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Travel Team Tryouts

Pre-tryout Clinics

Athletes interested in trying out for travel teams should consider attending the Empire pre-tryout clinic series. Get to know the staff and returning athletes and help the coaches get to know you!

Sunday, October 13th

11's - 14's (8th grader and younger):     4:30 - 6:00 pm

15's - 18's (9th - 12th graders):                 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Location: Sonoma State University Main Gym

Sunday, October 20th

11's - 14's (8th grader and younger):     4:30 - 6:00 pm

15's - 18's (9th - 12th graders):                 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Location: Sonoma State University Main Gym

Sunday, October 27th

11's - 14's (8th grader and younger):     4:30 - 6:00 pm

15's - 18's (9th - 12th graders):                 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Location: Sonoma State University Main Gym

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2019-2020 Club Team Tryouts

Empire tryouts are scheduled for the weekend of November 2nd and 3rd with a follow-up training session on Sunday the 10th. Please attend all sessions for your age group.  

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

Parent Q and A meetings will take place on Sunday, November 3rd. Times are listed below.

AGE DEFINITIONS-CLICK HERE

Saturday, November 2nd

11 - 12 and under (6th grade and younger)
Location:  Sonoma State University Field House
Registration:  10:30 am – 11:00 am
Tryouts:  11:00 am - 1:00 pm

13 – 14 and under (7th – 8th graders)
Location:  Sonoma State University Main Gym
Registration:  12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Tryouts:  1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

15 – 17 and under (9th – 11th graders)
Location: Sonoma State University Main Gym
Registration:  2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tryouts:  2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

*Athletes interested in 18 and under competition: contact Head Coach Bear Grassl at bear.grassl@sonoma.edu or 707-481-8584

Sunday, November 3rd

11 - 12 and under (6th grade and younger)
Location:  Sonoma State University Main Gym
Tryouts:  4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Parent Q & A:  4:00 pm - 4:20 pm (Quad)

13 – 14 and under (7th – 8th graders)
Location:  Sonoma State University Main Gym
Tryouts:  5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Parent Q & A:  5:00 pm - 5:20 pm (Quad)

15 – 17 and under (9th – 11th graders)
Location:  Sonoma State University Main Gym
Tryouts:  7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Parent Informational Meeting:  7:30 pm - 7:50 pm

*Athletes interested in 18 and under competition: contact Head Coach Bear Grassl at bear.grassl@sonoma.edu or 707-481-8584

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

 

First Training Session/Supplemental Tryout:  Sunday, November 10th

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. Athletes interested in trying out on the 11th can contact Head Coach Bear Grassl for age group specific availability.

11 - 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

Training sessions are scheduled on select dates in November and December.

 

Empire Signing Night:  Monday, November 11th

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 17th

In lieu of a training session on November 17th, Empire players and parents will convene in the main gym at SSU. Times for each age group are TBA. Mark your calendar!

 

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USA Volleyball Age Definitions

18 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after September 1, 2001 or Players who were born on or After September 1, 2000 and are a high school student during some part of the current academic year.

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

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

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

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

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

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

11 and under: Players born on or after 9/1/2008

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 10th

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.

11 - 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

Training sessions are scheduled on select evenings  in November and December.

Empire Signing Night:  Monday, November 11th

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 17th

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!