2022 MVA TRYOUTS

CLICK ON THE APPROPRIATE AGE GROUP BELOW TO REGISTER

14 & UNDERborn on or after July 1, 2007

NOVEMBER 7, 2021

1:00pm – 4:00pm

@ the Adams Center in the West Auxiliary Gym located on the UM Campus

  • Players must have a valid AAU# to be able to participate. (AAU Instructions)
  • Players should wear volleyball or athletic attire and be ready to give their all!
  • Players who cannot attend tryouts can still be eligible for team placement. You must preregister for tryouts using the link below and email nate@gomva.com to inform the staff of your tryout confliction.
  • Walk-up registration is accepted.
  • $10 Tryout Fee

MVA hopes to offer the following teams at this age group

  • MVA 14 Elite (Missoula)
  • MVA 14 Red (Missoula)
  • MVA 14 Sapphire (Bitterroot Valley)
  • MVA 14 Bitterroot (Bitterroot Valley)

Click Here to view MVA’s season outlook in 2022 and team level descriptions

16 & UNDERborn on or after July 1, 2005

NOVEMBER 13-14, 2021

TIMES WILL VARY BASED ON PLAYER’S DESIRED POSITION (SEE BELOW)

@ the Adams Center in the West Auxiliary Gym located on the UM Campus

The U16 and U18 age groups will tryout together this season. Tryouts will be a two-day event with positional tryouts on Nov. 13, and a Comprehensive group tryout on Nov. 14.

NOVEMBER 13

  • Players need to register for the position they would like to tryout for (REGISTRATION LINKS BELOW). Players can register for multiple positional tryouts.
  • Players must have a valid AAU# to participate. (AAU Instructions)
  • Positional tryouts are designed to give a specific workout for each position. It allows coaches to evaluate players in smaller groups, giving each athlete more reps and higher noticeability.
  • Players still competing at the MSHA State Volleyball Championships on November 13, do not need to attend day one of tryouts but they must register to be eligible for team placement.
  • Walk-up registration is accepted.
  • $20 Tryout Fee – Players do not need to pay for multiple positional tryouts. If a player wants to tryout for multiple positions, it can be indicated on the registration form.

REGISTER 10:30am – 12:00pm :: Outside Hitters / Right-Side Hitters

REGISTER 12:30pm – 2:00pm :: Setters / Liberos

REGISTER 1:00pm – 2:30pm :: Middle Blockers

NOVEMBER 14

2:00pm – 4:00pm

  • All players will attend this groups tryout. No extra registration is needed.
  • Attendees will be placed into groups for cooperative and team drills.

MVA hopes to field the following teams at this age group

  • MVA 16 National (Missoula)
  • MVA 16 Elite (Missoula)
  • MVA 16 Sapphire (Bitterroot Valley)
  • MVA 16 Bitterroot (Bitterroot Valley)

Click Here to view MVA’s season outlook in 2022 and team level descriptions

18 & UNDERPlayers who were born on or after July 1, 2003 OR Players who were born on or after July 1, 2002 and a high school student in the twelfth (12th) grade or below during some part of the current academic year

NOVEMBER 13-14, 2021

TIMES WILL VARY BASED ON PLAYER’S DESIRED POSITION (SEE BELOW)

@ the Adams Center in the West Auxiliary Gym located on the UM Campus

The U16 and U18 age groups will tryout together this season. Tryouts will be a two-day event with positional tryouts on Nov. 13, and a Comprehensive group tryout on Nov. 14.

  • Players need to register for the position they would like to tryout for (REGISTRATION LINKS BELOW). Players can register for multiple positional tryouts.
  • Players must have a valid AAU# to participate. (AAU Instructions)
  • Positional tryouts are designed to give a specific workout for each position. It allows coaches to evaluate players in smaller groups, giving each athlete more reps and higher noticeability.
  • Players still competing at the MSHA State Volleyball Championships on November 13, do not need to attend day one of tryouts do not need to attend day one of tryouts but they must register to be eligible for team placement.
  • Walk-up registration is accepted.
  • $20 Tryout Fee – Players do not need to pay for multiple positional tryouts. If a player wants to tryout for multiple positions, it can be indicated on the registration form.

NOVEMBER 13

REGISTER 10:30am – 12:00pm :: Outside Hitters / Right-Side Hitters

REGISTER 12:30pm – 2:00pm :: Setters / Liberos

REGISTER 1:00pm – 2:30pm :: Middle Blockers

NOVEMBER 14

2:00pm – 4:00pm

  • All players will attend this group tryout. No extra registration is needed.
  • Attendees will be placed into groups for cooperative and team drills.

MVA hopes to field the following teams at this age group

  • MVA 18 National (Missoula)
  • MVA 17 Elite (Missoula)
  • MVA 18 Sapphire (Bitterroot Valley)

Click Here to view MVA’s season outlook in 2022 and team level descriptions

More Info about MVA’s Tryout Process

MVA will hold open tryouts each year to select players for our teams.


Tryout Preparation:
• Register online or show up to your desired 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.


SAPPHIRE TEAMS

Sapphire teams are intended to serve MVA players and families in the Bitterroot Valley. All Sapphire teams will practice exclusively in the Bitterroot Valley and participate in a competitive tournament schedule that models after MVA Red teams. Like Red teams, practices for Sapphire teams will begin in late February or early March and the season will go into May. Sapphire teams practice twice per week and will begin 3 weeks ahead of the first tournament date. Sapphire team schedules will vary by age group but will compete in approx. 5 events. All Sapphire teams will be staffed with one head coach.

  • All players interested in playing on a Sapphire team need to participate at an age appropriate MVA tryout.
  • To register, please select one of the age groups above and click the appropriate registration link.
  • Please answer “yes” to the Sapphire specific question on the tryout form or online registration.