A5 Boys Volleyball
2016: Another Year of Firsts for the Boys Program
The 2016 A5 boys club volleyball season just concluded, and it was another year of firsts for the boys program. We fielded four boys teams and had over 40 athletes, a first for the program. Both the 14's and 16's qualified and played Open at the 2016 Boys Junior National Championships in Dallas, the first time we have had two Open qualified teams. The 14's (silver), 16's (bronze), and 18's (bronze) all medaled at the AAU Junior National Championships in Orlando, again a first for the program, and we had All Americans in each age group!
As we look forward to next season, we are excited about the continued growth of boys volleyball at A5 and at other clubs around the southeast. The sport is growing not only at the club level, but also collegiately as more colleges are adding mens volleyball programs, particularly in the south. There has never been a better time for growth at the club level, along with the opportunity for student-athletes to compete in NCAA programs and earn the chance to play right away.
Congratulations to the players selected for A5 Boys for the 2016-2017 season!
A5 Boys Volleyball Director
For more information about the boys' volleyball program, please contact Kip Buss, A5 Boys Volleyball Director, at email@example.com or read the following "Frequently Asked Questions":
Boys Volleyball Frequently Asked Questions
What is the length of the boys’ volleyball season?
The boys’ season starts in mid-November and goes through the first week of July. We typically play in 6-8 tournaments and practice twice a week.
How many teams will A5 have this year?
We will have as many teams as we can field, based on the tryouts and interest.
What if I decide after the season starts that I want to play at A5?
We may consider a practice player role in which athletes will have no travel expense, but will participate fully in all practices and training. It’s possible that we may add teams during the season as interest grows.
What if I have never played competitive volleyball before?
Most players that have joined A5 do not have previous volleyball experience. Our strong coaching staff is dedicated to helping each player develop the skills to be successful.
What if I play other sports?
Many A5 players participate in other sports. We only ask that you inform your coaches in advance of any conflicts.
How much are the dues?
Player dues will be $800 for the 2017 season, plus travel. Practice players will only pay $800 and have no travel fees.
What are the opportunities to play in college?
A number of colleges around the south have added men’s volleyball as a varsity sport, including one in Georgia and several in North and South Carolina, in addition to the national powers like Penn State, UCLA, Ohio State and Southern Cal. There were over 400 college commitments from the Class of 2016.