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Tryouts For 2021/2022 Club Season

West Florida Waves coaches will be on site to evaluate all athletes. A variation of drills will be executed to give every athlete the best opportunity. The tryout process for each age group will last for two days. It is required to be at both dates.

Please bring to tryouts a copy of your birth certificate, NOTARIZED medical release form, and a copy of the USAV Membership.

UWF Fieldhouse - 2344-2382 Campus Dr, Pensacola, FL 3251412u - 14u Tryouts

-Sunday, November 7th: 2p-7p *DAY 1 FOR ALL AGE GROUPS*
-2:30-4:30PM (12's-14's)
-Monday, November 8th: 4p-9p *DAY 2 FOR AGES 12-14'S*
-4:30-6:00 PM (12'S)
-6:00-7:30PM (13'S)
-7:30-9:00 PM (14'S)

UWF Fieldhouse - 2344-2382 Campus Dr, Pensacola, FL 3251415u - 18u Tryouts

-Sunday, November 7th: 2p-7p *DAY 1 FOR ALL AGE GROUPS*
-5:00-7:00PM (15-18'S )
-Tuesday, November 9th: 4p-9p *DAY 2 FOR AGES 15-18'S*
-4:30-6:00 PM (15'S)
-6:00-7:30PM (16'S)
-7:30-9:00 PM (17'S / 18's)

Teams will be selected within a few days after tryouts. Once teams are set, coaches will be contacting the players to schedule a team meeting to go over the tournament schedule and finalize practice dates.

**Please plan to arrive 30 minutes early to check in on the first day. You will need to turn in all paperwork (USAV Notarized Medical Release, USAV Membership Card), ROX uniform sizing, and receive your T-shirt!

West Florida Waves2021-2022 Tryout Registration

Register In 3 Easy Steps
1. Register or Renew for USAV Membership

Print the confirmation email with players registration number (you will need this for tryout registration!), or download the digital card on your smartphone. *Note: Digital cards can only be accessed from a smartphone.

REGISTER FOR USAV GULF COAST REGION MEMBERSHIP
2. Complete & Notarize the Medical Release Form

Print and NOTARIZE medical release form and bring to tryouts.

MEDICAL RELEASE FORMmust be notarized (click here to download)
3. Register For Tryouts

Once the first two steps are complete, you can now register for tryouts for the West Florida Waves by clicking the Registration button below. In the coming days, you will receive an email to pay the $35 tryout fee. This fee is Non-Refundable.

Note: You will be required to confirm your USAV membership number in the form. Instructions to access your athletes digital card in SportsEngine can be found in the 2020-2021 Registration Packet. Or by clicking the link below

1. Determine The Age Group For Your Athlete

The age group that your child can play for during this upcoming season is determined by what their age will be prior to September 1st, 2020. A tool for determining this can be found by using our age calculator or by using the link below.

2019-2020 USAV AGE DEFINITIONS

2. Complete The USAV Membership Form & Medical Release Form
  • Go to the USA Volleyball website by clicking here or the link below.
  • Click on whichever applies : “New Membership” or “Renew Membership”. If you are renewing your membership, you must login with your username and password.
  • When filling out the membership form, choose “West Florida Waves” for your volleyball club.
  • Print both the USAV membership and NOTARIZED medical release form and bring both to tryouts.

USAV MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION

MEDICAL RELEASE FORM must be notarized

3. Complete The Online Waves Registration Form

Once the first two steps are complete, you can now complete the West Florida Waves Online Registration tryout form by clicking the button below. You will be prompted to pay the $35 tryout fee upon submission of the form.  This fee is Non-Refundable.

Note: You will be required to confirm your USAV membership number in the form. There is a link within the form to the USAV registration site.

Tryout FAQ

Question: Does the Waves require my daughter to tryout out for her age group as defined by USAV?

Answer: Yes, It is the West Florida Waves Volleyball Club policy that ALL players tryout out for their age group as defined by USAV.

Question: My daughter is in a different grade than her age group can she tryout for her grade level instead of her age group?

Answer:  The official policy of the West Florida Waves is that all players will tryout for their age group based on the USAV age definition chart included on this page regardless of their grade in school.

Question: Do the Waves allow players to play up an age group?

Answer: In general the Waves do not allow players to “play up” however if the player has shown that they have progressed beyond their age group and all coaches and directors involved agree that it is best for both the players and the teams there are exceptions made on a case by case basis.

Question: Can a player decline to be moved up if they are asked to?

Answer:  Parents ultimately have the authority to decline the invitation to play up an age group

Question: My daughter has played with her grade and not her age group in the past for the Waves or other clubs, can she still stay with her same team?

Answer: The directors at the Waves understand that the new age definitions and also circumstances have created situations where athletes are part of established age groups. They will always endeavor to do what is best for the players and the teams and realize that forcing a player to change age groups may not be in the best interest of the athletes. Each situation will be decided on a case by case basis based on the established Waves policies with all parties involved being a part of the outcome.

Question: If my daughter does not make a Power (1) team but instead makes a Club(2) team at one age group can she then tryout for a different age group?

Answer:  No.

2021-2022 USAV Age Definitions

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