2021 MVA TRYOUTS

In order to comply with current state and facility COVID-19 regulations and precautions MVA will host multiple tryouts per age group. Each tryout will limit the number of participants and will be closed to parents and spectators. All registrations must be completed online. No walk-ins will be accepted on the day of tryouts. Each player must have a valid AAU Member Number. Please read all the information provided on this page and feel free to contact MVA if you have any questions or concerns

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

SPACE IS LIMITED DUE TO COVID PRECAUTIONS. REGISTER TODAY!

12 & UNDER / 14 & UNDER TRYOUTS

Both the U12s and U14s will tryout together this season in a multi-day tryout. All players must register for one of the initial sessions held on Dec. 9 and 10. Every player will be contacted after the initial tryout Sessions to attend their respective call-back session.  Each session will be limited to 20 players. Players will be evaluated during the all-skills sessions and invited to attend an additional call-back session. MVA coaches will complete all player evaluations after the multi-day tryout and notify players of Training Pod placement.

If extenuating circumstances prohibit you from attending tryouts, you can still be eligible for Training Pod selection with a completed registration. If you cannot attend the tryout please complete the registration and contact Nate Michaels at nate@gomva.com before the tryouts begin.

Tryout Fee: $20

Click Here for information MVA’s Season Expectations for 2021

TRYOUT DATES & TIMES

  • Session 1 :: Dec. 9, 2020 @ 5pm-6:30pm (West Aux. Gym at UM Campus) REGISTER
  • Session 2 :: Dec. 9, 2020 @ 7pm-8:30pm (West Aux. Gym at UM Campus) REGISTER
  • Session 3 :: Dec. 10, 2020 @ 5pm-6:30pm (West Aux. Gym at UM Campus) REGISTER
  • Session 4 :: Dec. 10, 2020 @ 7pm-8:30pm (West Aux. Gym at UM Campus) REGISTER

After preliminary evaluations during the initial sessions, ALL players will be contacted to attend one of the following Call-Back Sessions;

  • Call-Back Session 1 :: Dec. 12, 2020 @ 1pm (Missoula Alliance Church – 100 E Foss Ct Missoula, MT)
  • Call-Back Session 2 :: Dec. 12, 2020 @ 3pm (Missoula Alliance Church – 100 E Foss Ct Missoula, MT)
  • Call-Back Session 3 :: Dec. 13, 2020 @ 1pm (West Aux. Gym at UM Campus)
  • Call-Back Session 4 :: Dec. 13, 2020 @ 3pm (West Aux. Gym at UM Campus)

16 & UNDER TRYOUTS

The U16 age group will tryout by position. Players can tryout for multiple positions by selecting their desired positions on the online registration form. Certain position groups will be combined with U18 players, but each age group will be evaluated separately. Each session will be limited to 20 players. MVA coaches will complete all player evaluations after the positional tryout and notify players of Training Pod placement.

If extenuating circumstances prohibit you from attending tryouts, you can still be eligible for Training Pod selection with a completed registration. If you cannot attend the tryout please complete the registration and contact Nate Michaels at nate@gomva.com before the tryouts begin.

Tryout Fee: $20

All tryouts will be held in the West Auxiliary Gym on the campus of the University of Montana.

Click Here for information MVA’s Season Expectations for 2021

DATES & TIMES

  • LIBEROS :: Nov. 30, 7pm-8:30pm
  • SETTER :: Dec. 1, 5pm-6:30pm
  • MIDDLES :: Dec. 1, 7pm-8:30pm
  • HITTERS :: Dec. 2, 7pm-8:30pm (This session is full!)*
    • *At this point we will continue to take registrations, but you will be notified to attend a different tryout time.
18 & UNDER TRYOUTS

The U18 age group will tryout by position. Players can tryout for multiple positions by selecting their desired positions on the online registration form. Certain position groups will be combined with U16 players, but each age group will be evaluated separately. Each session will be limited to 20 players. MVA coaches will complete all player evaluations after the positional tryout and notify players of Training Pod placement.

