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2019/2020 Tryout Information

Crossroads of America VBC 2020 Club and Tryout Information

Welcome to the Crossroads of America Volleyball Club.  We are anxious to begin the 2020 club season. Volleyball club season is a time to develop skills, make new friends, learn to compete at a high level,  and develop as a better athlete. Our club is committed to training fundamental skills and putting our players in situations to take their game to a higher level.  Further details to our club and the tryout process is listed below:

When are tryouts?

Initial tryouts begin Sunday, November 17th at Terre Haute South Vigo High School

10U/11U/12U - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

13U/14U  - 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

15U/16U  - 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

17U/18U  - 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Additional tryout dates/times. 

SV--South Vigo / HC--Honey Creek
Age Group Nov. 17 Nov. 18 Nov. 20 Nov. 21 Nov. 22 Nov. 23 Nov. 24 Nov. 25 Nov. 26 Nov. 30 Dec. 1
10s-12s 10am-12pm SV       7pm-9pm  HC 2pm-4pm HC 1pm-3pm HC     2pm-4pm  HC 1pm-3pm  HC
13s-14s 12:30pm-2:30pm SV     7:15pm-9:15pm HC   4pm-6pm HC 3pm-5pm  SV  positonal     4pm-6pm  HC 1pm-3pm SV
15s-16s 3pm-5pm SV 7:15pm-9:15pm HC         5pm-7pm SV  positional   7pm-9pm HC 6pm-8pm HC 3pm-5pm SV
17s-18s 5pm-7pm  SV   7:30pm-9:30pm  HC       5pm-7pm SV  positional 7pm-9pm  HC     3pm-5pm HC
                       

***Coaches will begin calling/informing players on team placements on Sunday, Dec. 1st  as soon as their last tryout session is complete. Team practices may begin as soon as Monday.  Dec. 2nd.   The December practice schedule will be posted by mid- November. 

Can you give me more information about tryouts?

  • Players are expected to be at all tryout dates and times; if a conflict arises for other commitments, please let the age group coaches know before the missed day.
  • All players will be expected to preregister through our website before she can tryout. This will include the initial payment of $350 which represents the first payment.  All other payments will depend on the team each girl is placed on.  Payment can be made online, or by check.
    • If you choose the offline option during registration:  Submit total fees upon conclusion of the registration session offline via check. Please make checks payable to COA VBC and bring to tryouts or mail check to:
22 Judith Lane
Terre Haute, IN 47802
 
  • NOTE:  For offline payments, they must be received BEFORE tryouts begin.  Any athletes whose payments have not been received by COA Volleyball at the address above prior to Tryouts will be asked to submit payment online or provide a check during tryout sign-in before being eligible to participate in tryouts.
  • All players will be expected to register with AAU ($14) BEFORE she can tryout for insurance purposes.   It is important when you register that you enter the CLUB CODE unique to our club:   CLUB CODE:   WYBYCA
  • All girls are expected to tryout in their own age group. The easiest way to determine your age group is asking, "How old will I be on Sept. 1, 2020?"  If you answer '13', then you will tryout as a 13--even if you are 12 right now as tryouts begin.
  • Please come dressed and ready  for tryouts.  Each girl will receive one tryout shirt to be put on before tryouts begin with a number on it.  Shirts will be distributed at check-in.
  • Please arrive early for tryouts. The check-in process will be hopefully quick, but we expect large numbers in some age groups.  We will have a staff and volunteers ready to assist as you arrive.
  • All players will be expected to be fitted for uniforms on the first day of try-outs. Be prepared that you may be at the tryout site a little over the scheduled time to be properly fitted for uniforms.
  • All players will be called by a club coach after the completion of tryouts on December 1st.  The goal will be to place all girls onto teams.  Cuts will not happen unless these are more girls than coaches to form teams; VERY RARELY have there ever been cuts.

What other expenses are there besides the club fees?

  • Each player/parent is responsible first to make club payments on time.  The amount will vary depending on the team and level of play.
  • Club fees will include tourney entry costs, insurance, coach's travel cost, coach's salary, uniform package, use of facilities, practice/tryout shirt, administrative fee, and equipment fee.
  • Not included in club costs will be AAU membership ($14), USAV membership (if necessary), and player/family travel expenses. Players and family members may also want to purchase additional COA fan gear. Player/family travel expenses will vary greatly from the age and level of team.  Families can plan carefully to cut costs if needed.

