STEVENSVILLE — Is your daughter new to volleyball? Has she played recreational ball for a couple years but looking for a competitive league to join? Premier Volleyball is excited to announce the opening of a new Queen Anne’s County divisional volleyball club. Combining with the Easton/Talbot area, it will offer a program that includes top notch training and competitive tournaments on the Eastern Shore.
On Saturday, Oct. 19, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. there will be an informational meeting and open gym at Kent Island High School for girls ages 13-18. Tryouts will be held on Nov. 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. Registration is required for both events and can be found at the website, premiervbde.com.
Megan Loveless and Debbie Frew will both act as Queen Anne’s County club directors serving Kent Island, Queen Anne’s County and the Talbot County areas.
Program details offering include, a uniform package, two dedicated coaches per team, 10 tournament players and two practice players, 10-12 dedicated team practices per month at Stevensville Middle School or Easton Church of God, four single day Chesapeake Regional Volleyball Association tournaments and one two-day overnight tournament in Lancaster, PA.
The club fee is $1,200 for the season and $600 for practice players. Practices will begin in December with the season ending in March.
According to Executive Club Director Trina Leclerc, Premier Volleyball is an youth sports organization that provides volleyball training through various avenues. This includes both club (travel) teams (ages 12-18) for girls and boys that form in mid-November, practice and compete through June in regional and national tournaments which range from one to four day tournaments.
The organization also offers various fundamental skill training opportunities for ages 5-18 throughout the year in the form of camps, clinics, open gyms and private sessions.
Premier Volleyball is primarily a USA Volleyball club but does participate in tournaments affiliated with some volleyball associations.
Leclerc said the organization was started in 2014 in New Castle County, Del., to bring together a small group of people that shared a passion for volleyball but has grown by leaps and bounds.
“The initial goal was to have four club teams, but that quickly turned into 11 teams in the first year and by the fifth we had 33 teams,” said Leclerc.
Last year, Premier Volleyball had two teams in Easton, and they are excited to expand their footprint on to the Kent Island area that does not currently have a local league.
“We are beyond excited to join Easton and Kent Island to create the Chesapeake Select Division,” Leclerc said, adding that the club is planning at least five teams teams in this division area from ages 14-18.
For more information about Premier Volleyball Chesapeake Select Division, contact Trina Leclerc at 302-540-5578.