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2024-2025 WVBA U15-U18s Club Season Volleyball Tryouts

Saturday July 27th, 2024 

U15 National: Saturday, July 27th from 8:30-11:30AM

U17-U18 National: Saturday, July 27th from 1:00-4:00PM

U16 National: Saturday, July 27th from 5:30-8:30PM

 

 

WVBA U12-U14s Club Volleyball Tryouts will be October 26th (Times and Registration TBA). 


About WVBA Club Volleyball

Join WVBA’s Club Volleyball Program – Compete, Excel, and Succeed!

Are you ready to elevate your volleyball game to the next level? WVBA’s Club Volleyball is designed for players who crave competition and aspire to excel with a high-level team. Our season runs from November to June, featuring three practice days per week (with optional Wednesdays) and two tournaments each month starting in January. Our National teams travel to top tournaments all over the country, including AAU Nationals in Orlando, FL.

Structured Practice Units for Maximum Development:

  • High School Prep (U12-U15): 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • College Prep (U15-U18): 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Practices are held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Our High School Prep unit aims to prepare players for varsity-level performance, while our College Prep unit focuses on readying athletes for collegiate play. With over 200 alumni advancing to college volleyball, many at the D1 level, our track record speaks for itself.

Why Choose WVBA?

  • Intensive, Effective Training: Our fast-paced practice environment maximizes ball contacts, ensuring rapid skill improvement.
  • Optimized Team Formation: We form teams with 10 players to ensure more playing time for each athlete, unlike many clubs that have teams of 12.

If your athlete is passionate about volleyball and eager to compete at a higher level, WVBA’s club season is the perfect path. Discover more about our elite program by visiting our website, exploring our FAQ, or emailing Shawna at Shawna@wvba.org. Join us and be part of a legacy of excellence!

Last season we were able to fill the following teams: (1) U12 Regional Team, (2) U13 National Team, (4) U14 National Teams, (1) Combined U13/U14 Regional Teams,  (5) U15 National Teams (4) U16 National Teams, (3) U17 National Teams, (2) U18 National Teams

We are looking to fill similar amounts of teams for this upcoming season. Slight adjustments may be made according to tryout size and selection. 

Get Prepared for Tryouts!

2024-2025 WVBA Club Season U15-U18 Tryout Registration Lookup

To look up the details of a completed 2024-2025 WVBA Club Season U15-U18 Tryout Registration registration please type in all details exactly as they appear on the final registration.

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Bring to Tryouts

  • Players MUST have a completed Tryout Registration prior to attending tryouts
  • Bring both of your signed tryout JVA forms (linked below)
  • Wear preferred athletic clothing (players will wear a provided pinny over their shirt) and court shoes. Kneepads are highly recommended. 
  • Bring a water bottle 
  • Come ready to work hard with a great attitude!

Tryout Forms

Please print, sign, and bring both forms to your tryout.

Forms will be accepted at the time of check-in, 20-30 mins before Tryouts start.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q 1.  How do I know which tryout time to go to?

A 1.  We suggest that players try out for their grade level and must abide by the USAV age classifications. Your player's USVA age is how old they will be on July 1st, 2025.  Example: a 7th grader who is 12 years old today, but will turn 13 on or before July 1st, 2025- This means they are a U13.  

 

Below are the suggested tryouts for each grade/ graduation year:

2025= 12th Grade (suggested Tryout U18s)

2026= 11th Grade (suggested Tryout U17s)

2027= 10th Grade (suggested Tryout U16s)

2028= 9th Grade (suggested Tryout U15s)

2029= 8th Grade (suggested Tryout U14s)

2030= 7th Grade (suggested Tryout U13s)

2031= 6th Grade (suggested Tryout U12s)

2032 and beyond (suggested Tryout U12s)

 

There are a few exceptions to this rule:

  • If you are interested in the Regional Team option, then you may select that option.  U12 Regional Tryouts are open to all U10-U12 Players. U14 Regional Tryouts are open to all U13-U14 players.  
  • If you are USAV eligible to play for the age group lower than your grade (i.e. young for your grade)- we still suggest playing up with your grade. 
  • If you are NOT USAV eligible to play for the grade (i.e. old for your grade), you must play at your age eligibility. We do not have age waivers for players. 

