We are pleased to announce that Aftershock Tryouts for the 2023-2024 season will be…
October 14, 15 and 21 for the 9-14 age divisions.
October 21, and 22 for the 15-18 age divisions.
Age divisions are per USA Volleyball Age Definitions.
- NCVA and other volleyball organizations have authorized tryouts for girls in the 15-18 age divisions beginning July 28th.
- Tryouts for the 9-14 age divisions are authorized to begin October 13th.
Though we are permitted to hold tryouts for the older age divisions as early as July 28, we are opting to hold them in October so all ages are trying out around the same time.
Our Reasons For This Decision
- We have always taken pride in our belief that our focus should be on what’s best for players and their families. We truly care and believe that all aspects of well-being should be considered when preparing for our volleyball season.
- Though we recognize the potential conflict for players who wish to tryout for multiple clubs with varying tryout schedules, we have decided that our tryouts for the 15-18 age divisions will take place closer to the end of the high school volleyball season.
- Delaying club tryouts reduces competing demands which allows prospective players to focus on their high school season team tryouts and families to enjoy their planned summer vacations before the start of the school year.
- In addition, we anticipate players will improve during their high school season. Holding tryouts near the end of the high school season will lead to more appropriate team placement for the player.
- Finally, it doesn’t make sense to form teams in July but not be able to begin practicing until November 1.
Did you know?…
… that Letters of Commitment are not recognized between Northern California Volleyball Association (NCVA) and West Coast Volleyball Association (WCVA). This means that signing a Letter of Commitment with WCVA does not prohibit a player from trying out or signing a Letter of Commitment with Aftershock, or any member club of NCVA.
You can still tryout and play for Aftershock Volleyball Club EVEN IF you have signed a Letter of Commitment with a WCVA Club. This is because we are members of the NCVA, not WCVA.
See About Letters of Commitment below for a more detailed explanation.
We will be posting the tryouts schedules and locations soon. If you have signed up for club notifications, you will get an automatic notice. You can sign up to STAY UPDATED on club news through our website, or simply check the website in September for updates.
We will have pre-tryout clinics on Sunday, October 1 and Sunday, October 8. These clinics are designed to help players prepare for tryouts. Please check our website in a few weeks for more details, or subscribe through our website to STAY UPDATED on club news.
Why choose Aftershock?
- We strive to produce accomplished athletes while promoting a life-long love for the sport.
- Skill development, confidence, and teamwork are emphasized in a competitive, yet supportive, environment.
- We do our best to place players on a team that is in alignment with their skill level and where they have the best chance to build upon their skills and achieve their goals.
- Our coaches are committed to all-around player development and well-being, and as NCVA members, have access to a multitude of coaching resources and training materials.
- We respect and follow the rules and regulations as a model of good sportsmanship.
- Our governing organization, NCVA, provides more varied and high-level competition opportunities and has years of experience with organizing tournaments.
- Our primary focus is on the players and their developmental experience. We do this in concert with the support of players’ parents and families who we regard as our partners in this endeavor.
About Letters of Commitment
Clubs utilize “Letters of Commitment” within the same association (in our case NCVA) to prevent competition between clubs for players. Signing a NCVA Letter of Commitment with a particular club prevents other clubs in the same association from recruiting you to play for their club. If you wish to play for a different club from the one you “committed” to via the Letter of Commitment, you must get the club you signed with to “release” you from your commitment.
Again, the purpose of the Letter of Commitment is to secure a player’s commitment to ONE club within a club volleyball association and to prevent recruitment of that player by another club within the same association.