I'm New! FAQs

I'm new to this!  What's the process?

We're excited you're interested in club volleyball!  Here's the general progression of events:

  • The first step is to register for tryouts on our website to the correct age group. 

  • Come to at least one of the tryout dates for your age group. 

  • Offers will be provided after tryouts.  You'll have the opportunity to accept or decline your offer.  

  • After you accept, you'll need to join TeamApp (if you hadn't alreaady) to receive your team's official communications. 

  • We'll hold a Meet & Greet before the season starts.  This is when we provide your tournament schedule (although it will likely already be posted on the website), your daughter will try on uniforms for sizing, and you can meet your directors, coaches, and other players and parents. 

  • During the first week of January, your daughter's season will officially start!  She will practice weekly and have tournaments throughout the season.  The season will conclude when the last tournament for your team is over. 

  • Usually during the first week of July, we will sent out early acceptance offers for the following season. 


How do I know when tryouts are?

Tryouts will be announced soon on our website.  The best way to get Arsenal information like tryout dates is to join our TeamApp.  When you join TeamApp, you'll receive a notification to your phone, as well as an email to the address you signed up with.

How do I register for tryouts?

Tryout registration will be posted on our website.  We'll ask you things like name, school grade level, birth date, position, level you'd like to tryout for, and collect tryout fees.  The best way to get updates when registration is open is to join our TeamApp.  When you join TeamApp, you'll receive a notification to your phone, as well as an email to the address you signed up with.

How do I know what age group my daughter will play in?

Providing us your daughter's birth date and school grade level are two of the most critical requirements.  We use the criteria on the OVR's Age Divisions web page to determine the correct age group.  There are some tournaments outside of the OVR (such as AAU) that we also need to ensure your daughter's eligibility in her age group based on her birth date and school grade level.

How do I know if my daughter gets an offer?

We will post tryout results on our website following the conclusion of tryouts.

How do we accept or decline our offer?

There will be detailed instructions on the website on how to accept or decline your offer.  It's usually as simple as clicking on your daughter's tryout number and filling out a short form.  We will remind your daughter of the process during tryouts as well.

If we accept, are we held responsible for the contract?

Yes.  Our contracts are binding.  It is critical for our teams that all acceptances will actually be playing on that team.





When is the club volleyball season?

The duration of the volleyball season depends on the age and level.  Practices are weekly until the last tournament of the season.  The last tournament for each team concludes the season for that team.

Ages 10-12 (All levels): First week of January through May

Regional (All Ages): First week of January through May

American (All Ages): First week of January through June

National (All Ages): First week of January through June

How much are club fees?

This depends on the age and level of competition.  Typically, we have 3 levels of competition: Regional, American, and National.  For details on rates for each level, please email: cincyarsenal@gmail.com.

What are included in our club fees?

Your club fees cover uniform packages, equipment, coaching and administration fees, court practice time, and tournament entry fees.  It does not include any costs associated with your travel, such as hotel rooms, food, and gas.

What are the levels of competition, and what's the difference?

Regional: Practices are once a week.  Tier training is once a week.  There are typically 5-7 tournaments.  Tournament travel is typically less than 3 hours.

American: Tournament travel are typically within Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee.  Nationals are typically in Chicago, IL.

National: Tournament travel are typically within Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Missouri.  Nationals depend on if a team qualifies.  Qualifying teams will go to x.  Teams that don't qualify will attend nationals in Orlando, FL.

Early contracts

Addt'l Training


How can I make a payment?

Payments can be mailed or paid online.  Please do not mail us cash or money orders.


Checks or cashier's checks should be made payable to Arsenal Volleyball Academy and can be mailed to the following address:

Arsenal Volleyball Academy

Attn: Kellie Barnhart

6242 Green Knoll Circle

Hamilton, OH 45011

Online Payments can be done with a credit/debit card or Paypal below.

Is there anything we can do at home?

If you have a volleyball, girls can work on self passing and setting, or peppering with a family member.  We recommend a weekly routine including cardio, strength training, and plyometrics.  You can also get on the schedule to resume strength and agility training now.  Our favorite trainers at The Academy of Sports Performance reopened on May 26.  Call (513) 407-8809 to get on the schedule.

Are private lessons an option?

Yes, beginning June 1 at Sports Plus.  We strongly encourage all of our players to take advantage of private lessons with their coach, or any of our other coaches on staff.  The decision to take on a private lesson will be at the discretion of the coach you're requesting.  When our coaches instruct, they do so on their own time and operate as an individual.  If your own coach is unable or unwilling to do private lessons, or if you'd just prefer to try another coach, we can help pair you with a coach to assist in your goals on our private lessons request page.  If you're training at Sports Plus, please keep in mind that court availability and gym/personal fitness venue requirements set forth by the Ohio Department of Health would still be applicable.

Where can I find the original club fees and rules?

How do I get on Team App?

Team App is required for every team at Arsenal.  It is the best way to receive Club information and team-specific communication from your coach and Directors.  Click on the Team App icon below to sign up.

What other resources are available for additional practice?

We offer Tier Training for each team that helps enhance specific skills.  We also offer Private Lessons to aid players in strengthening their specific or overall skills.  Lessons can be requested by filling out the form hereWe recommend professional Strength Training that is extremely beneficial to a player's overall athleticism and coordination.  You can read more information here

How can I increase my chances of getting recruited by college coaches?

Aside from private lessons, we also offer a Skills Tape.  Skills Tapes help to showcase a player's overall and/or specific skills.  You can get more details and request a Skills Tape by clicking here.

Why Arsenal?

Arsenal is a non-profit organization that cares less about the money made and more about developing our athletes to compete with the best.  All owners and directors are volleyball players whose passion for volleyball continues through the development of their players.  We're proud to offer superior coaching at a price that's affordable.  And we're proud to say that many of our athletes get recognized and signed by collegiate recruiters.

How much are club and travel fees?

Travel fees can vary depending on tournament locations and hotel rates.  Please email CincyArsenal@gmail.com for pricing on club rates.

What if we can't afford the club and/or travel fees?

We exhaust every resource and option possible to provide an opportunity to join a team.  Some teams travel less, and to closer destinations, than other teams, such as a Regional team versus a National team.  This will cut down on travel expenses.  There are other options that we offer that we would be happy to discuss.  Just send us an email to CincyArsenal@gmail.com, and we will be happy to explore all possible options with you.

For any other questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to us by sending an email to: CincyArsenal@gmail.com

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