Welcome to the Club Tryouts Information Page for SMBC Shack Volleyball Club for Boys, based in West Los Angeles. SMBC Shack launched in 2019 to help serve the competitive club needs of male athletes in West Los Angeles.
Players are strongly encouraged to attend Primary Tryouts for their age group. Team roster spots are not guaranteed to remain available after primary tryouts.
Fri September 06, 2019 - Primary Tryouts
12's-14's ... Fri Sept 06 ... 6:00p-7:30p ... @ Marymount HS
15's-16's ... Fri Sept 06 ... 6:00p-7:30p ... @ Marymount HS
Sat September 07, 2019 - Make-Up Tryouts
All Ages ... Sat Sept 07 ... 4:00p-5:30p ... @ Marymount HS
- Locations -
Marymount School, 10643 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles
- Cost -
$30 with preregistration. $40 for walk-ins.
CONTACT OUR DIRECTOR!
Catarina Marbach - Director
Further information on tryouts and its logistics, as well as what happens next in the process to join one of our teams.
We strongly recommend attending Primary Tryouts. Space on our teams is not guaranteed to remain past the primary tryout session. If you have a conflict, it is important to contact our Director to let our staff know you cannot attend the Primary Tryouts, but will be there for Makeups. The Director's contact info is on this page.
We recommend arriving 15 minutes in advance of tryouts. There can sometimes be a line that forms as athletes complete their registration process and receive their tryout shirts.
Our tryout process is very structured. There is a warm-up portion, followed by skills repetitions to show the athletes' grasp of fundamental techniques, followed by organized game-like scenarios. At the end of tryouts, the Director will address the group of athletes and their parents. After tryouts, the Director and coaches will be available for further conversation.
No. Unfortunately, we do have space constraints. In some age divisions we might only have one team, while in others we might have as many as three. It is possible all athletes in a given division will be able to find a home on one of our teams or in our program, but it is also possible we will have to make cuts.
The Director and coaches will talk to some players on-site during tryouts, as well as in the gym right after tryouts are over. However, most players will receive a phone call from the Director on the Saturday following the primary tryouts, or the following day Sunday to let athletes know where they stand. Our coaches will likely not make many calls on Friday night, but it is possible.
You choose to accept or decline the offer. Hopefully, attending tryouts means you have already discussed with your parents exactly what it means to play club volleyball - it can be a significant time commitment, as well as monetary. If your parents are on board and you want to accept the offer, you give your verbal commitment to play. The verbal commitment is very important to us; it is you giving us your word that you commit to play on our team and it is us giving you our word that we will hold a spot for you. Welcome to SMBC!
On the Tuesday following tryouts, you are allowed to sign your official Commitment Letter. You download the document (click here to visit the commitment letter web page), sign it and submit it to our SMBC administration.
Wait for word from your coach and our admins! Practices will begin almost immediately and there will be a kick-off event in very short order after tryouts to size uniforms, turn in paperwork, etc. We will keep you posted. Welcome again to SMBC!
AGE DIVISION DEFINITIONS
2019-2020 CLUB SEASON
Born After 09/01/00
Born After 09/01/02
Born After 09/01/03
Born After 09/01/04
Born After 09/01/05
Born After 09/01/06
Born After 09/01/07