When will practices begin and what is a typical week during club season?

  • NEW this year--practices will begin right after tryouts; the week of December 2nd.  Practice schedules will be posted for December in late November. December practices will be 2-3 per week and end on December 20th. 
  • After Christmas break, all teams will resume practices starting Saturday, January 4th (varies by the team).
  • Once practices begin in January, practices will be 2-3 times per week depending on the age and level of team.
  • All monthly practice schedules will be posted on  this website. 

How are practices designed and prepared for the players?

  • New this year--COA is proud to announce that we will be modelling the formula that has made Mintonette VBC out of Columbus, OH a national power--'TIER  Practices'.  In other words, teams will be placed in groups that may shift from practice to practice. In these 'tiers' one veteran coach  is responsible for developing the practice plan for all the teams in the Tier (group) for that practice.  All coaches within that Tier will be expected to provide feedback to all girls in the gym.  This will create a community feel program and create cohesion for all of the players--trained in the same manner.
  • Club teams will have practices, at times, with just their team to work on the line-up, team needs, and concentrate on rotation weaknesses and defensive systems.
  • Positional sessions will be developed as well. These sessions may be built into part of the tier training as the season progresses.

During the tryout process, how are teams formed and girls evaluated?

  • Athleticism--Players will go through athletic testing.
  • By position--girls will be looked at by need at positions. The older the team and higher the skill level, the more important the skill at positions is necessary.
  • By school--once in high school, all Indiana girls are limited to 3 from the same school on the same team. This is an IHSAA rule we must follow.  Illinois does not have this rule.
  • Coordination--all players that have/are multi-sport athletes will have advantages during tryouts because their coordination has been further developed.
  • Potential development--depending on the team and age, girls may be evaluated by the potential growth ('ceiling'). In other words, each girl may be evaluated on how good she may be by the end of club season--not necessarily what she can/cannot do during tryouts.
  • Experience/skill--It is important to have skill going into tryouts; especially at the older ages into high school.  To make competitive teams, skill will be very important in determining team placement. For younger ages (8-11s),  we understand many will be beginners so we take that factor in to account to be fair.
  • Effort--simply put, how hard does the girl play and does she play with purpose?

What are my total cost for club dues?  ...it depends on the team each player is placed on.  See below.

COA VBC Payment Fee Schedule
Team 1st pay-Nov. 17 Jan. 2 Feb. 2 Mar. 2 Apr. 2 May 2 TOTAL
18-1 National $350 $260 $260 $260 $260 $260 $1650
18-2 National $350 $260 $260 $260 $260 $260 $1650
16-1 National $350 $260 $260 $260 $260 $260 $1650
16-2 National $350 $260 $260 $260 $260 $260 $1650
16-3 Regional $350 $250 $250 $250     $1100
16-4 Regional $350 $200 $200       $750
14-1 National $350 $240 $240 $240 $240 $240 $1550
14-2 National $350 $220 $220 $220 $220 $220 $1450
14-3 Regional $350 $250 $250 $250     $1100
14-4 Regional $350 $200 $200       $750
13-1 National $350 $220 $220 $220 $220 $220 $1450
13-2 Regional $350 $250 $250 $250     $1100
12-1 National $350 $250 $250 $250 $250   $1350
12-2 Regional $350 $250 $250 $250     $1100
12-3 Regional $350 $200 $200       $750
11-1 Regional $350 $250 $250 $250     $1100
10-1 Regional $350 $200 $200       $750
10/11TnT  Local $350 $25         $375

 

Another OPTION for young girls— if you do not want to travel

For girls 11 and younger, we will form team-in-training / non-travel teams that will practice 2 times per week. These teams will train primarily along with a chance to compete in two local COA tourneys. This is the first step towards being on a club team, but without travel at a cheaper price.  Girls interested in this program will need to still register for tryouts and pay the initial tryout fee. The total for this team will be $375.  If interested in this team, please notified club staff during check in on the first tryout day. 

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Ali Fell

Ali Fell

Fundraising Director

Phone: 812-243-8356