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BVJ Player Named Player of the DECADE!


Allison Vaughan, Player of the Decade, played her whole club career at BVJ!

Allison Vaughan, who played her entire club career at Brazos Valley Juniors, was named Brazos Valley Volleyball Player of the Decade by The Bryan-College Station Eagle Newspaper.  Allison was a part of a great group of athletes that excelled for BVJ and their area high schools with two medals at Nationals, in both 14's and 17's, during their playing career.

If you missed the article, it's a great one! Take a moment to check it out!

https://www.theeagle.com/sports/rudder-s-allison-vaughan-named-brazos-valleys-high-school-volleyball-player-of-decade/article_b85df46c-c3f6-11ea-ab6f-d35123abf64b.html

BVJ Athletes Named to USA Volleyball's High Performance Programs!

Congratulations to Jillian Hardy, BVJ 12 National, who was named to USA Volleyball's 2020 Future Select National Training Program. This puts her in the highest training group for that age category.

Congratulations also to Jasmine Rau, BVJ 14 Mizuno, who was named to the USA Volleyball's 2020 A2 National Training Program.

The athletes were selected based on evaluations from video submissions this year because of the impact of COVID-19 on the normal USA HP Tryouts. 


Jillian Hardy


Jasmine Rau

Back on the Court!

Update: June 26: BECAUSE OF THE RECENT INCREASE IN CASES OF COVID-19,  WE HAVE DECIDED TO DO WHAT'S BEST FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL. WE WILL DELAY OUR TRAINING SESSIONS UNTIL JULY 13TH. We're as ready as you are to get back on the court!

Beginning, Monday, June 29th through the end of July, on Monday and Wednesday nights, BVJ will be back on the court! Training sessions will be at Brazos Christian School.

Registration for skill training sessions are now open. Click on the registration tab above this article.

Younger, inexperienced players should attend from 6:15-7:45 and older and/or more experienced players should attend from 8:00-9:30 pm.

Cost is $30 per session. If you wait until the day of the session, there is a $10 late fee.

Candi Baker will be our lead coach for these training sessions with other BVJ coaches assisting as numbers dictate.

Your school tryouts and season are right around the corner. Get some extra reps and instruction!

Registration Opens on September 1

All dates, times and venues are tentative, based on updates to the Covid 19 situation, as the year progresses.

Brazos Valley Juniors invites any girl that has an interest in getting better in volleyball to attend our tryouts! The great thing about our club each season is that we have girls from many different schools and cities in our club, so you will make many new friends and be challenged to get better by playing with people from different areas.

  All athletes must attend at least one tryout, but it is to each athlete's advantage to attend both sessions, if applicable, for their age group.

Our 11's (we plan to have 1 team) will tryout with the 12's. The initial tryout session will be on Sunday, October 25th  from 2:00-4:00 at Bryan High. We will then have a second tryout session from 6:30-8:30 on Wednesday, October 28 at SFA Middle School. To tryout for our 11's team, the athlete will turn 10 or 11 on or before June 30, 2021. If an athlete that is an "11" makes the 12 National team, we will place her there. If she would have made 12 Mizuno or 12 Premier, she will be placed on 11 National. (If the athlete was born in July or August, she can choose to tryout in her USAV age group OR she can choose to tryout with her peers that are in the same grade she is. When you register for tryouts, make sure that you select the age that you want to try out for.)

Our 12's (we plan to have 2-3 teams) We will have two tryout sessions for our 12's.  The initial tryout session for the 12's will be Sunday, October 25 from 2-4 pm at Bryan High. We will then have a second tryout session from 6:30-8:30 on Wednesday, October 28th at SFA Middle School.   To tryout for a 12's team, athletes will turn 11 or 12 on or before June 30, 2021. (If the athlete was born in July or August, she can choose to tryout in her USAV age group OR she can choose to tryout with her peers that are in the same grade she is. When you register for tryouts, make sure that you select the age that you want to try out for.)

