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Thank you for visiting the Potomac Storm Volleyball Club. We know how important your child is and we promise that you will be treated like family as our coaches raise their knowledge and love of the game.

WHERE DO TEAMS PRACTICE?

PSVBC's private, multi-court facility, is located at 64 Dupont Rd., Martinsburg, WV. The facility is located within a mile of
I-81 West Virginia Exit 20 (Spring Mills Exit)

Potomac Storm Volleyball Club is the ONLY Travel Club, in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle, with a 100% club controlled private multi-court volleyball training facility.

Potomac Storm's multi-court volleyball facility has a brand new Trane heating and air conditioning system, bleacher seating for 90+, and chair seating for 2x that number. The facility is controlled by Potomac Storm Volleyball Club.

Please read through the FAQ's below and if you still have questions, email us at POTOMAC STORM VOLLEYBALL






THE MULTI-COURT POTOMAC STORM VOLLEYBALL FACILITY





WHEN DOES THE SEASON START AND HOW LONG IS IT?

The PSVBC 2021-22 season plan calls for teams to begin training THE 1ST WEEK OF DECEMBER, 2021 & begin tournament competition in accordance with the schedule provided at the pre-season parent meeting. 

Girls National teams may compete through the AAU National Championships (held annually in Orlando, FL) in mid/late June or USA Junior National Volleyball Championships in late June or early July. PSVBC has budgeted for 18 weeks of practices. Teams that win an entry into the National Championships will be provided extra practices as gym and coach availability allows.

If practice facilities are ordered closed, including but not limited to schools, recreation centers, churches, and civic centers, there will be no practices. The safety of PSVBC families and staff is paramount to PSVBC, therefore practices may be cancelled due to inclement weather days, unforeseen emergency's, or for reason's beyond the control of PSVBC. Such practices may or may not be rescheduled, depending on gym and coach availability.


HOW OFTEN AND HOW LONG ARE PRACTICES?

Teams will typically practice 2 times per week and for 2 hours per practice. National's teams will practice up to 4x per week.
If a team's parents desire additional practices, they may request additional gym time/practice through the team's Head Coach. There may be a fee for the coach's time.


HOW MANY TOURNAMENTS DO TEAMS PLAY IN?

Tournaments USUALLY occur about 2 times a month on Saturdays and/or Sundays. Teams competing at overnight tournaments and/or at the National Championships will, of course, spend more days at those tournaments.

PSVBC plans to host tournaments for ALL age groups, during the 2021-2022 travel season, in our multi-court facility in Berkeley Cty, West Virginia. Nine home tournament dates have already been selected.

All team's tournaments will be listed before December 15th.


HOW WILL PARENTS BE NOTIFIED IF THEIR CHILD IS SELECTED FOR A TEAM?

Club officials will make a time/date stamped written offer or an offer via electronic means, for a roster position on a team. If Parents accept the offer, they will be required to sign PSVBC's Parent/Player Agreement, and will receive an invitation to a scheduled parent meeting.


ARE THERE PRACTICE PLAYER POSITIONS?

PSVBC offers practice player positions. Practice players are NOT tournament players but do practice & train with tournament players.
Practice players dues are typically 50% of tournament player dues. Practice players receive a white Potomac Storm jersey.

WILL YOU HAVE OPEN GYMS, SKILLS CLINICS, OR CAMPS?

PSVBC holds open gyms, skills clinics, and camps each season.

In 2021, Potomac Storm VBC held multiple 4 on 4 tournaments, clinics, an 'Intro to Volleyball' Tiny Tornadoes  program, and held our first annual Fall League with almost 4 dozen participating players.

Potomac Storm VBC intends to hold additional volleyball skills clinics prior to Travel Season Tryouts.

ALL clinics and camps are held at PSVBC's private multi-court facility, located at 64 Dupont Rd., in Martinsburg, WV


CAN MY CHILD RECEIVE PRIVATE LESSONS TO FURTHER THEIR VOLLEYBALL SKILLS?

Private lessons are available from many of our coaches, as their schedule permits. Parents should schedule private lessons directly with [email protected], and at their earliest convenience, to assure availability of courts and as coach's calendar's may become filled.

As SafeSport rules prohibit coaches from being alone with an athlete. It is required that another person (parent/player/coach) be present during the training sessions. A liability release form is required, in advance, from all persons using the Potomac Storm Facility.

