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2021 Tryout Information for 2022 Club Season

Crossroads of America VBC 2022 Club Season Tryout Information

Welcome to the Crossroads of America Volleyball Club.  We are anxious to begin the 2022 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?

Tryouts dates for the 2022 Club Season have not yet been set.  They generally take place in November.  Keep checking back for updated information and make sure to follow us on social media for the latest updates!  

 You must be registered through the club and have an AAU number prior to walking into the gym. 

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 will be made online.
  • NOTE:  All registration payments must be processed BEFORE tryouts begin.  Any athletes whose payments have not been received by COA Volleyball prior to Tryouts will be asked to submit payment during tryout sign-in before being eligible to participate in tryouts.
  • All players will be expected to complete their annual registration 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
    • Click here for a link to the AAU website (this is also prompted during the registration itself)
    • Depending on the team you are selected for, membership to USAV may also be required for some tournaments.  Additional instruction on this registration will be provided if applicable. 
  • 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 July 1, 2022?"  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 .  Shirts will be distributed at check-in.
  • Please arrive early for tryouts. The check-in process should be 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.
  • Upon completion of tryouts, all girls will be called.  There may be cuts in certain age groups if numbers are large.  Our goal will be to place all girls on teams, but it may not work out that way in certain situations.  If a girl is cut, a full refund will be given.

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 fees, and equipment fees.
  • 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 depending on the age and level of team.  Families can plan carefully to cut costs as needed.

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

  • Practices will begin right after tryouts; the week of November 30th.  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.
  • 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?

  • COA will continue 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 Indiana (IHSAA) rule that 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? depends on the team each player is placed on. 

2021 COA VBC Payment Fee Schedule (for reference - 2022 Fees have not been established yet)
Team 1st pay-Nov. 15 Jan. 2 Feb. 2 Mar. 2 Apr. 2 May 2 TOTAL
18-1  (National) $350 $280 $280 $280 $280 $280 $1750
18-2  (National) $350 $280 $280 $280 $280 $280


18-3  (Regional) $350 $270 $270 $270     $1160

16-1  (National)

$350 $280 $280 $280 $280 $280 $1750
16-2   (National) $350 $280 $280 $280 $280 $280 $1750
16-3   (Regional) $350 $270 $270 $270     $1160
16-4 (Regional) $350 $200 $200       $750
16-5  (Regional) $350 $200 $200       $750
16-6  (Regional) $350 $200 $200       $750
16-7 (Regional) $350 $200 $200       $750
14-1  (National) $350 $270 $270 $270 $270 $270 $1700
14-2  (National) $350 $235 $235 $235 $235 $235 $1525
14-3  (Regional) $350 $250 $250 $250     $1100
14-4  (Regional) $350 $200 $200       $750
13-1   (National) $350 $230 $230 $230 $230 $230 $1500
13-2   (Regional) $350 $250 $250 $250     $1100
13-3 (Regional) $350 $200 $200       $750
13 - Training (Local) $350 $75         $425
12-1   (National) $350 $230 $230 $230 $230 $230 $1500
12-2   (Regional) $350 $250 $250 $250     $1100
12-3   (Regional) $350 $200 $200       $750
11-1   (National) $350 $210 $210 $210 $210 $210 $1400
11-2   (Regional) $350 $200 $200       $750
10-1   (Regional) $350 $200 $200       $750
10-12 Training (Local) $350 $25         $375


Club Dues Payment Information


Bills are due on the 2nd of the month, starting in January according to the fee schedule for each team as listed above.  Please remit payment before the due date either through the “make a payment” button in the email or through your sports engine account at the link below.


Please note, you must be logged in to the same sportsengine account you created when you registered your daughter in order to see your invoice when you follow the link.  

If you’d like to discuss anything in these invoices or have any other questions, please reach out to us at

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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Adidas Apparel will supply COA volleyball players and coaches with footwear, apparel, uniforms, and accessories through the 2022 club season!  Thanks Adidas!

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Thanks to our friends at Old National Bank for their support of COA Volleyball Club!

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Thanks to the Terre Haute Convention Center and Visitor's Bureau for granting COA volleyball club an award to assist us in bringing travel volleyball tournaments to the Wabash Valley. 

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Ali Fell

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Phone: 812-243-8356