22-23 Club volleyball tryouts

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We are excited to announce that registration for Roots Volleyball tryouts for the 2022-2023 season is open! Dates, times, registration links, and frequently asked questions can be found below. If you have specific tryout questions, please email Heather Anderson at heather@rootsvb.org.

 

2022-2023 Tryout Format:

Roots 11U, 12U, and 13U will have a one-day tryout. Roots 14U, 15U, 16U, 17U, and 18U will have a two-day tryout. On day 1 all athletes will attend one session. After day 1, athletes will be given a group. This group will determine what time they should attend tryouts on day 2. All athletes should expect to attend both days of tryouts. Dividing athletes into groups for day 2 allows athletes to showcase more of their skills and gives us the ability to give each athlete a thorough evaluation.

 

Summer 2022 Tryout Dates:

11U Tryouts: Wednesday, July 13th 5:00-8:00pm

12U Tryouts: Wednesday, July 13th 5:00-8:00pm

13U Tryouts: Monday, July 11th 9:00am-1:00pm 

14U Tryouts: Monday July 11th 3:00pm-7:00pm and Tuesday, July 12th 9:00am-11:00am or 12:00pm-2:00pm

15U Tryouts: Thursday, July 7th 4:00pm-8:00pm and Friday, July 8th 9:00am-11:00am or 12:00pm-2:00pm

16U Tryouts: Wednesday, July 6th 3:00pm-7:00pm and Thursday, July 7th 9:00am-11:00am or 12:00pm-2:00pm

17U Tryouts: Friday, July 8th 4:00pm-8:00pm and Saturday July 9th 9:00am-11:00am or 12:00pm-2:00pm

18U Tryouts: Saturday, July 9th 4:00pm-8:00pm and Sunday July 10th 12:00pm-2:00pm or 3:00pm-5:00pm

Tryouts FAQ

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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 (Treehouse Gym) and south (HCI). Our 13U-18U national teams (Green and Blue) 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-13U). Teams will have a Zoom meeting to meet their coaches and other teammates the day following the last day of tryouts. Players and their families will have 24 hours after the Zoom meeting 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. 

Tryout Format: Roots 11U, 12U and 13U will have a one-day tryout. Roots 14U, 15U, 16U, 17U, and 18U will have a two-day tryout. On day 1 all athletes will attend one session. After day 1, athletes will be given a group. This group will determine what time they should attend tryouts on day 2. All athletes should expect to attend both days of tryouts. 

Tryout Dates:

11U Tryouts: Wednesday, July 13th 5:00-8:00pm

12U Tryouts: Wednesday, July 13th 5:00-8:00pm

13U Tryouts: Monday, July 11th 9:00am-1:00pm 

14U Tryouts: Monday July 11th 3:00pm-7:00pm and Tuesday, July 12th 9:00am-11:00am or 12:00pm-2:00pm

15U Tryouts: Thursday, July 7th 4:00pm-8:00pm and Friday, July 8th 9:00am-11:00am or 12:00pm-2:00pm

16U Tryouts: Wednesday, July 6th 3:00pm-7:00pm and Thursday, July 7th 9:00am-11:00am or 12:00pm-2:00pm

17U Tryouts: Friday, July 8th 4:00pm-8:00pm and Saturday July 9th 9:00am-11:00am or 12:00pm-2:00pm

18U Tryouts: Saturday, July 9th 4:00pm-8:00pm and Sunday July 10th 12:00pm-2:00pm or 3:00pm-5:00pm

We are hosting Summer camps and clinics in June and July for athletes to train for our club tryouts. Click HERE for a list of all available summer programs. 

The rule of thumb is how old will your athlete be between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023.

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:

2022-2023 Season Age Definitions 

18 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2004 OR Players who were born on or after July 1, 2003 and a high school student in the twelfth (12th) grade or below during some part of the current academic year

17 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2005 OR  Players who were born on or after July 1, 2004 (18 years or younger) who shall neither have completed nor are in a grade higher than the eleventh grade (11th) during the current academic year will be allowed to participate at the USA Junior National Championships on 17 and under teams. 

16 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2006

15 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2007

14 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2008

13 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2009

12 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2010

11 and Under Division: 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.

