IMPORTANT: Tryouts for 12-16U are now completed. All teams have been formed.

CLUB INFO:

  • ONE PAGER with the info about our programs
  • Commitment and Uniform Fitting Night for Accepted Players:
    • 12-13U – 10/25 (Tuesday), 6.30-7.30 pm, Child of God, 650 Salt Lick Rd, St Peters, MO 63376
    • 14-16U – 10/25 (Tuesday), 7.30 pm-8.30 pm, Child of God, 650 Salt Lick Rd, St Peters, MO 63376
    • Alternative Commitment Night for those who cannot attend a regular evening: 10/28 (Friday), 6.30-7.30.

USAV 2022-2023 AGE GROUP CHART

USAV 2022-2023 Age Definitions

Fun Facts:

  • We started with 2 teams in 14U division and now we are offering teams from 12U 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!

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

The calendar of events will be updated shortly. Most important tryout info is on top of the page