Dear Illini Elite Players and Parents:
We would like to welcome all new and returning players and parents to the 2020-2021 club volleyball season with Illini Elite. Although this season will be different than what we are all accustomed to, we are still looking forward to working with all of the athletes to make them the best volleyball players they can be.
As a result of the COVID situation, we will not be having our usual in-person Parent/Player meetings. This season the Parent/Player contract, accounting form and COVID waiver/plan will be completed online and submitted electronically. All forms and payments must be made before players attend their first practice. Practices begin on October 1st. The link to the forms to be completed will be published this weekend once the Elite team selections have been made and posted.
The link to this form can be found on our website at: www.illinielite.com/forms.html We have added a link right next to the “Home” button on our website navigation bar so it should be easy to find.
A few notes for different age groups/programs:
***All Players*** – If you know you have a credit in the system from last spring and have not used it yet, you will need to email Kyle at email@example.com to get a discount code to enter in the payment portion of the forms. You will not be able to submit the forms without payment. If your credit covers the entire first payment, the form will still require you to enter your credit card information, but it will not be charged anything if the credit covers the full amount.
- If you have multiple players in the program and would like to take advantage of the 10% sibling discount, you must also email Kyle to get the sibling discount code. The discount code can be used for the lesser of the two (or more) players.
***All ELITE Players*** – If you attended tryouts for an Elite team and were not selected, we placed you in the Local program. If you do not wish to play in the Local program, please let us know as soon as possible as we do have a significant waiting list.
***All 13U*** – Players who are not selected for the fall program will have an opportunity this fall/winter to participate in Sunday youth/Jr. High programming on Sundays. These should hopefully start in mid-October once the club practices get going. If the IESA season goes according to the current plan, all 13U players will also have the opportunity to join the Spring Youth season in March.
***14U Elite*** – At this time, we are only selecting two Elite teams and will select a third Elite team at the Spring Youth Tryouts in March. We will, however, have a third 14U team practice with the two Elite teams in the 14U Elite practice time slot on Mondays and Wednesday. When the tryout result list is posted, this third team will be tentatively listed as 14 Red. All 14 Red selections should plan to come to the Monday/Wednesday practice time with the 14U Elite teams but not the Saturday practice. The 14 Red team is considered a Local program team at this time (for form and payment purposes).
***15U Local*** – This group will be split to even out our practice groups/pods. This was updated in the October practice plan that was posted online. We will post a list of which players should come to which practice once we have finalized all of our numbers in each age group.
PLEASE complete the online forms prior to October 1st. No player will be allowed to practice without having completed the online forms.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!