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BOYS FAQ

Club volleyball is an opportunity for girls and boys ages 10-18 of varying abilities to develop their skills through training and competition. It is a select sport where you must attend a scheduled tryout and be chosen for a team based upon skill, athletic level, and potential. Club volleyball is more competitive than league volleyball where anyone can sign up and play with others recreationally and socially depending on age requirements.

Austin Junior volleyball is an elite junior volleyball club sanctioned through USA Volleyball and through the Lone Star Region.

Tryouts

The tryout fee is $50. If you register after the early registration period, the fee is $100. Th early registration period typically ends 2 weeks prior to the first day of the tryout. The fee covers court time and evaluations. There are no refunds once registered.  If you do not show up or if you try out for another club and choose to stay with them, you forfeit your registration fee.

Austin Juniors requires that everyone tryout in their predetermined age groups. Some players do play up, but at the request of Austin Junior Volleyball only. If you are unsure, sign up for the age group that you are supposed to and contact Tim Moten at tmoten@austinsportscenter.com.

Age Classification for the 2019-2020 Season

  • 11 & UNDERS: If born Sept. - Dec. 2008, Jan. - Aug. 2009 or younger
  • 12 & UNDERS: If born Sept. - Dec. 2007, Jan. - Aug. 2008
  • 13 & UNDERS: If born Sept. - Dec. 2006, Jan. - Aug. 2007
  • 14 & UNDERS: If born Sept. - Dec. 2005, Jan. - Aug. 2006
  • 15 & UNDERS: If born Sept. - Dec. 2004, Jan. - Aug. 2005
  • 16 & UNDERS: If born Sept. - Dec. 2003, Jan. - Aug. 2004
  • 17 & UNDERS: If born Sept. - Dec. 2002, Jan. - Aug. 2003
  • 18 & UNDERS: If born Sept. - Dec. 2001, Jan. - Aug. 2002

If you are unable to attend tryouts or missed the tryouts all together, you can still be considered for a team, 

Contact Tim Moten to set up an alternative tryout or to attend a supplemental tryout session.

Every athlete will have a tryout number.  We will post who was selected at the end of tryouts by their tryout number.  If selected, you will then meet with your team and start to fill out paperwork and contracts.

We require the athletes chosen to make their decision at the end of tryouts.  If someone declines at that time, we will call the alternates to fill the open position.  If you have not heard within 72 hours, we have typically filled the any open positions.

  1. Parent or legal guardian must accompany player to the tryout sessions.
  2. Water bottle
  3. Wear appropriate volleyball attire

Parents are not allowed in the gym area or hallway during the tryout process.  There is an upstairs viewing area at both locations.  Please do not try to get the player's attention for any reason during the tryout, this only hinders the players from having their full focus on what we are asking them to accomplish. In some circumstances, an AJV staff person may want to discuss options for your player.  Please make yourself available so that these types of conversations will not lengthen the tryout time.  We understand that this is a stressful time for players and families, we will always try our best to help make this experience enjoyable and educational.

Fees/payments

The 2019-2020 Club fees:

2019-2020 Payment Schedule              
Team 1st Payment
 (at Tryouts)
1-Nov 1-Dec 1-Jan 1-Feb 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-May Total
18 Mizuno $500 $500 $500 $400 $400 $400 $400 $400 $3,500
17 Mizuno $500 $500 $500 $400 $400 $400 $400 $400 $3,500
16 Mizuno $500 $400 $300 $300 $300 $300     $2,100
15 Mizuno $500 $400 $300 $300 $300 $300     $2,100

The fees cover the cost of gym rental, equipment, uniforms, practice gear, USAV registration, tournament entry fees, coaches salaries, administrative fees, and printing costs. All AJV players will have access to two, full-time college recruiting coordinators.

Fees do not include: airfare, hotels, food, any ground transportation to and from practice sessions and out-of-town tournaments, or shopping. Hotels for teams will not be included in your club fees.

**Additional equipment will be provided for teams scheduled to practice 3 nights a week.

A initial payment is due immediately following tryouts for those selected to a team. The remaining balance is spread out in monthly payments. Once accepting a spot on a team, player dues are non-refundable regardless of participation as per the player contract.

