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Tryout Information

Tryout Information 2021-2022

Tryouts will be held at Meadowbrook Athletic Complex  on  November 13 for ages 14-18. 

Tryout times are as follows:

11/6  from 9AM-12PM  12U and 13U

11/13 from 9AM-11AM  16U

11/13 from 11AM-1PM   15U

11/13 from 1:30PM-3:30PM    17U

11/13 from 3:30PM-5:30PM   14U

11/13 from 5:30PM-7:30PM   18U

See below for information about registration!

Tryout Registration is Open!!

Please note that due to Covid restrictions, and for the safety of all of our families and participants, tryouts will be closed to spectators.  Athletes will be dropped off and picked up at the conclusion.  Athletes must bring a mask and hand sanitizer.

Information Sessions

Columbia Volleyball Academy will be holding information sessions on October the 10th and 24th . All sessions will be held virtually (link to be posted in September) It is a great opportunity to learn all about Club Volleyball and to learn more about our plans for the season. This session is  for both new families as well as those who have been with us before, as we always have new announcements and information.  No need to RSVP or register,  just attend and bring your questions. 

Please scroll down to see the 4 steps that must be completed in order to successfully register for tryouts.




Please follow these 4 steps in order to attend tryouts with The Columbia Volleyball Academy and be considered for one of our teams.

1. Determine your daughter’s correct age classification based on her birth date using the CHRVA Age Classification Chart

2. Register your child with the Chesapeake Region Volleyball Association (CHRVA). 

CHRVA Registration Information

All players must be registered with USA Volleyball through the CHRVA region to be eligible to participate in tryouts. This is a Chesapeake Region requirement.

It is extremely important that you use the same email address (PARENT email) for both your Sports Engine account and your CHRVA/USA membership account! Please do not have the player register themselves using their own email.

To participate in tryouts, you are able to choose either the Junior Membership (Regular Junior Girls) or the Limited Membership-Junior Tryout 10 days ( limited membership valid ONLY during the tryout season must upgrade to full membership if affiliating with a team):

Junior Memberships (Regular Junior Girls)
The membership cost is $55. Please complete the registration steps. You will know when you are done when a CHRVA card or membership confirmation number is generated.

Remember to print out a copy of your USA Volleyball Membership Card and bring to tryouts.  To do this:

  • Login to the SportsEngine site
  • Click on "Household" and then click on the player's card
  • Print a copy of the card.

Click Here to Register with CHRVA

3. Complete the Columbia Volleyball Academy tryout registration form (Click Here)  and paying the Non-refundable registration fee.  This is not the same fee as your CHRVA membership. This fee pays for our tryout costs such as court time, etc.  Your registration is not considered complete unless you fill out the form and pay the tryout registration fee. The Registration Fee is $55.00 (plus processing fee) if you register before October the 20th.  After October the 20th the fee will increase to $60.00 (plus processing fee).

4. Complete a USAV Medical Release form and bring it with you. 

Note:  You must attend our tryout session to be considered for a CVA team.

Frequently Asked Questions


Q: My daughter wants to try out for more than one age group, do I have to pay twice or register more than once?
A: Register and pay once, however make sure you tell the check-in team what your intentions are so they are able to make a note on the evaluation sheet.

Q: Can my daughter “play up” in age group?
A: Yes, we will allow players to play up in an age group, especially if they are trying to play with their school age, i.e. a Sophomore who has a late birthday and is technically 15U but wants to play 16U. But also understand that our tryouts are very competitive, with up to 80-100 players trying out for each age group so in some instances playing your technical age may be a better fit. Again, make sure you tell the check-in team what your intentions are so they are able to make a note on the evaluation sheet.

Q: I can’t make it to your tryout date, will you have any more tryouts?
A: We will have supplemental tryouts dates if needed, however there is no guarantee that positions will be available after the tryout for each age group.

Q: Will you make offers at tryouts?
A: Yes, our coaches will make offers in writing at tryouts, and these offers are valid during the open tryout period, meaning we cannot offer another player your spot until you have given us a “yes” or “no” to the offer.

Q: If I don’t receive an offer at tryouts, does that mean I didn’t make it?
A: ABSOLUTELY NOT!  It can take us several days to evaluate all of the players and get offers out, so please be patient with us. In some instances we will have offers out and have to wait to hear back from a player before offering that spot to someone else.

Q: Will I be notified if I DON’T make a team?
A: Unfortunately we just don’t have the manpower to notify all of the players who have attended our tryouts. In some instances there are more than 80-100 players for a certain age group. It can take 4-5 days to work through our list of prospective players so please be patient. We will keep our website updated as teams are filled and if we will hold additional supplemental tryouts.

Q: Can I get my money back if I don’t make a team?
A: Your CVA Tryout fee is not refundable as we have to pay for court rental and our coaches' time. However, you are able to request a partial refund of your CHRVA full season registration if you do not receive an offer to play or choose not to play club volleyball this season. 

Q: What time should I arrive before tryouts and what should I bring with me?
A: Because of the number of players who are trying out, it’s recommended to be at tryouts 15 minutes before the scheduled time. Players can get ready, stretch, warm-up, etc. while their parents check them in with our team.  A water bottle or some type of sports drink is highly recommended. To speed up check-in, please make sure you bring:

  • Copy of your CHRVA membership card
  • A completed USAV Medical Release Form (PDF)