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Austin Sports Center

Austin Junior Volleyball

AJV Boys Tryouts: Come Join Austin Junior Volleyball!

2019-2020 Tryout Info

Austin Jr Volleyball is getting ready for the 2019-2020 Club season. Tryout registration is not open yet but will be posted here by June 1.

 

2019-2020 Tryout Dates

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


Austin Jrs Volleyball Training Facilities

Austin Junior Volleyball has two locations where teams may train. 

Open Gym and Supplemental Tryout Dates

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

Dates will be posted here when announced.

 

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.

 

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. 

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.  

The Season

Open Gyms: Open gym provides opportunities for boys to get in the gym, meet the staff and ask question about the program. 

Tryouts: 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. Tryout results and teams are announced by e-mail. 


Supplemental Tryouts: Supplemental Tryouts take place after the original tryout date and are used to fill in or add to existing teams. Anyone who is undable to attend the orginal tryouts is welcome to attend the supplemental tryout.

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). Teams will have the option of continuing through the summer at an additional cost.

Player Dues

Player dues are broken out in to the initial deposit, then monthly payments. The initial deposit is due once the teams are announced and is required to secure your place on the team. Then the monthly payments begin in the following months. 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. 

 

2019-2020 Player Dues

Player Dues information will be posted here once they are established.


Practice Schedule

Practice location will be Austin Sports Center - South (with the possibility of practices at Austin Sports Center - Cedar Park if needed). Specific times and location will be posted here when established.


Tournament Schedule

Tournament schedules will be finalized around Oct/Nov. 

Do you want to know more about AJV Boys?


If you have any questions about tryouts for our club, please contact Glen Lietzke at glen@austinsportscenter.com.