Club Volleyball is a great opportunity to take your volleyball skills to the next level. Tryouts are usually the 1st week of November with Tournaments in January through May. You’ll receive instruction and training from accredited coaches who hold practices several times a week with all day tournament play on the weekend. Many clubs require a current CHRVA membership to tryout. Visit http://www.chrva.org/ to register.
Please visit each club website to view requirements, costs, and tryout dates.
Here is a list of local clubs. A complete list can be found on http://www.chrva.org/.
Anarchy Volleyball Club
Columbia Volleyball Academy
East Coast Elite
FCA Maryland Volleyball
Frederick Volleyball Club
Limitless Volleyball Club
Maryland Juniors Volleyball Club
Metro Volleyball Club
Strive Volleyball Club
Here are some tips regarding Club Volleyball Tryouts:
- Research each club you are interested in and ask around to get a feel for other’s impression of the club. Take this information with a grain of salt.
- The quality of the club experience is only as good as the coach you get so do your research!
- Teams are based on age so check the age definitions carefully to ensure you are trying out for the correct team.
- Try out for multiple clubs to increase your chances of finding a good match and making a team
- You do not have to attend all tryout dates even if they say you do
- Explain that you are trying out for multiple clubs and cannot make all dates
- Encourage your child to ask questions and interact with the coach to see if their coaching style is a good match for your child
- Be sure to find out where and when practices will be held
- Pay close attention to the team culture, chemistry, and attitudes. The environment should be challenging, but positive.
- If you are offered a spot on the team at tryouts, you do not have to accept that day, even if they say you do. This is actually against the rules and you should be weary of any club that pressures you into taking a spot.
- Keep your options open and wait for the official offer letter.
- The club must send you an official offer usually via email and give you time to review your options.
- If your child receives multiple offers, have them create a Pros and Cons Chart that will help with their decision.