Frequently Asked Questions (and Answers)
What is Mintonette Sports?
Mintonette Sports is a volleyball club that carries club teams for athletes from younger than 10 to 18-years-old. Our teams compete around the state and country against other volleyball clubs and teams.
What does "Mintonette" mean?
Mintonette was the original name for volleyball when the sport was created back in 1895. Wikipedia
How is Mintonette Sports different from
Mintonette Sports exists to serve three purposes: to promote the development of well-rounded, mature young adults, to provide access to higher education by preparing athletes to play at the collegiate level and to promote a healthy and active lifestyle. Unlike other volleyball organizations, the goal of Mintonette Sports is not strictly to develop volleyball players. Instead, we focus on developing the athlete into a responsible, respectful, hardworking member of a team. We use volleyball as a vehicle to teach young athletes skills that will help them socially, academically, and professionally throughout their life. Collegiate volleyball is also a great way for athletes to get some, if not all of their higher education paid for. Mintonette Sports best prepares its athletes for this opportunity.
Who plays for Mintonette Sports?
Mintonette Sports is proud of our diversity. We have athletes from 25 different school districts who compete for our club. We also have athletes ranging in age from 9 to 18. Additionally, we have dozens of athletes in the club with one or more family members that also play for Mintonette, including three sets of twins.
What do your team names mean?
The first number in the team name represents the age-group. So, m.21 Rox is a 12's team, m.31 Rox is a 13's team, m.41 Rox is a 14's team. The second number represents the rank of the team within the age group. Our top teams receive a "1", second best team a "2" and so on. So, our top 15's team is m.51 Rox. Our next best 15's team is m.52 Navy. The name after the number is another way to distinguish teams. All of our top teams are "Rox" our next best teams are all "Molten" and then "Elite".
How much does it cost to play?
You can view the cost to play as well as the due dates for each payment on the team pages.
How and when do I pay club dues?
An initial deposit of $500 is due with your contract. Monthly payments are then due until the balance is paid. If you would like to make seperate arrangements, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What all is included in my club
Club dues include your court rental fees for training, coaches' and trainers' salaries, tournament entry fees, part of your uniform package, registration fees, and coaches' travel expenses.
What all is included in my uniform
We give all athletes everything they need except for the following:
-National 1 (Rox team) athletes will need to purchase Rox Venom Pants. Athletes who were a part of the club in 2011 may use their pants from last season.
-All athletes will need a regulation volleyball (VolleyLite Volleyball for 12 and under) as well as white crew socks (any brand). Since we order in bulk, volleyballs may be less expensive when ordered thru Mintonette Spirit Wear.
What kinds of teams do you offer?
We offer three types of teams. Each team's
tournament schedule and club dues will vary.
|National 1||National 2||Regional|
|Training||8.5 Hrs/Week Dec.-June||7 Hrs./Week Jan.-May||5 Hrs./Week Feb.-May|
|Tournaments||22-25 Dates||14-16 Dates||4-8 Dates|
*2011 information, 2012 informantion coming soon
If I play a winter or spring school
sport can I still play for Mintonette?
What is a tier and tier