Power League site assignments are posted by Thursday before each tournament)
January 19th & 26th
February 16th & 23rd
March 8th & 15th
Limited Travel (January – June) these coaches and parents can choose additional tourneys beyond local Power League
If players make Regional or an Elite Travel Team...below are the Team Fees.
*Only Travel Teams MUST adhere to Age Group Definitions, with a copy of Birth Certificate with your coach.
U 12’s (5th/ 6th Graders ~ $575: players born on or after Sept. 1, 2006
U 13’s (7th graders) ~ $675: players born on or after Sept. 1, 2005
U 14’s (8th graders) ~ $675: players born on or after Sept. 1, 2004
U 15’s (9th graders) ~ $675: players born on or after Sept. 1, 2003
U 16’s (10th graders) ~ $675: players born on or after Sept. 1, 2002
U 17’s (11th graders) ~ $675: players born on or after Sept 1, 2001
Send Club dues to:
Network Volleyball Club
702 W. Lawrence Street
Mishawaka, IN 46545
Text or Call Club Line (574) 330-0505
Text or Call Steve: (574) 276-9795