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Hot Shotz Developmental Volleyball
Hot Shotz Volleyball Club is a girls competitive club that competes in the Rocky Mountain Region (RMR) as part of USA Volleyball.
The Club has 2 levels or types of teams:
Club and Developmental Teams
Club Teams: These are competitive teams at ages U12-U18 that compete regionally and nationally. Players for our Club teams are chosen through tryouts and generally each Club team has 10 players. Club Team players are very skilled and are the best of the best volleyball players.
Our Club teams play regionally in 5-7 Power tournaments per season within the Front Range. Most of our Club teams also travel to 2-3 National Qualifer tournaments as well each season.
Season for Club teams: Club teams are selected and chosen in August and Club season practices generally start around Nov 1st. Club season runs through to Apr-May. Club teams are coached by our most experienced and skilled coaches.
For more information about Club Teams:
Developmental Teams: These are teams that are organized and set up to compete in our own Hot Shotz Developmental League at Play it Now Sports. The developmental program consists of 3 different age groups or divisions for players 6-14. The developmental program is set up to advance the skills of beginners as well as more experienced players.
The developmental teams play in leagues organized into 8 week seasons or sessions that run year round. The developmental program and leagues are designed to prepare players to play on school teams and/or Hot Shotz Club teams.
For more information on how the Hot Shotz Developmental League works keep reading below:
Ready to Register? Use the link below for online registration, call us at 591-6010, or stop by today!
What is Developmental Volleyball?
That is a good question. Ask a dozen different volleyball clubs that question and you will most likely get a dozen different answers.
Most clubs don't have large developmental programs and several have no youth volleyball programs at all. Some clubs will answer, "Well developmental programs are not important, we just have our competitive club teams because ultimately thats what counts"
Other clubs may answer this question by stating, "Yeah we have a developmental program. We offer 4 week clinics twice a year for younger players." Thats not really a developmental program.
The real reason that most volleyball clubs don't have a significant developmental league or program is because they don't have a facility to host it. Most clubs are forced to practice at various schools on an irregular schedule let alone have a dedicated facility to run a developmental league on a regular year round basis.
At Hot Shotz we do have our own practice facility and we care about the well-being and development of younger volleyball players. We see our developmental league and programs, just as an MLB baseball club sees their farm system--vital and critical to our and our player's future success.
In short, developmental volleyball is a program or league that is a continuous, well-organized, well-coached, consistent method of allowing players to develop and improve their volleyball skills.
If you sign up to play in our Developmental League, whether a beginner or advanced player, you are part of the Hot Shotz volleyball family. You are important to us as a person first and a volleyball player second.
Hot Shotz Developmental Volleyball program can be summed up by the 3 goals of the program:
1. Have Fun. We try not to forget that playing volleyball is fun
2. Improve and develop skills
3. Prepare players to make school teams and ultimately play on a Hot Shotz Club Team.
How does the Hot Shotz Developmental Volleyball Program at Play it Now Sports work?
The Hot Shotz Developmental Program is for ages 6-14 and is broken into 3 age divisions with 2 different types of Leagues.
6-8 yr old coed 9-11 yr old coed 12-14 yr old coed
Ages 6-8: 6-8 yr olds may join our Skills Development Program. This program is age specific and is designed to teach basic volleyball skills including passing and serving. This program for our youngest players will make use of *First Touch* volleyballs than are lighter and have softer skins than even *Volley Lites*. The goal for our 6-8 yr olds is to instill a love for the game of volleyball. Lots of fun drills and games for this age group. Days available for the 6-8 yr old program (you choose) include Tues, Thur, and Saturday mornings. Cost for the 6-8 age division (1 day per week time comittment) is $115. Each season/session lasts for 8 weeks and is held 5 times throughout the year. For more information about start dates and exact times please see the Kids Schedule. New players will have a registration fee of $25 which includes their practice shirt.
