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I'm new to this!  What's the process?

We're excited you're interested in club volleyball!  Here's the general progression of events:

  • Join TeamApp to receive news, such as Open Gym and Tryout info.

  • Register for Tryouts on our website to the correct age group and level. 

  • Come to at least one of the tryout dates for your age group. 

  • Offers will be provided after tryouts online.  You'll have the opportunity to accept or decline your offer.  

  • After you accept, you'll need to join TeamApp (if you hadn't already) to receive your team's official communications. 

  • You'll need to attend a Uniform Fitting if you weren't already fitted by your contract acceptance.  Uniform fittings are announced on social media and TeamApp.  This  may be required at Tryouts if we foresee stock issues potentially causing a delay in jersey arrival.

  • You'll receive an email from our directors once teams are finalized with details on a Meet & Greet, uniforms, payment information, and required paperwork for the season.

  • We'll hold a Meet & Greet before the season starts.  This is when we provide your tournament schedule (although it will likely already be posted on the website), and you can meet your directors, coaches, and other players and parents. 

  • Practices will begin the first full week of December.  She will practice twice a week (3x for National) and have tournaments throughout the season.  The season will conclude when the last tournament for your team is over. 

  • Usually during the first week of June and July, we will send out early acceptance offers for the following season.  This may vary yearly, but closely follows the OVR Guidelines for that season.

 

How do I get on Team App?

Team App is required for every team at Arsenal.  It is the best way to receive Club information and team-specific communication from your coach and Directors.  Click on the Team App icon below to sign up.  Once you're logged into the app, request access to "Arsenal News and Updates" and your specific team.  To do this, go to the Settings wheel > Access Groups.

How do I know when tryouts are, and how can I register?

Ages 14+ will tryout in the summer.  Ages 9-13 will tryout in the fall.  Registration is open for both.

How do I know what age group my daughter will play in?

Providing us your daughter's birth date and school grade level are two of the most critical requirements.  We use the criteria labeled "Traditional" USAV definition, except for 9U.  Use the chart on the tryouts page to determine the correct age division.  There are some tournaments outside of the OVR (such as AAU) that we need to ensure your daughter's eligibility in her age division based on her birth date alone.  We only accept players to teams playing to their birthdate to accommodate tournaments which age waivers aren't permitted.

What are the levels of competition, and what's the difference?

U: Ages 9-11.  Practices are twice a week for 2 hours each.  Practices begin the first full week of December.  There are typically 5-7 tournaments.  Tournament travel is typically less than 3 hours.  Tournaments are competitive for ages 9-11s.

Regional: Practices are twice a week for 2 hours each.  Practices begin the first full week of December.  There are typically 5-7 tournaments.  Tournament travel is typically less than 3 hours.  The final regional tournament is in Columbus, OH.  Tournaments are less competitive than American and National levels.

American: Practices are twice a week for 2 hours each.  Practices begin first full week of December. Tournament travel is usually within Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Michigan.  The final national tournament is typically in Chicago, IL.  Tournaments are more competitive than Regional, but less competitive than National.

National: Practices are three times a week for 2 hours each.  Practices begin the first full week of December.  Tournament travel is typically within Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and Missouri.  National teams have the most competitive schedule.  The final national tournament is AAU Nationals in Orlando, FL.  

When is the club volleyball season?

The duration of the volleyball season depends on the age and level.  Practices are 2-3x per week for 2 hours each practice.  Practices begin the first full week of December and the last practice will be the last practice day before the last scheduled tournament.

U: December through April/May

Regional (All Ages): December through April/May

American (All Ages): December through June

National (All Ages): December through June/early July

All caught up?  You can get back to our FAQs page below.

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