Northern Lights Youth Development Team

 

The Northern Lights Youth Development Team (YDT) is new for the 2018-2019 season.  The YDT is for players who would ordinarily be trying out for the 12’s age level or younger, ages 9 – 12, but new to elite club volleyball.  The program will focus on learning the basic skills and fundamentals of volleyball.

SECOND TRYOUT!

We will be holding a second tryout for our YDT on Wednesday, October 24 at 6:00 PM. 

A parent or guardian must accompany the player at the tryout.

Tryout

  • Register for tryouts and pay the $20 tryout fee on SignUpToPlay.
  • Make sure to select “YDT” when registering for the tryout.
  • Come tryout 12:00 PM on Sunday, October 7.  Wednesday, October 24 at 6:00 PM.
  • Tryouts include a Northern Lights t-shirt, evaluation, and team placement.
  • We will accept as many YDT players as possible.

To access more information please visit the Tryout Registration webpage.

Cost

The season cost for YDT is $900. A non-refundable down payment of $300 is due at tryouts on October 7. To follow, $100 per month will be invoiced for 6 months starting in December.

Uniforms and Gear

To keep costs at a minimum, there is a small gear package for the YDT teams. You will do a simple sizing post tryouts for spandex, two practice shirts, and a numbered game day shirt. Additional (optional) gear will be available for purchase at tryouts.

Practice

Northern Lights YDT teams will practice twice per week.

Tuesday & Thursday 4:30 – 6:00 PM in November and December.

Tuesday & Friday 4:30 – 6:00 PM in January through May.

All practice schedules will be posted on the Northern Lights website.

Events

All Youth Development Teams will participate in the Northern Lights Power League in the 12’s division.

  • January 26 (Saturday)
  • February 10 (Sunday)
  • March 2 (Saturday)
  • March 10 (Sunday)
  • March 23 (Saturday)

These are half-day playdays that will either be an AM (8:00am start) or PM (2:30pm start) wave.

The YDTs will also participate in the Northern Lights 12’s Cup on March 30-31, 2019.