Maine Juniors has been THE off-season Club for girls in Maine – from beginner to elite. This year, we have almost 20 teams competing at the 15U and 16U age levels, from Club to Elite.
All teams at the 15U and 16U level compete in 5 sanctioned NERVA (New England Regional Volleyball Association) tournaments throughout New England. Our Club Level teams normally have at least one “home tournament” and travel an hour to 90 minutes from Portland for others. Some teams choose to play extra tournaments, including friendly matches,NERVA Qualifiers for the open level, and national tournament events. These extra tournaments are dependent on the individual team and their coach and the schedule varies each year.
As with all our teams, our mission is:
- Improve access and availability to the sport of volleyball to girls ages 6 and older.
- Introduce the sport of volleyball to girls ages 6 and older to foster interest, enjoyment and skills prior to entering high school athletic programs.
- Supplement high school junior varsity and varsity programs to maintain and enhance technical and cognitive aspects of the game.
- Develop highly skilled varsity players by providing a highly competitive level of play and preparing them to play at the collegiate level if desired.
If you have questions about our program, please feel free to email us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elite Open Level/National Level – will play out of the New England region twice at two carefully chosen tourneys, representing Maine on a more national stage, and will play Open Level in region. In 2018-2019, this team will travel to the National Championships if they earn a bid. (read more)
Elite Open Level/National Level – will typically play in one additional high-level tournament within New England as well as playing out of the New England region once. These carefully chosen tourney will see 15 National representing Maine on a more national stage. They will play 16 Open Level in region.
Elite Open Level/National Level – will typically play in one additional high-level tournament within New England as well as playing out of the New England region once, giving them the opportunity to represent Maine on a more national stage.
Club Plus (Club+) – schedule includes travel to Winterfest in Hartford, the NERVA Qualifiers, and the Mizuno Festival tourney in Boston.
15/16 Bronze I, 15/16 Bronze II
Club Level – these teams are chosen to be of equal level and will travel to the 5 NERVA tournaments.
Club Level – is intended for freshman only and will play at the Club Level, attending 5 New England Region (NERVA) tournaments in the 15U age group.
Club Level – is intended for sophomores and will play at the Club Level, attending 5 New England Region (NERVA) tournaments in the 16U age group.
15/16 Blue, 15/16 Columbia, 15/16 Azure, 15/16 Navy, 15/16 NE
Club Level – equal level teams, attending 5 New England Region (NERVA) tournaments.
HS Local (formerly Practice Squad)
Local Scrimmages – is an opportunity for those not making other teams or preferring not to travel to play, to maintain and improve skills via strong coaching and weekly practice.