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Getting back at it!

We apologize for delays in communications over the past couple of weeks. Covid has not been kind and we are just starting to get back to the point where we can respond.
So, if you have been waiting on a response to a question, we are beginning to step through them one at a time.
Please note that with well over 200 players it is going to take a bit longer than it has in past years to get back to everyone.
Thank you.

In-House has a gym - Starting This Sunday December 5 12:00pm

Finally! we got a gym. Rundlett Middle School. 144 South Street Concord NH. See you there!

Tryout Status

The 18's,15's and 14's teams have been selected. If you have not received an invite, We encourage you to consider Playing in our inhouse league to keep your skills sharp for next year. Tryouts for the Inhouse league are on hold as we are trying to procure more gym space...We anticipate 6 teams... Keep checking the posts on this page.

16s are almost done. As soon as they are we can send a general email out...we just didn't want to confuse anyone.

Not receiving emails?

If you are expecting to receive emails, and you are not getting any, then:
1) Login to your CRVBC account.
2) Visit the CRVBC Registration page.
3) Verify the email addresses associated with your account, and update them if they are not correct.

We are getting some undeliverable email notifications when send out emails.

Thank you!

Tryouts are still in progress

Tryouts are still in Progress

Each Team is scheduled for 2 tryouts minimum:

  • Tryouts are staggered
  • Some tryouts have been extended due to Covid delays
  • See “Team Selection Process” for details on what happens after tryouts are complete
Understanding the Team Selection Process

Understanding the Team Selection Process

How it works:

  • As players are chosen, they are sent an “Invitation” via Sportsengine
  • These players either accept or decline.

o   If a player accepts, they are added to the roster

o   If a player declines, the next player in line is offered a postion

  • The timing is predicated on how quickly players respond to the invitation.

This process inhibits us from notifying players who were not chosen for a team because we simply don’t know. Perhaps your player is right on the cusp. If one player declines, your player is now on the team.

Patience is the name of the game.  As soon as we know, we will notify you.

Once the tournament teams are full, then notifications will go out to any remaining players to ask if they would like to join our In-House League. If you requested from the outset to be part of our In-House League, then you should show up at the first In-House League tryouts.

Open Level Tryouts

16-Open Tryouts are by invitation ONLY!
If you have not already been contacted by the 16-Open Coach and been asked to tryout at the 16-Open level, then show up at the age appropriate Tryouts this coming Sunday November 7th. Visit our Calendar tryout times.
If you have been asked to attend the 16-Open tryouts this Tuesday, then please do Not attend the 16 Open/Club tryouts this Sunday November 7th.

17/18-Open Tryouts
If you have already been contacted by the 18-Open Coach and have been asked to attend the 18-Open tryouts this Tuesday, then please to Not come to the 17/18 tryouts this Sunday November 7th.
Otherwise, please attend the 17/18's Open/Club tryouts this Sunday November 7th.

What you should bring for Tryouts

Most importantly you should bring a water bottle, but don't forget your shoes and kneepads.

What you must have before you check in for your tryout

1. You must show your USAV QR code that you received when you registered on Sportsengine

2. You must be registered with Capital Region Volleyball and have paid the tryout fee.

PLEASE ARRIVE AT LEAST 30 MINUTES BEFORE YOUR TRYOUT IS SCHEDULED TO COMMENCE.

Parents Meeting right after player check-in

As soon as all the players make it into the gym and tryouts are commencing, there will be a Parents meeting held outside the gym to go over a bunch of information and to answer questions.

Parents will not be allowed in the Building

Due to the unprecedented nunber of players and our interest in keeping some level of social distancing, we ask that parents refrain from entering the building.

We will be attempting to live stream the tryouts. Once we succeed at setting this up, we will post where to find it.  In the event that we are unable to succeed, we will post that too.

Tryout Schedule has been Updated
Tryout Schedule Updated

Due to the overwhelming response and interest in our JO Program this year we have had to rearrange our schedules a bit. Please visit our Calendar page to see the new schedule.

Most notable is the Training Academy and In-House League's tryout date and practice/play dates have been moved to Sundays from 1:30 - 4:00pm at the Health Club of Concord. The Training Academy and  In-House League tryout will be on Sunday November 21st from 1:30 - 4:00pm.  If you are only interested in playing in our In-House league, then please plan on attending this Sunday tryout, and not any of the other age specific tryouts.

COVID-19 Protocols
COVID-19 Protocols

We will be following the NH State guidelines.
Masks are optional, so if anyone wants to wear a mask, they may. If anyone wants to go without one, that is okay as well.
We will still be doing our best to observe social distancing whenever and wherever we can. This goes for Coaches and Players.
To make the distancing easier, parents will not be allowed in the gym.
We will be Live Streaming when possible.

2021-22 JO Season Tryouts: Registration is OPEN

The scheduling for our JO season tryouts has been posted on our Calendar. Please be advised that alterations may occur as we get the actual numbers of different age groups that are registering.
We have been able to secure the necessary gym space for both tryouts and our season of practices.
We have even been able to get an additional weeknight (Tuesdays) for the Club level travel teams. Open teams will have their mid-week practices on Thursday nights.

Tryouts will begin on Sunday November 7th and continue through November 14th. The exact times may need to be adjusted as we get players registered and can determine the number of players in each age group.

The 16's and 18's Open level tryouts will occur first, so we can select those teams and allow players that do not make an Open team a chance to continue and tryout for a Club team. If you feel you can complete at the Open level, please make sure to attend the Open level tryouts. Some Club level tryouts will we interwoven between the Open level tryouts to allow the coaches an opportunity to see if there are any players that try out for Club, but in the coach's opinion may be able to compete at the Open level. Such players could be approached by a coach and asked if they would like to tryout at the Open tryouts as well.

Please remember to sign up with USAV via SportsEngine. Click here to start the process.

MAKE SURE TO GET A COPY OF YOUR USAV QR CODE! You will need it when you check-in at tryouts.
Your QR CODE will be available from SportsEngine (or within a USAV 'Welcome' email) after you complete your USAV Registration.

How do I tryout for CRVBC?

To tryout for a Team, Shuttle Squad  or the Training Academy at CRVBC you need to do the following:

  1. Register online with USA Volleyball. (click on the 'USAV REGISTRATION' menu item on our home page) Pay the USA Volleyball fee. Print your Membership card. bring it to tryouts (or you may not be able to step on the court)
  2. Register online on our website (use the 'CRVBC REGISTRATION' menu item on our home page). Pay the CRVBC Tryout Fee.
  3. Check out our calendar for tryout dates/times and locations
  4. Come to tryouts, play hard and have fun.

NOTE: The USAV Membership fee and the CRVBC Tryout fee are separate fees and go to separate places. Once tryouts are over there are additional fees you must pay according to the program in which you will be participating. Please refer to our 'Fees' page for additional information.

CRVBC is a competetive volleyball club. That being said, we do not require any prior experience and we do our best to help everyone learn and improve. Many aspects are considered when putting together a Team or a Shuttle Squad and we do have to make cuts. Not everyone makes a Team or a Shuttle Squad. We have limits to our gym space and the number of available coaches. We have a Training Academy and an In-House League specifically designed to help players to continue to learn and have fun with the sport of volleyball.

We could use some help finding gym space

There is a common theme that underscores this time of the year for the Capital Region Volleyball Club and other volleyball clubs. After tryouts we hear via emails, texts, phone calls and word of mouth that those players that did not make a team are upset and disappointed. 
At the Capital Region Volleyball Club we try extremely hard every year to give as many players as possible the opportunity to play, learn and enjoy the sport of volleyball.  Over the years we have added additional programs to our travel teams because we understand our limitations and want to provide that opportunity.

The limiting factor as to why not everyone is selected for a team is not playing ability!  Our coaches have very difficult choices to make because of the skill level of the players in the gym.   In the Concord area there are so many good volleyball players, combined with limitations on both gym space and quality coaches who are able to commit to high school/college seasons then club while balancing being present for their families, that we just aren’t able to place all players on travel teams.  We are so proud of the coaches we have and are very thankful for all they do for the players and the Club.  Last year we had the coaches, and scraped together the gym space, to field 7 travel teams, 2 In-House League teams and 1 Boys' Travel team for the 130+ players that tried out. Each year is different and brings its challenges and opportunities.

