METROWEST JUNIORS VOLLEYBALL CLUB

(877) 310-4734
Practice location: Wrentham, MA 02093

2017-2018 Tryout Information

2017 Tryouts dates: Sunday November 5th, 12th, and 19th 

Tryouts will be held at King Philip Regional High School, 
on Rte. 140 in Wrentham, MA. Directions below - keep scrolling... this is a lot of information but it is all here.

AGE DIVISION TIME NOV 5 NOV 12 NOV 19
18s (and 17s) 8am-10am at KPHS at KPHS at KPHS
16s 10am- 12 noon at KPHS at KPHS at KPHS
15s 8am-10am at KPHS at KPHS at KPHS
14s and 13s 10am- 12 noon at KPHS at KPHS at KPHS
12s ONE TRYOUT (11/19) - ALL ARE KEPT N/A N/A at KPHS

Tryout Procedures

- 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 NERVA membership card indicates the playing level at the end of your member number with "F8, F7, F6, F5...etc... which means female 18,17,16,15.  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.

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.

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).

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 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 Open Division tournaments (teams must qualify) and plan to attend the Winterfest 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 Norfolk, MA). See Schedule for dates.

Club Level team selections:

-Generally, 10-12 players are selected per team

-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) 18 club, (2-3) 16 club, (1) 15 Elite, (5) 15 club, (4) 14 club, (1-2) 13 club, and (1-2) 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 "Schedule" page for practice times and tournament 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 200-240 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.  
We strive to provide QUALITY versus quantity in our club.

Players in the 12 & under division WILL NOT be cut from the program, as they are generally first time players with less experience and have not had the time to learn the game yet, therefore 12U will have only ONE tryout. If there are not enough players for a team, we may offer an in house training program for 12U. Practices will start in December. See Practice page

We will attempt to keep all 14 & 13 under players if there is enough court space (max 48). Our 14U players are both new and returning players.

This year (2017-2018) New England has a new 13U age division.  We will keep 1-2 teams in this new division. 12U players may participate at this level if the player has the skill set to play with a full weight volleyball.

ATTENTION PARENTS! 

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 third tryout week.

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 in the lobby area 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 which will be December 11th.

 CLUB COMMITMENT

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.

 Another Chance for Training

Metrowest offers an in house training program for players that were not selected for a team during the tryout process this season, to help build skills during the offseason, to prepare for future volleyball endeavors. This series will teach fundamental skills (without the tournament schedule) at all age levels.

This program will run for 12 weeks.  The training sessions will be a once a week, two hour skills session at the Forekicks facility in Norfolk, Mass. on Wednesday evenings from 7-9PM. Please click on the “SCHEDULE” tab “IN HOUSE CLINIC” pull down for more information.

Players that did not tryout for the Club are welcome to participate in this program if there is enough space.  Metrowest tryout participants that did not make a team will be given first preference.  Players that did make a team are not eligible for this program. This program is limited to 40 players.  This program is not for 12U as we do not make cuts at 12's, there is a different net height and ball weight which makes it difficult to combine the 12s into the age groups

Tryout Registration 

Please go to the “Tryouts” page start the online process.

Pre-registration 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, mailed and received by Nov 1stUSAV NERVA Membership is required. Players registering on site must have a copy of their current membership card/form to be able to participate. The membership fee for USAV NERVA is a separate fee from any Club fees.

-Medical form printed and mailed to the Club

**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

Tryout fee covers gym rental for all 3 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


DIRECTIONS
King Philip Regional HS, Wrentham, MA. (Rte 140)

Locally from Rt 109

Take Rt 109 to Millis.  Rt 109 intersects with Rt 115 in Millis.  Turn onto Rt 115 towards Norfolk.  Follow Rt 115 to Norfolk center and turn right onto Main Street (just after commuter rail "T" stop).  Continue on Main Street and turn left (at yellow flashing light) onto Park Street. Continue to end of road and turn left onto Rt 140 South and follow to KPHS on right.

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.

From Rhode Island on Rt 95

Take exit to Rt 495 North. Take "King Street" exit in Franklin.  Turn right off ramp onto King Street. Turn right onto Rt 140 South and follow to Wrentham.  KPHS is on the right. See above for parking and entrance instructions.