We get a ton of questions about some things pertaining to club season, so please check out some answers below to our most frequently asked questions!
AS A SMALL CLUB, DO YOU JUST KEEP THE SAME PLAYERS EVERY YEAR OR DO LOYALTY OFFERS?
While we love all of our players each season, the answer is no. We are looking to continue our growth into one of the premier clubs in the area so we are constantly evaluating the teams each year to see which players are most coachable, good teammates, and working throughout the off-season to improve. The off-season is one of the best times for individual improvement, so we value players that want to be around the sport working hard and playing.
We will of course be loyal to our players that have the attributes and work ethic to improve each year to stay ahead of other players, but we do not guarantee spots on any team to any players.
WHERE CAN I FIND PRICING AND WHAT DO FEES INCLUDE?
Each team's pricing varies depending on the schedule and age-group package, but estimates can be found on each individual team page. Fees include everything except the uniform package (~$145 purchased through vendor), Hotel/Parking Fees, Tournament Ticket Fees, or any costs associated with trips to Nationals. Technical sessions with Coach Brandon ARE included in the club fees and will be mandatory for all teams this year.
I WANT TO SIGN UP FOR OPEN GYMS AND TRYOUTS BUT WHERE?
Open gym and Tryout times can be found on each individual age-specific page. Registrations can be found on the calendar for October and November using the link https://www.pinnaclevba.com/register .
WHERE DO YOU PRACTICE?
As I am sure everyone is aware, gym space is limited everywhere. Our U11s, U12s, U13s, U14s will practice at Redline Athletics. While the ceilings are not ideal, they work for they younger age groups and skill clinics. The U15s will have one practice at Hatboro Hoops and one at Redline Athletics, unless other gym space can be secured.
For the U16s-17s, we have Hatboro Hoops time on Sundays and one weeknight but are still trying to lock down another gym during the week to house two of the teams. More details will be provided once we have that locked in.
CAN MY DAUGHTER PLAY UP AN AGE-GROUP?
In almost all cases, the answer is no. As we grow as club, the goal is to not weaken two age groups at one time by moving players up. Players are welcome to try-out for the age group up but Coach Brandon will evaluate all players and make the final decision with the coaching staffs of each age group. It is preferred to have the strongest players at their own age group so that each age group can play in the highest divisions.
CAN YOU TELL US PRACTICE TIMES FOR EACH TEAM?
Practices times are not known until all age group coaching staffs are set and all gym time is finalized closer to the season. Once they are known, they will be published to those that make the team. As our gym times are limited and constrained for the time being, we have to manage out coach's schedules first and foremost.