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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.
Tryouts...How do they work?
Charge will have two tryouts this year. One Central and one South for most age groups (11/12 and 17/18 will be combined tryouts at the Oklahoma Athletic Center (OAC-Formerly Lighthouse Gym). If you want to be on one of our top two teams, you will need to attend our Central tryouts. At try-outs, the players are divided into individual age groups. Each and every athlete is evaluated by numerous coaches from all the different levels. Tryouts may consist of athletic testing, skill testing, and game play. The teams will be decided after the tryout has occurred and the athlete will receive a call from a coach offering a position.
Here is how we will make teams for 2018-19:
* We will make one top team, called Under Armour, in each age division and one 2s team, called National, in each age division. We will then be splitting North and South. (North practices at our Santa Fe Family Life Center and/or OAC facilities. South practices at our Newcastle Gym)
What are the age definitions for the 2019-20 tryouts?
USA VOLLEYBALL JUNIOR PLAYER AGE DEFINITION
For use during the 2019-20 Season
Once a player participates (including but not limited to practicing, training, attending workouts and/or competing) in a club or varsity program for any university, college, community college, or junior college, he/she is ineligible to take part in any regional and national programming, which includes but is not limited to national JNC qualifying and championship events.
18 & Under Division:
Players who were born on or after September 1, 2001
Players who were born on or after September 1, 2000 and a high school student during some part of the current academic year.
17 & Under Division:
Players who were born on or after September 1, 2002
16 & Under Division:
Players who were born on or after September 1, 2003
15 & Under Division:
Players who were born on or after September 1, 2004
14 & Under Division:
Players who were born on or after September 1, 2005
13 & Under Division:
Players who were born on or after September 1, 2006
12 & Under Division:
Players who were born on or after September 1, 2007
11 & Under Division:
Players who were born on or after September 1, 2008
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, college and US National Team 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 5-11 we do a Lightning Bolts league 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 hundreds of girls go on and play collegiate volleyball. The types of schools vary from TOP D1 universities such as OU to community colleges, NAIA, D2, and D3 universities.
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.