Please reference the Financial Assistance section of our website for more information.

https://www.austinsportscenter.com/ajv/fap-details

Please reference the Financial Assistance section of our website for more information.

https://www.austinsportscenter.com/ajv/fap-details

 

Travel

As of 12/1/19

 

Boys 18 Miz      
Start Date End Date Event Location
25-Jan 26-Jan Florida Fest (*tentative) Orlando, FL
1-Feb 3-Feb Southwest Boys Classic - Dallas Dallas, TX
29-Feb 1-Mar SWBT - Kaizen Invitational Tulsa, OK
7-Mar 8-Mar SWBT- Austin Spring Swing Austin, TX
28-Mar 29-Mar Stewart Sheng - Bayou Block Party Baton Rouge, LA
18-Apr 19-Apr SWBT Finals Dallas, TX
1-Jul 4-Jul USAV Jr National Championships Reno, NV

 

Boys 17 Miz      
Start Date End Date Event Location
25-Jan 26-Jan Florida Fest (*tentative) Orlando, FL
1-Feb 3-Feb Southwest Boys Classic - Dallas Dallas, TX
29-Feb 1-Mar SWBT - Kaizen Invitational Tulsa, OK
7-Mar 8-Mar SWBT- Austin Spring Swing Austin, TX
28-Mar 29-Mar Stewart Sheng - Bayou Block Party Baton Rouge, LA
18-Apr 19-Apr SWBT Finals Dallas, TX
1-Jul 4-Jul USAV Jr National Championships Reno, NV

 

Boys 16 Miz      
Start Date End Date Event Location
4-Jan 5-Jan SWBT - Next Level Lubbock, TX
25-Jan 26-Jan SWBT - North Texas Challenge Dallas, TX
1-Feb 3-Feb Southwest Boys Classic - Dallas Dallas, TX
29-Feb 1-Mar SWBT - Kaizen Invitational Tulsa, OK
7-Mar 8-Mar SWBT- Austin Spring Swing Austin, TX
28-Mar 29-Mar Stewart Sheng - Bayou Block Party Baton Rouge, LA
18-Apr 19-Apr SWBT Finals Dallas, TX
27-Jun 30-Jun USAV Jr National Championships (Optional) Reno, NV

 

Boys 15 Miz      
Start Date End Date Event Location
4-Jan 5-Jan SWBT - Next Level Lubbock, TX
25-Jan 26-Jan SWBT - North Texas Challenge Dallas, TX
1-Feb 3-Feb Southwest Boys Classic - Dallas Dallas, TX
29-Feb 1-Mar SWBT - Kaizen Invitational Tulsa, OK
7-Mar 8-Mar SWBT- Austin Spring Swing Austin, TX
28-Mar 29-Mar Stewart Sheng - Bayou Block Party Baton Rouge, LA
18-Apr 19-Apr SWBT Finals Dallas, TX
27-Jun 30-Jun USAV Jr National Championships (Optional) Reno, NV

 

 

Boys 14 Miz      
Start Date End Date Event Location
18-Jan 19-Jan CTPL#1 (Girls Tournament) Austin, Tx
1-Feb 3-Feb Southwest Boys Classic - Dallas Dallas, TX
15-Feb 16-Feb ATx Showcase (Girls Tournament) Austin, Tx
7-Mar 8-Mar SWBT- Austin Spring Swing Austin, TX
28-Mar 29-Mar CTPL#4 (Girls Tournament) Austin, Tx
18-Apr 19-Apr SWBT Finals Dallas, TX

Travel information will be posted here as it becomes available.

If you are unable to travel, you have the option of putting them on the same flight as your coach and they will make sure they get where they need to go.  Please make sure to notify your coach that they are your athlete's travel companion.

Another option is to ask a teammates parent to help in the travel process.

You will need to log in to your LeagueApps profile and you will see the travel plans as they are made.

As of 11/20/19, here are the travel schedules:

Boys 18 Miz      
Start Date End Date Event Location
25-Jan 26-Jan Florida Fest (*tentative) Orlando, FL
1-Feb 3-Feb Southwest Boys Classic - Dallas Dallas, TX
29-Feb 1-Mar SWBT - Kaizen Invitational Tulsa, OK
7-Mar 8-Mar SWBT- Austin Spring Swing Austin, TX
28-Mar 29-Mar Stewart Sheng - Bayou Block Party Baton Rouge, LA
18-Apr 19-Apr SWBT Finals Dallas, TX
1-Jul 4-Jul USAV Jr National Championships Reno, NV

 

