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If you are interested in playing NIVA for 2014-2015 season, we will post dates and times for informational meetings on this webpage, facebook and twitter. Please read below to see about the different programs we offer and click on the Fees Tab to find out about costs. Most of the information you are looking for will be listed below and in the FAQ section. Check back in October for different feeder meetings. The travel and limited travel meeting is usually the first week of November with tryouts to follow so keep your eye out for that info as well! Thanks
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NIVA has three different divisions:
Club/Non-Travel Feeder Programs
This division is comprised of teams for younger girls (3rd-8th grade) that do not wish to travel. These teams usually practice once a week and play in the local power league on 6 different Sundays from January to March. Each high school involved with NIVA runs their own feeder program under the guidelines of NIVA. Girls should look for information under the tab for the high school they will eventually attend. If your daughter's future high school does not run a feeder program through NIVA, you will play for the "Independent Feeder."
High School Club/Non-Travel
This division is for girls in high school that do not wish to travel. Once girls are in 9th-12th grade, IHSAA only allows them to play with 3 girls from their own high school on a team. For this reason, we have the high school club division where teams are comprised of girls from various high schools. High school coaches are not allowed to coach their girls out of season so do NOT use your high school's feeder tab for information. Instead, use the tab "High School Club." These teams usually practice once a week at Memorial High School and play in the local power league on 6 different Sundays from January to March
This division is for girls that wish to play at an elite level and make a serious time commitment to volleyball. There are travel teams in age groups 12s-13s-14s-15s-16s-17s-18s. See the tab "Age Group Expectations" to find out for what age your daughter is eligible. For meeting and try-out information, use the "NIVA Travel" tab. These teams usually practice 3 times a week and play in various travel tournaments around the Midwest from January to June. Each travel team attends AAU Nationals in Orlando, Florida, at the end of the season.
We also offer a "limited travel" program for girls that wish to make the commitment to an elite team but with a shorter season. These teams play from January and end before spring break. This is a program for girls that want the high level of competition and extra practices but cannot play through June.