I have a few questions about College Club Volleyball. I don't know much about it...is it competitive? Is it a good option for a player that wants a big conference college experience, but may not have the skill set to play at that level? Does College Club Volleyball mirror Juniors Club volleyball (tryouts, length of season, etc.)? Do all big conference schools offer club volleyball?
Thanks for your time,
Yet another VolleyMom :)
Thanks for your very good question. I am not as knowledgeable about college club volleyball as I am about intercollegiate volleyball.
My Instinct is that college club is the college version of adult USA Volleyball and would be more 'competitive' based upon the region of the country. It cannot be compared to intercollegiate volleyball because they would not be funded, or train, or compete at the same level as a NCAA Division I program.
The region of the country will have a certain influence; the west coast and upper midwest will have stronger college club teams than the upper east coast or southeast (my best guess).
I could not tell you if there are complete leagues, like the Big 10 club league? Maybe? I would have to differ to the feedback of a VolleyFamily.
But, I would hesitate to say that College Club Volleyball is a substitute for the big college volleyball experience. I think the best way to look at collegiate club, is the opportunity to play on an organized team, that plays matches against other colleges or adult teams, but you don't have to train every day or have the crazy pressure/travel of NCAA Division I athletics.
Not much of a help, but hopefully a bit of info. I would ask any of the VolleyReaders who have experience with College Club Volleyball, please share your experiences with us via the Comments section!