young gators

gators has increased our offerings of developmental programs for athletes under 11 years old.

at what age should my daughter start playing volleyball?

Traditionally in New England, girls would often wait until 8th or 9th grade to try out the sport. This has changed dramatically in recent years, as many more girls in 3rd through 6th grade are taking an interest in the game.


At Gators Volleyball Club, we are very excited about this trend, and we have taken steps to foster these younger athletes. Gators was instrumental in introducing youth tournaments for girls 11 and younger against other clubs in New England, and we have increased our offerings of developmental programs for athletes in this age range.


These programs provide great opportunities for younger players to build and improve their skills in a low pressure, non-competitive environment, along with learning how to apply the skills during team play. For the 2019 season, Gators was proud to form the first U10 team to compete in NERVA tournament series.

Gators Youth Volleyball

Gators is proud to be a pioneer in paving the way for younger athletes to get involved. In 2019, Gators was instrumental in helping NERVA establish a new division of play in New England, called the U12 Tripleball division, in which our U10 and U11 teams compete. We are very excited how much this division has continued to grow since then.

U11 Program

Gators is excited to offer a special program this year for girls born on or after July 1, 2012. The program will include weekly training in a fun and game-like setting, and no experience is necessary.

The program may also include scrimmages or tournaments against other clubs. The group will train on saturdays at 8am-10am at the billerica boys & girls club (19 campbell road) from December 2, 2023 and ending april 27, 2024.



01. Buy USAV/NERVA Membership (if you don’t already have one)

Purchase a USAV/NERVA membership for your daughter in the SportsEngine system, following the instructions available at the following link: (Athletes must have the full-season $60 Junior Player membership.)

02. Register and Pay the Program Fee

Complete the Gators Registration in the SportsEngine system, including paying the $800 Gators program fee.


(If you’ve already registered with USAV for the 2020 season, you need not repeat this step.)


If you have not already done so, you must register your daughter with USAVolleyball’s online webpoint system for the 2020 season and pay the USAV membership fee. Due to liability reasons, there are no exceptions to this rule. If you’ve never played Junior Olympic Volleyball before use the first button below. Otherwise, returning players should use the second button. Either button will open a new browser window for the USAV registration, which you can just close (or “x” out of) upon completion to return here.

When registering with USAVolleyball, you can select “Gators Volleyball Club” from the dropdown menu for club affiliation. You must pay the USAV annual membership fee with a credit card at the time of online registration. Once your payment is processed, you will be able to print off your USAV membership card. This is absolutely required, as we cannot let any player into the gym who is not a current USAV member.