Junior Olympic Volleyball

What is Junior Olympic Volleyball?

The Junior Olympic Volleyball League is a competitive travel program at the Y! It consists of try-outs, two weekly practices, weekend tournaments, position-focused practices, and speed/jump/agility training. Our dedicated, knowledgeable coaching staff helps develop fundamentally sound players. This program is available at the West Shore YMCA! The season runs from December to April. Our volleyball program is geared toward children ages 10-18 years old.

The West Shore YMCA is a member of the Middle Atlantic AAU Region. This competitive program allows players to practice up to 4 hours per week and participate in various tournaments held on Saturdays and/or Sundays. Junior Olympic Volleyball Clubs offer young athletes the opportunity to develop skills, play, and compete in volleyball. If you have questions, please contact Bryan Chittester at 717-737-9622. Explore below to access forms, dates, and additional information about the programs. Scroll down to read up on the latest club news!

WSY 2021-2022 Volleyball Club

For more information about club volleyball, please email or call Bryan Chittester at 717-737-9622.
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Weekly News & Updates: 5/10/22

‼️Medal Alert‼️

💙🏐 Congratulations to U18 Blue Abigail Wagner, on her commitment, to continue her athletic and academic career at Penn State Mont Alto! 🏐💙

The 2021-2022 WSY Club Season has been completed. Information for the 2022-2023 season will be available later in the summer. 

2022 Summer Open Gym Opportunities
2022 Summer Competitive Camps
2021 Mid-Penn All-Stars!

WSY Teams

13 Blue

13 Blue Team: 2021-2022 Season

Head Coach: Debbie Rutter
Assistant Coach: Valerie Heisey

Team is complete:

S. Chornak
M. Coleman
E. Gallaway
G. Gongora
K. Hoke
L. Passalacqua
C. Robison
A. Rose
L. Wood
L. Zeigler

13 Black

13 Black Team: 2021-2022 Season

Head Coach: Corrine Silvio

Team is complete:

A. Dellinger
Z. Dunlap
C. Heckert
R. Jacobs
K. Mack
E. Mowery
J. Musili
B. Payton
N. Skehan
M. Witte

14 Blue

14 Blue Team: 2021-2022 Season

Head Coach: Jenn Schreiner
Assistant Coach: Megan Brown

Team is complete:

L. Aschenbrenner
M. Beckett
K. Lusk
A. Mankoski
S. Petroff
K. Paul
C. Skehan
J. Smith
H. Snyder
B. Yetter

15 Blue

15 Blue Team: 2021-2022 Season

Head Coach: Maranda Gibb
Assistant Coach: Kevin Juliana

15 Blue Team Selections: Team is Complete

Keely Brown
Ashby Brummer
Kaitlyn Fassl
Chelsea Heckert
Siana Imamovic
Shea Leber
Joan Olson
Shae Ramberger
Mia Sigmon
Maddi Stare

15 Black

15 Black Team: 2021-2022 Season

Head Coach: Nicole Wishard
Assistant Coach: Sydnee Wishard

15 Black Team Selections: Team is complete

Jaidan Bainey
Kinsey Connor
Christina Eshelman
Grace Evans
Sophia Lengel
Jocelyn McGaha
Saniya Nick
Patience Oliveira
Rylee Radich
Ally Sanders
Charlotte Worley

16 Blue

16 Blue Team: 2021-2022 Season

Head Coach: Erin Lutz
Assistant Coach: Jennie Brokenshire

16 Blue Team Selections: Team is complete

Alana Beaty
Kira Eisenberg
Ella Kilko
Sarah Meyers
Megan Ressler
Emma Rizzutto
Makayla Schlosser
Amber Sprout
Laura Smith
Teagan Valente

16 Black

16 Black Team: 2021-2022 Season

Head Coach: Sam Wilson
Assistant Coach: Angelo Fairfax

16 Black Team Selections: Team is complete

Carleigh Courtney
Brenna Eckert
Lauren Radic
Reyna Schreiner
Gabby Skehan
Brooke Sprangler
Frankie Stricker
Grace Sullivan
Cameron Weikel
Gabby Wilt

17 Blue

17 Blue Team: 2021-2022 Season

Head Coach: Tom Frye
Assistant Coach: Becky Conrad

17 Blue Team Selections: Team is complete

Allie Aschenbrenner
Jayden Eager
Taylor Hallam
Kelsea Harshbarger
Megan Holmes
Dylan Knisley
Grace Lombardi
Hannah Smith
Jayden Snyder
Leah Youtzy

18 Blue

18 Blue Team: 2021-2022 Season

Head Coach: Russell Fleming
Assistant Coach: Erin Lutz

18 Blue Team Selections: Team is complete

Hailey Bair
Megan Chornak
Eliana Darr
Ashley Dunkle
Ella Forsythe
Duffy Gallagher
Olivia Minahan
Kaitlin Pluta
Heather Seubert
Camryn Thompson
Abigail Wagner

