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Thibodaux Regional RISE Volleyball Club


Thibodaux Regional is excited to announce the formation of the Thibodaux Regional RISE Volleyball Club. Thibodaux Regional RISE is dedicated to helping young female athletes age 3 - 17 receive advanced training to grow and excel in personal strength and fitness to compete in local, regional, and national volleyball competitions.

Our coaches work with each player equally and seek to help them succeed through our core principles of combining strength and conditioning, sports nutrition, and injury prevention, while utilizing award winning volleyball principles and techniques.


Thibodaux Regional RISE Volleyball Club is dedicated to the pursuit of personal growth and development by providing advanced technical training and tactical instruction in a positive, competitive learning environment.


Respect - We promote ethical behavior, fair play, sportsmanship, and respect for the game of volleyball.

Integrity- We act in a fair, consistent, and transparent manner.

Strength- We strive for physical, emotional, and mental toughness as well as the courage to fortify strength of one’s own character and team.

Excellence- We set, work towards, and achieve the highest standards.

Team Structure

Volley Tots

  • Teenie Tots - Ages 3 - 5 years
  • Tiny Tots - Ages 6 - 8 years

Volleyball Club

  • 10U; 11U; 12U; 13U; 14U; 15U; 16U; 17U

Tryouts, Registration and Club Fees

Click here for RISE Tryout Information Flyer

Volley Tots - No Tryouts Necessary; Boys & Girls Welcome; Club Fee $480.00

Volley Tots Club Fee includes coaching instruction, sports performance training, sports nutrition counseling, one practice shirt, one cover hoodie, socks, knee pads, and backpack.

Oct. 25 – Registration 5-5:30pm; Parent Meeting 5:30-7pm

Volleyball Club - Tryout Fee $45.00; Club Fees range from $1250.00 - $1500

RISE Volleyball Club Fees include registration for 5-7 tournaments, coaching instruction, sports performance training, sports nutrition counseling, injury prevention protocols, coaching travel fees, two uniform jerseys, spandex, hooded long sleeve game cover shirt, practice cover shirt, sports performance shirt, shoes, backpack, knee pads, socks and insurance. Additional tournaments will be decided with the team and will incur an additional fee. Option to divide the payments into 2-3 installments.

Oct. 24 – 11U & 12U Registration 12:30-1pm; Tryouts 1-2:30pm; 13U Registration 2-2:30pm; Tryouts 2:30-4pm; 14U Registration 3:30-4pm; Tryouts 4-5:30pm

Make-ups (11U; 12U; 13U; 14U) - Oct. 25 - Registration 5-5:30pm; Tryout 5:30-7pm

Oct. 25 – 10U Registration 5-5:30pm; Tryouts 5:30-7pm

Nov. 14- 15U Registration 12:30-1pm; Tryouts 1-2:30pm; 16U Registration 2-2:30; Tryouts 2:30-4pm; 17U Registration 3:30-4pm; Tryouts 4-5:30pm

Make-ups (15U; 16U; 17U) Nov. 15 Registration 5-5:30 Tryouts 5:30-7pm.

9-10 Players will be selected for each age group. Upon selection to the team, a 200 first payment will be required.

Tryouts will be held in Thibodaux Regional Wellness Center Gymnasium located at 726 North Acadia Road in Thibodaux. Participants should enter the gym using the entrance to the right of the main entrance of the Wellness Center.This entrance will be marked with flags and signs.Please do not use the Wellness Center’s main entrance. Parents will be asked to wait in the patio area outside of the entrance while tryouts are in session.

All tryout participants must register online at www.bayouvolleyball.org. Click on membership tab for directions and tutorials. Participants should select tryout membership and should not affiliate themselves with any club at this time. Please understand that the bayou volleyball membership fee is in addition to the RISE Volleyball Club $45 tryout fee.


Volley Tots - Coach Sandy Fussell

Volleyball Club

  • 11U - Coach Myra Berthiaume
  • 12U - Coach Matt Beyer
  • 13U - Coach Tori Stock
  • 14U - Coach Abby Plitt
  • 15U - Coach Kui Fletcher
  • 16U - Coach Carley Martin
  • 17U - Coach Kui Fletcher
  • Assistant Coaches Landon Porche & Jaden Sanders
  • Strength & Conditioning - Coach Amelia Castell, MEd, LAT, ATC, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, TSAC-F
  • Sports & Fitness Dietician - Lilli Rozanski, MS RDN, CSSD, LDN

Frequently Asked Questions

What is club volleyball?

  • Club volleyball refers to USA Junior Olympic (JO) Volleyball, which is a national competitive volleyball network designed to provide training and playing opportunities for young pre-college athletes.
  • Volleyball clubs compete under the same rules laid out by the USA Volleyball.
  • Players are also placed based on their skill levels within each age group although some more experienced players may be allowed to play in an older age division.
  • Club volleyball is an excellent way to improve a player's skill level and give them an opportunity to play competitively

When is the volleyball season?

Club season usually begins in early October with team tryouts and typically lasts until late April. If a team qualifies for a National Championship tournament, these take place in either late June or early July. The bulk of the tournament season runs January through April. Most older teams will either qualify for Junior National Championships or attend another end-of-season tournament such as Nationals or AAU Nationals and their season will end in late June/early July. Volley Tots will not have a tournament schedule. However, we may be arranging some local scrimmages with neighboring clubs for our Tots.

What are the teams’ structure?

Thibodaux Regional RISE Volleyball Club has 7 teams delineated by age (11U - 17U) and the Volley Tots ages 3-8 years.

When and where do the teams practice?

Teams will practice two to three times per week depending on age group and depending on tournament and travel schedules. Volley Tots to 13U athletes will participate in strength and agility training once a week for 30 minutes. 14U to 17U athletes will participate in strength and agility training, sports nutrition and injury prevention education once a week for 45 minutes in addition to their regular practice schedule. Practices and sports performance will take place at Thibodaux Regional Wellness Center Gymnasium.

Why join Thibodaux Regional RISE Volleyball?

Thibodaux Regional is committed to providing the best possible club volleyball experience for our athletes and families.

  • Individual attention to your athlete. RISE strives to ensure that athletes are constantly improving as athletes and as individuals.
  • Amazing coaches – Many of the best volleyball minds choose to coach at the club level because of the opportunity to reach more players for a longer period of time.
  • Athletic conditioning - Our strength and conditioning program is specifically designed to help our athletes reach their highest potential
  • Sports Nutrition Counseling
  • Injury prevention protocols

For more information call (985) 493-4507 or email Club Director Coach Kui Fletcher at kui.fletcher@thibodaux.com or Coach Sandy Fussell at sandy.fussell@thibodaux.com.