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2018 Club Season Details


Kraken VC is entering its 5th season with a bang, the opening of the The Kraken's Lair, a 6 court competition / training volleyball center in Renton, WA. Our teams 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. The older age groups may also attend additional regional and national events. 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 2018 Club Season

We plan to form 1 team per age group based in Seattle and 1 per age group based in Renton / Kent. 

Open House - Date will be announced soon.

We are hosting an Open House information meeting on TBD. Coaches and admin staff will be on hand to answer questions about our club and season plans for 2018. We will also host a Youth / Middle School Open Play session during the same time.

Reef & Tide Teams (Seattle)

Team Days Time Ranges  Training Locations
12s Tues | Thurs 4:30-7:00PM First Hill, Columbia City
13s Tues | Thurs 4:30-7:00PM First Hill, Columbia City
14s Tues | Thurs 5:00-9:30PM First Hill, Columbia City
15s Tues | Thurs 5:00-9:30PM First Hill, Columbia City
16s Tues | Thurs 5:00-9:30PM First Hill, Columbia City
17s Tues | Thurs 5:00-9:30PM First Hill, Columbia City
18s Tues | Thurs 5:00-9:30PM First Hill, Columbia City
Boys - U14, U16, U18 Tues | Thurs 5:00-9:30PM First Hill, Columbia City

Surf Teams (Kent / Renton)

Team Days Time Ranges  Training Locations
12s Tues | Thurs 4:30-7:00PM Renton, Kent
13s Tues | Thurs 4:30-7:00PM Renton, Kent
14s Tues | Thurs 5:00-9:30PM Renton, Kent
15s Tues | Thurs 5:00-9:30PM Renton, Kent
16s Tues | Thurs 5:00-9:30PM Renton, Kent
17s Tues | Thurs 5:00-9:30PM Renton, Kent
18s Tues | Thurs 5:00-9:30PM Renton, Kent
Boys - U14, U16, U18 Tues | Thurs 5:00-9:30PM Renton, Kent


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 teams in the First Hill & Columbia City neighborhoods, Surf teams will train at Renton and Kent gyms. Training days and anticipated times are listed below. Practices will be scheduled for 1.5 to 2.5 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 20

15s, 16s, 17s & 18s - Week of November 27


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 2018 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

Teams Tuition Nov Dec - Mar MLK Vegas SoCal Crossroads PNQ GJNC/AAU

W/ Travel

12 Reef $2,695             w/parents    
12 Tide $2,550             w/parents   -
13 Reef $2,895 $700 $425 x 4         w/parents    
13 Tide $2,650             w/parents   -
14 Reef $2,995 $875 $475 x 4         $175   $2,775
14 Tide $2,750 $700 $475 x 4         $175 $600 $3,375
15 Reef $2,995 $875 $475 x 4         $175   $2,775
15 Tide $2,750 $700 $475 x 4         $175 $600 $3,375
16 Reef $2,995 $875 $475 x 4         $175   $2,775
16 Tide $2,750 $800 $500 x 4 $175       $175 $600 $3,750
17 Reef $2,995 $875 $500 x 4 $175 $600     $175 Optional $3,750
17 Tide $2,750 $875                
18 Reef $2,995 $875 $500 x 4 $175 $600 $600   $175   $3,750
18 Tide $2,750                  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 $2,495 $300 $140 x 5       Not Attending   $1,000
13 Surf $2,495 $400 $300 x 5       w/Parents   $1,900
14 Surf $2,995 $600 $300 x 5       $175 Optional $2,275
15 Surf $2,995 $600 $300 x 5       $175 Optional $2,275
16 Surf $2,995 $600 $340 x 5 $175     $175 Optional $2,650
17 Surf $2,995 $600 $340 x 5 $175     $175 Optional $2,650
18 Surf $2,995 $600 $340 x 5 $175   Optional $175   $2,650
Boys TBD TBD TBD            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuition Includes

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

Tuition Does Not Include

  • Athlete's USA Volleyball Membership
  • Athlete's Travel Costs, Eugene, Vegas, Denver, PNQ, Chicago, Detroit, Post Season
  • Additional Tournaments Costs elected by Club / Team including:  post season entry fees & coach travel costs
  • Training Costs for Post Season (partial May and June, as add on charge for team's that qualify for GJNC or elect to travel 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, (Tide teams once a month Jan - May), Tide 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, we will travel back to Seattle on Sunday evening.