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Travel Team Tryouts

Travel Team Tryouts 2018-2019 Season

Empire tryouts are scheduled for the weekend of November 3rd and 4th with a follow-up training session on Sunday the 11th. Please attend all sessions for your age group.  Click here to register

New athletes may request detailed information by contacting administrator@empirevolleyball.com.

Parent informational meetings will take place on Sunday, November 4th. Times are listed below.

AGE DEFINITIONS-CLICK HERE

Saturday, November 3rd

11 - 12 – 13 and under (7th grade and younger)
Location:  Sonoma State University Main Gym
Registration:  12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Tryouts:  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

14 – 15 and under (8th – 9th graders)
Location:  Sonoma State University Main Gym
Registration:  1:45 pm - 2:15 pm
Tryouts:  2:15 pm – 3:45 pm

16 – 18 and under(10th – 12th graders)
Location: Sonoma State University Main Gym
Registration:  10:00 am - 10:30 am
Tryouts:  3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Sunday, November 4th

11- 12 – 13 and under (7th grade and younger)
Location:  Sonoma State University Main Gym
Tryouts:  10:00 am – 11:30 am
Parent Informational Meeting:  11:30 am - 12:00 pm

14 – 15 and under (8th – 9th graders)
Location:  Sonoma State University Main Gym
Tryouts:  12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Parent Informational Meeting:  2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

16 – 18 and under(10th – 12th graders)
Location:  Sonoma State University Main Gym
Tryouts:  3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Parent Informational Meeting:  5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Tryout Fees:  $40.00 (Please register and pay online).

Prior to tryouts, Empire will be hosting weekend "tune up" clinics in October. Click here for clinic information and registration.

 

Tryout Registration Checklist



USA Volleyball Age Definitions

18 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after September 1, 2000 or Players who were born on or After September 1, 1999 and are a high school student during some part of the current academic year.

17 and under: Players born on or after 9/1/2001

16 and under: Players born on or after 9/1/2002

15 and under: Players born on or after 9/1/2003

14 and under: Players born on or after 9/1/2004

13 and under: Players born on or after 9/1/2005

12 and under: Players born on or after 9/1/2006

11 and under: Players born on or after 9/1/2007

A player who is too old for her peer group must try out with her AGE group.  If a player’s birthday fits with a younger group, please notify the staff but attend with the proper PEER group.


Additional Information

First Training Session/Supplemental Tryout:  Sunday, November 11th

Pre-season training sessions are provided to all Empire athletes as an opportunity for skill development prior to the “official” start of team practices in January.

12 - 14 and under (8th grade and younger):        4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

15 - 18 and under (9th – 12th Graders):              6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location:  Sonoma State University Main Gym

Sessions are scheduled on select Sundays in November and December.

Empire Signing Night:  Monday, November 12th

All athletes who are selected to an Empire team will turn in their NCVA Commitment Forms and pay initial registration fees to secure their spot on a team.  A parent or guardian signature is required, as well as the signature of the athlete. Paperwork can be dropped off between 6:30-8:30 pm.

First Team Meetings:  November 19th

In lieu of a training session on November 18th, Empire players and parents will convene in the main gym at SSU. Times for each age group are TBA. Mark your calendar!