Sanctioned Tryouts in the Ohio Valley Region

Applications for Sanction of Tryouts are accepted on September 2nd for boys' and September 15th for girls'. Tryouts are published as club directors apply for and receive sanction. If you don't see the tryouts for which you're looking, check again later, or contact the club director. Contact information is available for both clubs registered this season and clubs registered last season.

Clubs may host tryouts for athletes of high school age the day after the state championships in their state. Athletes from surrounding states are not permitted to attend tryouts in another state until the day after the state tournament has concluded in their state of residence. The last weekend of October is the first weekend tryouts are permitted for all other age groups. Contracts for elementary and junior high athletes may not be signed or accepted until November 1.

Clubs may host tryouts for the 2015-2016 season for athletes ages 10 through 14 beginning Friday, October 30th. Tryouts for ages 15 through 18 may begin Sunday, November 15th.

See the Athletes' Bill of Rights for ranges of tryout dates, acceptance deadlines, and policies for offers and acceptance.

Tryout procedures (signup, forms, arrival time, etc.) vary by club. Carefully read the listings of those clubs for which you will try out, consulting their websites and contacting the individual listed if you have any questions about the tryouts. All OVR clubs must follow the tryout policies that are detailed in the OVR Athletes' Bill of Rights and in the OVR Procedures and Rules for Juniors' Clubs.

Verbal commitments by players or parents to clubs are not binding. Commitments must be in writing: e-mail, written note, payment by check or cash (receipt required), or signed contract are binding to both parties for that season. A player contract is one requirement for club licensure.

Relevant forms include:

Tryout sites, dates, and times occasionally may be revised. Before attending any tryout, please check again closer to the tryout date, and if the club has its own website, verify your plans there also.


Any player wishing to attend one of these tryouts MUST be a member of the Ohio Valley Region/USA Volleyball (or another USA Volleyball Region like: Keystone, Pioneer, etc.). We offer a $10 Tryout Membership which allows the participant to attend up to 5 tryout dates between September and December. These five dates may be tryouts for different clubs. To sign up for the Tryout Membership, please visit the following pages:

If you played in the Ohio Valley Region last year, follow the instructions for "Renewing Female (or Male) Junior Member". If you played in a different USA Volleyball Region most recently, please contact Al Herbert: Herbert@ovr.org before you Renew your membership.

If you have not played club volleyball before, you are a "New Female (or Male) Junior Member".

This $10 Tryout Membership covers the player with secondary medical insurance in case of an injury and helps to cover the facility/host club with liability insurance. This is in addition to any tryout fee the club themselves may charge. That fee goes towards their costs of running the tryout, like renting the facility, etc. Later when you sign a contract with a club, you will "Upgrade" your Tryout Membership to a full membership and the $10 is applied towards that full membership.

To see a list of tryouts, please click on the link below. You do not need to be a member yet to see the listing. But you do need to have at least a Tryout Membership to attend one of the tryouts listed.

DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY: The Region sanctions tryouts so they may appear on the OVR website at no charge to clubs. It is each club's responsibility to registered its director, assistant directors (if any), coaches, and other staff who will run their tryouts. Only registered members are covered by USA Volleyball's secondary sports accident or liability coverage. If an unregistered person accidentally injures a participant, the Region is not responsible. Note: tryout participants are often not registered at the time of tryouts. If clubs want coverage for tryout participants and the registered members they may contact, the club must register the participants.

Select tryouts:

4 tryouts meet the selection criteria listed above.

East Ohio VBCGirls
12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 Regional
Nov 25, 2015
6:00‑8:00 pm
Trumbull Family Fitness$10Bobbi Marsh
330-883-4717 /m
Come celebrate our 23rd year teaching volleyball in the OVR! We will be conducting tryouts on Sundays 11/15/15& 11/22/15 from 1:00 6:00pm. We will also be holding tryouts on Wednesday nights 11/18/15 & 11/25/15 from 6:00-8:00pm. Our tryouts and practices are held at Trumbull Family Fitness (former YMCA) 210 High Street NW in Warren, OH. The tryout fee is $10 which is good for both tryout dates. Visit www.eovc.org for more information and for tryout times by grade level. You must register with the OVR and pay their membership fee before attending tryouts or practices for any club. EOVC tryouts are conducted in a relax setting. Tryouts are a learning experience for players and parents where you come to try us out. We teach proper skills, systems of play, and transition volleyball. We have developed a new philosophy of teaching 6 major concepts of volleyball. At tryouts, we will be evaluating not only your volleyball skills, but also your attitude, knowledge, discipline, and teamwork. We use a system called "Platooning" to make line ups for tournaments where everyone will play guaranteed. More information is given at our website, or you can email Coach Bart at speedyblackbart@gmail.com [Additional information is available at our website]
XCITE Volleyball ClubGirls
14, 15, 16, 17 Regional
Nov 29, 2015
3:30‑5:30 pm
Athletic Zone$10Julie Peters
614-563-7342 /m
Make-up tryouts for Xcite Volleyball Club
DG WarriorsGirls
14, 15, 16 Regional
Dec 1, 2015
6:45‑7:45 pm
Hawken Lower School/Lyndhurst$15Deborah Wordell
440-223-2146 /m
Regional teams will practice at Hiram College. Pre-registration is highly recommended. Tryout fee is $15; cash or check made payable DG Sports. Please email Deb Wordell with questions: dglass05@yahoo.com On-line registration and other helpful information is available at: www.dgs1way.com
Thunder Volleyball ClubGirls
10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 all divisions
Dec 6, 2015
12:30‑2:30 pm
Youngstown State University: Stambaugh Stadium
(Youngstown, OH)
$20David Terzak
330-717-6721 /h
Tryouts will be held at Youngstown State University Stambaugh Stadium (FOOTBALL STADIUM). This tryout is for MIDDLE SCHOOL and HIGH SCHOOL players. Registration will be from 12:30 to 1:15. Tryouts will be from 1:30 to 2:30. There is a $20.00 tryout fee. This fee may be paid by cash or check made out to THUNDER VBC. As per league recommendations you MUST bring a copy of your tryout membership card which can be obtained at www.ovr.org no card, NO TRYOUT. You need to attend only one tryout. If you have any questions please feel free to contact THUNDER VBC by phone at (330) 717-6721 or by email at thundervbc@zoominternet.net
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