***You must complete your USAV Tryout Membership prior to registering with WVBA***
USA Volleyball Registration is a Two Step Process in 2016
Step 1 will be to purchase a $5 Junior Tryout Registration Prior to Participating in Tryouts for a Club - CLICK HERE
Step 2 will be to upgrade to the full junior membership AFTER you have signed a contract to play for a club team.
Q 1. How do I know which tryout time to go to?
A 1. Your daughter should attend the tryout based on her USAV age which is how old she will be on Aug 31, 2018. Example: a 7th grader who is 12 years old today, but will turn 13 before Aug 31st . This means she is a U13.
There are a few exceptions to this rule: If you are interested in the Regional Team option, then you may select that option. U14 Regional Tryouts are open to all U11-U14 players. U16 Regional Tryouts are open to all U15 and U16 players.
Q 2. What is the difference between the Regional Team and Travel Team?
A 2. There are few differences between these two different types of teams:
* Practice Days - The regional teams only practice 2 times a week on Tuesday and Thursday and the travel teams practice 3 times. (Tue-Wed-Thur)
* Season Length - The regional teams finish their season with the Regional Championship which is either the last weekend of April for U14 or the first weekend of May for U16. The travel teams continue through the middle of June.
* Tournaments - The regional teams do not have any overnight tournaments. All the tournaments on the schedule are located in the Puget Sound area and are with in an 1- hour drive from Seattle.
U14 Travel teams will go to Spokane for a 3-day tournament in March and they will finish their season with a week long trip and 4 days of play in Anaheim, CA at the end of June.
U16 Travel teams have more travel - they could travel by plane up to 3 times and by car 2 times. (This depends on which U16 team the player is on.) Possible trips include driving to Eugene, OR, and Spokane, WA, and flying to either Las Vegas, NV or Knoxville, TN, and the national championship in Orlando, FL in June..
* Cost - There are significant cost differences between the Regional Team option and the Travel Team option. These numbers will be made available soon.
Q 3. I think my daughter should "play up" one year. What should I do?
A 3. Our mission is to prepare all players to be nationally competitive in their age division. WVBA coaches will assess your daughter during her tryout to determine if we believe that is the best option for her development.
Q 4. When will we know if we made a team at WVBA?
A 4. Offers are made to players to join the club during the tryout.
Q 5. Do you have to accept the offer during the tryout? What if we are planning on attending another tryout?
A 5. If more time is needed or they still have other tryouts to attend before they can decide, we will try to coordinate a later time that you can inform us of your decision.
Q 6. Will we know what team we made during the tryout?
A 6. No. We do not feel it is fair to the player, the parents, or the coaches to make such an important decision within the limited time of our tryouts. We need to place players on teams that we believe offer the player the optimum opportunity for their growth and development during the current club season. Players will be offered a spot with our club, but not a specific team. We take the first 2 weeks of practices for more evaluation and then we place players onto teams that we believe will allow for the greatest progress for the player during the upcoming season..
The Academy Sports Center is the home for WVBA. Our state-of-the-art practice and tournament facility features:
Our facility is located at 2810 Lincoln Way, just east of the interchange of SR-525 (turns into Mukilteo Speedway) and SR-99 and less than 5 minutes from the junction of I-5 and I-405. Get Directions
This season we are planning to fill the following teams: (2) U12 Teams, (2) U13 Travel Teams, (3) U14 Travel Teams, (2) U14 Regional Teams, (3) U15 Travel Teams (3) U16 Travel Teams, (1-2) U16 Regional Teams, (2) U17 Travel Teams and (2) U18 Travel Teams
Our tryout fee is $25