Our 13's (we plan to have 3-4 teams) tryouts will be on Sunday, November 1  from 1:30-3:30 pm at Bryan High  and on Wednesday, November 4,  from 6:15-7:45 at SFA Middle School.  To tryout for a 13's team, an athlete will be at least 12 and turn 13 between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021. (If the athlete was born in July or August, she can choose to tryout in her USAV age group OR she can choose to tryout with her peers that are in the same grade she is. When you register for tryouts, make sure that you select the age that you want to try out for.)

Our 14's (we plan to have 3-4 teams) tryouts will be on Sunday, November 1 from 4:00-6:00 pm at Bryan High  and on Wednesday, November 4, from 8:00-9:30 pm at SFA Middle School.  To tryout for a 14's team, an athlete will be at least 13 and turn 14 between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021. (If the athlete was born in July or August, she can choose to tryout in her USAV age group OR she can choose to tryout with her peers that are in the same grade she is. When you register for tryouts, make sure that you select the age that you want to try out for.)

 Our 15's (we plan to have 3 teams) tryouts will be on Wednesday, November 18th from 6:30-8:00 at Rudder High School and on Sunday, November 22nd from 12:30-2:30 at Bryan High.  To tryout for a 15's team, an athlete will be at least 14 and will turn 15 between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021. (If the athlete was born in July or August, she can choose to tryout in her USAV age group OR she can choose to tryout with her peers that are in the same grade she is. When you register for tryouts, make sure that you select the age that you want to try out for.)

Our 16's (we plan to have 2-3 teams) tryouts will be on Wednesday, November 18th from 8:00-9:30 at Rudder High School and on Sunday, November 22nd from 3:00-4:30 at Bryan High.  To tryout for a 16's team, an athlete will be at least 15 and will turn 16 between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021. (If the athlete was born in July or August, she can choose to tryout in her USAV age group OR she can choose to tryout with her peers that are in the same grade she is. When you register for tryouts, make sure that you select the age that you want to try out for.)

Our 17's (our plan is to have 1-2  teams) tryout will be held on Wednesday,  November 18th from 8:00-9:30 at Rudder High School and Sunday, November 22nd from 3:00-4:30 at Bryan High.  To tryout for 17's, an athlete must be at least 16 and will turn 17  between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021. *Or the athlete can have the birthday with the age of an "18", but if she is in 11th grade, she can receive a USAV Waiver to play her grade. This is a new rule as of July 2020. (If the athlete was born in July or August, she can choose to tryout in her USAV age group OR she can choose to tryout with her peers that are in the same grade she is. When you register for tryouts, make sure that you select the age that you want to try out for.)

18's-(our plan is to have 1 team). This team will be a combined 17's-18's team. An athlete must be at least 16 and turn 17 or older between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021. Tryouts will occur jointly with the 17's. November 18th from 8:00-9:30 at Rudder and on Sunday, November 22nd from 3:00-4:30. 

Check-in and late registration will begin 30 minutes prior to each tryout. Please click on the Tryout Registration on our website.

 The non-refundable tryout fee is $40 and can be paid online when you register.  The tryout fee will increase to $55, 2 calendar days before the first tryout in your age group so get it done early! Your tryout fee includes the tryout session(s) and a tryout shirt.

 Please note that for girls trying out for 15's-18's, you must pay your $450 deposit fee before your scheduled tryout time.  This deposit must be paid electronically on your player's Sports Engine account.   If you are selected to a team, the only thing left to do, at that time,  will be to make your uniform payment. (New BVJ players will need to buy the required items and returning players will only need to buy the new red and navy jersey ). Monthly payments for all teams will begin in January. If you choose to pay the entire season's fees initially, you will receive a discount. If you are not selected to a team, we will refund your deposit electronically to the account that you paid from originally. If you are selected to a team and do not accept the spot that is earned, you will forfeit your deposit. (For girls trying out for 11's-14's, you will have appx. 3 days to accept your spot on a team by paying your deposit after team selection).

 For specific questions about BVJ, you can get a good overview by going to "handouts" and click on our 2020 Handbook. The 2021 Handbook will be posted by October 1st, 2020.

Lexie Williams Signs National Letter of Intent

Congratulations to Lexie Williams for signing a National Letter of Intent to play volleyball at Colby College in Colby, Kansas. We are proud of you and excited for your opportunity!

