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2017 Club Season Details


Kraken VC is a cost competitive club for the Seattle market. We have strived to keep Kraken VC Tuition as low as possible without sacrificing the offer of a full service club. Our teams will train twice weekly and compete in at least 2 tournaments a month January thru April, and 1 in May, (14s & older). Kraken VC teams will participate in the Puget Sound Region Power League and Pacific Northwest Qualifier in Spokane at the end of March, and the 14s, 15s, 16s, 17s & 18s will also compete in the Willamette Volleyball Classic in Corvallis, OR the 1st weekend of May. We also offer the opportunity for Kraken VC teams to attend additional team elected competitions, including Junior National Qualifiers and Championships.


Kraken VC Team Locations for the 2017 Club Season

We are excited to announce that Kraken VC will be forming teams for the 2017 club season in 2 geographic areas. Joining our teams based in the city of Seattle, are Kraken VC teams based in the Central Puget Sound: serving athletes in cities like Auburn, Federal Way, Kent & Des Moines. We will field at least 2 teams in each age group with at least 1 in each geographic area. Reef & Tide (Seattle) team tryouts will be held at the Rainier Community Center in Seattle, and Surf (Central Puget Sound) team tryouts will be held at Decatur High School in Federal Way. 

Open House - Sunday, October 23 Noon - 2:00PM

We are hosting an Open House information meeting on Sunday, October 23 from Noon - 2:00PM at the Rainier Community Center. Coaches and admin staff will be on hand to answer questions about our club and season plans for 2017. We will also host a Youth / Middle School Open Play session during the same time.

Reef & Tide Teams (Seattle Area)

Team Days Times  Training Locations
12s Tues | Thurs 5:00 - 7:00 Garfield CC, IDCC, Rainier CC & Yesler CC
13s & 14s Tues | Thurs 5:00 - 9:00 Garfield CC, IDCC, Rainier CC & Yesler CC
15s Tues | Thurs 5:00 - 9:00 Garfield CC, IDCC, Rainier CC & Yesler CC
16s Tues | Thurs 7:00 - 9:00 Garfield CC, IDCC, Rainier CC & Yesler CC
17s & 18s Tues | Thurs 7:00 - 9:00 Garfield CC, IDCC, Rainier CC & Yesler CC
Boys - TBD      

Surf Teams (Central Puget Sound - Federal Way, Kent & Des Moines Areas)

Team Days Times  Training Locations
12s Mon | Wed 5:00 - 7:00 Illahee, Lakota & Saghalie Middle Schools
13s & 14s Mon | Wed 5:00 - 9:00 Illahee, Lakota & Saghalie Middle Schools
15s Mon | Wed 5:00 - 9:00 Illahee, Lakota & Saghalie Middle Schools
16s Mon | Wed 7:00 - 9:00 Illahee, Lakota & Saghalie Middle Schools
17s & 18s Mon | Wed 7:00 - 9:00 Illahee, Lakota & Saghalie Middle Schools

 

Above Days / Times are reflective of the season in general. The first few weeks of practices may be slightly different due to older team tryouts and holiday schedules. Please see each Team's page for specific dates, times and locations. 

Team Training

Our teams will train twice a week, Reef & Tide Seattle teams in the Capitol Hill and Central District neighborhoods, with plenty of parking and easy access via public transportation. Surf Central Puget Sound teams will train at Federal Way middle school gyms. Training days and anticipated times are listed below. Practices will be scheduled for 1.5 to 2 hours each within the hours listed. Our athletes train in modern volleyball techniques, with the Gold Medal Squared system at the core of our program.

Practices Begin

12s, 13s & 14s - Week of November 14
15s, 16s, 17s & 18s - Week of November 26

Team Competition Schedules

Complete Team Competition Schedules will be posted on each Team Page prior to tryouts. The top teams for the 14s, 15s, 16s, 17s & 18s compete in 1-3 additional travel tournaments. Please click on the Teams link at the top of this page to visit each team page. 


Club Team Tuition Info

2017 Club Team Tuition Sheet - Click Here!

Details regarding our 2017 Season Tuition Costs and Payment Schedule for each age group are posted below and are also posted in printable format above. Signing Payment is due with completed contract on the PSR Signing Date. 6 months worth of tuition are consolidated into 4 equal monthly payments due on the 1st of the following months: Dec (15th), Jan, Feb & March. We offer a 5% discount if the entire tuition is paid in full by Dec 1. We offer a 2.5% discount per sibling for those families with multiple athletes on our Club Teams.

