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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 a fundraiser each season to all of our athletes. Every penny your athlete earns can be 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: Are there hidden fees for the season? 
A: NO! We strive to be transparent in everything that we do. The fees you see listed on this site are exactly what you can expect to pay for the season. Unlike a lot of clubs we actually include the cost of uniforms, club gear, coaches stipends, administrative fees and tournament entry fees in our prices. The ONLY thing that isn't listed is additional (100% OPTIONAL) travel tournament entry fees and Core Values does not cover any costs associated with traveling for any tournament. 

Q: How much is the deposit to play? 
A: For the 2019-2020 season it will be approximately 25% of the total cost for the season.

Q: What options do I have to pay?
A: For the 2019-2020 season all payments must be set up as auto-pay through our online processing service.

Q: When are tournaments and does it require travel?
A: Our tournament season is January through May. Travel can be up to 2 hours for Sunday events. Regional teams also participate in some multi-day events that may require additional travel. 

Q: Do players and parents need to be certified to officiate and score keep?
A: Yes all club level athletes will need to be certified to score keep for USAV events. Some athletes will also be selected for a referee certification. Core Values will pay the fee for these certifications. Practice players are not required to be certified. Parents of 12-14U athletes may also be asked to get certified to score keep for USAV events. 

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: Practice days/times vary based on the player's commitment level. Each player offered a position at Core Values will be provided with a detailed practice schedule including your practice locations. 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 30 weeks). The number of tournaments depends on the commitment level of the team/athlete. Most teams participate in 5-8 tournaments per season. 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, contact us for alternatives.

Q: Why doesn't Core Values participate in all 6 Power Tournaments? 
A: The only power tournaments we opt out of are the ones that fall on spring break, or if a team opts into a travel tournament that falls on the same weekend as a power. Our families have expressed overwhelming gratitude that they can actually take a spring break with their family and not have to plan it around a volleyball tournament.