Star City Sports, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation (further classified as a public charity). Star City Sports does business as Star City Volleyball (SCV).
SCV, as a formal volleyball club, was founded in 2016 by Jeffrey Lapin. SCV is based in Lincoln, Nebraska, although we have players from other Nebraska cities and towns. SCV started out with two teams and has seen tremendous growth every year.
SCV is primarily for Club volleyball players. However, SCV does coach teams for YMCA Spirit volleyball.
Star City Volleyball is a nonprofit organization, and, as such, we are not trying to make money from players. Our sole focus is to help players and teams achieve stardom.
SCV is different from other local clubs for many reasons including:
SCV has five core principles:
Below is some general information about playing Club volleyball with Star City Volleyball:
Players start practicing in November. The Club tournament season runs from January to May. However, players do not need to play the entire tournament season.
Players are only required to attend one two-hour practice a week. They are permitted to attend a similar aged team's practice.
Players play in actual USAV and JVA tournaments. All tournaments are within driving distance to and from Lincoln in a single day.
Players are permitted to participate in other sports and activities during Club season. Parents get to choose when their daughter is available to play in a tournament so there is a lot of flexibility.
Tournaments for January and February will be selected shortly after the tournament schedule is posted. Additional tournaments are added as players have a better idea about their schedules as the club season progresses. There is no limit to the number of tournaments a player/team may play. The goal is to try get every player in at least 5 to 6 tournaments.
There is not one set total price for playing Club for SCV. Club players only pay actual costs and expenses; there are no administrative or coaching fees. The costs and expenses are United States Volleyball registration fee: a jersey; practice locations rental fees; and tournament registrations.
Players must pay a $65.00 registration fee to USA Volleyball (USAV). Jerseys typically cost around $40.00. Practice location fees are split equally among all club players, which are typically around $15.00 a month. Tournaments usually work out to $15.00 per player.
For the 2021 Club season, in which some costs were higher due to COVID-19, a player playing in 6 tournaments paid around $260.00 for everything.
All tryouts are individually scheduled. They are free for all players. Tryouts last five (5) minutes or less. Players only need to wear kneepads to try out; they do not need to bring a volleyball.
Try outs for players fourteen and under (14U) can be scheduled now.
Tryouts for other 15U players will take place after the state volleyball championships, which are played on November 6, 2021.
Most decisions about whether a player makes club are made relatively quickly after a tryout, usually within a week.
To schedule a try out, either fill out the Contact Us form below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any 15U (fifteen and older) player that played for their high school’s volleyball team will be automatically accepted, without a tryout, provided there is room on a SCV team.
Former SCV Club players also do not have to try out.
Only players in 4th through 8th grade can play Spirit volleyball.
Players do not need to try out for Spirit volleyball. The only requirement I have is that players have played at least one season of recreational volleyball.
The YMCA Fall Spirit season starts on September 15 and ends on November 7. There are 10 games, each played on Sundays.
Players only have to attend one practice a week, which last between 1 to 2 hours. Locations and days will be determined.
The only costs for YMCA Spirit Fall are:
YMCA Registration Fee ($75.00 or $65.00 if you have a YMCA family membership); and
Jersey, which costs between $12.00 to $15.00.
SCV offers different donor/sponsorship levels: