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2023 Team Tryouts and Open Gym Information

2023 Team List

Please click on a team to see the Team Sheet with schedule, location, and cost information

It is our mission to form viable teams with skilled athletes in all positions. We reserve the right to not form a team if there is not sufficient representation in each position (e.g. middles, setters, pins)

Tryout Dates & Times
 

All 15-18U 2023 Team Tryouts are complete. Thank you to those who attended.

11-14U Tryouts will be held in our Netsports Facility in Morrisville (3717 Davis Dr, Morrisville, NC 27560) on October 7th, 8th and 9th. As always, no offers will be made prior to our posted tryout dates and we will continue to support and conduct open, fair and transparent tryouts, free of coercive or manipulative pressure to secure a commitment. You can read more about the Fair Tryout Pledge below.

We will give each athlete 48 hours to consider our offer alongside their other offers and give us an answer. This is meant to give ample time for consideration while respecting those on the wait list who cannot receive an offer until others have accepted or declined.

Tryout Times

14U

Session 1: Friday, October 7th 6 - 8pm
Session 2: Sunday, October 9th 7:30 - 9pm

13U

Session 1: Saturday, October 8th 12:30 - 2:30pm
Session 2: Sunday, October 9th 5:30 - 7pm

11U/12U

Session 1: Saturday, October 8th 9:30 - 11:30am
Session 2: Sunday, October 9th 3:30 - 5pm


TRYOUT SPECTATOR POLICY

We will continue to do all that we can to provide a safe environment for our athletes and coaches. Tryouts will be closed to parents and spectators in an effort to ensure safety and provide a focused environment.

2023 TRAVEL INFORMATION

If you would like to be considered for a Black or a Purple National Level team, please be sure you are willing to travel. We cannot refund payments to families who decide not to attend the tournaments we have committed to.

Open Gyms
 

Our Open Gyms are FREE and a great way to learn more about our club, and to meet our friendly and knowledgeable coaches! 

Please note that all athletes must pre-register for tryouts and Open Gyms!

14U:

  • Session 1: Sun 9/18 4-6pm
  • Session 2: Sun 9/25 4-6pm
  • Session 3: Sun 10/2 4-6pm

13U:

  • Session 1: Sun 9/18 6-8pm
  • Session 2: Sun 9/25 6-8pm
  • Session 3: Sun 10/2 6-8pm

11-12U:

  • Session 1: Sun 9/18 6-8pm
  • Session 2: Sun 9/25 6-8pm
  • Session 3: Sun 10/2 6-8pm

11U & 12U PRE-TRYOUT CLINIC

Hope Valley Baptist: Friday September 16, 23 & 30, 6-7:30pm. Register here.

 

 


Helpful Links and Info

• What team should my child try out for? (Age Definitions Below)

• Learn more about CHAVC's unique philosophy and coaching methods at our Parent Info Session.

• Check our our Parent Handbook for more info on CHAVC and club volleyball.

• Questions about calculating costs? Click here for helpful info on dues, uniform and travel costs.

• Financial Aid: Need-based financial aid is available. Please see below.

Fair Tryout Pledge

CHAVC is proud to join other Carolina Region clubs in signing the “Fair Tryout Pledge” which ensures student-athletes and their families that their tryout experience will be fair and free from pressure.

In the spirit of fair play, athlete’s best interests, and collaboration with other like-minded clubs in the Carolina Region, we pledge to conduct open and fair tryouts on a cooperative timeline. Furthermore, our tryout process will be conducted with integrity to enable every athlete the opportunity to earn any spot on any team in our club. Stated another way, this means no players are pre-offered spots on a team in our club before the published open tryout dates promoted by our club. We also pledge to honor the Carolina Region Athlete’s Bill of Rights and will not subject any athlete or their family to unethical, coercive, manipulative, or other such pressure tactics to secure a commitment.
 

Parent Zoom Meeting

There will be an informational meeting for families who are interested in trying out for CHAVC on Weds September 28th, at 7:00pm. This session is designed for both new and returning parents. Topics covered will include club philosophy, tryout logistics and timeline,  position training, travel arrangements, team building and volunteer opportunities. Please use this link to register: PARENT MEETING REGISTRATION

Practice Times and Location

All teams except 11 and 12 Purple will have three (3) practices a week. 11 Purple and 12 Purple will have two practies a week. Practices will be held at our Netsports (Morrisville), Hope Valley (Durham), or CHCCS (Chapel Hill) network of gyms on the following days:

Tuesdays:  5:30 - 7:30pm or 7:30 - 9:30pm

Thursdays: 5:30 - 7:30pm or 7:30 - 9:30pm

Sundays: 3:30 - 5:30pm or 5:30 - 7:30pm

 

USAV Age Definitions for 2022 Season

  • 18 and under division: Players who were born on or after July 1st, 2004.
  • 17 and under division: Players who were born on or after July 1st, 2005.
  • 16 and under division: Players who were born on or after July 1st, 2006.
  • 15 and under division: Players who were born on or after July 1st, 2007.
  • 14 and under division: Players who were born on or after July 1st, 2008.
  • 13 and under division: Players who were born on or after July 1st, 2009.
  • 12 and under division: Players who were born on or after July 1st, 2010.
  • 11 and under division: Players who were born on or after July 1st, 2011.

 

Financial Aid

While we have always been mindful to keep our club fees as low as possible, we understand that club volleyball can be quite expensive and not all families can afford the full cost of our programs.

In order to fully live into our mission of growing and promoting the great sport of volleyball in the Orange/Durham/Alamance/Wake/Chatham County areas, CHAVC offers a small number of need-based grants for families who find it difficult to cover team fees.

Process:

Our financial aid process includes an online application and review process based on family income as well as other factors. Applications must be submitted by midnight on Wednesday October 5th as there is a limited pool of aid which will be fully allocated based on these pre-tryout applications. You will then receive your financial aid offer at the same time as we offer you a spot on a team. Aid is processed and awarded discreetly by our Financial Aid Committee. 2022-23 CHAVC Financial Aid Form

Expectations:

All financial aid recipients are required to attend at least 85% of practices and all tournaments (unless there is an illness or emergency.) Recipients and their families must also abide by all club rules and policies, including staying up to date with payment plans. Failure to do so will result in loss of financial aid.

Those receiving financial aid are also encouraged to give back to the club by volunteering on our social committee.