General Information about Indiana Men's Volleyball
5 Things to Know
The IU Men's Club Volleyball Team was formed as a member of IU's Recreational Sports Program. We are affiliated with the National Collegiate Club Foundation and compete in Division I (A Team) and Division III (B Team). The NCVF is our governing body for eligibility requirements, stating that each player on the roster must be an enrolled, non-professional student-athlete at Indiana University.
Each team has 12-15 members depending on positions and lineups. We take two teams to every tournament, and we also reserve a third team for practices and home tournament play. We hold try-outs at the beginning of each semester (Early to mid September) and host our own tournament at the Wildermuth/HPER Gymnasium every Fall and Spring season. Tryouts are typically scheduled for the second or third week of classes each semester.
Practices are held every Tuesday and Thursday at the HPER/Wildermuth Gym on the volleyball courts above the main floor from 8pm-11pm room 293. Shorts, volleyball shoes, kneepads, and a water bottle are recommended for each practice. The club will supply the nets and balls needed for practice. We also practice at a competitive level so we're prepared for tournament play.
Typically we travel to 4 tournaments per semester. This past season, we attended tournaments at Purdue University, Ohio State University, Michigan State University, Northwestern University, and Reno, Nevada for Nationals. We also host two tournaments our most important one in later February called the Hoosier-Illini Classic. Most tournaments take place all day during a Saturday or Sunday, so we rarely travel over an entire weekend. In the spring we travel also, finishing our season with the NCVF National Tournament in early April.
Dues vary each semester depending on how many men are on each team and what the entry fees for the tourneys are. They usually range from $200-300 per semester. However, we do have many fundraising opportunities to lower the cost of dues and to raise money for Nationals. Dues pay for uniforms, tournament entry fees, travel expenses such as gas and hotels, and various equipment usage throughout the season. The club is a not-for-profit organization and does not use membership dues to earn a profit. More information about Student Organizations at IUB can be found on the MyInvolvement Website.