Tryouts Info

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Tryouts For our 2021-22 club season

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Tryout format consists of testing (approach touch, block touch, shuttle, etc.), position-specific skill testing, overall skill testing, and team competition evaluation. All players are evaluated on all skills. You will have the option to request a location preference (north or south) in the tryout registration. You may also choose “Either (Best Fit)” to have your player placed on the highest team to meet her needs and skill level at either location. We will have practice days and times available both north (The Treehouse) and south (HCI and St. Stephen's). Our 13U-18U top teams (Under Armour) may have split practices based on the overall geographic make-up of the team. 

Players will receive an email notification of their team placement following the last day of tryouts. Invitations will be issued at the end of the second day of tryouts (first day of tryouts for 11U, 12U, 17U, and 18U). Teams will also have a Zoom meeting following the email invitation with their coach(es) and invited team members.  Players and their family will have 24 hours after receiving the team invitation to sign-up for the club season.

The 11U and 12U tryouts will have one tryout session mid-summer and one the last week of November. The first session will result in invites to the program to guarantee your daughter a place within our program. We will place players on teams in the second session. We do our best to accept all players, but the numbers may not allow us to take everyone depending on the coaching staff and facility availability. 

11U Tryouts:. Sunday, July 25th 5:00-8:00pm

12U Tryouts:. Sunday, July 25th 5:00-8:00pm

13U Tryouts:  Saturday, July 10th 5:00-8:00pm and Sunday, July 11th 12:00-3:00pm

14U Tryouts:  Sunday, July 11th 6:30-9:30pm and Monday, July 12th 5:00-8:00pm 

15U Tryouts:  Monday, July 12th 1:00-4:00pm and Tuesday, July 13th 5:00-8:00pm 

16U Tryouts:  Tuesday, July 13th 1:00-4:00pm and Wednesday, July 14th 5:00-8:00pm 

17U Tryouts:  Thursday, July 15th 5:00-8:00pm

18U Tryouts:  Wednesday, July 14th 1:00-4:00pm

The rule of thumb is how old will your athlete be between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022.

That is the age group in which she should be trying out. Roots Volleyball also recommends players play with their grade for recruiting purposes if they are eligible to play for two age groups (i.e. It is recommended a 13U player in 8th grade plays 14U with her grade). Please reference USAV’s age chart:

2021-2022 Season Age Definitions 

18 and Under: Players who were born on or after July 1st, 2003 or are high school students in the twelfth (12th) grade or below during the current academic year and are 19 years of age or younger (born on or after July 1, 2002).
17 and Under: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2004
16 and Under: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2005
15 and Under: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2006
14 and Under: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2007
13 and Under: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2008
12 and Under: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2009
11 and Under: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2010
10 and Under: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2011

During the tryout selection process, coaches evaluate all players and place them on teams appropriate for their level of ability. We work hard to place players in a position to increase their overall volleyball skills and have a successful season contributing to their team.

11s Regional and 11s-18s Local — $2000

12s-14s Regional — $3200

15s-17s Regional — $3750

13s National — $4000

14s-17s National — $5000

18s National — $4500

Season fees include uniforms (shoes, socks, knee pads, spandex, sweatshirt, backpack, bagtag, jerseys), 2 practices a week (1 for 11U, and a 3rd position training practice for 14U-17U National), coaches’ salaries and travel, tournament fees, facility use, equipment, basic recruiting package (15U-18U), and USAV and/or AAU membership. Fees do not include travel-related expenses (hotel/air/ground) or any food.

Initial payment ($500 for 11U and Local, $750 for Regional and National) is required within 24 hours of email invitations/team Zoom meetings. The initial payment is non-refundable for any reason and secures your spot with Roots Volleyball. Remaining balance to be charged in 6 equal payments beginning September 15, 2021.

Roots Volleyball is committed to be a home for all players who wish to play (and make a team) regardless of financial status. If the cost of club volleyball is a prohibiting factor for participation, we have a work program combined with our financial aid application.  Please email Lindsay Rosenthal at lindsay@rootsvb.org to request a copy of our financial aid form.

A Basic Recruiting Package (15U-18U) includes advice, checklists, reminders, and access to the national database of every college needs list to guide athletes through the recruiting process.  THIS PACKAGE IS INCLUDED IN SEASON FEES FOR ALL 15U-18U TEAMS.

Optional Pro Recruiting Package - $300

  • This upgraded package includes one-on-one meetings with our recruiting advisors, 3 highlight films made by our Recruiting Coordinators (Lauren Hansen - national/Zoom and Lindsay Thompson - local/onsite), conversation prep for talking with college coaches on the phone, and feedback on email construction.
  • Semi-annual check-ins with national Recruiting Coordinator (Lauren Hansen) or similar staff.
  • Monthly one-on-one check-ins with local club Recruiting Coordinator (Lindsay Thompson).
  • Personalized recruitment plan designed by Recruiting Coordinators, which provides personalized skills evaluation, recommendation of target schools/program features, and step-by-step recruiting guide specific to target programs.
  • Local club Recruiting Coordinator monitors player/college coach interactions and advises players on outreach.
  • Video package (skills + full set of game footage) with access to updated video with new footage throughout season(s).
  • Unlimited downloads and highlight film capabilities on VidSwap or HUDL (video-editing platform contract not finalized at time of this posting)

All player/parent travel and food is not included in fees.  In addition, we have extra options that you may purchase as time of registration:

