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Tryouts

2022/2023 Season Tryout, Team Fees and other Info

  • 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 can be found HERE
  • A comparison of each team and the team fees can be found by clicking the links below:

8th Grade/14U Girls and Boys Teams
7th Grade/13U Girls and Boys Teams

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

We are asking players to attend both tryout days in order to get the best evaluation.

Wednesday, November 2nd (Tryout #1)

7th Grade Girls - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
8th Grade Girls - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Sunday, November 6th (Tryout #2)

7th Grade Girls -  9:00am - 10:30am
8th Grade Girls -  11:00am - 12:30pm

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

Please note that The Champion Project Academy offers two levels of participation.

  1. Travel Teams - players must register and attend tryouts to make one of these teams. Click HERE for a description and to register.
  2. House Teams - players do not need to attend tryouts but do need to register.  Space is limited so spots are available until filled.  Registration for House programs opens in mid November.

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

ALL Team tryouts for 9th through 12trh graders have been COMPLETED and were held in mid August and September. 

If you are interested in volleyball programs for 9th through 12th graders, please continue to check our web site for private lessons, clinics and camps.


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

Wednesday, November 2nd (Tryout #1)

8th Grade Boys  5:30pm - 7:00pm
7th Grade Boys  7:30pm - 9:00pm

Sunday, November 6th (Tryout #2)

8th Grade Boys  9:00am - 10:30am
7th Grade Boys 11:00am - 12:30pm

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

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

ALL Team tryouts for 9th through 12trh grade boys have been COMPLETED and were held in mid August and September. 

If you are interested in volleyball programs for 9th through 12th graders, please continue to check our web site for private lessons, clinics and camps.


Practice Start Dates

Navy, red, white, green, gold, and silver team practices start on November 28.

Local team practices (North, South, East) start on January 6, 2023.

*Team practice schedules are posted on the website HERE

Some clarification on TRYOUT FEES:

In order to complete the two steps below, there will be two separate fee payments that need to be made.

$40 is the club registration fee to get your players name in our system and to cover costs incurred for tryouts.

The $15 Tryout Membership fee covers players for insurance during the tryout period. If the player makes a team, the club pays an additional $54 to get them a full membership for the rest of the season.

Players that were members last season were covered until their membership expired at the end of August.

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

Before attending tryouts, you must ALSO purchase a $15 WEVA/USAV Tryout Membership. 

This membership is necessary for insurance coverage during the tryout process!

 

You must bring proof of a current Tryout Membership to the Check-In table at tryouts.

Notes:

  • If you were a member of a club team last year... YOUR 2021-2022 MEMBERSHIP HAS EXPIRED as of September 1st.
  • Please buy a $15.00 WEVA/USAV TRYOUT MEMBERSHIP (NOT A FULL MEMBERSHIP) The club will pay for the balance of your full membership ($69) once you make a roster.
  • Please bring proof of your current Tryout Membership to the check -in table on Sunday.  For directions on how to print your USAV/WEVA proof of membership, please go to this link

Directions:

  1. Please go to the following link to: Purchase a Tryout Membership.
  2. Click on “Purchase Membership, 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.


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.