Girls 8-14's may begin the tryout process on Friday October 23, 2020 after 5pm. This remains unchanged.
Girls 15-18's due to ongoing Covid-19 concerns have been moved from Friday July 24, 2020 after 5pm to Friday November 20th after 5pm. This will be for this year only.
Tryouts may start at 5pm on Friday. Commitment time is 7pm on Sunday of the Initial tryout weekend. Tryouts held after the initial tryout weekend may ask for a commitment at the time of the tryout.
Please form your teams within appropriate age and grade levels. Age waivers will be allowed for players too old for their grade to play with their peers. Realize age-waivered teams may not participate in any national qualifying divisions at National Bid/Qualifier events. Be prepared to produce documentation (birth certificate and most recent school report card) to register a waivered player on a team roster.
Please be aware that once you have committed to play for a team, you are committed to that team for the season and you may not transfer to another team.
Postings for the 20-21 season will begin after our August Board Meeting. The tryout listing below is updated periodically, as more tryout sanctions are turned into Region Staff. Tryout edits and changes may only be made once - changes are noted in red. Tryout Sanction Forms should be emailed to Linus at firstname.lastname@example.org
Any tryouts taking place prior to the start dates above are not sanctioned by the Gateway Region of USA Volleyball and are not for USAV teams.
Dear USAV Board, RVA Leadership, Staff, and Membership
As we are fast approaching the 2019/2020 season, I wanted to reach out to you and provide an update to the upcoming SafeSport course registrations that will be available in the USAV clinics. Additionally, I have attached a quick reference guide with key highlights. Below is specific information as it relates to the Core Center for SafeSport training requirements as well as the Center for SafeSport Refresher 1 training. The SafeSport training requirement is now an annual training. Core being the first then the refresher to follow.
Starting September 1, 2019, the below courses will be available in the USAV Clinics to register for the upcoming season. The 2018/2019 Core Center for SafeSport training registration will close 8/31/2019.
Who is required to take the Core Center for SafeSport Training?
Who is required to take the Refresher 1
During the 2018/2019 season, the U.S. Center for SafeSport changed the SafeSport training to an annual requirement. In doing so, the Center launched a Refresher 1 course as part of the annual training. USAV is incorporating that refresher into the training for the 2019/2020 season and beyond. In transition, those having a 2019 expiration date are required to take the Refresher 1 (10-15 minute course) and those with a 2020 expiration date are not required to take the refresher until Core expires. In short, the annual “Refresher” training becomes required upon the expiration of your current Core SafeSport training. I hope this clarifies the Refresher requirement.
Regards - Robin Dutton, USAV Manager, SafeSport
To register for SafeSport training one MUST be a current member. Links will be updated after September 1 or Labor Day Weekend:
For technical issues, while completing the course, please visit: http://help.usavolleyballacademy.org/
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