Bermuda Junior Boys National Volleyball Team
Big Wave Riders Volleyball Club
The Big Wave Riders Volleyball Club (“BWRVC”) is the feeder club for the Bermuda Junior Boys National Volleyball Teams (JNTB). BWRVC generally trains on a Thursday night and Sunday mornings. JNTB / BWRVC teams have participated in overseas tournaments and have traveled throughout the US and Caribbean. Our teams also participate in the BVA sponsored Men’s Winter League and Men’s Indoor Tournament.
This program, along with all other BVA programs, are run on a 100% volunteer basis and through the generous support of our sponsors. We want to thank our sponsors, coaches, team managers, administrators and parents for everything that you do. Whether it’s one hour or many hours or one dollar or many dollars, our success is a direct result of the team effort that continues from year to year. Thank you very much.
If you’re interested in supporting the program, in any way, please contact the BVA (email@example.com).
2022/2023 Season Information
(Please read carefully. Pre-Registration & Season Registration Links are below)
Due to the occurrence of the current COVID-19 pandemic, everything outlined below is subject to change with very little notice. We ask for everyone’s patience during this time. Our goal is to provide as much consistency as possible, however there will be matters that are out of our control that may affect the season. We will do our best to provide updates as soon as possible.
Initial team composition will be based on the number of players registered, age, skill, team need and prior history. The month of September will be used to assess all players and by September 30th any changes the coaches deem appropriate, will be made.
SEASON SUMMARY – 1ST HALF
The first half of the season will consist of training and Winter League participation and there will be NO overseas tournament travel. Teams are planned to train on Monday night and Saturday (morning). Practice sessions will be 1 ½ or 2 (TBA) hours during the week and 2 hours during the weekend. Beginning in November, teams will participate in the Men’s Winter League on Tuesday nights.
The first half of the season will be from mid-September through mid-December.
SEASON SUMMARY – 2ND HALF
The second half of the season will consist of training, Winter League participation as well as planned participation in overseas tournaments at the end of February and another tournament TBA.
The second half of the season will be the beginning of January through April.
Season Registration Fees
Season Registration Fees are $900 and payable in two installments. The first installment of $500 is due at Season Registration (outlined below) and due no later than October 15th. Players will not be able to train if this fee is not paid by the stated deadline.
The second installment will be due in February 2023 but will be tied to the annual fundraising raffle which will be further discussed in more detail in November.
This Season Registration Fee applies to any player who registers (at any point) during the first half of the season (define above). In certain circumstances, players may be eligible to enter the program during the second half of the season. In these cases, Season Registration Fees apply at discounted rates.
Player Tournament Fees
If a player is selected for a traveling team, a Player Tournament Fee will be due approximately two weeks after the traveling team is named. Failure to pay this fee by the time of departure will result in the player not traveling and possibly owing for expenses incurred due to last minute travel changes.
We understand that the last few years have been hard on a lot of people. Please visit the following link to see more information on Financial Aid: http://www.bva.bm/financial-aid/
The 2022/23 season is anticipated to begin on Sunday, September 11, 2021. As we’ve certainly experienced, everything is subject to change but we will plan to send teams to Daytona Beach in December and Boston in February / March of next year. Training times are yet to be finalized, however, the following times are being considered and we hope to remain consistent with these times throughout the season:
- U18 – Mondays & Saturdays plus Winter League on Tuesdays.
- U16 – Mondays & Saturdays plus Winter / Youth Leagues on Sundays & Tuesdays.
- U14 – Mondays & Saturdays plus Youth Leagues on Sundays.
The first half season fee will be $500 and due in October. The second half season fee will be $400 and due in February (2023). If a player is selected for an overseas tournament, an overseas tournament fee will apply.
Please click below for the 2022/2023 Pre-Registration. Please complete this form no later than August 29th.
If you missed the Pre-Registration window, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to see if space is available in the appropriate age group.
BVA Youth Membership
If you are a new player, you will need to register with the BVA as Youth Member. This is a $0 membership for all junior (anyone under the age of 18) players. Upon completion of this membership process a membership number will be generated, however you will not receive the number via email.
Please click below for the BVA Youth Membership Registration
Season Registration opens October 1st and must be completed by all players who wish to continue with the program past their assessment period.
2022/23 Big Wave Rider Training Groups
The below document confirms the initial training group placement for those who have completed the Pre-Registration Process.
As a reminder, the month of September is used to assess all players and training is at no cost. It gives the coaches a chance to see where everyone fits and but also allows players to check out the program and see what we’re all about. During September, players may move between training groups, as needed. On or around October 1st, the coaches will make a final determination on placement and at that point, players will determine whether they would like to continue with the season. Please see the attached placement document for all pre-registered participants.
Coaching & Team Manager Staff
Our coaching staff consist of dedicated individuals who are not only passionate about the sport but passionate about encouraging our juniors to be the best players they can be by providing an environment that provides sound fundamental training, challenges players to go beyond their limits, provides in-depth knowledge of the game and trying to have a little fun while doing it. Most of our coaches have numerous years of experience playing high level club, college or university and Bermuda National Team (Senior) volleyball.
All Head & Assistant Coaches are SCARS certified.