About Us/FAQs

Club Palatine Volleyball is a competitive, fun volleyball Club located in Palatine, IL. We train our players in all volleyball skills to allow their natural talents to surface. We believe that volleyball is an enjoyable, lifelong sport and we try to create an atmosphere to foster this. We offer practices and teams to BOYS for 7th grade through 12th grade.

For more information please contact Kathy Rinella, Club Director, at rinellak@comcast.net.

Q: What makes Club Palatine Volleyball special?

A: We focus on players learning all aspects of volleyball and train them to be able to play multiple positions. All of our teams are 10 players or less allowing for more player court time in tournaments. During practices our teams receive individualized court time to play and practice as a team. Furthermore, our philosophy is to practice in an actual playing environment working on skills within the “play” environment vs. hours of repetitive, single skill set drills. We believe that this allows for our coaches to spend more one-on-one time with players in areas where they specifically need improvement. This approach results in better players and more enjoyable practices for the players. Club Palatine practices in Palatine, Illinois.

Q: What happens if you cannot attend the tryouts?

A: Please sign up for the tryouts and send us an email explaining that you cannot attend. We will arrange another time or way to see you play!

Q: Can a player join the club “late”?

A: Sometimes space opens up to make room for some new players. Please send an email if you want to join late or mid-season.

Q: Does Club Palatine participate in the same tournaments as other clubs in the region?

A: All Club Palatine teams participate in the same competitive Chicagoland club volleyball tournaments as all the other volleyball clubs in the area. If you play on Club Palatine you will see and/or compete against school teammates playing on a different club.

Q: Can a player participate in other high school sports at the same time as the Club Season?

A: Yes, we often have players who are playing in other high school sports at the same time as participating in Club Palatine. We are very flexible and take this into consideration when signing up for tournaments. Furthermore, we highly encourage players to participate in more than one sport in high school.

Q: Does Club Palatine provide positional training?

A: Yes, our setters come early to practice to receive positional training and complete setting repetitions. Our hitters and passers receive positional training during regular practices. In addition, we have specific middle blocker practices.

Q: Does Club Palatine offer assistance with obtaining college scholarships?

A: We provide sample emails and a list of colleges that have men's volleyball programs. We are always willing to reach out to a coach of a college that interests one of our players.

Q: What do players say about Club Palatine who have played with other boy volleyball clubs?

A: Players say that they received more tournament play time at Club Palatine, the practices are more “play” oriented than drill after drill, the practices are more fun, and that the practices are closer to home.

Q: Do you have national teams?

A: Yes. The difference between a “regional” and a “national” team is that a national team competes in a “qualifier” tournament during the regular season and then also competes in the national tournament in the summer (and usually one other summer tournament). All other tournaments and practices during the regular season are the same for both regional and national teams. We will consider a national team for the u15, u16, u17, and u18 level, based on player and parent interest. There will be additional fees to cover the cost of the added tournaments, summer practices and coaches for participation in the additional tournaments.

Q: How long is the season?

A: The season runs from October through February. We usually have two practices per week. We also run practices during the holidays for players who are in town.

Q: How much do the uniforms cost?

A: At Club Palatine Volleyball we try our best to minimize the expenses for our parents. This is demonstrated in our club costs both for the season and the uniforms. Our uniforms cost is $70 and consist of a customized (with the player’s name on the back!) jersey. The players are required to wear black shorts of their choosing. The jerseys are nice!