Academy Program - VC United

ACADEMY

Academy Director: Christy Sitze

Locations:  Oregon | Rochelle

VC United's Academy is designed to offer club programming and training for small communities surrounding VC United with the multi-sport athlete in mind.


It has been our goal to "Grow The Game" by expanding VC United's reach through our Academy program. This program is designed to offer training (club programs, camps/clinics, lessons, youth programs, etc.) at locations that would allow multi-sport athletes and players new to club to get started with VC United close to home.

Eric Schulze, Executive Director

Academy Fact Sheet

Christy Sitze

Academy Director

779-861-2544


As the Academy Director, Sitze will oversee each Academy location. She will provide on-site administrative support, management support for the Technical Directors, secure practice facilities, secure coaching staff and ensure that the VC United core values and vision are fully implemented in each location.

Prior to arriving at VC United, Sitze was the Owner/Club Director at PowerUp after starting the club in 2010. In 2015, she earned USAV Iowa Region's Outstanding Program Director Award. As women's Head Coach at Rockford University, her team was ranked 3rd in the nation for blocking. She also was the Head Coach for the Oregon High School program for 9 years, winning 7 regional championships, 5 conference titles, and 1 sectional title. Christy's favorite thing to do is to spend time with her family and cook.

Christy was the obvious choice as the Academy Director. Her passion to see players advance to the highest levels of the sport fits the VC United mission perfectly. We are thrilled to welcome Christy to the VC United family!

Oregon Academy

Fundamental Player Development

Girls' Academy Teams are an ideal starting point for middle school and high school players looking to get started with club volleyball. Practices are spent working on individual skills with an emphasis on team play in a fun, positive environment. Academy teams compete against other regional-based club programs at competitive events and do not travel overnight.

The Academy Program accepts all players (assuming we have the numbers to do so at tryouts) and tryouts are simply used to evaluate and group athletes by age and/or skill level. Academy Teams compete in 5 single day tournaments at the PowerUp Series in Rockford.

All players accepting spots in the Academy Program will be required to compete in the Mizuno Cup (Sportscore II - Rockford) at the end of the season.

Technical Director

Mel Cozzi

Oregon Academy


2019-20 Season

Information Updated on 9/10/2019

U10-U18 Acceptance Fee: $200 | Season Dues: $600
*See Season Information Packet for details.
What's Included?
  • Age Groups: Anticipated Teams: 10-1, 11-1, 12-1, 12-2, 13-1, 13-2, 13-3, 14-1, 14-2, 15-1, 15-2, 16-1, 17-1, 18-1U10-U18
  • Academy Program will have 2 Team practices (Sun/Wed) per week.2 Practices/Week
  • Academy Program will compete in the 5 Single Day Events (PowerUp Series) and 1 Season-Ending Event (Mizuno Cup) all in the Rockford areaAcademy Tournament Schedule
  • All tournament entry fees are included in the dues.ALL Tournament Entry Fees
  • As part of their dues, players will receive a Mizuno Hoodie, three practice shirts and kneepads. In addition, Academy Program players will purchase necessary items for the Academy Uniform Package.Base Mizuno Package
Practice Sites
  • 1101 Jefferson St, Oregon, IL 61061Blackhawk Center (Oregon, IL)
  • 1100 Jefferson St, Oregon, IL 61061Oregon Elementary School
2019-20 Season Information - Oregon

2019-20 Oregon Tryout Information

Check-In: 30 minutes prior to scheduled tryout
Location: Blackhawk Center (Oregon, IL)
Cost: $30

Notes: Players will complete athletic testing, skills evaluation and competition evaluations at our tryout. Players SHOULD register prior to the 1st tryout for their age group/program whether they can participate or not to be considered. Players will only participate in one tryout/program. Selections will be made within 36 hours of each tryout.

