Club Tryouts

2021-2022 Power League Tryouts

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2021-2022 Tryouts for the 15-18s age divisions will be on the weekend of July 31-Aug 1. Ages 11-14s will take place the weekend of Oct 16-17. All tryouts will take place at NorCal Volleyball Club Facility. Times for each age group as well as the process for registration are all TBD.

Registration

Step 1:

Register as a NCVA Member at ncva.com. Once you register and pay, print your membership card or print your confirmation email from NCVA and bring it to tryouts.

ncva.com

Step 2:

Register for NorCal’s Tryouts. You must have your NCVA membership number handy. NorCal’s tryout fee is $50.

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Step 3:

Attend your tryout –all tryouts are at Dougherty Valley High School. Please bring your NCVA membership number and NorCal registration confirmation email with you to tryouts.

FAQs

How do I know what age group to register for?

Please refer to the age group descriptions below to know what age your daughter should be trying out for

18 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after September 1, 2001

17 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after September 1, 2002

16 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after September 1, 2003

15 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after September 1, 2004

14 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after September 1, 2005

13 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after September 1, 2006

12 and Under Division : Players who were born on or after September 1, 2007

11 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after September 1, 2008

What teams do you offer at NorCal?

For the 2019-2020 season, we will offer the following teams:

  • NCVA Power League Teams:  A total of 13 Power League Teams – 11 Black, 12 Black, 12 Blue, 13 Black, 13 Blue, 14 Black, 14 Blue, 15 Black, 15 Blue, 16 Black, 16 Blue, 17 Black, and 17 Blue.
  • Pacific AAU Teams:  We will not be offering any AAU or Premier League Teams this season.
  • NorCal Juniors Teams:  A maximum of 3 Juniors teams- Juniors Tuesday, Juniors Wednesday, and Juniors Thursday, although the actual number of teams depends on the interest of sign ups.  These teams do not have a tryout. They will be grouped by grade so that we have at the least 1, 3/4 grade team and 1, 5/6 grade team

What is the difference between your Black and Blue team?

The Black team is our top travel team, also knows as our 1s team. The Blue team is our second travel team, also know as our 2s team. Both teams will attend the same tournaments and have the goals of finishing the season at Junior Nationals.

Do you offer Premier League or AAU Teams?

No. This sesason we will not be offering AAU teams or Premier League teams.

Do you offer a younger girls program?

Yes, we offer an 12 and under program at NorCal called NorCal Juniors. This program is a sign up to play program and there is no tryout. We will offer a maximum of 3 teams in this age group and registration will not begin until after Power League Tryouts.

Do you offer spots prior to tryouts?

Yes. NorCal has been one of the few (if not the ONLY) clubs that has not been offering spots prior to tryouts. Based on an overwhelming response in our end-of-season evaluations to offer spots prior to tryouts last season, we decided to move forward and offer spots to see how it goes. The process ran very smoothly last year and so we are going to offer a LIMITED number of spots to players on our 2020 teams just like we did last year. There will be spots open on every single team at NorCal when tryouts come and all payers must attend the tryout whether they have been offered a spot or not. If coaches are choosing to offer spots prior to tryouts, they are also agreeing to have conversations with families about where they stand in those offers and who has already been offered a spot. We want this to remain a completely transparent process and help with the tryout process, not hinder it. Clear communication between families and coaches will make this a smooth and transparent process and not a secretive or destructive one. Please help us in making the second year of offering spots prior to tryouts a smooth and healthy process.