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Frequently Asked Questions
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From the Elite level of play to the introductory level, OK Charge is 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 2023-24 Central tryouts will be held in the Oklahoma Athletic Center (OAC, formerly known as the Lighthouse Gym). Most South and West tryouts will be at Southmoore High School. Our Stillwater tryouts will be at Will Rogers Elementary gym. And our Tulsa teams will tryout in Titan.
If you’d like to make one of the top 3 teams overall for Charge in the OKC area you want to go to Central tryouts. Central is offering teams from 10-18 years of age again this season.
If you want to make a South or West team it depends on your age as to what location you tryout. 11s & 12s & 17s will tryout at the Central tryouts. South and West will host their own tryouts for ages 13-16.
Tulsa tryouts will be at Titan for all ages.
Stillwater tryouts will be at Will Rogers Elementary for all ages.
What are the age definitions for the 2022-23 tryouts?
USA VOLLEYBALL JUNIOR PLAYER AGE DEFINITION
For use during the 2023-24 Season
What is the quality of coaching?
The coaches hired by Charge are proven coaches in the Oklahoma volleyball community. Charge has coaches with incredible knowledge and experience, from Olympic volleyball players and NCAA Division I Coaches of the Year, to the most successful active high school coaches in multiple classes of Oklahoma school volleyball. Our coaching team includes many head and assistant college coaches, several college All-Americans, multiple National Champion players and coaches, and coaches with USA National Team coaching experience. Our coaches have experience with so many different age levels and have a true passion for the sport of volleyball. We do hope you check out their individual bios to learn more about each coach you may be chosen to play for at Charge!
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. If you go to the Tryout Page, at the bottom is a list of PDFs with cost information. We will be updating for the 2023-24 year as those tryouts near. We have several payment options and 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 10, but many 8 & 9-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 Director of Recruiting, Jason Skoch, and our Recruiting Coordinator, Santiago Restrepo, are always available to assist and/or answer questions as well.
You can email recruiting questions to: [email protected]
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 Iowa, West Virginia, OU, Tulsa and ORU, to Division 2, Division 3, NAIA and junior colleges.
What assistance do you provide for my child's recruiting?
Our Director of Recruiting meets with any team/parents/players from 15-18 as needed to work on recruiting and guide them effectively. Charge also provides player information to a massive college coaching database and has 15-18s player information on our website for any college coach looking. Our Recruiting Director 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 your email, our website and our Facebook page for more information.