2023 MVA TRYOUTS

CLICK ON THE APPROPRIATE AGE GROUP BELOW TO REGISTER

14 & UNDERborn on or after July 1, 2008

NOVEMBER 6, 2022

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

Click Here to view MVA’s season outlook for 2023 and team level descriptions

16 & UNDERborn on or after July 1, 2006

NOVEMBER 13, 2022

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 take place in two separate sessions, a positional session for players to showcase specific position skills and comprehensive group tryout where athletes will play cooperatively in competitive drills.

TRYOUT SCHEDULE

Liberos and Setters :: 11:00am – 12:30pm

Outside Hitters and Middle Blockers :: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Group Tryout (all candidates must attend) :: 4:00pm – 6:00pm

  • Players must have a valid AAU# to participate. (AAU Instructions)
  • Players must select the positional tryout they want to attend. Players can attend multiple positional sessions.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Click Here to view MVA’s season outlook in 2023 and team level descriptions

18 & UNDERPlayers who were born on or after July 1, 2004 OR Players who were born on or after July 1, 2003 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 take place in two separate sessions, a positional session for players to showcase specific position skills and a comprehensive group tryout where athletes will play cooperatively in competitive drills.

TRYOUT SCHEDULE

Liberos and Setters :: 11:00am – 12:30pm

Outside Hitters and Middle Blockers :: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Group Tryout (all candidates must attend) :: 4:00pm – 6:00pm

  • Players must have a valid AAU# to participate. (AAU Instructions)
  • Players must select the positional tryout they wish to attend. Players can attend multiple position sessions.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Click Here to view MVA’s season outlook in 2023 and team level descriptions

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 follows a traditional MT AAU schedule. 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.

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.