Ages 9-11 and 12-14: For players ages 9-11, and 12-14 the Hot Shotz Developmental Program is a 2 day per week League. 1 day practice and 1 day for Games.
All players in these 2 age divisions will be organized into teams that will practice together and play matches together as a team. All teams for these age divisions in the Hot Shotz Developmental League will play on Friday Nights ("Game Night") at the Play it Now Sports facility.
So how does it work? First you choose a practice day. Practice days for both age divsions include:
Tuesday Evenings-----5:15 to 6:45
Thursday Evenings----5:00 to 6:30 or 6:30 to 8:00
Saturday Afternoon----see current schedule
Please choose your practice day carefully as this is the day that your player's team will practice each week during the 8 week season. From each practice day 2-3 teams from each age division will be created based on the skill level of each player. Hence we are able to accomodate skill levels ranging from beginners to advanced players and help both grow and improve their skills.
****Just a quick word about age divisions****
For our players in the 9-11 age division we would encourage you to play in that division as opposed to wanting to play up in the older age division. Also, since teams from both age divisions will be split based on skill we would rather have 9-11 yr olds with more experience play on a more skilled 9-11 yr old team than a less skilled 12-14 old team. For questions regarding age division and team selection please speak with Chris Phillips (591-6010) or Kevin Campbell (323-8665).
***Team Selection*** Teams for both age divisions will be chosen based on skill level and experience of the players. With this in mind please understand that it is in everyone's best interest, especially our players, for us to place them on a team that will not only challenge them but will also put them in the best position to excel and succeed. Also remember that our seasons are only 8 weeks long and movement between teams from season to season will happen as player's skills improve.
What will happen on Friday Nights when they start playing?
Friday nights will be broken up into 2 times--1 for each age division:
9-11 yr old teams will play from 5:15 till 7:00
12-14 yr old teams will play from 7:00 till 8:45
For the first Friday night of the season teams will be ranked, (based on our best guess), from 1st through 12th. Teams ranked 1st,2nd and 3rd will play in a 3 team pool on court 1. Teams ranked 4th,5th, and 6th will play in a 3 team pool on court 2 and so on...
Each team in the 3 team pool will play each other for a total of 3 matches that night. Each match will consist of 2 sets to 25 points. Total point differential will be the tie-breaker if each team finishes 1-1 for the night.
Since each pool will have 3 teams, the team's coach that is not playing will be the up referee and will officiate the match for the other 2 teams playing. The off team will also provide 2 players to serve as line judges and players to help keep the scoreboard at the scorer's table. Friday night matches will be played as a real tournament.
Based upon the results of play for the first Friday night teams will then either move up/down or remain on the court they started at. This system will insure that teams will be playing other teams of similar skill level each week...ie... beginner teams most likely won't play advanced teams unless the beginner teams keep winning each week and the advanced team keeps losing.
****Cost for the 9-11, and 12-14 age divisions****
Registration cost for both age divisions for the Hot Shotz Developmental Volleyball League is $225 and is all inclusive.
What is included in the registration cost?
8-90 minute practice sessions (1 per week)
6-Friday night team matches. Each team plays 4 sets on Fri's.
Volleyball Jersey (turned in at season end)
Hot Shotz/Play it Now Sports practice shirt (Practice shirt comes with $25 new players reg fee)
Dedicated coach for each team.
Same coach for practices and games. Our Coaches in this program are paid Volleyball Coaches. Many of our Coaches also coach Club Teams
Comraderie and Excitement of playing together as a team
Visibility with Hot Shotz Club coaches
Can entire teams sign up to play in the League?
Yes. You can sign up as a team to play in either age division. There are 2 options for doing this:
a) sign up as individuals ($225 per player) requesting to play together as a team. Must have at least 6 players. Will still include uniforms, coach, and practice times. Choose practice day.
b) Outside school or club teams wishing to participate in our league are welcome. Please contact Chris Phillips 591-6010.