Basically, if you want to help give more players the opportunity to play, help us find reasonably priced gym space and some experienced, quality coaches. Or, if you know of a warehouse for rent where we could put multiple volleyball courts, please let us know. If you can help, let us know by calling or emailing us (info@capitalregionvolleyball.com).

We created the In-House League for two main reasons:
1) To give players who do not make a travel team the opportunity to continue to learn, grow and play the sport.
2) To provide a place to play volleyball for those families that either cannot afford a travel team, or do not want to travel.

Our hopes for the future of the In-House League is to expand it to include additional teams. And, even include some groups of 'Travel Team' members. Again, most of this future is dependent upon acquiring enough gym space.

Thank for you listening and our biggest hope is everyone can continue to play somewhere.

Junior Olympic Age Definitions for 2020-2021 Season

The age definitions for the 2020-2021 Junior Olympic season have been updated by USA Volleyball. Please click the above link to see your JO age to determine which tryout sessions you should be attending.

If your age is 16, 15, or 14 and think you may be able to compete at the highest level in our region, then you may want to attend the 16-Open tryouts (please note that the season cost for the Open level teams is more than for the Club level teams; visit our Fees page for more information).

If your age is 18 or 17 and think you may be able to compete at the highest level in our region, then you may want to attend the 18-Open tryouts (please note that the season cost for the Open level teams is more than for the Club level teams; visit our Fees page for more information).

Player rights

Harassment Policy: "We are a member club of New England Region of USA Volleyball. As a player you may stop any unwanted contact from a club representative by simply asking (either verbally or in writing) that all contact cease. Any player believing a club representative of any New England Region volleyball club has been intimidating, harassing or acted inappropriately in any manner of contact or recruiting should contact the New England Region office at (508-868-5316)."

SafeSport
SafeSport

Due to a law passed by the US Congress, any player that is, or turns, chronologically 18 years old must have taken the SafeSport course to play in a Tournament once they are 18 years old. Therefore, if you are 18 now, your must take SafeSport to play in a Tournament. If you turn 18 prior to a Tournament, then you must take SafeSport prior to the Tournament to be able to play in the Tournament. You only need to take SafeSport once this season.

Please check with your coach to make sure this requirement is met.

Inclement Weather Policy

In the case of inclement weather, the decision as to whether your team will have practice is made by your coach and also by you.  When in doubt contact your coach.

In the case of a big weather event, CRVBC as a Club may make the decision. Please check our home page for such possible situations.

Please remember that even if your team has decided to practice, the final decision is up to you.
Stay safe.

 

KBP: Kyle Brown Performance
Kyle Brown Performance

CRVBC has connected with KBP (Kyle Brown Performance). CRVBC Members can get a one time discount of $50 off their initial fee.
Kyle, a world-class Olympic athlete and functional training specialist, has created a fantastic training program for athletes of all ages.

What is the Training Academy?

The CRVBC 'Training Academy' is a great opportunity to learn and improve your volleyball skills using the same techniques as our national teams.  The format consists of going through skill building drills followed by playing time.  You will be coached by members of the coaching staff on a rotating basis.  Practice runs for 2 hours each week except for Easter and Tournament days.  In addition you will learn how to referee and keep score during a game.

What is the In-House League?

The In-House League will practice on for 2 hours each week (except for Easter and Tournament days) and play matches against some of the other players in the In-House League. The purpose of this team is to get these players an opportunity to continue to learn and grow in their volleyball knowledge and volleyball skills. The cost for playing in the In-House League can be found on the 'Fees' page.
This is a fairly new program at CRVBC whose intent is to allow us to include as many opportunities as possible for as many players as possible. If we have enough players at that level, we will be able to set up fixed teams who will play together throughout the season.  If we do not have quite enough players, we will create teams every week based on who attends. Either way they will experience the competition aspect of volleyball. In addition you will learn how to referee and keep score during a game.

We have contacted some of the other area Clubs and will be trying to set up a match schedule in the near future.

New COVID Screening Process