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Tryout Information & Registration

Tryout Dates for 2021 Season

We are excited to announce the dates of tryouts for the 2021 season. This year the tryouts will be held at Thompson Intermediate School except for the 12 & under group which will be in the gym at the Alabaster Board of Education. Please try to attend both days of tryouts if possible. Due to the existing regulations, all players will be required to arrive with a mask and bring their own water bottles. Practices are still to be held at Simmons Middle School at this time. To register for tryouts, follow the 'How To Register' guidelines below.

12 & Under:Saturday, October 10 from 9:00AM-11:00AM and Sunday, October 11 from 1:00PM - 3:00PM  
Tryouts for 12 and under will be in the gym at the Alabaster Board of Education, 1011 Highway 119, Alabaster, AL 35007  
   
13’s:  Saturday, October 10 from 9:00AM – 11:00AM and Sunday, October 11 from 1:00PM-3:00PM  
14’s: Saturday October 10 from 12:00PM-2:00PM and Sunday October 11 from 4:00PM-6:00PM   
Tryouts for the 13’s and 14’s will be held at Thompson Intermediate School, 1509 Kent Dairy Road, Alabaster, AL 35007   
   
15’s: Saturday, October 31 from 9:00AM-11:00AM and Sunday, November 1 from 1:00PM-3:00PM   
16’s – 18’sSaturday, October 31 from 12:00PM-2:00PM and Sunday, November 1 from 4:00PM-6:00PM  
Tryouts for 15’s – 18’s will be held at Thompson Intermediate School, 1509 Kent Dairy Road, Alabaster, AL 35007  
   
Commitment Night  Commitment Night is at Simmons Middle School  
12's-14's  Thursday, October 15 from 5:30-7:30  
15's-18's  Wednesday, November 4 from 5:30-7:30  


The virtual parent meeting is now posted and can be viewed here.
 

Important Covid-19 Tryout Notes

*Players need to bring own water bottle(s) to tryouts; they cannot use the water fountains

*Players must have a mask at tryouts

*Temperature will be checked upon entry to tryouts

*No parents will be allowed in tryouts

*Like all clubs at this time, there is no guarantee to the season... it's a day by day thing. Right now everything looks good for volleyball, but we're at the mercy of local and state regulations and sanctioning bodies.

How to Register 1 - 2 - 3

While you can register onsite at the day of the tryouts,  we would HIGHLY recommend that you pre-register online by completing steps 1, 2, & 3 below and have all of your forms pre-printed  to save you time on the day of tryouts. There's usually a long line on that day. 
Early registration is $50 by Oct. 7th for 12's-14's and Oct. 28th for 15 and older.  After those dates, it is $75.
 
Here are the steps to pre-register:

 

1. Determine the age group for your child

The age group that your child can play for during this upcoming season is determined by what their age will be prior to July 1st, 2021. For a more detailed definition, check the 2020-2021 Age Definition document below.

2. Complete the online Registration form 

Complete the Alabama Juniors Online Registration form here. If you want to use the option of the Early Registration Fee ($50), you can send a check to Alabama Juniors, 109 Linden Lane, Birmingham, AL 35242. Be sure to include your daughter's name and age group on the check. You can also pre-pay with Venmo. The Venmo account is @JoAnn-Hollis. Please include your daughter's name and age group on the payment. 

3. Complete the SRVA membership form and medical release form, print them, and bring them to the tryouts.

  • NOTE - USAV/SRVA registration will open no later than 10/1/20 for all Junior players.   When registration does open, you will notice that there is a new option this season. You will be purchasing a "TRYOUT" Membership for $5.00 prior to attending your first club tryout. There is a full explanation in the "Registration Frequently Asked Questions" document and if you make a team, then you will follow the instructions in "How do I update my membership?"
  • Go to the Southern Region Volleyball website at srva.org.
  • Click on the 'Ready to Join SRVA'  menu link . Click on either Returning Member or NEW Member depending on whether it's your first time to ever register with SRVA. There are links for Returning Member Instructions and New Member Instructions. Please read over these and follow the instructionsas the SRVA website has a new registration method this year.
  • If you have trouble with any of this, we will have someone available to assist you in completing the registration at the parent meetings and at the tryouts.

4. Attend the VIRTUAL pre-registration parent meetings (recommended)

This year the pre-tryout parent information meeting will be an online meeting. It can be viewed by clicking on this link. In these meetings, we will go into detail about our club, tryouts, and expectations for travel volleyball. 

5. Tryouts

All tryouts will be at Thompson Intermediate School except for the 12's and under, which will be at the Alabaster Board of Education. If you pay the tryout fee the day of the tryouts, payment can be made with check, credit card, or Venmo as listed above. 

6. Commit to play

After tryouts, team selections will be posted on the website. If you are selected for a team, you can let us know if are for sure playing, but commitment day for all SRVA clubs is listed above. On those days, we will be at the gym for you to bring your first payment and get sized for your uniforms. Tournament schedules will be made at the team meetings after teams are picked.  Payments this year will be in three equal payments.