BVC TRYOUTS 2022
"Club Volleyball" refers to club travel teams. If you are registering for this, there is a time & financial commitment involved and is competitive. We will continue to post & send out information as it becomes available prior to tryouts. Registration will remain open through tryouts. There is not an obligation to tryout if you register but we hope that you will give BVC a try! = )

PLAYERS THAT ARE STILL "IN SEASON" (meaning that the school team you are on still has matches on their schedule) MAY NOT PARTICIPATE IN TRYOUTS UNTIL YOUR SEASON IS OVER. Players in the 13's or 14's age groups that are (or potentially could be) moved up to play AFTER 10's-14's tryouts have been held must wait until the *new* team's season is complete to tryout. We will cover this in depth at the Parent Info Meeting to clarify & make sure that no one violates the AHSAA rules.

IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND THE PARENT INFO MEETING, PLEASE EMAIL US AFTER THE MEETING TO GET THE HANDOUTS. We are working very hard on getting all of the info together for you so answering club questions before the meeting would be time consuming for us. We promise to answer all of your questions and if you have more after the meeting/receiving the handouts, then I'm happy to help you = )
Meanwhile, we do have an overview of the club process/costs/practices/tournaments, etc below...

Home of Birmingham Volleyball Club
101 Cahaba Valley Pkwy West, Pelham, AL 35124
(formerly Pump It Up, next to Walmart in Pelham)
There is a lot of information contained below. Please read thoroughly before starting the registration process.
If you have questions: Lacy@BirminghamVolleyball.com or 205-358-2065 (text)

*See age description chart below to select accurate age group*

BVC BASIC OVERVIEW (in depth info will be available at the Parent Meeting prior to tryouts)
Players will practice twice a week for 1.5-2 hours each practice. Days/Times are determined at a later date, typically after teams are formed in order to get input from parents & coaches. Teams attend approximately 3-7 tournaments over the course of January-April. Most tournaments are within Alabama or our direct neighboring states. The tournament schedule is finalized after teams are formed. We do this to allow parents to have input on their team's schedule!
Players playing "up/out of their age division" are rare. These are coaching decisions, not parent requests, so please sign up for & attend your appropriate age group tryout. Players cannot play "down" an age division.

Teams are comprised of up to 12 players. Most teams have 2 coaches.
Coaches are assigned at different times during the next few months. Typically, we assign head coaches to an age division, and sometimes to a specific team. Assistant coaches are assigned when teams are finalized. This is all due to AHSAA rules (we will go over those at the Parent Info Meeting & how they affect club teams).

COACHES HAVE NOT BEEN ASSIGNED TEAMS YET. We are in the process of finalizing our staff and seeing what our needs will be for the upcoming season. We will release this info via our website & Facebook as soon as we have determined what age groups coaches will be assigned to.

TENTATIVE FEES (per player): we will have Parent Info Meetings prior to tryout that will give the specific 2022 season fees, what all is included in that fee, tentative tournament schedule, etc.
10's, 11's, 12's: $900 (Club Lite Program)
13's: $1500
14's: $2100
15's-18's: $2800

*Fees for teams will be ALL INCLUSIVE for uniforms, coaching, tournament entry, equipment, gym/admin fees, etc., based on the basic tournament & practice schedule. Teams that add tournaments or choose tournaments that are more expensive (entry fee, travel fees &/or # of days) are subject to additional fees. Families are responsible for their own travel/lodging/food at tournaments
*All fees can be made in 4 equal installments beginning on "commitment day"* If your team owes additional fees, you will be asked to pay this as a 5th installment.
All of this will be covered at the Parent Info Meeting in depth.

AT TRYOUTS:
Kneepads are recommended. We suggest that players wear their hair up so it doesn't get in the way. Athletic shoes are required but they do not have to be volleyball specific. Keds/Converse/Slip ons/and similar shoes are NOT appropriate footwear. Athletic shorts/spandex & t-shirt are ideal. Do not bring your own volleyball.
Bring your own water bottle.

Practices/Tryouts are not open to spectators.

Tryout Fee:
10's-11's-12's-13's: $25 cash or check made out to BVC. $26 if using PayPal.
14's-18's: $50 cash or check made out to BVC. $52 if using PayPal.

***SPECIAL INCENTIVE***
If you are registered & paid by September 26 (10's-14's)/October 24 (15's-18's), you will be able to attend a Practice Player Practice for FREE (as long as you are not participating on your school team at that time)!!
10's-14's may attend on September 26 5-6:30pm
15's-18's may attend on October 24, 6:30pm-8pm

*We do accept walk-ups for tryouts but all registrations, memberships & payments must be made before participation can occur. Evaluation, Tryout Fees, and USAV/SRVA memberships are non-refundable and do not apply toward your club fees.

STEPS TO TRYOUT
STEP 1: Register for tryouts! This can be done anytime prior to tryouts (that's this form you are filling out now)

STEP 2: Attend Parent Info Meeting
10's-14's age divisions: Monday September 27, 6pm
15's-18's age divisions: Sunday October 24, 7pm
If you cannot attend, you may email for a copy of the handout after your age group's meeting.

STEP 3: Go to www.srva.org and obtain a Junior Tryout Membership ($10) (non-refundable).
This is a fee charged by SRVA/USAV to cover athletes during tryouts for insurance purposes.
*If you make a team & become a "full" member, this $10 goes toward the full $50 SRVA Membership Fee that is required of Club players. Look around the SRVA website for more helpful documents, like how to choose a club & more! *this step is not available until after September 20.

