Youth Sports FAQ

Youth Classes

  1. Is a membership required?
  2. My child has never done sports before. What is the best class for him/her to take?
  3. I want to enroll my 3 year-old into a multi-sport class but I have a 4 month-old. Will this be a problem?
  4. Can two parents come to the multi-sport class? What about grandparents?
  5. My child isn’t used to being in a class without me. How can we make this transition smooth (referring to the transition between multi-sport and team time/sport specific classes)?
  6. What should my child wear to class?
  7. Do I have to stay for class?
  8. Does my child need to bring water to class?
  9. Can I bring a lunch in for open play?
  10. Do I need to pay for class when I register or can I pay on the first day of class?
  11. Can I join mid-session?
  12. If I know when I register that my child will miss 2 or more classes can KEVA pro-rate?
  13. Does KEVA offer make-up classes, and what must I do if my child wants to attend a make-up class?
  14. Can I try a class and then decide if I want to join?
  15. My child is 7 can I register him for the 9-11 year old class instead?
  16. Does KEVA offer discounts for siblings?
  17. Does KEVA take friend requests if one child wants to be in the same class/program as another child?
  18. Are KEVA’s programs able to assist children with special needs?
  19. If I am unsure which class my child should take, who can provide this information?
  20. The deadline has passed, can I still register?
  21. Do KEVA classes occur during holiday weeks?

 

Answers

 

1. Is a membership required?

 

Yes, a valid membership is required to participant in any of KEVA’s programs.

 

2. My child has never done sports before. What is the best class for him/her to take?

 

Depending on the child’s age, the multi-sport class will be the best place to start. The parent can see which sports the child is more drawn to and can enroll him/her in a sport specific class or a team time class. All classes are designed to teach skills for all abilities. An adult is required to participate with the child in all multi-sport classes (with the exception of the 4-5 year old class). Contact KEVA for a full explanation of all classes.

 

3. I want to enroll my 3 year-old into a multi-sport class but I have a 4 month-old. Will this be a problem?

 

Most parents wear a harness the baby can sit in while the adult helps the 3 year-old with the class. If the child is a little bit older and is crawling or walking, that is also okay. What’s important is that the adult is able to help the child actually enrolled in the class.

 

4. Can two parents come to the multi-sport class? What about grandparents?

 

The more the merrier! As long as there is an adult for the children enrolled in the class, it will be great! A nanny, grandparent, or guardian can also bring the child as long as someone is with him/her at all times.

 

5. My child isn’t used to being in a class without me. How can we make this transition smooth (referring to the transition between multi-sport and team time/sport specific classes)?

 

Most of the kids have no problem going into a class without mom or dad. There are a few that are a little shyer. The parents are always welcome to participate in the class for the first few minutes or maybe the first few classes until the child becomes more comfortable. The parents can also sit by the wall during the class and be in the same area as the child. The goal is to make this a great experience for the child and for him/her to have fun! If the child doesn’t want to do the class without the parent, they can switch to the parent/child class as well.

 

6. What should my child wear to class?

 

Children should wear something comfortable to class because there is a lot of movement involved. Running shoes are often helpful.

 

7. Do I have to stay for class?

 

Parents or an adult is required to stay for the 2-5 year old multi-sport classes. All other classes can be drop off classes if parents need to run errands, etc. KEVA is not responsible for children after class is over, so parents should leave a cell phone number on file. We do offer free wifi and a playground for siblings to use during class.

 

8. Does my child need to bring water to class?

 

KEVA has two water fountains and each class includes a drink break. Participants may also bring a small water bottle.

 

9. Can I bring a lunch in for open play?

 

No. No food carry-ins are allowed at KEVA. KEVA has a food and beverage area with a full menu, including a children’s menu. Baby snacks are allowed.

 

10. Do I need to pay for class when I register or can I pay on the first day of class?

 

Payment is required upon registration. Payment reserves the child’s spot in the class. You can call/fax/email in your payment with a credit card, register on line, or stop in with payment.

