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"EVJ VOLLEYBALL CELEBRATES 35 YEARS SERVING THE ARIZONA VOLLEYBALL COMMUNITY!"
East Valley Juniors Volleyball Club, Inc. (EVJ) is located in the greater Phoenix, AZ area. We offer two locations, one in Tempe out of Court One and the other in Gilbert out of Inspire Courts. EVJ is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization and a member of the AZ Region of USA Volleyball. We offer a combination of an ELITE national program with a community based GRASS ROOTS program that is dedicated to providing the best overall experience for every athlete, whether a scholarship athlete or a hopeful for her school team. EVJ is proof that ELITE and GRASS ROOTS are not only possible but a winning combination!
CLICK HERE to learn more about EVJ, the leadership team, coaching staff, organizational philosophy, college commitment history (340+ EVJ alum played in college), and CLICK HERE to learn more about our college bound recruiting process.
EVJ Volleyball is dedicated to fostering a culture that provides our athletes the technical, tactical, mental and physical training necessary to help them reach their highest potential on the court, as both individuals and team players.
Hello Arizona Volleyball Community—EVJ reaches a historical milestone as the 2023-2024 club season marks its 35th year serving the greater Phoenix Valley (and beyond)!
East Valley Juniors has a rich tradition of excellence, dating back to its founding in 1990 as one of the first volleyball clubs in Arizona. EVJ is in its fourth decade of operation and is the cornerstone of the Arizona volleyball community as the oldest and largest girls club in Arizona. For generations, we have fostered a love of the game and helped players of all ages and skill levels reach their full potential. It is heartwarming to see former EVJ players coaching in the program, and many are now watching their own children compete on EVJ teams. EVJ is a family, and we are excited to continue to serve the Arizona volleyball community for many years to come.
ELITE AND GRASS ROOTS
At EVJ, our dedication extends beyond supporting elite athletes aiming to play at the next level; we are equally devoted to nurturing the grass roots of the sport. We strive to empower players at every skill level, whether they want to compete nationally and go on to play in college, improve their game to make their school team, or simply want to play in a well-structured and competitive environment.
Our servant leadership philosophy over the past four decades provides us with a unique ability to blend both Elite and Grass Roots talent/teams to ensure everyone has a place in the program. Our national program is well known throughout the country and has played in six (6) USAV national championship matches and nine (9) overall final fours, winning the gold medal twice, capturing four silver medals, and earning three bronze medals. Our top regional teams are renowned for fostering a high level of play, and consistently rank among the best in each age group winning a multitude of championships in the Arizona Region. With numerous national and regional achievements, our history serves as a testament to our dedication to the sport/community.
WHY PLAY AT EVJ?
With club season right around the corner, we have been working hard behind the scenes and in the gym, preparing for another excellent year. We look forward to continued success at both the Tempe and Gilbert EVJ locations in 2023-2024, and we thank you for considering the EVJ family as your volleyball home.
Jen Leo, Club Director
Rich Leo, Director of Business Operations/Finance
Club Director; Director-Player Development
Director, Business Operations & Finance
At any time during the year you can attend player development programs at either location, however, for tryout purposes you will want to focus on attending programs, including the open houses, offered for the selected club location of choice. You will be selected for a team and practice at the location in which you tryout.
Planning for 24-26 teams in 2023-2024; includes national and regional teams. CLICK HERE to meet our COACHES/*TEAM LINEUP.
(check-in begins 45 minutes prior to start time)
@ Court One
9100 S. McKemy St., Tempe, AZ 85284
November 4, 2023
→ 13U/14U ♦ 745-1045am
→ 10U-12U ♦ 1215-215pm
November 18, 2023
→ 17U/18U ♦ 730-900am
→ 15U/16U ♦ 830-1130am
*Full travel 12s national team in Tempe for the 2023-2024 season.
Planning for 10-12 teams in 2023-2024; includes travel and regional teams. CLICK HERE to meet our COACHES/*TEAM LINEUP
(check-in begins 30 minutes before start time)
@ Inspire Courts
1090 N. Fiesta Blvd. #101, Gilbert, AZ 85233
November 4, 2023
→ 13U/14U ♦ 730-1000am
→ 10U-12U ♦ 1000am-1200pm
November 18, 2023
→ 15U/16U ♦ 730-930am
→ 17U/18U ♦ 930-1130am
*Certain HS teams offered option for one out of state travel tournament.