Oregon Tryout Registration U10-U14 Oregon Selections

U10-U14 Additional Tryout

10 & Under: Sunday, Oct 13th @ 10a-12p
11 & Under: Sunday, Oct 13th @ 10a-12p
12 & Under: Sunday, Oct 13th @ 10a-12p
13 & Under: Sunday, Oct 13th @ 10a-12p
14 & Under: Sunday, Oct 13th @ 10a-12p

U15-U18 Tryouts

15 & Under: Sunday, Oct 27th @ 4p-6p
16 & Under: Sunday, Oct 27th @ 4p-6p
17 & Under: Sunday, Nov 3rd @ 10a-12p
18 & Under: Sunday, Nov 3rd @ 10a-12p
U15/U16 Make-Up: Sun, Nov 3rd at 10a-12p
U17/U18 Make-Up: Sun, Nov 10th at TBD

MS Age Definitions

11 & Under - Born on or after 9/1/2008
12 & Under - Born on or after 9/1/2007
13 & Under - Born on or after 9/1/2006
14 & Under - Born on or after 9/1/2005

HS Age Definitions

15 & Under - Born on or after 9/1/2004
16 & Under - Born on or after 9/1/2003
17 & Under - Born on or after 9/1/2002
18 & Under - Born on or after 9/1/2001

Rochelle Academy

Fundamental Player Development

Girls' Academy Teams are an ideal starting point for middle school and high school players looking to get started with club volleyball. Practices are spent working on individual skills with an emphasis on team play in a fun, positive environment. Academy teams compete against other regional-based club programs at competitive events and do not travel overnight.

The Academy Program accepts all players (assuming we have the numbers to do so at tryouts) and tryouts are simply used to evaluate and group athletes by age and/or skill level. Academy Teams compete in 5 single day tournaments at the PowerUp Series in Rockford.

All players accepting spots in the Academy Program will be required to compete in the Mizuno Cup (Sportscore II - Rockford) at the end of the season.

Technical Director

TBD

Rochelle Academy


2019-20 Season

Information Updated on 9/10/2019

U10-U18 Acceptance Fee: $200 | Season Dues: $600
*See Season Information Packet for details.
What's Included?
  • Age Groups: Anticipated Teams: 11-1, 12-1, 12-2, 13-1, 14-1, 14-2U10-U14
  • Regional Program will have 2 Team practices (Wed/Sun) per week.2 Practices/Week
  • Regional Program will compete in the 5 Single Day Events (PowerUp Series) and 1 Season-Ending Event (Mizuno Cup) all in the Rockford areaRegional Tournament Schedule
  • All tournament entry fees are included in the dues.ALL Tournament Entry Fees
  • As part of their dues, players will receive a Mizuno Hoodie, three practice shirts and kneepads. In addition, Regional Program players will purchase necessary items for the Regional Uniform Package.Base Mizuno Package
Practice Sites
  • Primary Practice LocationRochelle High School
  • Secondary (only if needed)Rochelle Middle School
2019-20 Season Information - Rochelle

2019-20 Rochelle Tryout Information

Check-In: 30 minutes prior to scheduled tryout
Location: Rochelle High School (Rochelle, IL)
Cost: $30

Notes: Players will complete athletic testing, skills evaluation and competition evaluations at our tryout. Players SHOULD register prior to the 1st tryout for their age group/program whether they can participate or not to be considered. Players will only participate in one tryout/program. Selections will be made within 36 hours of each tryout.

Rochelle Tryout Registration Selections Coming Soon!

U10-U14 Tryouts

11 & Under: Sunday, Oct 20 @ 10a-12p
12 & Under: Sunday, Oct 20 @ 10a-12p
13 & Under: Sunday, Oct 20 @ 10a-12p
14 & Under: Sunday, Oct 20 @ 10a-12p

Make-Up - TBD.

MS Age Definitions

11 & Under - Born on or after 9/1/2008
12 & Under - Born on or after 9/1/2007
13 & Under - Born on or after 9/1/2006
14 & Under - Born on or after 9/1/2005

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