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2019 Tryout Dates


Sundays, September 29th and October 6th

14U - 8:30-10:00am

15U - 10:30-12:00pm

16U - 12:30-2:00pm

17U and 18U - 2:30-4:00pm

*14U - 17U must attend both tryout dates

*18’s on September 29th only


Sunday, October 20th

11U, 12U and 13U – 8:30 – 10:00 am


Tuesday, October 22nd

11U and 12U - 6:30-7:30pm

13U - 8:00-9:00 pm

*11U , 12U, and 13U must attend both tryout dates listed





Sunday, October 13th

13U and 14U – 10:00-12:00pm

15U and 16U – 12:00-2:00pm

17U and 18U – 2:00-4:00pm


Sunday, October 20th

12U – 8:30–10:00 am

13U and 14U – 10:00-12:00pm

15U and 16U – 12:00-2:00pm

17U and 18U – 2:00-4:00pm


Tuesday, October 22nd

12U - 6:30-7:30pm


*All ages must attend both tryout dates


STEP 1: Check Age Requirement

BEFORE YOU REGISTER FOR TRYOUTS: Please use the USA Volleyball Age Chart to verify your correct age group for tryouts. All players must tryout at their USA Volleyball age unless Niagara Frontier staff asks you to attend an alternate age group. If you tryout at the wrong age group, you risk not being offered a position on a team. 

Girl players trying out for "travel" are expected to accept a position on Navy or Red. 

Tryout Questions?

Rocco Lucci - Girls Director

Dan Johnson - Boys Director


STEP 3: REGISTER WITH WEVA (Western Empire Volleyball Association)

WEVA is the club's sanctioning body which governs our policies and provides insurance for practices and events.  WEVA registration is required for all athletes. 


Only NEW players to the club must register with WEVA before tryouts. 

Go to WEVA website to register for a "tryout membership".  You will be asked to show your WEVA membership at tryout check-in.

Returning players membership is valid through October 31st of 2019.  Niagara Frontier will send a reminder when it is time for you to renew after the tryout process is complete.

What to Expect at Tryouts and Player Selection Process

What should I expect at tryouts?

How do we select players?

Selection for Niagara Frontier Teams will be based upon 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

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. 

11u and 12u Volleyball

We understand that our 11U and 12U families may be new to club volleyball; therefore, we try to provide extra information and updates as they become available.  

What is 11 and Under Volleyball? 

The 11U volleyball team is designed for all levels and age players 11 years and younger.  Typically 9-11 year old  players will participate. We typically encourage players to participate in our ACES program at least once prior to participating ( However, this is not required.  

Why play 11U volleyball?  The 11U team offers players the opportunity to join a team where intermediate/advanced volleyball skills and systems are taught by an experienced coach.   Players will practice two times per week and attend at least 4 competitive events in Buffalo, Rochester, and/or Ohio. 


Mondays and Wednesdays

January - April

5:00 - 6:30 pm

*Competition dates TBD




11u and 12U Parents Meeting

Parent and Player Meeting 

MONDAY October 7th
6:00 pm

  • tryout process 
  • team selection 
  • training protocols
  • coaches