Tryouts for the 2018-19 Green Machine Team will be December 2nd. If there is enough interest, we will field a U14, a U16 and a U18 team. If you are interested please register on line at the link below. You may also want to talk to others so they might be aware of this opportunity as well and so that we have enough players at each age group to field a team.

Our goal is to field teams of 10 players. Our teams practice and compete January through June. Practices are usually Wed. evenings after 5:00 and Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Practices are generally 2 hour sessions.

We will evaluate the competative quality of the team members of each team and make a determination as to what level that team should be compete. If in our estimation the team should compete at a high level we will enter the team into more advanced and more competative tournaments that are usually 2 day tournaments requiring an overnight stay. The cost to participate on such a team will be $600. If the team is less competative we will enter the team in less competative tournament that will be more local 1 day tournaments. The cost for that team will be $500. The player fees will cover all costs except rooms for overnight tournaments ( for advanced teams only) and uniforms. The teams will compete about every other weekend from January through the first part of June. Many of the tournaments will be local (within an hours drive) nearly all will be within a two hour drive of Coldwater. If we have players that would benefit from more advanced play we will travel slightly farther and enter in more competative tournaments. Our goal is to provide our players the best experience we can and to give them the opportunity develope their skills to the maximum at an affordable price.

A fee of $60 will be charges to attend tryouts if you register on line in advance ( $70 if you fail to register in advance). If the athlete is not chosen to be a member of one of our teams $50 of that fee will be refunded. If they are chosen the $50 will be credited as a payment toward their player's fee.

Tryouts will be held at the Coach Eby Youth Center in Coldwater.
Tryout times:

  • U14 --- Dec 2, 2:00-4:00
  • U16 & U18 --- Dec 2, 4:00-6:00
Why Should You Become A Member Of A Coldwater Volleyball Club Team?
  1. We currently have 4 former players playing at the college level.
  2. We are very particular about whom we have as coaches and they are top notch.
  3. We do whatever we can to accommodate an athlete's high school sports schedule.
  4. Our director, who has over 40 years volleyball coaching experience is involved with every team, is hands-on in training each athlete.

Below are a few comments that will give you an idea of what to expect.

Our relationship with Kent Neitzert and Coldwater Volleyball began in 2009. We have witnessed firsthand Kent's unique approach to training. He uses his gifts and talents as a coach to instill in his teams a good work ethic and basic fundamentals of the game, but more importantly, that winning is not everything! Coach Neitzert seeks to develop character in his teams. He develops champions!

Dave and Cheri Anderson Directors at the Coach Eby Center
Brianna has been playing with the Coldwater Volleyball program for the past three years; one year with the AAU team, and two with the Green Machines teams. The knowledge and skills she learned through Kent Neitzert and Alix Neitzert are invaluable.
Kent is a stickler for using proper techniques and maintaining positive attitudes on the court. Brianna learned everything from proper foot and shoulder placement in hitting, to hand placement for setting the ball to her teammates.
As a freshman, Brianna not only made the varsity volleyball team, she received good play time, led the team in Aces served, and was even ranked as high as 3rd in the state one week for serving Aces on Max Preps. As a sophomore this year, Brianna is the all around setter and has been named a co-captain. These accomplishments would certainly not be possible without the guidance of Kent Neitzert. Kent continually pushes his girls to dig in to the best of their abilities and demands that they perform at their best on and off the court.
Ever since Hannah was in fourth grade she has had a love for volleyball. In 5th grade I distinctly remember her telling me in the car on the way to volleyball practice that she wanted to make the varsity volleyball team as a freshman. Hannah reached that goal last year...making the varsity volleyball team as a freshman. Her hard work and determination paid off with the help of Kent Neitzert and his coaching staff. Coach Neitzert places an extreme emphasis on teaching the fundamentals of the game early on. He pays attention to detail and does not accept mediocrity. If you ever have the privilege of observing a practice you will see first hand the intensity and the high expectations he places on his athletes. Coach Neitzert has not only taught Hannah the game of volleyball, he has pushed her to push herself and accomplish goals on and off the court by demanding her best in every situation. He has taught her to accept criticism in all forms and as a result she has gained a tremendous amount of respect for the game, herself and her coaches. Our family will forever be grateful to the Coldwater Volleyball Club and Kent Neitzert. It has been an absolute delight to see our Hannah go from a little girl who loved to bump a volleyball against the side of the house to a strong, confident athlete who continues to work hard to reach her goals.

Green Machine Team Tryouts