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Sanctioned Tryouts in the Ohio Valley Region
Applications for Sanction of Tryouts are open for boys' and 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 male juniors after September 1st.
Clubs may host tryouts for female 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 two weekends 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 October 29.
Clubs may host tryouts for the 2022-2023 season for female athletes ages 10 through 12 beginning Friday, October 21st. Tryouts for 13s through 14s beginning Friday, October 28th. Tryouts for ages 15 through 18 may begin Sunday, November 13th.
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:
- The Athletes' Bill of Rights must to be given to each player at tryouts
- How To A Membership Card
- Many clubs have their own form(s) as well, which participants must obtain directly from the clubs
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 an unlimited number of tryout dates between July and December. This Tryout Membership is also good for attending tryouts in neighboring Regions like Keystone, Pioneer, etc. To sign up for the Tryout Membership, please visit the following page:
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.
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.
2 tryouts meet the selection criteria listed above.
12, 13, 14 all divisions
|Oct 8, 2022|
|Please pre-register for try-out. Check in begins at 9:45 AM, try-out starts at 10:00 and runs to 11:30. Club offers will go out with in 72 hours of the conclusion of the try-out. The try-out will be held at Eastside Athletics in Lithopolis, just East of Columbus. [Additional information is available at our website]|
15, 16, 17, 18 all divisions
|Oct 8, 2022|
11:30 am‑1:00 pm
|Please pre-register for try-out. Check in begins at 11:15 AM, try-out starts at 11:30 AM and runs to 1:00. Club offers will go out with in 72 hours of the conclusion of the try-out. The try-out will be held at Eastside Athletics in Lithopolis, just East of Columbus. [Additional information is available at our website]|