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CLUB TRYOUTS @ SMBC BOYS

TRYOUTS @ SMBC BOYS - DETAILS & INFO

Volleyball with SMBC Boys is a premier training and competition experience. We are one of the oldest and most successful clubs in the country for a reason. Our value system, our coaching acumen and experience, and our structured training regimen produces highly skilled players, highly competitive teams, and exceptional young men. Playing for SMBC, crafting skills in practice, developing relationships with teammates, working hard, having fun, wearing the uniform, and competing together on the court - there is no substitute for a full season of club volleyball.

# - WHEN ARE TRYOUTS . . .

Club Tryouts for SMBC Boys have not yet been announced by the region, but will either take place the weekend before (Aug 28) or after (Sept 11) the Labor Day Weekend. More info will come as soon as it is announced by the regional governing body.

# - TRYOUTS BY LOCATION . . .

There are five SMBC Boys locations: SMBC West (Thousand Oaks), SMBC South (Encino), SMBC Shack (West LA), SMBC North (Santa Clarita), and SMBC VC (Camarillo). Each location has its own specific details and tryout times. Click on the Location Boxes for more specific info on each location.

# - TRYOUT REGISTRATION INFO . . .

*SMBC West has earned significant praise for its handling of the pandemic. Specific health and safety protocols for tryouts will be announced close to the actual date of tryouts based on current conditions and guidelines.

*The cost to tryout is $20 per player.

*Space on our team rosters is Limited. We encourage players to attend the very first Primary Tryout session and to register online ahead of time as soon as possible. Roster spots are not guaranteed to remain available after the Primary Tryouts. Register now!

*For those who are new to SMBC, you are strongly encouraged to reach out to the Director of your specific preferred location prior to tryouts. For players returning to SMBC from last season, please contact your Director prior to tryouts for info on returning player safety protocols.

# - HOW TO REGISTER . . .

If you are new to SMBC, you will need to first create an account on our platform. After creating your account - or after signing in to your existing account, if you have one - you can (1) add your son to your profile and (2) register him for tryouts.

# - AGE DEFINITIONS . . .

The USA Volleyball rules for age divisions can be confusing at times. We have provided downloads of the official USAV Age Definition guidelines on this page, as well as explain in more depth the age groups in the FAQ down below. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions regarding the placement of your son in the correct age division.

# - USA VOLLEYBALL REGISTRATION (RECOMMENDED) . . .

USA Volleyball, the governing body for club volleyball nationally, recommends for Boys Club Tryouts that each athlete register within their region - for player health protection and insurance purposes. Our region is the Southern California Volleyball Association (SCVA).

Prior to tryouts, it is recommended that athletes register on the SCVA website and pay the $20 regional registration tryout fee. This is not a fee for SMBC; the tryout fee for SMBC is separate. It is worth noting several key points regarding this new step:

- SMBC Boys will not require this to tryout, but recommends it per the guidance of USA Volleyball.

- If you play club volleyball this season, you will have to pay this fee anyways. The annual USAV membership fee (required for all players) is $65; if you pay this $20 now, your membership fee later on drops to $45. If you do not, you have to pay $65 down the road anyways.

- This $20 amount is for player protection. It covers athletes in the event of injury or another medical situation. Athletes who do not complete this will not be personally covered by USAV's insurance and other assorted medical protection.

- If you are attending multiple tryouts for multiple clubs, you only need one USAV membership tryout registration. One registration covers you everywhere.

USA Volleyball installed this tryout fee in 2020 so it is still a relatively new process. Please do try to complete this process prior to tryouts. Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions regarding this.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

We get a lot of questions about tryouts! Further info on Club Tryouts for SMBC Boys is listed below - click the box to expand the section to read more.

AGE DIVISION DEFINITIONS
2021-2022 CLUB SEASON

18’s Division
Born After 07/01/02

17’s Division
Born After 07/01/04

16’s Division
Born After 07/01/05

15’s Division
Born After 07/01/06

14’s Division
Born After 07/01/07

13’s Division
Born After 07/01/08

12’s Division
Born After 07/01/09