When players think of TRYOUTS they automatically compare themselves to others. It becomes a matter of “did I make the top team OR am I better than her?” While these concerns are important, for the most part they are out of the players’ control. Players should focus on the things they can control like their effort, enthusiasm, and skill execution. In most cases the tryout is providing additional information about players that we may have seen during high school or previous club seasons. RELAX, ENJOY, and PREPARE YOURSELF TO COMPETE. Good Luck!
Premier League Teams are for players looking to improve their volleyball game to become good middle or high school players. These teams play in Sacramento, Reno and possibly one Bay Area Tournament. Practice 3 times a week at the facility where they are based. This is also the level for players that enjoy playing, but do not consider volleyball their main activity.
The top 14’s teams will play 16Premier League. We do this to prepare the players for high school where they will face taller and older players. These teams will have the opportunity to compete against 14’s in tournaments such as Far Western’s and Bayview.
Power League Teams are designed for players who want a competitive experience and are potentially looking to play in college. Teams based at a location can plan on practicing 3 times a week at that facility. Power League teams are a more demanding time commitment, financial investment and require dedication. These teams will play all over Northern California & Nevada and possibly travel to Las Vegas, Anaheim, or Orlando depending on the age group. Power League Teams practice 3 times a week. The top Power League Teams in the 15’s-18’s age groups will practice 2 days in Carson City and 1 day in Reno. The club will help facilitate carpools where possible.
Silver State Volleyball Club gives players the option to try out for the team that best fits their volleyball ambitions. When registering for tryouts you will be given five options:
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10’s-12’s: Premier League teams are based in Carson City and Reno. We will also have local teams which will participate in Silver State tournaments hosted at our facilities.
13’s-14’s: There will be 2 levels
1. Premier League teams based in either Carson City or Reno that will play in the NCVA Premier League tournaments in Sacramento. The top 14’s team typically plays in the 16’s Premier League Division.
2. Local teams that will be based in Reno or Carson City and compete ONLY in SSVC tournaments at our facilities.
15’s-18’s: There will be 3 levels of teams
1) Top Power League Teams will practice in both Carson City and Reno made-up of the best players in the age group and will compete in Northern California & Nevada and possibly travel to Las Vegas, Anaheim, or Orlando
2) Power League teams based in either Carson City or Reno will play in NCVA Power League events but ONLY practice at one facility
3) Premier League teams based in either Carson City or Reno will play in the NCVA Premier League events held in Sacramento.
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**Tryouts for all 15 – 18 year olds will take place in Reno**
|Age Group||Tryout Date||Location||Check In||Tryout Times|
|10's - 14's||November 4th||Carson City||8:30am - 9:15am||9:30am - 11:30am|
|10's - 14's (Reno)||November 5th||Reno||4:30pm - 5:15pm||5:30pm - 7:30pm|
|10's - 14's Makeup||November 6th||Reno||3:00pm - 3:45pm||4:00pm - 5:30pm|
|15's||November 5th||Reno (only location)||11:00am - 11:45am||12:00pm - 2:00pm|
|16's||November 5th||Reno (only location)||8:00am - 8:45am||9:00am - 11:00am|
|17's & 18's||November 5th||Reno (only location)||2:00pm - 2:45pm||3:00pm - 5:00pm|
|15's- 18's Makeup||November 6th||Reno||4:30pm - 5:15pm||5:30pm - 7:30pm|
|15's- 18's Makeup||November 6th||Carson City||4:30pm - 5:15pm||5:30pm - 7:30pm|
Players that are injured or are playing in the Nevada State Tournament MUST register and attend tryouts, but may choose not to participate.
NOTE: Players will be placed on teams based on their team selection choice, skill level, and grade. Teams will be formed with athletes of close or equal skill level as possible. Players will be placed on teams above their grade level based on if they will be a significant contributor and will help them achieve their volleyball goals. FOR EXAMPLE: A 16 year old playing on a 17’s or 18’s team will face tougher competition and potentially hurt her recruiting options. There might also be significantly reduced playing time which may not be best for the athlete.
TRYOUTS FOR THE CARSON CITY AND RENO TEAMS WILL TAKE PLACE IN RENO
This is an option for younger players (8-14) who may not be ready for either the time commitment or expenses of club volleyball. The academy is two days a week (8 practices per month) at both the Reno and Carson City facilities. The academy is a great option for players that play multiple sports but want to improve their volleyball skills
If you have any questions about Tryouts, Academy, or Silver State Volleyball club Please contact Sonny Perez at (775) 825-5400.