2023-2024 AVA Texas Club Tryouts



NEW 23-24 TRYOUTS(2)

Tryouts Frequently Asked Questions:

We use tryouts to select players for our club volleyball teams. During the tryout session we have coaches running drills that allow evaluators to observe athletes in their positions in both practice and competition scenarios. Evaluators use this performance, as well as the player's prior experience and level of play, competitiveness, coachability, teamwork and communication skills to place athletes on specific teams. Each team's roster is built based on the positions needed and the skill required to compete on that level of team.

We conduct all tryouts at our facility located at 380 Green Wing Street, Webster, TX 77598.

Players are required to compete in the age group that their date of birth falls according to the USA Volleyball calendar.
18s: born on or after July 1, 2005 OR born on or after July 1, 2004 and a high school student in the 12th grade or below.
17s: born on or after July 1, 2006
16s: born on or after July 1, 2007
15s: born on or after July 1, 2008
14s: born on or after July 1, 2009
13s: born on or after July 1, 2010
12s: born on or after July 1, 2011
11s: born on or after July 1, 2012
We have to strictly follow the dates set forth by USA Volleyball. Even if your child is a student in a younger grade, their date of birth might require them to play with athletes that are in the older grade.
There are some cases that an athlete's date of birth could allow them to play in a lower age group. Each situation will be evaluated by Directors on a case-by-case basis, however, we generally encourage athletes to stay with the age group that they will graduate high school with.

A private tryout is a private evaluation conducted by one of our Directors. Private tryouts are recommended for athletes who cannot make their age group's tryout for some reason and do not want to risk a spot by waiting for a makeup tryout session. We will call you at the conclusion of your athlete's age group regular tryout session if we are extending an offer.

Absolutely! Please know that makeup tryouts are to fill any remaining open positions after early and regular tryouts have concluded. There is no guarantee that a position will be open on your desired team by the time you participate in a makeup tryout. If you want to guarantee an opportunity to be evaluated for a club team before final selections are made, we highly recommend signing up for a private tryout.

We will instruct players at the start of their tryout session how to handle this and we will give verbal reminders throughout the session. It is up to the athlete to manage this and be sure evaluators see her in each position she wants to be evaluated for.

Unfortunately we do not have the ability and resources to accept every athlete that tries out, therefore, some athletes do not make a team. We will waitlist any athletes who are interested in being selected in the event of a spot becoming available. We do offer alternative options if the player is not ready to make a team: 6th graders and below can participate in our youth development program, AVAtors, and 7th-10th graders can be offered a spot in our Club Prep Academy.

We will extend team offers at the conclusion of the regular tryout session. Please remember that not all athletes will make a club team. If you are offered a spot on a team we will require your immediate answer.

We will offer athletes who are selected for teams at the conclusion of the tryout session. We expect an answer before you leave our facility. If you accept you will need to complete all paperwork and submit your nonrefundable deposit. If you choose to decline the offer we will immediately offer that spot to the next person. If you leave the facility without notifying us of your decision, we will offer that spot to the next person. We will not hold a spot.

If we are offering your athlete a spot we will contact you by phone at the conclusion of her age group’s regular tryout session. Please be ready to give us an immediate answer.

First, celebrate! We are super excited to have you in the AVA Family!
Second, you will receive an email with a registration link to whichever email you used to register your athlete for the tryout. You will need to fill out all requested information and submit your nonrefundable deposit of $700 (11s and 12s deposit is $600.) This deposit is nonrefundable under any circumstances and is your first overall payment towards your club dues. We take your commitment to a team seriously; you are securing a spot specifically needed for that team and our organization will rely on your commitment, physically and financially, for the duration of the season. 

Yes. We offer monthly payment plans, pay in full discounts and active duty military discounts with proper identification. Any discounts are applied to the amount remaining after the deposit.

All team fees include the cost of practices, tournament entries, an Adidas uniform package, facility usage and equipment, strength+agility training and coach salary and travel. 15s-18s National Travel plus 17-18 Power teams include the cost of our Recruiting Director's services and a recruiting platform. We include Hudl for many of our teams. Specific team packages will be given at tryouts

All athletes are required to hold a membership with USA Volleyball and our governing Region. These memberships are released annually in the beginning of September and are paid directly to USAV and the Lone Star Region. The fee is about $50.
Athletes that are selected for a travel team will have additional travel costs. You will be responsible for the cost of travel, airfare and accommodations. These costs will vary.
Each team is required to have certified scorekeeper(s) and referee(s). Each certification is $25 and good for two consecutive seasons. Your coach will let you know if this will be needed.

You are welcome to email Lauren Ellison (Lauren.Ellison@avatexas.com or Katy Garza (Katy.Garza@avatexas.com) for further assistance. You can also call us directly during normal business hours at (281) 678-8752.

2023-2024 USAV Age Definitions


18s: born on or after July 1, 2005 born on or after July 1, 2005
OR born on or after July 1, 2004 and a high school student in the 12th grade or below.
: born on or after July 1, 2006
: born on or after July 1, 2007
: born on or after July 1, 2008
: born on or after July 1, 2009
: born on or after July 1, 2010
: born on or after July 1, 2011
: born on or after July 1, 2012

Need help determining what age group to try out for? Any other questions?
Email Lauren Ellison (lauren.ellison@avatexas.com) or Katy Garza (katy.garza@avatexas.com)

Please contact katy.garza@avatexas.com to inquire about open positions.