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.
SCV has five core principles:
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 keeps Club costs and expenses very low and athletes only pay actual costs and expenses; there are no coaching or administrative costs or expenses. There are also no fees for tryouts or commitment fees.
SCV is different from other local clubs for many reasons including:
Here is some additional general information about playing Club volleyball with Star City Volleyball:
The Club tournament season runs from January to about the first week of May.
Players start practicing in November. Players are only required to attend one two-hour practice a week.
Players play in actual USAV and JVA tournaments. All tournaments, unless agreed to near the beginning of the club season, are within driving distance to and from Lincoln in a single day (approximately 90 mile max away from Lincoln). Parents get to select their daughter’s availability so there is flexibility. Some tournaments will be selected shortly after the tournament schedule is posted. More tournaments are added as players have a better idea as the club season progresses. There is no limit to the number of tournaments a player/team will play.
Players are permitted to do participate in other sports and activities during Club season.
Several Club players also play YMCA Spirit Volleyball, as the Fall Spirit starts before Club and the Spring Season goes past the end of Club, Players do not have to tryout to play on a SCV Spirit volleyball team. Any player will be accepted as long as there is room on a team.
SCV is actively looking at different fundraising opportunities as well as seeking sponsors and donors. All monies raised will be used to benefit players and reduce their costs and expenses.
Club players only pay actual costs and expenses; there are no administrative or coaching fees. The costs and expenses are USAV registration fee, a jersey, practice locations rental fees and tournament registrations.
There is not one set total price for playing Club for SCV. The only two fixed costs are the United States Volleyball Association (USAV) registration fee and a jersey. Practice location fees are split equally among all club players, which are typically around $12.00 a month. Tournaments are usually $120.00 per team, which if there are 8 players on a team, would be $15.00 per player.
As the 2020 Club season was cut short because of COVID-19, the average total for a 2019 Club player, which included USAV registration, a jersey, practices and 5 tournaments, was $240.00.
For YMCA Spirit Volleyball, the only costs are the YMCA registration fee, which is paid directly to the YMCA, and a jersey. Practice rentals and games are part of the YMCA registration fee.
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 will start approximately September 15 and go through November 7. There are 10 games, each played on Sundays.
Players only have to attend one practice a week, which lasts between 1 to 2 hours. Locations and days will be determined.
The only costs are those from the YMCA ($75.00 or $65.00 if you have a YMCA family membership) and the cost of a jersey, which is between $12.00 to $15.00.
Because of COVID-19, there will not be group try outs this season. All try outs will be individually scheduled.
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 end on November 8, 2021.
To schedule a try out, either fill out the Contact Us form below or email us at email@example.com.
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. In addition, former SCV Club players do not have to try out.
Tryouts are free for all players. Tryouts are very short. Players only need to wear kneepads to try out; they do not need to bring a volleyball.
Most decisions about whether a player makes club are made immediately or within two to three days.
SCV offers different donor/sponsorship levels: