Columbia Volleyball Academy will be holding information sessions on October 20 and 27. The sessions will run from 8:30-9:30am and from 12:30-1:30pm at Meadowbrook Athletic Complex. 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 come and bring your questions.
Please scroll down to see the 4 steps that must be completed in order to successfully register for tryouts.
Tryouts will be held at Meadowbrook Athletic Complex on the following dates:
12U and 13U from 5:00 PM-7:00PM
12U & 13U from 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
16U & 17U from 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
14U & 15U from 12:00 PM-2:00 PM
18U from 2:30-4:30 PM
16U and 18U from 3:00 PM-4:30 PM
14U & 15U from 5:00 PM-6:30 PM
17U from 5:00-6:30 PM
See below for information about registration!
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 (PDF).
2. Register your child with the Chesapeake Region Volleyball Association (CHRVA). Print out a copy of the CHRVA Membership Card and bring it with you!! More information on CHRVA registration can be found below.
3. Complete the Columbia Volleyball Academy tryout registration form by Clicking 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. (If you submit the Medical Release during electronic registration you will not need to bring it with you)
Note: We are offering multiple tryout sessions at every age group. You are encouraged to attend as many as you’d like (one price, one registration), but you must attend at least one tryout session to be considered for a CVA team.
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.
To participate in tryouts, you are able to choose either the Full Season Membership or the One Event Membership:
Full Season Membership
The “full season” membership cost is $55. Please complete the registration steps. You will know when you are done when a CHRVA card is generated.
IMPORTANT: If you do not make a team there is a CHRVA refund policy. The refund amount is based on when the refund is requested and reduced by a CHRVA $5 administrative fee. Refunds will be disbursed January 1, 2020 through April 1, 2020, no exceptions. Email Barb Cline, firstname.lastname@example.org to initiate a reimbursement (include player name, birth date, and membership number in the email).
One Event Membership
You are also able to register with CHRVA for tryouts. Choose the “one event” registration with a cost of $20. This will cover all of your tryout sessions, choose November 2, 2019 as your date for 12U or 13U age groups; November 8, 2019 for ages 14U-18U. If you are selected for a team, you will need to log back in and upgrade to the full season (additional $35). Please complete the registration steps. You will know when you are done when a CHRVA card is generated. You will be able to print your membership card on the date you choose (if you follow directions above, you’ll be able to print it on November 2rd or 8th.) This membership lasts for two weeks from the date you choose during registration. There is NO refund for the $20 One Event Membership.
Q: I see you have multiple tryout dates for your age groups… Does my daughter need to be at every tryout? Just one? Do we have to pay additional or register for more than one?
A: We are giving players multiple opportunities to tryout for CVC. Players can come to as many tryouts as they wish and only pay & register once. It’s always good to attend as many tryout sessions as possible. You must attend at least one tryout session to be considered for a CVC team.
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 have 2 dates scheduled for every age group and will have supplemental tryouts dates if needed, however there is no guarantee that positions will be available after the first two tryouts 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, since we have multiple tryouts sessions scheduled it will 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 CVC Tryout fee of $55 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 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 30 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: