Sanctioned Tryouts in the Ohio Valley Region

Applications for Sanction of Tryouts are accepted on September 5th for boys' and September 5th 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 2019-2020 season for athletes ages 10 through 14 beginning Friday, October 25th. Tryouts for ages 15 through 18 may begin Sunday, November 10th.

See the Age_Divisions page for description of the age and grade divisions.

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:

Registration for the 2019-2020 season opens on September 4, 2019.

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.

If the member played during the 2018-2019 season, their membership is good through 10/31/2019. They may attend tryouts until that date with the membership card from last season. Beginning 11/1/2019, they will need a Tryout Membership for this season.

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.

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