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Tryouts 2023-2024

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We are excited to welcome athletes back into the gym for GCVC tryouts. We strongly recommend that you pre-register online although we will allow walk-ins the day of tryouts. Please note, the tryout links will close at 9:00PM the evening prior to the tryout, plan to register early! 

Details and registration links are listed below in an easy to follow 4-step process. 

If you have any questions, please reach out to us at 

2023-2024 Fall Tryout Dates, & Times:

Make Up Tryout dates and times are as follows:

Friday, October 20:

11U (2 American & 2 Regional), 5:00 - 7:00PM

Tryouts are held at Cornerstone Athletic Center, 535B Lakeview Plaza Blvd., Worthington, OH 43085. Check-in begins 45-minutes prior to the tryout time listed.
Eligible 11U players must have a birthdate on or after July 1, 2012.

In-House League:

Players who tryout for 11U, 12U, and 13U teams will all have the option to play in our in-house league if they do not make one of the club teams. Our commitment is to further develop young athletes so they can better their skills and prepare for tryouts each fall. Join the best instructional program in central Ohio!

STEP 1: Complete your Athlete's OVR Tryout Membership for the 2023-24 Season

Athlete Tryout Registration: ($10). Once your athlete has made a team & accepted the offer, you will need to complete the full OVR membership.

You must complete this step prior to registering for GCVC tryouts.

STEP 2: Register your Athlete for Tryouts

$30 (pre-registered athletes)
$35 (walk-in athletes)

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

Be sure to confirm the correct tryout age on the OVR website prior to completing the registration. 

*Tryout fees are non-refundable.*


At check in, athletes will receive a t-shirt that has a number unique to them. We typically have most sizes but there are times when a substitute size is issued.

The following form should be completed prior to tryouts and submitted during the tryout check in. Please do this is in addition to completing the online registration.

STEP 4: Bring your athlete to tryouts!

Be sure to print and complete the document above and send them with your athlete. Check-in begins 45-minutes prior to the tryout time. Parents are welcome to enter the building to help their athlete get through the check-in process. Please arrive back at the facility 20 minutes prior to the scheduled end time of tryouts. There will be a brief parents meeting at the end of each tryout session.

tryout faq's:

Thank you for your interest in the Greater Columbus Volleyball Club! Our goal is to inspire personal growth & development by providing an honest, encouraging, & competitive environment. We focus on each athlete & work together as a staff to build a healthy team culture through education of the game, physical preparation, & mental strategy. Our mission is simple. GCVC is for the athletes. If you have any questions, please reach out to

Do I need to pre-register my athlete for tryouts?
We encourage athletes to pre-register prior to tryouts ($30). Walk-ins are welcome ($35).

Are parents allowed to stay for tryouts?
Parents are permitted in the facility to assist athletes with tryout check-in if necessary. They may remain in the building but are limited to the lobby & team room areas due to space restrictions inside the gymnasiums.

Does my athlete need prior volleyball experience to tryout?
GCVC is a competitive club that competes at National, American, & Regional levels. We require athletes to be committed for the full season. Therefore, we encourage players to come to us with volleyball experience. Previous volleyball experience is not required & we do have various team divisions to accommodate different skill levels.

What is the difference between National & American teams?

  • “American” level teams compete in competitive tournaments primarily held in Ohio & do not compete in national tournaments.
  • “National” division teams require the most commitment & are designed for athletes who want to play high level volleyball. Typically, National teams compete in tournaments throughout Ohio & surrounding states including qualifiers to either finish the season at GJNC or AAU's.
  • All team levels at GCVC are competitive within the OVR no matter the division. The National, American, & Regional level is decided to match the team's overall skillset as needed. 

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

  • Pricing varies based on age & team division, primarily due to tournament volume. Team fees include practice & tournaments, coach salaries, strength training, & uniforms/practice gear— travel & accommodations are not included in the pricing.

When is the first payment due?
First payment will be due upon execution of your team contract. You may pay in full or utilize our payment plan. First payment can be made via cash, check, or credit card (with CC processing fee). 

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. 

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 & 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, & registration for our tryout tune-up clinics can be found on our website Summer TrainingsWe also offer private & group lessons (pending school eligibility) upon request & based on availability. 

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 with additional strength & conditioning based on the level of team.

Practices will begin in December & will continue to pick up in January after the holidays. National teams will potentially begin practice in November.


OVR Quick Links:

Please use the link below to confirm the player's correct tryout age.

Age Divisions:

Athlete's Bill of Rights:



Greater Columbus Volleyball Club

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

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