We are entering our 7th season of providing quality volleyball education and competition opportunities for the youth and adults of the Greater Puget Sound area. The 2013-14 USA Volleyball club season was our first, we formed a U14, U16 & U18 team, and had just 2 girls at our first tryout. The next season we had 9 teams and were using as much community center gym space as we could find. Just about every community center in the Capitol Hill, First Hill and Central District neighborhoods were homes to our teams. By our 4th year, we had outgrown our neighborhoods and continually battled to keep the gym space time that we had. It was time to begin a search for a new home. In March 2018 we moved in to our home at The Lair Courts.
Kraken teams train twice weekly and compete on average in 2 tournaments each month. Our core Kraken teams participate in the Puget Sound Region Power League, Kraken hosted tournaments and other events in the Northwest. Many of our teams also travel and compete outside of the Pacific Northwest.
We are fortunate to have our own training and competition facilities. The Lair Courts in Renton, and opening in January, the Auburn Fieldhouse. We know where and when our teams will be practicing for the entire season, and we host many of the power league dates and tournaments that our teams compete in. For complete information on each of our facilities, please click on the links below.
Kraken offers 4 different programs for youth who want to play on our club volleyball teams. This page is focused on our Girls Full-Season club teams program that practice twice weekly and play in 2-3 tournaments regionally and nationally. We have other great programs that may suit the needs of your family better. Check out our other great volleyball club teams programs below!
See below for information on our core full season club teams
The Lagoon & Ocean teams have reduced cost and time commitment, and compete in local puget sound area tournaments. The Lagoon & Ocean teams still have 1.5 hour practices / training twice weekly, and compete in 1 local tournament each month. The program is great for those families who want a club experience, but can't commit to a full club season schedule and cost. Click below for more info!
We are excited to begin our Boys Club Team Program with U14, U16 & U18 teams. Our boys teams will train out of our Lair Courts location in Renton. We are finalizing the coach assignments, & tuition information which will be posted prior to your athlete's tryout. For complete information on the upcoming Kraken Boys Club Season, click on the link below. Make sure to read through all of the posted Info.
Announcing our Ripcurl & Wave School teams program. Designed for athletes from the same high school with less cost and time commitment as compared to a full club season program. Ripcurl & Wave teams offer a club volleyball experience, with quality skills training. Players, parents or school staff must coordinate the formation of the team and the registration of the athletes. Check out the complete information.
This page contains the information for our Breaker, Reef, Surf & Tide teams. See the links above for our Lagoon, Ocean, Ripcurl @ Wave teams information pages.
Our girls full season club teams: Reef, Breaker, Surf & Tide, practice twice weekly for 1.5-2.5 hours / night and have an optional 3rd skills night. Our 14-18s athletes also have strength & conditioning once per week before or after a practice. They compete in 2-3 tournaments each month. Please read the complete season information below.
Kraken teams practice twice weekly for 1.5-2 hours / night. To the right is a table that shows the approximate practice days / times for each team. The table shows the approximate practice windows, teams will be scheduled within the windows for 1.5 - 2 hours. The 14s thru 18s age groups will also have strength and conditioning once a week, 30 minutes before or after a practice. The 3rd skills training nights will be scheduled once we have final count of teams after tryouts. Once we have a final team count, we will set the ongoing weekly practice times. Click image for full-size version.
Details regarding our 2020 Season Tuition Costs and Payment Schedule are listed. Signing & Uniform payments are due with completed player commitment letter upon offer acceptance. Team offers expire 72 hours from Date & Time an athlete is presented with a commitment letter.
Kraken makes every effort to keep the costs of our programs low through various club fundraising efforts. Club Fundraisers help offset our operating costs, and we expect participation from all of our families. We have many individual fundraisers offered with results applied directly to athlete accounts. Funds can be used towards monthly dues, travel expenses and Krakan Gear. Kraken does not offer financial aid or scholarships. It is up to the family on the individual participation level.
We have the best uniform package in the greater seattle area and it even includes Adidas volleyball shoes. The cost is $450 for our package which would retail at $650.
Teams may elect to attend additional travel tournaments outside the Pacific Northwest. If a team elects to attend an additional tournament, a travel fee will be charged for each attending athlete. The fee will cover team entry fees, coach airfare, coaches food stipends, coaches accommodations and coach ground transportation. Costs are based on 12 athletes and a sliding scale. Athlete's travel, accommodations and meal expenses are not included. Travel payment plans will be setup. Please see our Travel Info & Policies Page for complete details on travel.
Once you have read up on Kraken's club team programs, now it's time to register and attend one of our tryouts sessions. We expect a large turnout, so make sure to secure your spot by registering early. Click the button below to go to the tryouts page.