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Division Info & How to Join

Interested in playing NIVA?

READ BELOW FOR INFORMATION ON THE DIFFERENT DIVISIONS

AND STEPS TO TAKE TO JOIN

 

Step 1:  Determine what division you want to play

  • NIVA TRAVEL offers full travel teams and limited travel teams
  • HIGH SCHOOL CLUB is non-travel for players in 9th-12th grade
  • FEEDER TEAMS/CLUB is non-travel for players in 3rd-8th grade

Further details:
Scroll down on this page for more info on the different divisions,
Click the
FAQ page for answers to your common questions
See the
FEES page for costs associated with each division

Step 2:  Attend the information meeting for your program

  • If you want to play travel, CLICK HERE for the meeting info
  • If you want to play high school club, CLICK HERE for the meeting info
  • If you want to play on a feeder team, go to the sidebar menu, click the arrow next to "NIVA NON-TRAVEL" and then click the arrow next to "FEEDER TEAMS" for a drop down menu of all the different feeder programs.  Click the name of the high school you will attend for that feeder page and the meeting info will be posted

Step 3: Complete your JVA registration

  • Click HERE
    • Required for all players and coaches, no matter what division you play

Step 4: Attend tryouts with all necessary paperwork and fees

  • All tryout information will be posted on your team page that we linked in step 2

 

MORE INFO explaining the different divisions of NIVA:

1.  Feeder teams (aka non-travel or club level teams)
Girls in 3rd-8th grade that do not want to travel play on our feeder teams.  These are set up so that each high school coach runs their own program under the NIVA umbrella.  Girls will play for the feeder program of the eventual high school they will attend.

The feeder head (usually the high school coach) picks the coaches, practice schedules and type of training.  

These teams practice 1x per week (sometimes 2 if your coaches have the time and gym space).  They then play 6 local tournaments on Sundays from January-March (dates and info CLICK HERE).  These tournaments are held at area schools...Northridge, Elkhart, Elkhart, Jimtown, John Glenn Goshen, etc.

Each feeder program sets their own informational meeting dates and tryout dates.  As soon as we get those from the high school coaches, we will post them under the each feeder teams tab on this website and on facebook.  You will only want to attend the meetings/tryouts for your own feeder program/future high school!

Any players that will go to a high school that isn't listed will play for our Independent Feeder (Penn, Mishawaka, Catholic schools, South Bend schools, etc.).  We have coaches from all of those schools involved, just not one high school runs the division so we combine the players on teams.

2.  High School Club
Girls in 9th-12th grade that want to play non-travel play in this division.  Once in high school, girls are NOT allowed to play for their own high school coaches or with more than 3 players from their high school team on a club team.  We have this division to combine players and create teams.

These teams practice 1x a week...on Sundays only when they don't play (so we don't interfere with other activities/sports).  They play 6 local Sundays from January-March (dates under the power league tab).
Click HERE to see more information, including tryout dates and the information meeting!

3.  Travel/Limited Travel 
This program is for girls and families that want to compete at an elite level and dedicate more time (and money) to the sport.  Players looking to play in college usually choose this division for the level of coaching and competition as well as the exposure to college coaches.

Girls on these teams practice 3x a week.

Each team picks their own schedule at their first team meeting but you can plan on 2 out of town tournaments a month.  These usually require hotel stays Friday and Saturday evening.  We do have group blocks for hotels but families are allowed to stay wherever they want at these tournaments...with family, other hotels, etc.  We do NOT require the girls stay together.  Families are responsible for the cost of getting there, hotel and food at the tournament on their own.

Limited travel teams start in December and run through the week before spring break.

Full travel teams start in December and run through the end of June, with the final tournament being nationals in Orlando, FL.

For information on travel programs, including registration, meeting days/times and tryouts, click HERE