STEP 4: Pay for Tryouts (10's-13's: $25. 14's-18's: $50) {this is separate from the SRVA Tryout Membership and SRVA Full Membership, which is required after joining the club}
A: via PayPal (add $1/$2) to: TLE4@bellsouth.net, include players name and age division.
B: cash/check made out to BVC at tryouts or dropped off at BVC prior to tryouts
C: paid via cash/check when attending the Practice Player Practice


STEP 5: Attend both days of tryouts (dates and times below). WE STRONGLY SUGGEST ATTENDING BOTH REGULAR DAYS OF TRYOUTS IN ORDER TO GET COMPLETE EVALUATION RATINGS.

Sunday October 3 *Age groups may be combined and times slightly adjusted based on registrations a few days prior to tryouts. You will receive an email if there is a change at least 48 hours in advance*
10U-11U 1pm-2:30pm
12U 3pm-4:30pm
13U 5pm-6:30pm
14U 7pm-8:30pm

Monday October 4
10U-12U 6pm-7:30pm
13U-14U 7:30-9pm

*If needed, make up evaluations will be held for all 10's-14's on Wednesday October 6, 6pm-7:30pm* Please ONLY attend this session if you are unable to attend the regularly scheduled evaluations.


Saturday October 30
15U 10am-11:30pm
16U 12pm-1:30pm
17U/18U 2pm-3:30pm

Sunday October 31
15U-16U 1pm-2:30pm
17U-18U 3-4:30pm


STEP 6: Teams will be posted as soon as possible after the last tryout day for that age division.
Players are evaluated at tryouts and are placed on teams based on many different criteria including volleyball knowledge, ability within a position, school, needs/dynamics of the team, coaches discretion, and many other factors. Please know that when teams are posted, you are being offered a spot in our club. Based on accepts/declines, team make up could change but you will not lose your spot in our club if you accept. If you decline, your spot may be offered to another player. We will move players up to fill vacancies IF it is deemed appropriate by both teams.

STEP 7: Use the link sent when teams are posted to accept your spot in the club! (reminder: all 10s-13s who tryout will be placed on a team, we do not make cuts in these age groups!). We anticipate having 2-3 teams per age division. But this is based on the number of players that show up to tryouts. Having our own facility allows us to not be constrained by space/time for teams/practice.
https://www.srva.org/page/show/5212950-parent-information
https://help.sportsengine.com/en/articles/1727

STEP 8: Player & at least 1 Parent Attendance at Commitment Night is REQUIRED. This is where you will make your first payment, select jersey sizes, and additional apparel, and turn in other paperwork as needed. This is a "drop in" thing, so you can do this anytime between 4-7pm on your age groups date.

10's-14's COMMITMENT DAY: Friday October 8: 4-7pm
15's-18's COMMITMENT DAY: Thursday November 4: 4-7pm


STEP 9: Practice begins around early-mid November, depending on age group. Tournaments typically start in January and end in March/April.
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2021-2022 Age Definition Chart
PLAYER First Name *
PLAYER Last Name *
Age Division *
Player Birthday *
MM
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DD
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YYYY
School *
Did you play for your school team this season? *
If you played at school, what team were you on?
Clear selection
Height *
Primary Position *
Secondary Position
Clear selection
Grade/Grad Year *
Parent 1 Name *
Parent 1 Email *
Parent 1 Phone #/Emergency Contact *
Parent 2 Name
Parent 2 Email
Parent 2 Phone #
Player Cell (if applicable)
Mailing Address *
City, Zip *
T-shirt Size *
Which Club Did You Play for Last Season?
Which Team Were You On?
Other Activities You Participate in During Club Volleyball Season (Jan-April) that could overlap with practice &/or tournaments?
RELEASE OF LIABILITY FOR PARTICIPANTS READ BEFORE SIGNING: IN CONSIDERATION OF my child/ward being allowed to participate in any way in the Birmgingham Volleyball Club related events and activities, the undersigned acknowledges, appreciates, and agrees that:The risks of injury and illness (ex: communicable diseases such as MRSA, influenza, and COVID-19) to my child/spectators from the activities involved in these programs are significant, including the potential for permanent disability and death, and while particular rules, equipment, and personal discipline may reduce these risks, the risks of serious injury and illness do exist; and, FOR MYSELF, SPOUSE, SPECTATORS, GUESTS, AND CHILD, I KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, both known and unknown, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASES or others, and assume full responsibility for my child’s participation; and,I willingly agree to comply with the program’s stated and customary terms and conditions for participation. If I observe any unusual significant concern in my child’s readiness for participation and/or in the program itself, I will remove my child from the participation and bring such attention of the nearest official immediately; and,I myself, my spouse, my child, and on behalf of my/our heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin, HEREBY RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS (Birmingham Volleyball Club; its directors, officers, officials, agents, employees, volunteers, other participants, sponsoring agencies, sponsors, advertisers, and if applicable, owners and lessors of premises used to conduct the event (“Releasees”), WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL INJURY, ILLNESS, DISABILITY, DEATH, or loss or damage to person or property incident to my child’s involvement or participation in these programs, WHETHER ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE, to the fullest extent permitted by law.I, for myself, my spouse, my child, and on behalf of my/our heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin, HEREBY INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS all the above Releasees from any and all liabilities incident to my involvement or participation in these programs, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THEIR NEGLIGENCE, to the fullest extent permitted by law.I, the parent/guardian, assert that I have explained to my child/ward/guests/spectators: the risks of the activity, his/her responsibilities for adhering to the rules and regulations, and that my child/ward understands this agreement. I understand the seriousness of the risks involved in participating in this program, my personal responsibilities for adhering to rules and regulation, and accept them as a participant/guardian. I, FOR MYSELF, MY SPOUSE, AND CHILD/WARD, GUESTS, SPECTATORS, HAVE READ THIS RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT, FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS, UNDERSTAND THAT WE HAVE GIVEN UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY SIGNING IT, AND SIGN IT FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY WITHOUT ANY INDUCEMENT. *
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