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2019-2020 Thunder JO Season

Team Offerings

U12 & U12 Abbreviated 4th thru 6th Grade
U13 & U13 Abbreviated 7th grade or Below
U14 8th grade or below
U15 9th grade or below
U16 10th grade or below
U17 11th grade or below

General Season Overview

  • Two practices per week lasting 2-3 hours
  • Mental Training included in every practice. Training based off of the book "Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High-Performance Edge" by Dr. Cindra Kamphoff
  • Strength & Conditioning included in every practice. Jim Inglis Fitness oversees & provides all training.

  • Tournaments Including:

    • Heartland Freeze Tournament

    • White Bear "Bear Blast" Tournament

    • Rochester Frostbite Festival

    • Presidents' Day Festival

    • Rochester Odd Cup Tournament

    • Ole Pride Juniors Tournament

    • Crossfire Tournament

    • Mankato State University JO Tournament

    • Diggin' in the Dells (15s & 16s)

    • NCR Area Event

    • Rochester Cup Tournament (15s & 16s)

  • Season finished by the end of April (12s-14s teams) or first weekend in May (15s-17s teams)


Practice/Training Overview

Practice/Training Locations

  • Burnsville/Savage Jr. High’s

  • Competition Volleyball equipped Elementary Schools
  • Other facilities in the metro area (during periods when schools are closed)


Practice/Training Schedule, Times and Duration

We try to make sure that practices are scheduled on a consistent basis.  That said, we are not in control of the facilities we use for practice sessions. As a result, times and dates for scheduled practices may change last minute.  Should that be the case, you will be notified of the change by your coach and/or our website.  We typically provide the younger age groups with early time slots and the older age groups with the later slots see the information below.


All Age Groups

A combination of:  Monday, Tuesday or Thursday (occasionally Friday when schedules dictate)

Possible Time Slots: 6:00 – 8:00pm, 6:30 – 8:30pm or 7:00 – 9:00pm


Season Fee Information

INCLUDED in your season fee

  • Uniforms: 2 jerseys, 2 shorts, 2 socks
  • Practice T-shirts (2)
  • Warm-up Jacket & Pants
  • Backpack
  • Tournament Entry Fee’s
  • USAV Registration Fee’s
  • Coaching fee’s
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Gym Time (Practices)
  • Administrative/Overhead Costs 


 NOT INCLUDED in your season fee

  • Tournament t-shirts
  • Food
  • Lodging
  • Transportation
  • Any other ancillary costs associated with any of the tournaments or leagues we participate in

Estimated Season Fee Range

U12 & U13 Abbreviated $500-600
U12 $1150
U13/U14 $1550
U15/U16/U17 $1655

Season Fee’s are subject to change!  A number of variables impact season fees (# of players, teams, tournaments etc.).  Your actual season fee will be determined after teams are selected.  You will be informed of the actual season fee at the registration meeting.


INCLUDED in your season fee
  • Uniforms, Warm-up’s, Practice T-shirts
  • Power League/Tournament Entry Fee’s
  • Gym Time (Practices)
  • USAV Registration Fee’s
  • Coaching fee’s
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Administrative/Overhead Costs (volleyballs, carts, nets, first aid kits, etc.)
 NOT INCLUDED in your season fee
  • Shoes and other individual volleyball equipment (knee pads, ankle braces, etc.)
  • Food/Lodging for Out of Town Tournaments
  • Transportation
  • Spectator Admission Fees
  • Tournament T-shirts
  • Any other ancillary costs associated not listed above


PLAYER Equipment

  • Shoes - It is important that your daughter have the right kind of shoes.  Please make sure that she has an actual "volleyball" shoe.
  • Knee Pads
  • Ankle Brace(s)
    • If your daughter has issues with her ankles or has had an ankle injury (sprain or break) in the past, we require that she wear an ankle brace during all play/practice activities
    • We recommend the ACTIVE ANKLE brace.
  • Volleyball - We ask that each player have her own volleyball for practice at home

All equipment can be purchased locally at Midwest Volleyball Warehouse in Burnsville, Dick's Sporting Goods, or other local sporting goods stores.  Additionally there are many online options that provide the equipment listed above. If you have questions please contact any of the coaches or club director.



  • Practices will be held 1 time per week
  • Teams will participate in 5-6 tournament weekends
  • Uniform package will include: 1 Jersey & 1 Shorts
  • This shortened season will allow other players to participate in other sports or school/church activities while still participating in club volleyball for an introductory season


Mandatory Registration Meeting (Player/Parent)

Players and parent/s/guardians are required to attend the registration meeting appropriate for their age level. 

2019-2020 Date for U12-U14: Thursday, October 10th at 6:00 PM
2019-2020 Date for U15-U17: Thursday, November 14th at 6:00 PM

Meeting Location:
Burnsville Senior High School
600 State Hwy 13, Burnsville, MN 55337
Classroom: C180