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CLUB TRYOUTS

Club Tryouts Info & FAQs

On this page, you'll find:

Key Dates & Links for Boys & Girls Club tryouts for the 2022 - 2023 season

Tryout Requirements
How to Register for Tryouts

USAV Age Group Definitions

Tryout Fees, Late Registrations, & Evaluation Info

Video Submission Instructions

Register for Girls Tryouts - COMING SOON!

Key Dates & Deadlines

Key Dates for Boys Club Team Tryouts - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

  • August 31, 2022: USA Volleyball memberships from last year expired- you must renew before tryouts! Details below.

  • Sunday, October 9th, 7:00 - 8:30PM: NEVBC Boys Club Open House - RVSP Required - Please RSVP HERE!

  • Monday, October 10th: Tryout registration CLOSES! All athletes must register before midnight on Tuesday

  • Wednesday October 12th, Friday October 14th & Saturday October 15th - Boys Club Tryouts for all Age Groups

Boys tryout registration will CLOSE TWO days before the first session to ensure we have time to plan and run a fair tryout!

Key Dates for GIRLS Club Team Tryouts - REGISTRATION OPENING SOON!

  • August 31, 2022: USA Volleyball memberships from last year expired- you must renew before tryouts! Details below.

  • Wednesday, October 5th: Tryout registration will open for Girls Open & Club and Girls Regional! Save $25 if you register before October 22nd!

  • Saturday, October 15th: Early bird tryout registration ENDS (tryout fee goes up to $75)

  • Tuesday, November 1st: FREE Pre-Tryout Clinic for U12-U14

  • Tuesday November 8th: Pre-Tryout Clinic for U15

  • TRYOUT DATES (exact dates and times will be posted shortly)

    • Saturday, November 5th - Monday, November 7th: U12 - U14 Tryouts 

    • Saturday, November 12th - Monday, November 14th: U15 Tryouts 

    • Saturday, November 19th - Monday, November 21st: U16 - U18 Tryouts 

  • LAST DAY TO ATTEND TRYOUTS: Monday, November 21st

  • Week of Monday, November 28th: Take a much-needed recovery from your high school or middle school fall season and prep for club!

  • Week of Monday, December 5th: First day of Girls team practices!

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 fair tryout!

Tryout Requirements

You will need a 2022-2023 USA Volleyball membership from SportsEngine to participate at tryouts. For returning club players, your 2021-2022 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 2022-2023 USA Volleyball Age Definition Chart before you register!

How to Register for Tryouts

You will need a 2022-2023 USA Volleyball membership** to register for 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 2022-2023. 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. Register for team tryouts on our League Apps site for Boys or Girls Club.

  3. 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.

 

 

Tryout Costs, Late Registrations 

Tryout Fee:

Due to the rising upfront costs for club teams (uniform deposits, tournament fees, etc.), we will be collecting a REFUNDABLE club team deposit at the time of tryout registration. This will be returned via original payment method (credit card, ACH, or check) if athlete is not selected for a team or does not accept their spot. 

Boys Regional/Open/Club Team Tryouts

  • $75 NON-REFUNDABLE tryout fee per athlete

  • + $225 REFUNDABLE club team deposit (if athlete does not make a team) = $300 total due at registration

Girls Regional/Open/Club Team Tryouts

  • $50 NON-REFUNDABLE tryout fee per athlete until October 15th ($75 after that) 

  • + $325 REFUNDABLE club team deposit (if athlete does not make a team) = $375 (EARLY BIRD) OR $400 (NON-EARLY BIRD) total due at tryout registration

Tryout Deadline & Late Registrations: 

Tryout registration closes on October 10th 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

  • All tryouts will be held at the NEW Northeast Athletic Center in South Norwalk​ (365 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Norwalk, CT 06864)

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

  • We are again accepting video submissions if you cannot attend due to injury, travel, 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 link 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.

  • To see which age group to try out for, please refer to the NEW 2022-2023 USA Volleyball Age Definition Chart

  • 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

    • Commitment level

    • Tryout attendance (or video submission)

**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.**

Teams We Plan to Field This Year

  • BOYS OPEN & CLUB Teams we plan to run this year (subject to change): 18 Open, 18 Club, 17 Open, 16 Open, 16 Club, 15 Open, 15 Club, & 14 Club

  • BOYS REGIONAL Teams we plan to run this year (subject to change): Two to three U14/15 Regional teams

  • 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 (two 16 Club teams), 15 Open, 15 Club, 14 Open, 14 Club (two 14 Club teams), 13 Club, & 12 Club

  • GIRLS REGIONAL Teams we plan to run this year (subject to change): one U13 team, at least 3 teams at U14-U15 age groups, and at least two teams at U16-U17 age groups

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 and pay 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.