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2021-2022 TRYOUTS ARE HERE
Mark Your Calendars!

Tryouts for the 2021-2022 XZone premier, elite, state and travel light teams will be:

October 14th (open gym format), 16th & 17th. 

October 14th is an "open gym" style night for all ages from 5PM-7PM- not mandatory-tryout shirts will be distributed


October 16 & 17th please follow this schedule:

Girls 17 & 18 session will be

October 16th- 8AM-12PM

October 17th 8AM-11AM

Girl's 16 and under will be

October 16th- 12:30PM-3:30PM

October 17th- 12PM-3PM

Please note there is no guarantee a participant who comes to tryouts will make a team.  

 
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XZONE IS GETTING A MAKEOVER IN 2021-2022

XZVC is revamping the travel team program.  Due to the continued SUCCESS & GROWTH of our travel program…

  • Travel for the 2021-2022 season will provide more extensive travel options for our higher-level teams in order to promote and receive more exposure for our players.

  • Increased recruiting opportunities

  • Adidas team package will be available for purchase to all players to showcase our XZone pride and unity

  • Volunteer mentoring opportunities available for older club members-We want to foster a sense of giving back to others.  For those who have grown with the program we would like to extend opportunities for those more experienced and seasoned players to help our younger players throughout the season.

  • Beginning in the 2021-2022 season, XZone has established a relationship with Ryzer to provide our players’ parents access to a state-of-the-art software interface designed to manage the athletes payment and registration process for the Xzone travel program including camps, clinics, tryout fees and individual instruction.

  • New for the 2021-2022 season, our XZVC team will guide players and families through the recruiting process.  This includes assisting and contacting collegiate coaches when appropriate, giving guidance to players and families giving good collegiate fits based on their abilities, answering questions players may have, and serving as a point of contact for college coaches if necessary. 

  • Recruiting seminars will be conducted during the season to help both parents and players understand the steps needed to get involved in the recruiting process for collegiate play.

  • AAU membership will be required -this membership will expand our tournament opportunities.  USAV membership will also be required.  Both memberships will be required to be purchased by the players.

  • We are expanding our XZone work family to make sure all of our families get the best customer service possible.  ​

  • National tournament opportunities MAY be available if appropriate in 2022!  This may only be available to those teams that have proven to be ready for this experience.  The costs associated with going to Nationals IS NOT included in the travel team fees and will be billed out at the end of the season if any teams are chosen to attend.  

All teams are separated by date of birth as defined by USA Volleyball Juniors.    Players are able to compete in older age groups if deemed appropriate by the coach, but are not allowed to compete with younger age groups, as defined by USA Volleyball.  Scroll down and click Age Definition to determine which age your child qualifies to compete in. 


 

Our Coaches

The People Who Make Us Amazing

Coach Danielle Perry

Coach

Danielle and her dad, David Perry are both from Prince George Virginia. They began their volleyball careers when Danielle was playing in middle school, where David helped coach. Danielle graduated from Prince George and went to play volleyball at West Virginia Wesleyan College where she got a degree in Elementary Education and a master's in special Education. When graduating Danielle moved back home and they both started coaching JV at Prince George. They both have also coached at XZone for 3 years, coaching for 15s, 17s, and 18s. We are excited for this season!

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Coach David Perry

Asst Coach

Use this space to write a brief description of what this team member does. You can include relevant degrees, experience or other special qualifications they may have.

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Coach Kelly Hooks

Coach

soon to come

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Our Coaches

The People Who Make Us Amazing

David Morgan

Assistant Coach

David Morgan is a retired Marketing Manager. He got his start in volleyball 6 years ago videoing and scoring games for both high school and travel ball. He has worked as a skills and stat coach for the past two years on a varsity high school team. He believes that constantly improving an athlete’s technique in passing, setting, hitting and serving is the foundation for building a winning team.

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Coach Samantha Morton

Head Coach

coming soon

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Coach Chuck Morton

Asst Coach

coming soon

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Our Coaches

The People Who Make Us Amazing

Coach Zachary Hilliard

Head Coach

I grew up in the eastern side of Washington State and picked up volleyball towards the end of high school. I was instantly hooked. There aren’t many opportunities for men’s indoor over there, but fortunately there I was, able to learn to play in some very competitive grass doubles leagues. I attended graduate school at Washington State University to get my PhD in Mathematics and was able to play for their men’s club team and then later helped coach the team a couple years later. I graduated and moved to Virginia in 2020 to teach at Grove Christian School where I also coach the JV team and help with the Varsity and M.S. teams as well. As a U15 coach, my first priority is to make sure players have a strong foundation in both volleyball IQ and skills to set them up success. This will be my first time coaching at XZone and I am looking forward to getting started!

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Coach Janet Nguyen

Head Coach/ Asst Coach

coming soon

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Coach Karolyn Turcotte

Coach Travel Light

coming soon

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Our Coaches

The People Who Make Us Amazing

Coach Andre Turcotte

Assistant Coach-Travel Light

coming soon

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Coach Samantha Hertless

Asst Coach Travel Light

coming soon

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Coach Rebekah Rice

Travel Light Coordinator/Travel Light Head Coach

My name is Rebekah Rice.  I am a high school math teacher and head ladies volleyball coach at Varina High school.  This is my 2nd year coaching volleyball at Varina.  Prior to that I was teaching and coaching in Milwaukee, Wi. at James Madison Academic Campus.  I started coaching volleyball at James Mad in 2015.  My first year coaching, I started as the JV ladies volleyball coach. In 2016 - 2018 I took over as the Varsity head coach.  In 2019, I moved to Virginia to be closer to family.  I have always loved the sport of volleyball.  I love teaching and educating young players how to become better players not only physically but also mentally.  Look forward to be part of the XZone family.

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Teams

XZone for the 2021-2022 season will have 3 distinct teams per age group if appropriate.  State, Premier, and Elite will be the categories of each age group.  Below you will find the tournament types and practice requirements for each group.

To view tentative tournament schedules for each team please go to the tournament tab.

Volleyball Game

Premier

Practice- 2x's a week (additional practices may be scheduled if coaches deem necessary)
Tournament Play
1- 3 day tournament
4- 2 day tournaments
3- 1 day tournaments
Total of 8 tournaments for the season

Volleyball

Elite

Practice- 2x's a week (additional practices may be scheduled if coaches deem necessary)
Tournament Play
0- 3 day tournament
3- 2 day tournaments
4- 1 day tournaments
Total of 7 tournaments for the season

Women Playing Volleyball

State

Practice- 2x's a week (additional practices may be scheduled if coaches deem necessary)
Tournament Play
0- 3 day tournament
0- 2 day tournaments (this tournament will be close to the Richmond area and will not require overnight accommodations for players unless parents find it necessary.)
7- 1 day tournaments
Total of 7 tournaments for the season

Volleyball

Travel Light

Practice- 2x's a week 
Tournament Play
0- 3 day tournament
0- 2 day tournaments 
3- 1 day tournaments
multiple scrimmages in house will be arranged to for the travel light teams in addition to the 3 one day tournaments also.
Total of 3 tournaments for the season

 

Payment Arrangements

Payments made to XZone cover the following expenses associated with the travel volleyball program, which include gym rental, coaching fees & expenses (including coaches travel), equipment, uniforms, tournament fees, equipment repair, and administrative costs. 

AAU and USAV memberships are required for each player.  This is an additional cost families pay when they register for membership to these organizations.  (estimated cost is $50 for ODRV & USAV membership/ $14 for AAU membership)  Players may not participate in any volleyball activities including practice until these memberships are valid for the 2021-2022 travel season.  

Payment for the upcoming travel season can be paid in two ways.

  1. In full:  at time acceptance to a team is made

  2. In installments: a $750 non refundable deposit at time of acceptance and 4 equal monthly installments (this $750 payment will be made online through our Ryzer site to reserve the players spot on the team if offered a placement in the 2021-2022 season.

Installment payments can be made by check made out to XZone, credit card, or cash at the GCA complex or by calling 804-566-9669 and requesting an emailed invoice be sent or paying over the phone.  

Travel Team Fees 2021-2022

  • All players must put down a $750 non refundable deposit upon acceptance of their team spot.  The spot is not reserved unless the deposit is made at time the offer is accepted.

Installment payments are due at the following times throughout the year:

December 3rd/ January 7th/ February 4th/ March 14th


Premier Teams

  • 4 equal payments of $399 to be paid at each installment date mentioned above

Elite Teams

  • 4 equal payments of $339 to be paid at each installment date mentioned above

State Teams

  • 4 equal payments of $299 to be paid at each installment date mentioned above

Travel Light Team Fees 2021-2022

  • Non refundable deposit at acceptance of $600

  • 2 equal payments of $405 due on December 1st and January 7th

Please use the correct link to sign up for volleyball tryouts.

 

Player & Parent Handbook for 2021-2022

Please download a copy of our XZone player and parent handbook for the 2021-2022 travel season to learn more about our program.

 

USAV Age Requirements