Kelly Barzak is coaching America's Team traveling to Australia. She is currently the Head Women's Volleyball Coach at Allegheny College. You can learn more about Kelly and Allegheny volleyball here, https://alleghenygators.com/sports/womens-volleyball/roster/coaches/kelly-barzak/1172
We want you on our Australia Volleyball team! You are invited because you are part of Coach Barzak's recruiting database. We look for good athletes who can play multiple positions and mix and match lineups. We like to keep our rosters small to make sure all players get a lot of playing time...so we need athletes that can play all over the court!
What is America's Team? America's Team shows athletes the world through sports. We introduce our players to a foreign country, its people and culture...and we play volleyball at the same time! It's the coolest thing in the world!!!
Below are links to review all the information about America's Team with your parents.
Registration Booklet - The Registration Booklet covers what's included on your tour, your tour manager, hotels, meals, safety and security of your team, insurance, payment plans and refund policies.
America's Team Videos and Testimonials - The videos cover the program top to bottom, featuring the benefits of travel, a typical day on tour and how traveling helps your college recruitment. Hear from players, parents and coaches that have traveled with America's Team.
Fundraising - We understand raising the money to travel is a common concern for all players and parents. We have been taking teams overseas for a long time, and have a ton of resources to help you make this adventure a reality!
Frequently Asked Questions
Will We Practice?
We won't practice. We are building this team with kids all across the USA, which makes it impossible to get all the players together for practice.
How is the competition level?
In a word...Good! The teams we face overseas are local club teams that play together year after year. All our players project out to be small college players...D2, D3, NAIA type level players. Occasionally, we get a player that goes onto play D1, but our typical player is one that goes on to play small college ball.
Can Parents/Family Members Travel?
Parents and family members are more than welcome to travel. We average 6 parents that go with each team, so I anticipate a handful of parents joining this team too. The cost for a family member is the same as a player. This guarantees you the same flights, hotels, meals, tours, tour bus, tour manager, etc...you get everything the players get, you just don't get to play. Please note: Family members over 24 will be charged the $100 Adult Surcharge.
What is the Adult Surcharge?
When we negotiate with our vendors for all the tours and excursions we take the teams on, the vendors give us the youth prices. When we show up with adults, the vendors charge us the full fare for all the tours and excursions.
When is my registration and deposit due?
Your deadline to register and pay your deposit is 30 days from when you received your invitation. Your deposit is due at the time of registration. We can't hold your spot without the deposit.
How much is the deposit?
The deposit to secure your spot on the team is $495. The deposit is not an additional charge. The deposit is part of the total tour cost.
What's Included in the tour cost?
What's Included...Flights and hotels, games/tournament fees and uniforms, tours and excursions outlined in the itinerary, coach tour bus and professional, bi-lingual tour manager, and breakfast and dinners daily.
Not Included...Lunches and spending money for souvenirs, tips, snacks, etc...
If you want to be on the team, Click Here to Register.
Please be sure to register from your preferred airport closest to home. To do so, simply choose the box 'I would like to depart from a different city than the rest of my group' and choose your airport from the drop-down menu. We will have you meet up with others to fly overseas together.
Please make sure your parents help you register. We can't hold your spot and you won't be added to the team without the $495 deposit, so you will need a form of payment.