Welcome to Serve City Volleyball!

With Wheaton and Carol Stream as our hub, Serve City is proud to be serving the western suburbs as the most family-friendly, fun and affordable volleyball club in the Chicago area for the fourth straight year! We combine the suburbs’ most inexpensive registration fees that fit the needs of working-class and middle-class families with a dedicated, caring and passionate training approach that helps youth athletes reach their highest potential on and off the court!

Serve City offers a range of club volleyball options for families to choose from:

  • National teams competing November to June for the most passionate and committed athletes

  • Regional teams playing November to April for athletes who need to cap their seasons earlier

  • Short season teams playing Jan. 6 to March 7 or March 9 to May 16 for shorter-term needs


WHAT IS A NATIONAL TEAM VS. A REGIONAL TEAM?

At Serve City the only difference between a national team and a regional team is the length of the season. Our national teams practice and play from late November through the Asics Jr. National Championships in Chicago (June 12-14 for 14U to 18U, June 15-16 for 12U and 13U). Our regional teams practice and play from late November to mid-April. Neither our national nor our regional teams play in any overnight tournaments. Our national team fees do cost more than the regional team fees to make up for the longer season.

Here are the need-to-know details about all three of our programs for the 2019-2020 club season:


2019-20 National team Season

We are thrilled to get started with the third season of our national team program. We will be offering national teams at the 12U, 13U, 14U, 15U, 16U and 18U age levels in 2019-20. Our national teams will feature outstanding coaches, a full season of training and tournaments and a trip in June to the 2020 Asics Jr. National Championships at Navy Pier in Chicago, where our teams will compete again with clubs from across the country.

National season starts: week of Nov. 18-22, 2019 (first practices)
National season ends: at Asics Jr. National Championships in Chicago June 12-14, 2020 (14U to 18U) or June 15-16, 2020 (12U and 13U)
National season tryouts: Sunday, Oct. 27 at Simkus Recreation Center, 849 W. Lies Rd. in Carol Stream (15U, 16U, 17U, 18U)
Roster size: capped at 11 players
Practices per week: two 2-hour practices
Tournament dates: 15-16 (all tournaments will be in the Chicago area; no overnight events)
Power league: Windy City Power League (17/18U), Chicago Volleyball League (16U to 12U)
Breaks: Nov. 23-30 (Thanksgiving), Dec. 20 to Jan. 5 (Christmas), March 22-29 (spring break)
National player registration fee: $1,695 (lowest national team fee in Chicago area)
Other required fees:

  • $200 uniform package fee (paid upon acceptance)

  • $49 volleyball fee (waived if you already have a quality volleyball)

  • $100 fundraiser buyout (or participate in raising $100 through our fundraisers)

Financing and monthly payment plans are available. Extended plans are available at request.


2019-20 national team schedules

Here are the schedules so far for our national (blue) teams. We publish these dates now to be helpful to families for planning purposes. These schedules are subject to change.

18 Blue (National)
Tournament dates so far: Dec. 7 (at Top Flight in Elgin), Dec. 14 (at Top Flight in Elgin), Jan. 11-12 (Windy City Power League), Feb. 1-2 (WCPL), Feb. 22-23 (WCPL), Mar. 7-8 (WCPL), June 12-14 (Asics Jr. National Championships at Navy Pier in Chicago)
Practice days: Tuesdays 7-9 p.m. at Simkus Recreation Center, 849 W. Lies Rd. in Carol Stream; Fridays 5-7 p.m. at Vineyard Church, 1900 Manchester Rd. in Wheaton

17 Blue (National)
Tournament dates so far: Dec. 7 (at Top Flight in Elgin), Dec. 14 (at Top Flight in Elgin), Jan. 11-12 (Windy City Power League), Feb. 1-2 (WCPL), Feb. 22-23 (WCPL), Mar. 7-8 (WCPL), June 12-14 (Asics Jr. National Championships at Navy Pier in Chicago)
Practice days: Tuesdays 7-9 p.m. at Simkus Recreation Center, 849 W. Lies Rd. in Carol Stream; Thursdays 7-9 p.m. at Vineyard Church, 1900 Manchester Rd. in Wheaton

