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FAQ

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions that we receive. If we fail to answer your question here, please don't hesitate to contact us. 

Q: Is a payment plan and/or fundraising available to help cover the fees?
A: Yes! We have a standard payment plan available to all of our athletes and unlike some other clubs, we don't charge a fee to administer our payment plan. We also offer two fundraisers each season to all of our athletes. Every penny your athlete earns is put towards their account until it's paid in full. Once accounts are paid in full Core Values uses any excess funds to help cover the cost of the end of season banquet. 

Q: How much is the deposit to play? 
A: Local teams= $325; Regional teams= $425; Practice players= $150. These deposits are due at the parent meeting in October. Monthly payments begin in November. 

Q: What options do I have to pay?
A: We accept cash, checks and credit cards. Credit cards processed by Core Values thru our Square Up invoicing system are subject to a 2.75% processing fee. We also utilize Sportsengine for online payment processing at the time of registration. If you choose to use this service there is a one time fee of 3.5% +$1 for the entire season and then your payments are broken down into equal parts for the remaining months.

Q: When are tournaments and does it require travel?
A: Our tournament season is November through May. Local teams will participate in Saturday tournaments in the greater metro area. Travel time is usually less than one hour. Regional teams will participate in Saturday and Sunday tournaments. Some travel may be up to 3 hours (on rare occasion we may travel to WY).  

Q: Do players and parents need to be certified to officiate and score keep?
A: Local team members will not need to be certified unless the team opts into a USAV tournament, however, parents will be required to score keep at tournaments (usually a flip score board). Regional team members will need to become certified thru USAV. Core Values will pay the fee for these certifications. 

Q: Will I be required to sign a contract? 
A: Yes. All parents/guardians must sign a contract with Core Values. This commits the participant to the practice and tournament schedule as well as the financial obligation to the club. 

Q:Can my child participate in multiple sports while playing for Core Values?
A: Yes! We love our multi-sport athletes! We believe that other sports teach physical and mental skills that translate into volleyball and are overall beneficial for the athlete. We do ask that our multi-sport athletes keep in mind that we do have attendance requirements for tournament play, and that missing a lot of practice (with the Core team or the other team) can be detrimental to the growth of the team as a whole. Finding balance is the key to success with multi-sport athletes. 

Q: When and where are practices?
A: Practices during our club season are generally held at the Anderson Gym in Wheat Ridge and occasionally the Tony Grampsas Gym in Golden. Practice days/times vary based on the player's commitment level. All teams practice 2-3 times per week on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays with occasional Saturday and Sunday practices. Each player offered a position at Core Values will be provided with a practice schedule. We recommend you thoroughly review this schedule prior to accepting the position with Core Values. 

Q: How long is the season and how many tournaments are there? 
A: Our club season runs November thru May each year (approx 36 weeks). The number of tournaments depends on the commitment level of the team/athlete. Most teams participate in 4-6 tournaments per season. Athletes that are available also participate in 1-2 4v4 tournaments. All of our teams are also subject to occasional scrimmages lasting about 2 hours each. 

Q: What if my athlete can't make a scheduled tryout date? 
A: Part of what makes us unique is our ability to be flexible with our families regarding schedules. If you cannot make a scheduled tryout, we can treat any summer drop-in as a tryout as well. If none of those dates work, we will work with you to schedule an individual tryout with our coaches and a few club players. 


 
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