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Tryout Information

Welcome to Ozark Juniors Volleyball Club

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PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE PAGE - SCROLL ALL THE WAY THROUGH!  YOU WILL BE ABLE TO COMPLETE YOUR REGISTRATION AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE. 

IF YOU KNOW YOU ARE PLANNING TO TRYOUT, PLEASE REGISTER IMMEDIATELY TO ALLOW US TO MAKE PLANS TO ACCOMMODATE COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS.

Ozark Juniors plans to offer five levels of teams for the
2020-2021 season:
 Local, Regional, Regional Plus, National, Elite
***Not all levels are offered for each age group***

WHAT IF I HAVE A QUESTION?

VERY IMPORTANT!!!

If you are new and do not understand the competitive teams tryout process (normal for the new members to "Club Volleyball" in general), please contact us:

Jenny Lingenfelter (Executive Club Director)
jenny@ozarkjuniors.com / 479.200.4422

COVID-19 STATEMENT

Covid-19 will surely impact how travel will work for this club season.  At this point, the season is progressing as much toward "normal" as possible, however, we anticipate there will be some adjustments made as far as number of teams accepted into events, spectator limits, mask ordinances and other provisions.  We do not have any specific information on that as of yet and are therefore unable to answer any of those questions.  Ozark Juniors will comply with all state/local/event guidance/mandates.   We will provide more information as it becomes available.  In the meantime, we encourage you to proceed as you feel comfortable for your child.

AAO P. WHITAKER SPORTS COMPLEX

Tryouts and Ozark Juniors Volleyball Club Practices will be conducted at this location

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

ATTENDANCE AT ALL DAYS OF THE TRYOUT IS REQUIRED. 
IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND ALL DAYS FOR SOME REASON, YOU MUST CONTACT US IN ADVANCE AND MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO TURN YOUR PAPERWORK IN PRIOR TO THE FIRST DAY OR DURING CHECK IN AND YOU MUST COMPLETE THE ONLINE REGISTRATION PROCESS IN ADVANCE.  IF YOU DO NOT PRE-REGISTER ONLINE, THE WALK UP REGISTRATION FEE WILL BE $60.
CHECK IN WILL NOT TAKE PLACE AFTER THE FIRST DAY OF THE TRYOUT.  

Tryouts are not a guarantee of placement on a competitive team. All players wishing to learn the sport of volleyball are offered an opportunity to participate in one of our programs. Ozark offers programs for highly competitive players as well as complete beginners. If you do not make a competitive team, then you will have the opportunity to participate in our Ozark Volleyball School Program, Ozark Youth Volleyball League or the Private Lessons Program.

COVID-19 UPDATES/CHANGES

Due to the uncertainty related to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been necessary to make changes to our tryout process.  Below is key information that you need to be aware of:
1.  No spectators will be allowed during the tryout process.
2.  In order to limit the number of people in the building at any given time, we have divided the age groups into smaller numbers and spread tryouts over more days. 
3. We have designated times for arrival and departure, to allow groups to enter/exit the building with as little contact as possible.  4.  There will be separate, designated entrances and exits.
5.  Parents are allowed to come in with their athlete to check in.  Everyone will be required to wear masks and maintain social distancing during the check in process.  Everyone will be asked to exit the building after checking in until the designated time that courts will open for their session.
6. Balls and other equipment will be frequently sanitized during the tryout process.
7.  Athletes will be asked to promptly clear the facility after their tryout session ends (no hanging around inside).
8.  There will be no work day this season.  We will gather as much information as possible during the tryout registration process and first practices will serve as an orientation.

2020-2021 USAV AGE DEFINITIONS

How do I determine my child's age for the 2020-2021 season?

USA Volleyball adjusted the age guidelines for the 2020-2021 season.  Follow your child's birth month to the birth year in the chart below to determine the age level. 
*If your child's age level is different than their grade level, it is up to you if you want them to tryout to play "up" with their grade level.  To determine what age level your child should play, you should play with your grade for recruiting purposes (an age group up).  If you're concerned with your child's skill level and to have the highest chance to make a team, you should choose to play in their age level.  Please indicate that in the comments section of the tryout registration.

TRYOUT DATES

PLEASE PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE DETAILS FOR YOUR CHILD'S AGE GROUP IN REGARDS TO TRYOUT DATES.  THIS IS DIFFERENT THAN OUR USUAL TRYOUT PROCESS, SO DON'T MAKE ANY ASSUMPTIONS.

