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Under Armour Fall Academy 2020


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NW Juniors Fall Academy-2020

Fall Academy 2020: Grades 4-8; HS Grades 9-12. (6 weeks)

Practice begins the week of August 31st.

As you know, Washington State continues to update their Covid19 guidelines on almost a weekly basis.  We are also affected by the varying Phases that each county is in.  At this time, King County and Snohomish County remain in phase 2, which means outdoor sports only.  It does not appear either county will be moving to phase 3 anytime soon. So this year, Fall Academy will be held outdoors at BottegaOnce we finalize the outdoor volleyball format, the registration and payment link will be posted on this page.


NW Juniors takes the Covid-19 guidelines very seriously; the safety and well-being of the athletes that participate in our programming is our first priority.  We encourage you to review our Covid19-Related page so you are familiar with some of the steps we take to ensure their safety.

Fall Academy 2020 Details:

Our Fall Academy is an outstanding opportunity for players who are not currently playing for their school teams to get an opportunity to train and improve their indoor skills prior to Club Volleyball season. Because of the unusual nature of the 2020 season, and while Snohomish County is still in Phase 2, there will be no 6 v 6 competition opportunities. Even though we will be training outdoors, in the sand, we will be training primarily indoor skills.

Similar to club volleyball, players are put onto teams and trained as a team. During Fall Academy 2020, we will place 10 players on each team. Coaches will run practices on two courts with 5 players on each court. We will focus primarily on individual skill development and small-group training. Based on our experience, this is the best way to prepare for club tryouts while participating in a safe, outdoor environment.

Players in the 4th through 12th grades who participate in our Fall Academy will receive individual instruction, develop their skills, and be well-prepared for the start of club season. While we do not know exactly when USAV indoor club season will begin, we will use the Fall Academy to train and evaluate potential club athletes. We hope that this will streamline the team selection process once club season does begin.

The Academy begins in September and extends through the beginning of October. At the conclusion of the Fall Academy season, players will have the opportunity to enroll in one of our NW Juniors Volleyball Club teams. 

Registration is first come, first served until we fill all of our openings. 

We will use information provided on the registration forms to create 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. But we also want to make sure players are at the proper level so they develop at the pace that is right for their level of play.

Through the NWJRS Elite, Northwest Juniors, Summer Camp, Fall Academy, and Beach Club programs, the NW Volleyball Foundation is proud to serve over 500 athletes each season! Please see our PROGRAMS  page  for more detailed information on our club program!

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 8/30/2020, 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.

Practice Location:

NW Beach Volleyball Club (Bottega Beach)


ADDRESS:  [Directions] 

8305 168th St. SE
Snohomish, WA 98296

2020 Program Costs:

Cost to participate in Fall Academy is $450.00* (includes t-shirt)

Not Included in the cost but required:  AVP membership

Registrations are accepted on a first come basis and based on space availability.  Players are placed on teams based on the player profile provided at the time of registration.  Space is limited, so if there is a day you absolutely cannot practice you will have the chance to do include it when you register.

*Refund/cancellation policy: non-refundable.  

AVP Membership - REQUIRED by first day of Practice!

AVP Membership is required by the first day of practice in order to participate in our Fall Academy; you MUST get your AVP Membership BEFORE then!  

This is the insurance that allows players to step foot onto the court. The cost is $20.00 and is valid for 1 year. When registering select "AVP America" for athletic level".

2020 Practice Schedule

FALL ACADEMY (6 weeks) begins August 31st. (No practice Labor Day, Monday teams will get a makeup practice)

Teams will practice 2 days per week; practices will be 90 minutes to 2 hours depending on beach availability and daylight hours.

PRACTICES will be held outdoors at Bottega Beach Facility.
Keeping in mind that dusk for the first week of October is around 7:00 PM, weeknight practices will be scheduled to finish no later than 7 PM.

  • Current Weekday Practice times: May need to shorten first week of October.
    • 3:30 - 5:15 PM (3:15 Temp. check/check-in)
    • 5:30 - 7:15 PM (5:15 Temp. check/check-in)
  • Tentative Weekend Practice times:
    • 2:45- 4:30 PM (2:30 Temp Check/Check-in)
    • 4:45 - 6:30 PM (4:30 Temp Check/Check-in)

Although we will all be practicing in the same location, we will still classify teams by where the participants live. This will help facilitate car pools and also help with evaluations when it comes time to select teams for indoor season. In the case where numbers are not perfect, we may mix teams.

EASTSIDE TEAMS:  Practices are twice a week; one weekday and one weekend day.

NORTHEND TEAMS: Practices are twice a week; typically both are during the week, but could be one weekday and one weekend day.


PRACTICE SCHEDULE will be posted by Sunday, August 30th.


2020 Season Coaches

We will post our coaching staff once our teams are final. Given the structure of our one-location fall programming, coaches may be working with multiple teams.