Why should I try out for Columbia United Volleyball?
Columbia United Volleyball is intended for players who are trying to develop the skills to excel with their High School teams or to play volleyball in college. School & Family come first for players in our program. While you certainly work hard in our program, playing for Columbia United will be an experience you will carry with you the rest of your life. Your teammates, coaches, & friends in the program will spend a great deal of time with you over the season. You get to travel, have new & fun experiences, and play against other great volleyball programs from throughout the HOA Region.
Should every player tryout for Columbia United Volleyball?
Probably not, some players may find a better fit with another club. Players who don’t intend to play for Columbia United shouldn’t go through our tryouts. Players from last year’s Columbia United’s teams must all tryout again. No player is guaranteed a spot. Players who were not offered a position the previous year are always welcome to go through tryouts the following year (regardless of where they played the prior year) … sometimes we simply don’t have a spot for a player we really like.
How many girls will be on a team?
To give the girls, the most playing time, we will keep teams to 8-10 players.
What do I need to bring to tryouts?
Players should arrive about 15 minutes prior to tryouts.
- Print out of their HOA/USA Volleyball Membership Card
- Complete the Registration form online – http://columbiaunitedvolleyball.com/tryouts
- Tryout Fee $10
Are tryouts open?
No, tryouts will be closed. Parents are encouraged to come in and fill out the necessary registration paperwork but will be asked to leave.
When do I find out if I made a team?
Columbia United coaches & staff will attempt to call each player selected within 6 hours. It takes time to talk to each girl, but we believe it is important to talk directly to each of them. If your player is not selected, you will receive and email within 24 hours.
What is included in club dues, and what does it cost to play for Columbia United Volleyball?
2018-19 Club dues information will be shared with the family when a position is offered. Additional information will be available at the Parent/Player information meeting on Sunday, November 4th: 2-4 pm and posted to our website. Club dues are paid in monthly installments over the first few months of the season. First installment is due at the parent meeting on November 4th. There are no fund-raising requirements with Columbia United Volleyball.
Club dues include uniforms, warm-up shirts, equipment costs, gym rental fees, insurance, team bags, coaching fees and tournament registration fees – approximately 5 per team.
Dues do not include player travel costs to tournaments or practice. Families of players are encouraged to share travel expenses. Players are responsible for shoes, socks, spandex & kneepads.