The Andover Volleyball Club (Andover Pumas) is a non-profit Junior Olympic organization dedicated to promoting the sport of volleyball for young female athletes in grades 4 through 12 through a structured team experience composed of local weekly practices and tournaments held throughout the New England region. We belong to the New England Regional Volleyball Association (NERVA), and are the largest such volleyball club in Massachussetts with 37 teams participating in 2013.
The Pumas club volleyball season in begins with tryouts in November and/or December, followed by practices occurring once or twice a week and five to nine tournaments scheduled from January through early May.
There are two divisions girls may try out for: Power and Club.
These are the elite Pumas teams, and will play against other club’s elite teams. The Power division has 14U, 16U, and 18U age groups. Girls who try out for Power must be able to commit to two practices per week: one
on Saturday for 2 ½ hours, one evening during the week (usually Tuesday) for 2 hours, and will travel to at least two additional tournaments, including at least one that may be out of New England. Conflicts with High School sports or vacations must be discussed with the appropriate coach during tryouts.
This is the general, larger division, with all age groups. About 80% of girls play in this division. These teams practice once per week on Saturday mornings or afternoons for 2 ½ hours, in the Greater Lowell/Andover area. Teams are formed by age and skill level demonstrated at tryouts.
|12s - Birthdays on or after 9/1/2000||16s - Birthdays on or after 9/1/96|
|14s - Birthdays on or after 9/1/98||17s - Birthdays on or after 9/1/95 (some may be merged with 18s)|
|15s - Birthdays on or after 9/1/97||18s - Birthdays on or after 9/1/94 or still in High School|
Note: See this page for rules on playing up. Girls are not allowed to play down in age.