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Girls Tryouts

Gateway Region 2024-2025 Season Tryout Dates

Girls 8-14's may begin the tryout process on Friday October 25, 2024 after 5pm.
Girls 15-18's may begin the tryout process on Friday July 26, 2024 after 5pm. 

Tentative 2024-25 season tryouts for HS Girls is Friday July 26, 2024 after 5pm.  This date may change if IHSA and MSHSAA change their fall sports calendar.  As of May, 2024, we do not anticipate that the HS associations will change their fall sports dates, and the 5pm Friday July 26th Girls HS Club tryouts date will stand.

Tryouts may start at 5pm on Friday.  If offered a position you have a window of until 7pm on Sunday to confirm acceptance or denial of bid on that Initial tryout weekend.  A club cannot demand a decision if before that time.  However, please be respectful and advise coaches of decision ASAP so they can contact any alternates to fill out their teams.   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.  We do have a Gateway Region grade based waiver process for players who miss the date of birth cutoff but are in the grade associated with that age (i.e. a 16 year old in the 10th grade).  A school transcript will be required.  Realize, this would be a waivered team and may not participate in any national qualifying divisions at National Bid/Qualifier events (the exclusion to this rule is the 17's and 18's age group).    Special circumstances are required for any other age based waiver and must gain approval from our Juniors Coordinator.    

2023-2024 Tryouts

Postings for tryouts for the 2023-2024 season will begin afterJune 2, 2023.  Current document listed is for the 2022-2023 The tryout listing will be updated periodically, as  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

Girls Tryout Information

Any tryouts taking place prior to the start dates noted here are not sanctioned by the Gateway Region of USA Volleyball and are not for USAV teams.  Non-Gateway Region Members do not gain Gateway Region Benefits, access to Gateway Region events, or USAV insurance coverage for VB Activities.

Gateway Junior Player Release Policy

Please take note when a player has committed to a club they must fulfill that commitment for the entirety of that club team's season.  Transfer's allowed only if their existing team's USAV season is done and that is confirmed by Coach or Club Director.   Email   

Safesport Certification

Dear Staff and Membership

“Safety and security don’t just happen; they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear.”  Nelson Mandela

As we enter the 2022/2023 season we wanted to provide some reminders regarding SafeSport training.    The SafeSport training requirement became an annual training requirement beginning in 2018/2019 season.  With that being the case many of our Adult coaches will have to retake the SafeSport Core course as that is required every four years.  What is SafeSport ?  It is the Olympic community's initiative to recognize, reduce and respond to misconduct in sport.  The six primary types of misconduct are Bullying,  Harassment,  Hazing, Emotional misconduct, Physical Misconduct, and Sexual Misconduct (including child sex abuse).  SafeSport Core is the first required course in the ongoing training curriculum.  There will be refresher courses to follow each additional year.   In the new SportsEngine Member Management System the course is easily accessible by clicking on the link on the eligibility requirements you receive when an applicable membership with the requirement is purchased.    It can also be accessed by logging into your SportsEngine account at and selecting Household on the left side menu, then your profile and view details on your membership.     

Who is required to take the Core Center for SafeSport Training?

  • Any member who falls into the category of the required training (Club Director, Coach, Tourney Directors, Referee's, Organization Admins, team managers or chaperones, and other adult role that interacts with junior members). 
  • Any junior member turning 18 during the season.    A 2021 Gateway Junior Players 18's membership should be purchased and that will have the SafeSport eligibility requirement.   It will have also have the parental consent for taking the course if they are not yet 18 taking.   Completing at beginning of season eliminates the having to be in a rush and tracking when they turn 18 and risk becoming ineligible during the season.  

Who is required to take the Refresher Courses :

  • Any member who has taken the Core Center for SafeSport training and that has expired.  Each year there will be a Refresher so if previous year completed Refresher 1 the next year would be Refresher 2 and so on.  The core course will need to be retaken every four years.