About us

Mintonette Sports is a licensed member of the Ohio Valley Region of USA Volleyball. Our club teams compete at the top level both within the region and around the nation. We proudly "train" our athletes by focusing on ball handling and fundamentally sound technique. We have proudly built our reputation on developing the most well-rounded, talented athletes in the area and operating with integrity, class and respect. This is demonstrated in the number of our athletes who are recruited to college programs throughout the country. Our list of alumnae is the most impressive in the area and rapidly growing. 

Mintonette Sports works to provide the best volleyball training in central Ohio. We set out to teach not only the skills of the game of volleyball but also the personal attributes of leadership, a strong work ethic, responsibility, discipline and commitment. We welcome everyone (both athletes who have previous volleyball experience, and those new to the game). We promise to treat all of our athletes like young women not professional athletes. We expect volleyball to be a priority behind both family and school.

Quick Facts

Year Founded: 2006
Home Facility: Columbus Volleyball Center
Club Colors: Navy blue, Orange & Hawaii blue
Unofficial Mascot: Weiner Dog "Get Low"

Frequently Asked Questions (and Answers)

What is Mintonette Sports?
Mintonette Sports is a volleyball club that carries club teams for athletes from younger than 10 to 18-years-old. Our teams compete around the state and country against other volleyball clubs and teams.

What does "Mintonette" mean?
Mintonette was the original name for volleyball when the sport was created back in 1895. Wikipedia

How is Mintonette Sports different from other clubs?
Mintonette Sports exists to serve three purposes: to promote the development of well-rounded, mature young adults, to provide access to higher education by preparing athletes to play at the collegiate level and to promote a healthy and active lifestyle. Unlike other volleyball organizations, the goal of Mintonette Sports is not strictly to develop volleyball players. Instead, we focus on developing the athlete into a responsible, respectful, hardworking member of a team. We use volleyball as a vehicle to teach young athletes skills that will help them socially, academically, and professionally throughout their life. Collegiate volleyball is also a great way for athletes to get some, if not all of their higher education paid for. Mintonette Sports best prepares its athletes for this opportunity.

Who plays for Mintonette Sports?
Mintonette Sports is proud of our diversity. We have athletes from 25 different school districts who compete for our club. We also have athletes ranging in age from 9 to 18, of all experience levels. Additionally, we have dozens of athletes in the club with one or more family members that also play for Mintonette. Mintonette Sports is looking to train athletes of all experience levels! Mintonette thrives on making the sport fun as you're being introduced to the game of volleyball, while pushing you to be the best of the best by the time you graduate high school. 

How do I start playing at Mintonette Sports?
We understand everyone has a different commitment level and volleyball goals, so we offer a variety of playing options! We welcome beginner volleyball players and LOVE to see new faces in the gym. You can join a team, and/or attend our camps, clinics, small groups and training programs. 

Mintonette Teams:

What types of teams do you offer?
Mintonette Sports offers three divisions/levels of teams: National, American and Regional. The "National" division teams will be the highest commitment level and are geared towards athletes who want to play volleyball at the top level. The "Regional" division teams are a lower commitment level and are a great fit for athletes who are newer to the sport or don't want to travel as much. Please note the information to the right is tentative for the 2019-20 season and subject to change.

How do I join a team?
These teams are formed once a year at our fall tryout/team evaluations. Anyone interested in playing on a Mintonette Sports team (any division) should attend tryouts. Click here to learn more about tryouts.

Who can play on a team?
Our teams are open to girls ages 9-18 of any experience level. If you are 7 or 8 years old, please email katie@mintonettesports.com. We can bring your daughter in for an evaluation to make sure she would be a good fit on a 10 & under team.

What do your team names mean?
The first number in the team name represents the age-group. So, m.21 is a 12's team, m.31 is a 13's team, m.41 is a 14's team. The second number represents the rank of the team within the age group. Our top teams receive a "1", second best team a "2" and so on. So, our top 15's team is m.51. Our next best 15's team is m.52. 

How much does it cost to play on a team?
You can view the cost to play as well as the due dates for each payment on the team pages

How and when do I pay team club dues?
An initial deposit of $1,000 or $500 is due with your contract. Monthly payments are then due until the balance is paid. If you would like to make separate arrangements, please contact us at katie@mintonettesports.com.

What all is included in my team club dues?
Club dues include your court rental fees for training, coaches' and trainers' salaries, tournament entry fees, part of your uniform package, registration fees, and coaches' travel expenses.

Who will my team's coach be?
Please view your team page to see who will be your coach.  If you do not know your team contact katie@mintonettesports.com

Training, camps, clinics, small groups, and private lessons:

Who can participate in these training options?
Everyone is welcome to sign up for our training programs! You do not have to be on a Mintonette Sports team, or have played volleyball before to join. We welcome players of all ages, experience levels, and club affiliation.

How do I register?
Throughout the year we have a variety of opportunities to play. Visit our registration page to see available training, camps, clinics and small groups. If you are having trouble registering, please email katie@mintonettesports.com

About our Training: Our training programs typically run for 6 weeks at a time and are geared towards the 14 & under age groups. These training sessions are held once a week for 1.5-2 hours at a time. You will register for the full training program for one flat cost. 

About our Camps & Clinics: These 1-3 day events are typically offered in the fall for a cost of $55-$95. These are broken down by age groups: 14 & Under and 15 & Up. Each Camp and Clinic will have a specific skill focus. 

About our Small Groups: This are our most popular format of training throughout the year. We will offer one hour sessions (typically limited to 8 athletes per session) for $30-$35 each. These are also broken down by age group and specific skill focuses (ex: hitting, passing, serving). When registering, you can pick and choose individual dates that work best for your schedule.

About our Private Lessons: Most of our Mintonette coaches offer private lessons throughout the year. Each coach schedules his/her own lessons and has different rates. If you are interested in starting private lessons, please contact our coaches. If you're not sure who to reach out to, please email katie@mintonettesports.com.