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Austin Sports Center

Austin Junior Volleyball

AJV Boys Tryouts: Come Join Austin Junior Volleyball!

Click here to register for 2019-2020 Tryouts!

***Soon, all of AJV and Austin Sports Center will be switching to a new website. To register for tryouts, you will need to create an account in our new system. If you also had a daughter tryout for AJV this summer, you should use the account you created at tryouts.

2019-2020 Tryout Dates

Tryouts will take place on Oct 6, 2019 at the Austin Sports Center Central location

  • Oct 6th 2019 (12:30pm-6:00pm) Location: ASC South
  • There will be 2 session (12:30pm-2:30pm and 4pm-6pm)
  • Athletes need to be at both sessions.

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.


This year the tryout is one day but broken up into 2 sessions (12:30pm-2:20pm, break then resume 4pm-6pm). The break is designed to give participants a chance to rest and eat, then finish with the 2nd session which consist mostly of playing.

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.  

Tryout locations

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

Open Gym and Supplemental Tryout Dates

AJV will be hosting open gyms and Supplemental Tryouts in Aug and Sept 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. 

Click for Open Gym information.

 

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 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

Open Gyms: Open gyms (more info here) provides opportunities for boys to get in the gym, meet the staff and ask question about the program. 

Tryouts: Tryouts take place in October. All athletes must register and pay for tryouts on-line. 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.

Practices: After the announcement of teams, practices start in November or December. Teams practice twice a week, lasting through the end of April or through the end of July based on tournament schedule. 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: 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 below for length of season for each team.

Player Dues

Player dues are broken out in to the first payment due at the end of tryouts, then monthly payments. The first payment is required to secure your place on the team. Then the monthly payments begin on the 1st of the next month. 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 for the 12,13 and 14 Mizuno teams. 16, 17 and 18 Mizuno will play through Boys Junior Nationals in the summer (see Tournament Schedule below). 

 

2019-2020 Player Dues:

 Here are the estimated player dues for the 2019-2020 season. Final cost will be announced before the start of tryouts.

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 $600 $600 $600 $500 $500 $500 $500 $500 $4,300
17 Mizuno $600 $600 $600 $500 $500 $500 $500 $500 $4,300
16 Mizuno $600 $600 $600 $500 $500 $500 $500 $500 $4,300
14 Mizuno $600 $400 $400 $400 $400 $400     $2,600
13 Mizuno $600 $400 $400 $400 $400 $400     $2,600
12 Mizuno $600 $400 $400 $400 $400 $400     $2,600


Practice Schedule

Practice location will be Austin Sports Center - South (with the possibility of practices at Austin Sports Center - Cedar Park if needed). 


2019-2020 practice schedules are TBD. Generally teams practice Sunday and Wednesday.

Tournament Schedule

Tournament schedules will be finalized around Oct/Nov. Below is an estimated schedule.

 

Boys 18 Miz        
Start Date End Date Event Location  
4-Jan 5-Jan SWBT - Next Level Lubbock, TX 12s-18s - Boys
18-Jan 20-Jan Winter Volleyball Championships Chicago, IL 12s-18s - Boys
1-Feb 2-Feb Southwest Boys Classic - Dallas Dallas, TX 12s-18s - Boys
15-Feb 17-Feb Boys Atlantic Northeastern #2 Harrisburg, PA 17s,18s
29-Feb 1-Mar SWBT - Kaizen Invitational Tulsa, OK 12s-18s - Boys
7-Mar 8-Mar SWBT- Austin Spring Swing Austin, TX 12s-18s - Boys
28-Mar 29-Mar Stewart Sheng - Bayou Block Party Baton Rouge, LA 12s-18s - Boys
18-Apr 19-Apr SWBT Finals Dallas, TX 12s-18s - Boys
27-Jun 4-Jul USAV Jr National Championships Reno, NV 11s-18s - Boys

 

