A5 Boys Volleyball

2017 Club Season Complete

18 Boys middle attack

The A5 boys’ volleyball season just wrapped up in Columbus, Ohio at the 2017 Boys Junior National Championships. For the fourth year in a row, our 14’s team qualified Open, making them one of top 36 teams in the country. Our 18’s team also had a strong year, making the finals in a number of tournaments, and winning the SRVA championship. The 16’s had a successful year as well, despite not having a player over 6 feet tall and having to play up one or two age groups in most of the tournaments.

We welcomed a number of new players to the boys program in 2017, and we expect to do the same in the coming year. We will be actively recruiting during the summer as well as the fall middle school league. Our open door policy will continue up until tryouts, and we expect that many of our new players will come from the boys training classes held July-September at the Southern Volley Center in Roswell, along with the boys’ camp to be held August 12-13.

Men’s volleyball continues to grow rapidly at the collegiate level. In fact, I had no less than a dozen college coaches contact me this spring about players from our senior class who might be interested in playing at the next level. We had a small class of 2017, but one of our new middles this year will ‘walk on’ at NYU in the fall, and we expect a number of players from the 2018 class will be playing in college.

We look forward to seeing everyone in the gym over the summer. Tryouts will be here before we know it!

Kip Buss
A5 Boys Volleyball Director
July 10, 2017

For more information about the boys' volleyball program, please contact Kip Buss, A5 Boys Volleyball Director, at kcbuss@bellsouth.net or read the following "Frequently Asked Questions":

Boys Volleyball Frequently Asked Questions

2017 Boys SRVA Champions

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 $1000 for the 2018 season, plus travel. Practice players will only pay $1000 and have no travel fees.

What are the opportunities to play in college?
A number of colleges around the south have recently 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 Pepperdine. There were over 500 college commitments from the Class of 2017.

Contact Information

Kip Buss
Board Member, Boys Director

A5 Volleyball Club: Teaching life lessons through the sport of volleyball.

Over a dozen A5 coaches are currently coaching in college. Though we hate to lose these gifted coaches, we recognize that this dynamic is healthy, and is one of the reasons that we are successful in attracting such a talented coaching staff.

A5 Volleyball Club
c/o Southern Volleyball Center
11415 Old Roswell Road, Suite #200
Alpharetta, GA 30009
Phone: 770-346-8878

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