Please read below if you are thinking of trying out for a travelling team! The information that follows was for the 2018-19 season, but the format will be similar for the 2019-2020 season. Read on if you want to know what to expect......
VIKINGS VOLLEYBALL CLUB TRYOUTS & OPEN GYM
The Cornwall Vikings Volleyball Club welcomes you to tryout for the 2018-2019 season. To adhere to the OVA's mandatory tryout window, our club will begin tryouts the week of September 20th, and offers will begin to be made to prospective players on September 30th. ADJUSTMENT: Some age categories may extend their tryout period. The age categories, dates and times are listed below. There are many tryout dates posted so we ask that if you plan to tryout you attend at least 3 tryouts, but if you know that you cannot make it to one of the scheduled dates please let us know in advance. Multiple age groups are in the gym on the same night, however courts will be separated. Tryout fees apply.
** Parents must sign the tryout waiver (see file at bottom of page) before your child is permitted to participate. They will also be made available during player registration at the start of the evening when the athlete receives their tryout number ***all athletes receive a number to be used in lieu of their name to be evaluated without bias.
If you played for the VIKINGS last season, please do not wear any of your VIKING clothing, you will be asked to not wear any volleyball club apparel and be made to change into a neutral t-shirt. Come to tryouts in comfortable gym clothing, clean running/court shoes and kneepads if you choose.
We are offering 3 open gym session this year so spread the word to anyone who plans to tryout as this is a great opportunity to get into the gym and get your hands on a ball before the real tryouts begin. Our waiver form must be signed by your parents before you will be allowed on the court. Copies will be available at the gym, or print from he file found at the bottom of this page. The open gym session will cost $5 per player, per session to a maximum of $10.
**Any interested players should tryout DESPITE your level of experience. We recognize that many athletes have not had the chance to play volleyball in a more advanced setting, so please KNOW that we take this into consideration when choosing our team and we pick players based on how we feel they may grow and develop their skills throughout a competitive season.
Registration for our FALL 2018 SPIKES and HOUSE League Programs will be posted soon! Players who do not make our competitive teams can register for Spikes and House League.
This season we hope to field female teams in the following age categories:
Age category for 2018-19 Year of Birth
15U (&14U) 2004, 2005, & born between Sept. 1st 2003 and Dec. 31st 2003
16U 2003, & born between Sept. 1st 2002 and Dec. 31st 2002
17U 2002, & born between Sept. 1st 2001 and Dec. 31st 2001
18U 2001, & born between Sept. 1st 2000 and Dec. 31st 2000
Any interested Boys in any age should contact us at: email@example.com
**Depending upon your birth month, players may play on a team the age level below their own if their Birthday falls between Sept-Dec of the previous year. Ex: A team of players born in the year 2000 (18U) may choose to keep players born between Sept.-Dec. 1999. These decisions will be made as we proceed through tryouts, and each decision will be made on an individual basis.
OPEN GYM & TRYOUT DATES for 13U, 14U, 15U, 16U and 17U Girls
-every session is held at E.S.P. L'Heritage P.H.S. (1111 Montreal Rd. Cornwall)
OPEN GYM: These are not try-outs! Come to the gym to get your hands on a ball, shake the dust off and ask us questions. September 12th 6-8pm, 16th 9-11am, & 19th 6-8pm -drop in fee of $5 per session or all three for $10.
OFFICIAL TRYOUT WINDOW: These are the official Vikings teams tryouts -all OVA teams are mandated to hold their tryouts sometime between Sept. 20-30th and offers are to be emailed to players beginning at 10pm Sept. 30th. Note the changes in green!!
Tryout dates are Sept. 20th 5:30-7pm for 2004, 2005, 2006 and 7-8:30pm for 2001, 2002, and 2003, 23rd 9-11am, 26th 6-8pm, 27th 5:30-7pm for 2004, 2005, 2006 and 7-8:30pm for 2001, 2002, and 2003, & 30th 9-11am. $15 per person (includes ALL sessions) -must attend a minimum of 3 tryouts.
**Please note this is the most recent tryout schedule!! Adjustments may be made, but only after we begin our first week. For this reason we ask that you continue to check our website and this page in particular for up to date changes.
Note: On Wednesday (Sept. 26th) and Thursday (Sept. 27th) night at 8pm, we will hold a brief presentation for players and parents to explain the tryout process, coaches expectations for the season, and to answer any questions. Please plan to attend one of these sessions even if your child was a VIKING in the past. Athletes, please arrive for each tryout in time to be processed, dressed for the tryouts, and having read our web page titled "The way Vikings Club Volleyball works" to give you an idea of what may come during the season if you are asked to be a Viking and so that you can communicate any questions or concerns to your parents. A question and answer period will occur during the meeting.
Send us an RSVP form (found on the bottom left corner of our home page) to let us know you are coming to TRYOUTS!!
Tryout location: École secondaire publique L'Héritage, 1111 Montreal Road,
Cornwall, Ontario (enter the school using east side door)
Cost to Tryout (for all 3 tryout sessions): $15.00-one time fee (Insurance and Gym Fees)
For additional information on Vikings Volleyball Club & the upcoming season, go to: www.cornwallvikingsvolleyball.com,
contact Allison Haley at 613–931-3288 or email : firstname.lastname@example.org
OVA TRYOUT POLICY: https://cdn2.sportngin.com/attachments/document/6d26-1593728/Tryout_Window_2018-2019_May_15.pdf