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Frequently Asked Questions
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OK Charge is a club dedicated to the success of its athletes. Our goal at Charge is to create the best opportunity possible for athletes to improve their volleyball skills while developing great court sense and knowledge of the game. The Charge family’s goal is to help facilitate learning while encouraging friendships and growth in the volleyball community. For our younger athletes, we are committed to their development into better volleyball players. For our older athletes, we work to help them meet realistic recruiting goals while continually improving their skills and game abilities.
At tryouts, how are teams made?
For 2020-21 Central and West tryouts will be held in the Oklahoma Athletic Center (OAC, formerly known as the Lighthouse Gym). Most South tryouts will be at our North Newcastle location.
If you’d like to make one of the top 3 teams overall for Charge you want to go to Central tryouts.
If you want to make a West team you also go to the Central tryouts. We will have Central and West combined.
If you want to make a South team it depends on your age what location you tryout. 12s will tryout at the Central tryouts. South will host it’s own tryouts for ages 13-16.
Here is how we will make teams for 2020-21:
At Central we will have our top 3 teams, Under Armour, National and American.
We will be making South teams ages 12-16
We will be making West teams ages 13-17 (NOTE: the 17-West team will be our 3rd 17s team this season)
What are the age definitions for the 2019-20 tryouts?
USA VOLLEYBALL JUNIOR PLAYER AGE DEFINITION
For use during the 2020-21 Season
USAV Age Classifications have changed to July 1st for all ages and there are new options for Juniors to stay in 17s with their graduating class regardless of age.
What is the quality of coaching?
The coaches hired by Charge are proven coaches in the Oklahoma volleyball community. Our coaches have experience with many different age levels and have a true passion for the sport of volleyball. Many of our coaches have high school, club and college experience. The other key element to our coaching staff is their commitment to their athletes’ success both on and off the court.
What fees are associated with being on a team?
The cost of playing for Charge varies depending on the type of team you are on. We have many fundraising opportunities as well as payment methods. We also accept credit cards. The fees include all tournament entry fees, coaches’ pay and travel, and practice t-shirts. Also included is a pair of spandex and two pairs of OK Charge socks. Jerseys are included but will vary in the number and style according to the type of team you are on.
At what age should my child start participating on a club team?
There is an opportunity to start playing with Charge as early as age 5. For ages 5 and up we offer different types of camps and clinics to get them exposed and loving the sport as much as we do! Club teams at Charge start at age 11, but many 8-10-year-olds participate on those teams as well.
What if my child wants to play collegiate volleyball?
If one of our athletes desires to play in college, we work with them and their parents to help find a great fit for them academically and athletically. We know there is incredible opportunity for collegiate volleyball, and we try to provide the best avenue for our athletes to meet their goals. Our Recruiting Coordinator is always available to assist and/or answer questions as well.
What colleges have recruited Charge players?
Charge has had many, many girls go on and play collegiate volleyball. The types of schools vary from D1 universities such as OU, Tulsa and ORU, to Division 2, Division 3, NAIA and junior colleges.
What assistance do you provide for my child's recruiting?
Charge hosts an annual recruiting seminar, usually in January, for all Charge parents and players. Our Recruiting Coordinators will cover, among other things, information on recruiting rules between divisions, what you can do as both parents and players to maximize your recruitment and so much more! Keep an eye on our website and our Facebook page for more information.