How It Works
OCTOBER TO SPRING/EARLY SUMMER
The club season continues into April, May or June, depending on each team’s age-range and skill level. Some local tournaments are just one-day events. Other tournaments often last two days (Saturday & Sunday,) but may also be longer and include Thursdays, Fridays and/or Mondays.
We plan to keep our club’s tournament schedule mostly regional, attempting to stay in Georgia and surrounding states, but perhaps traveling further if there’s a tournament that we believe is worthwhile and beneficial for a particular team to play in. Ultimately, we want to keep costs down as much as possible while also playing in quality tournaments.
For the upcoming club season, we hope to have 8-10 teams consisting of approximately 10 players each. The ages of the teams will be determined by how much interest we receive from each age group.
Girls 11 years to 18 years
We expect to enter our teams into 8 – 9 tournaments, many of which will be local (Atlanta, Suwanee, Dalton, Forest Park) but may also include “drive-able” cities, like Chattanooga, Savannah, Gatlinburg, or Birmingham. Not all 3:16VC teams will play in the same events or in the same divisions. Tournaments are reserved by December 1st and are scheduled based on many factors, including costs, logistics, past positive experience, and our expectations of each team’s success and/or the benefits of that team’s participation in the tournament. The exact schedule will be finalized once the individual teams are determined.
We desire to keep costs as reasonable as possible, with no mandatory fundraising or “nickel-and-diming” you all the way to the Poor House.
As an example, for the 2020/21 season, our athletes’ parents were basically “all in” for less than $3000, which included all club fees, tournament fees, uniforms, backpack, practice t-shirts, warm-up jacket and pants, and more! That price does not include travel costs, parking, tournament entry for family, or sundry costs, like contributions to the athletes’ food tables, spirit wear, gifts for the coaches, etc.
Once pricing is set for the upcoming season, you’re encouraged to pick up a brochure at one of our events, or you can call or email for pricing. 770.601.2911
316 does not use high pressure tactics to entice you to sign up.
We want you to take time to decide which club best-suits the player’s personality and expectations.
1 Open Gym
The club season kicks-off every Fall with several OPEN GYM dates, where players & parents can meet the coaches and get a general ‘feel’ for the club’s environment.
2 Training for Tryouts
Following the last OPEN GYM there are 2 – 3 nights for TRAINING FOR TRYOUTS, which is exactly what it sounds like — the athletes train hard for the upcoming club team tryouts.
TRYOUTS are then conducted over two evenings. Coaches & directors evaluate each player’s strengths, weaknesses, coach-ability, etc., to determine which team each player should be on. Generally, an invitation to join a particular team is made that day, and the parents & athlete have a few days to contemplate all offers from whichever clubs they have tried out.
4 Commitment Night
At COMMITMENT NIGHT athletes & parents sign the contracts expressing their desire and willingness to play and the initial installment payment is made.
After COMMITMENT NIGHT teams begin practicing at their scheduled days/times, working towards being very competitive when the tournaments begin in January.