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TRYOUTS

AJV-Boys_Logo_Final_2013-color

TRYOUTS

2021-2022 Tryouts

AJV Boys Tryouts for the 2021-2022 season were conducted on Sept 19, 2021. Seven teams were formed: 18 adidas, 17 adidas, 16 adidas, 16 Molten, 14 adidas, 13 adidas and 12 adidas.

However, AJV may be conducting supplemental tryouts to add boys who missed the original tryout date. This supplemental tryout is use to fill in any remaining spot available on each team. AJV will do it's best to take as many athletes as possible and even form new teams if enough interest. See our 2021-2022 season information links for more information. If you are interested in scheduling a supplemental tryout, email Salima Rockwell at salima@austinsportscenter.com.  to check availability.

Tryout Fee

The cost for the Supplemental Tryout is $50 and is non-refundable.

Tryout Process

Tryouts are broken out in to 3 parts. All participants are first physically tested (height, reach, approach jump, block jump, shuttle run and basketball throw). Next, athletes are statistically and subjectively evaluated on their individual skills such as hitting, setting, passing, digging and blocking skills. Then, athletes will be evaluated in a live play situation. All participants have multiple opportunities to play in various situations like 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 as possible. Not everyone is guaranteed a spot. Participants accept their spot by signing the player contract and paying the $600 deposit. The contract and payment are all on line. Parents will need access to their e-mail accounts. Player contracts will be mailed to the parent's e-mail address that you used to set up your AJV account when registering for tryouts.

No experience is required to tryout for AJV boys. We have a range of playing experience levels on all of our teams. AJV is committed to growing boys volleyball in Texas and creating as many opportunities to play as possible.

Teams

Teams are generally composed of 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. Each practice is 2 hours in duration. Practice times range from 10am-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

Practices

Practices start in November or December. 15, 16, 17 and 18 & Under Teams practice twice a week, lasting through the end of April or through the end of July based on tournament schedule. 12, 13 and 14 & Under Teams practice once a week, lasting through the end of April. Practice location for the boys teams is Austin Sports Center - Central with the possibility of using Austin Sports Center - Cedar Park. Some teams that end in April 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 by the Wed before.

End of Season

Some teams are scheduled to play until July ending their season at the USA Volleyball Boys Jr National Championships. Some teams end their season at the Lone Star Classic (last week of April). These teams will have the option of continuing through the summer at an additional cost. See tournament schedule for length of season for each team.

2021-2022 Season Information

Why AJV?

  • Austin Junior Volleyball is a 501c3 non profit organization.
  • We have the best coaching and training staff in the Central Texas area. Many of our coaches were college coaches and played in college.
  • Over ten full-time staff members are ready to help with any issues or questions you may have.
  • Two full-time recruiting staff members promote our athletes year-round.
  • We have the best facilities and equipment accessible to the Central Texas area.

How to Register

  1. Click the red "Register" button.
  2. When prompted, either login to your existing account or create a new account with Austin Juniors.
  3. Select the appropriate age group for your child.
  4. Fill out the required information.
  5. Agree to the COVID-19 waiver.
  6. Pay the tryout fee (Note: We are not accepting credits for tryout registrations. Tryout fees are non-refundable)

Your registration is not considered complete until your registration is paid for and you have accepted the waivers.

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