 

11. Can I join mid-session?

 

Yes. KEVA will pro-rate the cost of the class. If fewer than half the classes are remaining, approval by the Youth Sports Director is required.

 

12. If I know when I register that my child will miss 2 or more classes can KEVA pro-rate?

 

Yes. KEVA will pro-rate the cost of the class if this information is known at the time of registration.

 

13. Does KEVA offer make-up classes, and what must I do if my child wants to attend a make-up class?

 

KEVA does offer make-up classes. You can do two make ups per session. If the same class is offered later in the week, members should attend that class and speak with the instructor of the new class when they arrive. They do not need to call KEVA ahead of time. KEVA does not give refunds/credits for classes missed due to illnesses unless the illness causes the child to miss more than 3 classes in a single session and a Doctor’s note is provided.

 

14. Can I try a class and then decide if I want to join?

 

One free trial class is offered per child. Contact the Youth Director to set up your free trial class today.

 

15. My child is 7 can I register him for the 9-11 year old class instead?

 

This matter is up to the discretion of the Youth Director please contact prior to   registration.

 

16. Does KEVA offer discounts for siblings?

 

Yes, $10 off for all classes and camps.

 

17. Does KEVA take friend requests if one child wants to be in the same class/program as another child?

 

This can almost always be done. Mention the friend request upon registration. Only one buddy request will be honored for Flag Football Leagues.

 

18. Are KEVA’s programs able to assist children with special needs?

 

KEVA programs have assisted many children with many special needs. Families with special needs children should speak with the Youth Director and the instructor so the appropriate assistance can be given. KEVA is also handicap/wheelchair accessible.

 

19. If I am unsure which class my child should take, who can provide this information?

 

Almost everyone at KEVA can help you sort through the different options and pick the best class for your child. The Youth Director is also a great resource to provide this information.

 

20. The deadline has passed, can I still register?

 

Yes. If there is room in the program,  members can register and the class can be pro-rated. Most times classes are full before the deadlines please register as soon as possible.

 

21. Do KEVA classes occur during holiday weeks?

 

No.  KEVA classes are not offered the entire week of a holiday. Camps and or other programs may be offered, but classes are not held. See current schedule for a full listing.

 

 

KVA (KEVA VOLLEYBALL ACADEMY) FAQ’s

  1.  How old do I have to be to play for the Squad?
  2. How do I try out for the Squad?
  3. ​​How much will the Squad cost and what will that include?
  4. Are there any discount opportunities for the squad?
  5. How many players are on a roster for the KVA Squad teams?
  6. What kind of competition will we see with the squad?
  7. Is the squad recreational or competitive play?
  8. ​Who will coach?
  9. When are the practices and matches for The Squad teams?
  10. Where are the practices, matches, classes, camps, and trainings held?
  11. ​Is KVA a part of KEVA?
  12. Can I join past the deadline or after the session has begun?
  13. ​What kind of equipment will my child need to participate?
  14. ​How do I register my child?
  15. ​My daughter is registered for a KVA Squad session.  What do I do now?
  16. What are Trainings?

 

1. How old do I have to be to play for the Squad?

KVA is running three age groups for Squad.  We will fill as many teams as possible at each age.  If you are between the ages of 13 and 16 with at least 2 years of team time experience, you are eligible to play for a KVA Squad team.

 

2. How do I try out for the Squad?

KVA Squad does not hold “tryouts” but what does happen on the first practice night is an evaluation to determine the teams. They will be evaluated by skill level a put on the appropriate team based on abilities. Age will be taken into consideration as well but primarily the teams will be based on level of play. If you are uncertain of the abilities of the player before signing up then you may request an evaluation of the player either by attending a class for a coach to evaluate, come to our free trial practice, or a private viewing based on schedule. You have to call and register before the session deadlines to hold a spot on a team.  We just ask each player has at least 2 years of team time experience before playing with one of our Squad teams.

