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CLUB TRYOUTS

Club Tryouts Info & FAQs

Boys Team tryouts are closed (except U14 Regional Boys)! See below for info on Girls Team tryouts.

We are running Girls Pre-Tryout clinics for Grades 4-6 (U12) and Grades 7-8 (U14) on November 2nd, and for Grade 9 (U15) on November 11th. Spots are limited, so sign up today!

Girls Club Team Tryouts - Key Dates

  • August 31, 2021: USA Volleyball memberships from last year expired- you must renew before tryouts! Details below.

  • Monday, September 27th: Tryout registration opens! Save $20 if you register before November 1st.

  • Monday, November 1st: Early bird tryout registration ENDS (tryout fee goes up to $60)

  • **NEW DATE & TIME FOR OPEN HOUSE** Thursday, November 4th at 7:30PM: NEVBC Girls Club Virtual Open House - Add Open House to your Calendar HERE

  • Three days before the first session for your age group: Tryout registration CLOSES

  • Saturday, November 6th - Sunday, November 7th: U12 - U14 Tryouts (exact dates and times will be posted shortly)

  • Saturday, November 13th - Sunday, November 21st: U15 - U18 Tryouts (exact dates and times can be found here)

  • Monday, November 29th: First day of Girls Club & Open teams practice!

  • Saturday, December 4th: First day of Girls Regional teams practice!

Girls tryout registration will CLOSE three days before the first session for your age group to ensure we have time to plan and run a safe tryout!

You will need a 2021-2022 USA Volleyball membership from SportsEngine to participate at tryouts. For returning club players, your 2020-2021 memberships expired on August 31st of this year, so you will need to renew your membership before tryouts. No exceptions!

*Not sure what age group to register for?

Take a look at the 2021-2022 USA Volleyball Age Definition Chart before you register!

How to Register for Tryouts

You will need a 2021-2022 USA Volleyball membership** and a signed USA Volleyball Medical Waiver to participate at tryouts.  Please make sure you have these items BEFORE starting your registration for tryouts, as you will be asked to upload these during registration!

 

  1. Register or renew your USA Volleyball membership** through SportsEngine for 2021-2022. Please note that the parent or guardian needs to make an account first and then add the athlete as a child member. If you plan on playing the whole club season, please select "Season" membership. If you select a "Tryout" USAV membership, you will have to upgrade after team selection if you make a team. Please save the membership ID and QR code (viewable in Apple Wallet or on the app) and upload to your tryout registration!

  2. Print and sign the USA Volleyball Medical Waiver. Please note the ATHLETE must sign this as well, regardless of age. Please ensure this is legible and clearly uploaded (a scanned PDF is preferred!). You MUST have this completed as well as your USA Volleyball membership to be allowed to play at tryouts. 

  3. Register for Open & Club team tryouts using this link. If your athlete is looking to try out for a Regional Team, those links will be up soon!

  4. Click here for a helpful chart regarding age group definitions. If your athlete is young for their grade, please sign them up with their grade level (U14 = 7th & 8th, U15 = 9th, U16 = 10th, etc).

 

**Note re USA Volleyball Memberships: The USA Volleyball membership system has changed to SportsEngine, so the process for renewing your membership has changed this year. For example, you will not select your club affiliation during the registration process, as the club will invite you to a team roster after team placements have been made. Please read through this page from New England Region if you're having any issues with creating or renewing your membership.

 

 

Important Tryout Information

Tryout Fee:

Boys Open/Club Team Tryouts: $40 until October 1st ($60 after that)

Girls Open/Club Team Tryouts: $40 until November 1st ($60 after that)

Regional Team Tryouts: $30 until Early Bird deadline ($40 after that)

Tryout Deadline: 

Tryout registration closes on October 8th for the Boys teams and 3 DAYS before your age group's first session for Girls Club (earlier for U12-U15, later for U16-U18).

 

If you would like to register after these dates, you must contact Jon Mercado for Boys Club teams, Garrett Minyard for Girls Club/Open teams, or Shawn Hoyt for Regional Girls teams.

Registration & Evaluation Information

  • Online registration is required to attend tryouts. No walk ups!

  • We are again accepting video submissions if you cannot attend due to travel, quarantine, COVID symptoms, or for any other reason. We also highly recommend that anyone trying out for an Open team for U16-U18 provide a highlight video or game film with their tryout submission, even if attending in person. 

  • We will only have ONE longer tryout session for each Girls Club age group this year (some age groups will have two waves of groups due to gym capacity), not two sessions as we have in the past. We will have a make up tryout that is ONLY for athletes who cannot attend their wave or who get called back for a second evaluation.

  • All Northeast COVID-19 protocols will be followed to ensure a safe tryout. All unvaccinated individuals must wear masks at all times.

  • To see which age group to try out for, please refer to the NEW 2021-2022 USA Volleyball Age Definition Chart

  • Session numbers will be limited this year, so sign up early!  

  • Athletes will be evaluated on:

    • Skill level
    • Athleticism (including vertical jump abilities, speed, and general movement patterns - shuffling, running, etc.)

    • Coachability

    • Attitude and work ethic

    • Tryout attendance (or video submission)

  • All tryouts will be held at Northeast Volleyball Club​ (589 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897)

  • BOYS Club & Open Teams we plan to run this year (subject to change): 18 Open, 17 Open, 16 Open, 15 Club, and possibly a second Club team for U18/17

  • GIRLS Club & Open Teams we plan to run this year (subject to change): 18 Open, 18 Club, 17 Open, 17 Club, 16 Open, 16 Club, 15 Open, 15 Club, 14 Open, 14 Club, 13 Club, & 12 Club

  • GIRLS REGIONAL Teams we plan to run this year (subject to change): at least one team at each age group from U13-U18, with more than one team likely at U14-U16

**NOTE: If you play on a CIAC High School team and are active in the postseason at the time of tryouts, you will not be able to participate in tryouts until your season is complete per CIAC rules (you may send video instead!). Please check with your Athletic Director regarding your eligibility.**

 

Video Submission Option:

 

If you are not comfortable attending an in-person tryout this year or have to miss tryouts for any reason (including CIAC rules), we are also accepting video submissions (15+ minutes of continuous match or practice footage and a highlight video if you have one). You still have to register for tryouts on League Apps, but just make a note that you'll be sending video instead of attending in person.

For Girls Club & Open Teams: Please send your submission to cat@northeastvbc.com and garrett@northeastvbc.com at least 48 hours before tryouts start for your age group to ensure time for a thorough video assessment.

For Boys Club & Open Teams: Please send your submission to cat@northeastvbc.com and jon@northeastvbc.com at least 48 hours before tryouts start for your age group to ensure time for a thorough video assessment.