Announcement

WHAT IS THE TRYOUT PROCESS LIKE?

Posted by Stingray Volleyball Academy on Sep 28 2017 at 12:35AM PDT
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What is the tryout process like?
How are teams selected?
If I make a Travel team, do I have to play in the Travel division?
When will I know what team my child makes?
Do I have to accept a spot right away?
I’ve heard that your teams have already been preselected, so why bother to try out?

What is the tryout process like?
On the day of tryouts, athletes will be assigned numbers, their pictures will be taken and their height and reach will be measured. Once everyone is checked in, our experienced coaching staff will run the athletes through a series of strength and performance testing to grade players on pure athleticism. After this, players will go through various drills and be graded on their volleyball skills. Athletes will be graded on passing, setting, serving, hitting skills, and overall game play. Our grading system then ranks players based on all graded elements.

How are teams selected?
A selection committee composed of a technical director, a division director and the head coach of each team will look over athlete performance and rank to determine the best fit for each team.

If I make a Travel team, do I have to play in the Travel division?
Our registration system allows you to choose which teams you would prefer to play on. Our expectation is if you register to play on a Travel team and are offered a spot on a Travel team, that you are committed to playing for that team.

When will I know what team my child makes?
Depending on the athlete and team, some players may receive offers the night of tryouts. Some may receive notice that they are a team alternate, meaning if some previously offered spots are rejected and not filled, they will then be offered a full position.

Do I have to accept a spot right away?
No, you may accept right away, but you don’t have to. If you need time to make some determinations, talk things through, then take that time. OKRVA rules indicate that you have until the end of the Tryout Period. That means, you can accept a spot right away, or you can wait until the end of Tryout Period.

I’ve heard that your teams have already been preselected, so why bother to try out?
Our teams are NOT preselected! Until we know who actually tries out for SVA, and if offered, who chooses to play for SVA, we DON’T know which players are on teams.

We wish everyone good luck! We realize these are anxious times and will work diligently to make this necessary process as quick and accurate as possible.

Tryouts will take place on the following dates.

11s-12s: 9/30/17 2:00PM-4:00PM

13s: 10/07/17 10:00AM-12:00PM

14s: 10/23/17 6:00PM-8:30PM

15s: 10/28/17 10:00AM-12:30PM

16s: 10/28/17 2:00PM-4:30PM

17s/18s: 10/29/17 7:00PM-9:00PM

Tryout Location:
Church of The Harvest
6800 N. Bryant Ave.
OKC, OK 73118

2018 Tryout check list

Copy of your current 2018! USAV #. If you are not a member of USAV then you will need to sign up with the Oklahoma Region before tryouts. No exceptions. The website for this is http://www.okrva.com

· Register and Pay Online: http://www.stingrayvba.com/forms/15515-2018-Tryout-Registration-

· 2017-2018 Medical Release form.
· Copy of 2018 USAV number.