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Tryouts

To register for tryouts, please complete BOTH steps 1 and 2

STEP 1

Note:

WHEN YOU REGISTER FOR TRYOUTS, PLEASE DO NOT CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT IF YOU ALREADY HAVE A SPORTS ENGINE ACCOUNT

 

IF you don't know your Sports Engine ID and password, please go to this link

IF you do not have a Sports Engine account, then please create a new account.  For directions, go to this link.

STEP 2

Did you play club volleyball in 2021-2022 either at Niagara Frontier Volleyball or at another club?

 

IF YES, please bring proof of 2021-2022 USAV/WEVA registration to tryouts (if you make a team, you will be prompted via email to purchase a full new membership for 2023). 

  • Directions on how to print your USAV/WEVA proof of membership, please go to this link

IF NO, please purchase a $15.00 WEVA/USAV TRYOUT MEMBERSHIP (NOT A FULL MEMBERSHIP).  To purchase a $15.00 TRYOUT membership (if you make a team, you will then be prompted via email to upgrade to a full membership at $62.00 (less the tryout fee):

  1. Go to this link
  2. Click on “Purchase Members, Click Here” in upper left hand corner of page
  3. If you are not already logged in, follow the steps to login to SportsEngine. • NOTE: If you do not already have an account, create one for the Parent/ Guardian. You will add your athlete when purchasing a membership.
  4. Answer “Who is this membership for?” by selecting your athlete’s name, or if you do not see them click “Add Child.”
  5. Enter/Confirm your child’s information, click Next.
  6. Enter/Confirm your information (the parent/guardian), click Next.
  7. Electronically sign any waivers by checking the box “on behalf of your child’s name” and click Submit. • NOTE: A Parent/Guardian MUST be the one to sign the waiver(s). This is why it is critical to have a parent/guardian be the primary account holder.
  8. Review TRYOUT membership details and pricing, click Continue to Payment.
  9. Enter payment details and complete transaction.
  10. Once you receive your membership card, click Add to Apple Wallet or G Pay Save to Phone OR print.
  11. Click View My Membership, to navigate to MySE to view eligibility and credentials.

2022/2023 Season Tryout Dates

  • You must attend all tryouts to be considered for a Niagara Frontier Volleyball girls or boys team.
  • Parents are not allowed in the building during the tryout sessions.  You may enter to assist with registration. 
  • Information on practices times and teams fees will be posted on the web site prior to the tryout dates.

Girls NAVY team ONLY 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th Grade Tryouts (15U - 18U Navy)

Our Navy teams are the top teams in our club at their respective grade/age level. These players compete at the highest levels of play.

Thursday, August 18th (Tryout #1)

Grades 9th and 12th at 9:00am - 10:30 am  
Grades 10th and 11th at 11:00am - 12:30 pm

Friday, August 19th (Tryout #2)

Grades 9th and 12th at 9:00am - 10:30 am  
Grades 10th and 11th at 11:00am - 12:30 pm

* If you do not make a Navy team, please attend our Red, Regional and Local tryout posted below. You will not have to re-register for that tryout. 

Girls 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th Grade Red, Regional and Local Tryout (15U -18U)

Sunday, September 18th (Tryout #1)

9th Grade at 9:00am – 10:30 am
10th Grade at 11:00 – 12:30 pm
11th and 12th Grade at 1:00 – 2:30 pm

Sunday, September 25th (Tryout #2)

9th Grade at 9:00am – 10:30 am
10th Grade at 11:00 – 12:30 pm
11th and 12th Grade at 1:00 – 2:30 pm

Girls 7th and 8th Grade Tryout (13U and 14U Navy, Red, White and Local)

Sunday, November 6th (Tryout #1)

7th and 8th Grade at 9:00am - 10:30am

Girls 6th Grade (12U) and Younger

Tryouts for any players in 6th grade or younger will now be facilitated by the TCP Academy. Info on those programs can be found at The Champion Project Academy


Boys GOLD team ONLY 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th Grade Tryouts (15U - 18U Gold)

Our Gold teams are the top teams in our club at their respective grade/age level. These players compete at the highest levels of play.

