Club Tryouts Info & FAQs

**2020-2021 Winter Girls Tryouts Now LIVE / Boys Tryouts COMPLETE**


Tryouts for Girls Club Teams will be held early/mid November 2020. Tryouts for Boys Club Teams are complete! 

Tryout Cost:

Open/Club Team Tryouts: $40 until Early Bird deadline on October 30 ($60 after October 30)

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

Tryout Deadline:

Tryout registration closes November 6


  • Online registration is required to attend tryouts

  • Due to COVID-19, athletes will attend one longer tryout session, rather than multiple sessions this year. We will have a makeup tryout for athletes who cannot attend or get called back for a second evaluation.

  • All Northeast COVID-19 protocols will be followed to ensure a safe tryout, including athletes wearing masks while playing 

  • To check which age group to register for, refer to the NEW 2020-2021 USA Volleyball Age Definition Chart

  • Athletes will be evaluated on:

    • Skill level

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

    • Coachability

    • Attitude and work ethic

    • Tryout attendance (or video submission)

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

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

Video Submission Option:

If you are not comfortable attending an in-person tryout this year, we are also accepting video submissions (15+ minutes of continuous match or practice footage and a highlight video if you have one). Please get in touch with and at least 48 hours before tryouts start for your age group to set up a video assessment.

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

How to Register for Tryouts:

You will need a 2020-2021 USA Volleyball membership** and a signed 2020-2021 USA Volleyball Medical Waiver to participate at tryouts.  Please make sure you have these items BEFORE registering for tryouts, as you will be asked to upload these during registration.


  1. Register or renew your USA Volleyball membership** through Sports Engine for 2020-2021Please 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 QR code (viewable in Apple Wallet or on the app) and upload to your tryout registration!

  2. Print and sign the 2020-2021 USA Volleyball Medical Waiver. You MUST have this completed as well as your USA Volleyball membership to be allowed to play at tryouts. 

  3. Register for tryouts using the links above! 

  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 Sports Engine, 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. Please read through this page from New England Region if you're having any issues with creating or renewing your membership, and please see some simple steps below: