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Tryouts

2021/2022 Season Tryout Dates

  • To be considered for an NFVB Girls or Boys team, you must attend all tryout . Tryouts are $40, which covers all tryout sessions
  • Parents are not allowed in the building during the tryout sessions

Girls Tryouts

Girls Grade Level Date #1 Time Date #2 Time
6th Grade and younger Saturday 11/13 9 am - 11:00 am
7th Grade Saturday 11/13 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
8th Grade Sunday 9/26 9 am - 10:30 am and Sunday 10/3 9 am - 10:30 am
9th Grade Sunday 9/26 11 am - 12:30 pm and Sunday 10/3 11 am - 12:30 pm
10th Grade Sunday 9/26 1 pm - 2:30 pm and Sunday 10/3 1 pm - 2:30 pm
11th Grade Sunday 9/26 3 pm - 4:30 pm and Sunday 10/3 3 pm - 4:30 pm
12th Grade Sunday 9/26 3 pm - 4:30 pm and Sunday 10/3 3 pm - 4:30 pm

Boys Tryouts

Boys Grade Level Date #1 Time Date #2 Time
6th Grade and younger Saturday 11/13 9 am - 11:00 am
7th and 8th Grade Sunday 10/3 9 am - 10:30 am and Sunday 10/17 9 am - 10:30 am
9th Grade Sunday 10/3 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm and Sunday 10/17 11 am - 12:30 pm
10th Grade Sunday 10/3 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm and Sunday 10/17 11 am - 12:30 pm
11th Grade Sunday 10/3 8:15 pm - 9:30 pm and Sunday 10/17 1 pm - 2:30 pm
12th Grade Sunday 10/3 8:15 pm - 9:30 pm and Sunday 10/17 1 pm - 2:30 pm

 3 STEPS TO REGISTER FOR TRYOUTS 

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 (2021-2022). 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 September 20 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 2022 18U Teams with players who are in the 12th grade or below during the current academic year
11th Graders 2023 17U Teams with players who are in the 11th grade or below during the current academic year
10th Graders 2024 16U Teams with players who are in the 10th grade or below during the current academic year
9th Graders 2025 15U Teams with players who are in the 9th grade or below during the current academic year
8th Graders 2026 14U Teams with players who are in the 8th grade or below during the current academic year
7th Graders 2027 13U Teams with players who are in the 7th grade or below during the current academic year
6th Graders 2028 12U Teams with players who are in the 6th grade or below during the current academic year
5th Graders & Under 2029 and beyond 11U Teams with players who are in the 5th grade or below during the current academic year


STEP 1: REGISTER WITH NIAGARA FRONTIER VOLLEYBALL for TRYOUTS


STEP 2: Register with USAV for a Tryout Membership

Step 2 –Register with USAV for a Tryout Membership at
https://memberships.sportsengine.com/org/western-empire-volleyball/affiliation/niagara-frontier-volleyball-24489Please register for the "Tryout Membership” and not the “Season Membership”.  Once you are selected for a team, the owner (e.g., parent, guardian, etc.) of the Sports Engine account will receive a link in an email prompting them to upgrade to a full season membership. The primary account holder should be a parent or guardian who will manage the account with one set of login credentials.  Each player/child/family member will have a separate profile within that account.  For previous club members, please do not create a new Sports Engine account.  Use the assistance function at login to recover old ID and password.


STEP 3: Come to Tryouts

Step 3) Come to tryouts during your scheduled session listed by grade (www.nfvbjuniors.com/tryouts).  Be sure you have registered for tryouts with Niagara Frontier (Step 1) and registered for a WEVA Tryout Membership (step 2).  Bring your current WEVA identification card found in your Sports Engine account. Membership cards are digital so can be shown digitally or via printed copy.

Questions?  Email Carolyn at nfvolleyball@outlook.com


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.