16 Blue (National)
Tournament dates so far: Dec. 7 (at Top Flight in Elgin), Dec. 14 (at Top Flight in Elgin), Jan. 11-12 (Chicago Volleyball League), Feb. 1-2 (CVL), Feb. 29-Mar. 1 (CVL), Mar. 14-15 (CVL), June 12-14 (Asics Jr. National Championships at Navy Pier in Chicago)
Practice days: Mondays 7-9 p.m. at Simkus Recreation Center, 849 W. Lies Rd. in Carol Stream; Fridays 7-9 p.m. at Vineyard Church, 1900 Manchester Rd. in Wheaton

15 Blue (National)
Tournament dates so far: Dec. 7 (at Top Flight in Elgin), Dec. 14 (at Top Flight in Elgin), Jan. 11-12 (Chicago Volleyball League), Feb. 1-2 (CVL), Feb. 29-Mar. 1 (CVL), Mar. 14-15 (CVL), June 12-14 (Asics Jr. National Championships at Navy Pier in Chicago)
Practice days: Mondays 7-9 p.m. at Simkus Recreation Center, 849 W. Lies Rd. in Carol Stream; Wednesdays 5-7 p.m. at Fountain View Recreation Center, 910 N. Gary Ave. Carol Stream

14 Blue (National)
Tournament dates so far: Dec. 14 (at Top Flight in Elgin), Jan. 25-26 (Chicago Volleyball League), Feb. 8-9 (CVL), Feb. 22-23 (CVL), Mar. 7-8 (CVL), June 12-14 (Asics Jr. National Championships at Navy Pier in Chicago)
Practice days: Mondays 5-7 p.m. at Simkus Recreation Center, 849 W. Lies Rd. in Carol Stream; Wednesdays 5-7 p.m. at Vineyard Church, 1900 Manchester Rd. in Wheaton

13 Blue (National)
Tournament dates so far: Dec. 14 (at Top Flight in Elgin), Jan. 25-26 (Chicago Volleyball League), Feb. 8-9 (CVL), Feb. 22-23 (CVL), Mar. 7-8 (CVL), June 15-16 (Asics Jr. National Championships at Navy Pier in Chicago)
Practice days: Tuesdays 7-9 p.m. at Vineyard Church, 1900 Manchester Rd. in Wheaton; Fridays 5-7 p.m. at Community Fellowship, 28W240 North Ave. in West Chicago

2019-20 regional team season

For the fourth year in a row, we are proud to offer one of the fastest-growing regional team programs in the suburbs. Our regional season is two months shorter than our national team season but still provides athletes with robust training and playing experience that takes their skills, knowledge and love for the game to a new level!

We will offer regional teams for every age level from 12U to 18U.

Regional season starts: week of Nov. 18-22, 2019 (first practices)
Regional season ends: week of April 11, 2020
Regional season tryouts: Sunday, Oct. 6 at Central Athletic Complex in Wheaton (12U, 13U, 14U); Sunday, Oct. 27 at Simkus Recreation Center, 849 W. Lies Rd. in Carol Stream (15U, 16U, 17U, 18U)
Roster size: capped at 11 players
Practices per week: two 2-hour practices
Tournament dates: 10 (all tournaments in Chicago area; no overnight events)
Power league: Chicago Volleyball League
Breaks: Nov. 23-30 (Thanksgiving), Dec. 20 to Jan. 5 (Christmas), March 22-29 (spring break)
Regional player registration fee: $1,199 (lowest regional team fee in Chicago area)
Other required fees:

  • $150 uniform package fee (paid upon acceptance)

  • $49 volleyball fee (waived if you already have a quality volleyball)

  • $100 fundraiser buyout or participate in raising $100 through our fundraisers at no cost to you

Financing and monthly payment plans are available. Extended plans are available at request.


2019-20 regional team schedules

Here are the schedules so far for our regional (red and white) teams. We publish these dates now to be helpful to families for planning purposes. These schedules are subject to change.