Season Fees:

18U National - $4,500

15U-17U National - $5,695

14U National - $5,495

13U National - $4,995

15U-17U Travel - $5,000

14U-16U Elite - $4000

13U Elite - $3,800

12U Elite - $3,400

11U Elite - $2,200

11U-14U Rise - $1,200

National season fees include uniform (practice shirts x 2, socks x 2, knee pads, spandex x 2, sweatshirt, backpack, bag tag, jerseys x 3), 3 (2-hour) practices a week, SAQ training bi-weekly with Outright Fitness, 2-3 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.

Travel season fees include uniform (practice shirts x 2, socks x 2, knee pads, spandex x 2, sweatshirt, backpack, bag tag, jerseys x 3), 2 (2-hour) practices a week, 2 coaches’ salaries and travel, tournament fees, facility use, equipment, basic recruiting package (15U-17U), and USAV and/or AAU membership. Fees do not include travel-related expenses (hotel/air/ground) or any food.

Elite season fees include uniform (practice shirts x 2, socks x 2, knee pads, spandex x 2, sweatshirt, backpack, bag tag, jerseys x 2), 2 (2-hour) practices a week, 2 coaches’ salaries and travel, tournament fees, facility use, equipment, basic recruiting package (15U-16U), and USAV and/or AAU membership. Fees do not include travel-related expenses (hotel/air/ground) or any food.

Rise season fees include uniform (practice shirt, knee pads, spandex, backpack, bag tag, jersey), 2 (1.5-hour) practices a week, 1 coach salary, tournament fees, facility use, equipment, and USAV and/or AAU membership.

Team Breakdown:

National:

18 Green

18 Blue

17 Green

17 Blue

16 Green

16 Blue

15 Green

15 Blue

14 Green

14 Blue

13 Green

Travel:

17 Maple

17 Hickory (HCI)

16 Maple

16 Hickory (HCI)

16 Mesquite

15 Maple

15 Hickory (HCI)

Elite:

16 Pecan

15 Mesquite

15 Pecan

14 Maple

14 Hickory (HCI)

14 Mesquite

14 Pecan

13 Maple

13 Hickory (HCI)

13 Mesquite

12 Green

12 Hickory (HCI)

11 Maple

11 Hickory (HCI)

Rise:

14 Cedar

14 Elm

14 Magnolia

14 Pine

13 Cedar

13 Elm

13 Magnolia

13 Pine

12 Cedar

Initial payment ($500 for 11U and 11U-14U Rise, $750 for 12U-18U National, Travel, and Elite) 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, 2022.

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 Heather Anderson at heather@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), Lindsay Thompson (local/onsite), and APRIL FRICKE (local/onsite), and 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 Coordinators (Lindsay Thompson and April Fricke).
  • 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)

Practices begin for National, Travel, and Elite teams on Monday, November 28th, 2022 and Monday, December 5th, 2022 for Rise teams.  Club volleyball season for Travel, Elite, and Rise 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.

  • 18U National teams include 3 2-day in-state, 1 out-of-state National Qualifier, AVC Dallas Qualifier, Lone Star Classic Qualifier, Lone Star Regionals, USAV/AAU Nationals (8 total)
  • 15U-17U National teams include 4 2-day in-state, 4 out-of-state National Qualifier or Recruiting Showcase, Lone Star Classic Qualifier, Lone Star Regionals, USAV/AAU Nationals (11 total)
  • 14U National teams include 5 2-day in-state, 3 out-of-state National Qualifier or Recruiting Showcase, Lone Star Classic Qualifier, Lone Star Regionals, USAV/AAU Nationals (11 total)
  • 13U National teams include 6 2-day in-state, 2 out-of-state National Qualifier or Recruiting Showcase, Lone Star Classic Qualifier, Lone Star Regionals, USAV/AAU Nationals (11 total)
  • 15U-17U Travel teams include 6 2-day in-state, 1 out-of-state National Qualifier or Recruiting Showcase, Lone Star Classic Qualifier, Lone Star Regionals (9 total)
  • 12U-16U Elite teams include 4 1-day Austin-area, 3 2-day Austin-area, Lone Star Classic Qualifier, Lone Star Regionals (9 total)
  • 11U Elite teams include 6 1-day Austin-area, Lone Star Classic Qualifier (7 total)
  • 13U-14U Rise team include 3 1-day USAV Austin-area, 2 1-day Roots scrimmage (5 total)
  • 11U-12U Rise team include 4 1-day Roots scrimmage (4 total)

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.