Boys Tryout Schedule/Info
Boys Tryouts (All ages): Saturday, October 14
|14U, 16U, 18U||6:00p-8:00p|
Callbacks (All ages): Tuesday, October 17
|14U, 16U, 18U||6:00p-9:00p|
Boys Tryout Age Eligibility For 2017-2018USA Volleyball requires that you be a particular age for the duration of the season, which is assumed to end on August 31, even though tournament play, regionals, and nationals are all complete before that date. So for the upcoming 2017-2018 season, your USAV age is the age you will be on August 31, 2018.
11 & Under - must be born on or after Sept. 1, 2006 (still 11 on Aug. 31, 2018)
12 & Under - must be born on or after Sept. 1, 2005 (still 12 on Aug. 31, 2018)
13 & Under - must be born on or after Sept. 1, 2004 (still 13 on Aug. 31, 2018)
14 & Under - must be born on or after Sept. 1, 2003 (still 14 on Aug. 31, 2018)
15 & Under - must be born on or after Sept. 1, 2002 (still 15 on Aug. 31, 2018)
16 & Under - must be born on or after Sept. 1, 2001 (still 16 on Aug. 31, 2018)
17 & Under - must be born on or after Sept. 1, 2000 (still 17 on Aug. 31, 2018)
18 & Under - must be born on or after Sept. 1, 1999 (still 18 on Aug. 31, 2018)
**This will be the age group with which a player will initially try out.
*Boys 14 & Under Division:
Players who were born on or after September 1, 2003
Players who were born on or after September 1, 2002 (15 years or younger) who shall neither have completed nor are in a grade higher than the eighth grade (8th) during the current academic year. (This exception is based on the net height difference of 7'4 1/8" to 7' 11 5/8" between the 14 & Under Division to the 15 & Under Division.)
What is the length of the boys’ volleyball season?
The boys’ season starts in mid-November and goes through the first week of July. We typically play in 6-8 tournaments and practice twice a week.
How many teams will A5 South have this year?
We will have as many teams as we can field, based on the tryouts and interest.
What if I decide after the season starts that I want to play at A5 South?
We may consider a practice player role in which athletes will have no travel expense, but will participate fully in all practices and training. It’s possible that we may add teams during the season as interest grows.
What if I have never played competitive volleyball before?
Most players that have joined A5 South do not have previous volleyball experience. Our strong coaching staff is dedicated to helping each player develop the skills to be successful.
What if I play other sports?
Many A5 South players participate in other sports. We only ask that you inform your coaches in advance of any conflicts.
How much are the dues?
Player dues will be $1000 for the 2018 season, plus travel. Practice players will only pay $1000 and have no travel fees.
What are the opportunities to play in college?
A number of colleges around the south have recently added men’s volleyball as a varsity sport, including one in Georgia and several in North and South Carolina, in addition to the national powers like Penn State, UCLA, Ohio State and Pepperdine. There were over 500 college commitments from the Class of 2017.