2019-2020 Season Cost
The cost break down and descriptions for each team/program are provided, below. Please note that all athletes must register with USA Volleyball, after 9/1/19, and purchase their uniform. Uniforms for all Aspire teams are approximately $150. Uniforms for all National teams (listed as Black and Red) are approximately $350.
VolleyBees (Grades K-4)
Sunday 5:30-7:00p and Wednesday 5:00-6:30p
VolleyStars (Grades 5-7)
Sunday 5:30-7:00p and Monday 5:00-6:30p
There are two, 8-week sessions available for VolleyBees and VolleyStars. These are non-competitive programs - the groups meet twice a week, for 1.5 hours each time, in a fun and educational environment where they will also learn fundamental skills.
Session 1 will begin December 2nd. Registration will open around the begining of October.
Session 2 will begin February 16th
$300 per session (no uniform cost)
Discounted Price (only one discount allowed)
$500 if you sign up for both sessions at the same time
Downstate's Aspire program is designed for those athletes that enjoy the training, and camaraderie of team sports. These are often athletes that are seeking to make a high school team, or want to improve their skills to be more of an impact player on their team. Aspire teams practice two days a week for 1.5 hours each and compete in up to 8 single day "club" level tournaments in our region (exact number of tournaments varies by age and availability). While players are still expected at practices and tournaments, it's a more relaxed environment than our high level National teams. We run Aspire teams from multiple locations, including the Downstate Athletic Center in Peekskill, Fox Lane High School, in Bedford, The Masters School, in Dobbs Ferry, and F.D. Roosevelt, in Hyde Park (limited teams and age groups at the high schools).
$1,495 - 13s (7th graders)
$1,995 - 14s to 17s (8th, 9th, 10th, 11th graders)
Aspire Teams - Limited Travel (12 Black)
12 Black is an Aspire team that get's a gentle introduction to our national team program. They will attend two travel tournaments and be responsible for the travel fee for those two events. The travel fee will be based on the costs for that specific tournament and will be posted and become due approximately 2-4 weeks prior to each event. All travel arrangements are handled exactly as our higher level national teams. Parent's are responsible for transportation and meals for all activities.
$2,195 - 12 Black (team will attend 2 travel tournaments - travel fees included)
Aspire Teams - Limited Travel (15 Blue, 16 Blue)
We are introducing a limited travel program to our Aspire program that will include two(2), 2-day travel tournaments. One tournament will be on January 11 and 12, in Hartford, CT and the other will be either the 2nd or 3rd weekend of March, in Albany, NY. Team members will share the cost of the coaches travel as part of their team fee. Parents will reserve rooms in the team hotel block (and are responsible for their own rooms) and athletes will stay with their parents. There are NO additional travel fees for the team.
$2,495 - 15 Blue, 16 Blue
Aspire Teams - Limited Travel (17 Blue)
We are introducing a limited travel program to our Aspire program that will include two(2) travel tournaments. One tournament will be a 3-day tournament on MLK weekend and the other will be a 2-day event on either the 2nd or 3rd weekend of March, in Albany, NY. Team members will share the cost of the coaches travel as part of their team fee. Parents will reserve rooms in the team hotel block (and are responsible for their own rooms) and athletes will stay with their parents. There are NO additional travel fees for the team.
$2,595 - 17 Blue
Downstate's National teams are designed for those athletes that have a desire to eventually play in college; and, for those that want the highest possible level of training and competition! Our National team head coaches (generally 2 coaches per team) are some of the best coaches in the northeast, and most of them are current and former college coaches, very successful high school coaches, or have played and coached the game at the highest levels. Our National teams practice 4 to 6 hours a week at our dedicated facility, the Downstate Athletic Center, in Peekskill. They will play in 9-12 tournaments during the season (of which 3-6 are generally multi-day events with overnight travel involved); and, the teams are among the best teams in the region across all age groups. National teams require a high level of dedication and commitment to be the best of the best! One of the goals of our National teams is to win the "Open" GEVA Regional Championship and to qualify for USA Volleyball's Junior National Championships. Downstate has qualified teams to compete in the National championships every year since 2005! Most athletes that play on the best teams with Downstate, throughout their club careers, end up getting offers to play at the collegiate level.
New this season, all travel fees (except flights for 16 Black & 17 Black) are built-in to the cost.
$3,995 - 13 Black (4 travel tournaments, season ends at GEVA Regionals)
$5,495 - 14 Black & 14 Red (5 travel tournaments, season ends on Memorial Day)
$5,995 - 15 Black, 15 Red, 16 Red, 17 Red (5 travel tournaments, season ends on Memorial Day)
$7,995 - 16 Black, 17 Black (6 travel events, including Nationals - individual airfare is not included)
$4,995 - 18 Black (season ends in April)