 

​​3. How much will the Squad cost and what will that include?
The basic breakdown of costs is $285 for each 12-week session you sign up for plus a membership. This will include two t-shirt uniforms, 1 two-hour practice per week, and 1-2 one-hour matches every other Sunday. For further pricing please refer to our Schedule/Registration page.

 

4. Are there any discount opportunities for the squad?
If you sign up before the early bird deadline you will save $15.00 on your total fee. Also, when you are a player on the squad teams we require you to sign up to volunteer at one of KVA Badger Region Tournaments to help with sales that profit KVA programming. If you sign up for two or more volunteer spots we will give you a $25.00 credit on your account to use towards a future KVA program.

 

5. How many players are on a roster for the KVA Squad teams?
We will try to have a minimum of 9 players and a maximum of 12 players per team. A typical team will be between 9-11 players. Playing time during matches will be equal among all positions and players who are committed to practices as well as the matches. Regular lack of attendance at practice may result in reduced playing time during the next match.  ​

 

6. What kind of competition will we see with the squad?
KVA Squad teams will play against other KVA Squad teams during the match times. There may be a match date that allows an outside team to play us here at KEVA.

 

7. Is the squad recreational or competitive play?
The KVA Squad teams are at an intermediate level/middle ground between beginner and club. We offer more than a recreational program with our experienced coaches, practice plans, and matches.  However, we are a starter club that is looking to help build volleyball knowledge and improve the players’ overall skill level, without the financial and time commitment of a full club. With our sessions being split into two this program is ideal for those multi-sport committed players who cannot commit to a year long program.

 

8. ​Who will coach?
Coaches are hired based on their knowledge and past experience.

 

9. When are the practices and matches for The Squad teams?
Practices will be every Monday (excluding holiday breaks) from 4:30-6:30 p.m. or 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Times will be determined after teams are formed.  Matches are every other Sunday between the hours of 9 a.m.-1 p.m. View our full schedule here. Our camps, classes, and jump training sessions schedule can be found on our Schedules and Programs page.

 

10. Where are the practices, matches, classes, camps, and trainings held?
KVA runs all of their programs at KEVA Sports Center in Middleton, WI.

 

11. ​Is KVA a part of KEVA?
KEVA and KVA are partners working to provide volleyball opportunities for the youth in the Madison area. KVA has separate finances and insurance.

 

12. Can I join past the deadline or after the session has begun?
Deadlines are in place so that we can organize teams, classes, camps, and trainings the best way possible. We cannot guarantee a spot if you call after posted deadlines or after the session has begun, but please call and we will see what we can do for you. If you are unsure of a deadline for any of our programs, please contact us, and we can help answer your question further.

 

13. ​What kind of equipment will my child need to participate?
We ask that all athletes come ready to be active including jumping and running. That includes a good pair of tennis shoes or sport specific shoes and shorts or sweatpants or spandex.  No jeans please.  We do not require knee pads or any other protective gear, but we do HIGHLY recommend them. Lack of knee pads will not be an excuse for lack of effort. We provide the uniform tops for the Squad teams; any pair of shorts is fine for the uniform bottoms.

 

14. ​How do I register my child?
Please call KEVA at 608-662-7529 and any of the staff members can take your information. Please specify the age group and session you are looking for.  If your child and a friend would like to be in the same group or team, please make that request at the time of registration.  Full payment will be required to hold your spot. If you have been to KEVA before there is an online registration option.

 

15. ​My daughter is registered for a KVA Squad session.  What do I do now?
There will be no orientation or formal introduction meeting.  Parents, please come to the first practice 15 minutes early with your daughter to fill out necessary paperwork and to receive any further information on the up-coming session.

 

16. What are Trainings?

Trainings are 60 minute long sessions on Wednesdays at 4:45-5:45 pm. Designed for the experience player each class focuses on the fundamentals and fine tuning specific skills. Players must be between the ages of 13 -15 years old. You can sign up for all classes in a session for $126.00 or individual class days.