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Elk River Youth Volleyball (ERYV) is a non-profit organization.  Our mission is to provide the youth of Elk River an opportunity to participate in a variety of developmental and competitive volleyball programs. We train the young athletes in the community of Elk River for success in the sport of volleyball.

"It's supposed to be hard. 
If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. 
The hard is what makes it great."

Something to think about…

“What role did your parents have in your sports experiences growing up? Did they rush in to solve the problem so that you and they could get what you wanted? OR did they use these occasions to teach you about embracing challenges, teachable moments and adversity? Whenever I had an issue with an adult in my life growing up, my parents constantly put it back on me and what I could control about the situation.”

Unlike many youth programs, ERYV does not require:

Volunteer hours/checks, additional team slush fund fees, required team apparel or mandatory fundraising.  The fee you pay is your total cost.  

  • Spectrum High School Youth Night - Thursday, August 31st
  • Elk River High School Youth Night - Thursday, September 21st



When you put on a uniform and join our team, you are a representative of our program and our community.   Your actions and words matter.

Parent Expectations

Parents: Detach self-esteem from achievement. Too many athletes attach their self-worth to their level of performance. Help your athlete understand that they are a person FIRST who happens to play a sport instead of an athlete who happens to be a person. Success in sport should not be the determinant of self-esteem.


Below is an overview of what the ERYV program offers your player(s).  Dates are subject to change.

Event Date(s) Age/Time/Details Age/Time/Details
Skill Sessions 5/7/23, 5/21/23, 6/4/23
Summer Camp - grade K/1/2/3/4 June 2024 K-2 ~ AM 3-4 ~ PM Salk Middle School
Summer Camp - grade 5/6/7/8 June 2024 5-6 ~ AM 7-8 ~ PM Salk Middle School
Fall Middle School Team Placement Tryouts - Girls and Boys July or August 2023 Salk Middle School
Fall Middle School Program - grade 6-8 Girls and Boys September 2023 - 1st week of school Practice days and times TBD
Lil Spikers (K-1) September 18 - October 9, 2023 Typcially Monday's 90 minutes Salk Middle School
Elements (2-5) September 11 - October 28 Practice 1 day/week for 90 min Practice day and times TBD Jamboree w/ Anoka Ramsey and Rogers
YDT Junior Olympic (JO) - Ages 8-11 (grades 2-5) January 2024 - February 2024 One-2 hr practice/week - Practice days/times and playdates TBD
JO Tryouts - Ages 12-18 (grades 6-12) November 18, 2023 Times for each session TBD
JO - Ages 12-18 (grades 6-12) January 2024 - March 2024 Two Practices/week (1.5-2 hours each practice). Practice days/times and tournaments TBD
Boys High School Volleyball April 2024 - June 2024 Practice days and times TBD

Program Overview

Under Construction

Lil' Spikers is designed to introduce children to the sport of volleyball.  Open to girls and boys in grades K-1. Click here for more information.

Elements is open to girls and boys in grades 2 - 5

Middle School is open to girls and boys in grades 6-8 and is designed to start growing those skills and capabilities learned in our younger programs. Play time will not necessarily be equal and parents are required to provide transportation to games.  

YDT JO is a program for girls and boy in grades 2 - 5 that provides an opportunity for individual growth as well as deeper team development through practices and play dates.  Since the focus of this program is overall development, there are not tryouts for players at this level. Teams are primarily based on age/grade/school.

Summer Camp focuses on development of individual and team skills while learning the fundamentals of competition and mixing in some fun (It's camp after all!) We tailor the experience and ability level of each age group - beginners and experienced players are welcome. 

2023 JO Program Fees

Program Cost Season Dates
JO YDT (grades 2-3) 8 weeks/1 - 2hr practice/week $450 January - February 2024 January 20 & February 3, 10, 17, 24
JO YDT (grades 4-5) 8 weeks/1 - 2hr practice/week $450 January - February 2024 January 20 & February 3, 10, 17, 24
JO Grades 6-8 12 weeks/6-8 play dates or tournaments, 2 practices/week (1.5-2 hours/practice) $850 January - March 2024 Tournaments/Play Dates TBD
JO Grades 9-12 12 weeks/7-9 play dates or tournaments, 2 practices/week (1.5-2 hours/practice) $1150 January - March 2024 (or early April) Tournaments/Play Dates TBD