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Tryouts 2020–21

join gcvc for the upcoming season!

We are very excited to welcome athletes back into the gym for GCVC tryouts. Tryout details and registration links are broken out by tryout age below, and tune up clinic information and sign ups can be found on our Tune Ups page.

All visitors must wear a mask in the facility at all times except while athletes are actively playing in the gym, social distancing will be enforced, and temperature checks will be required upon entry.

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Tryout dates and times are broken out by tryout age and each session is scheduled for 3 hours. In an effort to take precautions against COVID-19, if a tryout session exceeds 90 athletes it will be split into two 1.5 hour tryouts within the scheduled time and we will notify you directly with more details for your athlete's allotted slot.

Please note that tryout age definitions for national teams have been adjusted for the 2020-21 season and be sure to confirm the correct tryout age on the OVR website prior to completing the registration.


tryout dates, times and registrations

Please be sure to only use the registration link that corresponds with your athlete's tryout age, and you can find updated OVR age definitions hereIf you are registering multiple athletes for our tryouts, you must register them separately and for the appropriate age groups.

11U & 12U - make up session

A make-up session for our 11U and 12U teams will be available on Sunday, November 1 from 11am–12:30pm. Pre-register via the link to the right and walk-ins welcome as well.

11U/12U make-up session early registration will close at 10pm on Saturday 10/31.

13U & 14U

14U - Friday, October 30 from 5:30–8:30pm

13U - Saturday, October 31 from 9am–12pm 

13U/14U early registration will close at 10pm on Thursday 10/29.

15U, 16U, 17U, 18U

16U - Sunday, November 15 from 8–11am

15U - Sunday, November 15 from 11:30am–2:30pm 

17U - Sunday, November 15 from 3–6pm

18U - Monday, November 16 from 5–8pm 

15U/16U/17U/18U early registration will close at 10pm on Saturday 11/14.


Tryout Forms & waivers

The following forms must be completed prior to tryouts and submitted during tryout check in.


GCVC Location Map

Location

Cornerstone Athletic Center
535 Lakeview Plaza Blvd
Worthington, OH 43085

tryout fees

$25 pre-register
$30 at the door

tryout faq

What precautions are in place to combat COVID-19 during tryouts, tune ups, and throughout the season?

Masks are required for all visitors except while athletes are actively playing and social distancing will be enforced at all times. Hand sanitizing stations are set up throughout the lobby areas and in each gym, and we remind athletes to wash hands frequently especially before and after each practice session. Temperature checks are required upon entry and separate entrance and exit points have been predetermined to reduce overcrowding in high-traffic areas. We are cleaning the facility daily while also disinfecting volleyballs and equipment during water breaks and after every practice session. 

Do I have to pre-register for your tryouts?

Nope! Walk-ins are welcome (but may be limited due to COVID) and the cost to register at the door is $30.

Are parents allowed to stay for tryouts?

Unfortunately, parents will only be allowed in the facility to assist athletes with tryout check-in if necessary and are not permitted to stay in the facility during the tryouts due to COVID restrictions.

Does my athlete need prior volleyball experience in order to tryout?

No previous volleyball experience is required and we have various team divisions to accommodate different skill levels. However, GCVC is a competitive club that competes at national and american levels and we require athletes to be committed throughout the full season— therefore, we encourage previous volleyball experience.

What's the difference between national and american teams?

National teams compete in tournaments throughout Ohio and surrounding states including qualifiers to either finish the season at GJNC or AAU's. American teams compete in tournaments primarily held in Ohio and do not compete in national tournaments. All team levels at GCVC are competitive in the OVR no matter the division, and the national or american level will be decided to match the team's overall skillset as needed. 

My athlete can play at multiple age levels based on the OVR age definitions— what age do you recommend they try out for?

While the decision is ultimately up to what you and your athlete are most comfortable with, we typically recommend playing in the age division that corresponds with the athlete's grade. 

Do you offer lessons or clinics leading up to tryouts?

Yes! Information, dates, and registration for our tryout clinics can be found on our website here. We also offer private and group lessons (pending school eligibility) upon request and based on availability, and information for lessons can be found on our homepage here.

How much does it cost to participate on a GCVC team?

Pricing varies based on age and team division, primarily due to tournament volume. We are still determining pricing for the upcoming season, but previous costs can be found on the 2019-20 individual team pages as a baseline for what to expect. Team costs include practice and tournament fees, coach fees, and uniforms/practice gear— travel and accommodations are not included in the pricing.

How many tournaments will we play in throughout the season?

Tournament volume primarily depends on age levels with younger teams, such as 11U-12U typically having a shorter season compared to older teams, such as 13U-17U. We are still determining tournament schedules for the upcoming season, but previous tournament volume can be found on the 2019-20 individual team pages as a baseline for what to expect. 

How many practices will my athlete have to attend each week throughout the season? 

Younger age groups, such as 11U-12U, will practice 2x each week typically for two hours at a time. Older age groups, such as 13U-18U, will practice 3x each week typically for two hours at a time. Light practices will begin in December and will continue to pick up in January after the holidays.

Who is the coach for my athlete's potential team?

Our current coach line up can be found on our Team Info page, and the list is subject to change.

 

Have additional questions? Reach out to us at greatercolumbusvolleyballclub@gmail.com if you need more information!


OVR Quick Links

Please use the link below to confirm the player's correct tryout age and note that the tryout age definitions have changed for the 2020-21 season.

Age Divisions: https://www.ovr.org/juniors/divisions.php

Athlete's Bill of Rights: https://www.ovr.org/forms/Athletes_Bill_of_Rights.pdf

Membership Registration: https://www.ovr.org/register/index.php

Contact

Greater Columbus Volleyball Club

Cornerstone Athletic Center
535 Lakeview Plaza Blvd.
Worthington, OH 43085

greatercolumbusvolleyballclub@gmail.com

Social Media

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