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Austin Sports Center

Austin Junior Volleyball

AJV Boys Tryouts: Come Join Austin Junior Volleyball!

2016-2017 Tryout Info

Tryouts for the 2016-2017 season have already passed, however AJV does add players mid season whenever possible. If you missed our tryout for 2016-2017 but are looking to play, please contact ted@austinsportscenter.com for more info.

To be added to the e-mail list send to: ted@austinsportscenter.com 

Tryout Process 

Registration fee is $50 per perticipant and registration form and payment is on line. Tryouts are broken out in to 3 areas. On the 1st day, all participants are first physicially tested (height, reach, approach jump, block jump, shuttle run and basketball throw). Next is individual skills test. Athletes are evaluated on their hitting, setting, passing, digging and blocking skills. Statically and subjectively evaluated. Third is playing evaluation. All participants have multiple opportunites to play in various sinarios. 6 vs 6 drills, 3 vs 3 and head to head match-ups.

At the end of the second day, the process for announcing teams will be explained to all participants. AJV will make every effort to create as many teams possible. Not everyone is guarenteed a spot. Participants accept their spot by paying the $400 deposit through AJV's on-line payment system.

Tryout locations

Austin Jr Volleyball has two location where teams train. However, the tryout will take place at the ASC South location. Click on links for addresses and maps:

Open Gym Date

AJV is hosting an open gym for anyone interested in learning more about our club, the coaches, the athletes and teams. No experience is required, open to any boy interested. The open gym is also for returning athletes. There is no cost or registration but we will have a check in where we will collect contact information.

There will be a short information meeting at the beginning (during the open gym) where parents can ask questions and meet the AJV staff. 


AJV Boys will make every attempt to accommodate as many athletes on as many teams as possible to continue growing the sport of boys' volleyball in the great state of Texas. 

Teams are generally composed of between 8-11 athletes grouped in the same age division. Depending on ability, athletes may be selected to play in older age divisions. Our teams practice twice a week in. Practice start times range from 11:30am-7:30pm on Sundays and from 5:30pm-9:30pm Mondays through Thursdays. Our teams compete in local events, tournaments across Texas, and also national volleyball tournaments against other boys' volleyball clubs.

The Season

Open Gyms: AJV will post the open gym dates and tryout dates each by Sept 1, 2016. Open gym provides opportunities for boys to get in the gym, meet the staff and ask question about the program.

Tryouts: Tryouts take place in Sept. All athletes must register and pay for tryouts on-line. Athletes will be run through physical testing (hight, reach, vert, sprints), skill evaluation and 6 vs 6 competitions. Teams are formed based on the tryout performance and number of participants. This year there will be 2 session. Tryout participants need to attend both session. If you cannot attend one of the sessions, please send AJV an e-mail. AJV tries to form as many teams as possible as one of our goals is to grow the sport. Tryout results and teams are announced by e-mail. 

Practices: After the announcment of teams, practices start in November. Teams practice twice a week, starting in November and lasting through the end of April. Practice locations are based on location request responses in the on-line registration form. Teams will have the option to continue to train through the summer at an additional cost.

Competitions: Teams mostly play in 1 day tournaments which start in December and end by May 1. Each team plays in at least 5 tournament in a season. Tournaments will typically start at 8am on a Saturday, play 3 to 5 matches verses different teams over a 6 to 8 hour period. The Lone Star Classic is a 2 day tournament in Dallas with 5 to 7 matches over two days. Tournament schedules are usually developed after the teams are formed as most tournaments do not announce their dates until December. Exact playing schedules of each tournament are posted on-line usually the Wed before. 

End of Season: Teams end their season at the Lone Star Classic (last April) followed by the AJV Volleyball Banquet in Mid May. Teams will have the option of continuing through the summer at an additional cost.