BVJ 13 National Wins Bronze Medal in Minneapolis

By BVJ Editor 04/25/2019, 8:45pm CDT

BVJ 13 National won the Bronze Medal at the Northern Lights Qualifier in Minneapolis. What a great weekend in a beautiful city!

BVJ 13 National is Silver Medalist at Lone Star Classic

By BVJ Editor 04/17/2019, 8:30pm CDT

Congratulations to BVJ 13 National who won the Silver Medal going 10-1 at the Lone Star Classic in Dallas in the field of 128 teams. The team was undefeated until the finals and had a terrific weekend!

BVJ 14 Mizuno Plays Great!

Brazos Valley Juniors 14 Mizuno finished 3rd in the 35 team field at the ATX Showcase this past weekend. Way to go girls!

BVJ 13 National Goes Undefeated!


BVJ 13 National Finishes First!

Brazos Valley Juniors 13 National went undefeated in the First Round of the Texas Championship Series held in Dallas last weekend, with a 5-0 record and never dropped a set! 

BVJ 14 Stars Finishes Second!


14 Stars Win Silver Medal!

BVJ 14 Stars earned a Silver Medal in their tournament this past weekend! What a great accomplishment!

Brazos Valley Juniors 11 National Goes Undefeated!


BVJ 11 National is GREAT!

BVJ 11N went undefeated in the Second Round of Houston Power League winning their pool and their cross match!

Also with great performances were 13 National, 13 Impact, 14 Impact and 15 Premier who all had winning records in Round 2.

Congratulations!

BVJ 12 National Qualifies for Tour of Texas!

BVJ 12 National will join the state's best teams as they qualified for the 2020 Tour of Texas. Congratulations! Great job also to BVJ 15 National and 13 National that just missed qualifying for the Tour, but qualified for the Texas Championship Series. We hope to hear great things from all three teams in the next two stops!

Brazos Valley 14's Teams Dominate Aggieland Classic!


BVJ 14 National Wins Tournament!

Brazos Valley Juniors dominated the field at the Aggieland Classic hosted by the Texas A&M Women's Club Volleyball teams. The tournament played on the Texas A&M Campus results in Brazos Valley 14 National winning the Championship, going 7-0 on the day. Brazos Valley 14 Mizuno finished 3rd and Brazos Valley 14 Premier finished 5th. Congrats to our teams!


BVJ 14 Mizuno Finishes 3rd!


Strong Performance by 14 Premier at the Aggieland Classic!

BVJ Blasts Into 2020 with Lots of Wins!

BVJ had teams at the Houston Power League #1 and are excited about several teams that went 3-0 to start 2020! 15 Premier, 14 Mizuno, 13 Mizuno and 13 Premier all won their Pool and will move up a bracket for Round 2. 15 Impact went 2-1, also having a successful day! We loved hearing about 11 National's first tournament and the success that they had for these girls starting their volleyball career!

In Austin, most of our older teams were competing at the ASC #1 and 15 Mizuno bested 15 National in a thrilling Championship Match 15-13 in the third! 18 National had a solid 3rd place finish!

 


14 Mizuno Goes Undefeated!


15 Mizuno Wins Gold!


15 Premier Goes 3-0 at Power League!


18 National Finishes 3rd at ASC!

BVJ Tryouts Have Concluded for the 2020 Season!

We are so excited about the 2020 club season as we had the largest turnout that we've ever had at Brazos Valley Juniors! 225 girls tried out this season. What a passion this community has for volleyball! We will field 19 teams in our 25th year!

Tryout dates for the 2021 season will be posted in the summer of 2020.

Recent News

Brazos Valley 15 National Earns a Bid to Junior Nationals!

Wow! Playing in the largest qualifier in the country, BVJ 15 National earned a bid  to USAV Junior Nationals at Lone Star Classic in the 15 American Division. Can't wait to see you represent on the National stage in Indianapolis!

BVJ 15 National Qualifies for USA Junior Nationals!

BVJ 15 National Headed to Junior Nationals After Qualifying at Lone Star Classic

    Watch This Amazing Video!

