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Tryout FAQ

Tryout Frequently Asked Questions

What is the tryout process like?

On the day of tryouts, athletes will be assigned numbers. Once everyone is checked in, 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 gameplay. Our grading system then ranks players based on all graded elements.

How are teams selected?

A selection committee will look over athlete performance and rank to determine the best fit for each team.

When will I know what team my child makes?

Team placement will be posted on our website after tryouts and you will also receive an email no later than 1 week after the tryout date. Players/Parents will receive an email with acceptance instructions. 

Players may be put on a waiting list for a team if not initially selected. If a selected player does not accept the spot on the team, we will select another player from the waiting list at that time.

If you choose to try out for the Select division, the placement on a Select team will be at the discretion of the Tryout Selection Committee and based on the requirement of having a full roster.  Placement onto a Select team is not guaranteed.

Will you offer a makeup tryout date? 

Yes, November 7, 2019, 6-7 p.m., at UW Health Sports Factory. To participate, you MUST pre-register by emailing the club director, Matt Auestad. Cost is $30 to try out.

When are practices?

Tuesday and Thursday. More details will be released closer to the season start as the exact day/time is dependent on the number of girls who accept positions within the club. The two-hour practice will be run between the hours of 5pm-9pm.

Does my child need to register for USAV or AAU?

No. Rockford Volleyball is affiliated with JVA and AAU. Your club dues with Rockford Volleyball Club include the registration to AAU. We will take care of registering all players with AAU.

What is the cost to play?

Our regional program costs $1,200. Our select program costs $2,100. There are no hidden fees. No travel fees. No uniform fees. No coaches fees. Tryouts cost $30. Not included: food, transportation, and lodging for away tournaments. Also, not included is postseason tournaments and associated costs (nationals, etc).

When do I have to pay?

The $30 tryout fee is required when you pre-register your child to try out.

Season program costs: When you accept your child's position on the team a $300 holding deposit will be required to cover uniform costs, facility fees, and tournaments. This deposit amount will come right off the top of the total program cost and the remaining fee can be paid in a lump sum or using a payment plan. More information will be available at the upcoming Parent Meeting on November 7, 2019, at 7:30 pm.


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.