16 Red (Regional)
Tournament dates so far: Dec. 7 (at Top Flight in Elgin), Dec. 14 (at Top Flight in Elgin), Jan. 11-12 (Chicago Volleyball League), Feb. 1-2 (CVL), Feb. 29-Mar. 1 (CVL), Mar. 14-15 (CVL)
Practice days: Mondays 7-9 p.m. at Simkus Recreation Center, 849 W. Lies Rd. in Carol Stream; Fridays 5-7 p.m. at Vineyard Church, 1900 Manchester Rd. in Wheaton

15 Red (Regional)
Tournament dates so far: Dec. 7 (at Top Flight in Elgin), Dec. 14 (at Top Flight in Elgin), Jan. 11-12 (Chicago Volleyball League), Feb. 1-2 (CVL), Feb. 29-Mar. 1 (CVL), Mar. 14-15 (CVL)
Practice days: Mondays 5-7 p.m. at Simkus Recreation Center, 849 W. Lies Rd. in Carol Stream; Thursdays 5-7 p.m. at Vineyard Church, 1900 Manchester Rd. in Wheaton

14 Red (Regional)
Tournament dates so far: Dec. 14 (at Top Flight in Elgin), Jan. 25-26 (Chicago Volleyball League), Feb. 8-9 (CVL), Feb. 22-23 (CVL), Mar. 7-8 (CVL)
Practice days: Mondays 5-7 p.m. at Simkus Recreation Center, 849 W. Lies Rd. in Carol Stream; Fridays 7-9 p.m. at Community Fellowship, 28W240 North Ave. in West Chicago

13 Red (Regional)
Tournament dates so far: Dec. 14 (at Top Flight in Elgin), Jan. 25-26 (Chicago Volleyball League), Feb. 8-9 (CVL), Feb. 22-23 (CVL), Mar. 7-8 (CVL)
Practice days: Tuesdays 5-7 p.m. at Vineyard Church, 1900 Manchester Rd. in Wheaton; Fridays 5-7 p.m. at Community Fellowship, 28W240 North Ave. in West Chicago

13 Green (Regional)
Tournament dates so far: Dec. 14 (at Top Flight in Elgin), Jan. 25-26 (Chicago Volleyball League), Feb. 8-9 (CVL), Feb. 22-23 (CVL), Mar. 7-8 (CVL), April 11 (at Top Flight in Elgin)
Practice days: Mondays 5-7 p.m. at Community Fellowship, 28W240 North Ave. in West Chicago; Saturdays 9-11 a.m. at Vineyard Church, 1900 Manchester Rd. in Wheaton (the team will practice on Thursdays 5-7 p.m. with 12 Red at Simkus Recreation Center, 849 W. Lies Rd. in Carol Stream, on weeks when they have a Saturday tournament)

12 Red (Regional)
Tournament dates so far: Dec. 14 (at Top Flight in Elgin), Jan. 25-26 (Chicago Volleyball League), Feb. 8-9 (CVL), Feb. 22-23 (CVL), Mar. 7-8 (CVL)
Practice days: Mondays 5-7 p.m. at Vineyard Church, 1900 Manchester Rd. in Wheaton; Thursdays 5-7 p.m. at Simkus Recreation Center, 849 W. Lies Rd. in Carol Stream

2019-2020 coaches

18 Blue: Cody Linhart
17 Blue: Brad Hornstein
16 Blue: Ashley Eason
16 Red: Jeff Smith
15 Red: Syreeta Smith
15 Blue:
14 Blue: Jason Gentile
14 Red: Jessica Kidd
13 Red: Catherine White
13 Blue: Jessica Smith
13 Green: Rich Panitch
12 Red: Gianna Lolli, Nicki Smith
Short season coaches: Brad Hornstein, Amanda Modelski, Christy Polaoso

2020 middle school short seasons

Visit our middle school short season page for complete details on this popular option for families seeking a short-term taste of club volleyball for their daughter.

high school/middle school practice player option

  • Cost: $500 for regional team practice players (practice November 18 to April 10), $600 for national team practice players (practice November 18 to June 10)

  • Athlete trains at all practices with the team she is assigned to based on her age, skill and experience level.

  • This position still requires tryout attendance.

  • Contact Jeff Smith at jsmith@servecityvolleyball.org for more information or to sign up.

Current information updated on October 21, 2019 and subject to change.