    BVJ couldn't be happier for, and prouder of anybody, than we are of Haley Slocum. Haley played her entire club volleyball career from 11-18's for Brazos Valley Juniors and has been a proud and loyal member of the  Texas Aggies Volleyball team. This week, she received a gift that is well deserved. Haley is an inspiration to every girl that loves the game and understands the value of being a terrific teammate in addition to playing volleyball for all the right reasons! Watch!

    BVJ All Skills Training

    Looking for an opportunity to work on volleyball fundamentals? Come join Candi Baker to work on any/all skills! Age is not relevant! Candi works with players of all ages to come get some reps and instruction. (Boys are also welcome!).

    Text Candi Baker at: 808-372-0887 to get more info!

     Join the fun and get some reps!

    Winners!

    This is What an 18-16 Victory in the Third Set Looks Like!

      2019 Rosters are Posted!

      2019 Rosters are posted! We will field 17 teams this season and we have 167 girls that will be playing for BVJ this year. Our teams represent 45 different schools! That's amazing!

      BVJ 14 National Earns Bronze Medal at USAV National Championships

      BVJ 14 National Earns Bronze Medal at USAV National Championships

        BVJ Skills Clinics and Training

        Registration is Open! BVJ Skills Training provides the opportunity to get reps on individual skills. Take advantage of the opportunity to get specific feedback and tons of reps! 

        BRAVO ACADEMY Developmental Opportunity!

        REGISTRATION IS OPEN

        BRAVO ACADEMY is a 6 week developmental volleyball training academy designed for boys and girls in 4th -6th grade. We will accept players younger or older, but understand that the instruction and drills are geared to 10-12 year old beginning players. This is a training academy, not a league that offers games and tournaments. We will teach the basics so that your athlete is ready and excited to hopefully try out for BVJ in the fall!

        This registration will open on August 15th and  will allow you to complete contact information, sign up for participation, and submit payment.

        To complete registration through our secure site, please have your Visa or MasterCard information available.

        Our next BRAVO Academy is tentatively scheduled to begin on Monday nights, September 14-October 19.

        The cost is $150. The price includes all skills training and a BVJ dry fit shirt.

        There are no refunds given for sessions that an athlete is not able to attend.

        All sessions are scheduled at Rudder High from 6:30-8:30 pm.

        The Registration "Home" is not currently available.

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        If you're looking for additional information about playing for Brazos Valley Juniors, please click on "Handouts" in the HOME section of the menu bar. You will see our schedules (by age group) and also our 2019 Handbook. The Handbook has information about BVJ, our club policies and practices and also our fee table.

        We look forward to seeing you at tryouts!

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        Brazos Valley Juniors

        Brazos Valley Juniors, also known as BVJ,  is a USAV club volleyball program serving Junior Olympic volleyball players in the Brazos Valley area. Brazos Valley Juniors is a non-profit 501(c)(3) club and is based out of Bryan-College Station, Texas. The club strives to provide quality volleyball training and competition, to female athletes from 10-18 years of age in Bryan, College Station and all surrounding cities. 

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          BVJ News and Happenings!

          Registration Opens on September 1

          All dates, times and venues are tentative, based on updates to the Covid 19 situation, as the year progresses.

          Brazos Valley Juniors invites any girl that has an interest in getting better in volleyball to attend our tryouts! The great thing about our club each season is that we have girls from many different schools and cities in our club, so you will make many new friends and be challenged to get better by playing with people from different areas.

            All athletes must attend at least one tryout, but it is to each athlete's advantage to attend both sessions, if applicable, for their age group.

          Our 11's (we plan to have 1 team) will tryout with the 12's. The initial tryout session will be on Sunday, October 25th  from 2:00-4:00 at Bryan High. We will then have a second tryout session from 6:30-8:30 on Wednesday, October 28 at SFA Middle School. To tryout for our 11's team, the athlete will turn 10 or 11 on or before June 30, 2021. If an athlete that is an "11" makes the 12 National team, we will place her there. If she would have made 12 Mizuno or 12 Premier, she will be placed on 11 National. (If the athlete was born in July or August, she can choose to tryout in her USAV age group OR she can choose to tryout with her peers that are in the same grade she is. When you register for tryouts, make sure that you select the age that you want to try out for.)

