Club Tryouts

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Club Tryouts Information & Pre-Registration 2019 Season

Tryouts for the 2019 Club Season will take place between Sunday, November 19th and Sunday December 9th, 2018 at Earl Marriott Secondary (15751 16 Ave) in South Surrey. Several tryouts for the older age groups will be weeknights (as indicated by age group), at Princess Margaret Secondary (12870 72 Ave), Surrey. 

Tryouts cost:
Pre-registered and pre-paid on-line: $25 (via credit card)
Registered on-line and/or paying day of tryouts: $30 (cash or cheque only)
NOTE: Tryout fees are non-refundable

To pre-register click register

Please check below for specific times for your gender and age group.

TRYOUT SCHEDULE:

Girls 12U (Born 2007)
Along with the 12U team, we run a 12U Developmental program, click on Development on our website main page menu bar for more information. NOTE: If you are registered for our Development program and make the team, your program payment will go towards the team fees (and you will forgo participating in the 12U development program).

Sun Nov 18 1130am - 1pm >> CHECK-IN @11:00am
Sun Nov 25 1pm - 230pm >> CHECK-IN @12:30pm

Girls 13U (Born 2006)
NOTE: Due to the large number of girls trying out for 13U, athletes will be divided into two alpha-last-name groups (the first day only). The club will advise you (via email) of your exact time slot for day 1 a few days prior to the tryouts.

Sun Nov 18  1:00pm – 3:00pm (Group 1) >> CHECK-IN @12:30pm
Sun Nov 18  3:00pm – 5:00pm (Group 2) >> CHECK-IN @2:30pm
Sun Nov 25  2:30pm – 4:00pm >> CHECK-IN @2:00pm

Boys 13U (Born 2006)
Sun Nov 18  9:00am – 11:00am >> CHECK-IN @8:30am
Sun Nov 25  8:30am – 10:00am >> CHECK-IN @8:15am

Girls 14U (Born 2005)
Due to the large number of girls trying out for 14U, the first day only, athletes will be divided into two alpha-last-name groups. The club will advise you of your exact time slot for day 1 a few days prior to the tryouts.

Sun Nov 18  5:00pm – 7:00pm (Group 1) >> CHECK-IN @4:30pm
Sun Nov 18  7:00pm – 9:00pm (Group 2) >> CHECK-IN @6:30pm
Sun Nov 25  4:30pm – 6:00pm >> CHECK-IN @4:00pm 

Boys 14U (Born 2005)
Sun Nov 18  11:00am – 1:00pm >> CHECK-IN @10:30am
Sun Nov 25  10:30am – 12:00pm >> CHECK-IN @10:15am

Girls 15U (Born 2004)
Sun Nov 25  7:00pm - 9:00pm >> CHECK-IN @6:30pm
Wed Nov 28  7:00pm - 9:00pm >> CHECK-IN @6:45pm (Location: Princess Margaret Sec)

Boys 15U (Born 2004)
Sun Nov 25  12:30pm – 2:30pm >> CHECK-IN @12:00pm
Sun Dec 02  10:30am – 12:30pm >> CHECK-IN @10:15am

Girls 16U (Born 2003)
Sun Dec 02  4:30pm – 6:00pm >> CHECK-IN @4:00pm
Thu Dec 06  7:00pm – 9:00pm >> CHECK-IN @6:45pm (Location: Princess Margaret Sec)

Boys 16U (Born 2003)
Sun Dec 02  1:00pm – 2:30pm >> CHECK-IN @12:30pm
Sun Dec 09  8:30am – 10:30am >> CHECK-IN @8:15pm

Girls 17U (Born 2002)
Sun Dec 02  6:00pm – 7:30pm >> CHECK-IN @5:30pm
Wed Dec 05  7:00pm – 9:00pm >> CHECK-IN @6:45pm (Location: Princess Margaret Sec)

Boys 17U (Born 2002)

Sun Dec 02  3:00pm – 4:30pm >> CHECK-IN @2:30pm
Sun Dec 09  10:30am - 12:30pm >> CHECK-IN @10:15pm

Girls 18U (Born 2001)
Sun Dec 02  7:30pm – 9:00pm >> CHECK-IN @7:00pm
Wed Dec 05  7:00pm – 9:00pm >> CHECK-IN @6:45pm (Location: Princess Margaret Sec)

Boys 18U (Born 2001)
Sun Dec 02  3:00pm – 4:30pm >> CHECK-IN @2:30pm
Sun Dec 09  10:30am - 12:30pm >> CHECK-IN @10:15am

To ensure check-in runs smoothly, please arrive
30 minutes prior to the scheduled time (1st day of tryouts) for your age group.

