2020-2021 TRYOUT INFORMATION - Happy October!
Below is the tryout information dates and times. We will have many other details to work out and relay to parents.
Tryout Location : All Tryouts held at Toll Gate Middle School
Sunday October 25
3:00 - 5:00 pm (11s and 12s) - 6th graded and under
Sunday November 1
3:00-5:00 pm (13s and 14s) - 7th and 8th grade
Sunday November 15
3:00-5:00 pm (15s - 18s) 9th - 12th grade
As mid September rolls around we start to get inquiries regarding club information.
Yes we are planning to have a club season, but many factors will go in to the final details of what that will look like. The OVR has been very active in trying to get information to us as things become available. We also have to abide by school guidelines in our planning. We have had some preliminary discussions regarding contingency plans for a facility should we need one, but the reality is that should we be shut down it will likely come from OVR and the governing body at the state level.
This year tryouts for 11-12s may be one week earlier on the weekend prior to 13s and 14s tryouts.
Tryouts for 13s and 14s are not schedule but are always the last Sunday on October.
High school age tryouts are always the day after the state tournament so will be held November 15.
Please check back closer to the first week in October for finalized dates and registration informaiton.
Our Spring Juniors Clinic has been cancelled. If you have already registered your form and check will be sent through the shredder!
January 5, 2020
Hi all and welcome back from your winter break!
There are a few items that will need immediate attention and a few items that need attention within the week!
1. - Player registration
YOU CANNOT START PRACTICING UNTIL YOU ARE A REGISTERED PLAYER WITH OUR CLUB. This is a liability issue and there are no exceptions. As of right now the following players are not showing up on my club registration. If you registered you either did not complete the process and pay or you did not choose Columbus Volleyball Academy Pickerington or you did a tryout membership and have not updated to a full membership.
12 Navy - Cunningham
12 White - Currens
13 Navy - Cover
15 Navy - Robinson
16 Navy - Gianettino
18 Navy - Alwood, Moorer
2. - USA Medical Form
YOU CANNOT PRACTICE WITHOUT HAVING TURNED IN YOUR USA MEDICAL FORM. YOU NEED TO GET A HARD COPY TO YOUR COACH. TO ENSURE YOU CAN PRACTICE YOU SHOULD SEND A SCREENSHOT OF THAT FORM TO YOUR COACH AS A BACKUP. THEY NEED THIS INFORMATION FOR YOUR SAFETY.
3. - Lindsay's Law
At our meeting I metioned everyone would have to sign off that they reviewed this handout and video with their daughter. Go to the http://www.ovr.org webiste. Go to training. Select Cardiac arrest info (Lindsay's Law). Go to the parent portion and complete necessary prticipation. Download and sign the form. Return it to your coach. Again you can screenshot it if you think you will lose the form. This form is due by the end of the week (January 10). I in turn have to submit a verification form that everyone in the club has done their part!
4. - Fees
This club does not function with an abundance of extra cash flow. This year will be no exception since our cushion comes from the number of players on a team. This year we have a lot of teams with 8 players. This meand even less financial cushion. Many of you are doing your best to pay your fees on time or have an alternate plan. Some of you have actually not even paid your first payment that was suppose to happen at the organizational meeting. The least desireable part of running this club is being a bill collector. Because of our tight budget I am making a stand that players cannot practice until their first deposit is made. Coaches will be notified as to who those players are. So if you hear from you coach that will be why. Beihg a little late is not the end of the world. Not having paid anything yet puts us in a difficult position of paying our bills! Thank you for your understanding.
5. - Practices
Will start tomorrow (most ). Please remember to be there about 10-15 minutes before practice time to get ready etc. Once we have distributed practice tshirts you will be expected to use your practice tshirt, tryout tshirt, or any other CVA gear to wear at practice. If you cannot find your CVA tshirts you may wear a red, white, navy, or gray tshirt turned inside out or with no writing on it to practice. We try to kepp some uniformity in our practice attire!
Thank you for joining us for the 2020 season!
Please let me know if you have questions regarding fees, etc.
Updated tournament and training/ practice make up schedule etc. information to come in the next few days!
December 7, 2019
As we close our spiritwear order for this year, we have had several questions regarding items.The answers are:
Yes I can accept orders through Monday evening.
Yes if you need to look as sizes again the spiritwear items are available at Ohio Select at 7394 E. Main St. Reynoldsburg. 43068
Have a great weekend, GO BUCKS, and see you at open gym Monday and Wednesday this coming week (13s - 18s teams)!
December 2, 2019
Our first open gym is tonight for 13s - 18s players. Please check your schedule for times. These sessions are optional and are not practice sessions with your teams. They are meant to have a supervised loosely structured time to keep your hands on a ball! So join us if you are not too tied up in school or other activities!
Remember your OVR membership should be updated by now. This provides you your liability protection for the season so it is a must to complete ASAP.
Also your USAV medical should already be turned in to your coach. If you can't get them a hard copy take a screenshot and sent it to them. We need this to anticipate any health needs!
Spiritwear orders are due this week!
You can mail them, drop them off, or turn them in to Coach Audrey at open gym tonight.
Reminder - This week open gym is Monday only. Forthe next 2 weeks it is Monday and Wednesday!
Have a great week!
Our clubwide meeting is this coming week on Wednesday November 20th at 7:00pm.
During this meeting we will go through schedules, (tournament, practice, and training), Go thorugh the OVR system for new players, and answer ever important questions you may have. We will also size for uniforms and have available some samples for optional items you may consider.
Our uniform orders goes in by the end of next week so you should make every attempt to be present or send a representative that knows your sizes. Our tournament schedules starts for some in later January so we need that much time for jerseys to be made.
At the end of the evening you will turn in contracts and deposits if you have not already sent them.
Teams are still being filled as we speak so let us know if you have someone still looking for a team.
Our 2020 fall juniors clinic registration is now available. This is a 5 week clinic series in November and December geared toward Grades 2-6.