Information
2018 SOVC Try Outs
 

 
All tryouts will be held at Adena High School located at 3667 County Road 550, Frankfort, OH. 

****PLEASE READ BELOW ABOUT THE NEW
PROCESS FOR REGISTERING FOR TRY OUTS****
Try Out Schedule:

Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017           11's                  12:30 -2:00
                                                 12's                   2:30 - 4:00

Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017             13's                   12:30 - 2:30
                                                  14's                   3:00 - 5:00
                                     
Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017          17 and 18's       12:30 - 2:30
                                                 15's and 16's       3:00  -  5:00

Pre registration for try outs is strongly suggested.   Please see information below.    
Plan to try out in the age division that corresponds to your birthdate.  

Age Divisions for Girls' Teams

Age "Traditional" USAV Definition OVR "Grade-Level" Definition
18 & Under Teams with players born on or after September 1, 1999, or are high school students in the twelfth (12th) grade or below during the current academic year and are 19 years of age or younger (born on or after September 1, 1998) Teams with players who are in the 12th grade or below during the current academic year
17 & Under Teams with players born on or after September 1, 2000 Teams with players who are in the 11th grade or below during the current academic year
16 & Under Teams with players born on or after September 1, 2001 Teams with players who are in the 10th grade or below during the current academic year
15 & Under Teams with players born on or after September 1, 2002 Teams with players who are in the 9th grade or below during the current academic year
14 & Under Teams with players born on or after September 1, 2003 Teams with players who are in the 8th grade or below during the current academic year
13 & Under Teams with players born on or after September 1, 2004 Teams with players who are in the 7th grade or below during the current academic year
12 & Under Teams with players born on or after September 1, 2005 Teams with players who are in the 6th grade or below during the current academic year
11 & Under Teams with players born on or after September 1, 2006 Teams with players who are in the 5th grade or below during the current academic year
     
                      
At tryouts, we ask that the athletes wear a shirt with a number and/or a name on it. The athletes will be assessed on their ability to perform all volleyball skills and will be observed in game situations. Selections are based on the athlete's performance during the try out period. Potential, competitiveness, work ethic, ability to follow instruction and past history with the club are also considered.
 
Remember, you are trying out to be accepted in the club.  Tentative team rosters will be posted after try outs.   Final team rosters  will be announced after player acceptance contracts are returned.   Roster adjustments may be necessary depending on contract acceptance.   The goal of the club is to have at least 8 players per team and there can be no more than 3 players from one school on each team except for the  10's, 11's  and 12's teams.  10's, 11's  and 12's have no limit on players from the same school.

The SOVC reserves the right to withdraw any particular age division due to lack of participation during tryouts.

Before stepping out on the floor for the first tryout session, athletes must register on line!     If your daughter was registered with USA Volleyball last year, please follow the directions at http://ovr.org/register/index.php to request access to your daughter's membership account from last year.  Then renew online for a Tryout Membership with USA Volleyball.  This membership is good for up to 5 tryouts, and the $10 can be applied to the overall membership fee if your athlete makes a team.   Please print the  membership card and mail to SOVC with your tryout profile sheet and try out fee.

Girls who are trying out for the first time will need to go to http://ovr.org/register/index.php to register for a Tryout Membership with USA Volleyball.  This membership is good for up to 5 tryouts and the $10 can be applied to the overall membership fee if your daughter makes a team.  Please print the Membership card and mail to SOVC with your tryout profile sheet and try out fee.

Please note that the Tryout Membership fee with USAVB is a separate fee.  SOVC charges a try out fee of their own.   The membership fee and try out fee are paid to different entities.

 
Forms are available on this website (click on downloads) or by mailing a self addressed stamped envelope to Laura Smith, 49 Jessica Drive, Frankfort, OH   45628.
 
The tryout fee is $15.00 for pre-registered and $20.00 for on site and is non-refundable.    Cash and checks are accepted on site.   Checks accepted via mail.   Credit/Debit cards not accepted.  
THIS FEE IS IN ADDITION TO THE REGISTRATION FEE.
 
Checks should be made payable to Southern Ohio Volleyball Club 
 
The fee and the required documents must be turned in on or before  the day of tryouts.  
Pre-registration is NECESSARY.   Please mail a copy of your membership card and SOVC player profile sheet  and fee to:
SOVC, c/o Laura Smith, 49 Jessica Drive, Frankfort, OH   45628   
You may also pay on the day of tryouts, please have player profile sheet  filled out and USA Volleyball membership card ready to turn in upon arrival.

Questions? Contact:
Laura Smith          740-703-5434                          Jim Hutton       740-703-2557
Donna Atchison   740-703-4079                           Paul Tanedo     740-703-0973

After Tryouts
Within 3 days after tryouts for your age group have concluded, the coaching staff will meet to determine which girls will be offered a contract to participate in our program. The name of each athlete that is offered a spot on an SOVC team will be posted on the web site(www.sovc.net) . At that time you will be asked to sign and return your contract along with your first payment.
 
You must return the signed contract with your first installment of the fees within ten days  of our offer, or it will be withdrawn.  Fees and contract are to be mailed to  SOVC, c/o Laura Smith, 49 Jessica Drive, Frankfort, OH   45628.
 

Once you sign the contract, you may not play for any other USA Volleyball Junior program for the 2017-2018 season.