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Austin Sports Center

Austin Junior Volleyball

AJV Boys Tryouts: Come Join Austin Junior Volleyball!

2017-2018 Tryout Info

AJV is excited to announce the tryout dates for the 2017-18 Boys teams. Registration is now open! Athletes must the tryout to be placed on a team. If you are unable to attend, please e-mail ted@austinsportscenter.com 


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

Tryout Process 

Registration fee is $50 per participant and registration form and payment is on line (click here to register). Tryouts are broken out in to 3 areas. All participants are first physically 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 opportunities to play in various situations. 6 vs 6 drills, 3 vs 3 and head to head match-ups.

At the end of the tryout, 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 guaranteed a spot. Participants accept their spot by paying the $400 deposit through AJV's on-line payment system.

No experience is required. We have a range of playing experience levels on all our team. AJV's is committed to growing Boys volleyball in Texas and creating as many opportunities to play as possible.  

Tryout locations

Austin Jr Volleyball has two locations 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 (during the open gym) where parents can ask questions and meet the AJV staff.

Teams

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 July 1, 2017. 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 (register here). Athletes will be run through physical testing (height, reach, vertical, sprints), skill evaluation and 6 vs 6 competitions. Teams are formed based on the tryout performance and number of participants. 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 announcement 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 2 day tournaments which start in December and end by May 1. Each team plays in at least 5 tournaments in a season. Tournaments will typically start at 12noon on a Saturday, play 3 to 5 matches verses different teams over a 6 to 8 hour period. Then come back on Sunday 8am and play 2 or 4 more matches. 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 week of 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

Player Dues have not been announced yet. Cost per team will be posted here once they are established.


Player dues are broken out in to the initial 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 (additional $500-$650).

 

Practice Schedule

The 2017-2018 Practice schedule has not been announced yet. Practice dates and times will be posted here. Practice location will be Austin Sports Center - South (with the possibility of practices at Austin Sports Center - Cedar Park if needed):


Tournament Schedule

Tournament schedules are not released until Oct/Nov so below is an estimated schedule.

 

18 Miz, 17 Miz, 16 Miz, 15 Miz

Date

Event

Dec TBA

HVA Rudolph Round Up (Houston)

Dec TBA

AJV Boys Tour - Tour of Tx Warm UP

Jan TBA

Boys National Qualifier (Chicago, Anaheim, San Francisco)

Jan TBA

HVA Winter Classic (Houston)

Feb TBA

OKC or Dallas Tournament

Feb TBA

Bayou Boys Tournament

Mar TBA

AJV Boys Tournament #2

Apr 15-16

Lone Star Classic (Dallas)

July TBA

2017 USAV Boys Nat'l Champ- Phoenix, AZ (Optional)

 

 

14 Miz. 12 Miz

Date

Event

Dec TBA

HVA Rudolph Round Up (Houston)

Dec 31

AJV Boys Tour - Tour of Tx Warm UP

Jan TBA

HVA Winter Classic (Houston)

Jan TBA

Local Girls Tourn

Feb TBA

Local Girls Tourn

Mar TBA

AJV Boys Tournament #2

Apr 15-16

Lone Star Classic (Dallas)

July 1

2017 USAV Boys Nat'l Champ- Phoeniz, AZ (Optional)

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