NEXT LEAGUE
NEXT League Evals take place this week and next week! Be sure to register online and show up for evals.  

Frequently Asked Questions


The practice days are Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Sunday's are typically used for clinics and for our ATL Practices. Below are the times we use each day- 

Possible Sunday Practice Times: 1:00-3:00, 3:00-5:00, 5:00-7:00 and 7:00-9:00

Possible Monday Practice Times: 5:30-7:30 and 7:30-9:30

Possible Tuesday Practice Times: 5:30-7:30 and 7:30-9:30

Possible Wednesday Practice Times: 5:30-7:30 and 7:30-9:30

Possible Thursday Practice Times: 5:30-7:30 and 7:30-9:30

An example of an ATL Practice schedule would be on Sunday from 3:00-5:00 and Wednesday from 5:30-7:30

An example of a Travel Practice Schedule would be Tuesday from 5:30-7:30 and Thursday from 7:30-9:30

* If your daughter is on a 13 or under team your practice will always be 5:30-7:30

* As a reminder each team will come through Cobb Atlanta once a week and then practice either at McCleskey or Lassiter for the other day of practice. 


Playing time on each club team is different based on the level of each team.

 

Red Level - On a red level team, playing time is not guaranteed. In fact, playing time is not even discussed. However, your coach may have a conversation with a player regarding the skills she needs to work on.

Black Level - On a black level team, playing time is fair (not equal) play during pool play. During playoffs/bracket play, the most competitive and strategic line-up should be used to try to win.

Blue Level - On a blue level team, play is fair (not equal) during pool play and playoffs/bracket play.

 

 

Commitment Night:

  • 14s and Under: October  24, 2017
  • 15s and Up: November 8, 2017

 

Practices Begin:  The week following the 15s and up Commitment Night. We will take Thanksgiving week off along with Christmas Break. However, there will be options for Holiday Practices, these practice are up to your coaches. 

Regionals (End of Regular season for most teams): Spring 2018


Team names will consist of age + coaches name. Ex. 14 John 

 

 


This will depend on the number of teams formed at tryouts, and we will allow teams to compete in higher level tournaments. For example, a Black Level Team could play in a power tournament over the course of the season which is comparable to some of the Red Level Tournaments


Cobb Atlanta will have 3 levels of teams, based on level of competition and travel schedule. Our ATL teams are also classified as a Black or Blue level team based on their playing time expectations. 

They are as follows: 

Red- National Level Team playing in National Qualifiers traveling Nationaly to play. These teams will also be a playing in either USA, American or  Power at all events. Teams will finish season at National Level Tournament, either AAU Tournament or USAV Nationals. 

Black- Regional Level Team playing at power and/or club tournaments depending on the level of skill. All black level teams will not play in the same level or same exact tournaments. Tournament schedules and divisions are decided upon on an individual team basis and what is best for the team.

Blue- Regional Level Team playing at club level tournaments.

 

 

Cobb Atlanta's NEXT/YMCA league is a developmental league for girls ages 7 years old - 14 years old, and boys 7-10.  

Where does the NEXT/YMCA league practice?

We have practices at both the Northeast Cobb YMCA, the Northwest Cobb YMCA, the G. Cecil Pruett Canton YMCA, and LakePoint Sports Complex.  

Are there tryouts for the NEXT/YMCA league?

We do not have tryouts for the NEXT/YMCA program, but we do have evaluations. Every player is required to come to an evaluation night, whether or not they are new to the program, and every player will be placed on a team.  Players who have played before may attend an evaluation for a Select League, a league for each age group that allows players that have played volleyball before to play against each other.  

What is the purpose of the NEXT/YMCA league?

The purpose of Cobb Atlanta's NEXT/YMCA league is to teach players the game of volleyball in a healthy and fun environment.  It is our goal to group players of the same skill and experience levels together, in order to provide each player with the best experience possible.

 

Please visit www.cobbatlanta.com/NEXT for the current NEXT/YMCA League information.


Each travel team (Red, Black, Blue) is assigned at least 2 coaches for a smaller player-coach ratio.   Our ATL teams will have 2 coach for each team as well, and have a lead coach for the ATL program.  Our NEXT/YMCA team has 1 coach per team. 


Cobb Atlanta's NEXT/YMCA league is open to boys from 7-10 years old.  We only offer club teams for girls, but if you are looking for boys club volleyball - we encourage you to check out Southern Storm (a boys club in Atlanta).


Each Cobb Atlanta club team practices will practice at least once per week at our facility, the CAJ Center (1880 West Oak Pkwy Ste. 218 Marietta GA 30062).   Other practice locations include McCleskey MS (4080 Maybreeze Rd, Marietta GA 30066) and Lassiter HS (2601 Shallowford Rd, Marietta GA 30066).  We occasionally use other venues as needed.   


Please see the Pricing Chart.


The number of tournaments depends on each team. See the pricing breakdown for more info.


Each team either Travel or ATL will have at least 2 practices a week. However, 13-1, 14-1, 14-2, 15-1, 15-2, 16-1, 16-2, 17-1 and 18-1 will have 3 practices a week on a non tournament week. If there is inter club scurnnage schedule for the weekend that will take place of your 3rd practice for the week. Each Travel team will also be required to attend at least 1 fitness session a week as well. However, the teams that practice 3 days a week will also be required to attend Fitness twice a week throughout the entire season.