JUNIOR TRYOUT/COMMITMENT POLICY: SRVA’s intent is to allow players to tryout with multiple clubs. A 5-day tryout period will not begin earlier than on the second Saturday in October for age groups 14 and below. A 5-day tryout period for ages 15 through 18 will not begin prior to the first day after the completion of each state’s high school championship. (For the 2020-2021 season In the event that a state’s high school association truncates/terminates/cancels the current state season prior to the established SRVA tryout dates, the 5 day tryout period for just that state will be adjusted to start the first Saturday after the truncation/termination/cancellation is effective but not prior to September 12th) A tryout fee no greater than $75 may be collected during these periods.
No player may be allowed to make a greater financial commitment to a club until:
• For 14 and under players, the first Thursday after the second Saturday in October.
• For players age 15 and above, the 6th day after the completion of that state’s high school championship.
Participants should be careful not to violate any high school or collegiate rules that may apply.
It shall not be considered a violation of the tryout policy for a club, following the beginning of the tryout period and prior to the commitment day, to provide a player/parent with a statement that the Club is offering the player a spot on a designated team, or the player is an alternate for a spot on a designated team. The Club may not withdraw the offer prior to the established commitment day unless the offer is rejected by the player/parent.
All club websites must prominently post the SRVA tryout policy or a link to it entitled “Link to the SRVA Tryout Policy” where their tryout information is located.
All clubs will also be required to acknowledge the SRVA rules/policies as defined in this Handbook and certify that the SRVA Tryout/Commitment policies were followed as a part of the recruiting/forming the teams being registered BEFORE any team registration can be processed further. Violations of the Tryout/Commitment policies may be subject the club and possibly any players involved in the violation to suspension from SRVA along with a non-refundable revocation of all team (possibly club) fees submitted.
• 2020 tryout dates: (The First day that tryouts can be scheduled per the above policy is)
For the age groups 14 and under: Oct 10th with the earliest commitment date October 15th
For the age groups 15 and above:
• GA = November 8th with the earliest commitment date November 13th
• AL = October 30th with the earliest commitment date November 4th
• TN = October 23rd with the earliest commitment date October 28th