The Arizona Region has established an Open House period for players and their parents to visit different clubs to help decide which club to try out at and join for the 2023-2024 season. The Open House period is typically the 10-day period prior to the specific age group tryouts. CLICK HERE for more information from the AZ Region regarding the *rules and policies as they relate to the open house period and tryouts.
*The Arizona Region of USA Volleyball allows 3 open house sessions for each age group. For clubs with multiple locations, open house sessions must be offered on the same date within a certain time block to qualify as one session.
The Registration "2023-2024 Club Tryouts" is not currently available.
General Info ALL Teams
Additional Info National Teams ONLY
EVJ plays in the Arizona Region of USA Volleyball. All teams will compete in one of three divisions, Open, Championship or Club.
We offer three main types of teams:
National (Elite/Select, Tempe Only), 12s-18s
Travel (T1, Gilbert Only), 15s-18s
Regional (Navy/Green/White, Tempe & Gilbert), 10s-18s.
CLICK HERE to see our 2023-2024 projected teams/staff lineup for both Tempe & Gilbert locations. Click on any team and be re-directed to the team page which has the projected 2023-2024 team schedule.
Age Groups 12s-18s
National teams carry a maximum of 12 players. Exceptions can be made on occasion for 18s.
Each of these teams is highly competitive with the goal of finishing the season competing at the Junior Nationals (JN’s) in late June/early July. 18s will finish earlier. All teams will compete regionally as well as travel out of state multiple times to compete nationally. National teams are committed to post-region play.
Age Groups 15s-18s
Travel teams typically carry up to 12 players. Exceptions can be made on occasion.
Each of these teams is highly competitive and will compete regionally as well as travel out of state to compete nationally (typically one travel tournament). Teams are also offered (optional) post-region play.
Age groups 10s-18s
Regional teams typically carry up to 12 players. Exceptions can be made on occasion.
Each of these teams is designed to compete at the regional level (the state of Arizona). Regional teams are also offered (optional) post-region play. Limited regional teams may add travel out of state.
NOTE> Futures teams (10s-12s) operate with more of an equal playing time philosophy. However, attendance, work ethic, and skill execution are still factors considered and playing time is at the sole discretion of the coaches as it relates to player performance and team strategy decisions.
USA Volleyball Junior Age Definitions
Your age group is determined by the age you turn between 7/1-6/30.
Thank you for your interest in EVJ Volleyball's Futures Program! The Futures staff, led by Jamie Rohme (Lead Coach with 23+ years of coaching experience), is highly qualified and motivated to work with your daughters to ensure a great learning experience. All of our coaches have extensive volleyball coaching and/or playing experience and believe in the worth of each individual athlete.
The Futures Program offers both National (Tempe Only) and Regional (Tempe & Gilbert) teams. CLICK HERE for a list of projected teams at each location.
Jamie Rohme, Futures Program Coordinator
Thank you for your interest in EVJ Volleyball's 13U/14U program! Our coaching staff is highly qualified and motivated to work with your daughters to ensure a great learning experience. All of our coaches have extensive volleyball coaching and/or playing experience and believe in the worth of each individual athlete.
The program offers National (Tempe only) and Regional (Tempe & Gilbert) teams. CLICK HERE for a list of projected teams at each location.
Thank you for your interest in EVJ Volleyball's High School Program! Our 15U-18U coaching staff is highly qualified and motivated to work with your daughters to ensure a great learning experience. All of our coaches have extensive volleyball coaching and/or playing experience and believe in the worth of each individual athlete.
The program offers National (Tempe only), Travel (Gilbert only), and Regional (Tempe & Gilbert) teams. CLICK HERE for a list of projected teams at each location.
TO REGISTER FOR TRYOUTS PLEASE COMPLETE ALL STEPS IN THE FOLLOWING CHECKLIST.
Step 1: Join the AZ Region of USA Volleyball
Step 2: Complete EVJ online tryout registration
Step 3: Please complete the following 2023-2024 forms (green text is linked). These forms must be printed, filled out and turned in at tryouts:
Step 4: Attend your tryout –tryouts are either at Court One in Tempe or Inspire in Gilbert.
A player's tryout registration will not be considered complete until the paperwork above is turned in the day of tryouts. Please be sure to bring it all with you to tryouts.