Coaching rates for private lessons, pre-authorized by PSVBC administration, typically run from $30 to $50 per lesson + gym fees.
Gym fees MUST be paid, in advance, to Potomac Storm VBC. Contact [email protected] to pay gym fees.
COACHES CAN NOT AUTHORIZE GYM USE OR COLLECT GYM FEES ON BEHALF OF POTOMAC STORM

Gym usage will be considered ONLY after submission of the GYM USE REQUEST FORM, located on this website.

NO PERSON IS PERMITTED TO USE THE PSVBC GYM WITHOUT A DOCUMENTED DATE & TIME SPECIFIC PRE-AUTHORIZATION FROM PSVBC ADMINISTRATION.

If permitted gym usage is not scheduled with PSVBC administration, AT LEAST 48 HOURS BEFORE THE DATE OF USAGE, the gym rental fee shall be $100 per hour, with a 2 hour minimum.

USE OF THE CHARITY'S GYM, WITHOUT THE WRITTEN PERMISSION OF PSVBC's PRESIDENT, SHALL CONSTITUTE CRIMINAL TRESPASSING. PERSONS DOING SO SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR A COVID CLEANING FEE OF $1,000.00, SHALL BE PERMANENTLY BARRED FROM THE PROPERTY, AND MAY BE REFERRED FOR PROSECUTION.

Non-PSVBC Players/Parents should contact PSVBC, at the email link below, to arrange for private lessons.
We recommend that teammates & friends take lessons in groups, to reduce the costs.
If you fail to attend a planned lesson, there are no refunds.
Contact PRIVATE VB LESSONS INFO


WHERE DO I SIGN UP FOR AAU MEMBERSHIPS?

You sign up for AAU membership by going to REGISTER WITH AAU or click on our tab for HOW TO REGISTER FOR AAU
Potomac Storm Volleyball Club's AAU Club Code is W34DTA


WHAT ABOUT FUNDRAISING?

As with virtually all youth sports programs, our parents and players are required to participate in club fundraising programs. The fundraisers are a means to keep the team dues for players as low as possible. Each team will have a team parent who will coordinate on fundraising. 

Please keep in mind we are a private 501(c)3 organization and do not receive any facility support from surrounding municipalities as do many other local youth groups. Additional fundraising will be held on a team-by-team basis. Team fundraising shall be held to cover coaching costs. Parents interested in fundraising should work with the team parent to discuss team fundraising opportunities.

All fundraising must be approved, in writing, by the Board of Directors, in order to ensure full compliance with state and federal regulations. Once a fundraising has been held, funds must be submitted to the club's Treasurer within 24 hours. The funds will be deposited into the non profit's bank account, to insure an accurate tax filing. The funds will be earmarked for the team that raised them and used for allowed expenditures for that team. ALL parents are required to participate in club wide fundraisers, which benefit every team & player. Parents may opt out of annual club fundraising by paying an additional $200 in club dues, at the parent meeting.


WHAT ABOUT PAYMENT PLANS?

We will do our best to work with parents needing a payment plan.

If you want to make payment arrangements, please email our club administrative staff at [email protected]
OR
Speak to one of our staff members at the Parent Meeting.

We can accept post dated checks and credit/debit cards. (If using cards, the processing fee will be added to the amount of the club dues/fees)
**Payment arrangements are confidential.



HOW EXPERIENCED ARE YOUR COACHES?

Knowledgeable and successful coaches are what we all want for our kids. At PSVBC, we grade volleyball coaches on coaching performance & tournament statistics. In short, we expect coaches to be successful, to constantly improve the skills and volleyball IQ's of Potomac Storm players, and to create winning teams. 

For the 2021-22 season, we feel that we have assembled the finest and most capable coaching staff in the area. Our 2021-2022 season staff consists consists of 1 former NCAA head coach, two former NCAA assistant coaches, several former NCAA players including a former All American, four former volleyball state champion coaches, winner of the largest 2 on 2 volleyball tournament in the nation, a 30 year coach/AA rated player with a 32 inch vertical jump, and a former volleyball Coach of the Year, many of these coaches have coached successfully at the National Championships & have decades of volleyball experience.

IF YOU KNOW OF A SUCCESSFUL VOLLEYBALL COACH THAT IS INTERESTED IN COACHING YOUTH VOLLEYBALL, PLEASE HAVE THEM CONTACT US AT 
STORM COACH RECRUITING


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Phone : 304-839-5106
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