FALL 2024-Prep Based Volleyball Program

The Prep Based Volleyball Program is a premier offering for female athletes aged 9-18, (Yeti 9-12u and Blizzard 13-18u) aimed at enhancing their skills and paving the way for a successful volleyball career. This program was redesigned with the following key features:

  • Weekly Clinic-Style Trainings: Led by accredited club coaches from Avalanche, participants benefit from a structured, weekly training regimen. These structured sessions provide a comprehensive skill-building environment, covering everything from foundational aspects to advanced techniques. The focus is on individual player development and enhancing game understanding. Athletes will enjoy training sessions, where they can engage in friendly competition and match play with their friends. These activities not only foster camaraderie and motivation, but also create an environment for enjoyment and growth.
  • Saturday Showdowns: Saturdays are all about hitting the gym for some friendly but competitive "open gym" and "queen of the court" competitions. It's time to have fun, show some love for the game, and flaunt the skills you've honed throughout the week. Don't worry, club coaches will be around too, offering tips to sharpen those fundamental skills and help you build a higher more developed skill set. All gearing you up for a successful November.
  • Professional Coaching: Our expert coaches are dedicated to nurturing talent at every session, ensuring that all athletes receive the guidance necessary to excel both on and off the court.
  • Parent Involvement: We highly encourage and welcome parents to get involved as volunteer coaches. This not only supports the teams, but also deepens their understanding of the sport. It fosters a collaborative and supportive community spirit within the program.
  • Enhanced Skill Development: Athletes will undergo rigorous training to refine their volleyball abilities, ensuring they are better prepared for competitive club and school tryouts.
  • Seamless Transition to Club: As athletes mature and aspire to join club programs, our streamlined transition process provides a clear pathway for continued success.

For any aspiring female volleyball athlete, our program not only enhances your athletic abilities, but also instills confidence and a strong sense of preparedness for the challenges ahead. As part of the Avalanche VBC program, we are committed to supporting all aspects of your life. By consolidating matches into two hour "open gym" style blocks, we'll free up your Saturdays for the perfect blend of game-day energy and essential family time.

We understand that this is a significant change, but we encourage you to embrace it for the incredible benefits it brings. With increased court time, exceptional coaching, and a focus on all areas of your game, you will be prepared for success like never before.

For athletes striving to reach the pinnacle of their volleyball journey, these changes reinforce Avalanche VBC's commitment to excellence. We are here to celebrate your victories, conquer new challenges, and create lifelong memories in the game we all love. The journey starts in the spring and we can't wait to see you there, ready to embrace the advantages of these exhilarating updates head-on.

Program Dates

  • Registration Dates | Tuesday, May 28 - Tuesday, August 6, 2024
  • Program Dates | August 11 - September 28, 2024
    • No Training August 30 - September 2, Labor Day
  • Parent / Player Orientation (In-Person) | Saturday, August 10, at 9:00AM

Divisions & Training Days

  • 9-10u |
    • Mondays, 6:00-7:15pm
  • 11-12u |
    • Mondays, 6:00-7:30pm
    • Thursdays, 6:00-7:30pm
  • 13-14u |
    • Mondays, 7:30-9:00pm
    • Tuesday 6:00-7:30 or Wednesday, 7:30-9:00pm
      • Later this summer, you will receive an email to select your second training day, either Tuesday or Wednesday. Thank you!
  • 15-18u |
    • Tuesdays, 7:30-9:00pm
    • Thursdays, 7:30-9:00pm
  • Athletes Age as of July 1, 2025

Saturday Play Times

Times could be adjusted based on program numbers. 
  • 9-10u | 8:00-9:30am
  • 11-12u | 9:00-11:00am
  • 13-14u | 11:00-1:00pm
  • 15-18u | 1:00-3:00pm


  • Cost Per Player
    • 9-10u $198.00
    • 11-12u $283.00
      • 1st Payment due at Registration $141.75
      • 2nd Payment due August 15 $141.75
    • 13-14u $283.50
      • 1st Payment due at Registration $141.75
      • 2nd Payment due August 15 $141.75
    • 15-18u $297.00
      • 1st Payment due at Registration $148.50
      • 2nd Payment due August 15 $148.50
  • Sibling Discount $20.00 (SibFall24)
  • Assistant Coach Discount 20%
  • BGCS Membership Required ($25 for the year)

Registration Opens May 28

Refund Policy

To withdraw from the Avalanche Athletics Fall 2024 Prep Program, please ensure you contact Chris Stanfield via email (chris@avalancheathletics.com) by Thursday, August 8, 2024. Until this date, a 90% refund of the paid registration fee will be granted. However, please note that refunds will not be available after this specified date.

Training and Match Play Location

  • Thunderbirds BGCS (Grayhawk | 20199 N. 78th Pl. Scottsdale, AZ 85255)