          Our 12's (we plan to have 2-3 teams) We will have two tryout sessions for our 12's.  The initial tryout session for the 12's will be Sunday, October 25 from 2-4 pm at Bryan High. We will then have a second tryout session from 6:30-8:30 on Wednesday, October 28th at SFA Middle School.   To tryout for a 12's team, athletes will turn 11 or 12 on or before June 30, 2021. (If the athlete was born in July or August, she can choose to tryout in her USAV age group OR she can choose to tryout with her peers that are in the same grade she is. When you register for tryouts, make sure that you select the age that you want to try out for.)

          Our 13's (we plan to have 3-4 teams) tryouts will be on Sunday, November 1  from 1:30-3:30 pm at Bryan High  and on Wednesday, November 4,  from 6:15-7:45 at SFA Middle School.  To tryout for a 13's team, an athlete will be at least 12 and turn 13 between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021. (If the athlete was born in July or August, she can choose to tryout in her USAV age group OR she can choose to tryout with her peers that are in the same grade she is. When you register for tryouts, make sure that you select the age that you want to try out for.)

          Our 14's (we plan to have 3-4 teams) tryouts will be on Sunday, November 1 from 4:00-6:00 pm at Bryan High  and on Wednesday, November 4, from 8:00-9:30 pm at SFA Middle School.  To tryout for a 14's team, an athlete will be at least 13 and turn 14 between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021. (If the athlete was born in July or August, she can choose to tryout in her USAV age group OR she can choose to tryout with her peers that are in the same grade she is. When you register for tryouts, make sure that you select the age that you want to try out for.)

           Our 15's (we plan to have 3 teams) tryouts will be on Wednesday, November 18th from 6:30-8:00 at Rudder High School and on Sunday, November 22nd from 12:30-2:30 at Bryan High.  To tryout for a 15's team, an athlete will be at least 14 and will turn 15 between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021. (If the athlete was born in July or August, she can choose to tryout in her USAV age group OR she can choose to tryout with her peers that are in the same grade she is. When you register for tryouts, make sure that you select the age that you want to try out for.)

          Our 16's (we plan to have 2-3 teams) tryouts will be on Wednesday, November 18th from 8:00-9:30 at Rudder High School and on Sunday, November 22nd from 3:00-4:30 at Bryan High.  To tryout for a 16's team, an athlete will be at least 15 and will turn 16 between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021. (If the athlete was born in July or August, she can choose to tryout in her USAV age group OR she can choose to tryout with her peers that are in the same grade she is. When you register for tryouts, make sure that you select the age that you want to try out for.)

          Our 17's (our plan is to have 1-2  teams) tryout will be held on Wednesday,  November 18th from 8:00-9:30 at Rudder High School and Sunday, November 22nd from 3:00-4:30 at Bryan High.  To tryout for 17's, an athlete must be at least 16 and will turn 17  between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021. *Or the athlete can have the birthday with the age of an "18", but if she is in 11th grade, she can receive a USAV Waiver to play her grade. This is a new rule as of July 2020. (If the athlete was born in July or August, she can choose to tryout in her USAV age group OR she can choose to tryout with her peers that are in the same grade she is. When you register for tryouts, make sure that you select the age that you want to try out for.)

          18's-(our plan is to have 1 team). This team will be a combined 17's-18's team. An athlete must be at least 16 and turn 17 or older between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021. Tryouts will occur jointly with the 17's. November 18th from 8:00-9:30 at Rudder and on Sunday, November 22nd from 3:00-4:30. 

          Check-in and late registration will begin 30 minutes prior to each tryout. Please click on the Tryout Registration on our website.

           The non-refundable tryout fee is $40 and can be paid online when you register.  The tryout fee will increase to $55, 2 calendar days before the first tryout in your age group so get it done early! Your tryout fee includes the tryout session(s) and a tryout shirt.

