Maine Juniors has been THE off-season Club for girls in Maine – from beginner to elite. This year, we have 10 teams competing at the 17U and 18U age levels, from Club to Elite.
All teams at the 17U and 18U level compete in 5 sanctioned NERVA (New England Regional Volleyball Association) tournaments throughout New England. The Club Level teams play within an hour or 90 minutes of Portland. 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 as well as attend the USAV Championships, representing Maine on a more national stage, and will play Open Level in region.
Elite Open Level/National Level – will play out of the New England region at two carefully chosen tourneys representing Maine on a more national stage, and will play 18 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 – provides an opportunity for skilled and competitive high school seniors to compete together during their last year of JO eligibility and will compete at a high level within the NERVA region only. This team will not travel out of the region.
Elite Open Level/National Level – will play in the open level in NERVA and represent Maine at one tournament outside of the New England Region.
Club Level Plus (Club+) – schedule includes travel to Winterfest in Hartford, NERVA Qualifiers, and the Boston Mizuno Festival.
Club Level – is intended for juniors only and will play at the Club Level, attending 5 New England Region (NERVA) tournaments in the 17U age group.
Club Level – is intended for seniors and will play at the Club Level, attending 5 New England Region (NERVA) tournaments in the 18U age group.
17/18 White, 17/18 South, and 17/18 NE
Club Level – will play at the Club Level, 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(s) .