If extenuating circumstances prohibit you from attending tryouts, you can still be eligible for Training Pod selection with a completed registration. If you cannot attend the tryout please complete the registration and contact Nate Michaels at nate@gomva.com before the tryouts begin.

Tryout Fee: $20

All tryouts will be held in the West Auxiliary Gym on the campus of the University of Montana.

Click Here for information MVA’s Season Expectations for 2021

DATES & TIMES

  • LIBEROS :: Nov. 30, 5pm-6:30pm
  • SETTERS :: Dec. 1, 5pm-6:30pm
  • MIDDLES :: Dec. 1, 7pm-8:30pm
  • HITTERS :: Dec. 2, 5pm-6:30pm
NEW USAV AGE REQUIREMENTS

18 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2002 OR Players who were born on or after July 1, 2001 and a
high school student in the twelfth (12th) grade or below during some part of the current academic year

16 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2004

14 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2006

12 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2008

Please see the updated Junior Player Age Definitions Sheet for the 2020-21 Season. (PDF)

GENERL INFORMATION ABOUT MVA’S TRYOUT PROCESS

MVA will hold open tryouts each year to select players for our teams. Our tryouts will comply with Evergreen Region policies that include player pre-registration, tryout date guidelines and tryout fees.


Tryout Preparation:
• Register online or download and fill out all the needed paperwork before you come to the tryout.
• Be sure to get there early. Twenty minutes before the scheduled start time is best.
• Contact us to let us know if you will be arriving late ..
• Wear something colorful or bright so that coaches can identify you even if they can’t see your number.
• Great effort turns heads and is remembered. Avoid being tentative in your play but know the difference between being aggressive and playing recklessly.
• Let the lead tryout coach know if you are trying out while injured or have to leave early for whatever reason.
• Talk to us before or after tryouts as much as you want! We value the opportunity to answer any of your questions.

Playing Up:
MVA asks that everyone tryout at their appropriate age level. There are some occasions where MVA asks a player if they would like to join a roster above their appropriate age level but this decision is solely at the discretion of MVA and its directors. Players that have interest in playing above their age level may contact MVA before tryouts for consultation.

The Selection Process:
MVA will look to keep roster sizes to a minimum number to promote more playing time for those on the team. We will have multiple coaches evaluating players during our tryouts. Each year during tryouts we consider every athlete as a prospective player. Players that can not attend tryouts due to extenuating circumstances can still be considered
for a roster as long as club management is notified beforehand. We will evaluate as best as we can during the tryout.

Selection will be based upon the following criteria:
• A player’s performance during the tryout – skill level, effort, competitiveness and interaction with other athletes.
• Our perception of that player’s athletic potential – what she may be able to do over the course of the season.
• Our perception of the coachability of the player.
• Evaluations of players during the past club season, camps or the current high school season.
• Being in good standing with the Montana Volleyball Academy and USA Volleyball.
• Past history of parental involvement or behavior.

Notification:
MVA will form teams over the following week and make initial calls to offer roster spots. Depending player acceptance of initial calls, additional rounds of calls be will made until rosters are completed. Players who are
selected for an MVA team will be required to attend a meeting with their parent or guardian to sign contracts and make initial deposits. MVA will not notify players who have not made a roster. MVA encourages
athletes to try out for multiple clubs to ensure that the athlete can get placed on the team that best suits their needs. Parents are encouraged to call to inquire about the status of a player’s application during the process.


Muti -Sport Athletes
MVA encourages athletes to play every sport they are passionate about. MVA has multi -sport athletes on competitive teams every year who successfully compete in both high school and club sports. MVA wants every prep athlete to experience their sports careers to the fullest. If you want to play basketball and MVA, please approach your coach about any possible conflictions. With a little planning and good communication most scheduling conflicts can be worked out.