           Please note that for girls trying out for 15's-18's, you must pay your $450 deposit fee before your scheduled tryout time.  This deposit must be paid electronically on your player's Sports Engine account.   If you are selected to a team, the only thing left to do, at that time,  will be to make your uniform payment. (New BVJ players will need to buy the required items and returning players will only need to buy the new red and navy jersey ). Monthly payments for all teams will begin in January. If you choose to pay the entire season's fees initially, you will receive a discount. If you are not selected to a team, we will refund your deposit electronically to the account that you paid from originally. If you are selected to a team and do not accept the spot that is earned, you will forfeit your deposit. (For girls trying out for 11's-14's, you will have appx. 3 days to accept your spot on a team by paying your deposit after team selection).

           For specific questions about BVJ, you can get a good overview by going to "handouts" and click on our 2020 Handbook. The 2021 Handbook will be posted by October 1st, 2020.

          Lexie Williams Signs National Letter of Intent

          Congratulations to Lexie Williams for signing a National Letter of Intent to play volleyball at Colby College in Colby, Kansas. We are proud of you and excited for your opportunity!

          BVJ 13 National Wins Bronze Medal in Minneapolis

          By BVJ Editor 04/25/2019, 8:45pm CDT

          BVJ 13 National won the Bronze Medal at the Northern Lights Qualifier in Minneapolis. What a great weekend in a beautiful city!

          BVJ 13 National is Silver Medalist at Lone Star Classic

          By BVJ Editor 04/17/2019, 8:30pm CDT

          Congratulations to BVJ 13 National who won the Silver Medal going 10-1 at the Lone Star Classic in Dallas in the field of 128 teams. The team was undefeated until the finals and had a terrific weekend!

          Victories in Vegas!

          By BVJ Editor 04/10/2019, 9:45am CDT

          Lots of Wins in Las Vegas!

          Congrats to BVJ 15 National that went undefeated for two days before falling in the Gold Bracket to finish 9th in the 193 team field! And BVJ 17 National also had a great weekend, going 7-2, finishing first in their pool on Day 2 and Winning their bracket on Day 3! We are proud of you!

          BVJ at the Sunshine National Qualifier

          By BVJ Editor 03/19/2019, 9:30am CDT

          BVJ Goes to Orlando!

          Brazos Valley Juniors 12 National and 18 National spent part of their spring break in Orlando at the Sunshine National Qualifier. Trips to Disney World, lots of team fun, and the opportunity to play volleyball against teams from other parts of the country create lifetime memories!

          BVJ 15 Premier Living it Up!

          By BVJ Editor 03/19/2019, 9:30am CDT

          BVJ 15 Premier Having Fun at Cross Court

          Cross Court Classic provides the opportunity to play teams from around Texas and Louisiana and is a great way to finish off Spring Break. BVJ 15 Premier is enjoying some time away from the court!

          BVJ 13 National Wins Silver Medal at Cross Court!

          By BVJ Editor 03/19/2019, 9:30am CDT

          BVJ 13 National played their way into the Championship Match of the Elite Division at the Mizuno Cross Court Classic by going undefeated through the two day tournament, before falling 27-25, 25-23 to the top ranked team in the Louisiana Region. Other highlights on the weekend were 14 National and 15 National finishing 5th overall in the Elite Division and 11 National and 13 Mizuno  finishing 5th overall in the Club Division. Congrats to all our teams!

          BVJ 17 National Wins!

          By BVJ Editor 03/03/2019, 9:00pm CST

          BVJ 17 National Wins!

          BVJ 17 National had a great day in Austin on Saturday, winning the Eclipse 17's tournament by going undefeated. Congrats to the team!

          Prequalified for 2020 Tour of Texas!

          By BVJ Editor 03/03/2019, 9:00pm CST

          BVJ 13 National Prequalifies for 2020 Tour of Texas!

          BVJ 13 National finished 8th overall in the 2019 Tour of Texas, earning a spot in the Prequalified Top 12 Teams in Texas for the 2020 Season. This is an outstanding accomplishment for our club and our community! Congrats to all involved!

          So, if you will be a "14" next season, set your goal to earn a spot on the BVJ 14 National roster for the 2020 season and you are guaranteed to play in the prestigious Tour of Texas! It is the best competition in the best volleyball state in the country!