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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.

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