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.


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.


  • 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.


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.


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.


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.