Club Tryouts

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When is tryout and how do I register?

We follow  Volleyball BC's tryout and training policy.  

Volleyball BC's "Season of Play"  is as follows:

  • 12U/13U/14U:  November 18, 2018 - May 31, 2019
  • 15U:  November 25, 2018 - May 31, 2019
  • 16U/17U/18U:  December 02, 2018 - May 31, 2019

No tryouts may take place from prior to start of of the "Season of Play".

For costs, dates, times and location, Please visit our Club Membership - Club Tryouts section for more information.

 

Which Age Group should my child tryout for?

 2019 Club Season Age Group:

  • 12U - Athletes born in 2007 or later
  • 13U - Athletes born in 2006 or later
  • 14U - Athletes born in 2005 or later
  • 15U - Athletes born in 2004 or later
  • 16U - Athletes born in 2003 or later 
  • 17/18U - Athletes born in 2001 (18U), 2002 (17U) or later

Expanded Age Categories:

  • Athletes born Sep 1 - Dec 31 of the previous year are permitted to "play down" one age category (but may only compete at one Regional, Provincial and National Championship)

How are the athletes assessed? What is the selection criteria?

 "You never have a second chance to make a first impression."
Athletes are assessed based on the following criteria:

  • Long-term potential (in line with Volleyball Canada's LTAD Model)
  • Skill Technique 
  • Performance/Physical Strength
  • Court, Ball, Teammate and Body Awareness
  • Attitude

Serious volleyball players participate in several tryouts each season. Doing your best at the tryout can be the difference on being on the team or being on your way home. 


Our advise:  BE PREPARED, BE CONFIDENT, BE COACHABLE, BE A HARD WORKER, BE A TEAM PLAYER, BE NOTICED, BE POSITIVE, BE A LEADER AND BE SERIOUS. 

Are there any other clubs? Which club should I tryout for?

 

Yes. A complete listing of clubs can be viewed in here.

We recommend that athletes attend the first club tryout for the club they want to play for AND if they get an offer from their first choice club, they should accept it.

We highly suggest that athletes/parents investigate all the clubs in our area and make the best choice.  Evaluate your commitment level , financial requirements, experience/expectations and make a "best value" based decision.

When are offers made?

Offers to athletes can be made anytime.  However, athletes can formally accept a position with a club on or after the "Signing Dates"

  • November 26 (12U, 13U and 14U)
  • December 03 (15U)
  • December 10 (16U, 17U and 18U)

Note:  Offer expires at 6:00 pm on the Signing Date. 


We will be sending the *Club Offer Form via email to allow for a time stamp. Offers will not be handed out on the spot in the gym. 


*Club Offer Form is the binding agreement between the athlete and Phoenix Volleyball Club for the current season. If the athlete wishes to accept the offer, he/she and their parent/guardian MUST sign the club offer form and send it back via email. Returning a signed club offer form is considered an official commitment to Phoenix Volleyball Club. Phoenix Volleyball Club will then proceed with registration and fee collection. 

Note:  Participation in additional tryouts after a form has been signed is not permitted. Athletes who accept offers from multiple clubs will be found in violation of the Volleyball BC's tryout and training policy.  


Athletes are free to tryout for any team until they have officially signed with a club.  An athlete is committed to a club for one (1) season (from signing date through May 31st).


Verbal commitments made at any time are non-binding. Signing the Club Offer Form is the ONLY commitment recognized.

What should I do to prepare for tryouts? What should I expect?

You can attend our tryouts ONLY after completing the Online Registration Form which can be found on our Club Membership - Club Tryouts section.


What to Bring/What to Wear?

Wear comfortable clothes (knee pads, t-shirt, shorts/spandex, court shoes) and bring water.


What to expect?

Expect to work hard. You will be asked to perform all physical testing and drills at FULL SPEED (You should run when shagging balls, when moving from drill to drill and when going to and from water breaks). 


You will  be tested and evaluated for your overall athletic ability and level of volleyball skill. 


You will be tested and evaluated for you overall attitude (communication, leadership, willingness, how you handle your mistakes, etc.)


You will be tested and evaluated on (but not limited to):

  • Speed
  • Agility
  • Endurance
  • Strength
  • Passing
  • Receiving
  • Setting
  • Hitting
  • Blocking
  • Effort
  • Athleticism
  • Teamwork
  • Character
  • Following Directions
  • Finishing a Play/Drill
  • Coachability