10’s and 11’s:
1 Day Tryout
Saturday, October 24
9:00-9:45 am Check in
10:00am-12:00 pm Tryout

12’s:
2 Day Tryout
Friday, October 23
5:00-5:45pm Check in (Last name beginning A-L)
6:00-7:00 pm Tryout (Skills Assessment) (A-L)

6:30-7:15 pm Check In (Last name beginning M-Z)
7:30-8:30 pm Tryout (Skills Assessment (M-Z)

Saturday, October 24
1:00-3:00 pm Tryout (All)

13’s:
3 Day Tryout
Saturday, October 24
3:15-3:45 pm Check in (Last name beginning A-L)
4:00-5:00 pm Tryout (Skills Assessment) (A-L)

4:30-5:15 pm Check in (Last name beginning M-Z)
5:30-6:30 pm Tryout (Skills Assessment) (M-Z)

Sunday, October 25
*You will receive an email after day 1 telling you which session to attend

2:30-4:00 pm Session 1 Day 2
5:00-6:30 pm Session 2 Day 2

Tuesday, October 27
*You will receive an email after day 2 telling you which session to attend
5:30-7:00 pm Session 1 Day 3
7:30-9:00 pm Session 2 Day 3

14’s
3 Day Tryout
Sunday, October 25
11:00-11:45 am Check in (Setters/DS’s)
12:00-1:00 pm Tryout (Skills Assessment) (Setters/DS’s)

12:15-1:00 pm Check in (Middles/Outsides)
1:15-2:15 pm Tryout (Skills Assessment) (Middles/Outsides)

Friday, October 30
*You will receive an email after day 1 telling you which session to attend
5:30-7:00 pm Session 1 Day 2
7:30-9:00 pm Session 2 Day 2

Saturday, October 31
*You will receive an email after day 2 telling you which session to attend
1:30-3:00 pm Session 1 Day 3
3:30-5:00 pm Session 2 Day 3

15’s
3 Day Tryout
Saturday, October 31
9:00-9:45 am  Check in (Setters/DS’s)
10:00-11:00 am Tryout (Skills Assessment) (Setters/DS’s)

10:30-11:15am Check in (Middles/Outsides)
11:30 am-12:30pm Tryouts (Skills Assessment) (Middles/Outsides)

Sunday, November 1
*You will receive an email after day 1 telling you which session to attend
2:30-4:00 pm Session 1 Day 2
5:00-6:30 pm Session 2 Day 2

Tuesday, November 3
*You will receive an email after day 2 telling you which session to attend
5:30-7:00 pm Session 1 Day 3
7:30-9:00 pm Session 2 Day 3

16’s
3 Day Tryout
Sunday, November 1
11:00-11:45 am Check in (Setters/DS’s)
12:00-1:00 pm Tryout (Skills Assessment) (Setters/DS’s)

12:15-1:00 pm Check in (Middles/Outsides)
1:15-2:15 pm Tryout (Skills Assessment) (Middles/Outsides)

Friday, November 6
*You will receive an email after day 1 telling you which session to attend
5:30-7:00 pm Session 1 Day 2
7:30-9:00 pm Session 2 Day 2

Sunday, November 8
*You will receive an email after day 2 telling you which session to attend
3:30-5:00 pm Session 1 Day 3
5:30-7:00 pm Session 2 Day 3

17’s and 18’s
2 Day Tryout
Monday, November 2
6:30-7:15 pm Check in
7:30-9:00 pm Tryout Day 1

Sunday, November 8
12:00-1:30 pm Tryout Day 2

Boys
1 Day Tryout
Sunday, November 8
2:00-3:00 pm Tryout/Open Gym

HOW TO REGISTER

PRE-REGISTRATION FOR TRYOUTS IS REQUIRED.  Failure to pre-register online will result in a $20 penalty (walk in registration will be $60).  You do not have to pay online, but you must be pre-registered in the online system to avoid the penalty).

IF YOU KNOW YOU ARE PLANNING TO TRYOUT, PLEASE REGISTER IMMEDIATELY TO ALLOW US TO MAKE PLANS TO ACCOMMODATE COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS.
 

REQUIRED FORM

Please print, complete and bring this form with you to tryouts.

PURCHASE YOUR USAV MEMBERSHIP

Your USAV membership is non-refundable. If you are new to Junior Volleyball or you are not sure you want to play this season, the Delta Region now offers a $10 tryout membership which is cost-effective. If you are chosen for a team the $10 will be taken off the total cost of a ‘Regular Junior Membership’. Tryout Membership also is not refunded.

Purchase your USAV membership

NEW SYSTEM FOR 2020-2021: Click for all the details on getting your USAV membership

SIMPLIFIED INSTRUCTIONS

These one page PDF documents provide simplified instructions to the new USAV membership system.