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Fall Academy

Fall Academy Details

Our Fall Academy is an outstanding opportunity for players who are not currently playing for their school teams to get an introduction to Club Volleyball as part of a competitive volleyball team. Although other clubs are now beginning to offer fall training programs, what sets our Academy apart is COMPETITION.  Similar to club volleyball, players are put onto teams and trained as a team; in addition, we also have scrimmages and tournaments as part of the Academy. Players improve through team training (and learn the basics of team play) but they also get the opportunity to compete! This is the best way to prepare for club tryouts and to get a TOTAL fall training experience.

Players in the 5th through 8th grades who participate in our Fall Academy will receive individual instruction, develop their skills, and participate in organized competition. The Academy begins in September and extends through the end of October — it concludes right before club volleyball tryouts.  This is a great preview to our NW Juniors VBC Program which begins with tryouts in November, and runs December through May or June.  At the conclusion of the Fall Academy season, players have the option of enrolling in one of our NW Juniors Volleyball Club teams or waiting until we begin short-season training again. The primary intent of this program is to prepare for an expanded club program, however participants will have options should they choose not to play club volleyball.

We have room for up to 12 teams on the Eastside and 8 teams in the Northend.  Registration is first come, first served until we fill all of our openings.  There will be two separate groups of play: 

  • Group 1 will be teams comprised of
    • All 8th graders, or
    • 7th and 8th graders, or
    • All 7th graders with experience
  • Group 2 will be teams comprised of
    • All 7th graders (no club experience?) or
    • 6th and 7th graders, or
    • All 6th graders, or
    • A combination of 5-7th graders

We will use information provided on the registration forms as well as a skill assessment to assign players to teams, so please fill out registration forms completely.  We make every effort to keep athletes from the same school on the same team or maintain car pools.

Through the NWJRS Elite, Northwest Juniors, and Fall Academy programs, the NW Volleyball Foundation is proud to serve over 300 female athletes each season! Please see our PROGRAMS  page  for more detailed information on our club program!

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 9/1/17, or until filled. There is  a limited capacity; so a waiting list will be created once we have reached our maximum during the sign-up period. 

Uniform Package

The following uniform package is included in the Program Fees:

  • 1 NW Juniors VBC practice tee-shirt
  • 1 numbered, colored team jersey

.All apparel will run in Adult Sizes XL, L, M, S and Youth Sizes: XL

Program Costs:

Cost to participate in Fall Academy is $465.00.

Payment structure:

  • A deposit of $65.00 will be required at the time of registration.
  • Option 1: $400 due on Sept 1st
  • Option 2: $200 is due on Sept 1st and again on Oct 1st, 2017.

Not Included in the cost:  USAV membership

Cancellation/Refund Policy:  Deposit is non-refundable.  Any drops occurring after August 31st, 2017 will still be fully responsible for the total fees for the Fall Academy season.


In order to complete registration through our secure site, please have your debit or credit card available.  We accept Visa, MasterCard, or American Express. 

Additional Registration Paperwork - Required

Non-NWJRs Club Members: Additional Registration Paperwork

Speed up the check in process: e-mail to or fax it to (425) 671-5020 at least 3 days prior to the event.

NWJRs Elite VBC Members: Paperwork is on file. 

Additional Registration Paperwork

If you DID NOT play club with NWJRS Elite VBC or participate in any of our Summer Programs in 2017 then you will need to complete the following registration items.

  • Medical History & Release FormIf you played club this year, this is the same one you gave to your club or coach at the beginning of the season.  This is information the tournament director must collect in case you get injured at a tournament.  It helps the Tournament Director know what procedures your parents want used to treat your injuries.  It is also medical history for the doctors at the hospital... very important in case you have any allergies. 

  • Lystedt Concussion & Sudden Cardiac Arrest Form  Also a form you turned in at the beginning of the club season.

  • Proof of USAV Membership  See below for additional information

In order to speed up the check-in process, please e-mail the completed and signed paperwork to or fax it to (425) 671-5020 by at least 3 days prior to the season start date.

