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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 open on Saturday, September 12, 2020.

# - 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 . . .

*The pandemic has led to changes to our normal tryout procedures for health and safety reasons.

*All athletes will be temp tested and health screened prior to entry. Participation limits will be enacted and distancing measures will be taken. No spectators will be allowed. Staff members will be masked. Additional protocols may be included.

*The cost to tryout is $20 per player.

*Space is Limited - please register online as soon as possible. Roster spots are not guaranteed to remain available after September 12. 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.

# - NEW FOR 2020 TRYOUTS . . .

USA Volleyball, the governing body for club volleyball nationally, is requiring for Club Tryouts 2020 that each athlete register within their region - for player health protection purposes. Our region is the Southern California Volleyball Association (SCVA).

Prior to tryouts, athletes should 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:

- This new $20 is not actually new. It will turn into part of your annual $65 USAV membership fee. In the past, SMBC has included and paid this fee for families as part of their overall club dues - this year by USAV rules families must register and pay their own membership fee.

- 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.

This is the first time USA Volleyball has required this additional step/fee. 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
2020-2021 CLUB SEASON

18’s Division
Born After 09/01/01

17’s Division
Born After 09/01/03

16’s Division
Born After 09/01/04

15’s Division
Born After 09/01/05

14’s Division
Born After 09/01/06

13’s Division
Born After 09/01/07

12’s Division
Born After 09/01/08