2020-2021 Season Update:
The current COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly impacted youth sports and much of the impact is still unknown. For the coming season, we are committed to providing an exceptional club volleyball experience in line with our mission and vision. The uncertainty around us makes planning difficult, however, we are releasing the information as if nothing is impacting the season.
We recognize that there will likely be some changes but we do not know exactly what those changes may be, as nobody knows what the future will bring. This is the cleanest way to provide information on what you, as families, can expect with regards to full travel and costs. If there are changes to the tournament schedule or anything else, the club will do what we did last year and return any unused funds to families and calculate an adjusted tuition fee.
The information provided on this page outlines the full cost of our all-inclusive program. Our goal is always to keep tuition as stable as possible and we have for the 5 years. This year, the COVID-19 situation has forced us, as well as, tournament hosts, vendors and partners to adjust some policies and procedures resulting in increased costs. You will see tuition increases from last year resulting from these higher operating costs, however, the price listed for the current season is the final price. We have never and will never ask families for additional money during the season.
2020-2021 Virginia Elite Player Fees
Listed below each team are the team fees for a 12 person roster from the previous 2019-2020 season for comparison.
Note: these comparisons may be different from last years actual tuition due to final roster sizes
13s Team - $5,720
- 2019-2020 13s Team - $5,505
14s Team - $6,630
- 2019-2020 14s Team - $6,220
15s Team - $8,940
- 2019-2020 15s Team - $7,550
16s Team - $9,890
- 2019-2020 16s Team - $9,420
17s Team - $9,890
- 2019-2020 17s Team - $9,420
18s Team - $8,450
- 2019-2020 18s Team - $8,340
* Fees are based on 12 players per team. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for alternative payment plan options.
VIRGINIA ELITE OFFERS AN ALL INCLUSIVE CLUB VOLLEYBALL EXPERIENCE:
Nike Uniform Package
3 jerseys, 1 pair of spandex, 1 warm-up jacket and pant, 3 Practice T-Shirts, 1 Dig Pink T-Shirt, 1 pair of socks, 1 pair of kneepads and Backpack
3 coaches per team
Elite practices are divided into 2 training phases, which are a mix of club-wide academy style training and team practices. Phase I includes: 8 hours per team per week of training. Phase II includes: 7 hours per week per team of training.
Entry fees for all tournaments including end of season tournament (AAU Nationals or USAV Nationals). *Tournament schedules are located on team pages*
Hotel accommodations, airfare, bus travel for City of Oaks, MAPL Hampton, MAPL Raleigh, MAPL York, NorthEast Qualifier, coaches travel, chaperone travel, baggage fees and limited ground transportation at tournament cities. (Note: 15s-18s teams share rooms, 14s team share rooms at end of season tournament and 13s-14s Teams room with parents.)
Travel Adjustments due to COVID-19:
- General: VAE will perform our own health screening in addition to any hotel/airline required health screenings at the beginning of all travel trips, prior to travelers joining the larger group
- Hotels: Athletes will still share rooms, however, it will be 1 bed per player (2 players per room)
- Bus Travel: We have added another bus to allow for spacing between travelers
- Airline Travel: All air travel will comply with local/state/federal guidelines and regulations
Dedicated Recruiting Director with over 16 years of college coaching experience. Recruiting panels (Q&A) with all families to include: Alumni Recruiting Panel (late December), College Coaches Recruiting Panel and Player Showcase (late January) and Recruiting from the Parent Perspective (February). Proven recruiting process customized with each athletes individual goals in mind and facilitated by the Recruiting Director and team Coaches.
Additional Program Inclusions
Dinners during bus trips TO tournament cities only, signing day event, season kick-off event and lock-in, club wide meals when schedules allow at tournaments, Virginia Elite Cup and Alumni match, recognition awards, big sister/little sister program, leadership training with renowned sports psychologists and end of season banquet.
2020-2021 Tuition Cost Comparison
We took the guess work out of deciphering all the costs that go into one season of club volleyball for one of our most travel intensive teams (16s) in the area. Then we compared it to three other area clubs and outlined the information in the illustration below the payment options section. Please scroll down for more information.
2020 - 2021 Tuition Payment Schedule
We offer payment of dues via cash, check or credit card.
Please ensure, if paying by cash, you contact Lexi Patton to arrange for payment to be provided in person to Lexi. Please do not give cash payments to coaches or other staff in the event it gets misplaced.
You are welcome to send checks to the PO Box below or bring payment to Madeira and place in the VAE Mailbox in the gym office.
PO Box 23672
Alexandria, VA 22304
The link below will take you to our credit card payment site, payment via credit card does have associated fees that are not able to be waived.
2020-2021 Tuition Cost Comparison
Myth: Virginia Elite is the most expensive club in the region.
Fact: Virginia Elite is the only club that advertises all inclusive pricing.
The illustration outlines how the all inclusive nature of Virginia Elite pricing compares to other area clubs once all costs associate with one year of club Volleyball are factored in.
Note: Figures are based on 2019-2020 tuition costs.