Players are expected to attend both tryouts. If you are unable to make both tryouts please do your best to advise us in advance. Email us at inquiries@seasidevolleyball.com.

General Information

When signing up for volleyball, there are some key events that all athletes are expected to attend:

Super Series Tournaments (16U & up)
Fraser Valley Regional Championships
Provincial Championships
National Championships (when applicable)

NOTE: Coaches expect their players to commit to these events. If you are aware of conflicts in advance, you may want to reconsider your commitment to club volleyball. Teams travelling for out-of-town provincial championships and out-of-province national championships (when applicable) will be required to pay in addition to the posted club fees.

Key Dates (updated Tuesday, October 9th):

Girls 13U
Sat/Sun, April 13,14 – Fraser Valley Championships 
Sat/Sun, May 4,5 – Provincial Championships (Abbotsford)   

Girls 14U
Sat/Sun, April 13,14 – Fraser Valley Championships 
Sat/Sun, April 27,28 – Provincial Championships (Abbotsford)   
Thu-Sun – May 9-12 – National Championships (Richmond)     

Girls 15U
Sat/Sun, April 13,14 – Fraser Valley Championships 
Fri/Sat – Apr 26,27 – Provincial Championships (Abbotsford)
Thu-Sun – May 9-12 – National Championships (Edmonton) 

Girls 16U
Fri/Sat – May 3,4 – Provincial Championships (Abbotsford)
Fri-Mon – May 17-20 – National Championships (Regina) 

Girls 17U
Fri/Sat – Apr 19,20 - Provincial Championships (Richmond Oval, Richmond)    
Wed-Sat – May 8-11 – National Championships (Toronto)     

Girls 18U
Sat/Sun – Apr 20,21 - Provincial Championships (Richmond Oval, Richmond)    
Sat-Tue – May 11-14 – National Championships (Toronto)     

Boys 13U
Sat/Sun, April 14/15 – Fraser Valley Championships 
Sat/Sun, May 4,5 – Provincial Championships (Abbotsford)   

Boys 14U
Sat/Sun, April 14/15 – Fraser Valley Championships 
Sat/Sun, May 4,5 – Provincial Championships (Abbotsford)   
Thu-Sun – May 9-12 – National Championships (Edmonton)     

Boys 15U
Fri/Sat – May 3,4 – Provincial Championships (Abbotsford)
Fri-Mon – May 17-20 – National Championships (Regina) 

Boys 16U
Sat/Sun – Apr 27,28 – Provincial Championships (Abbotsford)
Sat-Tue – May 11-14 – National Championships (Toronto) 

Boys 17U & 18U
Fri/Sat – Apr 19,20 - Provincial Championships (Richmond Oval, Richmond)    
Wed-Sat – May 8-11 – National Championships (Toronto)     

Expanded Age Categories: A few years ago, Volleyball Canada and Volleyball BC introduced a change to the age category rule that Seaside (when applicable) acknowledges. As per the Volleyball BC Handbook, the rules go as follows;

"Athletes born September 1-December 31 of the previous year are permitted to “play down” one age category. Athletes that “play down” may only compete at one Regional Championship, Provincial Championship, and National Championship (all in the same age category)."

"Athletes born in 1999 (outside of the Expanded Age Category) that are currently in their Grade 12 year of high school may apply for an exemption which will allow them to participate in all Volleyball BC indoor club events, including Provincial and National Championships."

"There is no limit to the number of overaged athletes that can compete on a team."

Playing Up: Occasionally athletes demonstrate a desire to play up an age level. At Seaside we will consider moving an athlete up under one or more of the following circumstances;

The athlete demonstrates superior volleyball skills at their current age level
The athlete demonstrates the ability to fit in with older athletes at a social level
The athlete demonstrates the athletic ability to play with older athletes
The athlete is in the same grade and age level as the older athlete at school
The athlete has participated in other sports with older athletes
The club has a specific position to fill at the older age group and is unable to find a qualified player

If a player feels they fit into one or more of these categories, they MUST contact a Seaside coach or official a minimum of 1 week prior to tryouts. The coach and executive committee will discuss the request and advise the player prior to tryouts whether their request has been approved. 

If the athlete is not selected after the first day for the age group up he or she is trying out for, the athlete will be asked to move back to their current age group tryout session the following day.

What if my daughter/son decides to withdraw from playing for the club?  Once a player has committed to participate with Seaside and has paid club fees, it is assumed by the club that the player will continue playing throughout the season. The club has committed registration fees, equipment, uniforms, warm-ups and travel arrangements that are not recoverable in the event the athlete quits the club and will be a financial burden to the remaining members of the team. It is our policy that if a player withdraws from the team after being selected, the player will not receive a refund.

Updated: Friday, November 9th, 2018