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Franklin Elite

Girls' Middle School Volleyball serving Franklin

What is the Franklin Elite Mini-Club program all about?

The Franklin Elite Mini-Club was launched in the fall of 2019 with a U14 team. About half of the team had competitive club volleyball experience; the other half had experience through clinics and recreational leagues. The team competed in three Mini-Club tournaments throughout the fall, earning two 1st place and one 2nd place finish. These hard-working young ladies concluded their season at the AAU Winter Kickoff Classic (the tournament that launches the official club season), placing 3rd out of 10 teams at the U15 level.

For the fall of 2020, we hope to field 2 - 3 competitive teams. Tryouts will be scheduled for late August and teams will practice twice a week from mid-September to mid-November. Teams will compete in 3 mini-club tournaments, which will last approximately 4 hours (typically on a Sunday) and take place locally. We hope to conclude the season at the AAU Winter Kickoff Classic once again (also a one-day, local event), which will allow teams to gain valuable experience at a club tournament.

While teams will be formed through a tryout process, we encourage all interested athletes to tryout, no matter their current level of experience. Some girls have an instant affinity for the game and demonstrate excellent technique and ability after minimal coaching. Others take longer to find their coordination, but become incredibly successful after reaching their full height. For girls who aren’t quite ready for Mini-Club, we recommend participating in the youth premier volleyball recreational league at Mass Premier Courts during the fall season.

Fall 2020 Season details:

Tryouts: Thursday, August 27 from 6:00 - 8:00pm
Call-backs: Monday, August 31 from 6:00 - 8:00pm
Teams formed by Wednesday, September 2nd

Teams will have 2 two-hour practices each week running from September 16 - November 22nd (Wednesdays 6:30pm - 8:30pm; Sundays 4pm - 6pm). Additional Sunday practices will run until the final tournament in mid-December.

The Mini-Club fee is $595 and includes:
-    42 hours of practice
-    Three AAU Mini-Club tournaments and one AAU club tournament
-    Uniform
-    One-year AAU Volleyball membership