Boys 17 Miz        
Start Date End Date Event Location  
4-Jan 5-Jan SWBT - Next Level Lubbock, TX 12s-18s - Boys
24-Jan 26-Jan Florida Fest (*tentative) *Tampa, FL 12s-18s - Boys
1-Feb 2-Feb Southwest Boys Classic - Dallas Dallas, TX 12s-18s - Boys
8-Feb 10-Feb Dennis Lafata Gateway Boys St. Louis, MO 12s-18s - Boys
29-Feb 1-Mar SWBT - Kaizen Invitational Tulsa, OK 12s-18s - Boys
7-Mar 8-Mar SWBT- Austin Spring Swing Austin, TX 12s-18s - Boys
28-Mar 29-Mar Stewart Sheng - Bayou Block Party Baton Rouge, LA 12s-18s - Boys
18-Apr 19-Apr SWBT Finals Dallas, TX 12s-18s - Boys
27-Jun 4-Jul USAV Jr National Championships Reno, NV 11s-18s - Boys

 

Boys 16 Miz        
Start Date End Date Event Location  
4-Jan 5-Jan SWBT - Next Level Lubbock, TX 12s-18s - Boys
24-Jan 26-Jan Florida Fest (*tentative) *Tampa, FL 12s-18s - Boys
1-Feb 2-Feb Southwest Boys Classic - Dallas Dallas, TX 12s-18s - Boys
8-Feb 10-Feb Dennis Lafata Gateway Boys St. Louis, MO 12s-18s - Boys
29-Feb 1-Mar SWBT - Kaizen Invitational Tulsa, OK 12s-18s - Boys
7-Mar 8-Mar SWBT- Austin Spring Swing Austin, TX 12s-18s - Boys
28-Mar 29-Mar Stewart Sheng - Bayou Block Party Baton Rouge, LA 12s-18s - Boys
18-Apr 19-Apr SWBT Finals Dallas, TX 12s-18s - Boys
27-Jun 4-Jul USAV Jr National Championships Reno, NV 11s-18s - Boys

 

Boys 14 Miz        
Start Date End Date Event Location  
11-Jan 12-Jan SWBT- HVA Winter Classic Houston, TX 12s-18s - Boys
1-Feb 2-Feb Southwest Boys Classic - Dallas Dallas, TX 12s-18s - Boys
29-Feb 1-Mar SWBT - Kaizen Invitational Tulsa, OK 12s-18s - Boys
7-Mar 8-Mar SWBT- Austin Spring Swing Austin, TX 12s-18s - Boys
28-Mar 29-Mar Stewart Sheng - Bayou Block Party Baton Rouge, LA 12s-18s - Boys
18-Apr 19-Apr SWBT Finals Dallas, TX 12s-18s - Boys

 

Boys 13 Miz        
Start Date End Date Event Location  
11-Jan 12-Jan SWBT- HVA Winter Classic Houston, TX 12s-18s - Boys
1-Feb 2-Feb Southwest Boys Classic - Dallas Dallas, TX 12s-18s - Boys
29-Feb 1-Mar SWBT - Kaizen Invitational Tulsa, OK 12s-18s - Boys
7-Mar 8-Mar SWBT- Austin Spring Swing Austin, TX 12s-18s - Boys
28-Mar 29-Mar Stewart Sheng - Bayou Block Party Baton Rouge, LA 12s-18s - Boys
18-Apr 19-Apr SWBT Finals Dallas, TX 12s-18s - Boys

 

Boys 12 Miz        
Start Date End Date Event Location  
11-Jan 12-Jan SWBT- HVA Winter Classic Houston, TX 12s-18s - Boys
1-Feb 2-Feb Southwest Boys Classic - Dallas Dallas, TX 12s-18s - Boys
29-Feb 1-Mar SWBT - Kaizen Invitational Tulsa, OK 12s-18s - Boys
7-Mar 8-Mar SWBT- Austin Spring Swing Austin, TX 12s-18s - Boys
28-Mar 29-Mar Stewart Sheng - Bayou Block Party Baton Rouge, LA 12s-18s - Boys
18-Apr 19-Apr SWBT Finals Dallas, TX 12s-18s - Boys

 

Do you want to know more about AJV Boys?


If you have any questions about tryouts for our club, please contact Tim Moten at tmoten@austinjuniors.com