SetterU

  • SetterU offers personalized technique-based, detail-oriented setter training.  With an individualized approach to group training, every setter receives direct technical and tactical feedback for better understanding of the position as a whole.  Your training with SetterU will advance based on your progress so you can continue to become a better setter and reach your goals. Training will be available weekly onsite at the Treehouse Gym.
  • Standard Package
    • 2x/month = 12 sessions over 6 months
    • $210 total
  • Pro Package
    • 1x/week = 25 sessions over 6 months
    • $420 total

Langdon Recovery Lounge

  • The Langdon Recovery Lounge has 5 Normatec arm compression sleeves, 10 Normatec leg compression sleeves, 4 plush recliners, 4 zero-gravity chairs, 2 Theraguns, foam rollers, and ice machine. Players may access the room anytime during normal practice hours and tournament weekends. Player must wear pants during leg compression sessions and are required to go through a short tutorial. We ask that all participants help sanitize chairs and equipment after each session.
  • $120 = unlimited uses for the season
  • $10 = single use for 20 minutes 

Plyomaster

  • Plyomaster training enhances explosive movements and vertical jump.  Training also strengthens joints, stabilizing muscle and core, contributing toward lessening of injury risks.  If you attend each training session, work hard and stay healthy, you can see rapid improvements in your athletic performance. Training will be available before or after practices weekly onsite at the Treehouse Gym.
  • Standard Package
    • 1x/week = $200 (entire season)
  • Pro Package
    • 3x/week - $310 (entire season)

Athletes in Motion (@ Hill Country Indoor)

  • Camp 1:  Vertical Jump Development, Jan 3rd- Jan 30th

  • Camp 2:  Lateral Quickness, Feb 7th-Mar 6th

  • Camp 3:  Total Body Power Development, Mar 21st-April 17th

  • Program Details:

    • 10 athlete max for all camps

    • $160/ athlete for 4-week camp

    • 2 days per week

    • 45 min sessions

Alibi Live Streaming

  • The Treehouse Gym has 2 cameras on each full court (each end line) that live stream 24 hours/day. You may watch video in real time or download recordings up to two weeks after. Families may purchase an unlimited year package to have access to all practice, events, and tournaments hosted at the Treehouse Gym. The Unlimited package covers an entire family for the season (i.e. parents, grandparents, and extended family).
  • $45 = unlimited (entire season)
  • $10 = per individual event

 

Pro Recruiting Package

  • This upgraded package includes one-on-one meetings with our recruiting advisors, 3 highlight films made by our Recruiting Coordinators (Lauren Hansen - national/Zoom and Lindsay Thompson - local/onsite), conversation prep for talking with college coaches on the phone, and feedback on email construction.
  • Semi-annual check-ins with national Recruiting Coordinator (Lauren Hansen) or similar staff.
  • Monthly one-on-one check-ins with local club Recruiting Coordinator (Lindsay Thompson).
  • Personalized recruitment plan designed by Recruiting Coordinators, which provides personalized skills evaluation, recommendation of target schools/program features, and step-by-step recruiting guide specific to target programs.
  • Local club Recruiting Coordinator monitors player/college coach interactions and advises players on outreach.
  • Video package (skills + full set of game footage) with access to updated video with new footage throughout season(s).
  • Unlimited downloads and highlight film capabilities on VidSwap or HUDL (video-editing platform contract not finalized at time of this posting)
  • $300

Practices begin for National and Regional teams on Monday, November 29th, 2021.  Practices begin for 11U and Local teams on Monday, January 3rd, 2021.  Club volleyball season for regional teams runs through the middle of April or first week in May (depending on age group and team level). National teams will follow the same schedule but then take a two-week break in May (following Lone Star Regionals) and will then attend USAV or AAU Girls’ Junior Nationals.  They will continue their season through the end of June or first week of July (depending on age group). There are no mandatory practices during Christmas break, Spring Break, or the post-season break.

  • 11U and Local teams include 4-5 local one-day tournaments and Lone Star Classic (Dallas)
  • 12U-17U Regional teams include 7-8 Austin-area tournaments, Lone Star Classic (Dallas), and Lone Star Regionals (Houston)
  • 13U-17U National teams include 4-5 in-state tournaments, Lone Star Classic (Dallas), 1 out-of-state National Qualifier (TBD), Lone Star Regionals (Houston), and USAV or AAU Girls’ Junior Nationals
  • 18U National 4-5 in-state tournaments, Lone Star Classic (Houston), AVC Dallas 18’s Qualifier (Dallas), Lone Star Regionals (Houston), and USAV Girls’ Junior Nationals.

One-day, Austin-area tournaments are typically from 8:00am-3:00pm or 3:00pm-9:00pm. Occasionally, your team will play in two-day, Austin-area tournaments that will follow the same morning or evening schedule for pool play and bracket play the second day. Out-of-state tournaments and Lone Star Classic (Dallas, Texas) are three-day tournaments which will include a Friday or Monday in addition to Saturday and Sunday.  Your daughter may need to miss school for these tournaments.  

Any National teams that do not qualify for USAV Girls Junior Nationals will play in the Patriot division or at AAU Girls Junior Nationals. Any Regional teams qualifying and attending USAV or AAU Girls Junior Nationals will incur an additional postseason fee to participate.

You will be notified of your season schedule as soon as Roots directors receive information on tournament dates from the Region and from National qualifiers.