Tryout Frequently asked Questions
How much are the club season fees?
Fee’s vary by age group, and by level of team. The variation in cost is due to the differences in practice schedules, coaches, the number of events they play, and length of season. In general, club fees range from $1,500 - $4300. This does not include transportation or accommodations for traveling teams. If a team qualifies for USAV Nationals, an additional fee is required due to the extended season. Season fee’s will be provided at tryouts once a player has been selected for a team.
What is included in season fee's?
Your season fees will include: weekly practices, gym time, tournament entry fees (local versus national tournaments which vary by team level), Uniforms, coach fees and administration fees. Travel to out-of-town tournaments is not included, families will be responsible for transportation and hotel expenses.
What COVID-19 precautions are being taken to help protect athletes?
Participant safety is a top priority for us. We continue to monitor CDC recommendations and adjust accordingly. Visit our COVID-19 page for our latest procedures.
What is the payment plan for club fees?
A credit card authorization form is required at tryout selection to set up autopay for the season. Club fees will be charged paid, through the EZ facility payment system, monthly from September through March.
How early should I get there?
It is to your benefit to check-in as ealy as possible. This will help you avoid the lines. Checkin will take normal than usual due to COVID safety screening. Once checked in, this gives athletes enough time to finish dressing and warmup. We encourage everyone to take advantage of our FAST PASS system. This allows you to bring in all your registration documents into the Game Point Event Center prior to tryout day. If documents are in order you will be issued a FAST PASS. This pass will allow you quicker entry on tryout day via the FAST PASS lane.
Do all teams travel?
No, we offer regional teams and traveling teams. Regional teams stay close to Orlando , while traveling teams may travel within the state or nationally. Because they don't do extensive travel the season fee's are less that a traveling team.
What if I come late or leave early?
In order to protect the rights and interests of all players at the tryouts, Game Point will make it’s decisions about the teams based on who is at the tryout, at the time. This means that if you come late, selection decisions may already have been made. If you leave early without signing the USAV Binding Commitment Letter, we will understand this to mean that you are not interested in playing at Game Point. We have no other choice but to enforce this since a player’s attendance, or lack of, affects other players and their decisions.
Can I tryout at an older age-group team?
We will be competitive at every age group so we prefer all players to stay in their respective age divisions. If a player wants to tryout in a higher age level, they still need to register in their age division and attend that age group tryout. You then need to contact our office to discuss the possibility of playing up. During the tryout you will be evaluated to see if your skills go far beyond your age group. You must be an “impact” player to be considered for higher age level. Players who tryout for a higher age level run the risk of not making either team as their age division may have been closed out and they are not accepted into an older division. We make every effort to be judicious in placing players at the right level in order to make the most cohesive and competitive teams.
How many players do you carry on a team?
We usually keep 10-12 players per team (typically 12). Team numbers may vary by the number of kids trying out, and the availability of players at each position.
I am going to be gone during tryouts can I tryout early?
We may allow you the opportunity to tryout early, but you won’t be in consideration for a team till the full tryout. If selected, an adult guardian must be present on the actual tryout day, to sign the commitment letter and place the deposit. Following the commencement of tryouts we will not hold the spot with the deposit. If you are having a problem, please call the office and speak with Sindee Snow
I am going to be gone during tryouts can I tryout after that date?
All players selected will be placed on teams immediately following tryouts. Once chosen, a parent must sign a Binding Commitment Letter so we will know the status of each of our teams by the end of tryouts. Our goal is to have each team filled by the end of tryouts. If by chance a space is still available in the club we will be happy to schedule you for a tryout.
Do my parents need to be at the entire tryout?
Players may be selected at any time during the last tryout. Therefore, players under the age of 18 who are selected must have a parent/legal guardian available at this time to sign the commitment letter and place a deposit. If a parent/legal guardian is not present to sign, we unfortunately cannot hold a position open as this would mean dismissing other players wanting to play in the event you do not accept. If a player leaves without committing, we will consider that a forfeiture of your spot and award that position to the next eligible player.
What is needed at the tryout?
First and foremost, all the registration information must be complete and brought to tryout check-in. We encourae you to come in prior to tryouts with your completed documents to receive a FAST PASS which enables you to bypass the long check-in lines at tryouts. Next, come ready to play. Due to COVID-19 we are restricted to how many individuals can use the bathroom at a time. Wear appropriate volleyball gear (tshirt, shorts, knee pads, gym appropriate shoes). Bring a couple of water bottles since water fountains will be not be available in accordance with COVID safety guidelines. Bring any personal items (glasses, inhalers, tape, braces, medications etc.)
What happens after you are selected for a team?
You will find your parent (if under 18). Then your parent will be asked to sign the commitment letter and submit the $500.00 deposit. You will have a quick meeting whereby you will meet your coach and complete additional paperwork. August 15, each player will need to get an AAU 2020-2021 membership once registration opens for the new playing year. A player will then report to practice on their assigned start date.
What if a player is injured and can’t tryout?
Please call the office and speak with Sindee Snow.
How often do the teams practice?
Teams will practice 2 – 3 times per week. The schedule will vary depending on the team level, court availability, and coach’s schedule. A practice schedule will be available after tryouts. In general, our younger teams practice earlier than our older teams. Practices are weeknights ta either 5:30-7:30pm or 7:30-9:30 pm. All practices are held at the Game Point Event Center.
I am a multiple-sport athlete and/or I participate in other activities outside of club volleyball, can I still play?
In coming to Game Point Volleyball you have already made the decision to play volleyball at a high level. I encourage you to first read the article “Is club for me”? Because this is a team-sport, players who are consistently late or miss practice affect the potential of the whole team. It can jeopardize what others have worked very hard for. Having said that, we have found a way to make it work and will find solutions to ensure a player maintains the needed development throughout the season. This may include makeup sessions.
Are teams pretty much set before tryouts, or do you take new players?
We are committed to taking a fresh look each year. Player development can fluctuate over the course of a year and we want to give every participant a chance to compete for a position. It is to everyone's benefit to field the most competitive team possible.
Will playing club help my chances of getting recruited.
According to a USA today high school article By John Moore, NCSA | May 17, 2017. an NCAA survey reveals 91 percent of the women volleyball players polled had played club ball. It is an essential part of the recruiting landscape.