Mission Statement: The Bristol Boys and Girls Club Crush Volleyball program was created for Bristol area girls to play travel club volleyball at an affordable price.
Club Programs: Grades 6-12. For athletes who want to play at a competitive level. Teams practice on Sundays and one evening during the week.
Teams compete on the regional level, in NERVA, which is New England Regional Volleyball Association. Teams travel throughout New England for Sunday tournaments. Most sites are within 90 minutes to 2 hours from Bristol. There are 5 regional tournaments in which teams compete beginning the first weekend in March and conclude in early May.
Select (formaly HP) Programs: New in the 2018 season, Crush added 4 high performance teams, 15U, 16U, 17U and 18U. These teams will now be referred to as "Select". These teams competed in 3, 2-3 day tournaments as well as the 5 NERVA tournamnts. The HP season runs from December with practices starting, and concludes with NERVA 5 on May 2, 2021.
The 2021 Se,\lect teams are looking to include 15U, 16U, 17U and 18U.
HP Practices begin in December. They include Sunday afternoon/evening and one to two evening during the week.
Early Select Program: New in 2019. An early HP/select team at the 16U level was piloted. This team competed in 3 weekend tournaments at the HP level, plus several one day tournaments. This team's season concluded March 3rd prior to the start of the high school spring sports schedule.
**The 2021 season posed many challenges due to the COVID pandemic. The tournaments went much later that usual, into June. The early select team should conclude their season prior to the start of the high school spring sports season this season.
Any questions can be directed to director of the club, Gail Ericson, at .
About our Coaches
Our coaches bring a love of volleyball and a wide variety of coaching and volleyball experience. All of our coaches are SafeSport Certified, IMPACT Certified and background checked through USA Volleyball. Many of them are also coaches of successful high school programs, some are current or former college players and some work full-time and simply have a love of volleyball and giving back to youth and the community. Our HP coaches are all current or former high school coaches with extensive coaching experience.