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CLUB TRYOUTS @ LAVA GIRLS

TRYOUTS @ LAVA GIRLS - DETAILS & INFO

Club volleyball with LAVA Girls is a premier training and competition experience. We are one of the most highly respected clubs in Southern California - and beyond - 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 women. Playing for LAVA, 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 at LAVA.

# - WHEN ARE TRYOUTS . . .

Club Tryouts for all LAVA Girls locations open on:

- Saturday, September 19, 2020 ... For 15's-18's Age Divisions
- Saturday, October 03, 2020 ... For 10's-14's Age Divisions

# - TRYOUTS BY LOCATION . . .

There are six LAVA Girls locations: LAVA West (Thousand Oaks), LAVA South (Sherman Oaks), LAVA Shack (West LA), LAVA North (Santa Clarita), LAVA East (Corona), and LAVA 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.

*Health & Safety Protocols . . . 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. Hand sanitizer will be provided. Surface area and volleyball cleansing procedures will be utilized. Additional protocols may be included.

*Cost . . . 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!

*New or Returning Players . . . 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 LAVA or have not been with us in the gym since last season, you will need to first create an account on our new platform via LeagueApps. After creating your account - or after signing in to your existing account, if you have one - you can (1) add your daughter to your profile and (2) register her 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 daughter 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, LAVA 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 LAVA Girls 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 07/01/01

17’s Division
Born After 07/01/03

16’s Division
Born After 07/01/04

15’s Division
Born After 07/01/05

14’s Division
Born After 07/01/06

13’s Division
Born After 07/01/07

12’s Division
Born After 07/01/08

11’s Division
Born After 07/01/09