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Arlington Elite is excited to release tryout information for the Boys 2017-18 club season


2017-2018 BOYS CLUB TRYOUT SCHEDULE

AGE DATE TIME
Boys U14 & U16 Saturday 10/14/17 **date change* 10am-12:00pm
Boys U14 & U16 Call back session Tuesday 10/17/17 7:00pm-9:00pm

Tryout Location

Kids Choice Sports Center
4317 Ravensworth Road
Annandale, VA. 22203

Season Dues:
A $200 non-refundable deposit to accept the offer is included in the dues. Dues cover coaches, equipment, tournament registrations, hotels for coaches at tournaments, and administration.  Additional costs that families must consider are jersey packages and hotel expenses for overnight tournaments.

STEPS TO REGISTER FOR TRYOUTS

There is NO TRYOUT FEE. We encourage all players to attend both tryout sessions - think of it as two free clinics! Meet the coaches, players and other parents. But you MUST register online.

  • STEP 1: See below for USAV Age Definition Chart                            U14 team -Only players born on or after September 1, 2003 are allowed to participate on the U14 team. We are targeting 6th - 8th graders (with one or two strong 5th graders).   U16 team - Only players born on or after         September 1, 2001.
  • STEP 2: Register or Renew CHRVA Membership All players must have a membership number to register for tryouts. You may chose a partial membership just for the tryout process.
     
  • STEP 3: Complete AE BOYS tryout registration
     
  • STEP 4: Print and complete the USAV Medical Form.
     
  • At tryouts, you must bring the CHRVA membership card and the medical form in order to participate.

ABOUT THE BOYS' PROGRAM

How is a travel team different from a Youth League team?
Travel teams are a major step in commitment and cost from Youth teams. Travel teams are part of USA Volleyball and compete in local and regional tournaments (Richmond, MD, PA, NY). The season for travel teams is typically five or six months with a tournament averaging two weekends a month. Practices are two times per week.
 
What's the schedule for Arlington Elite’s Boy’s team?
Early December through early or mid-May.
Two 2hr practices per week with optional clinics/workouts.
Practice times and days still TBD

 What ages can play in this team?
We are targeting to create a U14 team, which means anyone born after 9/1/2003. We expect mostly 6th-8th graders (with stronger 5th graders).

Additionally, we are expanding the program to a U16 team this year.  This will mean anyone born on or after 9/1/2001  is eligible.  If you’re younger and interested then let us know.
 
What ‘level' of play is expected of this team?
The team will compete against teams from Richmond, VA Beach, Maryland, NoVa and Delaware. The level of competition will be considerably higher than Youth league. Prior playing experience certainly helps, but it’s not required; the longer season provides us the time to develop players with any experience.
 
Our family has scheduled vacations that may conflict with practices and some weekend tournaments. Is that OK?
We expect a high level of commitment; however, we believe that volleyball should enhance your child’s life rather than overtake it. We realize families travel and kids have other interests in their young lives – communicate with the coach to make sure everyone is on the same page so there are no surprises.
 
What’s the cost? Season dues: $1,350 for U14 and $1,550 for U16

Who are the coaches?
Please visit the individual team pages

I'm attending tryouts from another boys club. Is that Ok?
Absolutely! We encourage that you attend tryouts at multiple clubs. Tryouts serve to find the best fit for you too! Ask coaches questions about their philosophy, team goals, playing time policies, etc. Make sure that you like the coaches as much as the coaches like you.

What's the playing time policy?
Everyone will get a chance to play, but it's not a equal-playing time policy. Read more about our Club's playing time policy for travel teams HERE.

I'm interested but would like to speak with someone?
You can reach out to Coach Noel at 301.802.9873  or noel.okoye@arlingtonelitevbc.com.  He's also our boys Club Director.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on the court.
Go Arlington!