LoneStar Volleyball Club –  Frequently Asked Questions 

Who should I contact with questions about LoneStar Volleyball Club? 

Lacie Allen 

Club Director 

AllenL@LoneStarVolleyball.net 

214-686-7200 

Jacob Hanan 

Assistant Club Director 

Hanan@LoneStarVolleyball.net 

940-268-9088 

Arneva Martin 

Founder/Executive Director 

info@LoneStarVolleyball.net 

214-334-3105 

Social Media & Promotions 

 

Promotions@LoneStarVolleyball.net 

 

Travel 

 

Travel@LoneStarVolleyball.net 

 

Recruiting 

 

Recruiting@LoneStarVolleyball.net 

 

Amy Henson 

Registration Assistance & Club Accounting 

HensonA@LoneStarVolleyball.net 

 

LoneStar Coaches 

www.LoneStarVolleyball.net then hover over Directory.  Club Team Assignments are posted on the Club Team page. 

 

  • What is Club volleyball? 

Club volleyball is a highly organized national program for junior boys and girls.  The governing body is USA Volleyball; which establishes the rules, sanctions events and make certain that every club and player meets the requirements for fair and safe competition.  USAV sanctions a national tournament every June to crown a national champion in each age division. 

  • When does the club season start and end? 

The North Texas Region of USAV sets the dates for tryouts that all clubs must honor.  Tryouts and contract signing are conducted on specific dates scheduled by the North Texas Region.  See Tryout Section of this handout.  Tournament play starts in late December and runs through the first of May.  The National Tournament is held in June for those teams that qualify.  Clubs may participate in as many tournaments as they choose, but most limit the number to around ten per season. 

  • How many clubs/teams are there? 

USAV sanctions thousands of clubs/teams across the USA and Puerto Rico.  In the North Texas Region, there are over 120 clubs which makes us one of the largest regions in the nation by the number of registered players. Clubs may participate at all age levels from 8U – 18U and could have multiple teams in each age division.  

  • What are the age requirements to play club volleyball? 

USAV sanctions age divisions from 8U – 18U.  Some clubs offer a preparatory program for players as young as 9 years of age which provides valuable tournament experience and professional coaching.  The preparatory teams play a limited tournament schedule and must compete in the 12U age division.  

  • Is there guaranteed playing time in club volleyball? 

Every club has their own policy regarding playing time.  At the preparatory ages, the LSVBC coaches go to great lengths to ensure every player is developing and is getting equitable play time.  At the 12U and older levels, playing time is earned and there are no guarantees with regards to time on the court during the tournaments.  LoneStar Volleyball Club provides every parent with our Playing Time Policy so that there are no surprises to anyone.  

  • My daughter wants to play volleyball for her school; is club a requirement? 

No.  However, it is important to note that most High School players in our area do play club volleyball.  If your Middle School and High School have a mature volleyball program, you can be assured that most of the players on the roster will be club players.  In fact, many of the HS coaches also coach at the club level, so the two programs are connected very closely.  

  • My son/daughter has played in the Frisco Youth Volleyball League (FYVB) league, is he/she ready for club? 

Most likely your player is ready to move forward with a tryout if he/she has had a few seasons of experience with the FYVB league or has attended the LoneStar Academy.  FYVB offers a complete path to higher training from Recreation, Competitive, Select, Academy and ultimately, the club program.  If you have questions on this progression, please feel free to ask a LoneStar VBC coach or a parent advisor for advice.  

  • What is the time commitment for a club player and parent? 

LoneStar VBC practices are 2.5 hours each, 2 times per week for all teams.  This includes 30 minutes of athlete performance training.   Tournaments are 1 or 2-day events (3 days for Qualifiers), and you can expect to spend about six to seven hours in the gym on a Saturday and Sunday.  Start times will be at 8AM or 3PM for both Saturday and Sunday for most tournaments. Youth League Tournament is approximately 3-4 hours on either a Saturday or Sunday. 

  • What is the financial expense of participating in club volleyball? 

Fees are set by each club and can vary widely by age division and club goal.  You should budget between $2,000 – $6,000 for club dues.  It is important to note that travel expenses are not included in the club fees and the cost of attending Nationals is not included in the regular club season fees.  You should fully understand the tournament schedule and club travel philosophy in order to estimate the actual expenses that you may incur.  

If an account is not paid in full, the participant’s name may be submitted to the UIL because she will have violated her “amateur status”. The parent/guardian responsible for the player will also be responsible for any additional costs or expenses incurred by the club while pursuing collections.  Furthermore, for athlete’s over 15, a violation of the amateur status may affect eligibility to compete at the collegiate level. 

  • Does club volleyball require us to travel? 

Every club has a different philosophy regarding travel.  LoneStar VBC reserves travel for the National teams that are competing for a bid to the national tournament in June.  Even then, the travel requirement has been limited to one out of State Qualifier and the national tournament.  If better competition is needed for a particular team, the LoneStar coaching staff may elect to register for an older age division in a local tournament rather than incur travel expenses for the players and parents.  

  • Is there a way to reduce our club fees? 

Yes.  LSVBC conducts several fundraising events every season which can reduce the out of pocket expenses by several hundred dollars if you put forth the effort.    

  • Where are the club volleyball practices and tournaments held? 

Practices for LoneStar VBC will be held at LoneStar Sports Center and/or offsite gyms in Frisco, TX.  Tournaments are played all over the DFW area and out of state for some teams.  Venues are assigned to each age division by the tournament host for each tournament.  

  • Is club volleyball that much different than a school or recreation program? 

Yes!  LoneStar coaches are nationally trained, most have collegiate experience, and all are educated and mentored by our highly experienced staff of LoneStar directors.  Additionally, the club season runs from 5 to 8 months. 

  • Do parents get to participate in the fun too? 

Absolutely!  Each team will have a very involved group of parents that will take on some of the organizational duties.  Each team will have a Game Day Coordinator, Twitter lead and a photographer.  Our goal is to offload the administrative duties from the coaching staff and allow them to coach while building strong parent friendships with seamless communications.  LSVBC also provides each parent with a conduct policy that clearly explains the Do’s and Don’ts and how to handle any concerns that may arise. 

  • Where can I get more information on club volleyball in the DFW area? 

The North Texas Region website (www.ntrvolleyball.net) is your volleyball encyclopedia for our area.  You will need to select the Juniors-Indoor link to find the most up to date information for club programs in our area.  We encourage you to visit the LoneStar VBC website (www.LoneStarVolleyball.net) for up to date information on our club program and event schedules.