USAV Membership & Insurance

ALL PLAYERS MUST HAVE A USA VOLLEYBALL MEMBERSHIP. Membership costs are not included in the program fees. You will pay for your own membership when you register for USAV. There are three primary types of membership:

  1. If you played on a USA Volleyball club team during the 2017 season, your full junior membership is already secure through October 31st, 2017.  If you did not play for our Club NW Juniors during the 2017 season, please be sure to email us a copy of your membership card. If you don't have a copy of your membership, go to the USAV Membership Login Page and enter your personal Username and Password.  Once you are on your personal page, look to the left column, and click "Print Membership Card" and print that page.  That is your USAV Card.  Print out an extra copy for yourself and keep it with you... just in case.
  2. Summer membership became available in May and continues through October 31, 2017. Many athletes that did not play club, but participated in summer activities like camps or beach tournaments secure this membership for a partial season. Cost for this membership is $25 and is still available.
  3. Fall League membership will be available on or about September 1, 2017 and continues through October 31, 2017. This membership covers the athlete for the Fall Academy season and costs $10.

If you are securing a new membership, when selecting a club, you may either select "Northwest Juniors VBC" or “undecided” for club. If you select NWJRS, we will be able to see your membership in our club database. If you select "undecided", when you receive your confirmation email, please forward it to us at  

Please note that if you are trying out for a junior club in November (for the 2017-18 season) you will still need to secure a tryout membership. The membership you secure for Fall Academy is for the 2016-17 season and expires 10/31/17; Tryouts begin 11/1/17.

Click below to go to the New USAV Member Registration:

2016 Eastside Academy Teams and Schedule

Practice and Tournament Schedule

FALL ACADEMY season runs from the beginning of September through the end of October (club tryouts begin the first week of November, typically).
First official practice will be the week of September 6-11 (No practice Labor Day)

Teams will practice 2 days per week (including one practice on Sundays), with scrimmage matches or skill-specific training clinics included. Sunday practices will be 2 hours in length, weeknight practices will be 90 minutes to 2 hours depending on gym availability.

PRACTICES will be held at our typical NW Juniors practice Facilities


  • Tillicum MS (Ringdall): 11650 SE 60th St. (Newport Hills), Bellevue, 98006. [DIRECTIONS]
    • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday


  • Beautiful Savior Church Gym: (Primary Practice Gym) 12810 35th Ave SE, Mill Creek,  98208 [DIRECTIONS]
    • Monday - Thursday

The schedule depends primarily on gym availability and the number of teams fielded.

PRACTICE SCHEDULE: Will be posted above each team’s roster


(Replaces Sunday Practice)

last Sunday in September

At your normal practice time and location.
Scrimmages are with the teams that practice at the same time.

Eastside at TBA
Northend at BSC

Season Kickoff

First Sunday in October


Location: Tillicum/Ringdall

Season Finale


Sunday in October


Location: Tillicum/Ringdall





Sabry = Green / Pete = Gold
Coach TUESDAYS First  Last Grade   Coach TUESDAYS First  Last Grade
Sabry Tues/Sun 12:30 Sadie Bacon 8   Pete Tues/Sun 12:30 Lily Buysse 8
Sabry Tues/Sun 12:30 Kate Burke 8   Pete Tues/Sun 12:30 Lauren Carels 8
Sabry Tues/Sun 12:30 Maiya Chinn 9   Pete Tues/Sun 12:30 Emmelie Frausing 8
Sabry Tues/Sun 12:30 Clare Donovan 8   Pete Tues/Sun 12:30 Omri Ganzarski 8
Sabry Tues/Sun 12:30 Abigail Emert 8   Pete Tues/Sun 12:30 Bevin Kelly 8
Sabry Tues/Sun 12:30 McKenna Fenton 8   Pete Tues/Sun 12:30 Giulia Morgan 8
Sabry Tues/Sun 12:30 Sarah Hendrick 8   Pete Tues/Sun 12:30 Nadeen Radi 8
Sabry Tues/Sun 12:30 Octavia  Hoffman 8   Pete Tues/Sun 12:30 Grace Rausch 8
Sabry Tues/Sun 12:30 Ava Sanchez 8   Pete Tues/Sun 12:30 Mallika Shah 8
Sabry Tues/Sun 12:30 Mia Meighan 8   Pete Tues/Sun 12:30 Taneesha Sinha 8
Sabry Tues/Sun 12:30 Meghan Neether 8   Pete Tues/Sun 12:30 Sara Storniolo 8
Sabry Tues/Sun 12:30 MacKenzie Tokish 8   Pete Tues/Sun 12:30 Isabelle Utsler 8