WSY Players: College Commitments and Alumni

2022 Collegiate Volleyball Commitments
Heather Seubert: Geneva College
Abigail Wagner: Penn State Mont Alto

2021 Collegiate Volleyball Commitments
Makenzie Shoop: Penn State Berks
Ava Thoman: HACC
Kyla Kolivoski: HACC

2022 College Commitments:

Junior Olympic Volleyball – Junior Olympic VolleyballJunior Olympic Volleyball – Junior Olympic Volleyball

2021 College Commitments:

Junior Olympic Volleyball – Junior Olympic VolleyballJunior Olympic Volleyball – Junior Olympic VolleyballJunior Olympic Volleyball – Junior Olympic Volleyball

Tournaments/Practices

2021-2022 Tournament Achievements

2021-2022 Tournament Results (Updated 5/2/22)
Gold Medals/Tournament Champions – 7 (2x-13 Blue, 14 Blue, 15 Blue, & 3x-17 Blue)
Silver Medals- 6 (14 Blue, 15 Blue, 2x-16 Blue & 2x-18 Blue)
Playoff & Gold Bracket Appearances – 44
Top 4 Finishes – 28

The WSY attended 58 season tournaments.
Qualified for the playoffs or Gold Bracket – 44x = 76%
Finished top 4 – 28x = 48%
Earned 13 medals = 22%

Season stats from our 9 teams

Private Volleyball Lessons

Private Lessons:

Please contact Bryan Chittester for more information at 717-737-9622.

Sessions Rate
Single Session – 1 Hour $50.00
5 Sessions – 1 Hour Each $210.00

“Buddy” Session Rate (2 players, split the cost)
Single Session – 1 Hour $70.00
5 Sessions – 1 Hour Each $290.00

2022 Summer Volleyball Camps

West Shore YMCA – 2022 Summer Volleyball Camps

Competitive Volleyball (WSY Gym) June 21-24
Participants must have club or school playing experience.

Times/Ages: 11-14, 5:00-6:30PM      Ages: 15-18, 6:30-8:30PM
Ages: 11-14 2021-22 WSY Club Player $70      Program Member $85
Ages: 15-18 2021-22 WSY Club Player $80      Program Member $95
Instructors: Coach Erin Lutz, Russell Fleming, & WSY Club Coaches
Coach Erin: Former Penn State Harrisburg player & current WSY Club Coach
Coach Russell: Asst. Coach @ Penn State Mont Alto & current WSY Club Coach

Competitive Volleyball (WSY Gym) August 1-4
Participants must have club or school playing experience.

Times/Ages: 11-14, 5:00-6:30PM      Ages: 15-18, 6:30-8:30PM
Ages: 11-14 2021-22 WSY Club Player $70      Program Member $85
Ages: 15-18 2021-22 WSY Club Player $80      Program Member $95
Instructors: Coach Erin Lutz, Russell Fleming, & WSY Club Coaches

Developmental Volleyball (WSY Gym) July 25-28
This camp is geared for beginners and/or participants with little experience.

Ages: 8-11, 5:30-6:30PM         Ages: 12-15, 6:30-7:30PM
Fees: Facility Member or 2021-2022 WSY Club Player $65       Program Members $75
Instructors: WSY JO Volleyball Coaches

To register, please call or email Bryan Chittester: 717-737-9622 or bryan.chittester@ymcaharrisburg.org

Upcoming Tournaments

The 2021-2022 season has been completed.

Positional Training

Completed for the 21-22 season.

Program and Tryout Information

2021-2022 Season Fees

Below is a list of all the club season fees: There are NO hidden costs and all fees are listed.

2021-2022 Club Brochure

Tryout Registration Fees:
Pre-Registered – $30.00

AAU Membership Fee: Either $14.00 or $16.00 depending on which option you choose.

2021-2022 YMCA Club Season Fees:
U12, U13, U14 – $725.00
U15-U18 – $1,075.00

*Estimated price for U12-U14 (including AAU memberships, tryouts, and season fees): $775.00
*Estimated price for U15-U18 (including AAU memberships, tryouts, and season fees): $1,125.00

2021-2022 Tryout Information

Tryouts will focus on the individual skills and athleticism of each candidate. Drills will be run to give the coaches a picture of your serving skills, passing skills, setting skills, lateral quickness, jump reach, and ability and willingness to take instruction. We will focus on offensive and defensive knowledge and skills in game situations. Additionally, we focus on how each candidate handles the stress of game situations.

The final roster will be selected at the end of tryouts. A committee of our coaches will have input into each decision, with the final decision being the prerogative of the head coach.

