Update: November 11
- Club Volleyball tryouts for girls 12-17 will be held in the Northwestern Elementary gym:
- November 20th - 4:30-6:30 and
- November 21st - 4-6:30.
- To try out, each girl must register to be a member of AAU and bring her membership card/number to the first tryout session. .
- Go to https://aauvolleyball.org/ and sign up for a youth athlete membership ($14) and align with Northwestern Lehigh Club WYB8EC.We hope to have enough girls for two club teams, probably 14U and 17U.
- Girls who are interested should show up ready to play on both Nov 20 and 21. We recommend knee pads.
- Girls outside of the NWL district are welcome to tryout, but if cuts are necessary, we must cut those outside the district first.
- Older club team will practice Monday and Thursday 4-6
- Younger club team will practice Mondays and Wednesday 7:30-9:00
- Winter Rec will meet Monday and Wednesday evenings in the Northwestern Elementary gym, 6-7:30
NYAA Recreational Volleyball
Operates as a year-round program for both boys and girls with 3 separate seasons.
- The Fall Season runs for ten weeks, from the beginning of school to mid-November. Practice is held twice during the week. Registration fee: $40 and includes a T-Shirt. Note: in 2019 we did not run a Fall Season.
- The Winter Season runs for ten weeks, from the beginning of December through February. Practice is held twice during the week (excluding holidays, or when the facilities are unavailable. Registration fee: $40 and includes a T-shirt.
- The Spring Season runs from roughly March to mid-April and is purely recreational. The groups meet once or twice per week for practice and play. This is great introdudtion to volleyball without the commitment of a full season. Registration fee: $25.
- Level 1: introductory level where the kids learn the basics of serving, passing, setting and spiking.
- Level 2: next steps of learning some advanced skills and running an actual offense and defense.
- Level 3: for advanced players. In this level, the kids learn a complete system of offense and defence.
- High School Level: usually merged with the Level 3 group.
Club Volleyball is open to girls, ages 12-18.
- AAU sanctioned and travels for tournaments.
- Tryouts are held in November to determine teams.
- Fees and required registrations
- Register for NYAA yearly fee - $35
- Register for AAU membership - $16
- Team fees - TBD - this varies based on the number of tournaments we enter and uniform requirements. It was $450 for the 2018-2019 season.
Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need to buy?
We highly recommend knee pads but they are not required for recreational level.
What about Shirts?
For the fall and winter seasons, NYAA provides each child with a T-shirt that they may keep
Is the program co-ed?
- The recreational team is co-ed.
- The volleyball club is strictly girls.
Where are the practices held?
- Activities are usually held at the Northwestern Elementary School gymnasium.
Are there tryouts for the teams?
There are not tryouts for the NYAA recreation programs. This is a developmental program and we want to share the sport with as many kids as possible. All kids play.
The are tryouts in November for the girls' club team offering a more competitive, tournament-based experience.
Is there a Volleyball Team at Northwestern Lehigh High School?
Yes, Northwestern Lehigh High School offers girls-only Junior Varsity and Varsity level Volleyball teams.
Who is running the program?
Sue Dougherty is the NYAA volleyball director as of September 2019. Feel free to contact her at
if you have questions or would like to help out the program.
What is the cost?
Fall and Winter programs are $40 while the Spring is $25. Volleyball Club fees vary.
What happens in inclement weather?
If there is no school, there is no practice! The rule is if school closes or dismisses early due to inclement weather, practice is canceled. If the school has a delay, there is practice. If the Saturday session needs to be canceled, your coach or the director will contact you. If the weather is getting bad after school dismisses the director will make a call on the safety of practice and you will get an email by 5 pm.