Thursday, August 18th (Tryout #1)

Grades 9th and 10th at 1:30pm - 3:00pm  
Grades 11th and 12th at 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Friday, August 19th (Tryout #2)

Grades 9th and 10th at 1:30pm - 3:00pm  
Grades 11th and 12th at 3:30pm - 5:00pm

*If you do not make a Gold team, please attend our Regional tryout posted below. You will not have to re-register for that tryout.

Boys 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th Grade Regional Tryout (15U - 18U)

Sunday, September 18th (Tryout #1)

9th Grade and 10th Grade at 3:30pm - 5:00pm
11th and 12th Grade at 5:30pm- 7:00pm

Sunday, September 25th (Tryout #2)

9th Grade and 10th Grade at 3:30pm - 5:00pm
11th and 12th Grade at 5:30pm- 7:00pm

Boys 7th and 8th Grade Tryout (13U and 14U)

Sunday, November 6th (Tryout #1)

7th and 8th Grade at 11:30am - 1:30pm

Boys 6th Grade (12U) and Younger

Tryouts for any players in 6th grade or younger will now be facilitated by the TCP Academy. Info on those programs can be found at The Champion Project Academy


Practice Start Dates

November 28

Navy, red, white, gold, and silver team practices start on this date.

*Team practice schedules will be posted on the website in July 2022

January 6, 2023

Local team practices start on this date.


NFVB Grade Levels and USA Volleyball Age Levels

Niagara Frontier feels that participating at your grade level allows more of our players to participate on teams with their peer groups. This also places players on teams with similar "years" of experience and maturity levels.

All players must tryout at their academic GRADE LEVEL for the current academic year (2022-2023). The staff will notify any players who fall into an alternate (older) division based on USA Volleyball restrictions.  

The club directors may allow individuals to attend an alternate age group at the second tryout as per the club's "Play-Up" policy in the Club Handbook. This policy also governs players who may need to tryout at a grade level below due to their USAV age. Please notify Coach Rocco or Coach Dan prior to Tryouts if you feel you should be placed on a team "older" or "younger" than your current grade level for any reason (date of birth or skill level). If you attend the wrong tryout, you risk not getting the fairest evaluation at tryouts. 

Rocco Lucci - Girls Director

Dan Johnson - Boys Director

Grade and Age Level Descriptions

Grade Level H.S. Grad Year Team Age NFVB "Grade-Level" Definition
12th Graders 2023 18U Teams with players who are in the 12th grade or below during the current academic year
11th Graders 2024 17U Teams with players who are in the 11th grade or below during the current academic year
10th Graders 2025 16U Teams with players who are in the 10th grade or below during the current academic year
9th Graders 2026 15U Teams with players who are in the 9th grade or below during the current academic year
8th Graders 2027 14U Teams with players who are in the 8th grade or below during the current academic year
7th Graders 2028 13U Teams with players who are in the 7th grade or below during the current academic year
6th Graders 2029 12U Teams with players who are in the 6th grade or below during the current academic year
5th Graders & Under 2030 and beyond 11U Teams with players who are in the 5th grade or below during the current academic year

What Should I Expect at Tryouts?

NOTE: The info in the document below will be altered due to COVID regulations and social distancing practices as the tryout dates get closer.

How Do We Select Players?

The Girls and Boys Club Directors make the final decision on all roster placements with input from the coaching staff.  Selection for Niagara Frontier Teams will be based but not limited to the following criteria:

1. Player performance during tryouts (skill level, effort, interaction with coaches and other players, athleticism)

2. Athletic potential and development

3. Attitude, Attitude, Attitude

4. Level preference

5. Player evaluations from last year or previous club experience

6. Past history of parental involvement or behavior

We typically post final rosters one week after tryouts.  Exceptions will be made and noted on the website.