METROWEST JUNIORS VOLLEYBALL CLUB
Practice location: NORFOLK, MA 02056
Tryouts for 2020-2021
November 8th, 15th and December 6th
If you miss a tryout in November, you may still attend the remaining tryout dates.
Directions below - keep scrolling... this is a lot of information but it is all here.
- Attend all tryout dates for optimum evaluation by the program staff
- Players must wear the numbered t-shirt issued to them at registration on their first tryout date for each consecutive tryout date
- Players must be sure they are trying out for the proper age division. The age divisions are designated by USA Volleyball the National Governing Association. You may tryout for your age division or a higher age division (but not younger). Please check the Age Division Requirements page to check month/year for level.
- Players may tryout for more than one age division. If a player chooses to do this, they should attend both age division tryouts sessions so all coaches will see them. Player will use same tryout number (t-shirt) and registration (only pay one tryout fee). Players may play "up" in age but cannot play "down" in age divisions.
- If a player misses the first date, they may attend the second date (the more dates attended provides the best opportunity to be seen by the coaching staff for team placement). Please notify the club director and or coaching staff in advance, regarding anticipated absences during the tryout period
If a player is missing on the final tryout date without prior notification to the club director or coaching staff, the player will be removed from consideration for a spot on a team within the club.
- A financial commitment to the program is expected no later than the final tryout date. Players will not be placed on a team without their financial commitment. Players may be offered a position on a team on the first or second tryout date. Once an offer is made a financial commitment should be brought to the next tryout (one week later) to confirm the spot on the team.
If a player accepts a position on a team for another club (players attending multiple club tryouts), they should notify the Metrowest coach or club director and opt out of additional tryouts dates to be fair to other players that are trying out for our teams.
Open Level team selections:
-18U/16U Open Level team selections will be made on the first/second tryout dates. Two Open Level teams will be selected in the 18U and 16U divisions (a total 4 open level teams).
-Any player not selected for an 18U/16U Open level team should continue to attend the tryout dates for placement on a 18U/16U Club level team.
-18U/16U Open level teams compete in NERVA single day tournaments and plan to attend the Winterfest, RI Rumble, Spikefest, and Boston Convention Center Tournaments.
-18U/16U Open level teams and 15 Elite team will have a mid-week 2 hour evening practice starting in January for the season (Forekicks in
- 15 Elite will attend the Boston Convention Center Tournament and the 5 NERVA Tournaments
Club Level team selections:
-Generally, 10-12 players are selected per team. Due to COVID restrictions teams may only be 10 players or less in Massachusetts.
-Cuts will be made where there is an over abundance of tryout participants
-Club level teams compete in NERVA local tournaments. All teams travel to tournaments.
-Teams are formed as fairly as possible. Players are selected by the coaching staff according to skill, age and specific positions for each team (Setter, Libero/DS, Middle/Outside/Rightside hitters)
-The club must take into consideration the availability of gym space and qualified coaching staff. Availability of teams will vary according to the number of tryout participants, players age, and skill level. Please see SELECTION / CUT PROCESS below.
Tentative team numbers may be (2) 18 Open, (2) 16 Open, (1-2) 16 club, (1) 15 Elite, (3) 15 club, (1-3) 14 club, (1) 13 club, and (0-1) 12 club.
PLAYERS SELECTED FOR THE CLUB
-18 thru 13 & under teams will receive a quality indoor competition volleyball. Volleyballs must be brought to all practices and games.
-12 & unders will use the club's "volleylite" volleyballs in practices and games.
-Club teams are selected on the final tryout date. Practices will be every Sunday in the same time slot at the same location as the tryout schedule. Please see Practice Schedule and Tournament Schedule for times and dates for all teams.
SELECTION / CUT PROCESS
We do not want to cut any player, but it is often times unavoidable given the response we have each year. There are up to 200 spots available across the entire club. Each year we have 250 - 300 players tryout for the available spots.
We will only be able to retain teams in our club based on the number of qualified coaches to staff teams.
Players in the 12 & under division we try not to cut, as they are generally first time players with less experience and have not had the time to learn the game yet. If there are not enough players for a team we will place 12U on a 13U team.
We will attempt to keep all 14 & 13 under players if there is enough court space. Our 14U players are both new and returning players.
The New England Region has a 13U age division. 12U players may participate at this level if the player has the skill set to play with a full weight volleyball.
Offers for participation in the Club for the Open and Elite level teams will be made to players on the first and second week of tryouts. If a player would like to accept a position on a team they will be asked to deposit at the next tryout date after the offer has been made. All teams will be finalized by the last tryout week, we do keep a list of alternates if a spot opens in the club.
On the last tryout date teams will be finalized within the first hour and a half (parents please plan shared commuting and or pick up time accordingly).
The players will be called in and we will announce that they will take a water break AFTER a list of players numbers are called out.
These numbers will be the players that HAVE MADE a team for the upcoming season. After the list is read, ALL THE PLAYERS will walk away for their water break together. We feel this is the kindest way to avoid embarrassment for any girl not selected for a team. A list of numbers will be posted for reference.
Players not selected are free to leave the tryouts at that point. All players that are selected for a team should return to the courts to meet with the coaches. (Shared commuting should be taken into consideration as this may be problematic)
The last half hour will be used to meet the coach, verify uniform size, assign uniform numbers, collect parent cell phone numbers, collect program fee check, and discuss other details for the first practice. See Practice Schedule.
At the end of the team selection is when players will need to turn in their check for the program fee to their coach. All checks are made payable to "Metrowest Juniors". The balance is due in full (please see "Fees" page). Parents that may require a payment plan should contact the Club Director.
If any player declines a position on a team and an opening occurs, the next player on the coaches list will be contacted by the club director and offered participation in the club.
Please go to the Tryout Signup page to start the online process.
Pre-registration (by Nov 1st) is preferred by the Club. Pre-registered players proceed to t-shirt table for their pre-assigned number and go right into the gym.
To be considered pre-registered you must have the following:
-Online registration form for the club completed
-USAV NERVA Membership form printed, and mailed prior to first tryout date. Registration after the first tryout date is allowed (with a $30 late fee).
-Medical form printed and mailed to the Club
ON SITE REGISTRATION OR REGISTRATION AFTER NOV 1ST:
**All members should complete and mail registration materials prior to tryouts. Please bring a copy of your forms if mailed late to ensure participation on tryout date. If not mailed ahead, please have forms filled out to avoid a longer wait in line. Tryout t-shirt size is not guaranteed for any registrations received less than 2 weeks in advance.**
Registration may be done on site (but not preferred by club). There is an additional late fee of $30 for on site registration. Pre-registration accepted up to the Thursday prior to first tryout date.
Metrowest Club Registration tryout fee is $ 50.00 (covers all 4 dates).
Tryout fee covers gym rental for all tryout dates and a numbered t-shirt. Numbered t-shirts must be worn each week to the tryouts for player identification. T-shirts become the property of the tryout participant. Tryout fees are non-refundable.
If still unsure please call toll free (877) 310-4734 to confirm your tryout time
Locally from Rt 109
Take Rt 109 to Millis. Rt 109 intersects with Rt 115 in Millis. Turn onto Rt 115 towards
Park in student parking area. Enter at front of building on the "bus circle". The field house is immediately inside this entrance on the left.
From Mass Turnpike
Take exit 11A to Rt 495 South. Use exit 17 to Franklin Rt 140. Follow Rt 140 South to Wrentham. KPHS is on the right. See above for parking and entrance instructions.
Take exit to Rt 495 North. Take "