Boys 17 Miz      
Start Date End Date Event Location
25-Jan 26-Jan Florida Fest (*tentative) Orlando, FL
1-Feb 3-Feb Southwest Boys Classic - Dallas Dallas, TX
29-Feb 1-Mar SWBT - Kaizen Invitational Tulsa, OK
7-Mar 8-Mar SWBT- Austin Spring Swing Austin, TX
28-Mar 29-Mar Stewart Sheng - Bayou Block Party Baton Rouge, LA
18-Apr 19-Apr SWBT Finals Dallas, TX
1-Jul 4-Jul USAV Jr National Championships Reno, NV
Boys 16 Miz      
Start Date End Date Event Location
4-Jan 5-Jan SWBT - Next Level Lubbock, TX
25-Jan 26-Jan SWBT - North Texas Challenge Dallas, TX
1-Feb 3-Feb Southwest Boys Classic - Dallas Dallas, TX
29-Feb 1-Mar SWBT - Kaizen Invitational Tulsa, OK
7-Mar 8-Mar SWBT- Austin Spring Swing Austin, TX
28-Mar 29-Mar Stewart Sheng - Bayou Block Party Baton Rouge, LA
18-Apr 19-Apr SWBT Finals Dallas, TX
27-Jun 30-Jun USAV Jr Natl Championships (Optional) Reno, NV

 

Boys 15 Miz      
Start Date End Date Event Location
4-Jan 5-Jan SWBT - Next Level Lubbock, TX
25-Jan 26-Jan SWBT - North Texas Challenge Dallas, TX
1-Feb 3-Feb Southwest Boys Classic - Dallas Dallas, TX
29-Feb 1-Mar SWBT - Kaizen Invitational Tulsa, OK
7-Mar 8-Mar SWBT- Austin Spring Swing Austin, TX
28-Mar 29-Mar Stewart Sheng - Bayou Block Party Baton Rouge, LA
18-Apr 19-Apr SWBT Finals Dallas, TX
27-Jun 30-Jun USAV Jr National Championships (Optional) Reno, NV

Time Commitments - Missing School/Practices

Dependent upon each team's tournament schedule, athletes have the potential to miss some days of school. Usually no more then three days, for most it is only one. Refer to your team's schedule to see possible conflicts.

If you are unable to make a practice, let your coach know as far in advance as you can. 

At Austin Junior Volleyball, we encourage multiple sport athletes. We believe that helps you become a better all around athlete. It is your responsibility to communicate any conflicts with your coach. We suggest a two week notice for all missed practices and a minimum of a month notice for any missed tournament.
 

issues

Playing time is very important to us. It is important to apply the skills and fundamentals taught in practice in a match situation. Only then can a coach and player truly realize which skills the player is proficient at and which skills require more training. Nearly every tournament the Austin Junior Volleyball teams play in are of high significance - whether they are in-region (where finish determines overall seed within the region) or out of region (typically national qualifiers, or tournaments with a lot of recruiters present). Your club membership fees go toward practice time and instruction by qualified experienced coaches, NOT playing time in tournaments. We will guarantee a "fair" amount of playing time for every player, not an "equal" amount. When assessing the amount of playing time, make sure that the comparison is being made among players that play the same position. For example, there may be only two middle hitters on a team and three outside hitters. One outside hitter must sit out, since only two outside hitters are in the game at a time. Yet the two middle hitters play all the time. More playing time is earned by being at practice and working hard to improve, as well as, executing the skills when given the opportunity to play. Coaches are advised to give everyone an opportunity to contribute their individual skills and abilities to the team during pool play matches. Those skills and abilities may include being a hitter in the front row, serving and playing defense in the back row, or playing "all the way around". When teams advance past pool play, this is the time to reward those players that have excelled when given opportunities earlier in the day. Amount of playing time for all players is at the coach's discretion and may not be equal for all players.

 

Throughout the season, a conflict may occur. If you have an issue, the first step is for you to encourage your child to communicate with their coach. If this does not resolve the issue, the 2nd step is for a meeting with the coach, player, and parent. The final step is to set up a meeting with the club director, coach, player, and parent. There will not be any meetings without the player present. There will not be any meeting with the club director until step one and step two has occurred.

 

At Austin Junior Volleyball, we encourage multiple sport athletes. We believe that helps you become a better all around athlete. It is your responsibility to communicate any conflicts with your coach. We suggest a two week notice for all missed practices and a minimum of a month notice for any missed tournament.

 

uniforms / equipment

If you are missing equipment or have damaged equipment, you need to contact your coach. They will then contact the club director. Please do not contact the club director unless notified.

Yes. Our sponsors go to great efforts to outfit and provide quality equipment to our club.  We take this very seriously so no competitor logos during any team activities (practices and tournaments).

At Austin Junior Volleyball, we encourage multiple sport athletes. We believe that helps you become a better all around athlete. It is your responsibility to communicate any conflicts with your coach. We suggest a two week notice for all missed practices and a minimum of a month notice for any missed tournament.