Pinnacle Volleyball Academy
Located in Bucks County, PA
~Elevate your game to the next level~
U16s Information for 2022-2023 Season
We are beyond thrilled with the potential to be offering TWO U-16 club team opportunities to local players looking to prepare for the higher levels of High School Volleyball and who are interested in playing collegiately. The goal will be to have one team playing in the Open/National Division and the other team playing in the National division but those decisions will be dependent on the quality of players trying out.
Both teams will play several qualifiers to attempt to earn a bid to AAU or USA Volleyball Nationals. Brand new to Pinnacle, our goal will be to send both 16s teams to AAU Nationals whether a bid is won or not. Costs for Nationals includes extra expenses that are not included in club fees. The club is working on several ideas for subsidizing the costs to help families but there will be additional travel fees for each family.
Please see the open gym and tryout information below for more details on the dates and times! Club Prep clinics registration and information can be found on the "Registration Page"
To register for one of the limited spots at open gyms and tryouts, please register on the registration page of the website AND get a KRVA tryout membership
Due to COVID-19, we will only be accepting online registrations.
Space is limited for all sessions and times are subject to change due to heavy demand. Don't miss out and register today!
LOCATION: Hatboro Hoops- 1250 Easton Road, Hatboro
1st team head Coach- Coach Brandon Johnson
2nd Team Head Coach- Coach John Barndt
2nd Team Asst: Coach Courtney WEnsel (tentative)
free Open Gyms:
(max 35 Players, waivers & USAV Tryout membership required)
October 30th- 330pm to 500 pm
November 6th-330pm to 500 pm
TRYOUTS ($25 fee):
November 13th- 415pm-615 PM
(@ Hatboro Hoops)
Call Backs: Added as needed
U-16 Club Package details:
Estimated Cost Next season: $2,300-2,400 (not including uniforms or nationals)
(Subject to Change based on schedule adjustments)
Projected Tournament Schedule
-1-2 Single Days
The teams will play a challenging tournament schedule aimed at combining winning with being challenged every tournament weekend to get better. We will attend high level Multi-Day tournament schedule aimed at gaining player exposure for players with the goal of playing in college in the future and preparing players for High School varsity level volleyball.
Potential Multi-Day Tournaments include (Subject to Change Based on dates and schedule flexibility):
MLK Kickoff Classic (Manheim, PA): January 14-16, 2023 (*Hotels not included in club fees)
Prez Day Classic (Oaks, PA): Feb 18-19 (*Hotel not required)
KRVA Lucky Charm Classic Bid Tournament (Harrisburg, PA): Mar 11-12 (*Hotels not included in club fees)
West Chester Beetle Bash (West Chester, PA): Mar 18-19 (*Hotel not required)
Northeast Qualifier (Philadelphia, PA 3 Days) - Apr 14-16 (*Hotel not required)
Northeast Power Series Championship (VA Beach) 5/6-5/7 (*Hotels not included in club fees)
PA State Championships Super Regional (York, PA/TBD) - May 20-21 (*Hotels not included in club fees)
Top Court Finals (Baltimore, MD 3 days) - June 3-5 (*Hotels not included in club fees)
*AAU Nationals (if no bid won) or USA Volleyball Nationals (if Bid is won) - tentative based on team interest
Practices and Clinics:
--2 Practices Per Week, (3.5 hours)
-1.25 Hour Tech Clinic Per Week with Coach Brandon
-Optional Physical Training with Redline Athletics
With the team playing a challenging schedule, practices and training will be the key to a successful season. With the great core group of coaches, Pinnacle VBA players will learn from several high level coaches throughout the season.
Two team practices per week (3.5 hours- schedule to be determined)
Additional required team Tech clinic with Coach Brandon (1.25 hour per week)
Additional voluntary paid agility/strength/ball control training with coach Brandon available
Athletic Training memberships available through Redline Athletics but not required or included in club fees
Jerseys & Apparel:
Pinnacle Volleyball Academy prides itself on providing a high quality and affordable experience for all of our players. We understand every family and player has different preferences and we value providing a customizable experience for your club season. Below are some details on how we handle club apparel:
Each player receives 2 Pinnacle VBA Jerseys, which are now paid separately from club fees directly to the vendor. Club fees have now been reduced to take account for this change.
Players will also be required to purchase 1 Long Sleeve and 1 Short Sleeve Pinnacle VBA Warm-Up/Shirts.
Each team also has its own Pinnacle VBA store that they can purchase additional apparel for players,
parents, and siblings, at their preference.
Store Items include:
A) Volleyball Bags
C) Pullovers/Quarter Zips
D) Additional options for Long and Short Sleeve T-shirts