Bermuda Junior Girls National Volleyball Team
Paradise Hitters Volleyball Club
The Paradise Hitters Volleyball Club (“PHVC”) was established during the 2015/2016 season to represent the feeder club for the Bermuda Junior Girls National Volleyball Teams (JNTG). Since its inception, PHVC has grown from one team and 16 players to a 2019/2020 season end of five teams and 88 players. Each team generally trains on a Tuesday or Wednesday night and a Saturday morning. JNTG / PHVC teams have participated in U12-U21 divisions in overseas tournaments and have traveled throughout the US and Caribbean. Our teams also participate in the BVA sponsored Women’s Winter League, Women’s Indoor Tournament and the annual Bermuda Open.
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 Gary LeBlanc (firstname.lastname@example.org).
2021/2022 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.
It is anticipated that the 2021/2022 season will have the following training groups:
- U13 / U11
- U14 / U15
- U17 / U18
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 is a possibility of 1 overseas tournament to Daytona in December. Teams are planned to train on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday night with a second session on either Saturday or Sunday (morning / afternoon). Practice sessions will be 1 ½ hours during the week and 2 hours during the weekend. Beginning in November, certain teams will participate in the Women’s Winter League on Monday nights and ALL teams will participate in the Paradise Hitters Winter League on Sundays.
The first half of the season will be September 11th through December 12th, 2021. Specific times and locations of team practice and leagues will be published following pre-registration.
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 / beginning of March and during the third week of May.
The second half of the season will be January 4th through April / May, 2022. For specific times and locations of team practice and leagues, please see below.
Women’s & Men’s Winter League
The Women’s & Men’s Winter League is the BVA sponsored league where certain Paradise Hitters and Big Wave Riders teams participate. League participation is limited and once the season has started, competing teams will be named during October.
PH Winter League
The Paradise Hitters (PH) Winter League is new for the 2021/2022 season and will include ALL PH teams. The league will be designed into a 10 week long, two rung ladder system and will operate similarly to the BVA sponsored Winter Leagues. Rung #1 will consist of the top four teams and envisioned to play during the 2pm – 4pm time slot. Rung #2 will consist of the remaining teams and envisioned to play during the 12pm – 2pm time slot.
2020-2021 Season Refund Information
1. Returning Players
For all players who will be returning for the 2021/22 season, a credit will be issued against the first half season fee which will be invoiced, and due in October.
2. Non Returning Players
For all players who will not be returning for the 2021/22 season, a wire transfer will be processed to a specified bank account. You will be contacted separately for wire transfer details and refunds will be issued no later than September 30, 2021.
All players, returning and leaving, will need to complete the Pre-Season Registration form below to confirm how you would like your refund handled.
Note: Fees below are exclusive of any COVID refunds from the 2020-21 season that will be applied once final registration is complete.
Season Registration Fees
Season Registration Fees are $800 and payable in two installments. The first installment of $400 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 2022 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, ranging in the amount of $250 – $350 (per tournament), 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.
Refunds Due To COVID-19
The season may be suspended for periods of time or cancelled completely due to the changing, global, COVID-19 environment. If this occurs, and regardless of when it occurs, an assessment will be made during June 2021 to review whether or not a refund is due.
The 2021/22 season is anticipated to begin on Saturday, 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 – Thursdays & Saturdays plus Winter Leagues on Sundays & Mondays.
• U16 & U15 – Tuesdays & Saturdays plus Winter Leagues on Sundays & Mondays.
• U13 & U11 – Wednesdays & Sundays (Training and Winter League).
We anticipate season fees to be the same as in prior seasons. The first half season fee will be $400 and due in October. The second half season fee will be $400 and due in February (2022). If a player is selected for an overseas tournament, an overseas tournament fee of $250 will apply.
The following questionnaire will help us plan the 2021/22 season and will confirm refund treatment.
Please click below for the 2020/2021 Paradise Hitters Pre-Registration. Please complete this form no later than Wednesday, August 11th.
BVA COVID-19 Waiver
All players must complete the BVA COVID-19 Waiver in order to begin training. Further details on this process will be posted by September 11th.
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 email Gary LeBlanc (email@example.com) to receive your number. This number will be used throughout the season for various matters.
If you are a returning player, you will find your number when the team placements are listed on September 11th. Please take note of this number as it will be used during the season for various matters.
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.
2021/2022 Paradise Hitter Teams
Please see below for the team places as of September 11th. These teams will be the practice teams through the end of September but placements may change. Please see the for the corresponding practice times and locations.
TO BE POSTED FOLLOWING PRE-SEASON REGISTRATION
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.
JNT COVID-19 Policies & Procedures
Due to current government regulations and recommendations, we have implemented additional policies and procedures that we will follow before, during and after practice sessions as well as implementing return to play rules when players or player household members have traveled abroad. Please click here for the
Also, refer to BVA Updates on COVID-19 that affect all programs.