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Next Level Girls Volleyball @ Rice University

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2024 Girls Volleyball - Rice University

Join us for our 2nd season of Next Level Volleyball in Houston at Rice University! We are excited to get things rolling with our Next Level Sports staff and Coach Sophia Bemiss!

General Registration is now open for all players.

The Next Level Girls Volleyball program has been developed to provide aspiring volleyball players an opportunity to learn the basic skills and functions of competitive volleyball - at an introductory yet competitive level. Our program is aimed at the youth athlete who has 'some-to-none' exposure/experience with the game of volleyball yet would like to develop the core skills required to participate at a higher level in the future (club, middle school, high school). As traditional within Next Level, all teams will be mentored/coached with the assistance of a Rice student-athlete involved within the game.

This program is instructionally based yet will contain head-to-head game activity as a secondary focus.

For more information and a general overview of our specific Next Level Volleyball location in Houston, please review the information below prior to registration!

League Operations

  1. Season Operations: The Next Level Girls Volleyball program at Rice University will run with 8 program dates over the program schedule.
  2. Program Dates: Most activity are on Sundays. Training/practices are on the same day - parents need only allocate up to a 1.5 hour window of availability for their child's involvement. (We don't believe in specialization, but we believe in having FUN and being competitive!)
  3. Team Roster Size: Teams are 10 players maximum, limited exceptions on a case-by-case basis.
  4. Playing Time: We guarantee equal playing time for all players through constant team rotations via both skill development and game activity.
  5. Season Fees: $325.00 - Fees are inclusive of a participant's custom volleyball uniform and other equipment/offerings. (After 12/14, a $10.00 expedited production and shipping fee will be added to any registrations.)
  6. Optional Player Packs: During the registration process, participants have the option to purchase additional Player Packs upon check out. For the 2024 Next Level Volleyball season, 3 options are available for purchase (see below). Player Pack costs will be added to the base league registration fees at check out. All Player Pack merchandise will be shipped with your participant's Next Level Volleyball uniform - unless otherwise communicated from our team. Sizing verification will be sent via email as your season uniform heads into production!
    • Knee Pads Pack - $25.00: Nike Essential Volleyball Knee Pad.
    • Volleyball Shirt Pack - $40.00: Nike Long Sleeve Dri Fit (Black) featuring the Next Level Volleyball Logo (Gold) on the front, participant's last name on the back.
    • Volleyball Hoodie Pack - $60.00: Nike Fleece Hoodie (Black) featuring the Next Level Volleyball Logo (Gold) on the front, participant's last name on the back.

Facility Overview and Arrival Information

Season Times

  • 4th Grade - 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • 5th Grade - 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • 6th Grade - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Schedules are now final.

Program Dates

Week 1Sunday, January 14th
Week 2Sunday, January 21st
Week 3Sunday, January 28th
Week 4Sunday, February 4th
Week 5Saturday, February 10th
Week 6Sunday, February 18th
Week 7Sunday, February 25th
Week 8Sunday, March 3rd

Site Director: Coach Sophia Bemiss

Sophia Bemiss was born and raised in Bedford, New Hampshire, where she grew up with a love for sports and a strong work ethic. She attended Baylor University in Waco, Texas, where she received her undergraduate degree in Psychology in 2022.

During her time at Baylor, Sophia was heavily involved in the athletics department, serving as a Student Manager for the women's volleyball team from 2019 to 2022. She excelled in this role, demonstrating strong leadership skills and a deep understanding of the game. After graduating from Baylor, Sophia continued to pursue her passion for athletics by accepting the position of Graduate Assistant for the Rice University Volleyball team. In this role, she works closely with the coaching staff, while also providing support and guidance to the student-athletes.

Sophia is currently pursuing a Master of Liberal Studies degree from Rice University, focusing on sports psychology and coaching topics. She hopes to continue her career in athletics and eventually become a Director of Volleyball Operations at a strong volleyball program like Rice University.

In her free time, Sophia enjoys staying active through activities like running and weightlifting. She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends, exploring new places, and trying new foods.

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