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Eden Prairie Volleyball Association (EPVA)
JO/Travel Program



The JO season is EPVA’s competitive, travel program.  It is sanctioned by USVA (United States Volleyball Association, www.usavolleyball.org) and is designated “Junior Olympic” by that organization.  The EPVA is a member and participant of the North Country Region of USA Volleyball (www.ncrusav.org) as well as the Junior Volleyball Association (JVA)
EPVA's JO Program is offered to girls/families that live/work in Eden Prairie or attend Eden Prairie Schools.  Players and teams are designated by age group and are intended for girls in grades 4th through 10th.  The season starts with tryouts in October/early November.  Teams begin practicing in November with competitive leagues and tournament play starting in January and continuing through late spring/early summer based on their age group and team. 

All teams are assigned paid, experienced coaches who are under the overall direction of Club Director Chad Becker (Eden Prairie High School Head Volleyball Coach).  The program is aligned with Eden Prairie High School’s volleyball program; utilizing the same philosophies, approach and expectations as the state champion program.  


Registration is now closed and team assigments will be announced the week of 11/21                    

Practice Schedule:

Practices begin on 11/14/22
See the master schedule here.


Age Level:

Age            Grades         Season         Practices       

Tournament / League Play

Out of Town 


U12 4th - 6th Nov-April 2 evenings per week Approx every other weekend One
U14 7th & 8th Nov-June 2 evenings per week Approx every other weekend One-Two

Grades listed for general guidance.  Placement into age category is based on USAV guidelines (USAV Age Definitions)


Practice schedules for teams will be announced after tryouts when players are assigned to teams within their age level. 
Program Costs: 
JO Player Fees cover a 6-8 month-long season and include coaches salaries, practice facilities, league and tournament team fees, uniforms, equipment, insurance and administration.  Player fees do not cover individual and family travel expenses to out-of-town tournaments (transportation, hotels, meals, etc.).  

Financial Agreement:

EPVA requires parents and players to sign a Parent and Player Financial Agreement. This agreement includes information on fees and financial policies related to Club participation. Total club dues for the year will be assessed based on team placement. The initial $500.00 down payment is due with registration. The Parent and Player Financial Agreement is required to be signed and on file before the Player’s first team practice of the season. Parents are urged to carefully read the entire financial agreement and bring items of concern to the Club Director or a member of the Club Board as soon as practicable. Club fees reflect the actual operating costs of the Club and are assessed as equitably and reasonably as possible. As a nonprofit organization, we are committed to financial transparency and accountability.


Payment Schedule:
- Registration fee due at the time of registration (all of which applies to total fees for the program).

Remaining balance will be divided into three (3) equal payments due and payable on the following dates:
o Jan 2,   2023
o Feb 15, 2023
o Mar 31, 2023

Below is an estimated range of Player Fees per Age Level.  Fees within an age level vary depending on the number of tournaments scheduled for each team.  Exact fees per team will be communicated when teams are formed. 
U12     $1,700 - $1,900 
U14     $1,900 - $2,100 
*Any participant that registers and attends tryouts but does not make the club will have all of their registration fee refunded. 

*Players who earn a spot in the program but then choose to not participate are still responsible for the full season player fees.