2020-2021 EDGE Program

CMASS EDGE, one of our two new team programs, is designed for the dedicated athlete looking to take their game to the next level by getting an edge over the competition. We have redefined our former tier structure to encompass our former Tier 3 and 2+ teams into this new program. Utilizing sports performance training, position-specific sessions, team practices, and a goal-oriented mentality, we hope to emphasize improvement across all aspects of the game while providing a schedule conducive to college recruitment exposure. Additionally, these teams will have access to recruiting resources including a recruiting coordinator to aid with the process.

While we had hoped CMASS EDGE would be the only introduction this season, unfortunately, COVID-19 continues to play a role in structuring our program. With that being said, we will be offering a completely new look on the conventional club season. Given the uncertainty/discrepancies across the MIAA (and surrounding states), we will be providing an earlier opportunity to get our athletes involved in a training program by hosting a 3-4 session season. In doing so we hope to allow athletes/families the ability to get a jump start on the season while still offering flexibility for athletes pending MIAA allowance and compliance for local/regional COVID-19 guidelines.

Session I (Fall Season): September 27th – November 14th (Sun/Tues/Wed)

  • Position/skills training: 3x/week x 8 weeks
  • Sports performance training: 2x/week x 6 weeks

Session II (Winter Season): November 15th – January 1st (Sun/Mon & Wed)

  • Position training 2x/week x 6 weeks
  • Sports performance training 3x/week x 6 weeks
  • Team practice 1x/week x 6 weeks

Session III (Tournament Season): January 2nd – May 3rd (TBD depending on team)

  • Team practices 2-3x/week
  • Tournaments as per COVID-19 allowance

Session IV (Post Season Play): May 4th – July 7th

  • Team practices 2-3x/week
  • National Tournaments as per COVID-19 allowance
  • Potential NERVA tournaments

** To determine which age group to tryout for, please see the 2021 Age Definition Chart

  1. Click HERE to register and pay online for a USAV membership
    • Please note this is now through a new system: SportEngine
  2. Click HERE to register for CMASS EDGE tryouts
  3. Bring $60 cash or check to the 9/12 Rating Session which is non-refundable and will cover the cost for all tryouts (including Tier 1 – 2)
    • Checks made payable to Central Mass Juniors Volleyball Club.
  4. Call-back lists will be posted online after the rating session and first tryout
  5. Players called back to the last tryout will need to bring a $150 team deposit in the form of a check. If selected to a team, this is non-refundable and applied to the season cost, or returned if a player is not chosen for the team
  6. CMASS Membership Invites will be sent out during tryouts to those athletes who have been invited to join the program and will need to be accepted prior to the end of tryouts. (Commits athlete to CMASS for the 2020-2021 season through USAV)

Important Notes:

  • We are requiring athletes to make a commitment prior to the end of our last tryout. We strongly advise doing your research prior to tryouts so you are prepared to give a decision as we will be unable to hold team spots.
  • A mandatory program meeting will be held for CMASS EDGE Black & EDGE Blue teams for athletes and parents on Sunday, September 20th at 6 PM (Zoom meeting info has been emailed).
  • EDGE White will have more information sent via email regarding a program meeting.
  • View our COVID safety procedures
  • Questions? Email CMASSedge@gmail.com

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