Reef & Tide Teams (Seattle Area)

Teams Tuition Nov Dec - Mar Eugene Vegas
SoCal
PNQ Spokane Chicago

W/ Travel

12 Reef TBD TBD TBD       Not Attending   No Travel Fee
13 Reef $2,400 $700 $425 x 4       w/Parents   $2,400
14 Tide $2,600 $700 $475 x 4       $175   $2,775
14 Reef $2,600 $700 $475 x 4       $175 $600 $3,375
15 Tide $2,600 $700 $475 x 4       $175   $2,775
15 Reef $2,600 $700 $475 x 4       $175 $600 $3,375
16 Tide $2,600 $700 $475 x 4       $175   $2,775
16 Reef $2,800 $800 $500 x 4 $175     $175 $600 $3,750
17 Reef $2,800 $800 $500 x 4 $175 $600   $175 Optional $3,750
18 Reef $2,800 $800 $500 x 4 $175 $600 Optional $175   $3,750
Boys TBD                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surf Teams (Central Puget Sound - Federal Way, Kent & Des Moines Areas)

Teams Tuition Nov Dec - Apr Eugene Vegas SoCal PNQ Spokane Chicago

W/ Travel

12 Surf $1,000 $300 $140 x 5       Not Attending   $1,000
13 Surf $1,900 $400 $300 x 5       w/Parents   $1,900
14 Surf $2,100 $600 $300 x 5       $175 Optional $2,275
15 Surf $2,100 $600 $300 x 5       $175 Optional $2,275
16 Surf $2,300 $600 $340 x 5 $175     $175 Optional $2,650
17 Surf $2,300 $600 $340 x 5 $175     $175 Optional $2,650
18 Surf $2,300 $600 $340 x 5 $175   Optional $175   $2,650
Boys TBD TBD TBD            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuition Includes

  • Twice weekly practices / training of 1.5 to 2 hours per night
  • 2-3 tournaments per month (Jan thru April) | 0-2+ in May
  • Nike Jerseys & Spandex, L/S & S/S Training Shirts
  • Nike Jacket & Pants, Nike Backback & Nike Shoes
  • Head & Assistant Coach & Staff Stipends & USAV Memberships
  • Coaching Education
  • Coach Travel Costs for PNQ & Willamette
  • Facility Rental Fees, Equipment Costs & Insurance
  • Tournament Entry Fees (Regular Season)
  • VolleyballRecruits.Net Membership - Atomic 15s & Older

Tuition Does Not Include

  • Athlete's USA Volleyball Membership
  • Athlete's Travel Costs, Eugene, Vegas, Denver, PNQ, Chicago
  • Additional Tournaments Costs elected by Club / Team including:  post season entry fees & coach travel costs
  • Training Costs for Post Season
  • Player's Equipment

Team Elected Tournaments & Travel

Teams may elect to attend additional destination competitions outside of the Pacific Northwest. Quoted costs are for those tournaments and cover team entry fees, coaches and chaperone airfare, coaches food stipends, coaches and athlete's accommodations and team van rentals based on 12 athletes and a sliding scale. Athlete's airfare and meal expenses are not included. Travel Payment payment plans will be setup for each tournament. Please see our Travel Page for complete details on travel policies.


Fundraising

Kraken VC makes every effort to keep the costs of our programs low through various fundraising efforts. Kraken VC hosts adult skill clinics and tournaments, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting our youth programs. Club Fundraisers like Brown Bear car wash tickets, help offset our operating costs, and any tickets sold over the player minimum go directly to the player's Kraken Account, which they can use towards monthly dues, travel expenses and Krakan Gear.

Some examples of Club and Individual Fundraisers are:

  • Brown Bear Car Wash Ticket Sales
  • Krispy Kreme Donut Sales
  • Kraken VC Apparel Fundraiser
  • Cookie Dough Fundraiser
  • Hosting volleyball tournaments

Visit the Fundraising section for more information of things in the works.

Financial Aid

It is our goal to help families find financial solutions that will allow their athletes to play club volleyball. We have a limited # of partial financial aid awards available each season.

Please visit our Tuition Page for complete details and link to the Financial Aid Application.


Competition Schedule

All Kraken VC Reef & Surf teams will compete in 2 - 3 tournaments a month January thru April, and 1 + tournament in May, (Steel teams once a month Jan - May), 12s & 13s teams conclude their season at the end of April. All Reef & Surf teams will compete in the Puget Sound Region Girl's Power League, with 5 play dates (4 for U12), NW Junior's President's Weekend tourney, Las Vegas Classic or a regional tournament in February, Pacific Northwest Qualifier, Puget Sound Regional Championships, PSR Bid Tournament (if selected), and the Willamette Volleyball Classic in early May (excluding the 12s & 13s teams). The 14, 15, 16 & 17 top teams will also travel to the Windy City Qualifier in Chicago in mid April. The top 18s teams will travel to Denver for Colorado Crossroads. 

Team Competition Schedules

Complete season Team Competition Schedules are posted on each Team Page. The top teams for the 14s, 15s, 16s, 17s & 18s compete in 1-3 additional travel tournaments. Please click on the Teams link at the top of this page to visit each team page. 


Pacific Northwest Qualifier

Kraken VC teams will compete this year in the Pacific Northwest Qualifier, in Spokane, WA at the end of March. All Kraken athletes must be in Spokane by the Thursday night prior to competition. Parents are responsible for transportation of their athletes to and from Spokane,  to and from the hotel and competition facilities all weekend. Competition is Friday, Saturday and Sunday, so our athlete’s must take Friday off from school. The last scheduled matches on both Sundays begin at 3:00PM, which means we will travel back to Seattle on Sunday evening.

The Davenport Grand Hotel

We have secured large room blocks for both weekends at the Davenport Grand Hotel, which will serve as home base for all Kraken VC teams. This hotel is walking distance to the Spokane Convention Center and we have secured enough rooms for our athletes and families. We will release family booking instructions once we receive the details from the hotel.