Fall/Winter 2023 Prep League

Our developmental prep leagues will focus on all skills needed to develop the fundamentals of the game such as blocking, hitting, passing, serving, and offensive and defensive systems while also helping prepare athletes for the next level of competition...whether that's school or club volleyball. We do this by providing athletes with practices and matches in a league setting with a trained volunteer coach. All coaches will go through classroom and on the court training to provide our athletes with the best possible instruction. Trainings are lead by the Avalanche Club Coaches.

The Fall/Winter season will run 5-weeks and include: 5-weeks of practices, a Practice/Clinic lead by the Avalanche Club Coaches, match play, and an end-of-season single elimination tournament. All athletes will receive a jersey during the first week of practice.

The athletes team placement is determined by their friend and/or coach request. Practices will be held on Monday evenings for the Yeti & Blizzard Divisions. (Dependent on players and coaches, we may also have practices on Sundays for athletes/coaches who do not have Monday availability.) Matches for all divisions will be played on Saturday mornings.

  • Yeti 4th-6th Graders | 60 minute practices on Mondays
  • Blizzard 7th-9th Graders | 60 Minute Practices on Mondays

Registration Dates ($165)

  • Thursday, October 12 - Thursday, November 2, 2023

Please understand that we are a developmental prep league, not a recreational league. I want to see athletes improve, progress, and develop proper fundamentals that will allow them the opportunity to have a lengthy playing career. I want our program and coaches to inspire and promote healthy competition among our athletes, so they’ll want to push each other and compete with each other. We believe in training, accountability, and working hard to make your teammates better. While I would love to be a program for everyone, that’s just not the case. For an athlete to be successful within our Yeti and Blizzard programs, they have to want to be here. If an athlete has little to no desire to learn, improve, or advance their volleyball skill set, they will not enjoy the program or help with the development of their teammates.

Refund Policy

  • To withdraw from the Avalanche Athletics, Fall / Winter 2023 Developmental Prep Volleyball season, you must contact Chris Stanfield by email (chris@avalancheathletics.com) no later than Thursday, November 2, 2023. A 90% refund of the paid registration fee will be given until that date. After the above date listed, refunds will not be available.

League Dates 

  • Parent / Player Orientation (Email) | Friday, November 3
  • League Dates | November 6 - December 16, 2023
  • Training with Club Coaches | Monday, November 13, 2023
  • Tournament Dates | Saturday, December 16, 2023 | ALL DAY

Match Schedule | TBA 

  • Sat. Nov. 11 -
  • Sat. Nov. 18 - Matches will start at 2pm
  • Sat. Nov. 25 - No Matches, Thanksgiving Break
  • Sat. Dec. 2 -
  • Sat. Dec. 9 -
  • Sat. Dec. 16 - Tournament

Practice & Match Locations 

  • Practices:
    • Thunderbirds BGCS (Grayhawk | 20199 N. 78th Pl. Scottsdale, AZ 85255)
  • Matches
    • Thunderbirds BGCS (Grayhawk | 20199 N. 78th Pl. Scottsdale, AZ 85255)
  • BGCS Membership Required ($25 for the year)

Sibling Discount 

  • $12.50 sibling discount (SibFW2023 )