Spring 2024

Introducing our Revamped 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 is 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. Athletes will sign up for training on either Sundays or Mondays, based on their respective age groups.
  • "Club Style" Tournaments: Three times per season, athletes will have the opportunity to compete in tournaments designed to replicate the intensity and format of club-level play. These tournaments offer a taste of the competitive atmosphere and allow athletes to test their skills under pressure.
  • 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 family, we are committed to supporting all aspects of your life. By consolidating matches into fewer, more impactful tournaments, we'll free up your Saturdays for the perfect blend of game-day energy and essential family time.

The transition to our new program will begin this spring, marking an incredible leap forward for all Avalanche athletes. 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 | February 27 - March 7, 2024
  • Program Dates | March 17 - May 18, 2024
    • Program Break March 31 - April 8 (For Easter and National Qualifiers for Club)
  • Parent / Player Orientation (In-Person) | March 3, 2024, 1:00-2:00pm

Divisions & Training Days

  • Yeti 9-12y olds | Registration Opens Feb. 27
    • Sundays, 2:00-3:30pm or Mondays, 6:00-7:30pm
  • Blizzard 13-18y olds | Registration Opens Feb. 27
    • Sundays, 3:30-5:00pm or Mondays, 7:30-9:00pm
  • Age as of July 1, 2024

Tournament Dates

  • Saturday, April 27th (3 match guarantee)
  • Saturday, May 11th (3 match guarantee)
  • Saturday, May 18th (3 match guarantee)


  • $250.00 per player
  • Sibling Discount $12.50 (SpringSib24)
  • Assistant Coach Discount 25%
  • BGCS Membership Required ($25 for the year)
Athletes will register for training on either Sundays or Mondays, in their respected age group. They will then attend all scheduled Saturday tournaments, where they will showcase their skills and compete against other talented athletes.

Refund Policy

To withdraw from the Avalanche Athletics Spring 2024 Prep Program, please ensure you contact Chris Stanfield via email (chris@avalancheathletics.com) by Thursday, March 7, 2024. Until this date, a 90% refund of the registration fee will be granted. However, please note that refunds will not be available after this specified date.

Training and Tournament Location

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