The forms below are necessary for select club tryouts.
FAQ's is a good starting place for families new the the world of club volleyball.
A binding commitment letter is a formal acceptance or decline of an offer extended by a club to play for a team/club. There is a standard commitment letter for use during the normal tryout process.
As a SafeSport requirement, USAV is asking member clubs to have in place, an Electronic Communications Policy, and a Travel Policy, to help manage the structure within their clubs. If a club does not have a policy, the document below will act as a basic standard template. It is highly recommended that member clubs develop their own with increasingly stringent guidelines.
The Gateway Region recognizes and follows all USAV Policies, and any penalties imposed by the USAV Ethics & Eligibility Committee
The Tryout Sanction form needs to be filled out by a team/club representative to have their tryouts officially Sanctioned and advertised on this website's Tryout page by the Gateway Region. Clubs are allowed to make ONE (1) change to their tryout in the event of emergency, such as a last minute loss of gym. Tryout Sanction Forms may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note - tryouts that are not sanctioned thru the Gateway Region are not covered under USAV insurance, and may not be intended for USAV competition.
Players attending tryouts will need to sign off on a waiver to legally participate in each tryout. See attachments below for instructions and the waiver itself.
Attached are the specifics on the guidelines of the background screen implemented by USAV. Some Regions will run a more stringent background screen superseding USAV, due to more stringent state laws of their geographic area.
Player Medical Release forms are now the sole responsibility of the clubs to maintain, in the event of emergency during a USAV or Region sanctioned event such as practice and competition. Notaries may be required by medical staff of different states to begin treatment, and may not be required for local competition. Templates for both notarized and non-notarized forms are below.
Parent and Fan behavior at tournaments has become more prevalent and highlighted due to the news, social media, and cell phone video. According to athletes, coaches, officials, and other parents - parents are becoming the #1 reason for attrition among young athletes. The region has a standard code of conduct for parents. USAV has a standard code of conduct for Fans, coaches, players, and staff. Clubs are encouraged to develop their own more stringent guidelines.