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General Club Information

Questions & Answers

  1. How much does it cost to play for MALU?
    • Total costs for the 2024-2025 season is $2,250 plus tax.
  2. Do you offer discounts?
    • No. Our rates are already one of the lowest in the region, therefore we are unable to offer discounts.
    • If you are interested in playing, and are not sure if you can commit to the costs, please email us.
  3. How much is the initial deposit due at signing?
    • A $500 deposit is due at signing to be given a spot on the team.
    • U16/U18: Following tryouts on July 27, 2024.
    • U12/U14: Following tryouts on October 26, 2024.
  4. When are monthly payments due?
    • Payments are due on the 1st of each month in 5 installments of $350 plus tax each month.
    • U16/U18: Payments are due 10/1, 11/1, 12/1, 1/1, & 2/1
    • U12/U14: Payments are due 1/1, 2/1, 3/1, 4/1, 5/1
  5. What IS included in club dues?
    • Administrative costs, tournament registration fees, equipment/supplies, practice/gym time.
  6. What is NOT included in club dues?
    • USAV PSR Membership - you are required to purchase your own membership with USAV. Approximately $80.
    • Travel for away tournaments are to be handled by the athlete's families, included, but not limited to air, room, transportation, meals, etc. Costs vary based on location.
    • Families are also responsible for uniforms. Information will be provided during signing, and must be purchased soon after signing. Costs average approximately $350 (we will have the same uniforms as last season so returning players will purchase uniforms a la carte based on what they needed, and not the entire bundle if not needed).
  7. What if I need to cancel or end my season sooner than expected, am I required to pay my dues?
    • YES! Costs are paid ahead of time by the Club, therefore we require all athletes to pay memberships in full regardless of the length of your season. You are committed to the full season at signing.
  8. When and where are practices?
    • U12 & U14: 1st Practice is Mon, November 4th @ 7pm.
    • U16 & U18: 1st Practice is Mon, November 25th @ 7pm.
    • Practices during the month of November & December will be 4 days a week, Mon-Thurs, 7pm-9pm at Annie Wright Schools. There will be no practice on the following dates due to Holidays:
      • Thanksgiving: Thurs, 11/28
      • Christmas: Mon, 12/23 - Thurs, 12/26
      • New Years: Tues, 12/31 - Wed, 1/1
    • Beginning January 6th, practices will be reduced to 2 days a week, Tues/Thurs, 7pm-9pm at Annie Wright Schools.
    • Practices are subject to change based on gym availability, tournaments, etc., at the discretion of the Club Director. Notice will be communicated for any changes to practice schedules.
  9. Who are the Coaches for the 2025 season?
    • U12: Coach Siota, Coach Cherish, Coach Tahia
    • U14: Coach Tahia, Coach Jassitey, Coach Siota
    • U16: Coach Tahia, Coach Pisa, Coach Perry
    • U18: Coach Elaine, Coach Tahia, Coach Siota
  10. Is playing time guaranteed?
    • No. There are many factors that goes into playing time. You are signing up for a spot on the roster, equal playing time is not guaranteed.  Our primary goal is to teach the sport of volleyball in a safe and fun environment while also providing all athletes with a great overall experience. We know the time and money families put into attending practices and games and will do our best to ensure everyone gets a chance to play at all tournaments, as determined by the Coach, but playing time cannot be guaranteed.
    • Whether you are a starter or a sub, all athletes are required to attend all tournaments as scheduled. We require a minimum 30-day advanced notice (for local tournaments in Puget Sound area), or a 60-day advanced notice (for out of state and out of area tournaments) if an athlete will not be attending a tournament. There is a fee that will be charged to the athlete's account for unapproved missed tournaments (significant injury or illnesses are the only approved reasons, a doctor's note is required, and another note will be required for player to be released to return to play at practice/tournaments). Notices MUST be sent to the Club Director via email (, and a confirmation will be sent with the approval/unapproved decision.
  11. What if I have questions or concerns?
    • Contact our Club Director with any questions by sending an email to the Club.
  12. Is there a schedule for the 2024-2025 season?
    • YES! Please see our tentative schedule below. Please note, this may be subject to change and will be communicated by the Club Director.
    • If we receive a National bid, additional costs will be invoiced to parents for the extended season and fees.