ALL TEAMS: Due to COVID-19 and continuing to foster an environment that is focused and without unnecessary distractions, we ask that all spectators remain outside of the gym during tryouts. We appreciate your support and ask that you respect our closed tryout policy.

We do welcome spectators during the regular season practice!

2021-2022 Club Brochure
2021-2022 Tryout Registration Form
2021-2022 Age Classifications

Tryout Checklist

Checklist:

  • Register for tryouts (you may register in-person or call the YMCA at 717-737-9622).
  • Register with AAU (see instructions and information below).
  • Complete the medical, registration and player profile forms (must be turned in at tryouts).
  • Proof of AAU registration must be provided at tryouts.

Items needed to be turned in at tryouts:

  • 2021-2022 Registration Form
  • 2021-2022 Medical Form
  • 2021-2022 Player Profile Form
  • Proof of AAU registration
  • AAU Registration:

    1. Visit www.aausports.org.
    2. Click on Join AAU on the righthand side of the screen.
    3. Click on Get A Membership, followed by Youth Athlete Membership.
    4. Go through the registration process.
    5. There will be a question that asks, “Are they a member of a club?” Select yes, and find the West Shore YMCA. Our Club Code: W344CY

    Things to bring with you at tryouts:

    • Tryout Registration Form
    • AAU Membership Cards and proof of payment – you can print this immediately after registering. If you did not do this upon registration, log into your KRVA and/or AAU accounts and print membership.
    • Completed USAV 2021-2022 Medical Release Form, printed, and filled out (located in the YMCA Forms link).
    • WSY Player Profile Form (located in the YMCA Forms link)
    • A tryout t-shirt will be provided.

After Tryouts

Team Selections will be posted on our website:

  • Regular offers will not be allowed to go out until 7:00 PM on Wednesday evening following tryouts.
  • No binding offers are valid before 7:00 PM on the Wednesday following the tryout weekend.
  • The regional office will be monitoring the emails to make sure that none go out prior to 7:00 PM on Wednesday.

Players will have 48 hours from the time they are emailed an offer. Your child’s tryout number will be posted on the website. Once a player accepts a spot, their name will be placed on the website. If the 48-hour deadline passes and we haven’t heard from you, a spot will open to another player.

If your child accepts our offer, then you will need to email Bryan.Chittester@ymcaharrisburg.org

  • An example of acceptance: My daughter, ______________, would like to accept or decline the offer from the West Shore YMCA to play on the 14 ________ (add Blue or Black if necessary) Team during the 2021-2022 season.

If your child does not make the original roster, they will be automatically placed on our waitlist. If a player on the original roster declines our offer, a spot will then open. Waitlist spots will open based on the team’s position needs.

Practices will begin the week of December 1st.

Credit Card Draft Agreement forms and Player/Parent signed handbooks will be due by December 8th. These forms will be emailed to you after team selections.

Forms and Policies

WSY Club Policy & Playing Time Policy

Playing Time & Season Breakdown

WSYVC plays the same competition as the majority of local clubs. Give or take a few tournaments, the WSYVC plays in the same amount of tournaments as most local clubs too.

Practice attendance will be taken into consideration (advance notice vs. not showing up). See handbook for more details.

Please remember that volleyball is a position-specific sport. With this said, some players will play more or less based on their positions and court rotations.

WSYVC does NOT guarantee equal playing time on any team. Playing time is left to the discretion of the coach. If a player has an unexcused absence during the season, her playing time may be significantly impacted at upcoming tournaments.
12s/13s – Even playing time is the goal at these levels, but it doesn’t always occur.
14s-18s – It is expected that all athletes will participate at each event; however, even playing time will most likely not occur and should not be expected. If a player or parent has an issue or question in regards to playing time, please address the issue with the coach 48 hours after your last tournament. If a team qualifies for a playoff, most coaches will play to win.

Signed forms are due by December 8, 2021.
WSY 2021-2022 Program Handbook

Medical Release Form

2021-2022 Medical Form

Must be turned in at or before tryouts

Player Profile

2021-2022 Player Profile Form

Must be turned in at or before tryouts

Credit Card Draft Agreement Forms

Forms will be emailed after team selections.

AAU Information

AAU

All teams will also register with AAU. AAU Memberships will provide us with more tournament options and many of these tournaments are closer to home. Please be sure to affiliate your child with the West Shore YMCA.

AAU Registration:

  1. Visit www.aausports.org.
  2. Click on Join AAU on the righthand side of the screen.
  3. Click on Get A Membership, followed by Youth Athlete Membership.
  4. Go through the registration process.
  5. There will be a question that asks, “Are they a member of a club?” Select yes, and find the West Shore YMCA. Club Code: W344CY

The cost of AAU Membership is $14.00 per year.

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