In the 2019 club season the BBGC Crush volleyball program piloted a short season for a select/HP team at the 16U age. The purpose of this team was to allow players a choice of a short season, which concluded after NERVA I, which was the first weekend in March. Traditional teams both regional and HP compete in 5 NERVA tournaments with conclude the first weekend in May. HP teams also participate in 3, two to three day weekend tournaments.
Due to COVID 19 Pandenic the short/select season did not happen in this format with many tournaments postponed until May and June. It is the hope that the early season will be able to resume in the way it was intended. That is to conclude the season before the start of the high school spring sports season in mid March.
For the 2021-2022 season a 16U and 17U and or 18U team will be offered for the Early season teams. The selection of the short season is dependant on the amount of registrations in each age group. If there are not enough players registered for the short season then it will not be offered.
This team allowed for players to participate in HP volleyball, then their high schools spring sports seasons without conflict.
Players need to have skills to reflect a HP player.
The following tournaments were arranged in 2020 and it is expected that the 2022 schedule will be similar.
January Winterfest Hartford 3 days
Feb. AAU 2 day tournament - Providence RI $16 AAU membership reuqired, not included in tuition
Feb. Mizuno Boston - 3 day tournament
Puma Valentines Friendship tournament - one day
March NERVA I
March NERVA II