If you have any questions about what your player's USAV age is- please refer to this chart: 

2025 USAV Age Eligibility Chart

Q 2.  What is the difference between Regional Teams and National Teams?

A 2.  There are very few differences between these two different types of teams:

  • ALL TEAMS (NATIONAL/REGIONAL) WILL  PRACTICE 3 TIMES A WEEK - TUE/WED/THUR. 
  • ALL teams will have one in-state over- night tournament to either the Spokane or Vancouver/Portland Area.
  • Season Length - The regional teams finish their season at the end of May through the Memorial Day Weekend tournament (ECC).  The National teams continue through the middle/late June to compete at AAU Nationals in Orlando, FL. 
  • Tournaments -
    • U14 Regional Teams WILL travel to Spokane and/or Vancouver, WA for two 2-day tournament for our Northwest Power League. These will be their only overnight tournaments. All other tournaments will be in the Puget Sound Area. 
    • U13-U15 National teams will also go to Spokane and/or Vancouver, WA for two 2-day tournament for our Northwest Power League and they will finish their season with a week-long trip and 4 days of play in AAU Nationals in Orlando, FL at the end of June. 
    • U16-U18 National Teams have more travel - they would also travel to Spokane and/or Vancouver, WA but also travel by plane up to 3 additional times.   Possible trips include 3Step MLK Invitational in Houston, TX, Adidas Bluegrass in Louisville, KY, JVA World Challenge in Louisville, KY, 3Step Emperor's Cup in Las Vegas, NV, and the AAU National Championship in Orlando, FL in June.
    • Cost - There are significant cost differences in the TRAVEL COST between the Regional Team option and the National Team option. Club dues will be similar between all age divisions but there will be an additional travel cost for national players. 

*We will not be having a Regional Team for our U15s/U16s age group for the 2024-2025 season. 

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 player during their official tryout to determine if we believe that is the best option for their 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. If we have contracts open at the end or after tryouts, we will be reaching out to our alternate list. We do fill most of our contracts during tryouts. 

 

Q 5. Do you have to accept the offer during the tryout?  What if we are planning on attending another tryout?

A 5. If players are offered a contract at tryouts, it is because we WANT them to play at WVBA- and we hope that the feeling is mutual. Players accept offers on the spot or discuss with their parents during the tryout period. If you were given an offer but need more time after the tryout is over, we will no longer hold a spot for you and you will be placed on our alternate list. If still interested, you can contact us post-tryout to see if we have availability.  We would prefer to take players who have WVBA as their first choice!

 

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 couple of 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...

 

Q 7: How many teams is WVBA planning to fill this season?

A7: We are hoping to fill at least as many teams as we had for the 2023-2024 season*. Last season we were able to fill 22 teams and had the following: (1) U12 Teams, (2) U13 National Teams, (4) U14 National Teams, (1) U14 Regional Teams,  (5) U15 National Teams (4) U16 National Teams, (3) U17 National Teams and (2) U18 National Teams 

*Exact teams may vary depending on tryouts and numbers in each age division. 

 

Q 8: Does my Player need a USAV Membership to Tryout?

A 8: No- Players do not need a USAV membership for our tryout or our season. Players just need a completed registration and the two provided JVA forms (Medical Release and Release of Liability)

 

Q 9: Where can I find the two JVA forms needed for Tryouts?

A 9: Right here!

 

Q 10: Is there a fee for Tryouts?

A10: Tryouts will have an associated fee of $35 for all players . There is an Early Bird discount for registering prior to Sept 7th where the cost will be $25 per player. 

 

Have more questions? 

Shawna Slagle

Director of Operations

Phone: (425)745-0866


ABOUT THE ACADEMY

The Academy Sports Center is the home for WVBA.  Our state-of-the-art practice and tournament facility features:

  • 6 courts on beautiful heated maple floors
  • Full weight training and circuit training areas
  • Competition space with elevated spectator viewing area, team break areas, food concessions, volleyball pro shop, 25 bathrooms
  • Staff conference room and offices
  • Fully Stocked training room during practices and competitions.

Our facility is located at 2810 Lincoln Way, Lynnwood WA 98087

We are 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

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