Kraken's New Home - The Lair Courts
We opened our own new home in March 2018, that we have named The Lair Courts. A court volleyball competition and training center, home to all of club activities: team meetings, practices, strength & conditioning, private lessons, programs and club parties, The Lair Courts boasts 6 competition ready volleyball courts, 4 full size basketball courts, an Adidas & Baden Pro Shop with on-site custom apparel decoration, the Abyss'tro Cafe, full workout facilities, and PlaySight on-demand smart video system.
The Lair is conveniently located 20-25 minutes from about anywhere in the Greater Seattle / Puget Sound area. Easy access to the I-5, I-405 & 167 freeways, and just 3 blocks north of IKEA. We have over 140 on-site safe parking spots, with another 800 in our immediate neighborhood. There are great food choices within a few blocks, including a drive-thru Starubucks, and we are just 3 miles from the Southcenter mall.
Open Houe Series
We will hold our first 2018-19 Season Open House on Saturday October 20, from 10:00AM - Noon. All age group families are welcome to attend and check out our club and The Lair. We will have many of our coaches in attendance, with a focus on the younger age group teams, Mins 6-11 and U12-U14. We will have a free open gym during this time for the athletes to get some play in with dedicated courts by age group, and will have a brief info presentation at 10:30AM.
Team Practices Begin
November 13 - U11, 12s, 13s & 14s
December 4 - 15s, 16s, 17s & 18s
Team Competition Schedules
All Kraken teams will compete in 2-3 tournaments a month January thru April. All teams will compete in the Puget Sound Region Girl's Power League, with 5 play dates (4 for U12). All teams will also play over the President's Day Weekend or a regional tournament in February, Pacific Northwest Qualifier, Puget Sound Regional Championships, PSR Bid Tournament (if qualified, and most will play a tourney in early May. Reef & Surf teams have a more intensive competition schedule and will train and compete through late June / early July.
Club Team Tuition Info
Details regarding our 2018-19 Season Tuition Costs and Payment Schedule for each age group will be posted below when announced. Signing Payment is due with completed player contract upon offer acceptance. dfclub handbook contract once an offer has been accepted.
Twice weekly practices / training average of 1.5 to 2.5 hours per night
Strength and Conditioning, Speed & Agility training
2-3 tournaments per month thru April / May
2-3 Adidas Jerseys & 1 Adidas Spandex, 1 L/S & 2 S/S Training Shirts
Adidas Jacket & Pants, Adidas Backback & Adidas Shoes, 2 Pairs Kraken custom Strideline Socks
Head & Assistant Coach & Staff Stipends & USAV Memberships
Training Technology Equipment
Coach Travel Costs for PNQ
Facility Rental Fees, Equipment Costs & Insurance
Tournament Entry Fees (Regular Season)
SportsRecruits Account - 16s & Older Reef & Surf Teams
Kraken Recruiting Seminar & SportsRecruits site training
Tuition Does Not Include
- Athlete's USA Volleyball Membership
- Athlete's Travel Costs, Eugene, Vegas, Denver, PNQ, GJNC, AAUs
- Additional tournaments costs elected by team including: post season entry fees & coach travel costs
- Training Costs for Post Season
- Player's Equipment: mandatory equip purchases like knee pads and extra spandex, ankle braces
- Extra Kraken Gear: Kraken socks, Kraken Spandex, hoodies, sweatpants, Kraken leggings, etc.
- Player Recruiting Video Services
Team Elected Tournaments & Travel
Teams may elect to attend additional destination competitions outside of the Pacific Northwest. Quoted costs are for those tournaments and cover team entry fees, coaches and chaperone airfare, coaches food stipends, coaches and athlete's accommodations and team van rentals based on 12 athletes and a sliding scale. Athlete's airfare and meal expenses are not included. Travel Payment payment plans will be setup for each tournament. Please see our Travel Page for complete details on travel policies.
Kraken VC makes every effort to keep the costs of our programs low through various fundraising efforts. Kraken VC hosts adult skill clinics and tournaments, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting our youth programs. Club Fundraisers like Brown Bear car wash tickets, help offset our operating costs, and any tickets sold over the player minimum go directly to the player's Kraken Account, which they can use towards monthly dues, travel expenses and Krakan Gear.
Some examples of Club and Individual Fundraisers are:
- Kraken serve-a-thon & pass-a-thon
- Brown Bear Car Wash Ticket Sales
- Krispy Kreme Donut Sales
- Kraken VC Apparel Fundraiser
- Cookie Dough Fundraiser
- Hosted adult & junior volleyball tournaments
Visit the Fundraising section for more information of things in the works.
It is our goal to help families find financial solutions that will allow their athletes to play club volleyball. We have a limited # of partial financial aid awards available each season. Signing, travel and uniform paymens must be made in full, so please plan accordingly. All aid requests must be completed prior to tryouts. Any family that is awarded financial aid will be required to assist at The Lair Courts during hosted junior and adult tournaments. Concession stand, court monitors, apparel press operators, tournament director assistants and facility usher shifts are examples of required assistance shifts. In addition to Lair assistance, it is required that financial aid families take advantage of all fundraising opportunities at 110% effort. Failure to comply with these requirements may result in revocation of the aid award.
Please visit our Tuition Page for complete details and link to the Financial Aid Application.