CLUB INFO:

  • ONE PAGER with the info about our programs
  • NEWS!! We WILL HAVE Boys Select Club 15-16U team!!
  • Next Tryouts:
    • 12-14U Girls - 10/22 , 1-5.30 pm Immanuel Lutheran School, Wentzville
    • 12-14U Girls MAKE UP tryouts -- 10/23 - see full schedule below
    • 15-16U Boys - 9/10, 1-3 pm Immanuel Lutheran School, Wentzville
      • OPEN GYM for BOYS and GIRLS 15-16U -- 8/23, 8/24, 8/25 6-8 pm Wentzville
      • REGISTER for OPEN GYMs or TRYOUTS here
  • Tryout registration for 12-14U will open in late September
  • We are looking for Coaches for 11, 12, and 14 age groups! Please contact us!

2023 SELECT BOYS TRYOUT

Fun Facts:

  • We started with 2 teams in 14U division and now we are offering teams from 11U to 16U!
  • We are Local with exception of some larger tourneys: Presidents Day (Cape Girardeu), Qualifiers (Kansas City, Chicago or Indianapolis), Nationals (possibly Florida)
  • Our girls earned gold and silver in their divisions 19 times last season!

USAV 2022-2023 AGE GROUP CHART

USAV 2022-2023 Age Definitions

Our approach

We believe that every player deserves a chance to meet their dreams! 

We want your athlete to succeed and we offer the program that challenges each player to do her best! We expect all players join Thunderbolts to learn and advance! Each player learns not only the core position she is assigned but also other positions to be able to fill in and gain confidence. We care that our players are all-around players wherever possible so the gates of opportunities will open up for them.

We also love playing challenging games and expect all players to pull their weight no matter the circumstance. A driven, can-do attitude combined with discipline and hard work during practice is a recipe for success!

To build strong teams we offer team-building events, especially at the beginning of the season: sand volleyball tourneys (fun, against parents or other teams, including our own Rec teams), Rec Hall in St. Charles, Dogwood Social House, and other events as creatively built by coaches and parents. We want the girls to click and work as a team of friends who care for one another and each other's success.

Select Club Teams (Girls)

We will be opening up 11U, 12U, 13U, 14U, 15U, and 16U age groups this year.

As a non-travel club, the teams will play in up to 15 tournaments in the season. Tourneys are in STL Gateway, and St. Charles county area, with a possibility of tourneys in Cape Girardeau.  Qualifiers are typically outside of STL area, but participation is conditional on overall performance throughout the season. Cost of Club does NOT cover travel and accommodations fees.

Season Duration: November, up to May.  ONE PAGER (all info in a nutshell)

Players Expectations:

  • CAN DO, DRIVEN, COMPETITIVE and POSITIVE ATTITUDE! This is NOT a recreational league!
  • TEAM PLAYER!
  • A consistent, strong serve
  • Solid ball-handling, ability to pass the ball to target, flexible, movable
  • Coach-ability
  • Strong Volleyball experience

Practices: Two-hour practice is offered 2 or 3 times a week.

Cost: $1850, does not include Qualifiers nor any travel fees

Games: up to 15 tournaments in the season. Very limited travel outside of Gateway area

Select Club Boys Team

We will be opening up 15U, and/or 16U age groups this year, depending on the tryouts

As a non-travel club, the teams will play in up to 10 tournaments in the season. Tourneys are in STL Gateway, and the St. Charles county area, with a possibility of tourneys in Cape Girardeau.  The season ends in February to allow boys to try out for High School teams. If the team earns a National bid, the practices will resume after the High School season. Qualifiers are typically outside of STL area, but participation is conditional on overall performance throughout the season. The cost of the Club does NOT cover travel and accommodation fees.

Season Duration: November, up to February (break for High School season). If the team makes nationals, practices will resume after the High School season is over (May).

Players Expectations:

  • CAN DO, DRIVEN, COMPETITIVE and POSITIVE ATTITUDE! This is NOT a recreational league!
  • TEAM PLAYER!
  • A consistent, strong serve
  • Solid ball-handling, ability to pass the ball to target, flexible, movable
  • Coach-ability
  • Strong Volleyball experience

Practices: Two-hour practice is offered 2 or 3 times a week.

Cost: $1,450, does not include travel fees

Games: up to 10 tournaments in the season. Very limited travel outside of Gateway area.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Date Day Time Event Location Comment
8/23/2022 Tue 6.00-8.00 pm 15-16U Open Gym (Boys) ILS Players are welcome to participate, we answer any questions
8/24/2022 Wed 6.00-8.00 pm 15-16U Open Gym (Boys) ILS $10 entry fee, registration required
8/25/2022 Thu 6.00-8.00 pm Parent Orientation and Open Gym (Boys) ILS Tryout Waiver required, $10 entry fee, registration required
9/10/2022 Sat 1.00-3.00 pm Tryouts 15-16U BOYS ILS Email picture of the signed offer letter to thunderboltvolleyball@gmail.com. Deadline to respond: 7 pm 9/11
TBD TBD Fitting Session
9/18/2022 Sun 1:00 PM Sand Volleyball Games (team building)
TBD TBD Team Building for 15-16U teams
10/13/2022 Thu 6.00-8.00 pm Open Gym 11-12U ILS $10 entry fee, registration required
10/14/2022 Fri 6.00-8.00 pm Open Gym 13-14U ILS $10 entry fee, registration required
10/20/2022 Thu 6.00-8.00 pm Open Gym 11-14U ILS $10 entry fee, registration required
10/22/2022 Sat 10.00-12.00 pm 13-14U Tryouts ILS Tryout Waiver required, $10 entry fee, registration required
10/22/2022 Sat 1.00-3.00 pm 11-12U Tryouts ILS Tryout Waiver required, $10 entry fee, registration required
10/23/2022 Sun 1.00-3.00 pm 13-14U Make-up Tryouts ILS Tryout Waiver required, $10 entry fee, registration required
10/23/2022 Sun 4.00-5.30 pm 11-12U Make-up Tryouts ILS Tryout Waiver required, $10 entry fee, registration required
10/23/2022 Sun 7.00 pm Deadline to accept or decline offers --- Email picture of the signed offer letter to thunderboltvolleyball@gmail.com
10/27/2022 Thu 6.00-7.00 pm Fitting 11-12U ILS
10/27/2022 Thu 7.00-8.00 pm Fitting 13-14U ILS
11/1/2022 Tue Practices Begin Various locations, various times. Will be distributed once we form teams