Winter 2024 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 Avalanche VBC coaches are there to assist the Developmental Prep Coaches with skill developmental for the players and will also be leading one or two team drills per practice. They are not there to coach teams, but to help guide, teach and assist our Prep Coaches.

The winter season will run 7-weeks and include: 7-weeks of practices and matches and conclude with an end-of-season single elimination tournament. 

The athletes team placement is determined by their friend and/or coach request. Practices are held on Sunday Afternoons or Monday evenings for the Yeti & Blizzard Divisions. Matches for both divisions will be played on Saturday mornings.


  • Yeti 9-11y olds

    • Registration Opens Nov. 28

  • Blizzard 12-15y olds

    • Registration Opens Nov. 28

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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.

League Dates

  • Registration Dates | November 28 - January 16, 2024
  • League Dates | January 21 - March 9, 2024
  • Parent / Player Orientation (Email) | Thursday, January 11
  • Training with Club Coaches | Sun & Mon, January 28 & 29th
  • Tournament Date | Saturday, March 9 | ALL DAY


  • $225.00 per player
  • Sibling Discount $12.50 (WinterSib24)
  • HC Coach Discount 50% Discount
  • AC Coach Discount 25% Discount
  • BGCS Membership Required ($25 for the year)

Refund Policy

To withdraw from the Avalanche Athletics, Winter 2024 Developmental Prep Volleyball League, you must contact Chris Stanfield by email ( no later than Tuesday, January 16, 2024 A 90% refund of the paid registration fee will be given until that date. After the above date listed, refunds will not be available.

Practice & Match Location

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