Player Dues

2016-2017 Payment Schedule          
Team Deposit (at Tryouts) 1-Dec 1-Jan 1-Feb 1-Mar 1-Apr Total
12 Miz $300 $300 $300 $300 $300 $300 $1,800
14 Miz $300 $300 $300 $300 $300 $300 $1,800
15 Miz $400 $400 $400 $400 $400 $400 $2,400
16 Miz $400 $400 $400 $400 $400 $400 $2,400
17 Miz $400 $400 $400 $400 $400 $400 $2,400
18 Miz $400 $400 $400 $400 $400 $400 $2,400

Player dues are broken out in to the inital deposit, then monthly payments. The initial deposit is due once the teams are announced in September and is required to secure your place on the team. Then the monthly payments begin Jan 1. Player Dues are subject to change each year. 

Player dues cover: USAV registrations, uniforms, gym rentals, coaches' fees, tournament registrations and administrative.  For Uniforms, AJV will provide at least 2 jerseys, playing shorts, practice shirts, sweat shirt (or warm up jacket) and back packs. (Shoes are NOT provided but can be ordered at a reduced cost from the club). Food, transportation and player hotels (if needed) are NOT included. The season ends in April at the Lone Star Classic. Players will have the option to extend the season to include attending the 2017 Boys Jr National Championships at an additional cost (additioanl $500-$650).


Practice Schedule

Below are the practice dates and times for the teams (subject to change). Some of the dates below will be removed for dates where team will be playing in tournaments as the tournament schedule has not been established yet. Practice location will be Austin Sports Center - South (with the possibility of practices at Austin Sports Center - Cedar Park if needed):

18 Miz, 17 Miz, 16 Miz, 15 Miz
Sundays 2:30-4:30, Thur 7:30-9:30
Nov: 27
Dec: 1,4,8,11,15,29
Jan: 5,8,12,15,19,22,26,29
Feb: 2,9,12,16,19,23,26
Mar: 2,5,9,19,23,26,30
Apr: 2,6,9,13


14 Miz, 13 Miz, 12 Miz
Sundays 2:30-4:30, Tue 7:00-9:00
Nov: 27,29
Dec: 4,6,11,13,29
Jan: 3,8,10,15,17,22,24,29,31
Feb: 7,12,14,19,21,26,28
Mar: 5,7,19,21,26,28
Apr: 2,4,9,11

Tournament Schedule

Tournament schedules are not relased until Oct/Nov so below is a estimated schedule. NEW for this year: 15s to 18s will have a National Qualifer included in the player due (in the past it was optional).

Boys 18, 17, 16 Miz
Start Date End Date Event Location  
31-Dec 31-Dec Tour of Tx Warm Up Austin Convention Ctr 14s-18s
21-Jan 21-Jan USA HP Tryout Houston 12s-18s
21-Jan 22-Jan HVA Winter Classic (SWB Tour #1) Houston 12s-18s
18-Feb 19-Feb SWB Tour #2 Lafayette, LA  
4-Mar 5-Mar SWB Tour #3 Austin, Tx 12s-18s
25-Mar 26-Mar SWB Tour #4 OKC, OK 12s-18s
14-Apr 16-Apr SWB TOUR Championships @ LSC Dallas 12s-18s
10-Jun 11-Jun SW Boys Tour - Nat'l Warm Up (Optional) Spring, Tx 12s-18s
1-Jul 4-Jul Boys USAV Jr Nationals (Optional) Columbus 18s



Boys 14 Miz        
Start Date End Date Event Location  
31-Dec 31-Dec Tour of Tx Warm Up Austin Convention Ctr 14s-18s
7-Jan 8-Jan CTPL #1 Round Rock 11s-18s
21-Jan 21-Jan USA HP Tryout Houston 12s-18s
21-Jan 22-Jan HVA Winter Classic (SWB Tour #1) Houston 12s-18s
4-Feb 5-Feb CTPL #2 Austin 15s
4-Mar 5-Mar SWB Tour #3 Austin, Tx 12s-18s
1-Apr 2-Apr Lone Star Warm Up Austin 15s
14-Apr 16-Apr SWB TOUR Championships @ LSC Dallas 12s-18s
10-Jun 11-Jun SW Boys Tour - Nat'l Warm Up (Optional) Spring, Tx 12s-18s
2-Jul 5-Jul Boys USAV Jr Nationals (Optional) Columbus 14s

Do you want to know more about AJV Boys?

If you have any questions about tryouts for our club, please contact AJV Boys Program Manager, Ted Wade, at: ted@austinsportscenter.com