NORCO's Offered Programs - 33 Years
NORCO has several different programs for different ages.
Scroll down for more information on Teams (Youth, Core, & Prep), Volleykidz, & Middle School Leagues & Tournaments.
NORCO Juniors Volleyball Club Teams
NORCO understands that participation in club volleyball is a major personal and financial commitment for families. NORCO is a non-profit (501c3) Volleyball Club. We offer several options for player participation, commitment and costs. Prep Teams are for athletes that are not ready for a full club season and Satellite teams are directed for non-local HS coaches. Our Youth Teams are for players ages 12 and under and our Core Teams are defined as: Regional Teams and National Teams (14-18 Black: mandatory travel with primary goal to play through June).
NORCO Prep League
NORCO Prep is the perfect opportunity for someone who loves to play volleyball, but cannot make the full commitment to Club volleyball. The emphasis of this program will be on skill development and game play. This is a great program to either get a first exposure to the sport or to get better and improve on skills outside of a school team, without the full schedule of USAV volleyball. With one practice a week and three tournaments, the commitment is less for those with busy schedules. The coaching and training will still be intense so all players improve!
Practices will start in October and run every Thursday through mid-February (excluding Thanksgiving and Christmas week). The Prep teams will participate in three tournaments throughout the season - December 9th, January 20th, and February 10th. Clothing Package includes: Under Armour socks, UA knee pads, UA spandex, practice t-shirt, UA game jersey, and a UA 1/4 zip warm up jacket.
Volleykidz is designed for the younger to intermediate volleyball player. The program focuses on basic fundamental skills and techniques for building a strong volleyball foundation. The practices include instructional skill-based training with some game play built in as well. The program runs for 5 weeks (1x per week for 1.5 hours).
Middle School Leagues & Tournaments
NORCO's Middle School League is designed for the beginner to intermediate volleyball player and is open to both club and non-club members. This is a great opportunity to freshen up on your skills, get lots of touches and play with old friends or meet new ones! This league is suited for players who are or will be in 6th - 8th grade.
During the Middle School League, NORCO provides a lead instructor as well as high school aged coaches for teams should they need one! This is important at this level because we want to provide instruction as well as team play.
The Middle School League takes place in the spring.
VolleyFest is a great opportunity for anyone who loves the game of volleyball to come and play. No prior experience is necessary and players can get together with a group of friends to form teams, or you can bring already formed teams. They can be school affiliated teams, or just a group of girls that haven’t played together before.
NORCO hosts two different age brackets:
• Division 1 for 8th grade and under
• Division 2 for 6th grade and under
The VolleyFest Tournament takes place in the fall.
Frequently Asked Questions
1.) What makes NORCO unique from the many other Clubs in the area or the state? We are a competitive club that still looks out for the best interest of the players. Proven history of respect within the Region and country (entering our 32nd season). Promoting and training our players makes the difference.
2.) Your practice schedule typically shows 2-3 practices per week is that enough? YES, our practices are designed to be efficient and demanding. We also have lots of traveling coaches and athletes and we try to limit the amount of time on the road and time away from family and school related activities.
3.) Try-outs; are your teams pre-determined? Players are selected for teams based on talent, skill and positions. Many players are scouted and seen during school matches/clinics. Some offers may be made early for various reasons. Any club that denies this is being dishonest and you should avoid them. Our club philosophy is to invite players to try-outs but not to harass or bribe them with offers of free memberships to join our club. Inviting players to our try-outs does not guarantee a certain team or position. Rumors or hearsay regarding try-outs or player selection are inevitable, however we are an ethical and honest club and will always remain so.
4.) Can participating in fundraising really help to offset the cost of playing Club Volleyball? YES, 100%.
5.) Can playing Club Volleyball help increase my daughter’s chances of receiving a scholarship to play Volleyball in college? YES, most college recruiting occurs during the club season and Collegiate coaches are very aware of NORCO’s reputation and commitment to developing successful student-athletes. The coaching staff at NORCO is well known by Collegiate coaches for their honesty in promoting our athletes. Many years at NORCO has seen 100% Senior recruitment by collegiate programs.
6.) What if my daughter does not make a NORCO Black Team? Regional Teams (Blue, White & Silver) remain highly competitive within the RMR region and often rank higher than numerous other clubs #1 teams. The NORCO coaching staff is qualified at all levels.
7.) What if my daughter decides during the season that she no longer wants to play? Once a player makes a verbal commitment, she is responsible to her teammates, her coaches and financially committed for the entire season.
8.) If my daughter is not able to make it to an out of state tournament, do we still have to pay? YES, in regards to all required travel tournaments and or verbally committed tournaments.
9.) What all is involved if my daughter’s team qualifies for Nationals or AAU's and does she have to participate? Participation is required once a team qualifies or accepted to JO's and or AAU's. Individual player (s) who elect not to participate will still be responsible for all associated costs. Summer competition: families are responsible for travel to and from JO's and or AAU's. A team’s failure to participate in an awarded bid to JO's will result in the entire club being banned the following season.
10.) Is it possible to play school sports during the Club Season? YES, NORCO encourages and promotes multi-sport athletes. Most collegiate coaches will tell you they prefer a well-rounded student-athlete and not one that is ‘burned out’ on a particular sport. Communication with club coaches regarding other sport schedules is vital.
11.) Do I always have to wear my practice uniform to practice? Yes, we are one club that promotes unity among all athletes and all teams.
12.) Can we make our arrangements to have our daughter travel and stay with our family instead of with the team for out of state tournaments? No, club policy states during regulation season, all players will travel and stay together for National Tournaments. Summer competition may be different.