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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. Please contact our office for more information 407-351-8433

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 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. A payment schedule will be provided as part of the athlete position acceptance following tryouts.

Do all teams travel?

No, we offer state teams, local teams and traveling teams.  Our "Local" teams play in Orlando, primarily at Game Point.  Our "State teams play statewide as well as in Orlando. Our traveling teams can play in Orlando, within Florida and nationally. National teams may have 3 - 5 tournaments out-of-state.  Because State and Local teams have less travel and practice their season fees are less.

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.

What is a make-up tryout?

We offer a makee-up tryout are for players who were not able to attend the original tryout. This tryout is intended for players who may not of been able to attend due to injury, sickness, and other obligations the opportunity to still play in the upcoming season. We encourage you to attend the original tryout as available positions may be limited, or already spoken for. If you are committed to playing at Game Point but have a conflict with the orignal tryout time, we encourage you to talk with Sindee (407) 466-9009. But we still encourage anyone interested to come and tryout. We also use make-up tryouts for players who previously tried out who felt they had an off day and want Game Point to take another look. 

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?

Please read the FAQ about our "make-up" 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.

 

How do I register for tyours?

Visit the Tryouts page to determine which age division you will register for and to determine the tryout date for your age group. From there follow the link to Registration. It will explain the process and provide a Registration button for your to submit the tryout registration fee which is non-refundable. 

How do I check-in for tyours?

After you complete registration you will see a confirmation page that contains your profile information, a QR code and a tryout number. Print this receipt and bring a copy to the check-in counters we have set up at Game Point. Please arrive at the check-in time indicated on the "Tryout" page.  They will provide you the tryout number (which will match the number on your receipt, and a tryout t-shirt. The number will go on the shirt and should be worn through the duration of the tryout. Wear appropriate volleyball gear (tshirt, shorts, knee pads, gym appropriate shoes). Bring a couple of water bottles since there is only one water fountain.  Bring any personal items (glasses, inhalers, tape, braces, medications etc.)  You will be directed where to go for vertical testing and sizing. After these tasks are completed you will self warm-up in the gym till the tryout start time. 

How early should I get there?

It is to your benefit to check-in as early as possible. This will help you avoid the lines. Starting an hour before tryouts players will check-in, verify paperwork, and receive a tryouts tshirt and number. They will then proceed to our processing area where they will  do sizing and have measurements taken like height and vertical to name a few. Players then will start warming up in the gym 30 minutes prior to the tryout start. Do not plan on coming within minutes of the tryout start time as you will not get processed in time. 

What happens after you are selected for a team?

The athlete will be told what team they made and be asked to 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  membership once registration opens for the new playing year.   A parent meeting will take place to go over club policies take care of any additional paperwork and answer questions, this takes place usually in September. A player will then report to practice on their assigned start date. 

 

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 at 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. We also offer State and Local teams if the player has significant conflict with other outside interests. 

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. While talent is ultimately what determines your recruitability, it is an essential part of the recruiting landscape.

What is the difference between USA Girls Junior Nationals and AAU Nationals

Q. So, what’s the difference between the different nationals and what are Bids? A. Teams for the USAV JNC must compete to earn the right to attend this event. USAV Bids are the route to the USAV JNC and may only be earned at specific national or regional events. A team is only accepted to the GJNC if they are awarded a Bid at one of these specific events. This includes USAV Boys National Bid Events, Girls National Qualifiers, or your Region’s Girls Bid Events.

 

AAU hosts their own Grand Prix events to give away a free entry to their AAU Junior National Tournament. This is a “pay to play” event hosted at Walt Disney’s Wide World of Sports resort in Orlando Florida. Teams of all levels may pay their way to their nationals even if they don't win a Grand Prix. In short when you win a bid for USAV you still have to pay your tournament fee to play. The bid qualifies you for the tournament. In AAU you do not need a bid to qualify but there are tournaments that will pay your entry fee since it’s a pay to play tournament. 

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