Kelci = Black  / Jason = Royal
Coach WEDNESDAYS First  Last Grade   Coach WEDNESDAYS First  Last Grade
Kelci Wed/Sun 4:30 Lydia Aiello 7        Jason Wed/Sun 4:30 Macy Black 8
Kelci Wed/Sun 4:30 Katelyn Carlsen 7   Jason Wed/Sun 4:30 Paige Chinn 8
Kelci Wed/Sun 4:30 Jada  Cho 7   Jason Wed/Sun 4:30 Angel George 8
Kelci Wed/Sun 4:30 Allie Marinkovich 7   Jason Wed/Sun 4:30 Claudia Leon 8
Kelci Wed/Sun 4:30 Kate Moen 7   Jason Wed/Sun 4:30 Katie Miller 8
Kelci Wed/Sun 4:30 Alyssa Ray 7   Jason Wed/Sun 4:30 Isabel Mullet 8
Kelci Wed/Sun 4:30 Lauren Riffe 7   Jason Wed/Sun 4:30 Meara Norris 8
Kelci Wed/Sun 4:30 Savanna Sanders 7   Jason Wed/Sun 4:30 Natalie  Nowak 8
Kelci Wed/Sun 4:30 Sandhya Seetharaman 7   Jason Wed/Sun 4:30 Megan Reinke 8
Kelci Wed/Sun 4:30 Kelsey Weaver 7   Jason Wed/Sun 4:30 Alena Korobko 8
Kelci Wed/Sun 4:30 Kameryn Weaver 6   Jason Wed/Sun 4:30 India Silverman 8
Kelci Wed/Sun 4:30 Amber Wu 7   Jason Wed/Sun 4:30 Kaitlyn  Westby 8



Lexi = Navy  / Rod = White
Coach THURSDAYS First  Last Grade   Coach THURSDAYS First  Last Grade
Lexi Thur/Sun 2:30 Teresa Akers 7       Rod Thur/Sun 2:30 Aimee Brester 5
Lexi Thur/Sun 2:30 Ainsley Cahill 7   Rod Thur/Sun 2:30 Audrey Cho 5
Lexi Thur/Sun 2:30 Cate Henning 7   Rod Thur/Sun 2:30 Addi Egger 5
Lexi Thur/Sun 2:30 Bada Jung 7   Rod Thur/Sun 2:30 Sienna Evangelista 5
Lexi Thur/Sun 2:30 Ryma Patil 6   Rod Thur/Sun 2:30 Ellexa Gerdes 6
Lexi Thur/Sun 2:30 Bianca Quilliam 7   Rod Thur/Sun 2:30 Estella Griffin 6
Lexi Thur/Sun 2:30 Iyliyah Smith 7   Rod Thur/Sun 2:30      
Lexi Thur/Sun 2:30 Ellie Soderquist 7   Rod Thur/Sun 2:30 Emma Pollari 6
Lexi Thur/Sun 2:30 Jasmine Vuong 7   Rod Thur/Sun 2:30 Sabrina Sanchez 5
Lexi Thur/Sun 2:30 Riley Westby 7   Rod Thur/Sun 2:30 Maile Lani Sugamura 6
Lexi Thur/Sun 2:30 Eva Winter 6   Rod Thur/Sun 2:30 Emery Cocks 6
Lexi Thur/Sun 2:30 Campbell Smith 7   Rod Thur/Sun 2:30 Katie Kubicki 6

2016 Season Coaches

We will continue to update this list throughout the summer: 

Sabry Hefny (8) Debbie Miranda 
Jason Sanchez (8) Caitlin Sylvester
Pete Carels (8) Tony Miranda
Kelci Stewart (7)  
Alexis Peterson (6)  
Rod Paullino (6)